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B-Sides Report for 08/07/2015



Busta Rhymes Arrested On Assault Allegations At Gym

(Radio.com) On Wednesday night (August 5) at about 8:30 pm, Busta Rhymes was arrested on assault allegations at a gym in downtown New York, according to CBS New York.

Apparently, Busta got into a fight with an employee at the gym, and allegedly threw a container of Lean Body Protein drinks at the him, hitting him at in the back of the head.

According to the New York Daily News, several witnesses said the two had been at odds in the past and questioned why Busta was arrested, while the employee wasn't; further, witnesses said that the employee kept changing his story when speaking to police.

Apparently the problems started earlier in the week when Busta tried to bring a cameraman into the gym to record his workout and the worker refused to allow the videographer inside.

Sources told the Daily News that on Wednesday night, Busta approached the desk to buy a water and a protein drink and the employee told him he had to leave. Read more including Busta's post arrest social media post

Read more here.

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Bruce Springsteen Rocks Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show'

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band gave a farewell performance to Jon Stewart on his final broadcast of The Daily Show Thursday night and video has been posted online.

Springsteen's wife and E Street Band guitarist Patt Scialfa posted an Instagram photo of the group backstage before the program aired, writing, "Thank you for letting us celebrate a great run with you!!!!!!"

The image was shared on Springsteen's social media sites along with the message, "Don't miss The Daily Show tonight." As Stewart delivered his final send-off, he finished with a slight twist on his trademark send-off, saying, "Here it is, my moment of Zen."

With that, Springsteen and company launched into "Land Of Hope And Dreams" and "Born To Run" at the request of the host, who wraps up the Comedy Central series after 16 years on the air. Watch video of the appearance here.

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Ryan Adams Plans Unusual Remake Of Taylor Swift's '1989' Album?

(Radio.com) Ryan Adams took to social media Thursday morning to inform fans he'll be recording a full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989. And he's doing it in the style of the Smiths.

Taylor was tipped off and was pretty excited to hear the news: "Is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT" Swift tweeted. It is true, and what followed was a pretty cute twitter exchange between the "Shake It Off" singer and the "Gimme Something Good" troubadour.

"Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1. As played by the Smiths. W @totally_tod cstavish @natelotz instagram.com/p/6B_BLWTDCT/- Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 06, 2015"

"@hasief @TheRyanAdams is this true??????? I WILL PASS OUT.- Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 06, 2015" See the rest of the tweets here.

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Zayn Malik Posts Sad Tweet Following Break Up News

(Radio.com) Zayn Malik is just in his early 20s but it seems he's having a bit of a mid-life crisis. Months after shaking the very foundations of teen girls worldwide by quitting One Direction, he then moved on by splitting from his fiance, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix.

On Wednesday night, he tweeted a sad(ish) message: "You just can't do enough for some people, I guess." But who was that aimed at? His ex-girlfriend Edwards, or his ex-1D bandmates?

He didn't elaborate on that, because his mood seemed to improve, at least judging by his tweets. He started tweeting more positive messages, seemingly about his upcoming music. See the tweets here.

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Metallica Release Wherever I May Roam Lollapalooza Video

(hennemusic) Metallica have released video footage of their performance of their 1991 single, "Wherever I May Roam", from this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago that took place on August 1st.

The band's video highlight package also includes guitarist Kirk Hammett, bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Lars Ulrich in the meet and greet, the group warming up in the Tuning Room, and their cover of the Diamond Head song, "Am I Evil?", from the concert.

The three-day event at Chicago's Grant Park saw the metal veterans top the bill on Saturday with a 2-hour, 21-song set, which they have just released. "Wherever I May Roam" was the fourth single from Metallica's 1991 self-titled ("Black") album. The tune reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 82 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Their fifth album, "Metallica" was the group's first to top the US charts and went on to sell more 30 million worldwide, including 16 million copies in the States alone. Watch the video here.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Prince's Purple Rain In Minnesota

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson can flawlessly sing just about anything. The songstress performed in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she gave the fans a big treat by singing Prince's "Purple Rain."

"I don't think y'all know, covering like that, that's one of the best songs of all time, I literally was like about to pee on myself the whole time. I was like 'Oh God don't screw it up too much,'" she told the audience.

"I love that song, I was just very nervous about covering it. I mean, he's one of the greats and he's from here, so I feel like we had to," she added. Read more here.

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Hacker Claims To Have Over 35,000 Of Miranda Lambert's Emails

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert has reportedly been hacked. A woman going by the name "Brenda," claims to have hacked into Lambert's account and obtained over 35,000 of her emails, reports In Touch.

If the rumor holds true, the hacker could reveal an inside look of Miranda and Blake Shelton's recent divorce. 'There are more than 35,000 emails. I've been going through them," she states.

"Brenda" admitted that she hacked into the account and was selling the information to tabloids before they realized she was invading privacy in an unlawful way.

However, the majority of the information has been proven wrong and In Touch noted that the most shocking stories have yet to be published. Read more here.

