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B-Sides Report for 10/07/2015



Jason Aldean Tour Truck Flips Over In Crash

(Radio.com) A semi truck carrying equipment for Jason Aldean's band current tour was involved in a crash in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday morning around 1am (Oct. 6.).

Infotel reports that the driver of the truck lost control, leading it to go off the road, hitting a rock and then flipping over. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The driver suffered minor injuries and the crash forced Aldean to postpone Tuesday night's concert in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Shares His One Direction Conspiracy Theory

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber shared his conspiracy theory about why One Direction decided to release their forthcoming album on the same date (November 13th) as his new studio release.

While in New Zealand, Bieber sat down for an interview with "The Edge" radio show. When the hosts asked about the date-gate, Bieber piped up and slapped down One Direction's plan to release their Made in the A.M. alongside his album, apparently titled Purpose.

"It's a friendly competition," Bieber said. "I don't know if they're really going on the road much, but we're talking about them right now, so it gives them some promo, right? So, that's probably why they did it."

He said it was all in good fun, but stood by his claim. "I think it was strategy on their part because my release date was first," he said. Watch Bieber's conspiracy theory here.

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Rihanna Opens Up about Chris Brown and Domestic Abuse

(Radio.com) Rihanna opens up about her relationship with Chris Brown and the moment he attacked her in his Lamborghini in 2009, in a new interview with Vanity Fair.

That moment still haunts her not because she wants to remember it, but because she says the world can't let it go. She will forever be associated with domestic abuse, a role she's not entirely comfortable playing.

"Well, I just never understood that," she said, 'like how the victim gets punished over and over. It's in the past, and I don't want to say 'Get over it,' because it's a very serious thing that is still relevant; it's still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It's not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can't just dismiss it like it wasn't anything, or I don't take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who's been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like'I have to be punished for it? It didn't sit well with me."

When the two got back together in 2012, Rihanna admitted, "I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him. Even after'" trailing off and failing to finish that ominous thought. 'I don't hate him," she said. "I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now," she clarified.

She realized towards the end of their relationship how she thought she was strong enough to handle what Brown offered her, but eventually she knew she wasn't up to the task. " Read more here.

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Paul McCartney Reveals Alternate Video for Michael Jackson Duet

(Radio.com) Paul McCartney has released an updated video of his 1983 hit duet with Michael Jackson "Say, Say, Say". Launched exclusively through McCartney's Facebook page, the new video accompanies a previously unreleased version of the chart-topping song. In the remixed version, Michael and Paul switch parts in the song.

According to McCartney, the song came about when Michael Jackson called him out of the blue and said he'd like to write with him. Jackson went to England and the pair sat down and started writing. Paul figured if the songs weren't good, they would just be thrown away.

The black-and-white visual follows a young man walking through town, dancing to the song. He meets up with other dancers and they all show off their skills. The clip was directed by Ryan Heffington, who also served as choreographer.

Paul McCartney decided to drop this video for the remixed version of "Say, Say, Say" because his classic 1983 album Pipes of Peace was recently reissued as a 2-disc special edition. The reissue boasts the remastered original album and a nine-song disc that contains demos, outtakes and other bonuses fans will appreciate. Read more and check out the updated video below.

Read more here.

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Bobby Shmurda Denied Bail, to Remain In Custody Until Trial

(Radio.com) Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda was denied bail for a second time on Monday (Oct. 5) and will remain in custody until his drug-dealing and weapons-possession trial next year.

During a hearing on Monday, Judge James Burke set a new trial date of Feb. 22. Shmurda's lawyer asked that 21-year-old the rapper to be released while he awaited the trial, to no avail.

The prosecutor cited Shmurda's alleged ties to Florida and net worth of half a million dollars, according to reports. Judge Burke then denied the bail request. Read more here.

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Metallica Release 'Harvester Of Sorrow' Live Video

(hennemusic) Metallica have released video footage of their performance of their 1988 classic "Harvester Of Sorrow" which took place during their September 16 show in Quebec City.

The tune was the lead single from the band's fourth album, "…And Justice For All", which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on its way to racking up sales of more than 8 million copies in the States alone.

Metallica's video highlight package also includes drummer Lars Ulrich in the meet and greet as well as the group warming up in the Tuning Room before the show.

The September 16 date was the first event at the city's brand new Centre Vidéotron. "Always one of our favorite places to visit, Quebec City also has a long history of being the home to some of the most rabid 'Tallica fans anywhere," said the band. "It only seems fitting that we share this special passing of the torch with you!" Check out the video here.

