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B-Sides Report for 10/02/2015



Chris Brown Won't Face Charges For Alleged Tour Bus Assault

Chris Brown will reportedly not face charges for an alleged assault that he denied occurred last month on a tour bus in Colorado, according to a report from TMZ.

The celebrity gossip site reports that they were told by Federal Heights Police Department that the woman that filed the complaint no longer wishes to press charges.

The alleged incident reportedly occurred on a tour bus outside of a Denver strip club where Brown was making a music video with Fetty Wap and French Montana.

The police told the website that they interviewed witnesses at the club and concluded that they did not have enough evidence to "present the case for charges."

Watch video of the alleged incident here.

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One Direction No Longer Need Ed Sheeran's Help

Ed Sheeran recently revealed that he was not involved in creating the music for One Direction's forthcoming album. The news comes as Justin Bieber announced that Sheeran wrote a track for his new album.

Sheeran had worked with One Direction on three of four of their albums, but he explained in an interview with MTV why he wasn't involved in their upcoming release "Made In The A.M.".

"They've gotten to a point where they know how to write songs," he said. "Harry [Styles] was 16 when I first met him…but now he's 21 and has written with everyone in the world and learned how to write songs, so they don't really need as much help anymore. They can kind of do their own thing."

But that doesn't mean that Sheeran hasn't been busy working with outside artists. Bieber told Australia's Sunrise morning show that Sheeran wrote a track on his upcoming album, which is set to be released on the same day as One Directions.

Bieber made headlines earlier this week when he released an online video mocking One Direction over the fact that his yet-to-be-titled studio effort and One Direction's new album are both scheduled to be released on November 13th

As we previously reported, Bieber appears in the video (via ABC) with a scared facial expression and says, "The face you make when you come out with an album the same day as Justin Bieber." Watch it here.

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Sam Smith Announces In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition

(Purple) Sam Smith has announced that he will be releasing "In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition" on November 6th. The two-disc release will include his hit debut album "In The Lonely Hour" as well as a second disc featuring new tracks. We were sent the following details:

The new release features an exclusive new track "Drowning Shadows", co-written by Smith and Fraser T. Smith and produced by Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice.

"The Drowning Shadows Edition" also includes Sam Smith's covers of Amy Winehouse's 'Love Is A Losing Game' and Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know?' alongside collaborations with Disclosure, A$AP Rocky, Mary J Blige and John Legend. See the tracklisting here.

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Taylor Swift Donates $50K To 1989 Tour Dancer's Family Member

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has once again used her fame and fortune for the greater good. People magazine reported on Thursday that the singer has donated $50,000 to the cancer-stricken nephew of one of her 1989 tour backup dancers, Kim "Toshi" Davidson.

Swift's generous donation was paid through a GoFundMe page, which was set up for the 13-month-old named Ayden. Swift even left a message on the page - which is titled "Help Baby Ayden Beat Cancer"- reading, "Baby Ayden, I'm lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour. All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor."

The original goal for Ayden's page was set for $20,000, but it's safe to say that Swift helped them go well beyond that. Davidson was touched by the gesture from the pop star and took to his Instagram to express his gratitude. Read the comments here.

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Hozier, Ella Henderson, George Ezra Lead VH1 Best Music of 2015 Lineup

Hozier, Ella Henderson, George Ezra lead the lineup of The VH1 Best Music of 2015: You Oughta Know concert event which will be taking place next month.

According to the network, the festival-style concert event will be broadcast live from The Armory Foundation in New York on Thursday, November 12 at 9PM ET.

The show will also feature performances from Tori Kelly, James Bay, Nate Ruess, Rachel Platten, Elle King, Miguel and X Ambassadors. Fans will also see "never-before-seen collaborations and covers. Viewers will also get an inside look at the artists' personal lives and careers through VH1 original short film profiles that will showcase exactly what and why You Oughta Know about each of the performers," according to the announcement.

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Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Releasing New Memoir

Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart have announced that he will be releasing his new memoir "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This: A Life in Music" early next year.

