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B-Sides Report for 08/03/2015



Jimmy Page Not Hopeful For Led Zeppelin Reunion

(hennemusic) Jimmy Page doesn't foresee a Led Zeppelin reunion happening again, but the guitarist is leaving the door open by saying the event would only happen if all members agreed - and for the right reasons.

Following drummer John Bonham's death in 1980, the remaining members of Led Zeppelin reunited for 1985's Live Aid charity concert - where they were joined by drummer Phil Collins and Tony Thompson - and Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary event in 1988 with Bonham's son, Jason, behind the kit.

The group reconvened for a one-off performance at the December 10, 2007 concert at London's O2 Arena tribute concert for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The rare live set was released in 2012 as "Celebration Day."

"We tried it a few times," Page tells The Daily Beast. "It always seemed to be done in a hurry and it never worked. That's why the O2 show was done with such intent. We rehearsed loads so that Jason - John's son - felt like he was part of the band and not just some novelty. We all needed it to be that way. But I can't foresee doing it again, because we all have to agree and agree for the right reasons."

"It was a blend of these four master musicians, and each of us were important to the sum total of what the band was," hee adds. "I like to think that if it had been me that wasn't there, the others would have made the same decision not to carry on. Besides, we couldn't just get somebody in there and say, 'Do this, this way?' That wouldn't have been honest or of the same creative nature that we had always striven for. And it's why we still have only done it properly once."

A UK tabloid report last year claimed Robert Plant had allegedly turned down an $800 million (£500 million) offer from Virgin head Sir Richard Branson for a Led Zeppelin reunion tour.

Both Plant and Branson refuted the story, following which it was pulled from tabloid's website. Read more here.

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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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Dave Grohl Responds To 1000 Foo Fighter Fans' Special Request

(Radio.com) One of the coolest viral videos that we've seen lately was by the Rockin' 1000, a project spearheaded by a Foo Fighters fan named Fabio Saffagnini, in which a thousand fans got together to record a video of their performance of the Foo Fighters' "Learn To Fly."

The project wasn't just for fun, though. Zaffagnini actually had a very specific purpose for the event in mind: to attract the attention of Dave Grohl in hopes of bringing the band to Romagna, Italy, for a concert, where he says they haven't played since 1997.

Like everyone else who saw the video, Grohl was pretty blown away by the video, and posted his own response to the Foo Fighters Facebook page. He said, in Italian, "Hello, good evening, it's David. Forgive me that I don't speak Italian, only a little. This video, how beautiful, so beautiful, thank you so much. We are coming, I promise, we'll see you soon. Thank you so much. Love you all, bye." Read more here.

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U2 Jam With Bruce Springsteen At MSG

(hennemusic) U2 were joined by Bruce Springsteen for the final night of their 8-show residency at New York's Madison Square Garden on Friday and video of the jam has been posted online.

The New Jersey rocker teamed with U2 during the show's encore for their 1987 smash, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and the Ben E. King classic, "Stand By Me."

U2 were also joined by guests including Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga during their residency at the famed venue. Friday's concert was the final date of the North American leg of U2's "Innocence + Experience" tour, which opened in Vancouver on May 14.

The band will now enjoy a five-week break before returning to live action in early September to play shows across Europe. Watch video of the jam with Springsteen 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 MasterCard® 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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Bon Jovi Streaming New Song 'We Don't Run'

(Classic Rock) Bon Jovi have released a lyric video for their track We Don't Run. It's the brand-new song taken from "fan record" Burning Bridges, mostly made up of material from previous studio sessions.

The band have described We Don't Run as "an anthem in the Bon Jovi tradition." It was co-written by frontman Jon Bon Jovi and producer John Shanks.

The singer tells WCBS-FM: "This is a fan record to accompany a twelve-show international tour. It's songs that weren't finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones like the one we released as a single.

"It's sort of a hint as to where we're going musically - but the new album, the real new album, will be early next year." Stream the new song 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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Blink-182 Songs Made Into Lullabies

(TeamRock Radio) Blink-182 are the latest band to have their songs turned into lullabies for children. Lullaby Renditions Of Blink-182 will be released on August 14 by Rockabye Baby Music.

The label says: "Do noisy babies have you saying, 'I miss you sleep?' Rockabye Baby's quiet versions of Blink-182's pop-punk favorites will turn the lights off and help keep 'em off all night long. Do it for the kids."

A total of 12 tracks feature on the album, including All The Small Things, What's My Age Again and The Rock Show. Rockabye Baby previously released their take on tracks by Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Aerosmith, AC/DC and more. Read more including the tracklisting here.

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Former Megadeth Guitarist Marty Friedman Praises Babymetal

(TeamRock Radio) Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman says the fact Babymetal polarise option is a mark of a great band. He lives in Japan and praised the Japanese trio last year for their "fresh" sound. His solo band guitarist Takayoshi Ohmura is also a member of Babymetal's backing group.

He tells Metalholic.com: "You have to either absolutely love them or you totally hate them, - and I think that's the mark of great things. I love them. I'm a huge supporter of them and I think they are a fantastic unit."

But he sees why some music fans are quick to dismiss Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal's material. "I could totally see a metal purist go, 'This is not right. This is not what metal's supposed to be. I can't stand it,'" he says. "I totally get it. But that's what I also love about them. I mean, it breaks a lot of rules, and I'm all about breaking rules." Read more here.

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Ghost Release Stream Of New Song 'Absolution'

(hennemusic) Swedish occult rockers Ghost have released a stream of the song "Absolution", which is the latest track that they have revealed from their forthcoming third album, "Meliora."

Due August 21, the project sees the debut of new vocalist Papa Emeritus III alongside the Nameless Ghouls following the resignation of his three-month older brother Papa Emeritus II.

"Meliora" is the follow-up to the band's second album and major label debut, 2013's "Infestissumam," which debuted at number one in Sweden and won the Swedish Grammis Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album.

"Absolution" is the third track issued in advance of the album, following "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" and the lead single, "Cirice." Ghost debuted Papa Emeritus III and four songs from "Meliora" at Doom in Linköping, Sweden on June 3.

The group will launch the Black To The Future North American tour at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22, which will be followed by a newly-announced fall run across Europe. Stream the new song here.

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Joe Satriani To Sit In With The Roots On The Tonight Show

(hennemusic) Joe Satriani will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, Tuesday, August 4. The guitarist will be sitting in with The Roots during the program, playing some tracks off his new album, "Shockwave Supernova", as well as some older favorites.

Satriani's 15th album was recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA; the guitarist co-produced the project with John Cuniberti. Satriani worked on the record with keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller.

A second rhythm section that appears on four tracks includes drummer Vinnie Colaiuta - who has worked with Frank Zappa, Sting and Paul Simon, among others - and Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney. Check out the video for the title track 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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SOG Singled Out Week: Of Gods & Robots

SOG, the new band from Doyle Bright of Rigor Mortis & Hallows Eve, has released their debut album "The Gift Of Aggression" and we asked Doyle to tell us about some of the songs. Today he tells us about "Of Gods & Robots". Here is the story:

Simple enough. Will the robots of today become the gods of tomorrow? Could this really happen? Is it already happening? The soul of a man?... long forgotten my friends. In this song I question if technology will continue to bring man closer. Or, eventually tear us all apart.

Technology is bringing us so far so quickly... yet, do we seem to really be further apart than ever before? Robots portraying gods who are portraying robots. Absolutely and positively possible. Maybe.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, stream the full album here and learn more about the group right here!

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