Music News and Festival Updates 7th August 2013

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Usher's Ex Wife Seeking Custody Reversal After Son's Accident

Usher's ex-wife has demanded an emergency court hearing in a bid to regain custody of the former couple's two children a day after their eldest son...

7th August 2013 1:39



Blue Rodeo Keyboardist James Gray Dead At 52

Former Blue Rodeo keyboard player James Gray has died at the age of 52.The musician suffered a fatal heart attack while walking home after playing a...

7th August 2013 1:39



Publicist For Andre 3000 Plays Down New Album Reports

A representative for Andre 3000 has played down reports suggesting the rapper is preparing to release his first solo album in 13 years in early 2014,...

7th August 2013 1:39



Pere Ubu Star Tim Wright Dead

Pere Ubu co-founder Tim Wright has died.The bassist passed away on Sunday (04Aug13) from unknown causes, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer...

7th August 2013 1:39



The Beach Boys Invite Fans To Play Along With Them On New Track

The Beach Boys are set to mark the end of their 50th anniversary celebrations by allowing fans to play on a brand new track as part of a new guitar...

7th August 2013 1:39



Fascinating Fact: 3801736

Katy Perry's promotional gold truck made a stop at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday (06Aug13). The big rig is...

7th August 2013 1:39



Terrence Howard Accused Of Assaulting Ex-wife

Terrence Howard allegedly attacked his ex-wife during an argument.The 44-year-old star is being accused of physically assaulting Michelle Ghent - who...

7th August 2013 3:00



Iconic Jazz Keyboardist, George Duke, Died In L.a. Hospital On Monday

George Duke, the American jazz musician, died in L.A. on Monday (August 5th). His cause of death has been confirmed by his family, as reported by the...

7th August 2013 3:24



Is Chris Brown Really Quitting Music After 'X'?

Chris Brown may be quitting music, that is if his if his Tweets from Tuesday (6 August) are anything to go by.Chris Brown at the 2013 Billboard...

7th August 2013 5:58



Drake Respects Kanye West

Drake wants to pay his respects to Kanye West.The 26-year-old singer admits hearing the 'New Slaves' rapper's speech at the OVO Festival on Monday...

7th August 2013 6:21



Man Charged Over Attempted Kid Rock Burglary

The man who allegedly tried to break into Kid Rock's house in Detroit, Michigan last week (ends04Aug13) has been charged with second-degree attempted...

7th August 2013 8:05



The Band Perry Star Injured During Festival Performance

The Band Perry star Kimberly Perry was left battered and bruised after reaching out to fans while performing at a concert in Ontario, Canada over the...

7th August 2013 8:05



Bret Michaels' Bandmate Mourning Father's Death

Bret Michaels has reached out to his bandmate Pete Evick following the death of his father.The guitarist's dad passed away on Tuesday (06Aug13),...

7th August 2013 8:05



Moby Sends Out Bizarre Requests For Music Video Extras

Music stars Moby and Wayne Coyne are gearing up to shoot a suitably bizarre music video for their collaboration after issuing a casting call for...

7th August 2013 8:05



Punk Star Henry Rollins Wants To Take Tv Viewers On A Global Adventure

Punk icon Henry Rollins is keen to become the Tv face of an extreme travelling series after collecting information from some of the least visited...

7th August 2013 8:05



Jewel Wraps Up New Christmas Album

Country star Jewel is hoping for a return to the Christmas charts after announcing plans to release her second holiday album.Let It Snow will feature...

7th August 2013 8:05



Drake Releases Brand New Single 'Hold On We're Going Home' [Listen]

Hip hop star Drake has released the latest cut from his forthcoming album Nothing Was the Same; the single 'Hold On We're Going Home.' The track, in...

7th August 2013 8:11



Jessie J Dedicate New Single To Her Haters

Jessie J's new single was inspired by her ''haters''.The 25-year-old singer says feel-good pop song 'It's My Party' is dedicated to all the negative...

7th August 2013 8:21



Beady Eye Set For V Festival Despite Injury

Beady Eye are still expected to play V Festival following Gem Archer's head injury.The Liam Gallagher-fronted band's guitarist was rushed to hospital...

7th August 2013 10:00



Miley Cyrus Announces New Album Bangerz (And Mash?)

Miley Cyrus reached out to her 13 million Twitter followers on Tuesday (August 6, 2013) to announce her forthcoming new album, titled BANGERZ.Ok, so...

