Grapevine: Tom DeLonge out of Blink-182

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Pop/punk band Blink-182 are parting ways with guitar player and singer Tom DeLonge. Bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker announced they would play Barker's Musink Music and Tattoo festival with Alkaline Trio guitarist Matt Skiba instead. A statement from the band says "no hard feeling, but the show must go on for our fans." The statement alleges that DeLonge's manager sent them an email saying he didn't want any part in Blink-182 projects "indefinitely." DeLonge, however, took to social media to say he never quit the band.

Melissa Rivers sues Manhattan clinic

Melissa Rivers filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy and the doctors who operated on her mother, Joan Rivers, in August. The suit, filed Monday, charges that negligence resulted in a coma that killed the 81-year-old comedian. Rivers went to the office for an outpatient procedure to examine her throat and suffered a laryngospasm that resulted in her throat closing up, causing a heart attack and brain damage.

Big Sean announces details of new album

Detroit rapper Big Sean has announced a title for his upcoming third album: "Dark Sky Paradise." The title, to be released Feb. 24, was announced Sunday night via the rapper's Instagram. The album was recorded mostly at Sean's home studio in Los Angeles, Complex magazine reports in its new cover story on Sean. The mag says the new album chronicles his recent highs and lows and is his most personal album to date. "IDFWU," Sean's hit from his four-song EP he released in September 2014, recently peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It is No. 14 this week.

Emma Watson to star in 'Beauty and the Beast'

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has confirmed that she will portray Belle in a live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." "Twilight" director Bill Condon is also on board. No word yet on who will play the hairy, short-tempered beast.

Seger to end tour in Nashville

Bob Seger recorded his album "Ride Out" in Nashville, and now he and the Silver Bullet Band will finish out the "Ride Out 2014-'15" tour in Music City on March 28. The concert, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, is the 40th date on the tour, which started in the fall. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 with Bob Seger fan club members getting early access Feb. 4 (go to for details). There are still tickets available for Seger's Detroit show on March 26 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets are available at, and

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Adam Graham and Susan Whitall contributed

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