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B-Sides Report for 10/01/2015



AC/DC and Foo Fighters Rule On Top Fall Concerts List

(Gibson) Online ticket marketplace StubHub has unleashed its tally of the biggest concerts of fall 2015, and both AC/DC and Foo Fighters are towards the top of the list. The tally counts total sales on StubHub for concerts taking place from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

AC/DC comes in at No. 2 on StubHub's list for their "Rock or Bust" tour. The Australian rockers also tote the highest average ticket sales per concert for any fall tour on StubHub.

Foo Fighters hold the No. 3 spot on the list. The band has been touring North America in support of their latest album, Sonic Highways, and the trek wraps up on Oct. 18 in Castaic, California. Dave Grohl has been performing this tour sitting on a guitar-decorated throne of sorts, after suffering a broken leg from falling off the stage at a Foo concert in Sweden.

Pop star Taylor Swift is at No. 1 on the list, which isn't a surprise. Check out the full roster here.

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Carlos Santana The Victim of False Death Reports

Fans of Carlos Santana can relax since reports of his death turned out to be a case of mistaken identity and a journalist jumping the gun by rushing to report the news.

The rumor of the guitar legend's death was sparked with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation journalist Chris Walker tweeting the news on Wednesday that Carlos Santana's body was found in a car. But it was soon discovered that it was another man by the same name and Walker removed the tweet and issued an apology.

The Santana camp was quick to reassure fans that Carlos was ok. They told fans via his website, "From Team Santana: Carlos is alive and well and enjoying his morning! Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false."

The CBC journalist also set the record straight by tweeting "I unreservedly apologize for previous tweets regarding Carlos Santana. Wrong to rely on single source, and against CBC policy besides."

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Taylor Swift Joined Onstage By Haim and Nelly

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift continued her tradition of bring out special guests on tour in St. Louis on Tuesday night (Sept. 29) with a special performance of "Hot In Herre" with Nelly and Haim.

Haim kicked off their last day as support act on the 1989 Tour as back-up singers for Nelly, as did Swift. Swift and Haim seemed to revel in the moment.

"I LOVED getting to sing The Fix & Hot in Herre with @Nelly_Mo! What a way to end @HAIMtheband's run on the 1989 Tour," Swift shared on social media. "The highlight of our friendship thus far @HAIMtheband PS WE LOVE YOU @Nelly_Mo"

For Haim, it was all about embracing their inner Charlie's Angels for the role. "DOING OUR BEST CHARLIE'S ANGELS IN ALL WHITE," the band shared.

Check out highlights here.

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Rush Stream Performance Of 'Roll The Bones' From R40 Live Release

(hennemusic) Rush are previewing audio of "Roll The Bones" from their forthcoming concert film, "R40 Live." Mixed by David Botrill (Tool, Muse), the title track to the band's 1991 album was recorded during two shows in the band's hometown of Toronto in June.

The concerts at the Air Canada Centre marked the first time the band have filmed in their hometown in almost 20 years, dating back to a 1997 recording at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on the Test For Echo tour.

Prior to that, the group filmed a concert video and later released an accompanying album for the Grace Under Pressure tour in 1984 at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The "R40 Live" version of "Roll The Bones" features a variety of special guests in the rap part of the song, including Jay Baruchel (She's Out Of My League), Les Claypool (Primus), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Trailer Park Boys, and Jason Segel & Paul Rudd (I Love You, Man).

The "R40 Live" concert film will be released on November 20 with more details to be announced soon. Check out the "Roll The Bones" stream here.

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Carly Rae Jepsen And Jessie J Cast In 'Grease Live'

(Radio.com) Carly Rae Jepsen landed the iconic role of "Frenchy" in Fox's upcoming live broadcast of Grease. The pop star will join the cast featuring Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos Penavega and Keke Palmer.

Jepsen took to Twitter today to make the announcement. She wrote: "'Tell me more, tell me more!' I'll be joining the cast of #GreaseLive as Frenchy! Don't miss it Jan 2016 @FOXTV!"

Jessie J will kick off the live television broadcast with a performance of the 1978 film's opening-title song "Grease (Is the Word)." She confirmed the news on Instagram.

In the updated version of the original film, which starred John Travota and Olivia Newton-John, Aaron Tveitas will play the role of "Danny," and Julianne Hough will step into the shoes of "Sandy." Jepsen will take of the role of everyone's favorite beauty school dropout "Frenchy." Read more here.

