B-Sides Report for 10/20/2015

Britney Spears' Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction

(Radio.com) Britney Spears suffered a wardrobe malfunction during her Las Vegas show this past weekend. When the back zipper to her sheer costume malfunctioned during a "Piece of Me" performance in Las Vegas, she kept right on going.

Even though her dancers were quick to step to her aid, Spears kept the show rolling like a true pro, smiling at the audience and continuing on with the choreography. She even does a full turn to the audience, which reveals how dangerously low the zipper fell.

Fans captured Spears performing "3" when the zipper went haywire at the 1:37 mark, but she proves the age-old adage right: The show must go on. Check out the video here.

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Adele Teases Song Clip From New Album?

(Radio.com) Adele fans all over the world have been excited--to say the least--over a few seconds of what appears to be a new song from her long-awaited upcoming album.

Per CBS Los Angeles, a 30-second clip that the BBC says appeared during a commercial break during yesterday's episode of the X Factor in the UK has many wondering whether the clip was a preview of Adele's next single.

In the clip a woman who sounds like Adele sings, "Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet to go over everything. They say that time's supposed to heal ya but I ain't done much healing ' "

During the clip, the lyrics flash on the screen, as if it was an excerpt from a lyric video. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Cuts Herself In Knife Accident

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift suffered an apparently self-inflicted thumb wound by a kitchen knife, ahead of her Arlington, TX show on Saturday (Oct. 17) night. The 1989 star made light of her newly disabled digit on social media.

Fans got a look at Swift's bandaged thumb through a post she shared on Instagram. 'Band aids don't fix kitchen knife-related injuries," she wrote, in a play on the lyrics to "Bad Blood."

The picture shows her left hand with the "TS" initial ring and a bandage covering her thumb. On the bandage, the number "13," her lucky number. Despite the sliced thumb, the show went on, it even featured a cameo from Ellie Goulding.

Check out the posts here.

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New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Released

(Radio.com) The latest trailer for the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," premiered Monday night (Oct. 19) during the Monday Night Football television broadcast and the clip has also been posted online.

The clip features some incredible never-before-seen footage including battle sequences and a look at scenes with "Chewbacca," "Han Solo" and "Princess Leia." We also learn a bit about the villain in the film, who speaks to "Darth Vader's" damaged mask saying, "Nothing will stand in our way, I will finish what you started."

Tickets for the film went on sale Monday (Oct. 19) as well. Sites such as Fandango.com, AMCTheatres.com and MovieTickets.com were bogged down due to traffic with some sites actually shutting down. Watch the trailer and read more here.

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Keith Urban Release New Ballad 'Break On Me'

(Radio.com) Country music star Keith Urban has released a brand new balled called 'Break On Me." The single is the latest preview of Urban's forthcoming eighth studio album.

In the chorus the singer offers himself to a brokenhearted friend, in what manner depends how much you read into these things, is it a shoulder to cry on, or as a new romantic possibility?

"Shatter like glass, come apart in my hands, take as long as it takes, girl, break on me, put your head on my chest, let me help you forget, when your heart needs to break, just break on me." Read more and check out the song here.

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Carrie Underwood Releases 'What I Never Knew I Always Wanted'

(Radio.com) County music star Carrie Underwood has released a fourth song from her forthcoming album Storyteller, and it appears to be the most personal track from the album revealed thus far.

The new track, "What I Never Knew I Always Wanted' was inspired by Carrie's son Isaiah and her husband, and professional hockey player, Mike Fisher.

"Never was the kind to think about dressing in white, wasn't waiting on a prince to come riding into my life," the track opens, "thought I was happy on my own, til you came and proved me wrong."

'It's a love song for my boys," Underwood tells Taste of Country. Check it out here.

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Scarface Addresses Arrest At BET Hip-Hop Awards

(Radio.com) Rapper Scareface has released a statement saying that issues related to his arrest for unpaid child support just minutes after his appearance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on October 9th have been "resolved."

According to Billboard, Scarface released the following statement: "First and foremost, I would like to thank my supporters for their concern during my recent arrest in Atlanta.

"While we have resolved the issue I would like to correct some misinformation. The amount reported that was owed is inaccurate, and I had no knowledge about there being an arrest order for me as I have traveled to Atlanta many times; with the latest trip being in September to perform at the One Music Festival." Read more here.

