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B-Sides Report for 08/30/2016


Sharon Osbourne Reveals Extent Of Ozzy's Infidelities

(Radio.com) Sharon Osbourne claims Ozzy had slept with five different women in five countries during the last few years of their marriage in a new interview with The Sunday Times Magazine (via The Mirror).

"The s- that's been going on with my husband recently, it's been going on for about five years but people are talking about it now," Sharon explained. "We've survived everything--drink, drugs and now it's women."

Ozzy plans on seeking treatment for sex addiction following his tour with Black Sabbath. Speaking on her TV program The Talk, Sharon said, "After the tour, he goes in as an inpatient for three months. He's working at it. It's hard because it affects the whole family. And, it's quite embarrassing to talk about." Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood's New 'Sunday Night Football' Theme Goes Online

(Radio.com) Sunday Night Football's fall premiere will be happening on September 8th, NBC has shared a stream of the new theme song that country music star Carrie Underwood will sing for the opening.

Underwood revised her 2014 duet with Miranda Lambert, "Somethin' Bad." In the brief clip showing off the new theme song, Underwood sings "Oh, Sunday night" instead of the original song's line, "Oh, something bad." She reaches for the high note at the end, her voice showing off the excitement fans likely feel with the start of football season just around the corner.

The opening heartbeat rhythm that pounds under "Oh, Sunday Night" segues into a steady drumline-style beat for a rowdy opening number. "America's game, been waitin' all day/ The best of the best have come to play/ The gang's all here, let's turn it up/ It's the NFL, can't get enough," Underwood sings in the first verse.

Sunday Night Football debuts on September 8 when Super Bowl Champs the Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers at 8:30 p.m. ET. Listen to a brief clip of the new theme song here.

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Mariah Carey's Sister Reportedly Arrested For Prostitution

(Radio.com) Pop star Mariah Carey's sister Alison Carey has been arrested for prostitution in Saugerties, New York, according to a report in The Daily Freeman.

The singer's sibling was arrested after allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer and was being held at the Ulster County, NY jail, as of Monday (August 29th).

The veteran pop singer and former American Idol judge is reported estranged from Alison, who is her older sister and is also alleged to be HIV positive. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Excused From Jury Duty In Nashville

(Radio.com) Country turned pop star Taylor Swift was called in for jury duty in Nashville, Tennessee and Monday (Aug 29) and was excused from service by the judge in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case.

Davidson County District Attorney General's Office spokesman Ken Whitehouse said, via Billboard, that "she asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver where she was - she used the term 'groped' - by a fan at a meet-and-greet".

Radio.com reports that "a potential juror filmed a brief moment with Swift in the holding room as another potential juror off-screen shares a story about Swift's music and how much she appreciates it. The ever-considerate Swift is all smiles and attention." Check out the video here.

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Justin Bieber Scores Eight Guinness World Records

Pop star Justin Bieber has landed eight records in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records and was presented with certificates from the organization before his recent Madison Square Garden show.

Two of the biggest records were for his showings on the American music chart where he scored 17 simultaneous tracks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and 13 simultaneous new entries on the Billboard Hot 100 by a solo artist.

Guinness World Records tweeted a photo of Bieber receiving his plaques with the caption "@justinbieber sings his way into the new #GWR2017 book with a set of 8 record titles! http://bit.ly/GWR-Bieber"

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Ashton Kutcher and Thomas Rhett Do Garth Brooks Cover

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett and actor Ashton Kutcher teamed up to perform the Garth Brooks classic "Friends in Low Places." At the first ever concert at Iowa City's Kinnick Stadium, Thomas Rhett joined Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Tucker Beatheard and others to benefit the Native Fund.

During his set, Rhett was joined by Iowa-born star Kutcher for a cover of the Garth Brooks'hit, reports The Boot. 'Y'all think Ashton Kutcher knows the words to the third verse?" Rhett asked the crowd, adding, 'He ain't gonna mess up, but if he does, y'all got him covered, correct?"

"Do the Hawkeyes got my back on this one?!" Kutcher yelled before beginning. "One verse, one time, Iowa style." After a little help from Rhett at the start, Kutcher took the lead on the rest of the verse and the final chorus. Then Rhett handed Kutcher a beer and the crowd take over. Read more here.

