Music News


New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (7/22):
  • 5 Seconds of Summer - 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Anberlin - Lowborn
  • Common - Nobody's Smiling
  • La Roux - Trouble in Paradise
  • Jesse McCartney - In Technicolor
  • Yes - Heaven & Earth
  • ZZ Top - The Very Baddest
Out next week (7/29):
  • Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
  • Theory of a Deadman - Savages
  • Soundtrack: Get On Up - The James Brown Story
  • Soundtrack: Guardians of the Galaxy

Top Albums

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Sia - Forms of Fear
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Soundtrack: Frozen
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Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour
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Trey Songz - Trigga
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Ed Sheeran - X
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Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
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Various: NOW 50
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Dirty Heads - Sound of Change
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Miranda Lambert - Platinum
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Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
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Source: Soundscan, July 26, 2014


REPORT: JAY Z AND BEYONCE WANT TO 'SPLIT WITHOUT DIVORCING'
New reports say that only "divine intervention" can save Jay Z and Beyonce's marriage. According to The New York Post's Page Six, a source said that Jay Z is "seemingly" the one most at fault, he is doing everything in his power to save his marriage. He even allegedly hired marriage counselors to travel with he and Bey on tour.

The source explained, "They are trying to figure out a way to split without divorcing . . . This is a huge concert tour and they’ve already gotten most of the money from the promoters up front."

The source added that although the couple will pocket millions from the On the Run tour, this will be their last tour together and the end of the tour could "officially spell the end of the marriage."

  • The source added, "There are no rings, if you haven’t noticed. For just a split moment, things got real for them and she was even talking about adding to the family. But, after a while, Jay was out doing Jay and Bey was out doing Bey. They made the classic mistake of thinking a child would change everything and help to rekindle the initial fire, and it didn’t."

RUMOR: BEYONCE HAD A MELTDOWN BACKSTAGE AT 'OTR' TOUR

Meanwhile, Star Magazine has reported that Beyonce blew up backstage at the OTR tour because Jay Z alleged had groupies in his dressing room. A tour insider said, "Jay had all these women in his room, and Beyonce ordered everyone out." The tour insider have separate but adjacent dressing rooms.

  • The source added, "She called the women cockroaches and said they need to be fumigated. She gave death stares to every person as they filed out one by one."


AVRIL LAVIGNE SUING CONCERT STREAMING COMPANY
Avril Lavigne is suing a concert streaming company for agreeing to pay her for a performance, but they have yet to hold up their end of the bargain. TMZ has reported that Avril was supposed to get paid $500,000 for doing a show in NYC, but nearly a year after the performance she has yet to get paid.

The singer filed a lawsuit against 2VLive claiming that the company agreed to pay her in exchange for promotional appearances and a concert in NYC on September 25th. According to docs obtained by the site, the company agreed to pay the rocker in three installments. Avril was supposed to get $125,000, $300,000 and $75,000, but she said that she only got the first payment.

  • Avril also said that she was supposed to get 15 percent from a 2VLive affiliate that produces video greetings cards, but has yet to get those funds as well.


KANYE WEST COVERS 'GQ' MAGAZINE
Kanye West has graced the cover of the August issue of GQ magazine. The cover line on the mag says, "Kanye West tells us how to grow up, survive a wedding, stay outrageous, and dress like a God."

According to Rap Up, Yeezy is reportedly in Puerto Vallarta recording his album. A source told E! News, "His whole crew is out there recording. His whole music studio was shipped out. It’s been amazing."

  • In other news, rumor has it that Kanye keeps tabs on his wife Kim Kardashian via a GPS tracking system that he put on her phone. A source told Radar Online, "Kim feels trapped. She does not have control over her own life anymore and has become extremely frustrated. Kanye has installed a GPS tracking device on her cell phone so he knows where she is at all times. He is constantly calling her and she is required to check in with him wherever she is at. Kanye wants to play manager, publicist and agent in her life. She is getting tired of all of this. She wants to be a good mother and a good wife and it is becoming really hard for her."


MILEY CYRUS DEATH HOAX SPEADS
Miley Cyrus was a victim of a death hoax this past weekend. According to Gossip Cop, news spread via a fake Facebook post that Miley was reportedly "found dead in her Los Angeles home." The post said, "Country singer Miley Cyrus found overdosed this afternoon in her Los Angeles home." The post was actually a scam that sends anyone who clicks on the story to a page of surveys that makes money for those who created the fake post.

  • The report however is false.


NIALL HORAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE FAN
Niall Horan of One Direction paid tribute to a 6-year-old fan named Leah Hession who passed after a battle with kidney cancer. The singer tweeted, "RIP Leah, it was an honor to have met you! Very brave young lady! Thoughts are with Leah’s family at this time!"

Shortly after, #RIPLeah became a trending topic on Twitter. Niall also posted a photo of himself with Leah and her family from a surprise meet-and-great at a 1D concert in Dublin back in May.

