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B-Sides Report for 01/15/2016



Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Arrested For Battery

(Radio.com) Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was arrested in Key West, Florida, following a fight outside a bar. In the early hours of Thursday morning, Carter was booked at the Monroe County jail and charged with misdemeanor battery.

The incident happened at the Hogs Breath Saloon and a police report indicates that Carter was intoxicated. It explains that when a bartender refused to serve the singer, Carter and Michael Rae Papayans became aggressive.

Papayans allegedly head-butted an employee of the saloon while Carter allegedly grabbed a bouncer by the throat. Both were arrested and charged. Read more here.

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Adele's Carpool Karaoke Goes Online

(Radio.com) Adele blessed viewers of The Late Late Show with James Corden with her vocals in the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke which is now streaming online for fans that missed the broadcast.

The songstress belts out The Spice Girls' "Wannabe" and gets help with her own hits, "Hello," "Someone Like You," "All I Ask," from James Corden. She even gets to spit some lyrics from Nicki Minaj's "Monster" verse.

"I want my fans to come on like a journey with me," said Adele. "One of the reasons I name my albums after my age as well, they're Polaroids of my life at the time." Watch it here.

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Adam Lambert To Play Meat Loaf's Role In 'Rocky Horror' Remake

(Radio.com) FOX is doing a reboot of the classic midnight film Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was recently announced Adam Lambert was cast in the upcoming network event.

Entertainment Weekly reports the former American Idol will play the role of Eddie, a motorcycle riding ex-delivery boy who has a penchant for rock-n-roll music. Eddie winds up at Dr. Frank-N-Furter's and adds his own flair to the party.

Adam Lambert shared his excitement about his new role. "I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be apart of this new vision. Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was okay to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love old time rock-n-roll!" Read more here.

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Lady Gaga, Sam Smith Among Best Original Song Oscar Nominees

(Radio.com) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced nominations for the 88th Academy Awards. Among those nominees recognized for Best Original Song were familiar faces like Lady Gaga and the Weeknd, and Sam Smith.

The AMPAS selected these five nominees to compete for the big prize: "Simple Song #3" by David Lang (Youth) - "Until it Happens to You" by Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground) - "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith (Spectre) - "Earned It" by The Weeknd (50 Shades of Grey) and "Manta Ray" by J. Ralph & Antony (Racing Extinction)

Recent winners of the award include "Skyfall," Adele's signature track from the James Bond movie, "Let It Go" from Frozen. Last year, Common and John Legend won the prize for "Glory," which they contributed to Selma. See other music related nominees here.

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Gwen Stefani Returning To 'The Voice' For Season 10?

(Radio.com) Gwen Stefani will be returning to The Voice for season 10 but not as a coach as her spot has gone back to Christina Aguilera for the new season but she will reportedly play another role.

The No Dobut singer has reportedly been asked to mentor her boyfriend Blake Shelton's team, Us Weekly reports. Shelton's ex-wife Miranda Lambert mentored his team in Season 6.

Shelton and Stefani's collaboration doesn't come as a surprise, since at the close of Season 9, Shelton made it clear that he didn't want Stefani to go. Read more here.

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Janet Jackson Announces Reschedules Unbreakable Tour Dates

(Radio.com) Janet Jackson has announced the rescheduled dates for the North American leg of her Unbreakable World Tour. Back on Dec. 24, Jackson took to social media to announce she had to postpone her U.S. tour dates.

"I learned today, from my doctors that I must have surgery soon," she wrote. "It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring.

"Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced. Please pray for me, my family and our entire company during this difficult time."

Jackson's tour will resume on May 14, 2016 as scheduled in Las Vegas, the newly rescheduled dates begin in Denver on July 1st. Check out the full list of tour dates, including those that have been rescheduled, here.

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Usher's Eighth Studio Album 'Flawed' Announced

(Radio.com) Usher fans get ready: He's got something new to confess and that little tidbit involves his upcoming eighth studio album, Flawed, which was announced via an online video on Thursday.

