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Daily Music News Report for 06/06/2016


Video From AC/DC's London Show With Axl Rose Goes Online

(hennemusic) Axl Rose and AC/DC continued the Rock Or Bust world tour at The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, UK on June 4 and video from the show has been posted online.

Rose's GNR bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan were on hand to watch their singer perform with the Australian rockers as speculation over a possible guest appearance surfaced once Slash was spotted in the nation's capital ahead of the concert.

Rose recalled GNR's first visit to the country as he introduced AC/DC's 1977 classic "Whole Lotta Rosie." "This next song is the first AC/DC song that I ever heard," he told the crowd. "The first time I ever came to London - I'm in this other band - we came over and played a club called Marquee and decided to do this song because I read in a magazine it was always voted the number one song for, like, ten years straight, so we had to play it."

Three shows remain on the spring European run, which wraps up in Dusseldorf, Germany on June 15 before Rose will rejoin GNR for a summer stadium tour of North America that begins June 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Check out the video footage here.

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Calvin Harris Addresses Taylor Swift Breakup Reports

(Radio.com) DJ/producer Calvin Harris has taken to the social media site Twitter to address the reports that he and country turned pop star Taylor Swift have broken up.

Harris posted the following tweet after rumors surfaced that he and Swift had broken up: "The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect."

The tone of Harris' statement seems in keeping with reports that the split was amicable. No official word yet from Swift, though she rarely comments on her personal life via social media. See Harris' tweet here.

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Madonna Wins 'Vogue' Copyright Lawsuit

(Radio.com) Madonna has won a lawsuit alleging that she and co-writer Shep Pettibone lifted a brief horn hit that appears on "Vogue." The sonic element lasts less than one-third of a second but VMG Salsoul, LLC noticed a similarity with a song in its collection called "Love Break," which Pettibone worked on.

Circuit Judge Susan Graber determined that most listeners couldn't make a connection between the horn hit in "Vogue" and previously recorded material.

"After listening to the audio recordings submitted by the parties, we conclude that a reasonable juror could not conclude that an average audience would recognize the appropriation of the horn hit," she wrote, according to NME.

"That common-sense conclusion is borne out by dry analysis," Graber continued. "The horn hit is very short--less than a second. The horn hit occurs only a few times in 'Vogue.' Without careful attention, the horn hits are easy to miss." Read more here.

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Fall Out Boy Remake 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song With Missy Elliott

(Radio.com) The remake of the '80s classic, Ghostbusters, boasts a new soundtrack that includes a collaboration between Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott on a remake of the title song.

One June 2nd, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz tweeted, "Crossed one off the kid dream bucket list by covering Ray Parker theme with Missy Elliot verse." Sadly, the band has not been released the song yet.

Meanwhile, Elle King's hyped-up rockabilly rager "Good Girls," which is also on the soundtrack, has been released. Available July 15, Ghostbusters: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will also feature G-Eazy ft. Jeremih, 5 Seconds of Summer, Pentatonix, Walk The Moon and Wolf Alice. Check out "Good Girls" here.

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Joey Jordison's Vimic Release 'My Fate' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Vimic have released a video for their track My Fate. Former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison unveiled the band last month, saying he opted to rename his former group, Scar The Martyr, and bring a new vocalist Kalen Chase and keyboard player Matt Tarrach.

They hope to release their debut album Open Your Omen later this year via Roadrunner Records - and previously showcased the tracks She Sees Everything and Simple Skeletons.

Jordison previously said: "I decided I wanted to start fresh - I did not want to keep rehashing old ideas. If I am going to keep going, I really just wanted to break loose and wipe the slate clean." Watch the video here.

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Queen And Adam Lambert Release Videos From Rock In Rio Lisbon

(hennemusic) Queen and Adam Lambert are sharing video of their May 20 performance of the band's 1978 classic, "Don't Stop Me Now", at Rock In Rio in Lisbon, Portugal.

