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B-Sides Report for 09/24/2015



Adele Releasing New Music This Fall?

(Radio.com) British singer Adele has fans giddy with anticipation for her next album, the follow up to her massive hit 21. We may not have to wait too much longer if the rumor mills have the information correct.

According to Hits Daily Double's Rumor Mill, Adele could release new material as early as the first or second week of November. The full album is said to follow on November 20th.

There are also whispers Adele already has signed a lucrative new contract with her label worth an estimated $50 million. Take it with a grain of salt, that figure, along with the new music, have yet to be confirmed by Sony/XL Records or the soulful singer. Read more here.

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Lady Gaga Working On New Album With RedOne

(Radio.com) Aside from Lady Gaga's role as The Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel we now have evidence that she is also working on new music after she posted a recording studio photo on Wednesday.

The pop star shared the photo with fans online that show her and producer RedOne in a recording studio with the caption "We wear our sunglasses at night #LG5."

RedOne spoke with the The National earlier this year and discussed working with Gaga on the project. "With Gaga, I'm fully committed until we're done - we're just going to work on writing songs - 20, 30, 40 songs - until we get hopefully the best album of the decade," he said. Read more here.

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Ryan Adams To Be First Musical Guest On The New 'Daily Show'

(Radio.com) The new incarnation of The Daily Show has announced its guests for it's first week, and the first musical performance on the show will be by Ryan Adams, who will be promoting his latest project, his song-for-song cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989.

The show kicks off on September 28 on Comedy Central, but Adams' performance will take place on October 1. The first guest on the show will be comedian Kevin Hart, who will be on the September 28 episode.

September 29 will feature Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe, while New Jersey Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie will appear on September 30 and Adams will round out the week on October 1. Read more here.

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Pharrell Reveals New N.E.R.D Music Is Coming

(Radio.com) Producer and The Voice coach Pharrell revealed in an online posting on Tuesday that N.E.R.D has plans to record more music in the future, via Billboard.

Taking to Twitter to answer questions from fans, Pharrell gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up of sorts when one particular fan asked about future plans to work with N.E.R.D on new music.

Answering in all caps and with a solid exclamation point, Pharrell tweeted, "OF COURSE!" No word yet on what, when, or where, but at least it's a promising start. The band's last studio album, Nothing, came out in 2010. Read more here.

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Selena Gomez Releases 'Same Old Love' Video

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez has released the brand new music video for her single, "Same Old Love." And just as she promised, the lucky winners in attendance of her Revival fan event, she used footage of the crowd in her video.

In the video, Gomez witnesses different types of "love," within both families and relationships, on the way to her show. Before reaching her destination, Gomez decides to get out of the limo and walk around the city for a little bit, before coming to her senses and rushing back to her destination to get on stage.

That's where the crowd footage from her Revival event kicks in. Many people expected the music video to refer to Selena's ex, Justin Bieber, just based on the lyrics of the song. But Selena set the record straight when she told Radio Disney what the song was really about.

'I think 'Same Old Love' represents a different kind of identity with love," Selena said. 'The first people you love in your life are your parents. So for me, my dad is the first male figure I had in my life. And how much it means to respect your parents and have a healthy relationship with them because it trails on into your relationships when you're older." Watch the video here.

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Taylor Swift Dances With 7-Year-Old Fan Dylan Barnes

(Radio.com) Seven-year-old Taylor Swift superfan Dylan Barnes made quite a name for himself when a video that featured him killing it to "Shake It Off" went viral last month.

Due to all the attention, Barnes later landed himself a guest spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he once again wowed the crowd with his moves, and Ellen rewarded his performance by giving him a pair of tickets to see Swift perform in Kansas City.

The young performer's Ellen appearance grabbed his idol's attention, and the two finally got to dance it out together earlier this week prior to Taylor's concert. Read more here.

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Harry Styles Call Out His Sister For Being On A Date At Music Fest

(Radio.com) One Direction was performing at the Apple Music Festival in London Tuesday (September 22) when Harry Styles announced to the crowd that his older sister Gemma was on a date, and that he was watching!

'I'm sorry if I seem distracted," the 21-year-old singer told fans at one point during the group's performance. 'My sister's here on a date, and I'm trying to keep an eye on it."

Styles also time to joke about his sister and her beau, 'They're up there somewhere so just please behave yourselves. It's disgusting." Read more and watch the video here.

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A Tribe Called Quest Revisiting Debut Album For 25th Anniversary

(Radio.com) A Tribe Called Quest will re-release their landmark debut album, A People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm, for its 25th anniversary. It will also include an update for fans looking for bonus material.

