Unfinished Prince memoir gets publication date

A day after the third anniversary of his death, Prince‘s estate revealed that they have finished the memoir he was working on at the time of his death. The book is set to drop this fall.

Woodstock 50 pushes back ticket on-sale, swears everything’s fine

Tickets for the star-studded Woodstock 50 festival were supposed to go on sale this Monday, but the on-sale date has been pushed back indefinitely. Ticket agents say they’re still waiting for a press statement from festival organizers; Rolling Stone speculates that the reason for the delay is that the festival doesn’t yet have the necessary permit from New York State.

Unsurprisingly, rumors began to circulate that the festival could be cancelled. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang dismissed those rumors, saying, “Woodstock is a phenomenon that for 50 years has drawn attention to its principles and also the rumors that can be attached to that attention.” (Jay)

Musician marriage news: Ups and downs

We’ve got two marriage stories about famous musicians today: one marriage ending and one beginning. Let’s get the sad news out of the way first.

Adele has parted ways with her husband Simon Konecki. In a statement, her representatives said, “Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly. As always they ask for privacy.” (Billboard)

Now the happy news: in a candlelight ceremony on Saturday in New Orleans, singer-songwriter Michelle Branch tied the knot with Patrick Carney of the Black Keys. The couple started dating in 2015, and Billboard reports they fell in love while Carney was producing Branch’s 2017 album Hopeless Romantic. (Jay)

Viral clip: Florence + The Machine go to Westeros

Probably no other TV show this year will get people talking as much as the last season of Game of Thrones. The season’s second episode debuted on Sunday night, and it featured a song performed by Florence Welch, a.k.a. Florence + The Machine.

Welch sang “Jenny of Oldstones,” a song written by the show’s composers based on lyrics from George R.R. Martin’s novels. The character Podrick Payne sings the song during the episode, and Welch’s version rolls over the closing credits.

In a statement, Welch said, “When I first heard the song it sounded like a Celtic lullaby to me. Celtic music has always been in my blood, so I felt like I could do something with it. The magic and ritual in Game of Thrones, not to mention the costumes, have always appealed to me. I am honoured to be a part of the final season.”

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