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B-Sides Report for 12/03/2015



Blink-182 And Drake 'Hotline Blink' Mashup Revealed

(Radio.com) Popular YouTube mashup master Dr. Brixx has released his latest surprisingly odd pairing with a new hybrid song titled "Hotline Blink"--Blink 182's somber lyrics of their 2000 hit "Adam's Song" placed over Drake's mid-tempo smash "Hotline Bling."

At first listen, the song is arguably cringe-worthy but for some reason it's not easy to hit the pause button. Rather, listening through to the 2:30 minute mark pays off when Blink's harmonies and piano part come in.

As one YouTube commentator pointed out, the mashup was first publicized by Alternative Press, to which Dr. Brixx replied, "And everyone's been after my head since then." Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Speaks Out On Fan Reaction To Divorce

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert opens up about her divorce from Blake Shelton in her Cosmopolitan cover story. She admits that she is still trying to figure out what happened to cause the split and talks about how being in the public eye affects the end of marriage.

"We are real people with real lives and real s," Lambert told the publication (via Billboard). "We're both very honest. This is what it is now, and we're moving forward. We don't need all the opinions. We just need y'all to be supportive, and nobody pick a side because there ain't a side."

She also reveals how her divorce has changed her view of marriage. "We were together for 10 years, married for four, were very quickly divorced, and are friends. I'm still processing everything and figuring out where to go and what happened," Lambert said. "[Marriage is] a tough business, and we gave it our best college try." Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Performs 'Heartbeat' On X Factor

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood reunited with former American Idol judge Simon Cowell to perform her new single "Heartbeat" on his current singing competition show X Factor.

She also had some advice for the contestants on the UK-based show. "Every time you're onstage, act like it's your last time," she said. "Leave it all out there. Try not to be nervous, it's impossible, but just give it your all."

As for singing in front of Cowell again, Underwood admitted that doesn't get easier. "It's been a while," she said. "It's still intimidating, but it's great to be here." Watch it here.

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Kid Cudi Cancels Tour And Reveals New Single 'Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven'

(Radio.com) Kid Cudi has canceled his Especial winter tour, citing personal and production issues and he also revealed the track 'Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven," the title track from his upcoming album that's out Friday (Dec. 4).

'I got a lot I'm dealing with at this time in my personal life too and in order for the shows to be the best experience possible as well as keeping my sanity intact, I need to regroup," he shared via Twitter.

"I have to. I'm upset and I'm sure some of you are too. I'm sorry for any inconveniences I may have caused and look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces and feeling your glorious and energy at the top of next year." Check out the song here.

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Lionel Richie Talks Possible Adele Collaborate

(Radio.com) Ever since Adele's massive hit "Hello" arrived, people have been asking if she will ever work with Lionel Richie. The internet responded almost immediately creating an awesome mash-up of Adele's song and Lionel Richie's 1984 hit of the same name.

Fans may be seeing the dream collaboration come to fruition. According to the R&B legend, he and the British songstress are in the very early planning stages of working together.

Lionel Richie spoke to E! News about his plans to work with Adele. While things are in the works, don't look for the duet to happen too soon. "We are going to be doing something together--that's already almost in the works

"I can almost say that we are talking, but right now she has a mission. Her mission is [to] get her record out and go on tour, so until she finishes that cycle, that won't happen just yet. She is committed to that," the 66-year-old star offered. Read more here.

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50 Cent Inks New TV Deal In Addition To Power

(Radio.com) 50 Cent has signed another deal with Starz, the cable network that airs his popular gangster series Power. The rapper-turned-TV producer committed to a two-year exclusive overall deal, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Under his G Unit Film & Television production company, 50 will develop new projects for Starz. The network is hoping to duplicate the success of Power, which is Starz's most watched original series ever.

In a statement (via HR), Starz managing director Carmi Zlotnik calls 50 a "wonderful hands-on producer and actor on Power" and says that the network is looking forward to "expanding his roles behind-the-camera with Starz over the next two years." Read more here.

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Run The Jewels Release Animated 'Rubble Kings Theme' Video

(Radio.com) Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have released an animated video for 'Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)," where street gangs run things and pain is a switchblade away.

The track was made in conjunction with the documentary Rubble Kings, which depicts early gang wars in the Bronx and was helmed by Rubble Kings director Shan Nicholson.

The clip begins with a woman being assaulted by one villainous gang before teaming with another--the Rubble Kings--to mount her revenge. Rubble Kings: The Album will be released on Jan. 15 through Mass Appeal. Watch the video here.

