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B-Sides Report for 08/24/2015



Video From AC/DC's Tour Kick Off Show Posted Online

(hennemusic) AC/DC kicked off the North American leg of their Rock Or Bust world tour at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA outside of Boston on Saturday and video from the show has been posted online.

The band's 20-song set opened with the title track to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" and mixed a heavy dose of classic tracks with three songs from the latest album.

The tour marks the return of guitarist Stevie Young and drummer Chris Slade to the lineup following the retirement of founder Malcolm Young and a series of legal issues faced by longtime member Phil Rudd.

AC/DC's next scheduled show is August 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The 14-date run will wrap up at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on September 28. Watch the video from the kick off show here.

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One Direction Going On Hiatus Source Tells People

(Radio.com) Twitter is in the midst of imploding on itself over the news that boy band One Direction is "breaking up" after People.com reported that a source told them that the members agreed to go on hiatus next year. The group have not made any announcements.

In fact, they are in the midst of a tour, and just released a new video for their new song, "Drag Me Down." People has reported that "a source" (not even "a source close to the band," by the way) said that the members of the group--Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan--have mutually agreed to take at least a year long break from the band to pursue their own projects.

The break will allegedly start in March, which seems to indicate that they won't tour for their upcoming album. People also notes that the group had been planning on pursuing solo projects for a while, "just like the [Rolling] Stones." Read more here.

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Wiz Khalifa Arrested At Airport This Weekend

(Radio.com) Wiz Khalifa was arrested on Saturday (August 22) in an airport according to his Twitter feed. The "See You Again" rapper was detained by at least six airport police, when he wouldn't give up his "technology."

Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, was returning to Los Angeles from Finland. He is believed to have been riding his gold-plated self-balancing scooter which caused the dust-up with U.S. Customs Officers ultimately leading to his takedown. Photos and video were captured which clearly display the number of officers needed to subdue him.

In the process of being taken to the ground and handcuffed, an officer can be clearly heard commanding Khalifa to "stop resisting" following by the rapper repeatedly replying, "I'm not resisting sir, I'm not resisting sir." After the dust settled, Khalifa remarked sarcastically, "Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun."

The 27 year-old was spotted riding his Smart Balance Wheel though LAX earlier this week flanked by security and an onslaught of cameras. See video and read more here.

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Tom DeLonge Releases New Angels & Airwaves Song 'Into the Night'

(Radio.com) Since Tom DeLonge's rather brutal break-up with Blink-182, the musician has kept busy, steadily releasing material as Angels & Airwaves. And in addition to music, the first of a planned trilogy of novels co-written with author Suzanne Young, titled Poet Anderson 'Of Nightmares, is due out on October 6.

To coincide with the book release, DeLonge also has a new EP to release as Angels & Airwaves, called …Of Nightmares, and directly tying in to the novel series. The first taste of the release comes in the form of a song titled "Into the Night."

DeLonge spoke to RS about the novel, noting that it follows a lucid dreaming protagonist. "He realizes that he has the power to meet people in their dreams and guide them through their nightmare," DeLonge says. "But in the dream world, there are forces of light and darkness that are constantly at each other's throats for the possession of the dreamer themselves. A Poet, also known as a guide, can help navigate this war."

Check out the here.

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Charli XCX Cancels Remaining Tour Dates With Bleachers

(Radio.com) Charli XCX has canceled the remaining leg of her 'Charli and Jack Do America Tour" for this coming fall. Charli XCX and Bleachers (led by Jack Antonoff ) just finished their first run of dates, with the next series set to begin on September 14 in Boston, Massachusetts.

She will still perform at Antonoff's "Shadow of the City" festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey on September 19. Charli cites personal reasons for not being able to continue the tour, but then goes on to list the reasons, defeating the typical use of saying "personal reasons" as an excuse for not having to actually give reasons.

Charli's reasons are essentially that she wants to be creative and feels like the endless touring is not allowing her to write songs, thus making her unhappy. And if she is unhappy, she worries she cannot put on a show that people deserve.

Check out the full letter to fans here.

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The Dead Weather Release 'I Feel Love' Video

(Radio.com) Alison Mosshart, Jack White and the rest of the Dead Weather are back with a brand new video for their latest single, 'I Feel Love." The video starts with a stark black and white shot of Mossheart forcing her way down a deserted street amid heavy wind--the band's name taken quite literally.

Cars are pushed backward but the gusts, and Mossheart is lifted off the ground, struggling to keep her feet planted. These images are interspersed with contrasting scenes shot in blue and red light, as Mossheart pours her heart out on stage. It's a dramatic video, fitting the song's heavy, raucous mood. Jack White's shredding is as snarling as ever, and Mosshart's vocal holds nothing back.

If you like what you hear, then mark your calendars--The Dead Weather are releasing their first new album in several years, Dodge and Burn, on September 25. Watch the video here.

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Coheed And Cambria Release 'You Got Spirit, Kid' Video

(Prog) Coheed And Cambria have released a video for their track You Got Spirit, Kid. It's taken from their eighth album The Color Before The Sun, released on October 9 via 300 Entertainment.

