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Page Too Report for 11/02/2016


U2's Bono To Be Honored At Women Of The Year Awards

(Classic Rock) Bono has been named Glamour magazine's first ever Man Of The Year. The magazine honors various women at its annual Women Of The Year Awards and has chosen the U2 frontman as the inaugural recipient of its new Man Of The Year honor.

Glamour's 27th annual Women Of The Year Awards ceremony takes place on November 14 in Los Angeles. Bono was given the award in recognition of his humanitarian work and his drive to end gender inequality.

He tells Glamour: "I'm sure I don't deserve it. But I'm grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can't be won unless men lead it along with women. We're largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions." Read more here.

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Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray Duet Classic Song

(Radio.com) Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and actor Bill Murray have faithfully supported the Chicago Cubs at the World Series every night as the team closed in on its first possible title in more than a century.

The actor and the rock singer have led Chicago's Wrigley Field crowd through the traditional seventh inning stretch song, 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

Now, Vedder and Murray are performing together; sort of. At a post-game house party on Oct. 29 the two joined forces with Derek Trucks for a 'caught-on-film" unplugged duet of The Band's 'The Weight." Check it out here.

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Zayn Malik Says He Had Eating Disorder In One Direction

(Radio.com) Zayn Malik has revealed he had an eating disorder while performing with One Direction two years ago. In an excerpt from his new book, Zayn, the 23-year-old One Direction alum says seeing pictures from 2014 makes him realize "how ill" he was, reports BBC News.

"Something I've never talked about in public before, but which I have come to terms with since leaving the band, is that I was suffering from an eating disorder," he writes. "It wasn't as though I had any concerns about my weight or anything like that."

"I'd just go for days sometimes two or three days straight without eating anything at all," he continues. "It got quite serious, although at the time I didn't recognize it for what it was."

The singer quit One Direction in March 2015, after missing a number of appearances with the rest of the band due to stress. Since then he has launched his own solo career and released his first album Mind of Mine last March and is currently dating model Gigi Hadid. Read more here.

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Drake and Taylor Swift Collaboration Rumored

(Radio.com) When Taylor Swift showed up at Drake's 30th birthday party in October, it seemed like just another case of celebrity supporting celebrity. But is there more here than meets the eye?

Anonymous insiders that are reportedly close to the stars claim they're collaborating on new music. "The music they have been working on is different," the source told E! News, but added that it was "very catchy." The source also shared, "They've both been having a great time in the studio."

If new music is all that's happening between them, it's unclear who is contributing what. Swift said she wouldn't be releasing a new album in 2016, even though that broke with the two year release schedule she's kept since debuting her self-titled album at age 16. She did, however, recently pen the song "Better Man" for Little Big Town, so it's not as though she's gone into complete hiatus mode. Read more here.

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Billy Corgan Slams Celebrity Cubs Fans

(Radio.com) Longtime Chicago Cubs fan and Smashing Pumpkins mastermind Billy Corgan doesn't like to mix with those other celebrity Cubs fans who only show up when the team is doing well.

Speaking with The Chicago Tribune over the weekend, Corgan shared how he really felt about celebrity "fans" who appear during playoff games or, like recently, during the World Series.

"I don't talk to other Cubs celebrities," Corgan said. "In fact, I'm anti-Cubs celebrity. Although I know a few Cubs celebrities, other Cubs celebrities tend to show up when the playoffs are around. I don't necessarily see them in June. I might be a little biased being a Chicagoan year-round."

Unlike other celebrity Cubs fans, like John Cusack and Amy Schumer, who have been spotted at recent games, Corgan was born and raised and still resides in Chicago. That definitely stands to increase his city pride. Read more here.

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Little Big Town Announce New Album 'The Breaker'

(Radio.com) Country music stars Little Big Town have announced the release of their seventh studio album The Breaker, which will be released on February 24th.

The group has also announced that they will play a residency at the iconic Ryman Auditorium, which is slated to run over six dates in 2017, and will also begin on the 24th.

"We'll be inviting some people that have inspired us throughout our career to be special guests every night and also to introduce what we think are the future artists of country music," Karen Fairchild said in a prepared statement. "It's going to be a great privilege and honor. We're very humbled to get to look at all those folks who have inspired us and also to introduce you to new folks that we think will change the course of country music. Read more here.

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Meek Mill Releases Video For 'The Difference' Featuring Quavo

(Radio.com) Meek Mill's Dreamchasers 4 mixtape has arrived he's been busy sharing music videos left and right. This week he released a video for "The Difference" featuring Quavo from Migos.

