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Page Too Report for 11/01/2016


Twenty One Pilots Announce 3-Disc Blurryface Live Album

Twenty One Pilots have announced that they will be releasing a special 3-disc tri-gatefold picture disc vinyl live album called "Blurryface Live" on November 25th.

The album features recordings captured during a concert at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA including songs from the hit 2015 album "Blurryface" as well as other fan favorites.

According to the presale information, the vinyl release WILL NOT include a digital code of the songs. The album will feature the following tracks: "Heavydirtysoul," "Stressed Out," "Guns for Hands," "Migraine," "Polarize,"
"We Don't Believe What's On TV," "The Judge," "Lane Boy," "(Medley Mashup)," "Doubt," "Message Man," "Holding On To You," "Ride," "The Run And Go," "Tear In My Heart," "Car Radio," "Goner," and "Trees." Order it
here.


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Alice Cooper's Jimmy Kimmel Halloween Performance Goes Online

(hennemusic) Alice Cooper rocked his 1972 classic, "Elected", on ABC' TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of the show's Halloween broadcast and video of the performance has been posted online.

The lead single from the Alice Cooper Band's sixth album, "Billion Dollar Babies", reached No. 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the project hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on it way to sales of more than 1 million copies.

Cooper just wrapped up a series of North American solo shows with four dates in California this past week. The rocker juggled his 2016 live schedule with the first official tour by supergroup Hollywood Vampires, which sees him joined by Johnny Depp and Aerosmith's Joe Perry, among others. Watch the Kimmel performance here.

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Ozzy Osbourne Receives Tribute From Metallica Star

(Classic Rock) Robert Trujillo went from covering Ozzy Osbourne's songs to recording and playing with the Prince Of Darkness, here the Metallica bassist pays tribute to his former boss.

Trujillo writes: Everybody has Ozzy lineage to a certain degree, whether it's that listening experience that happens or an actual concert memory, but my memory goes back to before I was even in High School.

When I was a kid, my best friend's older brother was a Black Sabbath fanatic and he would play Sabbath albums for us, and basically scare the sh*t out of us. He'd have candles lit and you'd stare at that album cover, and that woman that was on the cover [of the band's debut album] would seem to come to life! So my earliest memory of Ozzy was through Sabbath and being frightened by the album covers and the music - but it was all very exciting.

That transitioned into me being a young teenager learning bass and learning Iron Man for the first time - I think that and Smoke On The Water are the first bass lines that you learn, generally - and at a certain point one of my friends from High School asked me to join their band. They were playing Black Sabbath and Ozzy covers, and I soon found myself gigging backyard parties, playing Sweet Leaf, Iron Man and War Pigs...

Years later I got to meet Ozzy because they were recording No More Tears at Devonshire Studios in Los Angeles where I was recording the first Infectious Grooves album. Ozzy ended up guest singing on a song called Therapy. He was out of his mind back then, completely hammered every day, but it was a great time and a great moment for me because we were such huge fans of his. He really enjoyed the music of Infectious Grooves, and offered us a support slot on the Theatre of Madness tour: the label didn't want us on that tour, but Ozzy did and he single handedly fought for us to be on it, so we ended up opening for him. It was a dream come true. It was also the scariest tour I'd ever been on because no one knew who we were and those shows were sold out way before we were even mentioned. I learnt quickly that you never leave a gap between songs, because otherwise they'd chant "Ozzy! Ozzy! Ozzy!" and the ground would shake at every show. So it was a wake up call for me, and it was an amazing learning experience because I had to learn fast how to pace a set. When you're dealing with an icon like Ozzy and you're sharing a stage with him, you have to be ready and be on your game. Read more here.

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Smash Mouth And Oakland A's In Humorous Twitter War

(Radio.com) All baseball attention is focused on the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. However, last Friday night shared tweets between Smash Mouth and the Oakland A's was out of this park entertaining.

The drama started when John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted about Coco Crisp going from benched by the A's to plating the go-ahead run for the Indians in the World Series. That's when Smash Mouth decided to give their two sense.

"@Athletics You guys made ZERO key additions last off season. Same this off-season? You have great fans, come on give them something!," the band tweeted from their official account. Which prompted the since deleted response "Guess you've got it all figured out. Except how to make a hit since 1999." Ouch!

The A's ended up apologizing for their competitive spirit but we're not sorry with how much amusement we get out of this unexpected Twitter war. Check out all the tweets, including screen shots of the deleted posts here.

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More Cowbell For Ghost From Mystery Sixth Ghoul

(Metal Hammer) Ghost recruited a cowbell player for their two Texas dates. The sixth Nameless Ghoul performed onstage during their shows at Lubbock's City Bank Auditorium and San Antonio's Aztec Theatre last week. The two shows saw the Swedish outfit add two older songs to their setlist, If You Have Ghosts and Elizabeth.

Ghost say: "While in Lubbock, Texas last night, Ghost brought back If You Have Ghosts. If you look closely you might just see a mystery sixth Ghoul on cowbell."

In a second video shared by the Swedish band, in which frontman Papa Emeritus orders the Nameless Ghoul to climb down from a stage monitor, they say: "Papa does not seem that impressed with that Cowbell Ghoul. However, another amazing ritual in San Antonio."

Watch videos featuring the mystery member here.

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Meek Mill Releases 'Shine' Music Video

(Radio.com) Meek Mill has released a new music video for the track "Shine." The song comes from his latest mixtape Dreamchasers 4, which he released late last month.

