Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Drake, Kanye West, The Gaslight Anthem, Bastille, Miley Cyrus, Smashing Pumpkins, Eve
June 16, 2014


Kelly Clarkson
Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson, who gave birth to her daughter last week. Clarkson tweeted on Saturday that her daughter River Rose Blackstock was born on Thursday, June 12. It is Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock's first child.

Foo Fighters have agreed to play their first concert in Richmond, VA in over 15 years, thanks to a fan-funded push to bring the band back to Dave Grohl's former stomping grounds. A crowdsourced movement began in March, with fans pledging $50 each for the hypothetical concert, with a goal of $70,000 in mind. The fans would only be charged the money if the show "sold out" and actually happened. The campaign surpassed its goal over the weekend and Friday night, the Foos tweeted a message to the organizers saying "See ya soon...let's have a good time."

Drake won twice at the Canadian MuchMusic Video Awards over the weekend, as the Toronto native was awarded Hip-Hop Video of the Year for "Worst Behavior," as well as International Video of the Year by a Canadian for "Hold On, We're Going Home." Vancouver Rock act Hedley won the most trophies, with three. Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Lorde and Imagine Dragons all won one award each.

In a new interview with the BBC, producer Rick Rubin confirmed he is working with Kanye West on the rapper's next album. Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, Rubin said that he had West had been "starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album." Rubin collaborated with West on 2013's Yeezus as well.

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem have announced their next album, Get Hurt, is due out August 19. A brief teaser of a new song can be heard at their website, www.thegaslightanthem.com. The band has also announced a new tour in support of the record, with Against Me! and Jimmy Eat World opening many dates. The trek starts September 10 in Washington, D.C., running up to October 17 in Pittsburgh. The Gaslight Anthem will then head overseas to Europe in October and November.

Brit-band Bastille has announced a new North American tour, titled "Bad Blood: The Last Stand." The fall trek begins in Philadelphia on October 7 and runs up to November 20 in Los Angeles.

Miley Cyrus will bring her Bangerz tour Down Under this October, with five shows announced for Australia. Cyrus is slated to play Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth in mid-October.

Billy Corgan revealed to Music Radar that drummer Mike Byrne is no longer in The Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan said, "Mmm… Let’s just say that Mike, like Elvis, has left the building." Byrne joined the Pumpkins at age 19 four years ago. The news is not surprising, as Corgan recently announced that Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee had been recording with the Pumpkins for their next studio album.

Rapper/actress Eve got married on Saturday in Ibiza to fashion designer Maximillion Cooper. Cooper is also CEO of the motor rally Gumball 3000, which took place on Saturday as well. Speaking to E! News, Cooper said, "We met on the 2010 Gumball 3000 rally so it only seemed right to have the wedding at the finish of this years rally in Ibiza, which was the final stop on this years event. We couldn't be happier to celebrate such a special day with all our family and friends."




 
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