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(Radio.com) LMFAO's Redfoo walked into a bar
and someone threw a glass at him. Redfoo left the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay with a gashed face with blood dripping down his cheek after reportedly being attacked by a 21-year-old man for no apparent reason. Police say that the man - who Redfoo claims he had never met - allegedly threw a glass at Redfoo without provocation, according to Billboard.
"It was a crazy occurrence," Redfoo told the city's Daily Telegraph. "We were sitting in the back area with my mates, surrounded by some thangs. We are dancing, having a good time, we're taking some pictures, taking the snapchats
We were about to round up the party and take it home to the after party, as we normally do."
Obviously there was no partying for Redfoo, a man who's made a career out of party anthems, after the incident. "I looked down at my hand and there was blood all over my hand," he recalled. "There's blood on the dance floor and I'm bleeding. That just makes you a little more upset."
But the weirdest thing might have happened after the glass hit him."So I go and I try to chase him out but they're holding me back. I wanted to see what the guy looks like, I've got to see his face
He starts blowing me kisses and winking at me like, 'yeah, sucker'
It was unbelievable, like I had been hit in the head with an axe, unbelievable."
More details and some photos here.
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(Radio.com) It's an unfortunate trend that music and art festival have been plagued with reports of deaths coming from their grounds regularly, and it is tough to say if anything has changed, or if the sheer amount of fests has made it seem like more lives are being lost at them.
Burning Man is the latest to announce a tragedy during their event, as a woman was reportedly killed after being run over by a bus carrying festival goers.
Alicia Louise Cipicchio, 29, died when the accident occurred near Center Camp in Black Rock City just after midnight on Thursday morning (August 28). Read more here.
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Popstar Katy Perry has helped the effort to permanently house a number of homeless veterans in Michigan and Texas through her efforts with Veterans Matter.
The group works with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to house homeless veterans and so far have succeeded in housing 400 veterans in six states.
Perry and the Veterans Matter will help fund housing deposits for 17 homeless veterans in Austin, Texas, and five in Detroit through an auction of a Katy Perry Prizmatic Tour concert package which was won by Scott Vaughn of Oakton, VA who became Perry's VIP guest at her recent show in Cleveland and met the popstar backstage before the concert.
"Thank you so much for helping Veterans Matter, it is so important that we help those who fought for our freedom," Perry told Vaughn when she met him at the show. He says of the experience: "It was an incredible night.
"When you meet Katy in person you see how nice, caring, and also how funny she truly is. With so many great causes that she supports, we are thankful that she also took the time and the interest, to help our homeless veterans."
We were sent these details about the organization: Veterans Matter, a program of 1Matters, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with roots back to 1990, was started by founder Ken Leslie in 2012, after he learned that the biggest obstacle facing some 60,000 homeless veterans eligible for permanent housing assistance is the lack of a rental deposit, a component that is not covered by the HUD-VASH voucher assistance program.
Perry and a growing number of musicians and celebrities, including Ice-T, Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Dusty Hill, Kix Brooks, Stevie Nicks, and many others, as well as a national Cumulus Media supported radio campaign, are all working to help Veterans Matter raise awareness and funds to provide those deposits directly to the landlords.
"These homeless veterans have guaranteed long-term housing and the keys are jingling in their hands. All they need is the deposit to get them over the threshold. Katy and the others are helping us provide that final piece that pushes them over that threshold." Leslie said.
Find out more here.
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(Radio.com) The Throne might be in a bit of trouble. Jay Z and Kanye West are being sued for copyright infringement on their 2011 Watch the Throne tune "Made in America," XXL reports.
The claim is being made by New York musician Joel McDonald, who says the rappers and featured performer Frank Ocean stole the concept of the song from his own tune of the same name, released in 2009.
McDonald, who goes by the stage name Joel Mac, is reportedly seeking $3 million in damages. The lawsuit interestingly comes as Jay Z's annual Made in America festival, which expands to two cities this year, is getting ready to take off this weekend. Philadelphia and Los Angeles will host the festivals, taking place over two days, Aug. 30 and 31. More of this story here.
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(Radio.com) Apparently, famed Italian automaker Ferrari took none to kindly to Deadmau5's notorious "Purrari," his customized Ferrari wrapped with rainbows and images of Nyan Cat. According the the heavily caffeinated "Strobe" producer's Twitter account, Ferrari went so far as to send him a cease-and-desist letter regarding the vehicle, which he drove in this year's Gumball 3000 car rally across Europe.
The Purrari was also famous for being the car Deadmau5 (AKA Joel Zimmerman) used to ferry such celebs as Skrillex and Toronto mayor Rob Ford around town for coffee.
Apparently, Ferrari had issues with their famous brand being so gratuitously remixed by the DJ ("It's the online definition of annoying," he explained to Ford about the Nyan Cat theme).
Deadmau5 Tweeted, "I wonder if the jackass lawyer at @FerrariUSA who sent us a "cease and desist" letter over the purrari is un-butthurt now that I unwrapped."
