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Dr. Dre Announces Special Guest Filled Final Album

(Radio.com) Dr. Dre announced his next and possibly final album. Compton: A Soundtrack, inspired by Dre's experience as a co-producer on Straight Outta Compton, the biopic of his former group N.W.A., will be released on August 7.

Dre hasn't released a new album since 1999's 2001 and he has indicated that the new album will be his last release, tweeting "My grand finale. #Compton."

See the tracklisting, which features guest shots by lesser known MCs, as well as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Eminem and Dre's fellow N.W.A. member and Straight Outta Compton co-producer Ice Cube, here.

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Lollapalooza's Final Day Cut Show By Severe Weather

(FCM) The final day of the Lollapalooza festival was forced to be cut short by 30 minutes due to severe weather conditions and warnings from the National Weather Service and onsite weather monitors. We were sent the following details:

Based upon approaching weather, Florence + The Machine, Bassnectar, Kygo and NERO shortened their set times in order for fans to safely exit the festival grounds. More than 89,000 patrons exited as instructed by the various communication platforms put in place as a part of the festival's severe weather plan, as well as directives from public safety personnel onsite.

Severe weather, including lightning, was predicted to approach the area and festival organizers met with public safety officials and held multiple meetings onsite to determine the best course of action throughout the afternoon into the evening.

In anticipation of potential storms, patrons were alerted beginning at 7pm that the festival was monitoring severe weather and that the show may be impacted.


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The Who, Kanye West, Janet Jackson Lead iHeartRadio Festival Lineup

(Sunshine Sachs) The Who, Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne lead the lineup for this year's iHeartRadio music festival.

The festival will be taking place on September 18 and 19 in Las Vegas and fans that can't make it go Vegas can catch performances live on iHeartMedia radio stations and also during a two night televised prime-time special on The CW on September 29th and 30th.

This year's festival will also include performances from Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, and more. We were sent the following details:

The Daytime Village will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 19 with performances by Demi Lovato, Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk The Moon, Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Lee Brice, George Ezra, Tori Kelly, Echosmith, James Bay, The Struts, Zella Day and Shawn Mendes.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations for fans throughout the country across 150 markets and will stream live on Yahoo Screen (yahoo.com/iheart) each night at 7:30 p.m. PST. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also return to The CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on September 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

"If you are a music fan, you will be able to find this year's festival everywhere you turn… on the radio, online and on television," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. "By making it available to so many people, we generate billions of social media impressions throughout the weekend."

Beginning today at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST, use your MasterCardฎ for access to a limited number of tickets through a special pre-sale for the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Get more details here.

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Mariah Carey Working With Justin Bieber and French Montana

(Radio.com) Mariah Carey is back in the studio, with some very surprising guests. Last week the pop diva teased that a recording session with French Montana and Justin Bieber.

If that combination is eyebrow-raising that's probably because Bieber wasn't intended to be in the studio. According to TMZ, he crashed Carey and French's evening, where they were working on a new song together. Bieber's whimsical decision to show up, however, will leave a mark on their collaboration as he apparently contributed vocals to the track.

Other guests in the building included producer Eric Hudson, who recently worked on her "Infinity" comeback, DJ Suss One, and Detail, best known for architecting Beyonce and Jay Z's "Drunk in Love." Read more here.

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Meek Mill Fires Another Shot At Drake In Ongoing Feud

(Radio.com) You didn't think that Meek Mill was done with Drake after releasing the diss track "Wanna Know" last week, did you? Well, the Philly MC took to Instagram to further address his seemingly never-ending quarrel with Drizzy.

"So this is rap now!" he says, under a post that has a photo of Drake, and a photo of his alleged ghostwriter, Quentin Miller. "You can have a n-- write ya raps and that's acceptable.. just like in the streets you can tell on people and still b the man and get the same respect as the next man!

"It's almost over for the the game lol I'm confused outchea…… I'm making all trap music after I do my thang with them! We still loaded! #quentinmiller changed the game #youtherealmvp"

For his part, Quentin Miller has said that "I am not and never will be a 'ghostwriter' for Drake.. I'm proud to say that we've collaborated .. but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together .."

See Meek Mill's Instagram post here.

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Brad Paisley Reportedly Joining The Voice Next Season

(Radio.com) The Voice is reportedly adding a new country star to the show. According to US Weekly, country singer Brad Paisley is joining Blake Shelton's team as a mentor.

In addition to bringing the best out of contestants, we can expect a lot of laughs and jokes between these two-might even break up Adam and Blake's bromance.

"Brad was a good friend to Blake, and it was great for Blake to have him there-especially considering everything Blake is going through," a source told the magazine. Read more here.

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Eric Church Premieres New Song Inspired By His Son

(Radio.com) Eric Church played Nashville's brand new Ascend Amphitheater last Thursday night and he treated fans to a brand new song called "3 Year Olds" and video of the performance has made its way online

Church introduced the song as being inspired by his son Boone (who's almost four years old), and told a humorous story about a fishing trip the two had taken.

