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Justin Bieber's Alleged Assault Related Video Surfaces

(Radio.com) A guest at a pre-Grammy party told police that Justin Bieber head-butted him during an altercation at L.A.'s Serafina restaurant. TMZ obtained video from just before the alleged incident:

It shows Bieber telling accuser Dean Parker to stop recording him, and ends as Bieber reaches for the man's phone. According to Parker, Justin then assaulted him, though the details are murky.

While police describe the allegation as a "head-butt," Bieber was pictured leaving the restaurant with a scrape on his hand. It's not clear how the pop star sustained that injury. Parker told TMZ that he doesn't want Justin to be prosecuted. Read more here.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin Plays Tribute To George Michael

(Radio.com) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin paid tribute to George Michael with a performance of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" as a stripped-down piano ballad at a recent charity event.

Martin did a rendition that stripped the WHAM! classic of its joy and levity, but still managed to make a worthy tribute to the late star during the performance at the Women's Cancer Research Fund event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

George Michael was a proponent of women's health during his lifetime: After his death, a story emerged about his personal contributions to a woman who struggled with infertility.

Martin's performance was captured by Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus' wife who was in attendance. Watch it here.

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Lana Del Rey Releases New Single And Video 'Love'

Pop star Lana Del Rey has released a video for her new single entitled "Love". The track is the first taste fans are getting of her upcoming album, which she expects to release some time later this year.

According to Interscope Records, Del Rey created the new album with her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels along with Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie.

The album will also feature "exciting" guest appearances and Del Rey had the following to say in the announcement, "I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed". Watch the video, which was directed by Rich Lee, here.

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Christina Grimmie Track 'Invisible' From Final EP Streaming Online

(Radio.com) Fans of Christina Grimmie, the young singer murdered by a fan last June, will finally get to hear what she was working on before her life was tragically cut short. Grimmie's family and ZXL Music have partnered with Republic Records to release an EP titled Side B.

Her mother Tina said in a statement, "This new project is some of the best music our daughter ever created. She was so excited about the new direction her music was taking."

The first single off that project "Invisible" mixes Grimmie's pop vocal sensibilities with a bigger EDM feel. "I'm solid, not apparition/ But check your vision/ See what you're missing, boy/ I don't need your permission/ To go on existing/ With or without you, boy," she sings in the opening verse, her delivery giving the moment a spoken word tinge.

Side B will be released in March, though Republic has not shared an official date just yet. Watch the lyric video for "Invisible" here.

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Fat Joe And Remy Ma Release New Album Plata O Plomo

(AT) Fat Joe and Remy Ma have release their very first collaborative album entitled "Plata O Plomo" which features guest appearances from French Montana, The-Dream, Ty Dolla $ign, Kent Jones, BJ The Chicago Kid, Sevyn Streeter, RySoValid, Stephanie Mills, and more.

Longtime friends and collaborators since the 1990s, Fat Joe and Remy Ma scored a smash last year when they released "All The Way Up," a collaboration with French Montana and Infared. With over 325 million total streams, "All The Way Up" was one of the most popular rap songs of 2016 and was certified platinum by the RIAA.

With official remixes featuring JAY Z, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, The Game & E-40 alongside having ad placements in the trailer for XXX 3 and ESPN's NFL Sunday Countdown, the track earned the duo two BET Hip-Hop Awards, the Rhythm and Bars Award at the Soul Train Awards, and GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song. Stream the album via Spotify here.

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Brandy Clark Sings The Praises Of Country Legend Loretta Lynn

(Radio.com) There's an age-old adage that says "Never meet your heroes." Brandy Clark recently reflected on going up again country music legend Loretta Lynn for the Best County Album Grammy.

"I always tell people, and it's true, is that one of the major things that made me want to become a singer and a songwriter was the movie Coal Miner's Daughter," Clark tells Radio.com, referring to the 1980 Lynn biopic. "So to be [nominated] in the same category is pretty huge for me."


"I opened a show for her at the Ryman Auditorium a few years ago, and she was so nice. I talked to her about Patsy Cline, who was a huge influence on me and a great friend of hers." Read more
here.

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Erick Morillo and Junolarc Release New Track 'Don't Belong'

(Listen-Up) Erick Morillo and Junolarc have once again teamed up with the release of their new track "Don't Belong," which marks their fourth collaboration together. We were sent these details:

"Don't Belong" starts off with a deep and dark intro that slowly builds alongside vocalist Ora Solar's rich and haunting tones. A seductive and sublime cut of tech house, "Don't Belong" is filled with atmospheric textures and pulsing bass.

Berlin-based producer Junolarc is a rising star in electronic music, and frequent collaborator with Erick Morillo after being signed to Subliminal Records. Following the release of his single "This Is How We Do It" last year, Junolarc continues to prove Morillo's knack for spotting new talent early on. Following the release of both "Better Life" and "Blinded" alongside Morillo, this year sees Junolarc's poised for success.

With his interest in DJing sparked at an early age, superstar producer and artist Erick Morillo stands as a platinum-selling artist with globally chart-topping releases including "Reach," "Believe," "Do What You Want" and "I Feel Love." Raised on an eclectic variety of musical tastes including Latin, reggae and hip-hop, these influences prominently shined through on his 90s dance hit "I Like To Move It" under the moniker Reel 2 Real, which was featured in the wildly popular Madagascar movie franchise. Relaunching his Subliminal Records imprint last year, Morillo has continuously released a bevy of new material, including collaborations with producers Eli & Fur and Eddie Thoneick, vocalist Angel Taylor and more. Last year also saw Morillo perform at the famed closing of Space in Ibiza, where he helped send off the legendary venue alongside Carl Cox, Anja Schneider, Tale Of Us and more. Stream it
here.

