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Page Too Report for 11/06/2016


The Smiths Discussed Possibility Of Reuniting

(Radio.com) In guitarist Johnny Marr's new memoir Set the Boy Free, he describes a meeting with vocalist Morrissey that nearly glimmered with the hope of a reunion of The Smiths in 2008.

"The drinks kept coming and we sat talking for hours," he recalled, reports the Guardian. 'We chatted, as we always did, about the records we loved, and eventually we moved on to 'that subject.' There had been rumors for years that the Smiths were about to re-form, and they were always untrue. I had never pursued any offer."

"Suddenly we were talking about the possibility of the band re-forming, and in that moment it seemed that with the right intention it could actually be done and might even be great."

However, Marr remembers, longstanding friction and hard feelings prevented that conversation from going any further. Read more here.

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Bruno Mars Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Invitation

(Radio.com) When Coldplay's Chris Martin personally called Bruno Mars to see if he'd like to perform at the 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Show with the band, Mars wasn't entirely sold on the idea. "I told him I don't think so," Mars said in a new interview with Rolling Stone. "I just felt like I'd just done it."

But Martin wouldn't take no for an answer. He asked Mars to visit him at a Malibu studio where the two could talk face-to-face. Martin was hooked on the idea of Mars and Beyonce collaborating on a live version of "Uptown Funk," but Mars wanted to know what Beyonce thought about the idea? Martin took a quick video with Mars, texted Beyonce and got her response: She was in.

"She's not f—ing joking around," Mars said about working with Beyonce. "She's going to get onstage and show everybody why she's the best every single time. She's got that monster in her."

He shared a story about the day before their performance. Read about that here.

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Bruce Springsteen Does Stand Up For Heroes

(Radio.com) Bruce Springsteen, along with several other notable names, performed at the Stand Up for Heroes event in New York this past Tuesday night (Nov.1). Held annually, the event aims to raise money for wounded veterans.

Springsteen performed an acoustic set of four songs, which included "Working on the Highway," "I'll Work for Your Love," "Long Walk Home" and wrapped up with "Dancing in the Dark."

Besides playing music, Springsteen has a tradition of telling jokes when he plays Stand Up for Heroes. "So there's this 80-year-old couple," he told attendees. "They're in an alley up against the fence and they're screwing like crazy. I mean, arms are flying, legs are flying, and they're screwing and screwing and screwing. They just fall down from exhaustion and the wife says, 'You didn't screw me like that 50 years ago!' The man says, '50 years ago that fence wasn't electrified" (via Rolling Stone). Read more here.

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2 Chainz Releases 'Countin' Video

(Radio.com) 2 Chainz has released a new video for the track "Countin'." The song is the first track on his new mixtape Hibachi for Lunch, which was released on October 28th.

In the video, 2 Chainz enters a designer store dressed in a long animal print jacket and flashing a ton of bling. Offering "Countin'" a unique visual angle, everyone in the store has been frozen, so that as 2 Chainz wanders around viewers see individual scenes taking place. Several people are caught trying to take his picture mid-snap near the store's entrance while towards the back two women are getting into a fight over an item they both want.

2 Chainz winds his way around the entire layout, bringing certain people to life–all men from his crew it seems–as he struts. Once unfrozen, the men dance around, having fun with everyone else who remains still.

"Countin'" is all about having enough cash to buy everything designer, and in this latest visual 2 Chainz proves he's got more than enough to put his money where his mouth is. Stacks upon stacks. Watch it here.

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Mark Ronson Burns The Chainsmokers

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers weren't fans of Lady Gaga's first single "Perfect Illusion" off her latest album Joanne, but the two seemed to settle their differences when Lady Gaga lightly trolled them about her third single "A-Yo" and they gave her props.

But her producer Mark Ronson isn't letting things go so easily. He took a major dig at the DJ duo last weekend. The Chainsmokers were back on Twitter last weekend after a mini hiatus, and after hearing about their return, Ronson took the opportunity to say something about it.

"Back to being the charisma-bypassed champions of 2 bar Ableton loops? Well, smash it while it lasts, fellas!! P.S." he tweeted along with a link to several low-risk investments the guys could investigate should the DJ thing not work out for them. Read more here.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals 'Hamilton' Mixtape Details

(Radio.com) Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter earlier this week that a Hamilton Mixtape would be coming soon, and now details about who's involved have surfaced.

The Roots, who have been big Hamilton supporters since the beginning, are naturally involved, as are Chance the Rapper, Nas, Usher, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys and more.

With 23 tracks, the mixtape doesn't just feature original music from Hamilton, but also tracks inspired by the musical. Check out the tracklisting for the release here.

