The source stressed it still unclear whether the drug caused or contributed to death. On Wednesday, Radio.com reported the artist was set to begin a confidential emergency addiction treatment program. Prince's representatives contacted Dr. Howard Kornfield, a California doctor specializing in opioid addiction, in the hopes of helping the musician.
That same day the US Attorney's Office and the DEA joined the investigation, pledging to provide federal resources and expertise about prescription drug diversion.
The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office subsequently released a statement, clarifying that they have released no new information on the case and results are still pending. See their official statement here.
The accompanying video features the cast of the film dancing and singing along to the beat, some in the recording studio with him and some around town. Among the celebs having fun with Timberlake's new track are Gwen Stefani, James Cordon, Anna Kendrick and Ron Funches.
It's the first new music from JT since his 2013 release, The 20/20 Experience, which was delivered as two parts, in March and September respectively. Listen to the song here.
Throughout the process of recording their last album together, Hymns, Rory confessed how neither he nor Joey would let themselves consider it their final project. "No--we had unwavering hope, so we never really thought like that," he said. "We did shows every month, all the way through. I knew it was hard for her, but we always treated everything like, 'This is a season, and we're going to get better.' She kept wanting to sing, even when it was hard for her to get onstage. Not because she wanted to make money or get applause, but because she wanted to share her music" (via Billboard).
If listening to the music he made with his wife would seem painful, Rory has used it as a healing tool. "I'd say it brings me a lot of peace. I listen and watch everything--it's part of the process for me," he explained. "I don't want to hide from her, or her memory, or those feelings. I want to embrace them and keep her as close to me as possible." Rory shared how he and his daughter Indiana actually often start their morning by listening to Hymns. Read more here.
In a statement obtained by DNAinfo Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the victim had his feet "submerged in poured concrete -- obviously a homicide," and was wrapped in black plastic bags, with his arms tied around his back.
The NYPD has confirmed to Radio.com the victim was 28 year old Peter Martinez of Brooklyn, who is thought to be a member of the G Stone Crips (also know as GS9), the gang which Shmurda is alleged to be a part of. Read more here.
Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar, Kygo, Major Lazer, and Mumford & Sons have all been named as headliners for the event which will take place over two weekends (September 30 to October 2 and October 7 to 9) in Austin, Tx.
The festival will also feature performances from Willie Nelson, LL Cool J, Haim, M83, Flume, Major Lazer Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Kacey Musgraves, Flying Lotus, Schoolboy Q, Foals, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, DJ Mustard, Conor Oberst, Chris Stapleton, and Die Antwoord.
Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany, and Dee Jay Silver with wife, Jenna were among the wedding-goers. The newlyweds made their way down the aisle to Florida Georgia Line's new single "H.O.L.Y." as Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, who served as a groomsman, and their wives looked on.
The wedding theme was Southern elegance and guests dined on family style Southern food and sipped on the drink of the day, Houser's favorite beverage, Moscow mules. Read more here.
Alt-J's "Left Hand Free" is front-and-center during a pivotal scene during the film and plays again in its entirety during the credits, which you are strongly advised to sit through.
The song's lyrics appear to fit two of the film's main characters perfectly, although if we told you how it would be a huge spoiler. "Well, your left hand's free / And your right's in a grip / With another left hand / Watch his right hand slip / Towards his gun, oh, no." Check out the song here.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight backstage at The Voice taping Monday (May 2), Shelton said, "People that criticize can kiss my a-. That's what I say.
"I can't believe people that don't contribute to music that criticize music, it just blows my mind and Beyonce-tell them to kiss that a-, is what I would do." Shelton isn't alone in his admiration for the song. Find out who else has embraced it here.
The song itself keeps a lot of the original's style, replete with disco inflections and sound effects, but it's Demi's voice that makes the singular difference.
Other names from the soundtrack include Blake Shelton, Charli XCX and Limp Bizkit. Blake pulls double duty for the movie: He not only lends the song "Friends" to the soundtrack, but he actually voices a pig. See the tracklisting and stream the new song here.
Britney wrote the letter for Time's "Letters From Mom" section, and titled it "You Are My Masterpieces." The letter shares how Britney believes in miracles as a result of her sons' existence, and how excited she is to be a part of their lives and watch them learn and grow.
She ends with some advice, writing, "Always believe in yourself and know anything is possible. I pray dreaming awakens your soul to limitless possibilities. I hope the most precious mysteries of life stay with you always and you are never ashamed of how bright your light truly is. I hope you learn praying alone is when you are most connected to God, and know you are never alone. He is with you always."
She concludes the letter with, "I pray you laugh, love and soar through your journey of life." Read more here.
"Meeting her and getting married was just - wasn't life changing, it was life beginning," Urban tells John Blackstone. 'It was literally, like, 'Okay, life starts.'"
The Australian country star also talks about his adopted home of Nashville, TN and how at first he felt like he didn't fit in. 'I was just really musically out of step with everything here, but I wanted to be here, so it was just digging in roots and staying the course." Read more here.
The three pose in an airplane boneyard while Motocross riders weave among the massive airplanes and perform incredible jumps.
The song comes off French Montana's mixtape Wave Gods and coincides with news that he recently signed to Bad Boy/Epic Records after leaving Interscope Records.
Most rappers choose to film their music videos surrounded by luxurious cars or provocatively dressed women, but French's video stands out for the striking shots director Eif Rivera achieves by posing the three rappers sitting on airplane wings and standing in front of the looming jets. Read more and watch the video here.
In addition to the additions, the Nashville performance originally scheduled for tonight (May 5) has been moved to October 2. Her team gave no explanation for the postponement.
Prognosticators at Billboard expect this to be Beyonce's most lucrative tour yet. Her 2013 and 2014 Mrs. Carter World Tour grossed $212 million at the box office; the Formation Tour is will likely exceed that amount, due to the critical and commercial acclaim of her new album, Lemonade. See the new dates here.
"Machines" was the first song I have done that felt like it was completely me. I feel like I have discovered who I am and what music I want to make. The last time I released music I had a bubblegum pop sound and since then I've been experimenting in the studio trying to figure out what I wanted.
It wasn't until I started working on "Machines" that I felt like I was on the exact right path. Creating "Machines" was really fun, I was in the studio with my favorite producers Linney and Q, and they played me a track they had started. I remember thinking to myself, this is it.
I dove into the song and wrote the lyrics with inspiration from my career and my journey thus far. "Machines" is special to me because it's a milestone. This song expresses a new side of me, my music, and it's the beginning of what I hope is world domination.
Writing the lyrics was kind of tricky because I wanted to keep a machine-like element while also telling a story. Lines like "metal to skin, aluminum soul, you make the system overload" contain that 'machine' part but also explain a struggle, and help move the story along. I love how lyrics and music can be interpreted in so many different ways, because it makes it personal for whoever is listening. For me when I hear "Machines," I think of my determination and drive to succeed. To someone else, it may conjure up feelings of love and relationships.
I wanted the chorus to be strong, so that no matter what the song means to you the chorus would make you feel empowered and like you can accomplish anything. The phrase "and we do it like machines" means that you are going to do something in an indestructible way and nothing is going to stop you because you ARE a machine.
I was very meticulous about the production on the song. I think I sent it back 10 times saying "make the chorus bigger!" I really wanted to feel when the chorus hit and I wanted it to hit hard. Music makes me feel larger than life and I want to forever give my listeners that experience and desire to take over the world… Who's with me?!
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