B-Sides Report for 10/27/2015

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Teaming Up For Future Now Tour

Pop stars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have announced that they are teaming up next summer to launch a North American trek called Future Now: The Tour.

The tour will run for the full summer of 2016, kicking off on June 24th in Sunrise, FL at the BB&T Center and concluding on September 17th in Los Angeles at The Forum.

Lovato is launching the tour in support of her new studio album "Confident" and she will be performing songs from the album with TV appearances this week on Good Morning America (Thursday, October 29th) and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (Friday, October 30th). See the tour dates here.

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Adele Set To Perform On Saturday Night Live

(popmusiclife) Adele has revealed that she will help launch her long-awaited third studio album, "25", with a performance on NBC-TV's Saturday Night Live on November 21st.

The singer will mark her first return to the iconic long-running late night television program since 2008 as the musical guest alongside that week's host Matthew McConaughey.

The show revealed the news to fans with the following tweet, "Very happy to announce that @McConaughey will host #SNL November 21 with musical guest @Adele! https://t.co/2wAjifHjKa- Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl)"

The national US TV appearance comes the day after the UK pop singing sensation releases "25" on November 20. Produced by Greg Kurstin, the follow-up to 2011's smash "21" is being previewed with the lead single, "Hello." Watch the video for the song here.

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Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour DVD and Blu-Ray Set For Release

Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour is set to be released on November 13th on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally and Eagle Rock has released a video of the performance of "Need You Now" from the upcoming package.

The concert film was captured during the band's performance earlier this year at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (formerly known as Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) in Irvine, California.

The 20-track release includes their performances of "Long Stretch Of Love," "American Honey," "Where It All Begins," "We Owned The Night," "Bartender", a medley of "Thinking Out Loud" / "Dancin' Away With My Heart" / "Hello World" and more. Check out the preview video for "Need You Now" here.

Amazon is taking pre-orders for the standard versions here. A special DVD and CD version will also be offered exclusively by Walmart. See the full tracklisting here.

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Ed Sheeran Expanding X Album For Deluxe Reissue

(popmusiclife) Ed Sheeran will release an expanded version of his second album, "X", complete with unreleased bonus tracks and a live DVD. Due November 13, "X - Wembley Edition" will be issued digitally and as a two-disc CD/DVD package, with the video and album also offered as individual sets.

A number of bonus tracks and unreleased material are presented, including Sheeran's new single with Rudimental, "Lay It All On Me (Feat. Ed Sheeran)."

Sheeran says the song is "the final thing I'm releasing for a while." The 90-minute DVD feature, "Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts", captures the singer in concert earlier this year before almost a quarter million fans over three sold out nights at London's Wembley Stadium. Read more including the tracklisting and watch the DVD trailer here.

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Justin Bieber Breaks Eminem MTV EMA Record

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber took the stage at the MTV 2015 Europe Music Awards Sunday night (October. 25) and collected the most wins for the night, which helped him top Emimen as the entertainer with more EMAs on his shelf than any other artist.

Bieber walked away with five awards which put him at 17 overall wins. Eminem is two EMAs behind Beiber with 15. The Canadian singer won Worldwide Act: North America, Best Male, Best Look and Best Fans. He, Skrillex and Diplo took Best Collaboration for "Where Are You Now?," which he also performed at the Mediolanum Forum, Milan.

Bieber was in good company in the winners' circle. Ed Sheeran won Best Live Act, Taylor Swift won for Best Song ("Bad Blood"), Rihanna won Best Female, and One Direction won Best Pop.

Check out the complete list of winners here.

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Twenty One Pilots Announce Massive North American Tour

(Radio.com) Twenty One Pilots are already looking ahead to next summer. The group has announced that they will be hitting the road in 2016 for a massive North American Tour.

The band will parlay the success of their new album, Blurryface, into 39 more dates comprised of largely of arenas and amphitheaters, a far cry from the small clubs they once played.

Tickets for all dates will go on sale Friday, October 30th with additional dates to be announced shortly, per a press release. Currently the last gig on the run is a headlining set at New York City's Madison Square Garden. See the announced dates here.

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Earl Sweatshirt In Beef With Drake Over Kodak Black

(Radio.com) Drake recently shared an Instagram video showing him dancing to underground rapper Kodak Black's track "SKRT," and not everyone was pleased.

Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to share his disbelief that Drake is supposedly taking credit for discovering Kodak. He tweeted, "drake found kodak black? smh welp."

That immediately set off backlash from Earl Sweatshirt's followers, who argued that Drake's patronage can help young rappers gain exposure they wouldn't otherwise receive. Earl Sweatshirt stuck by his original statement, tweeting in response, "drake can be a bit of a vulture on young rap n--."

It doesn't sound like Earl Sweatshirt wants to start beef with Drake, but just call him out on the "blurry line" he rides between calling attention to new talent and riding their coattails. He said in a follow-up tweet, "aye but just like the line between paying homage and wave riding is a blurry so is the one between giving criticism and hating." Read more here.

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Blake Shelton's Hits Reloaded For New Release

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton has released a new greatest hits package. On October 23 Shelton released Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits which chronicles Blake's amazing run of twenty number one songs from early hits like 'Austin" and 'Some Beach," up through "Sangria," the third single from his ninth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.

If you think that number is impressive, consider that the last 15 of those number ones came in a row. Since releasing the song 'Hillbilly Bone" in 2010, every one of Shelton's singles has reached number one.

