Happy birthday, Tony Bennett

Happy birthday, Tony Bennett! He celebrates his 89th birthday
today and is just as active as ever currently finishing up a
tour with Lady Gaga! Best known as a jazz and traditional pop
standard singer, he has also gone on to star in films and has
become an accomplished painter under his birth name Anthony
Benedetto. Over his career he has been honored with numerous
awards including 18 Grammys. He may have left his heart in San
Francisco, but he’s stolen the hearts of Americans to make up
for it.

Dave Grohl opens up about his broken leg and the Foo Fighters’ future

Broken leg be damned! Despite his fall from a Sweden stage last month, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have soldiered on for a star-studded 20th anniversary show in Washington D.C. on the Fourth of July and subsequent tour. On an off-day while touring in Canada—and with a seriously worn-out voice—Grohl opened up to EW about his crazy new stage throne, why his June accident has led to some of his favorite Foos shows ever, and the future of the band. (Hint: They’ll stick around.)



Keith Richards will release his eagerly anticipatedCROSSEYED HEART, his third solo album and his first in over 20 years, September 18th on Republic Records.

CROSSEYED HEART, a fifteen track masterclass encompassing everything that makes Keith Richards one of the 20th century’s most celebrated talents, is a 5* musical journey that takes in reggae, rock, country and the blues.

The first taste of CROSSEYED HEART will be unveiled on July 17th with the explosive first single, “Trouble,” a taut guitar based slice of heaven featuring Richards on electric and acoustic guitars, bass, lead and backup vocals. He is richly supported by old friends, drummer Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel and Bernard Fowler on backup vocals. The song was written by and produced by Keith and Steve Jordan.

“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again. There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end. If you’re looking for ‘Trouble,’ you’ve come to the right place.”

Keith wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks on CROSSEYED HEART, many with co-producer Steve Jordan. Highlights include the country tinged ache of “Robbed Blind”, the reggae flavored “Love Overdue,” and the aptly named “Blues In The Morning.” Richards collaborates with several artists including a captivating duet with Norah Jones on the soulful ballad “Illusion” which she co-wrote.

Keith Richards, who plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, piano and vocals on the album, is also joined by guitarist Waddy Wachtel, keyboardist Ivan Neville and background singer Sarah Dash, part of the X-Pensive Winos, who accompanied Richards on his previous solo records.

Steve Jordan plays drums and vocals and other artists accompany Richards’ on individual tracks, including Stax songwriter and keyboardist Spooner Oldham on “Lovers Plea,” pedal steel by Larry Campbell on “Robbed Blind,” Aaron Neville on backup vocals on “Nothing On Me,” and dear friend Bobby Keys on saxophone on “Amnesia” and “Blues In The Morning.”

Keith has released two other solo studio albums, Talk Is Cheap in 1988 and Main Offender in 1992 as well as a live album entitled, Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988.

Twitter & Instagram: @officialKeef

‘Completely Disgusted’: Bill Cosby Has Lost Jill Scott’s Support

Jill Scott, the R&B singer who had fervently defended Bill Cosby against rape allegations, has retracted her support after testimony from a 2005 civil suit came to light on Monday.

As claims against Cosby surfaced, some of his mentees became disgusted with his actions, while others defended him against attack. Jill Scott was part of the latter group. In December, Jill Scott defended herself on Twitter as others questioned her decision to support the man she called her mentor.

For her efforts, she (as well as Whoopi Goldberg) even received gratitude from Cosby himself.

However, testimony from a 2005 deposition reveals that Cosby admitted to giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. At one point, Cosby was asked by the woman’s attorney about his use of prescriptions for the pills, known as Quaaludes.


“When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” the lawyer asked.

“Yes,” Cosby said, according to the document, which was released after a request by The Associated Press. After this was revealed to the public, Jill Scott rescinded her previous support for Cosby on Twitter.

In the past few months, as more than two dozen women came forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them, Cosby has faced financial consequences (NBC pulled the plug on a new Bill Cosby show, Netflix postponed a comedy special, and TV land cancelled his reruns).

Rabanales “93”

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Tennessee, home of country music and The Great Smoky Mountains. With a
wide range of scenery from music filled streets and cities to small
valley’s, there’s something each and all can find to fit their taste
in life. In 1993 The Wu-Tang Clan dropped their debut album. A Tribe
Called Quest drops the classic album Midnight Marauders, and a star
was born.

Hailing from Knoxville is up coming rapper Rabanales. With a knack for
the fine arts at a young age, great things have always been assumed.
Throughout his youth Rabanales spent much of his time watching rap
music videos, drawing, and reading. It was then at age sixteen a
younger Rabanales started freestyling, only to find it later leading
to an endless amount of opportunities. Fresh out of high school, he
attended Pellissippi State Community College before eventually
quitting to start writing raps in the pursuit of his new found dream.
Now, at age twenty-one, with three years of writing experience he
preps up to drop a slew of new material.

With major influences from Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, and Big Pun he
delivers a unique flow of his own. He’s got a fine, distinct cadence
with rhymes over a various amount of topics. His beats are top notch
as well, and much like his lyricism varies widely from 90’s Boom Bap
beats all the way to your modern day trap beats. His debut EP boasts
upon the 90’s Boom Bap beats for a great five song introduction,
lyrically ranging from all around boastfulness to a poetic formed
relationship track. The debut single “93” has Rabanales rapping over a
Golden Era reminiscent track focused on his past as well as paying
homage to The Souls of Mischief’s classic hit, “93 ’til Infinity”.

Listen To “93” On Soundcloud & Download on iTunes:

Scott Disick Cancels Vegas Gig, Heading to Rehab

Scott Disick is saying NO to partying his face off — for at least one night — he’s backed out of a paid hosting gig in Las Vegas.
Disick just made the 11th hour decision to postpone his Friday night appearance at 1Oak Nightclub in Vegas.
The decision comes on the heels of Kourtney Kardashian pulling the plug on their relationship — and after Scott missed their 3-year-old daughter Penelope’s birthday this week.
We broke the story … Disick’s friends had been urging him to cancel on 1Oak, and get into rehab.
Stay tuned.

Ariana Grande: Singer Apologizes After Video Shows Her Licking Doughnut and Saying ‘I Hate America’

Ariana Grande’s new boyfriend got upstaged by her tongue — which got dangerously close to some powdered donuts … pissing off the people who busted their asses making ’em.

Ok, first the BF — Ricky Alvarez, he’s one of Ariana’s backup dancers, and you can see them engage in some serious mouth-to-mouth PDA in this security cam video … which wouldn’t have come to light if not for the donut incident.
Sources inside Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, CA tell us the couple came in on Saturday, and decided to play truth or dare with the goods — daring each other to lick powdered jelly donuts on the counter.
Hard to tell if their tongues actually make contact, but our sources in the shop say it was definitely too close for their liking — especially since Ariana pulled the stunt when no one was looking, and they would’ve tossed the contaminated donuts if they knew.
Then again … plenty of people might pay extra for a Grande-licked pastry.