Gwen Stefani has confirmed that she has suffered a ruptured eardrum. News of the ailment came after Stefani abruptly canceled her appearance at the Keep Memory Alive: Power of Love Gala on April 27. She was scheduled to be the headlining act at the event, which benefits the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health.
Mary J. Blige has officially released her new album Strength of a Woman. The new 14-track offering features collaborations with DJ Khaled, Kanye West, Missy Elliott and Kaytranada. Throughout the album she delves deeply into her personal life, including her split from husband Kendu Isaacs.
Chris Stapleton has revealed his newest single "Second One To Know." The track is pulled from his forthcoming new release From A Room: Volume 1, which is due out next month. The country rocker finds Stapleton lamenting the heartbreak of a fresh breakup. Chris penned the track with his former Steeldrivers bandmate Mike Henderson.
Blink-182 has pulled out of the Fyre Festival in Exumas, Bahamas, citing the inability of festival organizers to provide adequate production for the event. "Regrettably, and after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that we won't be performing at Fyre Fest in the Bahamas this weekend and next weekend," a tweet from the band's account reads.
Katy Perry has released her latest single, titled "Bon Appetit." The new track features an appearance by rap trio Migos. The new song will serve as the second single from Perry's as yet untitled upcoming release. The first single was "Chained to the Rhythm," which features an appearance by Skip Marley. "Cause I'm all that you want, boy/ All that you can have, boy . . ."
Wale has released his new album Shine a week earlier than anticipated. The album boasts an impressive list of guest collaborators, including Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, WizKid and Travis Scott. Wale announced earlier this week, during a listening party for Shine in Brooklyn, New York, the album would be here sooner.
A previously unheard outtake from the Beatles' classic release Sgt. Pepper's has hit the web. The new outtake track, titled "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Take 9 and Speech)," will appear on the new 50th anniversary re-issue of the classic album. The extended take is similar to the original version that made the album, but it comes in a more raw form.
Fall Out Boy has released "Young and Menace," the first single off of their upcoming new album. The new release will be called M A N I A and will be their first album in two years.
In a statement, bassist Pete Wentz said that "Young and Menace" reminds him of his childhood in the Chicago suburbs.
George Strait has announced plans to extend his ongoing residency in Las Vegas. The residency is titled "2 Nights of Number 1s" and will take place between July and December of this year. He broke news of the newly added dates in a press statement and says he's thrilled to extend the run.
Cheap Trick have released "Long Time Coming," the first single off of their upcoming new album We're All Alright!.
"It's our interpretation of Slade and MC5 and AC/DC and Aerosmith - a lot of riffs that are reminiscent of the Move, but they're not steals," guitarist Rick Nielsen says of "Long Time Coming." "It's just, like, all the bands we like."
R. Kelly has been slapped with a new lawsuit claiming that the singer carried on a five-year affair with the wife of a Mississippi man, according to local news outlet WAPT.
Kenny Bryant alleges that his wife, Asia Childress, rekindled a sexual relationship with the singer after attending one of his concerts in October 2012.
Miley Cyrus has signed on to contribute her voice to a robot character in the upcoming sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Director James Gunn confirmed her participation in the project earlier this month and explained that he first thought of Miley after seeing her on The Voice.
Avenged Sevenfold has revealed their new video for the track "God Damn." The track is pulled from their current effort The Stage and the new video was directed by Anders Rostad. In the video, the band brings their signature heavy sounds to a live audience.
Faith Hill's new talk show, which will also feature Kellie Pickler, will officially launch on September 18. Scripps will debut the as yet unnamed show in 20 of its 24 television markets and Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution will distribute the show in national syndication.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have released their new single together "Feel About You." The track is pulled from the pair's forthcoming duo release Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, which is due out on June 9.