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Gwen Stefani Returns With New Single 'Used To Love You'

(Radio.com) No Doubt frontman Gwen Stefani has unveiled a new solo track titled "Used to Love You." It is the singer's first new music since announcing her divorce from Bush lead singer Gavin Rossdale.

It's easy to speculate that the emotional ballad was inspired by her thirteen year marriage to Rossdale. The song's chorus goes: "I don't know why I cry, but I think it's cause I remember for the first time, since I hated you that I used to love you."

Stefani premiered the track this weekend at a concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. It will be the next single from her forthcoming solo album. Check out the song here.

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Justin Bieber Releasing New Track 'Sorry' Featuring Skrillex

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber announced via Instagram that he'll be releasing another track off his upcoming album Purpose. The song "Sorry," another collaboration with Skrillex, will be available this Friday.

Bieber previously collaborated with Skrillex and Diplo on "Where R U Now?" which is also on the album. Justin Bieber's father may learn a thing or two from the song's title.

Following Justin's nude photo leak, Jeremy Bieber tweeted his admiration. "What do you feed that thing, #proud daddy," he wrote, but later took down due to backlash. Read more here.

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'Degrassi' Co-Creator Disputes Drake's Recent Dismissal Claim

(Radio.com) Drake's recent account of his Degrassi: The Next Generation dismissal has been disputed by the TV show's co-creator, who says that the rapper was not given an ultimatum to chose acting or singing.

Degrassi executive producer Linda Schuyler recently offered a different perspective to Drake's last days on the show. Instead of making him chose music or acting, as Drake claimed, she said the production did all they could to accommodate him.

'From my point of view, the timing was absolutely brilliant because we knew Aubrey was juggling his music," Shuyler told Buzzfeed. 'Not only did we know it, we helped him with it."

The dispute stems from an interview in W magazine, in which Drake said that his dedication to music lost him his job as an actor on Degrassi. Read more here.

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Justin Timberlake Covers Otis Redding Classic At Hall Of Fame Induction

(Radio.com) Pop star Justin Timberlake was honored in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday (Oct. 17) with an induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and he performed an Otis Redding classic with Sam Moore.

Both Jimmy Fallon and Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul were on hand to share some kind words and hilarious stories about their friend as part of the intro speeches.

When Timberlake got up to accept his honor, he said, "This is the f**king coolest thing that has ever happened to me." Justin also mentioned that he wanted to keep representing his city and wishes to "continue to return the favor [to Memphis and his peers] for as long as he lives and has breath."

After he accepted his honor, Justin paid homage to one of Memphis's soul legend's Otis Redding. Justin, along with Sam Moore, performed one of Redding's most beloved songs "(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay." Timberlake and Moore showed off their playful side with an improvised lounge act banter before breaking out in song.

Check out the performance here.

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Babyface Announces 'The Return Of The Tender Lover' Album

(Radio.com) Singer-songwriter Babyface is gearing up for his first solo album since 2007's Playlist. The name of his upcoming 10th studio album is The Return of the Tender Lover.

Babyface recently announced that the album will be delivered to retailers on December 4th, but fans can pre-order the new project starting on November 13th.

The Return of the Tender Lover will be released on Def Jam Records and features the single "We Got Love," which urges people to stay connected on a global scale through love and compassion. Check out the lyric video to the first single "We Got Love" here.

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R .Kelly Raises Money For Former Teacher About To Lose Home

(Radio.com) R&B star R.K elly recently performed at the Chicago Theater at a benefit concert that honored his mentor Lena McLin. Kelly told Chicago Sun-Times, "On the first day I met her, Ms. McLin told me, 'You're going to be one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers of all time.' I thought the lady was crazy."

The R&B star recalls the first day of school where McLin made him come to the front of the class to sing 'You Are So Beautiful." She then forced him to be in the upcoming talent show where he performed Stevie Wonder's hit, 'Ribbon In The Sky."

Kelly learned that the 87 year old McLin, who is retired, was having financial difficulty keeping her longtime apartment, which is being converted into condos, and which she couldn't afford on her teachers pension. So he scheduled a Chicago stop specifically for the benefit concert to raise funds. Thanks to that show (which took place October 14), and a GoFundMe campaign, Kelly says that McLin can now buy her condo. Read more here.