Originally released as the second single from the group's seventh album, "Jazz", the track reached No. 86 on the US charts and No. 9 in their native UK while the project peaked at No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 and at No. 2 on the UK album charts.

The group have also issued footage of their 1984 single, "I Want To Break Free", from Lisbon's Rock In Rio event, which marked the opening date of the band's summer festival tour, which will see the pairing perform 15 shows across Europe over 6 weeks, wrapping up in Padua, Italy on June 25.

This week the group will play the Sweden Rock Festival on June 9 and the UK's Isle Of Wight Festival on June 12. The 2016 run marks Queen's first live dates since completing a South American tour last September. Watch the video here.

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Traveling Wilburys Release Behind-The-Scenes Videos

(The Blues) Traveling Wilburys have released two behind-the-scenes videos to celebrate the reissue of their two studio LPs and their collection box set. The clips, shared courtesy of catalog partner Concord Bicycle, show the making behind tracks Devil's Been Busy and Wilbury Twist from their 1990's Vol. 3.

Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 are set to make their streaming debut alongside physical reissues of the albums and several editions of the box set, including a limited-edition 2CD/DVD version, a standard 2CD/DVD package and a deluxe 180-gram vinyl collection.

The CD box set was launched today (June 3) and will be released on vinyl on June 24. Concord Bicycle CEO Scott Pascucci and Senior Vice President Sig Sigworth say: "The global success of the Traveling Wilburys reissues in 2007 was one of our career highlights. So we are very proud to bring the Wilburys' catalog to Concord Bicycle Music and work with these incredible songs and musicians a second time." Watch the videos here.

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Volbeat Frontman Isolated Himself To Write New Album Songs

(Classic Rock) Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen says the band strives for emotion over perfection when recording in the studio. The group have just released their sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie, and the singer reveals they followed their standard approach to writing and capturing new material for the follow-up to 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen And Shady Ladies.

Poulsen tells Finland's Kaaos TV: "I would never really call a writing process, a recording process smooth, because there's always a big challenge. There's a lot of work, a lot of frustration, a lot of emotions. It really takes time to get to the right songs.

"I pretty much isolated myself in my house for a half year to finish up the songs, to be able to write the lyrics and write the music and go to the rehearsal room and show it to the other guys, see what songs needed to be on the record. I think we skipped around 25 songs to get to those which ended up on the record. That's basically how it works every time." Read more here.

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Mike Will Made-It Releases Rihanna Collaboration

(Radio.com) New Rihanna music is inescapable right now--from Calvin Harris' summer song confection "This Is What You Came For" to the Kaytranada remix of "Kiss It Better" setting Twitter alight.

Now Mike Will Made-It has released a trap-tinged collaboration with Rihanna called "Nothing Is Promised," which should help keep the pop star in social media Heaven.

The spate of new tracks is a reminder that Rihanna is the reigning queen of singles--straddling genre and delivering one-off collaborations. It turns out that she was just getting started with Anti earlier this year. Preview the Mike Will Made-It track here.

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Shawn Mendes Releases New Single 'Treat You Better'

(Radio.com) Shawn Mendes has released a new track titled "Treat You Better." The song is from Mendes' highly anticipated sophomore album, which presently does not have a title or release date.

Mere hours after its release "Treat You Better" was number two on the iTunes Top Songs Chart. A pining love song with lyrics including, "I can treat you better than he can/ And any girl like you deserves a gentleman/ Tell me why are we wasting time on all your wasted time when you should be with me instead?" "Treat You Better" looks to be a huge summer hit for Mendes.

The 17-year-old songwriter's debut Handwritten entered the Billboard album charts at number one and featured the top ten single "Stitches." Check out Shawn's latest here.

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DJ Khaled Releases New Track 'For Free' Featuring Drake

(Radio.com) DJ Khaled has released a new single titled "For Free," featuring Drake. The new track marks the first single from Khaled's forthcoming album Major Key.