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Rick Ross Streams New Song 'Buried In The Streets'

(Radio.com) Rick Ross proves he's not running out of songs any time soon; he's just released another new song. In early September he dropped the Black Dollar mixtape.

On Tuesday (Sept. 29) night, Ross released "Buried In The Streets," produced by Jake One. The Bawse continues with his money talk and street wisdom.

"No longer into Beef now I'm into Bison," he raps, "Evander Holyfield, swear I really want to write him / to ask him how to feel or vise versa / To know a n-- bought his crib with a nice verse'"

In 2014, Ross bought Holyfield's mansion after the former boxing champ's property went into foreclosure. Listen to "Buried In The Streets" here.

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Lana Del Rey Releases 'Music To Watch Boys To' Video

(Radio.com) Lana Del Rey released the official music video for "Music to Watch Boys to". This video follows up Honeymoon's first music video for "High by the Beach."

Dreamy, underwater sequences give way to Del Rey lounging in a garden surrounded by gramophones and wearing headphones with large white flowers decorating the earpieces.

Accentuating the song's title, Del Rey watches a game of men's basketball. Apart from the stark black and white shots that comprise most of Del Rey's part in the video, other shots ramp up the color with vivid blues and pinks. Check it out here.

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Migos Release 'Forest Whitaker' Video Sans Forest Whitaker

(Radio.com) Migos have released the video to "Forest Whitaker," the latest from Back to the Bando mixtape. But don't expect a cameo from the Oscar-Winning actor. It's not that type of "forest."

The video is a family affair, as usual. The visuals could be ripped from a segment of "MTV Cribs," with the Young Rich crew posing in front of cars, rapping from a mansion, and showing off their jewelry.

The song makes reference to the actor and his movies, including Last King of Scotland and Panic Room, but shows no clear visual reference to the Oscar winning actor in the video. The song uses Whitaker's name as a standing for another type of forest-one that contains trees and is harvested to go up in smoke. Watch it here.

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David Gilmour Rocks New Songs On Jools Holland

(hennemusic) David Gilmour performed a pair of tracks from his latest album, "Rattle That Lock", on the BBC's Later with Jools Holland on Tuesday (Sept 29) and videos of the performance have been posted online.

The Pink Floyd guitarist delivered his new single, "Today", as well as the title track to the release, which landed Gilmour his second solo UK No. 1 album.

"It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted," said Gilmour. "I owe a debt of thanks to Polly Samson, for writing lyrics on four Number 1 albums, The Division Bell, On An Island, The Endless River, and now Rattle That Lock, and also to Phil Manzanera, my co-producer on the last three albums."

Gilmour is in the middle of a five-night stand The Royal Albert Hall in London as he winds down a sold-out 11-date European tour to launch the project.

The guitarist will next perform shows in South America this December ahead of a North American run in the spring of 2016. Watch the Jools Holland performance here.

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Monster Magnet Streaming New Song 'She Digs That Hole'

(hennemusic) Monster Magnet are premiering "She Digs That Hole", a track from their forthcoming album, "Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)." Due October 9, the project sees the New Jersey band overhaul their 2010 album, "Mastermind", much as they did with 2013's "Last Patrol" for its reissue as "Milking The Stars: A Re-imagining Of Last Patrol."

"With Cobras And Fire I wanted to present these songs in a much stranger and dirtier atmosphere," says frontman Dave Wyndorf. "Less 'classic rock' and more... well, I'd guess I'd call it a deranged fusion of garage-psych, fuzz punk and movie soundtrack music.

"It's almost completely re-recorded (with the bulk of the guitar and bass playing by co-producer Phil Caivano) and as in Milking The Stars I've added organ, piano, sitars and more to flesh out a completely new sound for these tunes."

"She Digs That Hole" is the third tune previewed from the package following "Mastermind '69" and "Watch Me Fade." Check out the new song stream here.

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Justin Bieber Sticks Up For Floyd Mayweather

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber sat down with Complex recently to discuss his new album and all the glittering life lessons he's learned transitioning from an 18-year-old to a 21-year-old. Part of the interview touched on his friendship with boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Even though the two are nearly twenty years apart in age, they've been friends for a couple of years. They even filmed a funny video for Conan in late 2014 where Mayweather teaches Bieber to box. Spoiler alert: Bieber gets crushed.

Bieber talked to Complex about how Mayweather often says or does things for hype. "With Floyd, he's just an image," he said. "I think he may not do the best job at being humble, but that's not his job. I mean, it's good to see people that are just humble and cool and down-to-earth and chill, but he's trying to get pay-per-view numbers. He's saying wild stuff just for attention.