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Byrdi Announce Sophomore Album Ansur Urkraft

(Action) Norwegian heathen folk duo Byrdi have announced that they will release their new album, Ansur : Urkraft, on March 15th. It is the follow up to their 2014 debut, Eventyr. We were sent these details about the album:

Written in an 1870's forest cottage, by musicians who strongly identify with old Norse culture and the studying of runes, the album is steeped in Norwegian history and ancient symbolism and features intimate interpretations of heathen folk music, showcasing both marvelous vocals and mesmerizing arrangements.

Norwegian for 'burden', BYRDI describes its sound as "Scandinavian nature music". Ansur : Urkraft features guest contributions from Henning Ramseth (AKA zet, Founder of avantgarde metal-act RAM-ZET), Jørn Øyhus (of Osmose artists Nordjevel and symphonic black metal band Tvangeste) and Mathias Gyllengahm (Utmarken). A record that is both meditative and mellow, the songs on Ansur : Urkraft transcend time and place, transporting the listener to a meadow sunset, mountain peak or meditative mood. Cover artwork by local Norweigan artist Heide Irene Kainulainen depicts a scene from Vassfaret, a desolate mountain valley in southern Norway where the album was created.

"We harvest our inspiration, not from bands and what others have done before, but from within ourselves. Our pillars will always be nature and the primal force it possesses," says BYRDI's Nash Rothanburg. "The record's cover painting depicts a sunset in Vassfaret, an unbelievably beautiful forest and mountain area rich with history and culture. Knowing that the painting is from the very same place where major parts of the album were written, we instantly knew that's a connection we simply could not ignore. A marvelous painting that matches the intention of our music very well." Check out a preview here.

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Sara Bareilles Talks Going Broadway With 'Waitress' Role

(Radio.com) Checking in on the star phone live from the Stubhub Studio at WCBS-FM, Scott Shannon and the crew had the pleasure of speaking with Grammy and Tony award nominee -- and now Broadway's newest leading lady, Sara Bareilles.

Sara will make her Broadway acting debut taking over the lead role of 'Jenna' from the great Jessie Mueller in the smash hit Waitress. If you're a theater buff, you'll remember Jessie won the 'best actress in a musical" TONY for playing Carole King in Beautiful.

Sara's no stranger to the production; she's been the composer and lyricist for Waitress since it opened back in the spring of 2016. Now, her 10-week run on stage begins March 31st at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.

Speaking with Scott Shannon, Patty Steele and Joe Nolan this morning, Sara filled everyone in on what the show is about and the accolades it's received since opening; the show has received four Tony nominations, including one for Bareilles' music and lyrics. The cast recording also earned a GRAMMY nomination for best musical theater album.

'It's just absolutely thrilling," Sara said about joining the cast. 'I've been a musical theater junkie since I was a little girl, so getting to work on this show at all was a dream come true. And then now to be stepping onto the stage right now -- my twelve-year-old self is having a hissy-fit!" Read more here.

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Song To Song Movie Trailer Starring Ryan Gosling Released

(Radio.com) Five years ago, Terrence Malick shot a movie starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and now fans can get a taste of what that looks like with the release of Song to Song's first trailer.

"We thought we could just roll and tumble, live from song to song, kiss to kiss," Mara says in a voiceover. In the trailer, she and Gosling hit it off at a party, but a producer played by Fassbender threatens to disrupt their romance when he gets too close to Mara. Arriving after Gosling starred in the hit musical La La Land, Song to Song seems poised to draw parallels as the "indie rock" side of that coin.

Shot with SXSW in the background, an array of faces appear in the project. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Lykke Li, and the Black Lips all take part. Iggy appears briefly--and we mean briefly--in the trailer, sitting on a leather couch sipping a glass of red wine while he talks with Fassbender's producer character.

Song to Song opens in NYC and Los Angeles on March 17th. Watch the trailer here.

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Camila Cabello And Cashmere Cat Reveal New Track 'Love Incredible'

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello teamed up with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat for the new track, "Love Incredible." The song mixes Cabello's alto vocals with a big EDM build that matches the explosive quality of the subject matter.

"This love's incredible, credible/ Have a little mercy on me, baby/ You got me wanting more, wanting more/ Of your love," the former Fifth Harmony star sings on the chorus.

But everything switches gears shortly after the 2:30 mark when the track takes on a warped quality. Those familiar with Bon Iver's 2016 release, 22, A Million, will recognize some of the similar production techniques. Cabello's vocals shape-shift and take on a warped quality. Check it out here.

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Singled Out: Leslie Tom's My Only Addiction

One of our fav country stars Leslie Tom just released her new self-titled EP and to celebrate we asked her to tell us the story behind the song "My Only Addiction". Here is the story:

"My Only Addiction" is my favorite song on the new record. The inspiration for the song came primarily from my experience walking my best friend through a relationship that was like a drug addiction for her. Over the past few years, she was in and out of a relationship with the same guy, each time trying to convince herself that seeing him would not cause an emotional downfall, and each time they got together, she left feeling just exactly that. Some would argue a drug addiction is the worst kind of addiction to have, yet I would argue that being in a relationship with someone that is emotionally unavailable but with chemistry and conversation that is overpowering is more harmful. At least with drugs, there is rehab, with love, you can get stuck in a cycle of negativity.

After a particularly hard evening on the phone with my friend, I told her that I was going to write a song about her love addiction and started to do just that. A friend of mine named Tony Gunter told me he had a few lines he put together for an addiction-type song so we got to work. After a few days, we brought Linda Koehl in to help finish the song out and what we ended up with is a combination of a life's worth of bad relationship experiences wrapped into one song.

To make the song the best, Kevin Moon (who has the voice of classic country music) graciously agreed to sing the duet with me. It's pure magic!

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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