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One Direction, Selena Gomez Lead iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour

(Sunshine Sachs) One Direction, Selena Gomez, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, The Weeknd are among the artists taking part in this year's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Tour. We were sent these details and the lineup info:

This year's tour will make stops in Dallas; San Francisco/Oakland; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; Boston; New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Miami/Ft. Lauderdale; and Tampa.

Z100's Jingle Ball in New York will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo at Yahoo.com/iHeartRadio for fans nationwide and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) stations across the country on Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m. EST, and will also be featured as an exclusive nationwide 90 minute broadcast television special on The CW Network on Thursday, December 17, at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

"The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour has become a Who's Who of the hottest acts in music each year," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia. "It is the most highly anticipated annual holiday event for music fans throughout the country, and at iHeartMedia it's a tradition we look forward to every year." Check out the schedule and lineup details here.

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The Oak Ridge Boys Announce 2015 Christmas Night Out Tour

Country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys have revealed the details and the dates for their 26th Annual Christmas Night Out Tour, which will hit cities across the U.S. this fall.

The tour will be kicking off with a three night stand at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Branson, Mo. on November 17th-19th and conclude on December 23rd at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

The Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall had this to say about the festive trek, "There is nothing quite like an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show. This tour has become an Oak Ridge Boys tradition and is a tremendous experience for the entire family.

"With a revamped stage and a fresh approach, this year's show will be a dynamic mix of music representing every aspect of Christmas from presents and snow, to romance and Santa Claus, on to the real meaning of the season celebrating the birth of Jesus."

Bonsall also explained what songs fans can expect on the tour, "Folks can expect to hear old favorites like 'White Christmas' and 'Jingle Bells' mixed with some very poignant newer songs like 'Getting Ready for A Baby' and 'Mary Did You Know.' A highlight of the evening is the much-loved 'rocking chair' segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas. So we hope you'll come out and see us… and Merry Christmas!" See the dates here.

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Lil' Wayne Releases New Track Called 'Pour Up'

(Radio.com) Lil' Wayne has released a new song called 'Pour Up," which will reportedly be on DJ Raj Smoove's forthcoming mix tape The Greatest DJ in the World, according to Billboard.

The rambling lyrics flow like thick syrup over hazy piano keys. Wayne stumbles through the track with descriptions of his drink of choice, including "syrup and sprite" and that "purple."

"When I get home I'mma throw up these shots," he raps. "Went in the kitchen and grabbed me a top/ got my codeine and poured up a lot…You know I'm so high I coulda swore I saw 'Pac'" Listen to "Pour Up" here.

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Lollapalooza South America 2016 Details Announced

(FCM) Eminem, Florence + The Machine, Jack U (Skrillex + Diplo) and Mumford & Sons will be headliners for Lollapalooza Brazil, Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Argentina which will be taking place next March.

Apart from those headliners, the festivals will also feature Ghost, Candlebox, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Snoop Dogg, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Zedd, Kaskade, Die Antwoord, Of Monsters and Men, Twenty One Pilots, Marina and the Diamonds and more.

We were sent these details: The fifth edition of Lollapalooza Brazil takes place on March 12th and 13th at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. Featuring the only Lollapalooza South America performance by indie rock band Cold War Kids, the festival will also showcase performances from Brazilian favorites Emicida and Matanza.

The third edition of Lollapalooza Argentina takes place on March 18th and 19th at Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Fans can also look forward to a performances by Swedish heavy metal band Ghost, as well as Argentinian favorites Babasonicos, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, Eruca Sativa and Zuker.

The sixth edition of Lollapalooza Chile takes place March 19th & 20th at the beautiful O'Higgins Park in Santiago. Seattle rock band Candlebox will make their only Lollapalooza South America appearance in Chile, and fans can expect exciting performances from Chilean favorites Gepe, Javiera Mena, Ases Falsos and Jiminelson.

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Rick Ross Releases 'Sorry' Featuring Auto-Tuned Chris Brown

(Radio.com) Rick Ross has released his new single, "Sorry," which comes off his upcoming album, Black Market and features Chris Brown adding auto-tuned lines to the track.

The song offers up a big "sorry" for a relationship gone sour thanks to all the things that get in the way when you're in the rap game. Ross's new album, "Black Market" will be released in December.

There's nothing shiny or fancy about Ross' rap, but his ability is as strong as ever. He raps, 'My feelings genuine, disregard what you see on blogs, I been a boss before I ever recorded Meek's song," referencing Meek's track featuring Ross, "Ima Boss." Listen to the NSFW track here.

