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Kanye West Pulls Out of Rolling Loud Miami 2022 Headlining Set

Kanye West will no longer be performing at Rolling Loud Miami 2022. The festival’s organizers took to social media on Sunday (July 17) to announce that the 45-year-old rapper and fashion mogul, who now goes by Ye, will not be headlining the event’s opening night on July 22. “Due to circumstances outside of our control, Ye will no […]

Soprano Angel Blue Drops Out of Opera in Italy Over Use of Blackface

Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The U.S. singer posted a note on her angeljoyblue Instagram page saying she will be bowing out of “La Traviata” at Verona’s Arena this […]

Rapper Kodak Black Arrested on Drug Charges in Florida

Rapper Kodak Black was arrested in South Florida on charges of trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. The rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was booked Friday into jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he awaits a bond hearing. The Florida Highway Patrol said in a release that troopers pulled Black […]

Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Sets Benefit Show for Highland Park Shooting Victims

Billy Corgan is stepping up for his community. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman and his partner Chloe Mendel announced Thursday that they are hosting a livestream charity show to benefit the victims of the July 4 Highland Park, Ill., shooting. “About a week ago, we had the horrible tragedy here on July 4 that took so […]

William Hart, Delfonics Lead Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 77

William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of Philly soul greats The Delfonics, has died. Hart’s son Hadi tells TMZ that the singer-songwriter was taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia due to breathing difficulties, and that he passed on Thursday (July 14) due to complications stemming from surgery. He was 77. The Delfonics were one of […]

Pink Releases Protest Single “Irrelevant” With Proceeds Going to When We All Vote

Pink loves a challenge, and on her strident new protest single “Irrelevant,” she takes on any and everyone who would dare to make her feel invisible or powerless. “You can call me irrelevant, insignificant/ You can try to make me small/ I’ll be your heretic, you f–kin’ hypocrite/ I won’t think of you at all/ […]

Drake’s Team Denies Rapper Was Arrested in Sweden

Rapper Drake has not been arrested in Sweden, his team tells The Hollywood Reporter, dispelling fevered rumors that hit social media Thursday night. Internet speculation suggested Drake had been arrested by local police at a Stockholm nightclub. His team categorically tells THR that the Grammy winner was in his hotel in the Swedish capital and […]

Grammy Awards Set Date, Location for 2023 Show

The Grammy Awards plan to return to Arena in Los Angeles (formerly known as Staples Center) for the first time in three years and to a February airdate for the first time in four years. The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. This will be the show’s 20th […]

Don Graham, Music Promotion Pioneer, Dies at 87

Don Graham, the music promotion pioneer who worked at Warner Bros. Records, A&M Records and Blue Thumb Records with the likes of Edd “Kookie” Byrnes and Connie Stevens, The Everly Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner, has died. He was 87. Graham died Thursday in Los Angeles of stomach cancer, his family announced. In 1958, Graham learned that Warner […]

Hannah Einbinder, Joel Kim Booster, Megan Stalter Among Life is Beautiful Festival Comedy Lineup

The 2022 comedy lineup for the Life is Beautiful Festival has been revealed. Among the stars joining The Kicker comedy lineup at the three-day Las Vegas music, art, culinary and comedy festival are Hacks stars Hanna Einbinder and Megan Stalter, Fire Island star and writer Joel Kim Booster, comedy trio Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna […]

Carlos Santana Postpones Concerts After Collapsing Onstage

Out of an “abundance of caution for the artist’s health,” Carlos Santana’s management company announced late Friday that the 74-year-old guitar legend will postpone his next six concerts. “I regret to inform you that the Santana band has postponed tonight’s show at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Ind.,” the statement from Michael Vrionis, president of […]

Shawn Mendes Postpones Tour to Focus on Mental Health

Shawn Mendes has announced that he is postponing his Wonder world tour amid mental health concerns. In a statement shared on his Instagram Friday, the singer explained that despite feeling ready to tour again after taking a few years off amid the pandemic, the decision was “premature” and he’s “hit a breaking point.” “This breaks […]