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Daily Music News Report for 07/27/2016


Man Arrested After Slapping Justin Timberlake

(Radio.com) A man was escorted from the site of the American Century Celebrity Pro-Am in Lake Tahoe, after he slapped Justin Timberlake on the cheek at the tournament over the weekend. When he refused to leave the premises he was arrested, reported Billboard.

Timberlake, who was participating in the tournament, was walking through a noisy crowd when he was smacked. "Bro, why would you do that?" Timberlake said before continuing on his way.

Timberlake reportedly didn't want to press charges, but after the man got belligerent with police they arrested him for disorderly conduct. Watch a video of the incident here.

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Dr. Dre Searched, Handcuffed And Briefly Detained By Police

(Radio.com) Hip-hop legend Dr. Dre was searched, handcuffed and briefly detained in a patrol car following a confrontation in front of his home in Malibu, Billboard reported.

The incident transpired Monday (July 25) afternoon after a man stopped his car in front of Dre's house, blocking the driveway. The man said Dre shouted at him then pulled out a gun, so he called the cops.

Dre cooperated with police who arrived at the scene and allowed them to search him. He told them he didn't pull a gun on the man, but that he reached for his cell phone to record the altercation, and officers found no weapon. It appears no charges were filed. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Stage Rushing Fan Committed To Psychiatric Hospital

(Radio.com) The fan who rushed the stage during Taylor Swift's concert at Petco Park last August has been committed to a psychiatric hospital, authorities have confirmed.

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office confirmed to Radio.com that Christian Ewing was found not competent to stand to trial and has been committed to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, for a maximum of three years. The facility is authorized to administer medication involuntarily, if necessary.

Ewing was caught on camera jumping onstage as Swift performed "Style." He wrestled with security guards who immediately tried to tackle him. He broke one guard's ribs (via TMZ). Swift carried on as best as possible, but throughout her song she kept looking to her left to see what was going on.

If and when the trial resumes, Ewing will face two felony charges of assault and battery. Watch the incident here.

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Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Tops Country Album Chart With Solo Effort

(hennemusic) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's first solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", has debuted atop the US country music charts and in the top 20 on the overall album chart.

Billboard reports the Aerosmith singer's project enters Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1, while starting at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 18,000 equivalent album units.

Tyler co-produced the record in Nashville, TN with roots master T Bone Burnett, Dann Huff, Jaren Johnston and Marti Frederikson. Tyler is currently on the road across North America supported by the Nashville-based band Loving Mary for his first solo tour, "Out On A Limb", which started in Las Vegas earlier this month. Read more here.

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Previously Unreleased Lana Del Rey Song 'Super Movie' Goes Online

(Radio.com) A previously unreleased Lana Del Rey song has surfaced online. The tune, "Super Movie," shares a chorus with a previously leaked demo, "On Our Way," from 2012, reported NME.

While the two songs have some of the same lyrics, "Spin me round kiss me in your Chevrolet / I love you more with each and everyday," "Super Movie" is certainly the more haunting of the two.

Reportedly, Lana Del Rey is working on the follow-up to her 2015 album Honeymoon. Last December, she told NME that she had "early thoughts about what I'd like to do with [the album]."

"My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don't have that pressure. I'm just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind," she said. "That's enough for me."

In March, Del Rey shared a picture of herself in the recording studio. Check out "Super Movie" here.

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The Band Perry Planning Their 'Comeback'

(Radio.com) The Band Perry are teasing August 1st as an important day for their fans. In a series of social media posts, the group refers to the date as "Comeback Day."

The excitement points to the release of new music according to one outlet. Headline Planet reports that the band will release a new single titled "Comeback Kid" on the date in question.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the band's third studio album, which was first delayed in order to accommodate a mystery collaborator, and then pushed again as the sibling trio switch labels. Check out the band's tweet here.

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Britney Spears Jokes About Sexy Make Me (Oooh) Video

(Radio.com) If you've caught one of the sneak peeks of Britney Spears' new music video for "Make Me (Oooh)" then you've seen the scantily clad male backup dancers and her revealing one-piece outfit. But that's all in the name of female empowerment, the pop star jokes.

