In an Instagram post, Quest breaks down the "b*tcha**ness" that led to their decision: It sounds like the Roots were denied use of sound or music equipment. In the spirit of generosity, Questlove affirmed that he never denies fellow musicians the liberty to borrow his gear for performances, and characterized his experience with Bowie tribute organizers as "petty."
"But I'm also keeping it true: The Roots/Bilal/Kimbra (w/ Wendy Melvoin, DD Jackson & Ray Angry) pulled out of these Bowie gigs," he wrote. "We have patience. But we do NOT have patience for the # b*tcha**ness. Enjoy your precious equipment." Read more here.
Already under crippling debt, the company filed for protection after a wrongful termination and discrimination lawsuit threatened to drain the company's assets.
Having spent much of his youth in Long Beach, Snoop Dogg threw his name into the mix upon learning of the restaurant's shortcomings. "Bankruptcy? Roscoe's went--no they didn't!," Snoop told TMZ upon learning the news. "I guess I'm [gonna] have to buy it man, and make it 'Snoop Dogg's Chicken and Waffles." Read more here.
"To me, a dangerous woman is somebody who is not afraid to take risks, to be unapologetically themselves,' Grande told 92.3 AMP Radio. 'To be honest, to embrace who they are.
"That sometimes can take a while to grow into' I am still coming into my own [as a dangerous woman]. I think I am still learning so much and growing so much. I think probably this past year I've grown more than any other year."
The song is the title track to Grande's new album which will be release on May 20th. Watch the video here.
It turns out she has even more songs, friends, and hits-in-waiting up her sleeve: Warren told Entertainment Weekly that Adele wants to record some of her songs next.
'I did some songs with Adele that she still loves," Warren said. 'Hopefully they'll find their way onto her next album. We did some songs early in the process for 25." Read more here.
However, Underwood has extended her time on the road, adding shows in Los Angeles, Calif., and New York City, as well as at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Easton Corbin and the Swon Brothers, will continue on the tour with Carrie.
"I always love being on the road performing for my fans, but something about this tour feels more magnetic than ever," Underwood says in a press release. 'Having a 360-degree view of the audience gives me the opportunity to connect with more fans and feed off their energy. I can't wait to continue this tour into the fall!" Read more including the dates here.
Aubrie Sellers will join Stapleton for the new dates, including stops in New Orleans, Charlotte, Orange Beach and Philadelphia. Stapleton has been a longstanding fixture in country music as a songwriter for years, but his solo career took off after his November performance with Justin Timberlake. He has taken home two Grammys this year, and extended tour and he isn't slowing down.
Stapleton will be appearing at the 2016 ACM Awards, where he is nominated for several awards including Album of the Year for his smash record Traveller, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and New Male Vocalist, which he has already been won. Stapleton will head out on the road May 12 for his tour. See his dates here.
"I thought it was a good time now to break free from management," Reba said at the Change the Conversation Presents: Rising Young Artists Mentoring Sessions event at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe.
McEntire went on to share that the new management has been well received by her record label, Nash Icon. "We took our list to Nash Icon and they were so excited because we were willing to do things that we hadn't got to do before," she said. Read more here.
Frontwoman Florence Welch said their contribution to Final Fantasy XV promos was a natural fit. 'I've always seen Final Fantasy as mythical, beautiful and epic," she said in a statement. Who knew she was a gamer?
Following their GRAMMY-nominated album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Flo and company appear to be branching out into diverse new projects. It has been teased that Welch will collaborate on dance music with Diplo and Skrillex. Watch the trailer here.
Janson recently spoke about the song to Radio.com: "Look, I have lived on both sides of the fence on that one. [Money] can't buy happiness -- I found that out -- but it can buy a good time. And a good time to me is: boats, Yetis, trucks. Money."
"When I started out in the honky-tonks at Tootsie's in Nashville ten years ago, when I started in the music business' I know what it's like to be struggling for rent. I literally was living in the backseat of a two-door Monte Carlo and crashing on couches when I could find one. So I know what it's like to be dead-a- broke, and just be skimping by to make rent, barely have any gas to get to the gig and stuff. I know what it's like."
But he's surprised that it's been his breakout hit: "When we wrote that song, I wasn't trying to ever get on the radio; I wasn't trying to sell records; I wasn't trying to do anything." Read more here.
The tweets no longer appear on Irving's account, but Vibe captured them before they were deleted. After explaining that he and Kehlani were not dating when a photo of her and rapper PartyNextDoor circulated online, he tweeted, "It's unfortunate that it's received so much attention but its become bigger because of a post that was misunderstood."
He added in a final tweet, "Nothing but love and compassion over this way for her and her family. My only focus the Game I love to play every night." Read more here.
Hiddleston told The Boot, 'It took me a while to fully say yes [to the role], because I knew that once I said yes, I was going to have to cancel everything else in my life and make this a priority, because Hank Williams means so much to so many people.
"He's an icon, and he's left a legacy in American music, which is evergreen, And I knew once I said yes, the seriousness with which I was going to take it in terms of changing the way I looked, changing the way I sounded, getting under the skin of his particular artistic spirit and the music and the culture, and I'm honoring that, doing right by him." Read more here.
Called Ivy Park, the active wear line will be available at Topshop, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, and other sellers (via Pitchfork). The brand's name seems to be a combination of her daughter's name, and a park she used to run when she was growing up.
In a new video posted to YouTube on March 31st, Beyonce says, "I would wake up in the morning, and my dad would come knocking on my door, tell me it's time to go running. I remember wanting to stop, but I would push myself to keep going." Read more here.
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