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Marching Bands Perform Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco Hits

(Radio.com) The Ohio University marching band Marching 110 knows their pop rock. The group performed Panic! At The Disco's "Victorious' before a football game against Western Michigan this weekend.

The group then gathered over 20 high school marching bands to play Fall Out Boy's "Uma Thurman". Panic! At The Disco's Brendan Urie saw the performance and was impressed. "This is awesome," he tweeted. "Thanks, Ohio University!"

"This is awesome: youtu.be/gHpqg1JjS4E �� Thanks, Ohio University!- Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) October 18, 2015" Check out the video here.

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Gucci Mane Releases 'Guwap Day' Letter To Fans From Jail

(Radio.com) In celebration of Gucci Mane's "Guwap Day" (Oct. 17), a day designated fans to celebrate the incarcerated rapper's music, the Trap God has shared a handwritten letter from jail to his fans.

"If someone asks me to describe who I am?," he begins. "I would say simply, I am a MAN. I am a man who makes mistakes. I am a man who takes pride in getting back up anytime I fall."

He goes on to build a case as why he isn't just a man, but a machine as well. "The difference between me and the average entertainer is they dream of signing to a major label so they can have this giant machine push them and propel them to stardom," he writes. "But I don't have that dream." Read more here.

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Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman Launches Home Goods Line

(Radio.com) Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town is well known as an expert on southern cuisine: she hosts a TV show, Kimberly's Simply Southern, and has published a cookbook, Oh Gussie!: Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly's Southern Kitchen.

And today she's announcing her new 50 piece product line of primarily home goods and kitchen wear called Oh Gussie! in all Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores (and online); the line will be available starting November 12.

Radio.com spoke with Schlapman about her new product line last week. "I'm so excited about my partnership with Cracker Barrel," she said. "They've allowed me to develop, with their help, a line of home goods for their customers at their Old Country Stores. I have always had a great love for all things 'home.' Like dishes and glasses and platters and serving pieces. So, I've developed a line of about 50 pieces: dinner plates, salad plates, desert plates, glasses, goblets, cutting boards, rolling pins, pretty little wooden utensils, measuring spoons, cups, all kinds of things. And I am just over the moon about it!" Read more here.

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Hank Williams Covered By Biopic Actor Tom Hiddleston

(Radio.com) Does English actor Tom Hiddleston have the chops to sing like the late great Hank Williams? Many wondered when Hiddleston was cast to play Williams in the upcoming biopic of the country music legend I Saw the Light.

Now we have video evidence; and while he's no Hank, the actor does an admirable job. The film premiered on Saturday (Oct 17) in Nashville, and the actor surprised after party guests with short set of Williams' covers including, "Hey Good Lookin,'" "Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used To Do," and "Move It On Over."

I Saw the Light is slated to open on November 27th and also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Audrey Williams. Check out the video of Hiddleston's performance of the Hank classics here.

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Singled Out: Essence's Untouchable

Lasse Skov from acclaimed Danish thrash metal band Essence tells us about the song "Untouchable" from their brand new album "Prime", which was released earlier this month by Spinefarm. Here is the story:

We were in the studio for three years making a thrashy as hell album - like we've done it for the past 10 years. Everything was on the routine. Like when you're going day-in-day-out in school or at your job. The funny thing is; you never realize you're changing before you stop up and look back.

During the recording sessions I took time off to go traveling. I find inspiration from going on wild adventures and this time the destination was Mount Everest. The trip gave me a needed break where I got the chance to stop up and look back at everything - our recordings, songwriting and the direction we were headed. By then I realized that we had changed a lot as persons, musicians and as a band. So why not embrace this change and write some music that reflect who we really are, instead of doing exactly what we've always done and what people expect us to do?

"Untouchable" is a product of not realizing a natural change and it's what makes it such a great song. There are no magic tricks or a great plan. It's just about letting go and let life take you where you're supposed to go. Following your natural path is what makes happiness and that's what life is all about.

When I was in the helicopter looking back at Mount Everest and seeing the clouds, avalanches and blizzard storms I told myself to be who I am instead of trying to be somebody I'm not. It's funny in a super absurd way that I had to get that far out before realizing that being yourself is the most important thing in the world. I'll never change that. And I'll keep writing songs like "Untouchable" to share them with cool kids who just don't give a fox.

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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