Women in Music 2016

The Beat: Murs on Gay Rights, Staind on Hiatus, Phil Lesh on Further

The Beat: Murs on Gay Rights, Staind on Hiatus, Phil Lesh on Further

Welcome to the "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts -- all from the streets of Venice Beach.

In today's episode, J.B. gives the key details on Staind frontman Aaron Lewis's reassurance that though he is touring solo, the band is not breaking up; the reunion of the Sugababes members; rapper Murs' support of gay rights; and why Phil Lesh has no studio plans for his band Further.

Be sure to come back to Billboard.com each weekday afternoon to watch a fresh episode of "The Beat."