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The Band Perry Releasing New Single 'Live Forever'

(Radio.com) The Band Perry announced "Live Forever," which is the first single from their forthcoming album. The track will be available next Friday, August 14th and will coincide with an appearance on Good Morning America.

The track, produced by RedOne and Dann Huff. The band weighed in on what fans cans expect for the new single: "'Live Forever' is the best first look into our new album," said Kimberly Perry. "It emotionally sums up everything we've been feeling creating this new collection of songs - empowered and electrified."

"Every time I hear the chorus of 'Live Forever,' I can't help but put my hands up in the air," said Reid Perry. "It's one of those songs that, after listening to it, makes you feel like you can conquer the world."

"I can't wait for people to hear and learn the words to 'Live Forever,'" said Neil Perry. "It's such an anthemic song, and I know it's going to be a huge sing-a-long moment for us with the fans at our shows!"

Radio.com caught up with the band this spring and they were excited about having worked with Pharrell. Read about that here.

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Hunter Hayes Turns A Justin Timberlake Song Bluegrass

(Radio.com) 23-year-old Hunter Hayes hosted a concert live at Nashville's famous Blackbird studio, where he put a new musical style spin on one of Justin Timberlake's songs.

"We're going to do a very acoustic version of a not-so-acoustic song," explained Hayes to the audience. He then went on to perform Justin Timberlake's hit song, "Mirrors."

"This song stood so strongly as a lyric and melody that it could be re-arranged any way possible and still be so strong as a messages. I thought it would be cool to transform it into a bluegrass record of sorts," Hayes told Rolling Stone Country. "

"I love rearranging things into acoustic songs. I've spoken a million times on my obsession with bluegrass instrumentation and my dream to explore what we can do with these sounds in a modern soundscape," he said. "I love dreaming about what you can do with that beautiful, familiar sound to create something new and radical that still feels like home."

A self-proclaimed JT fan, Hayes says he would love to see Timberlake cover his own 'Still Fallin.' Better yet, fans would love to see Justin and Hunter work together on music. Watch the footage here.

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Calvin Harris Releases "How Deep is Your Love" Video

(Radio.com) After a string of fan-frustrating teasers through streaming service Tidal, Calvin Harris has released his video to 'How Deep is Your Love," featuring vocals by Disciples.

This music video opens with model Gigi Haddid on what appears to be a coroner's table. The viewer is then taken on a journey to find out what lead to her untimely passing.

The pulse of the video matches the concussive house tune's dark, yet summery-feel. Poolside, Hiddad flaunts her bikini-ed body, showering off against the song's vocoded backdrop. Read more here.

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Dr. Dre New Album Proceeds To Create Compton Youth Arts Center

(Radio.com) Dr. Dre shocked the world when he recently announced on his Beats 1 radio show that he scrapped his long-anticipated Detox album in favor of Compton: A Soundtrack, an album inspired by his work as co-producer of the upcoming Straight Outta Compton film.

But the album isn't the only surprise that Dre has up his sleeve. He has now announced that he will not be accepting the proceeds from the release for himself, but will be donating the money toward the creation of a new youth arts center in Compton.

'I feel it's the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album," Dre said. (via Uproxx) Dre will be working with Compton Mayor Aja Brown and her office on the center, facilitating the hopeful emergence of more artistic talent like N.W.A. Read more here.

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Young Thug Schedules First Ever Headlining Tour

(Radio.com) Fresh off an appearance in front of an impressively sized audience at Lollapalooza, Young Thug is ready to embark on his first ever solo headlining tour of North America.

The tour, supporting his yet to be released debut solo album Hy!ŁUN35, will begin on September 18 in Huntington, New York, and will circle the U.S over the course of six weeks

The trek will make stops in major cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas, as well as less often seen tour stops like Eugene, Urbana, Flagstaff, and Norfolk. See the dates here.

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Puff Daddy And Hype Williams Reunite For 'Finna Get Loose' Video

(Radio.com) What happens when you get three legends together for one music video? That's just what the clip for Puff Daddy's 'Finna Get Loose" explores, as the project combines the work of producer Pharrell Williams, director Hype Williams, and Diddy himself.

For those of you unfamiliar with Hype Williams, the guy pretty much owned the '90s on MTV, directing iconic clips like Missy Elliott's "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," Blackstreet's "No Diggity," and Busta Rhymes' "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See."

Additionally, Williams worked many times with Puffy, including the Notorious B.I.G. video for "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Big Poppa," as well as the tribute song "I'll Be Missing You." Read more here.

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SOG Singled Out Week: Burning The Bones

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 "Burning The Bones". Here is the story:

This song tells the story of the all too familiar war against the evil men do. Having to hunt the savage down across the world. Anywhere... everywhere... nowhere. The fiends that sit... planning... scheming... and sooner that later counting their dead.

So, all in all... we're only burning the bones to cleanse the world... burning the bones to make things right. We're burning the bones. 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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