He started from the bottom, but now he’s on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations. BET announced the nominees Tuesday. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz are up for eight awards each.
Michael Jackson appeared “a little loopy” after visits with his longtime dermatologist and was considering using a teleprompter to help him perform some of his songs during his ill-fated comeback concerts, a choreographer who worked one-on-one with the pop superstar told a jury Tuesday.
After teasing fans with the lineup (without any dates or cities) earlier this month, the first round of stops for Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour has been revealed. Destinations include Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston and Brooklyn.
Australia just can’t get enough Pink. With three additional arena dates added this week, the pop/rock star’s “Truth About Love Tour” now includes 45 gigs Down Under.
The directors of one of London’s biggest nightclubs are furious following the venue’s forced closure to make way for redevelopment of the rail station that stands above it. The immediate closure of the 1,300-capacity Cable means the loss of 70 jobs.
Nasty weather almost flushed the weekend’s Gulfport Music Festival in Mississippi… Two of the Kings Of Leon brothers are behind Nashville’s new “Music City Eats” fest… and Louisville’s Forecastle Festival has expanded its Bourbon Lodge.
Attention fans of Black Flag – if you’re on team Flag, you’ll want to listen up because original band members Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Bill Stevenson and Dez Cadena along with Descendents guitarist Stephen Egerton have booked a new round of dates.
Police in Johannesburg, South Africa, are investigating a theft that raided “millions” from FNB Stadium’s safe after a Justin Bieber concert May 12. Employees allegedly locked up the cash following the show, but when they returned the following morning, the money was missing.
Officials of St. Charles, Iowa, hope an under-construction amphitheater will help put the town of less than 700 on the map. The first event on the books for the site is the Heroes And Saints Music Festival including Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, Diamond Rio and Mark Wills June 15-16.
Embarking on an acoustic headlining tour in August, Nick Lowe’s schedule has the artist playing shows on the East Coast, accompanied by label-mate opening act Kim Richey.
Beyoncé is canceling her Tuesday concert in Belgium because of dehydration and exhaustion. She was scheduled to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. The show will be rescheduled and tickets can be used at that show.
Nine Inch Nails, Lana Del Rey, Steve Aoki and The Killers are on Day No. 1; The Postal Service, Azealia Banks, Steven Angello and Mumford & Sons Day No. 2; and Phoenix, Cat Power, Knife Party and The Cure wrap things up.
Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor’s recommendation. A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled.
The involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson’s doctor should not be overturned because there were no serious errors made by the judge overseeing his criminal case, a state attorney wrote in a filing urging a court to reject his appeal.
Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.