According to Deadmau5, it was a couple of specific details that ruffled the feathers of Ferrari brass. Find out what here.
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(Radio.com) Glen Campbell's final concert tour is getting the silver screen treatment. On Oct. 24, the singer's documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me will be available for viewing in New York and Nashville. A nationwide release is to follow in more than 50 cities in the coming months.
The film was shot during the Rhinestone Cowboy's 2012 Goodbye Tour, which took place after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Filmed over 425 days and 151 shows, Campbell's tour manager Bill Macclay admits that he wasn't sure who would come to Campbell's final shows. "Part of me was afraid that I thought people were going to the show because they were going to see it crash," Maclay said in the film's trailer.
The film follows the singer as he learns from his doctor in June of 2011 that he has Alzheimer's disease. When interviewed about it, Campbell asserted, "I ain't done yet, tell them that."
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me includes interviews with the Edge, Bruce Springsteen, Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Steve Martin, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Webb and Jay Leno.
More details here.
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(Radio.com) Nineteen-year-old R&B rising star Khalil has released a mixtape, A Long Short Story, that is notable for a host of special guests that appear on it, yet one guest is just a little bit bigger than the others.
Sure, getting DJ Mustard to produce and guests Birdman, Blake Kelly, Mike Dean, Soundz, and Tory Lanez are all good gets for the Sacramento native, but Justin Bieber's guest spots on two tracks are certainly going to bring Khalil a little extra attention to his latest collection of music.
The two tracks, "Playtime" and "Time for Bed," are both sultry and smooth and see the pair echoing each other's vocals. Despite the titles that would evoke childhood imagery, both tunes are not referring to matters of grade school, but more matters of the heart.
The full mixtape is available for stream here.
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(Radio.com) While Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is still in the running for 2014's song of the summer, none less than the original raunchy female rapper, Lil Kim, has hopped on the track to offer up a new freestyle.
It's a quick remix, clocking in at under one minute, but it's plenty of time for Kim to fire off a handful of lines about her own fancy lifestyle. The track is also available as a free download.
Kim has been famously feuding with Nicki Minaj over recent months, taking shots at the "Anaconda" rapstress on her remix of Beyoncι's "Flawless." Her Hardcore Mixtape will be out Sept. 11, with a tour accompanying its release.
Check out her take on Fancy here.
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(Radio.com) CMT Crossroads is adding GRAMMY-winning artists John Legend and Lee Ann Womack to their roster this September. The duo will perform the newest episode of the long-running collaboration series, with the episode being taped in Franklin, Tenn.
It'll join the R&B of Legend, who's managed multiple pop hits in the U.S., and Womack, one of the bigger country artists of her generation. "Having John and Lee Ann join us on CMT Crossroads is going to be an incredible pairing - they are both among the most respected singers in their genres," said John Hamlin, svp of music, events and talent of CMT, in a release. "This has all the makings of another classic Crossroads collaboration."
After releasing a new single earlier this year, the rootsy "The Way I'm Living," Womack announced her forthcoming album of the same name, due out Sept. 23. More details here.
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(Radio.com) Danny Brown popped up on a fairly popular Vampire Weekend remix last year, so it's certainly not a stretch to see the Detroit rapper featured on another alternative rock act's song this year.
This time around, it's with the Neighbourhood, the California five-piece who broke through with last year's "Sweater Weather." The band has a new free album #000000 & #FFFFFF out soon, and the newest taste of it is "Hate Machine" (stylized "H8M4CH1NE" on Soundcloud), featuring a verse from Brown.
The atmospheric tune includes decidedly oriental instrumentation cues throughout in addition to a deep, reverberating bass and swirling backing vocals.
"I've built this hate machine off broken dreams," frontman Jesse Rutherford sings before Brown comes in about halfway through to finish off the track, joined by a drum machine.
Check out the new track here.
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American Idol star Phillip Phillips has announced that he will be launching a North American headline tour next month with a very special kick off appearance at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The West Point show will take place on September 12th and will be followed by stops in many major markets including Dallas, Nashville, New Orleans, Boston, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Durham, Houston, Orlando and the tour will conclude on December 7th in Phoenix.
Phillips is wrapping up his summer tour season this week with appearances in Waco, TX tonight, Saturday at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival and Sunday at the New York State Fair.
Phillip is continuing to tour in support his sophomore studio album, "Behind The Light," which was released by Interscope Records back in May of this year. See the tour dates here.
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(Radio.com) Car reveals just got a lot more musical, thanks to Duran Duran. The band will headline Mazda's unveiling of the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata during a live event to be held in Monterey, Calif., on Sept. 3 and streaming on the auto manufacturer's YouTube channel.
Mazda will hold simultaneous reveals in Tokyo, Barcelona and Monterey. Double D fans can tune in starting at 6 p.m. PT to watch the live reveal of the Miata, as well as highlights of Duran Duran's performance.