Sanchez said: "I want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record. I've always said there's never been a limitation on the band - it makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it."

The Color Before The Sun will be available via CD, digital download, and a limited-edition deluxe box set. It's Claudio Sanchez an co's first non-concept album. Watch the new video here.

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Soilwork Stream New Song 'Enemies In Fidelity'

(TeamRock Radio) Soilwork have issued a stream of their track Enemies In Fidelity. It features on their latest album The Ride Majestic, due on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. It's the band's 10th album and it was produced by Jens Bogren, who handled work on their previous studio outing The Living Infinite in 2013 and their 2010 record The Panic Broadcast.

Mainman Bjorn 'Speed' Strid tells Loudwire: "Enemies In Fidelity is a very melodic and atmospheric beast. This was one of the first songs that I wrote for the new album and it holds a lot of surprises.

"The chorus almost sounds as if Simon and Garfunkel started a black metal band. That's the way we like it - playful, dark, intense and melancholic. It definitely stands out but also gives you an overall idea of what Soilwork currently is about."

He continues: "The lyrics deal with whether you should escape or succumb to the suffering that you might experience in your life in order to find new strength. The ambivalence. The guilt and the respect towards your own existence. Being awakened and finding satisfaction through frustration and anger, to a point where it almost becomes addictive." Stream the new song here.

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Stratovarius Release Documentary For New Album 'Eternal'

(TeamRock Radio) Stratovarius have issued a behind-the-scenes documentary showing their work on 15th album Eternal. The follow-up to 2013's Nemesis is set for release in Europe on September 11 and in North America on September 18 vi earMusic.

Frontman Timo Kotipelto says: "There's more reflections from past Stratovarius albums. Some parts are more power metal but some parts of Eternal might be more like more modern metal."

Drummer Rolf Pilve adds: "We renewed our sound on this record. There are some quite unusual songs that you probably haven't heard before on our records." Watch the documentary here.

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Bring Me The Horizon Stream New Song 'True Friends'

(TeamRock Radio) Bring Me The Horizon have released a lyric video for the song "True Friends" a track from their upcoming album That's The Spirit, which is set to be released on September 11th.

Inspired by a quote from Oscar Wilde, Sykes and co. are taking aim at their 'true friends' with the latest single that features no harsh vocals from Oli Sykes.

As previously reported, Sykes said of the upcoming record: "This time round the challenge wasn't just for people to be impressed that a screamer's learned to sing. We had to come back with something that would be impressive for people who had no idea of the history of the band." Stream the new song here.

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Precious Child Recruit America's Next Top Model Star For New Video

Precious Child recruited America's Next Top Model Cycle 20 actress Nina Burns to appear in their new video for the single "I Fall". That track comes from the Baltimore band's debut album "Bloody Knees"

Frontman Precious had this to say about the clip, "This is one of the most intense things I've ever done. I had no idea that a video shoot would be so involved. When we were initially discussing it, I was pretty unsure about how well the video would turn out."

"When I first saw the video, I surprised myself and cried. I myself have dealt with my share of darkness and understood the message of the video quite well." Watch the video here.

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Dr. Dre Issues Apology To The Women He Has Hurt

(Radio.com) Following a barrage of accusations that the N.W.A. rapper and Straight Outta Compton producer assaulted numerous women in his troubled past, Dr. Dre is finally making a statement to the press.

On Friday (Aug. 21), Dre issued a public apology via The New York Times about the incidents. Here is the statement in full, via The New York Times: Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life.

"However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I've been married for 19 years and every day I'm working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I'm doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.

'I apologize to the women I've hurt," he later added. 'I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives." Read more about the background story here.

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Beanie Sigel Says Drake And Meek Mill Feud 'Is Gay'

(Radio.com) Beanie Sigel has taken to Instagram to speak on the Drake vs. Meek Mill saga and shares sage wisdom about the potential dangers of a rap battle gone too far. This, from a man who has had his fair share of conflict-in the booth and outside it.

In his post on the battle between Drake and Meek, Beans-who shares Philly roots with Meek-maintained a level of impartiality that added credibility to his suggestions.

"First & foremost who really care about Meek & Drake rap beef," he begins, "That hole situation gay." He continues, Meek said what he said and Drake did what he did !!! Bottom line. ..I'm not choosing sides in none of this s-..For one I can care less plus it's none of my business. .. I know ,Why would Meek care if Drake didn't write his own s- I don't know.. I'm going to still bang Drake s- just like everybody else is because nobody cares point blank.." Read more here.

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Macklemore Addresses Drug Relapse And New Album in Mini-Doc

(Radio.com) As Macklemore and Ryan Lewis gear up to follow their breakthrough release that saw them win four GRAMMY awards and sell more than a million albums, Macklemore is opening up about some of the darker times he has experienced of late.

It is no secret that Macklemore is a recovering addict, as he shared his own story both in concert and in his music. But in a new MTV mini-doc, Macklemore speaks candidly about all aspects of the rise to fame.

The stress associated with fame led the rapper to begin using drugs. But his imminent fatherhood inspired him to recommit his life to sobriety. Check out the video, which details the rapper's rediscovery of his ability to be happy, and how that fueled his new album here.

