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Chris Cornell, the frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave, committed suicide at the age of 52. Cornell hung himself on Wednesday night after playing Detroit’s Fox Theatre with Soundgarden, which was in the middle of a national tour after reuniting in 2010.

According to WXYZ-TV, Cornell’s wife called a family friend to check on him; after the friend forced open Cornell’s hotel-room door, the singer was found on the bathroom floor. TMZ adds that hours before his death, Cornell posted lyrics from the 2012 Soundgarden song “By Crooked Steps” that read, “I’m the shape of the hole inside your heart.” Meanwhile, the band closed the show with the last song Chris Cornell ever played….a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “In My Time of Dying”.
The band has played that song before, but it certainly is symbolic.

 

‘Katy Cats’ and ‘Barbies’ unite because Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj have teamed up for a new song called, ‘Swish, Swish’.

The brand new track will appear on Katy’s upcoming album Witness which is set to be released on June 9th.

Witness also features the singles, ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ (with Skip Marley) and ‘Bon Appetit’ featuring Migos.

Katy and Nicki actually have a little bit of history together.

Back in 2011, they took part in the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops event and appeared on stage together to perform a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’.

In 2015, after Nicki and Taylor Swift got into a bit of a disagreement on Twitter over the 2015 MTV Video Music Award nominations, Katy sent some subtle shade Taylor’s way…

The two will likely perform the song this weekend at the Billboard Music Awards according to this tweet from Nicki…

Might the two perform it even sooner than this Sunday?

Katy is set to perform on the season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend; Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the guest host.

I’m a BIG fan of this record and love when Katy teams up with rappers on her music (see, 2013’s ‘Dark Horse’ with Juicy J).

Witness from Katy Perry drops on June 9th!

 

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Dennis Quaid will play former President George W. Bush in Katrina: American Crime Story.

The FX series will focus on Bush, the 43rd president of the United States and how he was heavily criticized in the media for his handling of the aftermath of Katrina back in 2005.

Other celebs joining the cast includes Matthew Broderick, Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Katrina: American Crime Story debuts in 2018

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