In this week's A-list Insider: Brad Pitt admits his excessive drinking contributed to the collapse of his marriage, Bruce Hampton dies at his 70th birthday bash and Prince Philip retires.

Brad Pitt opens up about Angelina Jolie divorce

Just as the world was coming to terms with the demise of Brangelina, Brad Pitt has broken his silence on the collapse of his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

In a candid interview with GQ magazine, the Hollywood actor admitted that his drinking was a contributing factor. He said: "I hit the lottery and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits."

He added that his family has been ripped apart, admitting that he is an emotional "retard". Although he is now teetotal, and he is receiving therapy to help him with his problems.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were together for 12 years before parting ways Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Bruce Hampton death

Over in the world of music, Jam Band fans are mourning the sudden death of veteran Bruce Hampton. The musician, fondly known as the "Granddaddy of the Jam Scene", was close to wrapping up his star-studded 70th birthday concert when he collapsed on stage at Atlanta's Fox Theatre.

Initially, the crowd thought it was all part of the performance before organisers closed the curtains and the guitarist was rushed to hospital where he was later confirmed dead.

Paying tribute to his frequent collaborator and one-time bandmate, Jeff Mosier said: "I've never been sadder. I've dreaded this day for years but could have never imagined a more joyful departure. I feel so lost."

Prince Philip retires

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4 May 2017: Prince Philip arrives at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace for an Order of Merit service after the announcement that he is retiring from public service John Stillwell/Neil Hall/Reuters

And finally, Prince Philip has retired from royal duties. The news was announced on 4 April after Queen's most senior aides gathered at Buckingham Palace for a rare staff meeting.

With the full support of the Queen, the 95-year-old royal will attend previously scheduled engagements before standing down in September.

The Duke of Edinburgh conducted 110 days of engagements in 2016 which made him the fifth busiest member of the royal family.

The palace confirmed that the Queen "will continue to carry out a full programme of official engagements".