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Lana Del Rey Releases New Track 'Terrence Loves You'

(Radio.com) This is Ground Control to Major Tom. Over. We have received Lana Del Rey's favorite song from her new album Honeymoon. It's called 'Terrence Loves You.' Do you copy? Over."

Late last week pre-orders were opened up on iTunes for Del Rey's new album, and to further the hype, the songstress released a new track, "Terrence Loves You," which Del Rey told X17 is her favorite song from the album because "it's jazzy."

Three quarters of the way through the track, Del Rey unexpectedly echos one of David Bowie's most memorable lyrics, "Ground Control to Major Tom." Listen here.

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Kobe Bryant Unveils Taylor Swift Banner At The Staples Center

(Radio.com) The large banners that hang from the ceilings of sports arenas are usually reserved for the home teams who play there. There are some exceptions: at New York's Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel has his own banner next to banners celebrating the NBA's Knicks, the NHL's Rangers and WNBA's Liberty, but that's because he's something of a franchise there: Joel plays one concert at MSG every month.

But last week (August 21), Taylor Swift got a banner at L.A.'s Staples Center. No, she's not moving in. But she has racked up more sold out shows there than anyone else, with 16.

So during her concert, one of her nightly special guests - Lakers star Kobe Bryant - unveiled the banner during the show. It reads "Taylor Swift: Most Sold Out Performances."

Kobe didn't sing, but T-Swizz had another on stage guest, Ryan Tedder of One Republic, who did perform with her. Check out some shots and some video here.

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John Lennon Recalls Meeting Paul McCartney In Animated Interview

(Radio.com) On the latest Radio.com Minimation, where they comb through the CBS Radio archives and animate interviews with legendary artists, they review an interview from 1975 with John Lennon while he was promoting his 'Rock 'n' Roll' album. This was animated for Radio.com by Jeff Schweikart.

In 1975, John Lennon was reconnecting with his roots via his Rock 'n' Roll album, which saw him covering some of his favorite songs from the genre's early days. "You might call it 'Oldies but goldies,' I was calling it 'Oldies but moldies,'" he joked.

"Some of them were the first songs that I learned that were rock and roll," he said. One of those songs was Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula," and he notes that the first time that he ever performed it in public was the day that he met his future Beatles-mate, Paul McCartney.

Years later, Paul would record his own version of the same song, which opened his MTV Unplugged album. Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: Fable Cry's Dead Or Alive (For Now)

Today Zach Ferrin's from Fable Cry tells us about their new track "Dead or Alive (for Now)" from their brand new album "We'll Show You Where the Monsters Are" which they are releasing this week (August 25th). Here is the story:

I've been asked to talk about this new song of ours and honestly there's always too much to say. The song itself is interesting, but the impact that it had on this band and the story behind its creation is just as important and I've decided to spare your eyes by only going into great detail on one of these fronts... Enjoy!

When I really think back on it, "Dead or Alive (For Now)" took so long to write it might have been forgotten about. I say that because it's dramatic and interesting to think of a song that was nearly forgotten about but had its old dusty fetal bones dug up, dusted off, and brought to a new life. Truthfully, I had not plans of forgetting about it, I'm just trying to express that it took me a really long time to finish, and I'll tell you why:

I love making music, more than almost anything, except for sharing that music - I like that even more. So with every song that I write, much of the inspiration and push comes from knowing that one day I'll be able to share it. The sooner I know I can share a song, the sooner I want to finish it. The first single on this album, "Fancy Dancing", had two thirds of the lyrics finished before we started making plans to release a video for it in time for last Halloween. I finished final touches on the lyrics the night before we went into the studio because I HAD to. We finished the instrumentation IN the studio, because we HAD to. We celebrated with candy and pizza afterwards because we HAD to. You get my point. When I first started writing "Dead or Alive (For Now)" two years ago I didn't really have to finish it yet. And, given the fact that Fable Cry was still just a duo, I didn't feel like I even could finish it no matter how hard I tried (don't worry, just saying that for dramatic effect again).

Up until that point, we had always written songs that we could pull off live with just the two of us, recording our first album with tons of instruments, and playing musical chairs during our shows. As we started writing songs for this new album, we noticed that with just the two of us, they were sounding like simplified acoustic cover versions of what they could be - like the Dinosaurs and that fungus in your fridge, we were evolving. For a while, we ignored this fact, but when I started writing this very song that we are now talking about I had to do myself, and all who may hear it, a favor by making a solemn vow that it would not see the light of day nor moon of night until it got the proper respect it deserved. This led to the realization that expanding the band was just the remedy we needed! And that's right around the time that my now current band mates out of nowhere started falling from the sky and crawling from the earth to join this little ensemble. So clear back when I first began writing it, I asked myself privately whether this song that I loved so dearly would ever be properly heard. And after showing it to the band, learning it, tweaking it, recording it, and now releasing it, I heard myself answer myself proudly, "yep".

So we hope that you enjoy this song that turned out to be the catalyst for making us what we are now. It is a fun and spooky little number that double dog dares you to look inside of yourself and see what monsters may be hiding there... Enjoy!

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

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