Filming a brief video with one of his favorite artists, Daniel Arsham, Usher shared that they were hard at work on new music. Arsham, not Usher, posted the video to his Twitter account.

In the video, Arsham asks Usher, "Ok, so what are we working on?" to which Usher replies, "Amazing, incredible awesome." "For what?" Arsham asks "For Flawed, my new album," says Usher.

Check out the video here.

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Ellie Goulding Releases 'Army' Video

(Radio.com) Ellie Goulding has released a new music video for her latest single, "Army," which is one of the signature uptempo ballads that is featured on her album Delirium.

The black-and-white clip features candid footage from behind the scenes of her day-to-day life. A song about friendship and fandom, Goulding made sure to include plenty of hugs, laughs and dance parties with her "army."

"For my best friend Hannah, and my incredible fans," states a casually scrawled dedication at the beginning of the clip. Conor McDonnell directed the video which also includes footage from performances at music festivals, and some shots of Goulding singing directly to the camera. Watch the video here.

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Brett Eldredge Releases Humorous 'Drunk On Your Love' Video

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge has released a music video for his track "Drunk On Your Love." The lighthearted clip features Eldredge pursuing a love interest through a world populated almost exclusively by doppelgangers.

Brett plays a variety of roles including a police officer, a florist, a chef and a taxi driver. One role Brett doesn't play is a convict, who is played by his older brother, Brice.

"I loved being the cop and arresting my brother," Eldredge told People "They told Brice, 'Act like you're resisting' so I got to rough him up a little bit too and give him some jabs back," he jokes. "I had to cuff him - I tried to act like I was legitimately arresting somebody, but I could not figure out the handcuffs to save my life. We were all laughing - that was my favorite, being Officer Brett for a minute." Watch it here.

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Charles Kelley Performs New Song Atop The Capitol Records Building

(Radio.com) Charles Kelley took to the top of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood to perform a new track from his upcoming solo album. "Lonely Girl," which was co-written by Chris Stapleton and songwriter Jesse Frasure, has been on Kelley's list to record for a while.


"I've wanted to record this song, even with Lady Antebellum, since I heard it three years ago," Kelley told the Huffington Post. "To see Chris Stapleton's success now is so gratifying.

"He made a record [Traveller] that he just believed in and sure enough, it blows up and he has this incredible moment. All he needed was that moment [with Justin Timberlake] to showcase how great he is He's the best singer we have in the genre. Period."

The "Lonely Girl" performance is a preview of Kelley's first solo album, The Driver, which will be released on February 5th. Watch the performance of the new track here.

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Spice Girls Likely To Reunite This Year Without Posh

(Radio.com) Here's the story from A to Z: Geri Horner (nee Halliwell) told the BBC's Chris Evans Breakfast Show that a Spice Girls reunion is likely in 2016--minus Posh.

Victoria Beckham, whose hands are full with a successful fashion house, will reportedly decline to join Scary, Baby, Ginger and Sporty on an anniversary tour.


"We haven't got anything definite, concrete," said Horner, promoting her appearance on The Great British Bake-Off. "When it's definite, we'll announce it together. And it will be the four of us--or we could ask Adele instead." Read more here.

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Drake Set To Coach Canada's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

(Radio.com) Drake will be bringing his coaching talent to NBA All-Star Weekend. In a move announced by the NBA, Toronto Raptors' ambassador, Drake, has been named coach of the Canadian Celebrity All-Star Team.

This year's All-Star game will be played in Toronto, the first time the popular event will be held outside of the United States. For this year's NBA All-Star Weekend, the celebrity game will pit American celebs against Canada's famous.

Coaching against the rapper will be comedian Kevin Hart, who has participated and won the MVP award as a player in past years. The 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will take place on Feb. 12 at Toronto's Ricoh Coliseum. Read more here.