"If it wasn't for this music, I'd probably be dead," the track begins. "Instead I'm top counting this bread." "No roof so they can see me shine, only a matter of time, it's dedicated, put it all to the grind, it's no roof so they can see me shine," goes the refrain.

The mostly black and white clip features Mill rapping in a giant mansion and flying in a private jet, but it also shows him to be man of the people, stopping in at a local corner store. Listen here.

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Kid Cudi Releases Music Video For 'Surfin'

(Radio.com) Kid Cudi has released a new video for his latest single "Surfin'" featuring Pharrell. The song comes from Cudi's forthcoming album, Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin'. No release date has not yet been announced.

The video is all neon mood lighting, fog, palm trees and more, as Cudi and friends dance and get down in the tropical rave-like setting. The guest list is stacked with all sorts of hip-hop stars, including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, Chip the Ripper and Hit-Boy. Cudi looks like he's having a grand time, bouncing around a circle formed by his friends and guests. His reflective sunglasses convey a sunnier side to things.

In reality, Cudi is still checked into a rehab facility for depression and suicidal thoughts, but he took a moment to get on social media and respond to Drake's purported diss on his new track "Two Birds One Stone." He warns he'll be out soon, and if that's the case hopefully his new album will follow shortly behind. Watch the video here.

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Big Sean Streams New Track 'No More Interviews'

(Radio.com) Big Sean has released a new track titled "No More Interviews." On the track, which was produced with Amaire Johnson, Sean name checks Kid Cudi and Kanye West, lamenting the fact that the two have been at odds.

"Cudi and Ye, what happened to our family ways, though. When I put you on that song with Nas you had told me that you was forever grateful. And that we brothers.

"So it hurt to hit the internet to find out that me and you don't f with each other over a miscommunication. That probably could be fixed with a five-minute conversation." Listen here.

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Charli XCX Releases 'After the Afterparty' Video

(Radio.com) Charli XCX has released a music video for her brand new track "After the Afterparty" which is one of the songs that will appear on her forthcoming as-yet-untitled studio album.

In the video, Charli and her crew play zombies who are stumbling home from their late night out. It's a clever play on the way any kind of big party can make a person feel, but coming on Halloween it feels even more appropriate.

But the video is less scary than sexy. Yes, that's right, Charli wants to make zombies sexy, or at least less unattractive than other TV shows and movies have portrayed them to be. In the video, blood is hot pink not red, and when zombies gnaw on people's necks and innards it looks more like bubblegum than anything really gross. Yachty even gets in the spirit, showing up with pink-dyed dreads and a pink plaid jacket and pants. Watch the video here.

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Gorillaz Tease Fans With New Roving Murdoc Interview

(Radio.com) As Gorillaz fans prep for next year's release of the virtual band's new album, the various characters from the group are making the rounds. Noodle, the guitarist, is repping Jaguar Racing. We've learned more about Russel's backstory. Now Murdoc has given a roving interview about Brexit and Ringo Starr.

'Why would I leave somewhere so great? Did you know Lithuania ranked number one in the world for internet upload and download speeds? Imagine what you could stream with that," he mused about Great Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

But who's the greatest living musician, you ask? 'Me," he demurred. "But credit where it's due, for sheer versatility and staying power, I'd have to give a nod to Ringo Starr. While everyone else was coked out of their minds in the eighties, he did his career's finest work on Thomas the Tank Engine." Read more here.

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Amy Winehouse Video Contest For Back To Black Anniversary

(Radio.com) To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the "Back to Black" album , the Amy Winehouse Foundation is holding a contest to see who can create the best interpretation of "Back to Black," "Rehab," "Tears Dry on Their Own" or "Just Friends."

Four new lyric videos were released Monday (Oct. 31), and a backing track for each one is available to download. Fans can record themselves singing along to the backing tracks and upload their videos for a chance to win an official studio session.

Winehouse's original producers, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, who are each patrons of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, will judge all entrants. The winner will have their performance recorded and filmed in a studio and then premiered on the official Island Records YouTube channel. Read more here.

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Singled Out: The Majorleans' Sunrise Mary

The Majorleans recently released a music video and single for the song "Sunrise Mary," from their album "Carousel's End" and to celebrate we asked Nicky Francis to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

I don't remember writing this song. The lyrics were bits of hallucinations I was having and writing down. They coalesced under some simple premise at the piano one night.

I can't help but make up stories about people when I see them. Strangers, pictures, cops, robbers, all of the faces tell me something, it's hard to explain.

"One night, I sat Beauty down on my lap.-And I found her galling.-And I roughed her up." -Rimbaud, A Season in Hell

The chorus definitely rings of relationship. Love becomes something intertwined with biology and chemistry and our own internal clocks that mark our time here. You meet so many people and wonder how the hell they keep their connections going, and it seems like it boils down to someone that gets you, and the rest kind of takes care of itself. Anyway it's like a meditation on the inherent and beautiful spiritual violence one goes through to maintain relationships.

Musically, Chris and I tried many arrangements before we captured the lightning in a bottle. Early versions were too Wilco-sounding, and then venturing into a psychedelic rendition that was over the top for the song. We just kept hunting it down, stalking it through the night. I came back to bassline I had imagined initially and just played it over and over. We dropped our notions of what we thought it should be and it was like a spirit alighted in the studio and Chris started playing that magic guitar line. It was a genius moment. The rest just fell into place after that. It's a simple song that means a lot to both of us and I tried to create a character in there that everyone could have known, even if they didn't anymore.

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

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