Woodstock 50 has officially been canceled.
The troubled festival was just over 2 weeks away from kicking off, but organizers just couldn't recover from setback after setback that ultimately led to Wednesday's announcement that its been officially called off.
Greg Peck, a principal of Woodstock 50, told TMZ, "The unfortunate dispute with our financial partner and the resulting legal proceedings set us off course at a critical juncture, throwing a wrench in our plans and forcing us to find an alternate venue to Watkins Glen."
The news comes on the heels of artist after artist announcing they were pulling out ... from Miley Cyrus, Carlos Santana and Jay-Z to the Dead & Co. and John Fogerty. The good news for the artists who originally signed on ... Woodstock 50 organizers say artists get to keep their fees, asking they donate 10% of it to charity.
The festival was originally supposed to happen at Watkins Glen International in upstate NY but the venue pulled out.
The 3-day festival then got moved to Columbia, Maryland at the Merriweather Post Pavilion ... a much smaller venue. As we reported ... Woodstock 50 was reduced to become a free show for those lucky enough to get their hands on tickets. So much for that.
Noah Cyrus just released her new track “July”.
The track, which is delicate and folk-inspired, is the latest taste of the 19-year-old singer’s full-length debut album.
“‘July‘ is out now. This one is really emotional for me and extremely heart felt,” Noah said in a statement on her Twitter. “I wrote this about a time when I felt like I amounted to nothing to someone and never felt good enough for them. Here’s a piece of my life that made a huge impact on me.”
Stream Noah Cyrus‘ new single “July” on Spotify and download it on iTunes now.
Cardi B cancelled her Indy show due to a security issue that threatened the rapper's safety as well as the venue.
Cardi was supposed to perform at Bankers Life Field House, but less than an hour before the sold-out show was scheduled to begin, the concert was postponed ... leaving tons of fans angry, upset.
Police put out a release saying, "This evening, there was a scheduled concert at Bankers Life. We were notified of an unverified threat to the artist and the artist canceled this eveningâs concert - there is no immediate threat to public safety, this not an active incident. Ongoing investigation"
The venue says Cardi's show has been rescheduled for Sept. 11.
Cardi was inside the venue for soundcheck prior to the show, and posted a message to her fans after the announcement, issuing a heartfelt apology.
Lil Nas X made history on Monday (July 29) when his megahit "Old Town Road" remix featuring Billy Ray
Cyrus completed its 17th week straight topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The feat officially makes the song the longest running No. 1 single of all time, beating out Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," which topped the charts for 16 weeks in 1995-1996, as well as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" (Remix) featuring Justin Bieber, which tied the record in 2017.
Global super stars and UNICEF supporters BTS have today - on UN International Day of Friendship - released an exclusive video that calls on young people to brighten someone’s day with kindness, as part of UNICEF’s campaign to #ENDviolence in and around schools.
Worldwide, some 150 million students, half of all students 13 to 15 years of age, report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school.
The short video features the group singing their hit single, Answer: Love Myself, over fictional stories of children and young people facing incidents of violence, bullying and fear in and around schools. As the story unfolds, viewers see a switch in attitude when peers start to offer friendship, support and love to those being bullied and hurt.
UNICEF is inviting children and young people to take the first step by leaving a kind note for someone, either in real life or on the internet, and sharing it for others to see.
“Children and young people have told us time and again that being treated with kindness and respect helps them to feel safe in and around school,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Every day students face a range of violent acts, from bullying and physical attacks to corporal punishment, sexual assault and harassment online. By being kind, children and young people can show their support for each other and brighten someone’s day. We’re grateful to BTS for their continued commitment to making sure that no child is afraid to go to school.”
A jury ruled that Katy Perry's song "Dark Horse" copied a gospel song that came out 5 years earlier.