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Musicians Three Times More Likely To Suffer Depression Study Finds

(Prog) New research suggests musicians are up to three times more likely to suffer from depression than the general public. The Can Music Make You Sick survey carried out by Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is the largest of its kind ever carried out in the UK and 71% of those taking part said they had experienced anxiety and panic attacks, while 65% had suffered from depression.

According to HMUK, the figures show that musicians are three times more likely to have depression than people in other lines of work. HMUK chief executive Richard Robinson says: "Sadly the results of this survey don't come as a surprise and paint a concerning picture of the conditions for those working in the music industry.

"This survey is a vital first step in helping us to establish the scale of the problem and it highlights the importance of the next phases of the survey, which will provide us with recommendations for launching the first music industry specific mental health service.

"As the leading independent charity for musicians we are in unique position to commission this study and be able to look at the impact that working in the music industry has on people's mental health." Earlier this year, Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboard icon Keith Emerson took his own life after a battle with depression. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor attempted suicide twice when he was a teenager. Read more here.

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Walking Dead Theme Gets Unusual Metal Makeover

(Metal Hammer) A video of bagpipes star The Snake Charmer performing a metal version of the Walking Dead theme tune has been released. Indian musician Archy Jay works once again with producer Karan Katiyar, who was at the helm of her Lamb Of God medley and her dubstep version of AC/DC track Thunderstruck.

Jay tells TeamRock: "I have recently started watching this TV Series. I noticed that the female characters are really badass. Even though the original theme music does justice to the horror aspect of this show, I felt there was no soundtrack that complemented the complex action sequences and downright badassery of characters like Michonne, Carol and Maggie.

"Karan and I made a sudden plan to do this on Halloween, and we were able to pull off producing, recording, mixing, shooting and editing this video within three days." Watch the video here.

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Marilyn Manson And The Black Goat On Salem Set

(Metal Hammer) Marilyn Read more asked for a goat to be delivered to the set of TV show Salem - which he later painted because he wanted a black one. The shock rocker plays the role of creepy barber/surgeon Thomas Dinley in season three of the hit TV show, which premieres on WGN America this week.

And during his downtime on the set in Shreveport, Louisiana, Manson says he became obsessed with a black goat he saw in recent movie The Witch. He asked Salem bosses for his own black goat - and he took action when they delivered a red goat instead.

Manson tells Rolling Stone: "I'd seen that movie The Witch about a week into working on Salem, because I'd missed it in the theatres. And the goat in the movie, Black Phillip, became an obsession of mine.

"So on the last day of the shoot, I requested a black goat to play with, just off set, just for my own recreational purposes. But they brought a red goat, so I sang quite simply. 'I see a red goat, and I want to paint it black.' And everyone really got a kick out of it.

"And I did - they did let me paint it black. It was ornery." Read more here.

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Bobby Brown, BLACKstreet to Perform at Soul Train Awards

(Radio.com) Bobby Brown, BLACKstreet, Guy and Total will be performing on the Orleans Arena stage when the 2016 Soul Train Awards tapes in Las Vegas on November 6, reports to Billboard.

In addition to those performers, Doug E. Fresh, Wreckx-N-Effect and Carl Thomas also join a talent lineup that includes rising newcomers Yuna, Candice Boyd and Major.

Cast members from the forthcoming biopic, The New Edition Story, Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley and Keith Powers, will be presenters at the awards ceremony. Other presenters include Jill Scott, India.Arie and Eric Benet. Read more here.

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NEEDTOBREATHE to Open Medical Center In Nicaragua

(Radio.com) NEEDTOBREATHE have announced that they will be opening a medical center in Tola, Nicaragua in collaboration with OneWorld Health early next year.

The band raised the money to open the facility through their annual charity gold tournament as well proceeds from ticket sales. Frontman Bear Rinehart had the following to say:

"We continue to be humbled by our fans and the way they have come along side of us to open the first ever NEEDTOBREATHE medical center in Tola. We love what we do and this healthcare center is a direct reflection of why we do what we do." Read more here.

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Adele Opens Up About Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

(Radio.com) In Adele's deeply personal catalog, one of the biggest life changes to occur between 21 and 25 was the birth of her first son, Angelo. Though romantic love remains the singer's favorite lyrical subject, 25 reveals a maturity and groundedness she's publicly credited to motherhood. But that's not the whole story.

In a new Vanity Fair cover profile, Adele opens up about postpartum depression and the "bravery" of women who choose to skip motherhood altogether.

"I think it's the bravest thing not to have a child; all my friends and I felt pressurized into having kids, because that's what adults do," she told the magazine. 'I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the f— I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that."

The transition even triggered the onset of postpartum depression, which fellow moms helped Adele navigate. 'One day, I said to a friend, 'I f—in' hate this,' and she burst into tears and said, 'I f—in' hate this, too,'" she said. 'And it was done. It lifted." Read more here.

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