The album will be remastered by ATCQ engineer Bob Power, according to a press release issued by Sony Legacy. It will also contain remixes by "a few of today's biggest hip-hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence."

One can only speculate as that list is wide and vast. Those who count ATCQ as major influences includes artists such as Kanye West, who tapped ATCQ to open his New York shows in 2013.

'I had this album in my head for years before I did it," Q-Tip said. "Looking at it overall, to see the thoughts of a 16 year old gain any kind of acknowledgement makes me feel like I have arrived." Read more here.

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Fetty Wap Releases Product Placement Heavy 'My Way' Video

(Radio.com) New Jersey's Fetty Wap released a promotional clip that served as a commercial for Luc Belaire, BMW, Honda, Jordan, Ford, Myx, 24k and Kandy Pens. It was creatively disguised as a music video for his latest single, 'My Way" --or, is it the other way around: a music video disguised as a commercial for all of those brands?

The vaping rapper does what he does best and brings in his team to show off their cars, motorcycles and cash. Meanwhile, Fetty does his best to convince an attractive young woman to leave her boyfriend in favor of Mr. Wap. Watch below.

As COS points out, Fetty Wap, reached rarefied air this month when he claimed 4 of the top 10 position on Billboard's Rap Chart with "Again" debuting at #8, "Trap Queen" at #2, "My Way" at #3 and "679" at #4. Watch the commercial/music video here.

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Disclosure Premieres New Song 'Magnets' Featuring Lorde

(Radio.com) Electronic-duo Disclosure revealed another track off their upcoming studio album Carcaral Wednesday on Beats 1 Radio, according to Spin. This one, titled "Magnets," features Lorde.

With building synths, a hypnotic rhythm and Lorde's breathy vocals, the song has Top 40 potential written all over it. Previous track releases off their upcoming album feature Sam Smith on "Omen."

Smith worked with Disclosure on 2012's single "Latch" from their debut album Settle, and recently performed with the brothers on BBC's Radio 1's Live Lounge with a killer cover of Drake's "Hotline Bling." Read more here.

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Young Thug Postpones North American Tour

(Radio.com) Young Thug has postponed his North American Tour effective immediately. In a statement issued Wednesday (Sept 23) by Atlantic Records, "Young Thug will use this time to focus on putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated debut album, Hy!ŁUN35.

"The postponed dates will be rescheduled to 2016 in support of the release of the Hy!ŁUN35 album. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Fortunately for fans of the Atlanta rapper's fans, Young Thug released a new mixtape, titled Slime Season. The mixtape features a song with Lil' Wayne, despite allegations earlier this year that he and Baby conspired to assassinate Wayne. But Wayne isn't the only guest. Read more here.

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Meek Mill Previews Tracks From Mixtape 'Dreamchasers 4'

(Radio.com) Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has been marred in controversy ever since he fired shots Drake's way. The two engaged in a war of words that had Meek looking like the loser in the court of public opinion. Meek looks to but that unpleasantness behind him as previewed songs from his forthcoming mixtape Dreamchasers 4 via Instagram.

Dreamchasers 4 is the follow-up to Meek's second album Dreams Worth More Than Money Can Buy. That album featured the Nicki Minaj-assisted single "All Eyes On You" as well as the song that started the drama with Drake, "R.I.C.O."

If the mixtape is great, will fans forgive Meek for calling Drake out in such underwhelming fashion? You can hear snippets of songs off the upcoming mixtape here.

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J Dilla Posthumous Album 'Dillatronica' Release Date Announced

(Radio.com) The mother of late rapper and producer J Dilla has teamed up with Vintage Vibez Music Group to release the MC's next album Dillatronica. The posthumous effort will arrive on Oct. 30.

In a press release Dilla's mother Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey said, "I can smile in my heart, knowing my son's work is being shared with the people as we planned before he passed." She added, 'I only share the best, and I only hope to continue introducing the world to the genius of J Dilla."

Dillatronica will be available in a few different bundles including CDs and vinyl. The album features more than 40 instrumentals created by the late producer, including the track "Dillatronic #7," which you can listen to here.

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Chvrches Covers Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?"

(Radio.com) Scottish electronic trio Chvrches visited the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today and, in addition to performing their own tracks, they covered Justin Bieber's mega-hit "What Do You Mean?"

And to the surprise of many, the band selected Bieber's hit written about his experience with fickle women. So, it's interesting to see a woman, Lauren Mayberry singing the tune, with her Scottish accent peeking through here and there.

