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Page Too Report for 12/01/2016

The Smiths Previously Unreleased Songs To Be Released

(Radio.com) If Johnny Marr's revelation that a 2008 Smiths reunion almost happened got you down, the band is back with a bit of holiday cheer. A new two-sided vinyl single will feature never-before-released music including a demo of "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side."

The release will also feature an unreleased edit of 'Rubber Ring." The two songs were written and recorded during the band's The Queen is Dead album. "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" was released on that album, and when it was released as a single, "Rubber Ring" was the B-side.

These 2016 additions from the vault will lend depth and context to the final edits fans enjoyed in 1985. Morrissey even contributed artwork for the single's cover. Read more here.

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Rush Classic Gets Milkshake Mashup

(Prog) Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Internet, a web prankster working under the name of DJ Cummerbund has released a mash-up of Rush's classic instrumental YYZ with R&B star Kelis's 2003 chart smash Milkshake, seamlesslymatching the vocal from her 113 BPM original to Rush's 140 BPM soundbed.

Cummerbund claims to have spent "over two hours" working on the project, and while it all starts a little shakily, by the time the chorus kicks in at the 45-second mark we're frankly in awe of his ambition and technique.

Further excitement on this giddy ride is provided by the inclusion of a sample from Macho Man Randy Savage & DJ Kool's 2003 joint Hit The Floor. Check it out here.

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Metallica Release 'Here Comes Revenge' Making Of Video

(Classic Rock) Metallica have released a behind-the-scenes video for Here Comes Revenge from the Hardwired… To Self-Destruct studio sessions. It follows their making-of promos Moth Into Flame and Hardwired from their new album, which can be viewed below. Each of the videos show the band members brainstorming ideas as they track instruments and vocals in the studio.

Vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield recently said Metallica didn't keep any unused riffs after completing work on the record. He said: "Once an album is finished the box of riffs is thrown away. We use the best.

"There's no reason to save it if it's not good - we'll write new stuff. I'm very interested in moving forward." He added: "It was difficult, having 800 riffs on my phone or my computer, and all I wanted to do was, 'Let's write a new one now. Let's just do it.'

"There's something magical that happens when Lars and I get together and I plug into a loud, crunchy guitar sound. It moves me and I can create riffs." Watch the video here.

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Kanye West Reportedly Discharged From Hospital

(Radio.com) Kanye West has reportedly been discharged from a Los Angeles area hospital and has returned home after over a week's stay, according to a new report by TMZ.

TMZ further reports that West is at home with wife Kim Kardashian and their children but the outspoken rapper and reality tv husband will require "ongoing treatment."

West was originally admitted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on November 21st after cutting a concert short and canceling the remaining dates of his Saint Pablo Tour. Read more here.

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Prince R U Listening Documentary Set To Be Released Next Year

(Radio.com) A new documentary on the late music legend Prince is slated for release in 2017. Prince: R U Listening will focus on the artist's early years and his eventual rise to super stardom as recalled by friends, family and musicians who played with him, Rolling Stone reports.

The film will feature interviews with Dez Dickerson, who joined Prince's stage band in 1979 and left the group after the 1999 tour, and Andre Cymone, who played bass in Prince's teenage band Grand Central in the Seventies and toured with the artist through 1981.

It will also include interviews with Prince's colleagues and admirers, including Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Bono, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E. Read more here.

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Neil Diamond Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

(Radio.com) Music legend Neil Diamond has announced that he will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a performer with a world tour that launches April 7 in Fresno, California.

So far, he has announced North American dates which run through August 12 in Los Angeles and he will reveal European dates soon. Diamond is scheduled to make stops in major cities, including New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for The 50 Year Anniversary World Tour before the general public, beginning December 5 at 10 a.m. through December 8 at 10:00 pm. Read more and see the dates here.

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Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Pentatonix Perform 'Jolene' On TV

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus took a break from coaching her team on The Voice television broadcast on Tuesday night (November 29th) to perform with the legendary Dolly Parton.

The two sang Parton's iconic 1973 song "Jolene" along with a cappella group Pentatonix. Parton and Cyrus traded verses, but came together harmonically on the chorus.

Thanks to Pentatonix's combined voices, the performance didn't require any instruments, and, if anything, Parton and Cyrus' vocals stood out against the group's lower and upper registers, all of which resulted in a physically moving rendition of the song. Check out the full performance here.

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Marvin Gaye Biopic To Be 'Executive' Produced By Jamie Foxx

(Radio.com) Marvin Gaye's family has given the green light, for the first time, to telling the story of the iconic musician. Jamie Foxx , who won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in Ray, will executive produce the series along with de Pass Jones Entertainment's Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones, reports Billboard.

"I've been a huge fan my whole life. His brilliance in music unparalleled," says Foxx. "Marvin Gaye's story has always fascinated me." The legendary soul singer is remembered for such hits as "What's Going On," "Sexual Healing" and "Let's Get It On." He was fatally shot in 1984 at the age of 44 by his father in their Los Angeles Home.

"This project will be a powerful and definitive telling of Marvin Gaye's life story," says the singer's son Marvin Gaye III, an executive producer on the new project. Read more here.

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The Killers Plan To Release New Album In 2017

(Radio.com) On Wednesday morning on KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show, The Killers' Brandon Flowers phoned in to talk about his band's newest holiday single, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and confirmed plans for a new album in 2017.

Every year for the past decade the Las Vegas foursome have released a Christmas single with 100% of proceeds going to (RED) charity. The single is just one of 11 tracks on the album titled Don't Waste Your Wishes. The physical CD will be available in stores December 9.

During the interview, Flowers confirmed new music from The Killers is indeed coming in 2017. "We will definitely have a record in 2017," says the Vegas band's frontman. Read more here.