The video takes place on the back streets at night. Besides hanging around together, Meek and his crew ride around in expensive cars, and Meek has gotten his car tricked out so that the interior roof looks like hundreds of stars.

As for his performance, it's fair to say he's not touting seat belt safety. Keeping his right foot on the gas, Meek raps "The Difference" through an open door with his left leg hanging out the side and nearly touching the street. Quavo rides shotgun, delivering his verse by sitting on the passenger side's open door as it rolls slowly down the street. Watch the video here.

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A Tribe Called Quest's Final Album Features Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000

(Radio.com) A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip detailed who would be appearing on their forthcoming final studio album, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service in a new interview.

The names include Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John and Busta Rhymes. In April, comedian Chris Rock shared a photo hanging out with Andre, White and others.

At the time, rumors circulated that they were all collaborating on Andre's next album, but now it seems as though they were all hard at work with Tribe. Read more here.

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Lady Gaga Performs Stripped Down 'Perfect Illusion' on TV

(Radio.com) The first single off Lady Gaga's latest album Joanne, "Perfect Illusion," is reminiscent of the electronic pop that first made her famous, but in a recent appearance on the Japanese show Sukkiri, she strips the song down to its barest and most somber parts.

The pop star sits in front of a piano, her instrument of choice over the years, and delivers a much different version of "Perfect Illusion." Instead of the almost manic tempo and delivery of the original, Gaga plays it slow and meaningful.

As a result, the song's lyrics feel even more poignant, and convey the heartbreak that resonates from its center. "I still feel the blow/ But at least now I know," she sings before diving into the piano and pulling a blue-tinged melody out. Then there's the key change that takes place around the three minute mark, and sends the song soaring. The show's hosts all heartily applaud at the conclusion.

Gaga has long been in a class of her own, vocals-wise. When leaked audio of her performance on Saturday Night Live circulated, it only proved that she had the chops to stand on her own without all of the production techniques that can hide a weak voice in order to sell a powerful image. Watch her somber version of "Perfect Illusion" here.

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Big Sean Performs New Song On The Tonight Show

(Radio.com) Big Sean performed one of two new singles he released on Halloween (Oct. 31), "Bounce Back," on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The other track Big Sean dropped, "No More Interviews," mention Kid Cudi and Kanye West:

"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/I'm still praying/For you, though, I guess I charged it to the game/How much it cost?/Around Twenty88."

Twenty88 is a reference to Big Sean's collaboration with singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko, which came out in April. Big Sean's last full album, Dark Sky Paradise, came out in February 2015. Watch Big Sean perform "Bounce Back" here.

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Evanescence's Amy Lee Goes Hello Kitty For Cover Song

(TeamRock) Evanescence singer Amy Lee has become the latest musician to play a song using a Hello Kitty instrument, performing Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark."

Drummer Mike Portnoy got behind a kids' kit last year to perform a medley featuring Slayer, Rush and Kiss classics, with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society guitarist Zakk Wylde joining in the fun in March when he cranked out Black Sabbath's N.I.B on a Hello Kitty-branded guitar.

Now it's Lee's turn - and she's decided to cover Death Cab For Cutie's I Will Follow You Into The Dark on a Hello Kitty keyboard. Watch it below.

Evanescence will release a new vinyl box set on December 9 titled The Ultimate Collection. It features all of the band's studio records along with their previously unreleased demo album Origin. here.

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Singled Out: Benjamin's Brother's Room 505

Benjamin's Brother recently released a new single and music video for the song "Room 505.", to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the song. Here is the story:

Writing is funny because it always catches you when you're off guard. It takes a second to understand what you want to say, and most of the time, the first version you have, is the most accurate one. The brutal truth.

I was a student at the "Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance", and me and my wife had a terrible week. Life, bank, school, everything got us to a point when we fought a lot, and the fact that it was the first year or so of our marriage, got us wondering if we did the right thing or we rushed things up. We talked bluntly to each other, and said things that we shouldn't have said.

As I was walking at the academy that week, I stumbled on an empty room with an upright piano, and I sat next to it. Words and music came out at the same time. I found myself crying and the understanding of our relationship, the understanding we need to be honest with each other was there right in front of me. I played the song to my wife, we found our way back, with the understanding that we will always have obstacles in our way, we just have to learn how to react, and embrace the ups & downs that relationships offer.

Gil Lewis, my producer, saw those feelings and wrapped the song in an electronic environment that suits those feelings. the beat, the piano, the echo behind it all, takes me back to this moment next to the piano, where everything was clear to me.

There are very few songs that force me to be so "naked" on stage as this one does. I just close my eyes and hope that everybody will be as naked as I am.

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

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