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Willie Nelson Forced to Cancel Shows For Health Issues

( Willie Nelson was forced to end a San Diego show last weekend (January 6th) early before he could even get through set opener, "Whiskey River."

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, concertgoers reported that the singer was coughing and having trouble breathing when he left the stage at Harrah's Resort SoCal.

Nelson's publicist told the Union-Tribune on Monday that the country icon was suffering from "a bad cold or the flu," and had returned to his home in Texas to recuperate.

All of the singer's show originally scheduled for this week in Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV, have been canceled. Read more here.

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New Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples Track In 'Black Panther' Trailer

( Kendrick Lamar fans are getting a taste of the rapper's new music through the latest Black Panther trailer. Lamar, who serves as executive producer of the film's soundtrack, teams up with Vince Staples for a beat-heavy track that highlights the intensity of the forthcoming Marvel film.

A 90-second movie clip features slick rhymes from both rappers and introduces viewers to more of a look of the movie's main characters. The title of the collaboration between Lamar and Staples has not yet been announced.

In the film, Chadwick Boseman plays the lead role of T'Challa (Black Panther), who returns home to the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to lead the country after his father dies. Michael B. Jordan is Black Panther's nemesis Erik Killmonger and Lupita Nyong'o pays the spy, Nakia. Hear a snippet of Kendrick's latest in the trailer here.

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Nicki Minaj and Migos' Quavo Release 'She For Keeps' Video

( It's retro season in the world of hip-hop. Following Bruno Mars and Cardi B channeling '90s culture with "Finesse" and Charlie Puth teaming up with Boyz II Men for the throwback single, "If You Leave Me Now," Nicki Minaj and Quavo are looking back for their latest clip.

Minaj and the Migos rapper have come together for the new track "She for Keeps," featuring a new music video that packed with retro references throughout.

The colorful clip opens with a cassette tape being placed into an old-school boombox, and is set in a retro diner reminiscent of Jack Rabbit Slims, the diner where John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced in Pulp Fiction. The clip was previously an Apple music exclusive but is now available widely. Watch the video here.

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Muse, Eminem, The Killers Lead Bonnaroo 2018

( Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival organizers have announced this year's lineup of bands and performers: Eminem, the Killers and Muse are set to headline the legendary festival in Tennessee.

The event takes place between June 7 and 10 on "The Farm" at Great Stage Park, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. The eclectic lineup will provide something for everyone, from rap legends to pop and EDM acts.

In addition to the headliners, Bonnaroo 2018 includes Future, Paramore, Khalid, Sheryl Crow, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Kaskade, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rufus Du Sol, Chromeo, Playboi Carti, Mavis Staples, SuperJam, Grand Ole Opry, T-Pain and more. Read more here.

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Sugarland Add Dates And Openers To Still the Same Tour

( Sugarland have revealed the dates and venues to their previously announced 2018 Still The Same Tour. The 48-city tour kicks off on May 4 in Durant, Oklahoma and runs through September 8 in Newark, New Jersey. The group will also make stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Nashville, among other cities.

Tickets for the tour go on sale on January 12 at 10 a.m. local time. The first leg will feature opening acts Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen, while Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell will accompany the duo during the second half.

'We are thrilled to head back out on the road together as this has been a long time coming for the both of us!" Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles said in a press release. 'And to have Brandy, Clare, Frankie and Lindsay join us will make our return really special."

Meanwhile, bandmate Kristian Bush couldn't be more excited to hit the road and visit with Sugarland fans. 'Can't wait to get back out there and share our new music with the best fans on earth!" Bush continued. 'It will be great to hear everyone singing the old favorites along with us all summer." See the dates here.

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Singled Out: Jesse Eplan's Dank

18-year-old hip-hop artist Jesse Eplan recently released his new EP "Trap Harmony". To celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the track "Dank" which he also wrote and produced. Here is the story:

I was a senior in high school applying for colleges. At first I was thinking about staying local and attending Nassau Community College. That way, I would be close to home and able to record/ hang out at Victorious Sounds Studio in Central Islip, NY.

Over spring break , I visited the University of Tampa , which was one of the schools I was admitted to. The school was completely different from home because it had nice weather and different scenery. About 3 weeks before I left for college, I decided to create an EP with 6 songs. I wanted to name the EP 'Trap Harmony.' This is because the type of music is in its name. It includes Trap/R&B rhythms, drum patterns, and layered leads and pads to create harmony.

In this EP, I wanted to write a song about Tampa, considering I was leaving in a couple of weeks and my lifestyle was about to change. So one of the days that I was in the studio, I was working on this song that I named 'Dank.' Another producer Ricky Belfort was also at Victorious Sounds just hanging out. He worked on the beat with me while he was there, adding small effects to enhance the song.

The whole idea around 'Dank' is just being yourself, hanging out with friends, and doing what college kids do. For example, the line "put me in coach, I'm about to go HAM" means "I got this, this is all me." If you look into the word "dank" you can figure out what I'm talking about without incriminating me and my college friends. For the song itself, I wanted to use a positive and upbeat sound. I think I accomplished that.

We recently filmed the music video at the University of Tampa to show the actual scenery of the campus, which you will all see in the soon to be released video. The producer caught some great shots of the city with a drone. We also had great weather so the pool scene was crazy, as was the convertible driving through the streets of Tampa with me and my friends. Police are also different in Tampa as opposed to New York. They saw us hanging out of a convertible, no seatbelts, and they just waved to us.

I really feel once the video gets released, people of all ages will appreciate college for what it is. I'm happy 'Dank' was able to accomplish this!

