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Justin Bieber Postpones Summerfest Appearance, Justice Tour Dates Amid Ramsay Hunt Recovery

Justin Bieber has postponed the remaining U.S. dates on his Justice Tour as he recovers from complications from Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The tour’s promoter, AEG Presents, announced the news on Thursday in a statement that read, “In light of Justin’s ongoing recovery, the remaining US Justice Tour shows scheduled for June and early July, including […]

BTS Going on Indefinite “Hiatus” to Allow Members to Focus on Solo Projects

Just days after dropping a three-disc career retrospective compilation Proof, K-pop icons BTS shocked the ARMY nation on Tuesday (June 14) with the surprise announcement that they are going on an indefinite “hiatus” to allow each man time to focus on solo ventures. The revelation from the seven-man boy band came around 20 minutes into […]

Julee Cruise, Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dies at 65

Julee Cruise, the alluring pop singer best known for her collaborations with avant garde director David Lynch, has died at age 65. The vocalist’s husband, Edward Grinnan, confirmed the news on Facebook on Thursday, writing, “I said goodby to my wife, Julee Cruise, today. She left this realm on her own terms. No regrets. She […]

Foo Fighters Announce Pair of All-Star ‘Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ in Los Angeles, London

The Foo Fighters will celebrate the life and legacy of their fallen brother drummer Taylor Hawkins the only way they know how in September: with a pair of giant rock shows celebrating the spirit and music they made together. The gigs are slated to take place on Sept. 3 at Wembley Stadium in London and Sept. 27 at the […]

BTS to Visit White House to Discuss Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Discrimination

BTS is visiting the White House next week to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month and discuss with President Joe Biden the disturbing rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination in the United States. According to a release from the White House shared with Billboard, the Korean pop septet will touch down at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on May 31 to talk with […]

Kanye West and Gap Push Back Yeezy Launch After Uvalde School Shooting

The Gap announced that it is briefly postponing the rollout of its Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga launch until Friday in wake of Tuesday’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which an 18-year-old gunman allegedly killed 19 grade school children and two adults. “In light of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, we are postponing the […]

Megan Thee Stallion Describes Alleged $1M Offer to Keep Shooting Quiet

After posting a preview on Sunday, CBS Mornings revealed Gayle King’s full chat with Megan Thee Stallion on Monday, in which, for the first time, the rapper sat for a televised interview about her alleged shooting at the hands of Canadian rapper Tory Lanez. “I’m a victim,” she told King. “I’m the victim. I’m not […]

Sean “Diddy” Combs to Host Billboard Music Awards

Music mogul/producer/rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs will host and executive produce the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The hosting duties for the Bad Boy boss come exactly 25 years after Combs took home his first BBMA in 1997 for his multi-platinum No Way Out album. “This will be unlike any awards show — I’m bringing the love […]

DJ Kay Slay Dies After Long COVID-19 Battle

New York DJ Kay Slay (born Keith Grayson), has died after a months-long battle with COVID-19. The legendary record spinner, producer and label exec known for his all-star Streetsweeper series of studio albums and more than two dozen mixtapes died Sunday evening (April 17) at age 55 after a four-month coronavirus illness, according to a […]

The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia Replace Kanye West as Coachella Headliners

Coachella has quickly tapped a pair of new headliners to replace last-minute scratch Kanye West. On Wednesday, organizers of this year’s event — which will unfold on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24 — announced that The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will close things down in the Sunday slots. The names appeared […]

Posthumous DMX Album of All-New Original Songs Is Coming Soon

A posthumous album of all-new material from late rapper DMX, Exodus, is due out on May 28 on Def Jam Recordings. X’s longtime collaborator producer Swizz Beatz is listed as both the executive producer and producer of the collection. “My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met,” Swizz […]

Eminem Says You’ve Only Got “One Opportunity” in Biden Campaign Video

Eminem has hopped on the Build Back Better Express. The rapper's music is center stage in a new video supporting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that dropped on Monday morning, set to the tune of his classic pump-up anthem "Lose Yourself."