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Bonnie Raitt Releases 'Gypsy In Me' Live Studio Video

(The Blues Bonnie Raitt has issued a live studio version of her track Gypsy In Me. The song features on her latest album Dig In Deep which is set for release on February 26 via Redwing Records.

Raitt is the cover star of the latest edition of The Blues Magazine - and she says the title of the record came from her desire to keep pushing herself to come up with fresh musical ideas.

She reports: "As you sing many records' worth of material, you have to dig deeper, otherwise you're just gonna be mining the same exact topic, in the same way.

"I've already got a whole repertoire of really killer ballads. So every record is almost like peeling back an onion. Y'know, you gotta go a little bit deeper." Read more and watch the video here.

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Weezer's Rivers Coumo Covers Rae Sremmurd's 'Come Get Her'

(Radio.com) Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo appreciates music no matter the genre. He shared his love of hip-hop with his fans by posting a video of himself covering Rae Sremmurd's song "Come Get Her."

Cuomo transforms "Come Get Her" from a party jam to an acoustic ballad. Rivers posted the video to his Instagram. The caption was a straightfoward, "My cover of Rae Sremmurd's 'Come Get Her.'"

Fans have reacted positively. Many commented talking about how much they loved Cuomo's version. Check out Rivers Cuomo's acoustic cover of the Rae Sremmurd's hit here.

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Charlie Puth Announces North American Tour

(Radio.com) GRAMMY nominated Charlie Puth has been having quite the year between gearing up for his debut album release and learning that his collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," earned a Song of the Year nod.

Puth will keep things rolling when he headlines his first tour in the spring. Puth will kick things off Mar. 3 in San Francisco and wrap them up in a special homecoming show held at Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ held on Apr. 8.

Puth's debut album Nine Track Mind, which contains twelve tracks and features big names like Selena Gomez and Meghan Trainor, drops on Jan. 29. Check out the tracklist as well as the list of full tour dates here.

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Kendrick Lamar To Receive The Key To Compton

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar will receive the key to city of his hometown, Compton, California next month. The ceremony will take place in his hometown of Compton on February 13, just two days before the Grammy Awards.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown took to Twitter Thursday (Jan. 14) to announce the news writing, "you inspire millions and rep Compton with honor!" She added that she is "excited" to give the 28-year-old the key to the city.

The California MC tweeted back to Mayor Brown, "I appreciate that. HUBLUV." Kendrick Lamar is nominated for 11 Grammys including Album of the Year for To Pimp a Butterfly and Song of the Year for "Alright." The 58th Grammy Awards will beam out live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday February 15 on CBS at 8 PM ET. See the tweets here.

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Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angclil Dead at 73

(Radio.com) Rene Angelil, husband of singer Celine Dion has died at age 73. Dion had previously postponed professional obligations to care for her ailing spouse who was fighting cancer.

A statement on Dion's official Facebook page reads "It is with deep sadness that we announce that Rene Angelil, aged 73, died this morning at her residence in Las Vegas after a long and courageous fight against cancer.

"The family wishes to live the mourning in privacy. Other information you will be provided in the next few days." Angelil and Dion were married in December of 1994. Read more here.

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Blake Shelton Wants Good Reason Why Tim Tebow Is Not In The NFL

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton took to social media on Thursday (Jan. 14) afternoon to talk sports, specifically why quarterback Tim Tebow is not currently playing in the NFL.

"Just saw the 2011 playoff game with Steelers vs Broncos," he tweeted. "Can someone please give me a good reason Tim Tebow isn't playing in the NFL?!"

He then engaged with some back and forth with fans on the topic, "My god he's won a playoff game!!!!!!!!! How many QBs in this league can even say that?!!"

Of course Blake is rooting for the Arizona Cardinals this post-season, as evidenced by a recent photo shared by girlfriend Gwen Stefani, when you've got Carson Palmer under center this is really all just speculative fun. Read more here.

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