  • A rep from Aoibheann's Pink Tie charity -- which organized the meet-and-greet between Niall and the fan, said in a statement, "Leah gave me a huge hug the day she meet her heroes 1D in Croke Park. I will always treasure that hug and the memories of her beautiful smile."


PRODUCER SAYS RIHANNA WASN'T MENTIONED WHEN CHRIS BROWN AND DRAKE MADE AMENDS
Producer Mally Mall has confirmed that Rihanna wasn't mentioned when Chris Brown and Drake reconciled. The producer told TMZ, "They were in Vegas and that's where we squashed the beef and stuff. They are working on a project, I can't really talk about what they're working about or what's going on. It's going to be some dope sh*t though for sure... It's all love man, it's all love man, it's definitely all love."

He added, "I think everyone gets the picture now. You act like a jump off, you get treated like one you know what I'm saying?... It's just like the song 'These H*es Ain't Loyal.'"

  • Breezy and Drake recently did a skit together during the ESPY awards.


SELENA GOMEZ ASKS FANS TO 'PRAY FOR GAZA'
Selena Gomez has asked that her fans "pray for Gaza." The singer uploaded a post to Instagram Friday night (July 18th) that said, "It's About Humanity." She captioned the post, "Please pray for those families and babies today. Please always remember what’s important in life. It’s not any of this. We are here to help, inspire and love. Be that change."

  • She ended the caption with the hashtag, "#wearethenextgeneration."


SIVA KANESWARAN WILL HAVE A 'STAR WARS'-THEMED WEDDING
The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has convinced his fiancee to have a "Star Wars"-themed wedding. According to TMZ, Siva's girlfriend Nareesha McCaffrey agreed to the themed wedding although she has refused to walk down the aisle in a Princess Leia costume. Instead, McCaffrey will wear a traditional wedding gown. The dog/ring bearer however will be wearing a Chewbacca outfit.

  • According to the site, the groomsmen will wear Star Wars cuff links and boutonniere's with the movie's logo.


THE BACKSTREET BOYS POSTPONE CONCERT IN ISRAEL
The Backstreet Boys have canceled three sold-out concerts in Israel as a result of the country's conflict with Palestine. According to TMZ, the band was scheduled to perform at the Raanana Amphitheater on July 29th, 30th and 31st, however the shows have been moved to spring 2015. In an official statement, the band said, "We are very sorry to inform you that the BSB concerts planned for July 29-30-31 at the Raanana Amphitheater have been postponed. This is a major disappointment for the band and fans as this was to be our first visit to Israel and we looked forward to meeting our fans."

The statement continued, "We're already working with the producers on new dates during spring 2015 and will notify everyone about this as soon as possible. Sending lots of love to everyone."

  • Israeli promoter Tal Sherf told The Hollywood Reporter that the band will "make all possible efforts to announce the new dates as soon as possible . . . We know many loyal fans of the band in Israel were expecting and very excited about these concerts and we can say that we've been working on new dates for the months of March - April spring 2015."


QUICKIES
ADAM LEVINE GETS MARRIED: Adam Levine has officially gotten married. Maroon 5's frontman tied the knot with Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in Mexico this past weekend. According to Us Weekly, the wedding had 300 guests including Adam's bandmates. Stevie Nicks also performed at the ceremony.

CODY SIMPSON REUNITES WITH GIGI HADID: Cody Simpson appears to have reunited with his ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The singer has recently posted photos of him and his ex while on the European leg of his tour. The couple dated for a year before calling it quits.

LADY GAGA FLASHES HER NIPPLE ON INSTAGRAM: Lady Gaga has showed off her nipple on Instagram. The singer uploaded a photo on an airplane with her jacket open, revealing that she wasn't wearing anything underneath. She captioned the photo, "FASHUN: Vintage Mugler on the plane Listening to Miles Davis. My favorite is Flamenco Sketches."

YUNG BERG IS WORKING WITH NICKI MINAJ: Yung Berg is currently in the studio working on hits for Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Diddy. He told RapUp TV about Nicki's upcoming album The Pink Print, "The Pink Print is the female Blueprint. Jay Z put out the Blueprint. I think The Pink Print really personifies that, and not only that, I’m really involved in it." He continued, "You just gotta look out for greatness. It’s gonna be crazy. I think she gave you guys a really great example with 'Pills N Potions.' It has rap in it, it has singing, but at the same token, it’s really just more about Nicki being Nicki. I really feel like she’s coming from the heart with this joint."

EX DESTINY'S CHILD MEMBER ARRESTED FOR DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Ex Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct on Sunday morning (July 20th) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is unclear exactly what happened, but alcohol was involved. She was taken into Horry County Detention Center and was later released. She wrote via Instagram, "That part! I'm good just hate the dumb media sometimes, but hey this is the job I signed up for. So I respect it #TurnDownForWhat #TeamFARRAH #GodsChild #Instagram."