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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The Black Eyed Peas Release New Track 'Street Livin'

( The Black Eyed Peas are urging listeners to "stay woke" with their politically charged single "Street Livin.'" Though Fergie has spun off in her solo direction and is therefore absent from the group,, and Taboo appear on the song

The track tackles the prison industrial complex, immigration, police brutality and more. The track's slow burn is set to a jazzy brass arrangement that evokes the Jazz age and 20th-century civil rights landmarks.

"We have the POWER to make change together," the group announced on Twitter. "These issues are critical for our families, friends, communities, and world. Stay Woke, Take Action Now." Read more and watch the video here.

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Justin Timberlake Reveals Some 'Filthy' Studio Footage

( Justin Timberlake wants to give you a peek behind the curtain. The pop star has shared a new behind-the-scenes video revealing how his new single, "Filthy," came to life in the recording studio.

The song is the first single form Justin Timberlake's new album, Man of the Woods, which is set for release on Feb. 2. The black and white clips finds Timberlake working with longtime collaborator, Timabaland, as they craft the track.

'I'm not really sure who's gonna respond to what, but I do know how everyone responded to that song in the studio," Timberlake says as he's shown dancing with producer Swizz Beatz. Check out the clip here.

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Blake Shelton Performs Two Songs from 'Texoma Shore' on Kimmel

( Blake Shelton kicked off 2018 with a spirited two-song performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday evening (January 8). The country star played two tracks off his latest release, Texoma Shore, which showcased both his sensitive and funny sides.

One of the more poignant songs on his new album is a song called "I Lived It," which he performed Monday evening. The final track on the LP, the song paints the picture of a man looking back fondly on his youth. "That's just the kind of life that made me who I am," Shelton sings on the ballad.

Backed by his full band for the powerful performance, Shelton stood at the front of the stage with his acoustic guitar as a crowd of fans looked on while he sang the sweet ballad.

Shelton also sang his most recent No. 1 single "I'll Name the Dogs." The feel-good track had him smiling as he sang about the decision to settle down. "You plant the flowers, I'll plant the kisses / Baby, let's get right down to business / I'll hang the pictures, you hang the stars / You pick the paint, I'll pick a guitar / Sing you a song out there with the crickets and the frogs / You name the babies and I'll name the dogs," he sings to an audience screaming along. Check out both performances here.

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Quavo Updates Fans On Progress For Migos' 'Culture II'

( Migos' fans prepare for 2018. Their breakout 2017 came on the heels of their second studio album Culture, which featured hits like "Bad and Boujee" and "T-Shirt."

For months, the rap group has teased a sequel titled Culture II, and Quavo provided a new update on Twitter last night. The somewhat cryptic message pointed out that the original Culture's "birthday" is on the horizon (The album dropped January 27, 2017) and that he's been in the studio mixing its successor.

In his Twitter announcement, Quavo explained that he was preoccupied with college football; Last night the University of Georgia lost the championship to the University of Alabama, and we hope that doesn't kill Migos' buzz.

"C N T S L E E P U G A / Beat BAMA / And I'm Me Nd Durel," he wrote. "Mixing Culture II / Anniversary Coming Up / C U L T U R E B D A Y."

Few details are known about Culture II but it very well may be in the final production stages. See Quavo's tweet here.

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Kelly Clarkson Met Meryl Streep At The Golden Globes

( It looks like no one had more fun at this year's Golden Globes awards ceremony than Kelly Clarkson. The pop star has shared a new video from her recently launched Minute + a Glass of Wine series featuring favorite moments from her first trip to the annual ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press, highlighted by her encounter with actress Meryl Streep on the red carpet.

"This cheek has been caressed by Meryl Streep," Clarkson gushes at the onset of the video, where the singer admits that she's had some wine and is definitely feeling it during the clip: "That's what they do at the Golden Globes. They fill you up with wine so you make poor decisions. I wanted sweet tea if it was an option. It wasn't. Just wine, so here's where we are."

Clarkson raves about how nice Streep was to meet, even though she's not sure the actress was aware of who she was meeting. The pop star goes on to talk about finally meeting actor Steve Carell, 13 years after his notorious scene in The 40-Year-Old Virgin where he screams her name while getting his chest waxed.

Clarkson also had raves for Golden Globes host Seth Myers, saying that "if you don't watch Seth Meyers, you're stupid." Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke also gets a nice shout-out in the clip. Watch the video here.

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Maddie And Tae Open Up About Depression Struggles

( Maddie & Tae had a difficult 2017 and they open up about it with fans in an emotional 10-minute video. The country duo, made up of Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, lost their record deal with Dot Records last year when the label shut down.

As a result, they began questioning their career and next steps. As Marlow explains, she suffered with depression because of it. "If I'm being honest, I went through a really, pretty tough depression after the label thing happened," she shares in the video. "I always was the person that had a plan, had it figured out, and I never [have] been dropped on my ass before. That was really hard and my self-worth was tied into it, my purpose, everything."

The duo got through the hurdle of losing their record deal together and months later signed with Universal Music Group. Instead of looking back at the struggle they went through as a bad thing, Marlow says it has made her stronger.

"I truly look in the mirror and love who I am today because of the pain that I had to go through to get here," Marlow says. "I'm not going to allow my trials to defeat me, I'm going to let them build me up and learn from them and take as much wisdom as I can from each trial. The biggest lesson I learned in 2017 is do the best with what you have with where you are."

The duo look ahead to 2018 optimistically and promise new music is on the way. Watch their video here.

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