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Ariana Grande Releases 'Side to Side' Video Featuring Nicki Minaj

(Radio.com) Ariana Grande has released a music video for her single "Side To Side" which features Nicki Minaj. The track comes from Grande's latest album "Dangerous Woman".

Wearing a hat that reads "ICON," Grande leads the charge in spin class, as she and her backup dancers turned group exercise students all peddle to the beat, performing a seated dance of sorts. Riding bikes is a cheeky nod to the reason Grande is "walking side-to-side" in her song.

Minaj shows up in an electric blue sauna, against which her red lingerie and Grande's hot pink bathing suit pop. "I'm the queen of rap/ Ariana run pop," Minaj raps.

When all is said and done, the women hit the shower room for a Bahamian-inspired moment that arises musically and visually. Watch it here.

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Lil Wayne Calls Out Cash Money Records Again

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne headlined his second annual LilWeezyana Festival this past weekend in his hometown of New Orleans. The concert, which featured performances by 2 Chainz, Mystikal, and Migos, went off without a hitch.

However, before Weezy ended his set, he left the crowd with two messages. Wayne first told the crowd he would be nothing without them and their support. He followed that up with something we've all heard him say before "F Cash Money."

Video captured at the event shows Weezy dissing his record label before performing "No Worries." He said, "Before I get out this motherf, I want to say three more important words: f Cash Money." The crowd responded wildly to the statement. Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert To Receive ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert is set to Merle Haggard Spirit Award during The 10th Annual ACM Honors, which will be taking place tonight, August 30th in Nashville.

Selecting Lambert came down to a double voting process. Her name was approved as a possibility by the ACM Special Awards Panel and then voted on by the ACM Board. "Merle was an integral part of the Academy's history, and it was important to us that we honor his legacy.

We couldn't imagine anyone better suited to receive the first ever ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award than Miranda," said ACM Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tiffany Moon in a press release. Read more here.

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Cam Announces The Burning House Tour

Country music star Cam has announced that she will be hitting the road this fall for her very first headline tour. The support act(s) for The Burning House Tour are yet to be announced.

The 13-date tour is set to kick off in Chicago on October 27th at Joe's Bar On Weed Street and will be concluding on December 10th in Las Vegas at the Orleans Showroom.

Cam had this to say in the announcement, "I'm so over the moon about The Burning House Tour! I'm creating a world for our fans to come escape to every night - a magical setting with an incredibly dynamic live band. You're in for a ride, that's for sure."

She adds, "There'll be sharing stories behind fans' favorite songs and dancing and singing together like the crazy family we are. It's going to be an unforgettable adventure." See the tour dates here.

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Tyler The Creator Explains Motivation For Twitter Name Change

(Radio.com) Tyler the Creator has explained the motivation behind his Twitter handle change. The rapper admitted his controversial social media name was not going to get corporations to 'invest money" in his brand.

The California rapper took to Twitter to announce the change, from @F--Tyler to @tylerthecreator, on Aug. 23, writing, 'RIP F--TYLER, WILL MISS YOU, ITS BEEN GREAT, BUT NOW ITS TIME FOR ME TO''IDK WHAT EXACTLY, BUT ITS TIME, IM OK WITH THAT. LOVE YOU."

The controversial MC addressed the change in a new interview from Afropunk Brooklyn, He boasted. 'My stock just went up because of that name change." Tyler added. 'How can I contact corporations, like 'yo invest a bunch of money in me.' Oh yeah, my name has this in it. First impression is automatically out the window."

Tyler also discussed his ban in the UK and some of his older songs. Watch the entire interview here.

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Lady Gaga Joins Tame Impala Onstage At FYF Festival

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga joined Tame Impala onstage at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday night (August 25th) and fan filmed footage of the live collaboration has been posted online.

The pop superstar has new music on the way but joined the Australian psychedelic rockers to perform their song "New Person, Same Old Mistakes."

The song made waves earlier this year when Rihanna recorded it for her album Anti. It's fast becoming a standard for pop divas looking to branch out into ambient rock. Read more and watch the fan footage from the L.A. event here.

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LANco Talk Debut Single 'Long Live Tonight'

(Radio.com) Nashville based LANco has released their debut single, 'Long Live Tonight," which is climbing up radio playlists. The five member band, fronted by Brandon Lancaster, is known for their high energy shows, and has played with such acts as Old Dominion, Dwight Yoakam, The Band Perry and Eli Young Band.

