Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr announced that he's cancelling an upcoming concert in North Carolina to protest the state's recently passed transgender bathroom law.
The 75-year-old Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, was scheduled to perform with his All Starr Band in Cary, North Carolina, in June but announced in a statement Wednesday that he will no longer perform in order to support those "fighting against the bigotry of HB2."
"I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred," Starr said in a statement. "How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended." more >>
Kirk Franklin knew creating an album titled "Losing My Religion" might shock people, but he thought it was an important conversation to have in a society where church attendance is on the decline.
The 46-year-old minister of music told ABC News 13 in Houston, Texas, why he believes his decision to spark the controversial conversation concerning religion was needed.
"When you look at the decline of church attendance in America, or when you look at the decline of millennials that are not going to church in America, you want to have the conversation that a lot of times people are hit more with religion and rules and the systems than they are with the love of God and having a personal relationship with Christ," Franklin said while on his "The 20 Years In One Night Tour." more >>
Weeks after revealing that his spiritual energy was being drained by participating in meet-and-greets with fans, Justin Bieber is making an exception for one admirer.
Sarina Costanzo,14, is battling cystic fibrosis, which is a chronic illness that results in her having to take dozens of pills and undergo breathing treatments. Although Bieber told the world that he couldn't commit to meeting his fans personally while on his Purpose tour, he decided to keep the commitment he made to meet Costanzo through the Make A Wish Foundation.
Costanzo cried on Bieber's shoulder when she met the 22-year-old pop star during his Purpose Tour stop in Pleasant Valley, Missouri, April 6. She told Fox News just how much Bieber has changed her life. more >>
Audio Adrenaline's frontman calls it "crazy" to hear the band's song kick off the popular, newly released film "God's Not Dead 2."
While Audio A doesn't appear in the film, their song "Sound Of The Saints" is the opening track, which frontman Adam Agee calls an emotional feat.
"It was crazy to hear the song in the movie," Agee told The Christian Beat. "Everybody knew who I was and knew we had a song in the movie; the director and producer of the movie were so stoked about having the song in there." more >>
Sometimes you don't fulfill your dreams. And sometimes God gives you something better. Here's one rock-and-roller's story.
In Rock and Roll lore, February 3, 1959, is known as "The Day the Music Died." On that day, a small airplane carrying Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, better known as the "Big Bopper," and Richie Valens of "La Bamba" fame crashed, killing all three of the men as well as the pilot.
Among the people who took the news hard was a teenager in Billings, Montana, named Chan Romero. Romero and Valens had some important things in common: They were both seventeen years old and they shared a Latino heritage. more >>
With all of the arguing taking place between sisters and Mary Mary group members Erica and Tina Campbell on their WE tv reality television show, the gospel singers are admitting that their public squabbles are not godly.
The sisters can be seen arguing about 41-year-old Tina's decision to focus on her solo career instead of recording new music that the gospel music duo is contractually obligated to create, while cameras are rolling in the fifth season of "Mary Mary." While tensions are running high for all the world to see, Tina admits that the issues with her sister are childish.