Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz celebrated his 50th birthday on August 1 by appearing on the cover of AARP’s magazine.
Colony Capital, which took control of Michael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch as the result of a deal struck late in the singer’s life, will be putting the Los Olivos, California property on the market. Jackson’s estate, which had considered options for regaining control of the property, said in a statement that it is “frustrated, bitterly disappointed and saddened that it has come to this.” (Rolling Stone) Read Jay Gabler’s essay on Jackson’s epic talent and complicated legacy.
A Nashville home formerly occupied by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash may become a rehab center for women suffering from eating disorders: an LLC owned by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his wife Linda is seeking to have the property rezoned to permit the new use. (Rolling Stone)
On Wednesday night in Mountain View, California, a man in the front row of an Arcade Fire concert proposed to his girlfriend. When frontman Win Butler saw the man taking a knee, he handed the fan his mic. She said yes! (Consequence of Sound)
Neil Young may have issues with your underpants: he’s boycotting non-organic cotton and asking his fans to follow suit. (Pitchfork)
“Of course s–t sometimes goes down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator,” sings Beyoncé—apparently referencing her sister Solange‘s infamous tiff with Jay-Z—on a new remix of “Flawless” that also features Nicki Minaj. (Beyonce.com)
Accused of being a member of the Illuminati due to the exotic content of her “Dark Horse” performances, Katy Perry says sure, she’d be down with that. (Rolling Stone)