Their four song self-titled EP was produced by innovative producer Jay Joyce, who has worked with Eric Church, LIttle Big Town, Zac Brown Band and more. When Radio.com talked with the band, which includes Lancaster, Chandler Baldwin (bass), Jared Hampton (keyboards, banjo), Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (lead guitar), they told us how they started and what's most important to them.

Lancaster said, 'Relationship with audience is everything to LANco. The band name stands originally for Lancaster and Company. A lot of times with bands in Nashville, it's like a revolving door. But this group of guys, we stuck together and were together so long it kinda made sense to shorten it to LANco and make it more of a unit." Read more here.

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U2 Frontman Bono Visits Nigerian Refugee Camp

(Radio.com) U2 singer Bono and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, recently visited a Nigerian refugee camp temporarily housing 2.3 million displaced people, to raise awareness about the human rights threat posed by Boko Haram.

Dangote, who Bono describes as the "Bill Gates of Africa," earned his fortune in commodities trading, but has partnered with the U2 frontman to share the plight of refugees with the world.

A BBC camera crew sat down with the pair to discuss the challenges and immediate risks the crisis poses, particularly to children. "It's clear that the story of malnutrition is not getting out," said Bono." Read more here.

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Niykee Heaton Announces The Centerfold Tour

Niykee Heaton has announced that she will be hitting the road this fall for a North American headline trek that will be dubbed the "Centerfold" tour. Capitol sent over these details:

The tour will be kicking on October 6 at Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA. The North American headline run will include shows at Los Angeles' historic Mayan Theatre (October 23), The Metro in Chicago (November 9), and Irving Plaza in New York City (November 25).

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 1, at 10:00 a.m. local time. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available, which include a meet-and-greet and a photo opportunity with Niykee, a commemorative VIP laminate, one general admission ticket, early entry to the venue and more. A pre-sale for the VIP packages will launch on Tuesday, August 30. See the tour dates here.

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Jennifer Lopez Makes Surprise Appearance At Marc Anthony Concert

(Radio.com) Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez surprised the audience gathered at Radio City Music Hall to hear her ex-husband Mark Anthony perform last Saturday night (August 27).

Anthony is currently on tour, and the two showed that even though they split five years ago there's no bad blood. They sang Lopez's 1999 single "No Me Ames" featuring Anthony. The song originally appeared on her debut studio album On the 6.

Rather than a moving song about love, "No Me Ames" translates to "Don't Love Me," which seems like a fitting number for exes to perform. Lopez and Anthony divorced in 2011, but have remained amicable as their time onstage showed. Lopez was all smiles as she dueted with her ex-husband, and the two hugged at the end of their song as Anthony graciously told the crowd, "The queen!" Check out their social posts and watch them perform "No Me Ames" together here.

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Kanye West Launches 'Famous' Exhibit In Los Angeles

(Radio.com) This past weekend, Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe exhibited the waxworks from Kanye West's "Famous." The figures include Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, West himself, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J , Amber Rose, Caitlin Jenner, and Bill Cosby.

As in the video, the sculptures appear in bed together, limbs akimbo, naked in their "famous" likenesses. At the opening, Kim Kardashian described her role in crafting the wax sculpture of herself.

'I shaved my own butt," she explained to W magazine. 'It was a little too small, and then it was a little too big. I was there with the tools to get it right."

Kardashian shared an image from the opening of Yeezy's gallery exhibition. See it here.

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Singled Out: Le Boom's What We Do

New lo-fi dance/disco artist and DJ Le Boom, a.k.a. Christy Leech, is creating a buzz with his debut single and video so we asked him to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:

"What We Do" started life as a cover of Fakear's Hinode. We had a long festival slot coming up at the beginning of the summer and didn't really have enough songs in our set. I wanted to play the cover at the show but it turned out to be too slow and chilled for our festival set so I just left it.

A while later, i was writing lyrics for an acoustic song and went back to the Fakear cover and started changing it up a bit. When I overlaid the lyrics on top of it, What We Do started to take shape.

I recorded the music pretty much there and then in my apartment in Dublin. I recorded the vocals a few days later when I was visiting a tiny island called Inis Meain which is just off the west coast of Ireland. The house I recorded the vocals in obviously wasn't set up for that kind of thing so you can hear noises from outside all over the vocal tracks, Thankfully it's a very silent island.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, watch the video here and learn more about Le Boom right here!

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