"He loves to go fishing," he told the crowd. "It's his favorite thing in the world, and it's the greatest joy in life to take him fishing, but, first time we went, first time, I gave him one of those Zebco rods, I showed him how to throw it out there, I bait it up, got a little bobber on. He threw it out, he reeled it in, and as I was reaching down to grab it to re-throw it, he just stuck the whole damn rod in the water. And, as I went to get the rod, he threw the tackle box in there. And I'm 38 years old, and I did not know a fishing pole sank faster than a tackle box." Watch the video here.

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Smokey Robinson To Receive Rock Hall Honor

(Radio.com) Besides inducting a new class of inductees annually, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame also bestows another honor on musical icons once a year, with their Annual Music Masters Series. Late last week, the Rock Hall announced that this year, that honor goes to Motown legend Smokey Robinson.

Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of a pioneering rock and roll figures with a series of events that includes exhibits at the Rock Hall, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert, all of which benefits the Rock Hall's education programs.

Previous artists to be honored by the Rock Hall's Music Masters Series include Chuck Berry, Woody Guthrie, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and Fats Domino. Read more here.

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Insane Clown Posse Release Part Two Of Marvelous Missing Link Saga

('stache) Insane Clown Posse unleashed part two of their Marvelous Missing Link saga last Friday, July 31. The "Found" chapter, the follow up to the "Lost" chapter released earlier this year, is now available at physical and digital stores nationwide.

The Marvelous Missing Link (FOUND) is greeting the world following the wildly successful 16th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos music festival, which attracted ICP fans by the thousands from all over the world, featuring artists ranging from Flosstradamus to Wacka Flocka Flame to Puddle of Mudd to Tech N9ne. This new album delivers the terrifying and thought-provoking brand of horrorcore rap that have made the Insane Clown Posse one of the most talked about and controversial bands of all time.

When Insane Clown Posse emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit's underground music scene in the early '90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the face painted duo's hardcore, hip-hop style would bear on mainstream music. Over the course of several Gold and Platinum albums, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have shared their Dark Carnival mythology with the world, through their lyrics which range from the philosophic to the humorous and through their over-the-top live performances (the Clowns' most infamous concert tradition: Dousing the crowd with hundreds of gallons of Faygo soda). The duo's millions of fans -- known as 'Juggalos' -- have become one of the most studied and talked-about musical subcultures of all time. Many of their albums, including the Platinum-selling "The Great Milenko" and "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" have become true classics of the horrorcore rap genre.

The first entry in their new two-part album "The Marvelous Missing Link" was released on Tuesday, April 28 and opened in the Billboard Top 20 chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 10 Rap Chart. See the tracklisting here.

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Questlove Remixes His Sister Donn T's Last Breath

('stache) Donn T has released a new remix of the track "Last Breath", from her new album, Flight Of The Donn T. This new remix was produced by her brother, the Grammy-winning instrumentalist/producer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson. We were sent the following details, following by a link to stream the new remix.

Flight Of The Donn T was released (on her own label, D-Tone Victorious, distributed by MRI/RED/Sony) to critical acclaim this year. Two of Flight's singles, "Waiting"and "Midnight" have been featured heavily in visual media: the former track appeared in the BET film I Will Follow directed by award winning director Ava Duvernay (Selma), while the latter track was spotlighted in Lifetime's movie With This Ring (starring Jill Scott, Regina Hall and Eve).

After recently performing at the star-studded Talking Heads/David Byrne Tribute at Carnegie Hall in NYC, Donn T received glowing reviews from Rolling Stone, "avant-funkateer... easily the heaviest groove of the night" and Entertainment Weekly, "stunning vocals."

Donn T has several appearances planned in the coming weeks. She will be performing on Arise 360 Entertainment TV on Monday, August 3. Additionally, Donn T will be spinning a selection of hits at the D.C. Record Fair, taking place on Sunday, August 9. The event takes place at the Penn Social, located at 801 E. St. NE in Washington D.C. It will be Donn T's DJ debut! Stream the new remix here.

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Foals Top Radio Chart With New Single 'Mountain At My Gates'

(BBGP) Foals' new single "Mountain At My Gates" has reached the No. 1 spot at Specialty Radio, debuting at the top position on the FMQB SubModern Singles chart.

The song was also the No. 1 most added at Alternative Radio and will be featured as influential Los Angeles station KCRW's Top Tune on August 4th.

This news follows the release of a brand new video for the song directed by Nabil who is best known for his work with Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Frank ocean, and Alt-J.

Foals and Nabil partnered with GoPro for the innovative video, which was shot entirely on GoPro's spherical Virtual Reality technology. This marks the first use of GoPro's new VR technology on a music video production. Throughout the video's spectacular visuals, Foals interact with and perform to the viewer in a fully immersive way in which we're able to experience their performance through multiple perspectives.

Produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine), 'Mountain At My Gates' builds from the leftfield grooves and angular art-rock that characterized previous Foals' anthems such as 'My Number' and 'Spanish Sahara'. This time, however, the quintet subverts expectations by twisting the track into a frenzied finale with a cacophony of sound. The track is featured on the band's forthcoming fourth album 'What Went Down'. Watch the video here.

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