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Lady Gaga Will Likely Return For 'American Horror Story' Season Six

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga has tweeted her acceptance of continuing with American Horror Story for another season. The show hasn't premiered its fifth season starring the popstar yet, but that hasn't stopped co-creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy from asking the singer turned actress to return for season six.

Murphy went on Twitter on Tuesday to share news that he had invited Lady Gaga back. The tweet may be an attempt to increase fan support for Mother Monster's return.

"Lady Gaga is so brilliant in AHS Season 5 that yesterday I officially asked her to join Season 6," tweeted Murphy. "say yes @ladygaga!" and Gaga later tweeted "@MrRPMurphy @ladygaga OMG YES- Player (@tattooedreams) October 06, 2015". Read more here.

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Mac Miller Releases 'Clubhouse' Video

(Radio.com) Mac Miller has released a new music video for "Clubhouse." The explicit track comes from Miller's 17-track effort "GO:OD AM," which was released late last month.

Radio.com has these details: The clip for "Clubhouse" features Miller and a troop of synchronized swimmers getting down at the Metropolitan Pool in Brooklyn.

The video, which was directed by Eavvon O'Neal, was filmed with three GoPro cameras, including one that was attached a drone. Watch the NSFW video here.

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Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute To Eazy-E

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar has penned a moving tribute to the late N.W.A. rapper Eazy-E for Paper Magazine. In the piece Kendrick remembers the first time he ever saw Eazy- E on television and how that moment changed his life forever.

"I remember when I was five or six years old, waking up one morning and seeing this guy bust through the TV screen, rapping over some song called 'We Want Eazy' -- I think the concept of the video was that he was actually in jail and he had to get to his show and the only way to get to his concert was to film him from jail, and he eventually busted through the jail and came onstage," Kendrick says.

"I remember looking at that video and just feeling like, 'Man, this dude feels like an action superhero.' Little did I know, Eazy-E came from my same neighborhood in Compton." Read more here.

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Stevie Wonder And Fashion Designer Kai Millard Morris' Divorce Finalized

(Radio.com) Stevie Wonder's divorce from fashion designer Kai Millard Morris was finalized in Los Angeles on Monday (Oct. 5). Superior Court Judge Christine Byrd put a stamp on the proceedings this week ending the iconic singer and songwriter's second marriage.

According to The Associated Press, Wonder and Morris were married in September 2001 and separated in 2009. The pair have two sons together, ages 14 and 10.

Judge Byrd ruled that Wonder and his ex-wife will share custody of their sons. The ruling also forces the Grammy-winning singer to shell out $25,000 a month in child support. Read more here.

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Selling $5.3 Million Estate

(hennemusic) Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has reportedly listed his estate in the northern San Diego, California county community of Fallbrook for sale at $5.375 million.

The Los Angeles Times reports the 9.5-acre spread includes vineyards, pastureland and a pond. Built in 1990, the country English-style main residence features 5,345 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and ten fireplaces.

The property also includes a paneled media room/den, a bar, an office, a gym and a state-of-the-art sound and recording studio that was once a pool house. Read more here.

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One Direction Do Surprise Performance On The X Factor Australia

(Radio.com) One Direction may have announced a 2016 hiatus earlier this year, and they may be one member short following Zayn Malik's departure, but that didn't stop 1D from appearing on The X Factor Australia on Monday night for a surprise performance.

The UK boyband took a break from their On the Road Again tour to perform their track "Drag Me Down" live on the Australia version of the long-running singing competition show.

The four remaining members were greeted with shrieks from the audience, and put on an explosive performance. Literally, thanks to some special effects and pyrotechnics. Check out the performance here.

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Singled Out: Short Stack's Gravity

Shaun Diviney, the leader of the Australian group Short Stack, tells us the story behind their song "Gravity," which comes from their brand new third studio album "Homecoming". Here is the story:

I live on the beach and write a lot of songs in my head while surfing. The idea to this came to me while out in the ocean one day, of finger picking almost single notes as if to make it sound like you were in a barrel or under water, and then juxtapose it with a really harsh chorus, with pounding drums. I like that juxtaposition, it's just like the ocean. Fluidity meets chaos.

When we were in London recording the album we just started jamming and the song came to life in a really organic way. We recorded with producer, Chris Kimsey, who has worked on Rolling Stones & INXS, and we all really vibed on this tune, staying up until 3am a few nights in a row getting the tones perfect and the mood right.

Lyric-wise the song deals with how I feel people's worlds always need a centre, a kind of constant. I feel our lives are pretty crazy, it's easy to get carried away with it all, but it's important to always have that feeling of "home" whether, it's a place or a person.

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

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