The book, featuring a foreword by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, is set to hit stores on February 9, 2016 in hardcover. It is being published by Penguin Random House imprint New American Library (NAL).

Stewart had the following to say about the book, "It has been a mind-blowing experience looking back on all of these adventures and wondering how I managed to survive a lot of them. Just writing about the wild things that happened to me back in the 70's, 80's and 90's was exhausting. Mind you not much has changed! I must have taken a busy pill somewhere along the ride."

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Nazareth Release Live 'Hair Of The Dog' Video

(hennemusic) Nazareth have released live video footage of a performance of their classic 1975 track, "Hair Of The Dog", as a preview to the forthcoming live package, "No Means Of Escape."

The song was the title track to the band's breakthrough sixth album, which went on to sell more than 2 million copies worldwide. Due October 16, the project presents "Live At Metropolis" - which captures the band performing before a select audience at London's Metropolis Studios - alongside the companion career documentary, "Made In Scotland."

The feature traces Nazareth's career from their formation in 1968 to their breakthrough in the 1970s, and their ongoing career. The film contains classic footage and new interviews with past and present members of the band, including retired lead singer Dan McCafferty, who left the group in 2013 due to health issues.

McCafferty was replaced by frontman Lintin Osborne, who joined the Scottish rockers in 2014. "No Means Of Escape" will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally, with "Live At Metropolis" and "Made In Scotland" available as two separate elements. Watch the video here.

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Goes Behind The Scenes Of New Solo Album

(hennemusic) ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons has released a behind the scenes video for his forthcoming debut solo album, "Perfectamundo." Due November 6, Gibbons co-produced the project with Joe Hardy and recorded it in Houston, Los Angeles, Austin and Pontevedra, Spain.

The Cuban music-inspired record sees the ZZ Top guitarist joined by a handpicked group of musicians dubbed The BFG's. BFG & Co. includes Martin Guigui on piano and B3, B3 player Mike Flanigan, vocalist/bassist Alex Garza and drummer Greg Morrow, with co-producer Hardy offering additional guitar, keys, bass and vocals, and Gary Moon also supplying additional guitar.

Gibbons recently premiered a video for the album's lead single, a cover of rockabilly singer Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right." Watch that video and the behind the scenes clip here.

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Clutch Conclude Making Of Psychic Warfare Video Series

(hennemusic) Maryland rockers Clutch have issued the third and final installment in a video series on the making of their brand new 11th studio album, "Psychic Warfare," which was released today

The opening episode outlined the band's pre-production process in Frederick, MD while the second behind the scenes look saw the band document the recording process as they moved to Austin, TX to work with producer Machine at his Machine Shop studio.

The third episode sees Clutch return to Maryland to put the finishing touches on the project. he project has been launched with the release of the lead single, "X-Ray Visions."

Clutch will open a fall US tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 3. Watch the new video episode here.

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Boom Forest Announce New Album 'Post Knight Errant'

(BH) Boom Forest have announced that they will release their new album, entitled "Post Knight Errant," on November 6th and they are currently streaming the first single from the effort online.

Fans can stream the new single "Silver Hair" here. We were sent these details about the group: Boom Forest is the musical outlet for Nashville based and Baraboo, WI grown musician John Paul Roney. As part of the Boom Forest project, Roney has developed a mythology surrounding the music, and when recorded and on stage, performs as John Rayne, "a techno-evangelist bard from a post-apocalyptic American future."

Boom Forest will hit the road with in Kopecky in between performances at Austin City Limits music festival this weekend, and as part of the Red Bull Sound Select: 30 Days In LA festival this November. See the dates here.

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Matt Corby Streaming New Song 'Monday'

(Atlantic) Australian singer and songwriter Matt Corby has returned with 'Monday', which is his first new music released in almost two years. We were sent the following details:

Corby has spent the past few years in home studios all over the world, ending up in a cottage in rural NSW Australia where he wrote and recorded the debut album due out early next year via Elektra Records.

"I recorded an album two years ago that I didn't like. For a lot of reasons I wouldn't release it. It took me a year and a half to clear my head of everything that happened, accept my failures, reboot and have the balls to do it again."