"When people can just stop being stupid-sorry to say that-but when people can stop reading into it so much and just look at the fact that he's doing this for entertainment'" Read more here.

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Skrillex, Tommy Trash, Nick Swardson In Hilarious Concert Trailer

(Radio.com) In the hilarious new trailer for Southern California EDM festival, Hard Day of the Dead, Nick Swardson plays John Malcovuum, a deranged vacuum obsessed with sucking up DJ Tommy Trash.

To promote this year's all-star line-up, Hard Fest founder Gary Richards (also known by his DJ name Destructo) once again tapped Agata Alexander to direct a an unusual promotional clip.

The 6-minute trailer, which loosely pays homage to the 1999 film Being John Malcovich, stars Swardson as a old upright vacuum cleaner on a mission to suck up Tommy Trash who does his best to hide from the foul-mouthed home appliance. As the manic machine rolls through the mansion, he bumps into some of the biggest names in EDM including a perturbed Skrillex, who's interrupted while taking a bubble-bath.

Unfortunately, for Tommy Trash, the trailer doesn't end well. Watch the NSFW trailer here.

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Tidal X 1020 Lineup Includes Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and More

(Radio.com) Tidal, the streaming music service which Jay Z owns, has announced TIDAL X:1020, a one night concert event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center that features a star-studded lineup:

Jay Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Prince, Usher, T.I., Damian Marley, Indochine, Thomas Rhett, DJ Cipha Sounds, DJ Reflex, Alessia Cara, Bas, Benjamin Booker, Flatbush Zombies, and Justine Sky.

Tickets will be available to Tidal subscribers first, starting yesterday at noon, and be available to the general public on Friday, October 2nd at noon Read more here.

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Singled Out: Noah Hoffeld's Stop Slow Down

Cello rocker Noah Hoffeld tells us the story behind the song "Stop Slow Down", which is a track from his recently released new album "Play Human". Here is the story:

It was at this spot in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, that I had a strange experience a few years back. Today I find myself here again, strangely enough at the time of this writing. Taking refuge from the crowded city, I had found a lone tree overlooking a sprawling meadow. A great stand of oak and pine bordered a long spread of grass. The hot New York Summer was in full bloom and I needed some shade to cool off and collect my thoughts.

I sat back against the big oak trunk and tried to think. The school year would soon begin again and with it my teaching and 'real life.' I needed to start planning. But I couldn't bring a single thought into focus. I was pooped. All I could feel was a big blank staring back at me from within.

All of a sudden though I began to feel a strange surge of energy in my chest. A subtle sense of connecting with something bigger than myself. I was accustomed to having similar experiences while meditating or doing yoga but never while just hanging out. What was going on with me? Too much heat I figured. But then a new phenomenon joined the energy boost. I heard some words inside my head. I couldn't call them thoughts, because I wasn't thinking them! I felt totally divorced from any sense of making them happen and didn't have the usual sensation of 'this is me' that usually accompanies thinking. Instead, I had the opposite experience- that these words came from somewhere outside myself, or if not outside, from someone deep inside that I hadn't ever met before.

"Stop. Slow down. Remember who you are."

Those were the first words I heard. Then, the stream continued, "we came to be totally free, exactly who we are." This was getting weird. I wrote down what I was hearing on my phone. It was like a passage from a book on metaphysics or philosophy, only I wasn't reading it in a book. And It wasn't written by any author. The words were somehow coming to me from an unknown source, beyond my understanding.

When I got home that evening, I realized that I'd received a long chunk of text, almost like a poem. I was amazed by the knowledge that I could never have come up with such poetry- it was much deeper than I normally think or write and carried an authority I don't claim to have. Keeping an open mind and allowing myself to think outside my normal boundaries had led me to an altogether new mental or even what you might call a spiritual experience.

It wasn't long before I had set the words to a melody and chords on the piano. 'Stop Slow Down' was born, and in a short while I began to cast the song in sound in the studio, creating the third track for my new album, Play Human. The song fit right in with the many other rock tracks on the album also dedicated to a spiritual or humanitarian message- 'Let's get ourselves right so we can get the world right.' Little did I know it that day in Prospect Park, but I was given a precious gift. Whether it came from someone outside, like a spirit from another plane, or from somewhere deep inside myself, a layer I hadn't known before, I will maybe never know.

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

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