7th August 2013 11:42



Daft Punk Rumoured For Surprise Vma Performance

Daft Punk are rumoured for a surprise performance at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month.The electronic duo - made up of Guy-Manuel de...

7th August 2013 12:02



Stars Remember Jazz Icon George Duke

Justin Timberlake, Nile Rodgers and Anita Baker are among the stars of the music industry who have voiced their sorrow following the death of jazz...

7th August 2013 12:03



Slash: 'Lemmy Is Doing Well'

Slash has assured Motorhead fans frontman Lemmy is "doing well" amid growing speculation about the singer's health.The Ace of Spades hitmaker has...

7th August 2013 12:03



Rob Zombie Lodges Complaint Over Skate Park Noise

Rocker/moviemaker Rob Zombie is embroiled in a dispute over a noisy skate park near his home in Connecticut.The Dragula star and his wife, Sheri,...

7th August 2013 12:03



Brian May Recovering After Knee Surgery

Veteran rocker Brian May has thanked fans for their messages of support as he recovers after undergoing knee replacement surgery on Tuesday...

7th August 2013 12:03



Bloodhound Gang Star Banned From UKraine

Bloodhound Gang bassist Jared Hasselhoff has been banned from entering Ukraine for five years after shocking video footage appeared to show him...

7th August 2013 12:03



Gareth Gates Steps Out With New Girlfriend After Marriage Split

British pop star Gareth Gates has gone public with his new girlfriend, just months after their close relationship was rumoured to have prompted the...

7th August 2013 12:03



Beyonce Cycles To Brooklyn Gig

Pop superstar Beyonce shunned luxury transport on the final night of her residency in New York City and cycled to the venue instead.The singer played...

7th August 2013 12:03



Fascinating Fact: 3802534

Glee star Lea Michele has shared a photo from the set of the show's upcoming fifth season. The actress is back at work following the death of her...

7th August 2013 12:03



Drake Stuns With Mind-blowing Ovo Fest Line-up In Toronto

For the 16,000 fans who attended Drake's OVO Fest show in Toronto, the whole evening was full of perfect "I Was There" moments with appearances from...

7th August 2013 12:35



Police Investigating Justin Bieber Over Nightclub Brawl

Police in New York have confirmed they are investigating Justin Bieber over allegations he instigated a brawl involving members of his entourage...

7th August 2013 13:08



Tinie Tempah Joins Itunes Festival

Tinie Tempah, Avicii and Bastille have joined the star studded line-up for the iTunes Festival 2013. Plenty more acts have been added to the...

7th August 2013 16:06



Tim Lambesis Freed From House Arrest Over Neck Injury

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has been granted permission to break his house arrest to seek medical attention for a neck injury.The heavy...

7th August 2013 16:12



Daft Punk Axe Tv Appearance

Electro stars Daft Punk infuriated U.S. Tv host Stephen Colbert by axing a planned performance on his live show just hours before they were due on...

7th August 2013 16:12



Death Grips' No-show At Chicago Club Was A Prank - Report

Death Grips' no-show at a nightclub in Chicago, Illinois on Friday (02Aug13) was a stunt, according to a report.The hip-hop band was due to perform...

7th August 2013 16:12



Def Leppard Plan Las Vegas Return Once Vivian Campbell Is Well

Rockers Def Leppard are planning to stage another residency in Las Vegas as soon as guitarist Vivian Campbell beats cancer.The musician is currently...

7th August 2013 16:12



Roxy Music And The Smiths Stars Form Supergroup

Veteran rock stars from Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass have teamed up to form a new supergroup for an upcoming drama series.Roxy Music...

7th August 2013 16:12



Jessie J Takes Twitter Break

Singer Jessie J is taking a break from tweeting her millions of fans after she was bombarded with abuse from online bullies.The Price Tag hitmaker...

7th August 2013 16:12



David Gilmour's Children Land Roles In Downton Abbey

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has been spending time on the set of Downton Abbey after his two children were cast in the hit Tv show.The guitarist's...

7th August 2013 16:12



Ed Sheeran Invites Frankie Muniz For Sleepover

Ed Sheeran is set to play host to a famous roommate after offering actor Frankie Muniz a place to stay when he visits Britain.The singer became...