Bumping up the song's already electronica structure, Chvrches' version takes on a greater dance club feel. The introspective song even reaches anthemic levels when they hit the chorus. The band will release their new album Every Eye Open this Friday, September 25.

Watch the cover song performance here.

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Bastille Release New Track Called 'Hangin'

(Radio.com) Bastille have unleashed a new song titled "Hangin'." "Hangin' is featured in the newly released soccer video game FIFA 16. The band shared the song on Twitter and also clarified that the track is not an official single, but is "one bit of music from the new album." See the tweets below.

The British band doesn't stray far from the sound they utilized on their 2013 debut album Bad Blood. "Hangin'" is slower in tempo than their huge hit "Pompeii," but just as anthemic with its sing-a-long chorus, big production and stacked vocals.

"Pompeii" is Bastille's biggest hit and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. The band was nominated for the coveted Best New Artist at last year's Grammy Awards, but lost to fellow Brit Sam Smith. Read more and check out the song here.

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Kesha's Lawyer Speaks Out About Dr. Luke Injuction Request

(Radio.com) Following news that Kesha requested an injunction regarding her lawsuit against Dr. Luke, her fans took to Twitter to express their support. Using the hashtag #FreedomForKesha, fans stood in social media solidarity with the singer and demanded she be released from her contracts with Kemosabe Records.

Ke$ha's In an interview with The Daily Beast, Mark Geragos said, "[Dr. Luke] used her, abused her, and that's how he operates. Ask anybody who's ever worked with him throughout all this litigation. I defy you to find one artist who has come to his defense."

Dr. Luke's legal team has been equally outspoken regarding the lawsuits. 'It was Ke$ha who chose to file a lawsuit falsely alleging abuse to gain advantage in contract negotiations," said the producer's lawyer Christina Lepera in a statement Monday. Read more here.

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John Mayer Teases Fans With Grateful Dead's 'Tennessee Jed' Clip

(Radio.com) John Mayer revealed a 15-second clip teaser of The Grateful Dead's "Tennessee Jed" on Wednesday. The song comes as a result of Mayer heading into the studio to rehearse for an upcoming run of shows.

The concerts are set to kick off at Times Union Center in Albany on October 29 before heading to New York City for a handful of shows around Halloween.

Performing as Dead & Company, the project features Mayer and 3/4ths of the original Dead members, Bob Weird, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. Oteil Burbridge, bassist for the Allman Brothers, and Ratdog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti round out the group. Check out the video here.

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Singled Out: W. Darling's Learn To Love

Canadian pop singer W. Darling was named one of Spotify's most promising artists of 2015. Today she tells us the story behind her song "Learn To Love" from her recently released "Lost Girls: Chapter One" EP. Here is the story:

I wrote "Learn To Love" in the midst of an epic middle-of-the-night meltdown. Lying on my bed, attempting to squirm out of my own skin, while checking my phone again and again,I forced myself to calmly count to 10 before touching the home button on my iPhone one more time. Attempting to focus on anything else while I obsess over when he is going to respond. Typing in my password one last time, praying for the (...) to appear in the bottom left corner of my screen, telling me that he's writing. Staring as the tiny grey ellipses start and stop and start again.

Eventually, after literal hours of this obsessive dance, I looked up to the piano in the corner of my room. Sitting there, staring at me disappointed, she may as well have reached out an ivory finger and motioned me over.

I turned my phone off and moved my madness over to sit with her.

Sometimes song writing is like climbing a mountain and sometimes it's like skiing down. I placed my hands on the keys and played the opening piano melody then promptly burst into tears. The melody felt so honest and devastating, yet beautiful and hopeful. In a single small melody I felt understood. And so I dove in.

I started writing everything I wished I'd had the courage to say to his face. At the end of breakups I have this little trick that has saved me many times...I remove a single letter from the guy's email address. That way, on a night like this one, I can spill myself onto a page, I can tell him everything I've ever wanted to say. I can scream at the screen and not have to worry about how it comes across. Then I can pull up his name and I can press send.

By the time I cool down and feel better, it will have bounced back to me and I can experience what it's like to receive my own words, heated and wild and pointed. Sometimes the important thing is just getting the emotion out. Expressing what you need to express. It almost doesn't matter who receives it. The important thing is the release. I do think it's naive to think you can change someone and all we can do is fight to change ourselves.

I eventually finished the song with my producer Mike Wise in Toronto.

It's one of my favorite processes; watching how a glorious panic attack can turn into something beautiful.

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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