Glastonbury organisers blast “completely untrue” Prince rumours

Glastonbury organisers have blasted rumours about Prince playing at this summer’s festival.

Emily Eavis tweeted that the stories circulating about whether Prince is performing or had pulled out of the festival are “completely untrue.”

She wrote: “Tabloid reports today about Prince playing or pulling out are unfounded and completely untrue.”

Last week over 70 acts were confirmed to perform including Florence + the Machine, Paloma Faith and Pharrell.

Eavis also revealed the lineup for the remaining stages will be announced soon.

There is also one headline spot that has yet to be announced.

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Tom Hardy on Elton John biopic Rocketman: “I’m not a singer”

Tom Hardy has spoken about his singing ability ahead of the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Speaking to The Sun, Hardy admitted that he’s “not a singer” but that he’s “really trying” for his role of the famous singer in the upcoming biopic.

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He said: “I’m not a singer. I have no idea really.

“I’m really trying because of Rocketman but it’s hard to open my mouth in that way.”

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Zayn Malik debuts shaved head during first solo appearance

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has debuted a bold new look.

The 22-year-old was photographed with a shaved head this evening (April 17) during his first public appearance since leaving the group last month.

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Markus Feehily: ‘Asking for Simon Cowell’s help would’ve been too easy’

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After Westlife announced their split, many would’ve expected Markus Feehily to launch a solo career of soft and soaring ballads.

However, debut single ‘Love Is A Drug’ is the complete opposite; a brooding electronic number that allows Feehily’s soulful vocal full range and power to realise its impressive potential.

Digital Spy caught up with the singer at the legendary Sarm Studios where he has been partly working on new material to discuss life after Westlife, and why he decided against calling up Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh for help.

Apart from Sarm Studios, where else have you been writing for this album?
“I’m actually about to do a proper LA writing trip – I’ve got a full schedule of sessions to do. [So far] I’ve written one song in LA called ‘Butterfly’, which is probably going to be my second single. It was one of the first songs I wrote when Westlife finished. Instead of getting in touch with Simon [Cowell] and Louis [Walsh] and going ‘Thanks for the 15 years, is there any chance of putting me in touch with X, Y, and Z – I’m out in LA’, I decided to just start from scratch. I just did everything myself – before I even had management. I would drive around LA in cars that I rented to studio after studio, making the contacts myself, getting backing tracks off people and writing over them.”

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Johnny Kemp Dead at 55, Hip-Hop and R&B Community Reacts on Twitter

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The R&B community is mourning the loss of Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp. The crooner, best known for his 1988 hit “Just Got Paid,” died on Thursday (April 17). He was 55 years old.

Circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery at this time. However, according to the Jamaica Observer, Kemp was found on a beach in Montego Bay, St. James in Jamaica. Police say the singer’s body was found face down and they believe he fell and hit his head on the rocks.

According to the Root, Kemp was scheduled to perform for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise during the next few days. Reach Media, the company responsible for the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, has issued the following statement:

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Jay Z has apparently been phoning TIDAL subscribers

Jay Z‘s TIDAL music streaming service has proved controversial since its relaunch.

Artists including Coldplay and Rihanna have backed the rapper’s venture, but others like Mumford & Sons and Steve Albini have expressed reservations.

We’re not sure if this will change anyone’s mind, but according to TIDAL’s executive Vania Schlogel, Jay Z has been personally thanking individual subscribers for signing up.

“He called some of his fans and one of them made the funniest comment,” Schlogel told Business Insider.

“He said, ‘This is the best customer service call I’ve ever received!’”

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Jennifer Lopez to pay tribute to Selena at Billboard Awards

Jennifer Lopez will pay tribute to the late Tejano music icon Selena at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Lopez became a superstar in playing the slain singer in the 1997 biopic Selena, which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination.

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The Billboard Latin Music Awards will mark what would have been the 44th birthday of Selena’s death with a musical medley from Lopez at its April 30 ceremony.

Selena has been widely credited with bringing Tejano music to the mainstream in her 13-year career, which ended with her being tragically murdered by her close friend Yolanda Saldívar.

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