Monday's verdict is the light at the end of the tunnel of a lengthy legal battle that started back in July 2014, when she was sued by the Christian rapper, Flame -- he claimed her 2013 hit song "Dark Horse" copied his Grammy-nominated gospel song, "Joyful Noise."
Flame's music label uploaded the music video to YouTube way back in 2008, and it's since racked up millions of views. He says Katy stole the underlying beat ... but she claimed that there are NO meaningful similarities.
According to the suit ... Flame claims Perry also destroyed his reputation in Christian music circles because he's now associated with the anti-Christian witchcraft and imagery that's present in her "Dark Horse" music vid.
The case will now proceed to the damages phase
Katy told the jury she initially heard the beats from Dr. Luke while they were drinking wine in Santa Barbara, and claimed she wrote "Dark Horse" in only 4 hours.
A woman named Rebecca Kanter was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly caused a disturbance in the Swedish embassy in DC after she allegedly threw a bunch of liquid on the front doors and said, "I'm going to blow this motherf***er up!"
The Secret Service issued a lookout warning for the lady on Monday after the alleged incident, and when she came back Tuesday berating staff and a student group, and arguing for Rocky's release. Authorities say she also kicked over a display and some furniture.
She was arrested on the spot and later booked for destruction of property and unlawful entry.
Woodstock 50 is officially happening and the tickets are FREE!
Organizers have decided to release tickets in the coming days free of charge. We're told a limited number of seats will be available for the show -- which has been moved to Maryland -- and instructions on how to get tickets will likely be posted by the end of the week.
Our sources say the show will now be billed as a benefit concert ... and those who are able to snag seats are encouraged to donate to their favorite causes.
It is still unclear who will perform at Woodstock. Artists who originally signed onto the 50th Anniversary event are no longer obligated to their contract. Big names like Jay-Z and John Fogerty have already announced they are not performing.
It's being reported that organizers are still hopeful they'll be able to put on a 3-day festival with music throughout ... and final plans are still moving forward. Artists who are still booked and scheduled to perform have been paid in full.
Woodstock 50 is set to happen the weekend of August 16.
Shawn Mendes is featured on Chance The Rapper‘s brand new album.
The 21-year-old singer teamed up with his fellow musician for a hot new track that is included on Chance‘s new record, The Big Day.
“Cant believe I get to be a part of this album @chancetherapper you’re truly the best man thank you!
#BallinFlossin,” Shawn wrote on social media upon the album’s release.
You can download Chance the Rapper‘s new album off of iTunes here!
Chris Brown released the music video for his newest song, “No Guidance,” featuring Drake. The two had been teasing the arrival of this collaboration for at least a whole human gestation period. Last week, Brown tweeted a photo of the two with the caption “Somethings coming.” Drake most recently posted images of the duo partying to his Instagram in January. (The caption—“2019 cookup … Aubreezy”—involved a cringeworthy portmanteau of his given name, Aubrey, and Brown’s nickname.) He’d also shared images of the pair palling around at his birthday party last October, the same month he invited Brown onstage to perform with him. Then, too, the caption was a rather arrogant reference to working together: “Best Duo or Group goes to … ”
Suffice it to say, the answer is not “Aubreezy.” The pair’s new music video is a work of staggering cynicism—seemingly tailor-made, as many Drake productions are, to produce a wealth of memes. On this algorithmic level, it has already succeeded: Remixed images of the dance battle that erupts between the two men have indeed gone viral. The video is also No. 1 on YouTube’s R&B Hotlist, and its Trending list for all music. “No Guidance” is a paint-by-numbers modern R&B track: Start with an effusive Drake compliment, end with a thirsty Brown yodel. The commercial success of a glorified You Got Served remix is hardly surprising in 2019.
The video, in particular, registers as a work produced to signal the end of a beef and the start of an era in which silly things like so-called feuds over women don’t keep mega-popular male artists from maximizing each other’s earning appeal and earning fans’ adulation. And once again, perhaps by design, women’s pain is inconsequential.