"Duran Duran and the MX-5 Miata both made their world debuts in the 1980s and captured the hearts and imagination of an entire generation," said Mazda's Russell Wager in a release. "In 25 years, both the car and the band have evolved while staying true to their roots. It is this combination of authenticity and endurance that makes the pairing of the MX-5 and Duran Duran so appropriate for this reveal."
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(Radio.com) At first glance, Puff Daddy and Billy Corgan might not have a whole lot in common. But in 1998 they were both on top of the world. Puff was racking up GRAMMY nominations and the award for Best Rap Album for No Way Out, his tribute to the Notorious B.I.G., while Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins took home the award for Best Hard Rock Performance for "The End Is the Beginning Is the End" - from the Batman & Robin soundtrack - and released their seminal album Adore.
Little did we know at the time that the link between them was even greater. Sixteen years ago, Puff Daddy inexplicably took it upon himself to remix the Adore track "Ava Adore."
However, it stayed buried for a decade-and-a-half, until Smashing Pumpkins announced the reissue of Adore - and now, ahead of the reissue, the remix is finally seeing the light of day.
Listen to it here.
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(Radio.com) It's the end of an era for Young Thug. The rapper's 1017 Thug mixtape/album series wrapped up this week with 1017 Thug 3: The Finale, the third and final installment in the series. It's available for streaming now, courtesy of Audiomack.
The new release includes 13 tracks, many of which are solely Young Thug features. However, Gucci Mane drops by on three songs, while Young LA and MPA Duke show up for the 12th and 13th tracks, respectively.
Additionally, DJ Mustard and Metro Boomin contribute production. The release is the second in a series of eight that Gucci Mane's working on, more recently following his project Gucci vs Guwop.
Stream the full album here.
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(Radio.com) These days Ice-T is most well known for playing detective Odafin Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and acting in other TV shows and films.
But back in the day, Ice-T used to be a rapper who dabbled in some fairly hard-nosed hip-hop. Fans of that side of Ice-T are lucky, because a new reissue will recast the spotlight on Ice-T's early rap days.
Ice-T's greatest hits album, along with his signature West Coast-centric albums Rhyme Pays, Power and Body Count, will all be getting reissued on vinyl this fall, on Oct. 7. The rapper's greatest hits album will also be expanded and released for the first time on vinyl.
Some of the new additions includes the title tracks from the film soundtracks of 1988's Colors and 1991's Ricochet, starring Denzel Washington. Check out the tracklisting here.
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(Extra) The Emmy award winning entertainment show Extra will be kicking off its 21st season on September 8th with two new co-hosts, Tracey Edmonds and Charissa Thompson joining Mario Lopez.
Edmonds is an award-winning producer and CEO of production company Edmonds Entertainment, whose latest project is the hit series Deion's Family Playbook on OWN. Thompson is currently the co-host of Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1.
Lopez, Edmonds and Thompson will continue to broadcast from Extra's home at Universal Studios Hollywood, the entertainment capital of Los Angeles, bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment and pop culture from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, home to world-class retailers, restaurants, thrill rides, iconic movie characters and the Studio's famous backlot.
Visit the Extra website for the latest here.
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(Radio.com) It was a scant 24 hours ago that that EDM cutie pie Zedd teased his high-octane remix of Magic!'s ubiquitous and relentlessly catchy summer jam, "Rude."
Today, Magic! themselves decided to up the ante and deliver full-length version of said remix, which deftly combines Zedd's signature hands-in-the-air euphoria with the song's incessant melody.
Hardcore dance music fans will notice that Zedd also slides in a sample from "It's Just Another Groove," the classic 1995 track produced by Fatboy Slim around the 2:15 mark.
According to Zedd's tease of the song on Instagram, the remix will officially drop on Sept. 2, which just so happens to be the DJ/producer's 25th birthday.
Magic! fans hoping to catch the band perform live can see them as part of the massive Fashion Rocks 2014 event scheduled for Sept. 9 at Brooklyn's Barclays Arena alongside such acts as Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Afrojack, Luke Bryan and many more.
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(Radio.com) As the world continues the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, country legend Dolly Parton gets in on the fun for a good cause - hair and all. After being challenged - or perhaps dared - by Kenny Rogers, Parton enlists the help of her two nieces to douse her and raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease.
"I'm here to meet the challenge of a lot of people for ALS," she tells the camera. "This was not on my bucket list, pardon the expression. A lot of people challenged me. Kenny Rogers dared me. Kenny said you'll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes, and your false nails. Kenny, you'd be surprised at what all I do with my falses for a good cause and a good laugh."
As she takes off her earrings and her scarf, she's asked if she wants to remove her shoes. "My shoes are plastic but then again so is the rest of me," she jokes. "You're dying to see this hairdo go down the drain, ain't you?"
"Although, I didn't challenge anyone, I do challenge everybody to make a generous donation like I did!" Parton said. "Kenny, you gotta pay extra for the wet t-shirt contest!"
Check it out here.
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