Spears sat down with her fans on Tumblr Monday evening (July 25) and answered their questions about her new album. When a fan asked about her music video for the project's first single, Spears answered, "There's lots of female empowerment. Lol."

It's a cheeky answer that shows off her sense of humor, since the video appears to be a very physical and sexual visual to a song about pleasure. As for when her new album will be released, Spears didn't have an exact date to share, but she did say, "Soon' Very soon!" Read more here.

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Tyler, The Creator Praises Pharrell On 'In My Mind' Anniversary

(Radio.com) Tyler, The Creator credits Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams for his success. On the tenth anniversary to the day of the release of Pharell's In My Mind, the rapper delivered a glowing, all-caps essay on his Facebook page.

He goes into detail about the ways that William's work shaped who he is and what he has been able to accomplish. From Williams' music to his other business interests, a young Tyler, The Creator began to study the work of his hero.

In the essay, he writes, "I was an optimistic kid, always daydreaming and setting goals so I felt you were directly speaking to me10 years later, I am now a man who has found success in many things, running businesses, a young entrepreneur, all because I believed you when you said I could." Read the complete essay here.

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Willie Nelson Leads Outlaw Music Festival Lineup

(Radio.com) The inaugural Outlaw Music Festival will debut this September and headliners include the country music legend Willie Nelson. Additional names are expected to be announced soon.

The festival is only one day, but it's going to pack a powerful punch. Besides the major headliners slated to perform, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack and Brothers Osbourne will play.

The festival will be held at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA on September 18th. Besides musical acts, festivalgoers can sample local cuisine, craft beer and peruse artisanal goods, all in a beautiful natural setting. Read more here.

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Nick Jonas Reacts To MTV VMA Snub

(Radio.com) MTV announced the VMA nominees Tuesday afternoon, and Nick Jonas was not on the list. The pop star shared his disappointment online but also revealed his perspective on what the awards actually means in the grand scheme of things.

"Disappointed with the fact Close got no love for the #VMAs2016," the singer tweeted. But as Jonas reflected on the situation, he realized he's still got it pretty good.

"Actually after thinking about it more there are so many amazing things happening in my life and career," he wrote about a hour later. "9 out of 10 boxes are checked Won't let this one thing get to me. I'm feeling so inspired and grateful these days. Gonna focus more on caring less about the small stuff. Everything is awesome." See the series of tweets here.

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Lorde Shares Humorous Uber Ride With Fans

(Radio.com) Who doesn't have an Uber story? The popular ride app comes with all kinds of characters, be they drivers or passengers. While using Uber on Tuesday (July 26), Lorde shared a few of the more laughable moments from her ride.

Lorde tweeted that her Uber driver was all sorts of chatty about giving a celebrity a ride. But it wasn't her. No, apparently the passenger before Lorde was another famous person, and the driver didn't realize he'd provided rides to back-to-back celebrities. She wrote in the first tweet, "uber driver currently busting a nut about the fact that there was a 'celebrity passenger' just before me."

She went on to share how she was sure her driver was disappointed in her as a passenger because she didn't live up to his previous guest. With her trademark dry wit, Lorde tweeted that her ride "sparkles significantly less for him," and he was probably still dreaming of sharing a car with his previous passenger. Read more here.

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Usher Performs With American Idol Alum at Friend's Wedding

(Radio.com) Usher's good friend Nick Arison recently tied the knot with Jenna Green and invited another buddy, American Idol alum Brandon Rogers to join in the fun.

The talented twosome didn't miss the opportunity to perform Usher's hit "Yeah" before the giddy crowd. And with the help of manager and best man Scooter Braun, Usher was coaxed to take the stage, reported Billboard.

"It was sort of impromptu," Rogers said. "[Justin Bieber manager] Scooter Braun came up to the stage and asked us for an Usher song, and we called him out!"

Rogers has contributed backing vocals to Usher in the past. See the pair celebrate here.

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