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Liam Payne And Girlfriend Reportedly Expecting Baby

(Radio.com) One Direction star Liam Payne and his girlfriend Cheryl are reportedly expecting their first child, according to a new report in the celebrity gossip publication People.

It will be one of many life changes coming for the former One Direction singer. Over the summer Payne announced that he had signed to Republic Records (in the US) as a solo artist.

"One direction will always be my home and family but I'm very excited to see what this chapter brings," he tweeted about his new solo endeavors. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Says That 'Instagram Is For The Devil'

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber's long Instagram hiatus has been felt for months by fans around the world. The pop star went from having one of the world's most followed accounts to stepping away from the platform altogether.

During a Purpose World Tour stop at London's O2 Arena, Bieber teased and educated his fans about why he's decided to stay away from the 'gram. It started in a Socratic question-and-answer format: "Who thinks I should get my Instagram back?" he mused. Naturally, the crowd of Beliebers went nuts. Then he brought down the hammer.

'Nah, I don't want to get my Instagram back,"ť Bieber then said. 'Instagram is for the devil. I think hell is Instagram. I'm, like, 90 percent sure." Bieber's disdain for Instagram reached a fever pitch over the summer when overzealous fans pounced on gossip reports that he was dating model and Lionel progeny Sofia Richie. Read more here.

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Linkin Park Team With Fashion Designer For Limited Edition Line

(Metal Hammer) Linkin Park have teamed up with Madeworn designer Blaine Halvorson to design a limited edition range of t-shirts and hoodies. Halvorson worked with turntablist Joe Hahn and co-vocalist Mike Shinoda to spray-paint, stencil and draw by hand a design which incorporated the iconic street soldier from their debut album cover Hybrid Theory, coupled with MadeWorn's artistic flair.

Shinoda says: "We were working on images for the cover of our first album, and we made it to represent the duality of the band's sound - the intersection of contrasting elements, and the hard-versus-soft tension in our band's music.

"It's an image that's synonymous with the band's name at this point, and one that has become a cornerstone of our group's visual language over the years." Read more here.

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Frank Ocean And Arcade Fire Lead Primavera Sound Lineup

(Radio.com) In May 2017, music fans will descend on Barcelona for the five-day Primavera Sound festival. Organizers at the Spanish festival have announced that Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver are among the headliners.

The eclectic lineup also includes glam icons (Grace Jones), soul trendsetters (Solange) and electronic mainstays (The xx, Aphex Twin). Van Morrison is on the list. Oh, and Slayer will bring the metal.

In addition to those headliners, Primavera sound will feature about 200 other artists of various genres and backgrounds. A full lineup is available to view here.

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Jeezy and French Montana Release 'Going Crazy' Video

(Radio.com) Atlanta rapper Jeezy and Moroccan-born French Montana star in the music video for the track "Going Crazy," the first single from Jeezy's new record Trap or Die 3.

The video features shots of sexy women, the Atlanta skyline at night and the two MCs rapping in an empty warehouse. The camera circles as Montana spits about his Mercedes and compares himself to the NBA's Tracy McGrady; Jeezy delivers the punchlines: "I'm killing with the field, I'm Charlie Manson b/ Exactly what you want, I'm strapped and handsome, b."

Trap or Die 3 dropped in October and became Jeezy's third Number One album on the Billboard 200. The record features guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Piles and Bankroll Fresh. Watch the video here.

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Rae Sremmurd Release 'Shake It Fast' Video Featuring Juicy J

(Radio.com) Rae Sremmurd have come up with their generation's answer to Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby Got Back" and Bubba Sparxx's "Ms. New Booty" with their new music video for "Shake It Fast."

"Shake It Fast" is an ode to booty and the video dives right into that theme, offering viewers one massive twerking contest operating under the guise of the ultimate pool party. Between the lunch trays of marijuana, the stacks of cash and the ample women in barely there bikinis, the brothers clearly want to put a new twist on Sunday Funday. In true Rae Sremmurd fashion, the video pops thanks to hyper-colored shots that make neon pinks, greens and yellows practically explode off the screen.

"Shake It Fast" features Juicy J who appears in the video even though he seems inappropriately dressed for the pool party. While he wears t-shirts in some shots, he's most often featured in a sweater. Read more and watch the video here.

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Singled Out: Indiana Grace's Lose Count

LA based pop singer and songwriter Indiana Grace is preparing to release her debut EP and we asked her to tell us about her recently released single "Lose Count". Here is the story:

I wrote the song "lose count" on a night I felt very lonely. I turned on some candles sat at my piano and started to play around with some chords. I started humming some melodies over them and scribbled down my feelings and thoughts.

It had almost been two and a half months since I last saw my boyfriend and it was really starting to take a toll on me. At the time, a lot of my girlfriends had boyfriends and were constantly with them, which really didn't help my loneliness.

The only time I got to speak to my boyfriend was sometimes on Skype since I was living in Boston and busy with college in the day, and he was in Nashville perusing his music career and working in the evenings.

I remember so well the moment when we gathered enough money to see each other. As soon as the flights were booked I set a countdown clock on my phone with a picture of us, telling me how much time I had to wait to be back in his arms again. When we finally saw each other it was like a very special date and the whole world seemed brighter and for a brief moment it felt like time stood still.

He was my first real love and I had never felt such strong feelings for someone.

Throughout our long distance relationship, I had friends, family and strangers tell me what I should be doing. Some were very supportive of the decision we had made; others thought it was ridiculous and bound to fail. Although I hadn't asked anyone for their opinion, I kept receiving their views on my love life. The whole song is about people telling me how I should deal with it, and me telling them that nothing mattered because the feelings I felt when I was with him were greater than any sadness I felt when we were apart.

The song is about losing count of time when one is in love and that true love that can endure anything no matter the obstacles.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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