Matt's previous releases Brother and Resolution have had a combined Youtube views of 10 million and his previous EPs have combined sales of 1. 5 million global sales. Stream the new song here.

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Maritime Streaming New Song 'Light You Up'

Maritime have released their new digital single "Light You Up", which is a track that comes from the group's forthcoming album "Magnetic Bodies/Maps of Bones".

The new album will be released by Dangerbird Records on October 16th. The new single "Light You Up" can be streamed here and purchased and/or streamed at the leading digital retailers and streaming services.

The band kicked off an east coast tour last night (Oct 1) in Philadelphia and the trek conclude with a special album release show at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee on October 17th.

Remaining Tour Dates:
10/02 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
10/03 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/04 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club (Album Release Show)

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Rick Ross Releases 'Geechi Liberaci' Video

(Radio.com) Rick Ross released a new video for "Geechi Liberaci" from his Black Dollar mixtape. Ross has been dropping free music with reckless abandon in recent weeks.

He piled new music like "Buried In The Streets," on top of the Black Dollar mixtape, which he released early in September. Now the Bawse is giving two videos, back-to-back.

First up: "Geechi Liberace," a clip that falls in line with the Ross style. Slow motion, extreme close-up shots of statues and jewels, and sweeping shots of the rapper sitting in his mansion. Add to that, marble statues and eye candy, with plenty of cleavage on display. Mostly all in slow-motion.

Check out Rick Ross' video for "Geechi Liberace" here.

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Fall Out Boy Reveal Halloween T-Shirts

(Radio.com) Fall Out Boy took to Twitter on the first day of October to unveil some new Halloween gear. The collection features three t-shirts, which will surely excite FOB's rabid fan base.

The band tweeted a gif file showing the three shirts with the comment: "Celebrating the best time of the year get these shirts in our webstore all month long."

The black shirts come in three designs. One features bats with spooky Fall Out Boy lettering, another features a headstone with a skeleton hand reaching out of the dirt and the third had two skeletons dancing with the words "May nothing but death do us part" written beneath the couple. Read more and see the shirts here.

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Jhene Aiko Releases 'Lyin King' Video

(Radio.com) Jhene Aiko has released a music video for the track "Lyin King." The clip was directed by TOCK and Topshelf Junior and is best described by Aiko herself (via her Tumblr) in a half poem half treatment which you can read below.

"A mysterious, time traveling medicine woman has a prophetic vision of an early civilization in trouble. The men have neglected the women and deprived them of love. By orders of their chief, the men of the tribe have taken away the women's hearts and voices. The women are powerless. The children are suffering. The medicine woman travels for many days to reach the primitive village.

"Upon her arrival, the medicine woman performs a miracle. She instantly restores the grace of the women of the tribe and gives them their voices back. The men of this early tribe are not pleased. With the men of the tribe's attention, the medicine woman and the women of the tribe begin a ceremony in which they tell the story of how they are taking their voices back.

"The chief is infuriated. The medicine woman leaves the now capable women to conduct a private ceremony for the chief. The chief is intrigued and frightened. What he thinks will be a sexual experience turns out to be something very different. After the ritual is performed, the medicine woman passes on her apocalyptic prophecy of how the world will end due to the lack of love throughout humanity. The chief experiences ego death. He sees that it starts with him." Watch the video here.

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The Game's Documentary 2 Kendrick Lamar and Kanye Collabs Leaked

(Radio.com) The Game's The Documentary 2 sprung a leak this week with two major songs hitting the internet: "Mula" featuring Kanye West and "On Me" with Kendrick Lamar.

The two new songs come after the Game dropped the video for the Drake collaboration "100" in July. That makes three songs-of The Documentary 2's 38-song double LP-that have been released, each with major guest appearances.

The songs featuring Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Drake will be included on the first half of the double album, which hits October 9. But they are not the only heavy hitters. Future, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg, Ab-Soul, and DeJ Loaf will also appear on disc one. Lil Wayne, Nas, and YG will be on dic two. Read more here.

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