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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Rapper Struck In Face By Drone

(Radio.com) Bone Thugs-N-Harmony proved this weekend that the show must go on even after rapper Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse was struck in the face with a drone.

The group was performing at the High Life Music Festival in Victorville, California on Sunday (Sept. 25) when rapper Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse was hit in the face with a two-foot-wide drone.

The drone was hovering above the band during its set and it remains unclear who launched it or how it hit the rapper.Regardless, Howse and the rest of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony didn't miss a beat and continued the show without even pausing the song they were playing. Watch the drone attack here.

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Garth Brooks Scores His Seventh 10 Millionth Selling Album

(Radio.com) Country star Garth Brooks made history on September 21st when his 2007 album The Ultimate Hits became his seventh to achieve a diamond certification or 10 million copies sold.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed that Brooks was the first artist in history to earn seven diamond-certified albums. To put that in perspective, Brooks has achieved more diamond-certified albums than The Beatles.

Besides The Ultimate Hits, Brooks' other albums that achieved diamond status include five studio albums Garth Brooks (1989), No Fences (1990), Ropin' the Wind (1991) and Sevens (1997), and another live album, Double Live (1998). On Facebook Live Monday (September 26) evening, Brooks opened up about the honor. "7 seems to be the lucky number today," he said. See how he celebrated here.

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Video From Green Day's Club Tour Kick Off Goes Online

(hennemusic) Green Day opened the Revolution Radio North American club tour at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH on September 26 and video from the show has surfaced online.

"Green Day has long combined the sneering three-chord energy of foundational punk with Saturday-morning-cartoon accessibility," writes Brad Keefe of Columbus Alive. "In a word, its live show was … fun. The musicians burst out of the starting gate with a joy and energy that lasted through a 25-song set that pushed two hours. The setlist dove deep into the band's biggest albums, including 1994's 'Dookie' and 2004's 'American Idiot', but wove in tracks from throughout its catalog."

The Columbus show became opening night of the Bay Area band's rare club tour after the band postponed the first three dates due to an illness "affecting several members of the band and its crew."

Originally scheduled to open in St. Louis, MO on September 20, the group also postponed stops in Chicago, IL (Sep. 21) and Detroit, MI (Sep 24), while a Toronto, ON appearance at the World Cup Of Hockey Fan Village on September 23 was canceled. Check out the video here.

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Danny Brown Releases Atrocity Exhibition Album Early

Danny Brown surprised fans during a Twitter Q&A with news that he had released his new album "Atrocity Exhibition" early. It was original set to hit on Friday (September 30th.)

He told fans, "Yo whattup bruisers this is Atrocity Exhibition out today. Couldn't hold it no more longer so had to get the music to the people. Love all y'all everybody check it out." Listen here

Brown is currently on the road for the "The Exhibition 2016" North American Tour with Bruiser Brigade protege Zeeloperz and Houston rapper Maxo Kream. See the dates here.

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Celtic Woman Announce North American Tour

Celtic Woman have announced an extensive North American tour that they will be launching next spring in support of their new studio album "Voices Of Angels".

The album is set to be released on November 18th and features vocals from Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the Celtic violinist Tara McNeill.

The Voices Of Angels World Tour will kick off on March 2nd in Lakeland, FL at the Lakeland Center and is currently scheduled to conclude on June 25th in Lynn, MA at the Lynn Auditorium. See the dates here.

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Otis Redding Listening Party Announced

(Reckoning) Stax Records will celebrate the October 21st release of Otis Redding - Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings with a Sunday, October 23 (2:00 p.m.) listening party at Los Angeles' Amoeba Records, just down the Sunset Strip from where it was recorded 50 years ago.

The special event will include box set giveaways, along with other Stax items like tote bags, t-shirts and vinyl Otis Redding albums. Otis Redding - Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (Stax Records, an imprint of Concord Bicycle Music) is a six-CDcollection including the entirety of Redding's historic performances over three nights at the famed Sunset Strip venue.

The seven sets, recorded Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 10th,1966, feature the singer's popular songs of the time, including "Respect," "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and his cover of The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Read more here.

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Old Sea Brigade Streams New Song 'All The Same'

Old Sea Brigade, a.k.a. Atlanta-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Cramer, has released a stream of a new song called "All The Same."

The track will be featured on his forthcoming debut album, which will be released sometime next year under his new label and publishing deal with the Nettwerk Music.

Cramer had this to say about the new song, "'All The Same' is about building up a negative situation in your head, and rather than doing anything to fix it, you slowly realize you're just making it worse. I personally find I don't feel better about an issue until I'm actively trying make it better, which often comes after a stagnant period of speculation." Listen

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MAST Announces Sophomore Album Love and War

(APR) Alpha Pup Records have announced that they will release MAST's second full length album Love and War_, on October 7th. We were sent these details:

Love and War_ is a highly conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained multi-instrumentalist MAST aka Tim Conley's eventful love life over the last 2 years.

Set up as a three Act Play structure (traditionally the Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War_ is 17 intense and unique compositions each flowing into the next with recurring musical themes or "characters." Read more here.

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Singled Out: Forever Ends Here's Take Me There

Sydney band Forever Ends Here are making a big splash Down Under with their recently released their debut album and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song "Take Me There". Here is the story:

"Take Me There" was the final puzzle piece needed to complete our debut album "Imagine This." A lot had happened in the year prior. We'd just introduced our new guitarist, Arran Barker, and this song was our first chance to incorporate his creative ability into our work.

The song stemmed from the opening piano melody which was a totally new way of writing for us. Luke wrote all of the lyrics, chord progressions and melodies within a day. It came together so quickly because it just felt right. Once the back bone of the song was there it was time for Arran to add his touch - introducing exciting new synth sounds that we hadn't had a chance to experiment with before. The four of us then spent a few days at Electric Sun Studios with our close friend and talented producer Stevie Knight to add the final touches and bring the song to life.

Lyrically, "Take Me There" expresses a connection between two people where no matter what paths they take, life always seems to brings them back together.

It's a song we're incredibly proud of and something that truly represents who we are as musicians. This is a sound that you can expect to hear more of in the future of Forever Ends Here.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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