7th August 2013 16:12



Drake: My New Track Is A Wedding Song

Drake insists his new single is a ''wedding record'' rather than a rap song.The 26-year-old rapper is hoping his new track 'Hold On, We're Going...

7th August 2013 16:27



The Wanted Up For One Direction Collaboration?

The Wanted haven't ruled out a collaboration with One Direction.The 'Walks Like Rihanna' hitmakers and the 'One Thing' singers have been locked in a...

7th August 2013 16:27



Chris Brown Quitting Music, Tired Of Being Famous For ‘Mistake’

Chris Brown says he is quitting music after two more albums after becoming tired of “being famous for a mistake.” Brown’s reputation took a...

7th August 2013 16:37



Joan Jett, Linkin Park And Other Surprises Made Sunset Strip 2013 One Of The Best

The sixth edition of Hollywood's Sunset Strip Music Festival was a memorable affair with some amazing surprise features and a great show from this...

7th August 2013 17:09



A Week In Music, We Catch Up With Diiv's Cole, Icky Blossoms Unveil Their Self-titled Album And Cookie Monster Shows Restraint In Icona Pop Cover

A week in music videos... We caught up with Brooklyn band Diiv last week as they are currently enjoying the 2013 festival season. Talking to lead...

7th August 2013 18:35



Usher's Ex-wife Granted Emergency Custody Hearing

Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has been granted an emergency court hearing on Friday (09Aug13) to re-evaluate the couple's custody arrangement after...

7th August 2013 19:07



Chic To Replace Sick D'angelo At Outside Lands Festival

Sick soul star D'angelo has pulled out of a planned performance at California's Outside Lands festival on Friday (09Aug13) as he continues to recover...

7th August 2013 19:07



Slash Blames Promoters For Scrapped Indian Gigs

Rocker Slash has blamed promoters in India for scrapping a series of upcoming shows without explanation.The guitar great was initially booked to...

7th August 2013 19:07



Richie Havens' Ashes To Be Scattered Over Woodstock Site

Late Woodstock icon Richie Havens' ashes are to be scattered over the fabled 1969 festival site on the anniversary of the event's last day.Havens...

7th August 2013 19:07



Lady Gaga's Music Saved Boxer From Suicide

Boxer Fes Batista has credited Lady Gaga's music for keeping him alive during a suicidal low in his life.The 23-year-old Pakistani fighter reveals...

7th August 2013 19:07



Fascinating Fact: 3802820

Rocker Bret Michaels made his daughters Raine and Jorja's boyband dreams come true recently by organising a special meet-and-greet with the stars of...

7th August 2013 19:07



Drake Responds To Amanda Bynes' Insults

Rapper Drake has broken his silence about the vulgarities and criticism actress Amanda Bynes directed towards him via Twitter.com earlier this year...

7th August 2013 22:00



Nathan Sykes: 'We'd Love To Work With One Direction On Charity Record'

The Wanted star Nathan Sykes has attempted to end the feud between his band and rivals One Direction once and for all by suggesting they team up on a...

7th August 2013 22:00



Judge Rejects Artist's Appeal Over Green Day Image Use

Green Day have emerged victorious in a longrunning legal battle against an artist who accused the rockers of using his work without permission.Dereck...

7th August 2013 22:00



Robin Thicke Lands First Number One Album In U.s.

Robin Thicke has doubled up at the top of the U.S. charts after debuting his new album at number one on the Billboard 200.Blurred Lines is the...

7th August 2013 22:00



Big Boi Casts Doubt On Celebrity Big Brother Rumours

Rapper Big Boi has played down reports suggesting he is set to join the cast of British reality show Celebrity Big Brother, insisting he never gave...

7th August 2013 22:00



Fascinating Fact: 3802905

Robin Thicke has made chart history in America by becoming the first performer to land more than 400,000 downloads in four different weeks with the...

7th August 2013 22:00



Fascinating Fact: 3802906

Arcade Fire have signed on to score moviemaker Spike Jonze's new film Her, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Amy Adams. Jones directed the...

7th August 2013 22:00



Fascinating Fact: 3802907

Lenny Kravitz has designed the Tv studio set Queen Latifah will call home when her new talk show debuts in America next month (Sep13).

7th August 2013 22:00



The Things They Tweet: 3802908

"Grecian earthquakes are a first for me. Cold beer is helping with my anxiety. Crazy s**t." Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill has been experiencing...

7th August 2013 22:00


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