Khaled hands Drake the reigns from the very start. The OVO rapper leads off with the first couple of verses, rapping about all the girls he's got all over the world. "Is it just me? Is it just me?/ Or is this so so good/ I shouldn't have to f-ck for free," Drake raps on the chorus.

It's not the first time the two have collaborated, as they've previously teamed up successfully on "I'm On One" and "No New Friends." Check out Khaled's latest here.

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Nick Jonas Releases 'Bacon' Featuring Ty Dolla Sign

(Radio.com) Nick Jonas is getting closer to releasing his new solo effort Last Year Was Complicated, and on Friday (June 3) he shared another track off that album.The sizzling song "Bacon" isn't an ode to the delicious meat. Instead, it's an anthem to being alone and the freedom that comes with it.

"Bacon" feels similar to Zayn Malik's solo sound and continues showing off a darker, slightly edgier version of the singer. Jonas builds from a standard pop/R&B flare into a heavy rap style that momentarily springs up on the chorus.

"The one thing I love more than being with you /And that's late nights, doing what I wanna do," Jonas sings on the chorus, where he admits how much he loves partying. Whenever he wakes up with "sleep eyes," he knows what to reach for to make himself feel better: "Throw some bacon on it."

Jonas' new track features Ty Dolla $ign on a verse that shows off a strong collaboration between the two. Ty raps about how strongly he feels for his girl, but how her jealousy can often get in the way. Who needs drama, when you can have bacon? Last Year Was Complicated drops June 10. Listen to "Bacon" here.

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Metallica's Controversial 'Load' Album Turns Twenty

(Radio.com) "They cut their hair!", "They're trying to be 'alternative!'", "They're selling out!" These are all things that Metallica fans were saying about the band's alleged new direction in 1996. And this was months before they even released their long awaited follow-up to "The Black Album," Load.

Before anyone heard a note of Metallica's new music, people were arguing about their new look. On April 10, 1996, Alice In Chains recorded their episode of MTV Unplugged at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music. All four members of Metallica - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Jason Newstead - were in attendance. And they all had short hair. This was a big enough deal that, before the show, Alice's Mike Inez famously wrote "Friends Don't Let Friends Get Friends Haircuts" on his bass guitar.

Around the same time, it was announced that Metallica would be headlining Lollapalooza, the alternative-rock festival tour that had previously been headlined by Jane's Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Smashing Pumpkins.

I remember this pretty well, because I was working at a marketing company at the time, and the company specialized in heavy metal. And in 1996, metal was in flux; the prevailing wisdom in the music industry was that the genre was on its way out, and "alternative" was the new standard for rock music.

This put Metallica in a strange position, to say the least. They couldn't really disavow metal; it was literally in their name. And they were coming off of 1991's self-titled LP (known as "The Black Album"), the biggest album of their career, the one that saw them moving from thrash metal to more easily accessible hard rock. Would they change even more to fit in with the post-Nirvana world?

On the surface, it seemed like they did. There were the haircuts, of course. But the imagery went beyond that: they band had adopted many non-metal looks in their photo sessions, wearing eyeliner and going goth in some photos and adopting more of a rockabilly look in others. No longer were they working with metal photographer Ross Halfin; now they used Anton Corbin, more well known for the images he captured of U2 and Depeche Mode. Ulrich and Hammett even alluded to being bisexual. Meanwhile, Lars - always one to align himself with the band of the moment - started palling around with Oasis. Kick Hammett name dropped the Cocteau Twins, of all things. There was a lot of debate among fans about what this meant for Metallica, and what it meant for metal.

But what of the album itself? What about Load? Read more here.

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Kanye West Reveals 'Cruel Winter' Track 'Round and Round (Champions)'

(Radio.com) Kanye West went from 0 to 100 on the rumored Cruel Winter album when he premiered a new single "Round and Round (Champions)" from the project on Friday (June 3).