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DJ Earworm Releases United State of Pop 2015 Mashup

(Radio.com) As if we need more reminders that 2015 is coming to a close, DJ Earworm has released his annual end-of-the-year mashup. The San Francisco-based DJ has been smashing the top songs together each year since 2007 into a catchy compilation called United State of Pop.

Last year's version, Do What You Want To Do, featured 25 of 2014's biggest songs, and has been viewed over 19 million times. This year, the producer went bigger. There was so much hit music in 2015 that he doubled the number of songs in his mashup to 50.

Titled United State of Pop 2015 (50 Shades of Pop), this year's compilation features Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Fetty Wap. Check out the track details here.

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Is New Rick Ross Song 'Color Money' A Drake Diss Track?

(Radio.com) Rick Ross' new studio album Black Market is set to be released this Friday, December 4, and with it comes a track that appears to contain a diss aimed at Drake.

Stereogum points out that on "Color Money," Ross raps: 'Color money got your b- out on a world tour / My little homey made a million on his girl's tour / We back to back and down to whack a n- unborn / Miami n-s got 'em changing all they gun laws / So run, Forrest, got some shooters, and they down, too / I got more money than that p- that you're signed to."

Citing Meek Mill's recent tour collaboration with Nicki Minaj, Drake's "Back to Back" diss track aimed at Mill and more, the verse seems like a slap in the face of the Toronto rapper. Read more here.

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Travis Scott Describes His Relationship With Rihanna

(Radio.com) Rapper Travis Scott has been releasing music that has kept fans wanting more, but his moves outside the studio have also left fans wanting to know more.

Specifically audiences really want to know is if Scott is pop star Rihanna's new boyfriend. They've both kept mum on the status of their relationship, but Travis described his relationship with Rih Rih to Complex Magazine in three simple words.

Scott says his relationship with Rihanna whether platonic or romantic is creative, inspiring, and he calls her his muse. Although that's all he said abut the ANTi creator, his actions during the interview fanned flames of rumors they're dating.

The article paints a picture of a moment where Travis caresses his computer screen when a picture of Rihanna is on the screen. Scott kissed his index and middle fingers and placed them on her face. In that moment, Scott is said to have been glowing with pride. Read more here.

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Sinead O'Conner Begs Family to Visit Following Online Outburst

(Radio.com) Only days after Sinead O'Connor called her relatives "child stealing murderers" she is now singing a new tune. On Tuesday she posted a message to her family to beg them to visit her.

In the post she got very emotional. O'Connor claimed that her family only visited her when she wasn't awake and now wants them to come back. She wrote in her post according to TheWrap:

'To my children and family. You came to the hospital to see me on life support. You left before I woke and you haven't been back. Please why are you doing these things to me?? I need you. I need your love. I can't manage what's being done to me. I didn't do anything to deserve the way im being treated. I did not leave my kids either! As Mary falsely says I did. That is simply untrue. The kids asked not to be with me during the recovery from surgery. Jake, Roisin, everyone. Please. Come and tell me why this is all happening. Come and tell Me I'm loved. Come e and tell.me I'm wanted and cherished. Why did you leave before I woke? Been missing you all for weeks. To hear that you were here and left was agony. Now I am utter, y alone. Please. Please love me. Please come to the hospital and spend time with me and help Fix all this. Please. I'm. Begging you. Don't leave me so frightened and alone. Don't treat me like I'm not loved and am worth nothing. Please. If you love me even a little please come and be with me and help me understand what's happening. I didn't even have any clothes. I haven't a thing. Please. Jake, Roisin. All, please, come see me and make me feel like M loved. Help me Istead of punishment. Please please I beg you come see me and help" Read more here.

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Drake Sad Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Not Back Together

(Radio.com) As many beefs as Drake may find himself in, he's also has his share of friendships within the music community. One of those being with fellow Canadian artist Justin Bieber.

On December 1, Bieber posted a photo on Instagram that showed he and Selena Gomez riding ATVs. But he quickly had to edit the caption to read, "It's a throwback calm down," because, of course, the photo ignited a frenzy of responses about whether the pair was getting back together.

Among those responses? Drake. The Canadian rapper posted a comment on Bieber's Instagram, writing, "Damn thought this was a Jelena current day flick" with a sad emoji face and the Canadian flag. You can thank Twitter user Word On Rd for capturing the moment. Read more here.

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