Glastonbury 2015 has officially come to a close. The five-day U.K. festival drew crowds of 150k+. With a wonderfully diverse line-up that placed Mary J. Blige next to Motorhead, saw Pharrell preview the tune he'll be launching via Apple Music, united "Uptown Funk" with George Clinton and even found a spot for the Dalai Lama, Glasto once again proved itself the very model of a modern music festival.
Last Thursday we posted a rumor emanating out of the U.K. that Zane Lowe had hired uber-manager Sarah Stennett to rep him for management. Turns out we were only half right...
For the first time ever the Dr. Dre classic The Chronic will be available for stream, as another hot exclusive for the forthcoming Apple Music...
A24 has released a new clip to tease the upcoming release of Asif Kapadia's Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy. Watch it here.
Ain't nothin' like the razzle dazzle of Broadway, buddy! Start practicin' those high kicks, and don't forget to peep our list of the highest-grossing shows while you ice your groin.
Megastar Luke Bryan, seen here with UMG Nashville chief Mike Dungan, prexy Cindy Mabe and manager Kerri Edwards, is just one of several high-profile peeps we interviewed for our forthcoming Nashville special issue, which will be landing on your desk mere days from now. It'll put a tear in your beer.
Anticipation continues to grow ahead of Tuesday morning's debut of Apple Music, and the service's Facebook page now features new teasers for its Beats 1 radio component, one starring Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Dr. Dre, among others, and the other featuring U.K. DJ Julie Adenuga. Check 'em out here.
Last night the BET Awards, live from L.A.'s Microsoft Theatre, worked the 1990s flashbacks with Janet Jackson and a Bad Boy Records Reunion while honoring Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and Rae Sremmurd, among others. What it didn't do was move the sales needle, while viewership dipped 20% from last year.
For the last weekend of Pride month, supporters had even more to celebrate thanks to the game-changing SCOTUS ruling the legalized same-sex marriage nationwide last Friday. Over the last three days, companies and celebrities alike have been taking to social media to celebrate the news.
THE HIGHLIGHTS (UPDATE)
Lemmy, Kanye, Hozier... Dalai Lama? (6/29a)
HOT NEW RELEASES: GOING FOR ADDS AT RADIO
Hey, buddy. (6/28a)
CHRIS SQUIRE R.I.P.
Paying our respects to a prog-rock hero. (6/28a)
YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
Jurassic World eats another box-office record. Run for your lives! (6/28a)
TOP 10 TRACKS
It's good to be Columbia this week. (6/26a)