'Man, I remember saying 'If I could just get a song on the radio that would be incredible,'" said Shelton in a prepared statement. 'Now to be releasing an album of #1 songs is still pretty damn incredible and man, I'm just thankful to the fans every day."

Shelton will hit the road in winter of 2016. Most of the dates will feature Chris Janson as the opening act. Check out the track listing for Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits and Blake's full tour dates here.

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Future Teases Release of 'Monster 2' Mixtape

(Radio.com) Future teasing fans late last week via Twitter and Instagram with the possibility of imminent new music which sparked the speculation about the release of the Monster 2 mixtape.

Starting on Friday, he tweeted, "Um ready to drop some newFBG." Today, things became a bit clearer. The rapper posted a photo to Instagram, captioning it "Monster 2."

It was only last Halloween that Future released his popular mixtape, Monster. No word yet on when Monster 2 will drop, but fans are already speculating it will be Saturday (October 31st) if last year's date is any indication. See the posts here.

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Sam Smith Plans To Say 'Goodbye For A Little Bit'

(Radio.com) British singer-songwriter Sam Smith revealed during an interview backstage at the We Can Survive concert in Hollywood on Saturday that it is time for him to take a break and step out of the spotlight for a while.

The time off will allow him to develop a new album, but not before he remembers what it's like to have a personal life. "I write songs all the time, says Smith. "Because when things happen to me romantically or in my personal life--I write music. But I'm also aware that I need to step away a little bit and rekindle some relationships with my family and my friends and just be a bit human again."

Smith explains that at the end of the year, likely following his SNL performance with Disclosure and any holiday concert commitments he has, he intends to take a break and step out of the spotlight. "I think I'll be saying goodbye for a little bit," he says. Read more here.

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Tyga Releases New Track Called 'Dope'd Up'

(Radio.com) Last week, Tyga posted the cover art for his next project Rawwest N Alive. On Monday (Oct. 26), he gave fans a taste of what the fans can expect from RNA with the track "Dope'd Up."

"I'm the s- you smell through the ziplock," he raps, "At the strip club you about to throw the rent out, Got your whole family living in the penthouse, Giving like you trying to get kicked out, I hit the game like a dope'd up needle'shooting' dope through your speakers."

2015 has been a productive year for the rapper, he's already dropped The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, his Chris Brown collaboration set Fan Of A Fan, and the controversy sparking mixtape, Fuk Wat They Talkin Bout.

Listen to "Dope'd Up" here.

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U2 and Apple Music Give Fans Virtual Reality Video 'Experience Bus'

(Radio.com) U2 and Apple partnered to launch The Experience Bus this weekend at the band's O2 Arena date in London. Fans were brought on to the bus where they wore virtual reality head gear for a one of a kind performance of the track "Song for Someone."

The band performs the song on an e-stage in the virtual reality video. Fans were asked to submit themselves singing the U2 song months ago, a lucky few of those videos were added to the virtual experience.

The Experience Bus will continue to be an element of U2's current Innocence + Experience Tour. The rockers say the bus will be at all four of their upcoming shows in Paris. It will also be present for their final two concerts in Dublin. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Shares Acoustic Version Of 'Sorry' Featuring Skrillex

(Radio.com) After teasing fans with a short preview clip, Justin Bieber shared an extended version of his acoustic take his single "Sorry," featuring Skrillex on guitar.

Bieber had previously teased the video via social media, but now we get to see the full clip. The extended black and white video includes an indoor skateboarding interlude.

The official audio for "Sorry" was released last week in the form of a dance video, but we're still waiting an official clip for the second single from Bieber's forthcoming album Purpose. Check out the acoustic here.

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Austin Mahone Releases 'Put It On Me' Video

(Radio.com) Austin Mahone has released a music video for his single 'Put It On Me," featuring Sage The Gemini. The homemade clip and features the 19-year-old singer hanging with his three friends in Miami Beach and cruising on wave runners.

The video was shot on GoPro cameras by Mahone and his friends. Mahone sings the track and raps along with Sage's rhymes in the video while zipping around on the Atlantic Ocean.

The infectious upbeat dance track shows off the maturing sound of the singer with its slick production and layered vocals. Mahone has released three new songs over the past two months. In September he dropped 'On Your Way," and 'Do It Right," which both gave an indication to his new musical direction.

Watch the video here.

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Missy Elliott Releasing New Single 'WTF (Where They From)' Next Month

(Radio.com) Missy Elliott debuted a snippet of her new single "WTF (Where They From)" during halftime on Monday Night Football last night (Oct. 26). The full song will be released on Nov. 13.

The track is classic Missy Elliott and features her signature fast rapping over a rapid jungle beat. It will be the music accompaniment for ESPN's NBA coverage for the 2015-2016 season.

It's been 10 years since the 44-year-old MC released her sixth album The Cookbook, which featured collaborations with Fantasia, Ciara and Mary J. Blige. Missy Elliott's "WTF (Where They From)" featuring Pharrell Williams will be available for download on Nov 13. Read more here.

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Michael Jackson Plus Tupac Equals Chris Brown Claims Nick Cannon

(Radio.com) Nick Cannon has taken to social media to make a bold statement. He posted an image to Instagram which features an equation adding Michael Jackson to Tupac. The result? Chris Brown.

"Damn right I said it!" Cannon says in the caption "The level of talent, passion, and artistic ability that this young man possesses makes @ChrisBrownOfficial a true legend amongst legends."

"Think about how much everyone attacked MJ and 2Pac while they were alive," he continues. "I don't think I have ever witnessed someone more gifted, who has overcome so much and still growing and learning daily."

See the posts here.

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