And to prove that the album is going to be an absolute beast, Kanye packed this first song out with major name features. "Round and Round (Champions)" includes verses and appearances from Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Desiigner, Yo Gotti and the newly released Gucci Mane, who's been hard at work in the studio on his own music. Desiigner throws in a few of his trademark AK-47 bursts from "Panda" throughout the track.

On May 31, Big Sean and Fonzworth Bentley Snapchatted a behind the scenes look at Kanye working in the studio. While fans initially thought he was recording music for his new album, tentatively titled Turbo Grafx 16, certain captions make it seem as though the track could be related to the highly anticipated but long rumored Cruel Winter project.

Cruel Winter is the sequel to 2012's Cruel Summer, GOOD Music's compilation album on which Kanye was featured extensively. Listen to "Round and Round (Champions)" here.

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Magick Is Happening For Behemoth In New Video Clip

(TeamRock Radio) Behemoth's Nergal has shared a clip of a jamming session for their upcoming release. The frontman posted the video tagging his band's Instagram, alongside the caption: "Magick is happening."

Nergal confirmed they'd started work on the follow-up to 2014's The Satanist earlier this year. He also hinted that the next album may take a post-punk influence.

He said: "I just try to keep my eyes and mind open for other genres. It's just amazing, the older I get, the more into blues I get. It's not direct inspiration for the radical music we make, but I do like avant-garde stuff.

"I wouldn't be surprised if on the next Behemoth album you heard some post-punk influences - the beats especially. I'm really keen on the primitive, primal tempos, so you never know." Watch the video here.

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Moonsorrow Near Deadline For Crowdsourced Documentary

(TeamRock Radio) The official Moonsorrow documentary Home Of The Wind is nearing the deadline for its crowdfunding campaign. Billed as "a pagan documentary about the history of Moonsorrow," the independent project is produced by Jormungandr Media - including the team of director Leo Aragon and author of the unofficial Moonsorrow biography, Grilo do Demo.

Home Of The Wind is more than 70% on its way to reaching its target funding goal of 19,000 but still needs additional fan support before the June 11 deadline to make it happen.

Founding member Henri Sorvali explains: "We guarantee it will be worth the wait. We're fully supporting it and are thankful of all the support you can give." Read more here.

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Babymetal Add Second Show In Tokyo

(TeamRock Radio) Babymetal have announced a second show in Tokyo for later this year. Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal were already scheduled to play the Tokyo Dome on September 19 - their first ever appearance at the venue - and now they'll also play the following evening.

The shows on the 19 and 20th of the month are being called Red Night and Black Night respectively, and will bring in an estimated total of 110,000 people - the largest number of fans to attend Babymetal's headline gigs.

The trio released their second album Metal Resistance in April - and broke merchandise sales records when they played a sold-out show at London's Wembley Arena the same month. Read more here.

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Air Traffic Controller Singled Out Week: The House

Indie pop group Air Traffic Controller recently released their new album "Black Box" and we asked them to tell us about some of the tracks. Co-vocalist/guitarist Dave Munro tells us about the song "The House". Here is the story:

The song was written as a thank you to my parents, celebrating how being raised in the wake of a divorce ended up being kind of awesome. When I was in 5th grade, my mom married my friend's dad, a Vietnam veteran, who was naturally more strict than we were used to, but together, he and my mom made sure all 7 of us step children had fun under their roof. The house quickly became the hang out spot for all of my friends and all of my siblings and step-siblings friends. To this day, everyone still refers to it as "The House".

After completely rewriting the song several times, I finally recorded a demo with my brother Richie and sent it to our producer, Bleu. His brief response - this is funny. I was pretty sure this was not a compliment, as Bleu told me many times before, you shouldn't do funny. But when it came time to choose from our demos, it was one of his favorites. In the final recording we used clips from that original demo and changed the pitch, so I sound almost like a child on some parts, and Bleu also came up with the stuttering, slamming chorus. The song has become our biggest sing-a-long, and more importantly people are connecting with it, saying - that's my house too!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the videohere and learn more about the album right here!

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