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Page Too Report for 11/14/2016


Black Sabbath's Final U.S. Concert Footage Goes Online

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath performed the final US show of their farewell tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX on November 12 and video from the event has surfaced online.

The reunited trio of Ozzy Osbourne. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler delivered a 13-song set of classic 70s material - from show opener "Black Sabbath" to the finale of "Paranoid."

Billed as "The End", the group first announced farewell tour plans in late 2015 with shows starting in Omaha, NE on January 20. The trek has hit Australia, New Zealand and Europe this year alongside two North American legs, with the final series opening at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on August 17. Watch video from the final U.S. show and read more here.

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Metallica Frontman Explains Hardwired Album Title

(Classic Rock) James Hetfield has explained some of the thinking behind the title of upcoming Metallica album Hardwird… To Self-Destruct. The follow-up to 2008's Death Magnetic is released on November 18 and the band have already unveiled Hardwired, Moth Into Flame and Atlas, Rise! from the tracklist.

Hetfield tells Radioacktiva: "A friend of mine, sometimes he and I would get in trouble a lot, and it's just that we're hardwired that way. I need my friends to tell me some better decisions sometimes - and sometimes I don't. I'm wondering if man in general is wired one way or another.

"A lot of these songs deal with man on the planet. Who do we think we are? In the history of the universe we've been around a millisecond, and we think we can control the world and global warming and everything.

"Do we really have that kind of control - or is it that our time is finished? I don't know." Read more here.

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Twisted Sister's Final Performance Footage Goes Online

(Classic Rock) Footage from what was billed as Twisted Sister's last ever concert has been released. The band performed at Corona Northside Rock Park Meeting Fest in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday (November 12) and footage of their performance of We're Not Gonna Take It, filmed from the stage has been posted online.

Twisted Sister last year announced they'd call it a day after their 40 And F*** It Tour. Mike Portnoy filled in on drums in place of the late AJ Pero, who died while on tour with Adrenaline Mob in early 2015.

After the Monterrey show, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider said on Twitter: "You always remember your last. Gracias Monterey!" And addressing Portnoy, Snider added: "And thank you for honoring the late AJ Pero the way you did. We couldn't have crossed the finish line without you! #classact." Check out the video and read more here.

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Sting Reopens Bataclan By Honoring Victims of Paris Terror Attack

(Radio.com) Just one day shy of the anniversary of the Paris attacks, Sting reopened Paris' Bataclan theater with a spirited, but sobering concert. He began with a minute of silence to honor the 90 killed and dedicated the song "Fifty Thousand" to David Bowie and Prince, among others.

He then called for the minute of silence. The British rocker came on stage promptly at 9 p.m., welcomed by a subdued crowd. Before he played a note he talked about the victims that were killed when terrorists stormed the theater last Nov. 13.

"We've got two important things to do tonight," he said in French. "First, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue."

"We shall not forget them," he said before launching into 1988's "Fragile," which features the lyrics, "Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Then Sting performed "Message in a Bottle."

He started to list musicians that have died. "David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Lemmy…" he said before the crowd shouted "Leonard Cohen!" Read more here.

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Drake And 21 Savage Release 'Sneakin

(Radio.com) Drake celebrates the days of grainy, lo-fi VHS video on the new clip "Sneakin,' a collaboration with 21 Savage. The video features shiny bling and fancy sports cars, but looks like it was shot in an era when the price of gold was a fraction of what it is now.

The Canadian rapper wears a fur coat and flaunts his diamond "D" necklace and 21 Savage show up with bunch of scantily dressed women in provocative poses. The video for "Sneakin' was posted on Sunday (Nov. 13) on the website for Drake's record label October's Very Own (OVO). Drake tweeted a plug for the video at 4:35 yesterday afternoon.

"Sneakin'" premiered last month along with two other tracks, "Two Birds, One Stone" and Fake Love" and Drake said they would be included in the new project More Life, which is tentatively scheduled for release in December, Billboard reports. Watch the clip for 'Sneakin'" here.

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Little Big Town To Perform 'Better Man' On The Tonight Show

Little Big Town have announced that they will be performing their latest single "Better Man" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight (Nov. 14th at 11:35 p.m. ET / 10:35 CT.)

The Taylor Swift penned song has already giving the country group their "fastest-rising radio single to date landing three consecutive weeks as country radio's No. 1 most-added song," according to the announcement.

Fans in Nashville will also be able to see the group perform at the famed unprecedented Ryman Auditorium where they will be launching a six-night residency in late February. Read more here.

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Brantley Gilbert Announces Devil Don't Sleep Arena Tour

(Radio.com) Brantley Gilbert will be hitting the road in early 2017 with his Devil Don't Sleep Tour. The shows kick off on February 2nd in Reading, Pennsylvania, and wrap up two months later in Duluth, Minnesota.

"People want to rock, they want to party, but they want the songs to be about their lives, and all I've ever done is write about my life and take it on the road," Gilbert said in a press release.

"I come from the same kind of place our fans do, and there's a lot of people just like me out there - and they show up because they know we're gonna put it down." He added, "We try to take all the songs even further live."

$1 from all pre-sale tickets ordered through the BG Nation will go towards the veteran organization Dav.org. Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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Thomas Rhett Releases 'Star of the Show' Video

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett released the new music video for "Star of the Show" on Monday (November 14th). The song is featured on the deluxe edition of his "Tangled Up" album.

Shot in a single take, the clever video finds Rhett moving through each scene with viewers aware of what's going to happen thanks to frozen actions laid out just moments ahead of him. In the beginning, he gets up from the couch with a football in hand and walks up to a football frozen in mid-air. Before he reaches it, Rhett throws his football, which passes through the football in mid-air, and he continues on.

The video was directed by TK McKamy. Rhett praised the approach in a statement. "This music video was unlike anything we've shot before, which is why I always love teaming up with TK," Rhett said in a press release. "He captured that feeling I get when [my wife] Lauren walks into a room, no matter where we are, and the spotlight completely turns to her. The song was sped up double-time to get to point A to point B, and there were a lot of moving parts we had to execute perfectly for the video to make sense. We literally got it in the last take of the shoot." Watch the video here.

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Babymetal Announce 'Live At Wembley' Album

(Metal Hammer) Babymetal have confirmed the release of Live At Wembley on December 9. The 13-track CD was recorded at the London venue in April, when Babymetal became the first Japanese band to play there.

It follows the launch of second album Metal Resistance, also in April, and ties in with their UK support tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Babymetal were voted Best Live Act at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards following their Wembley show and an appearance at the Download festival.

Su-Metal said at the time: "The UK has always felt like our second home since the first time we performed at a festival here over two years ago. We've been back plenty of times recently and the support from the UK only ever gets stronger. We are more assured now that we can continue to stay true to ourselves as Babymetal." Read more here.

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Lil Wayne Now A 'Roc-A-Fella Millionaire'?

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne has made it extremely clear how he feels about Cash Money Records, so is it possible that he's getting ready to walk away and sign with another label?

While performing at the Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in Los Angeles' Exposition Park, Lil Wayne made a passing comment about record label Roc-A-Fella Records that has some wondering if he's getting ready to sign with the Roc Nation.

Lil Wayne was in the middle of his track "I'm Me," when he replaced the lyric "I'm a motherf—ing Cash Money millionaire," with "I'm a motherf—ing Roc-A-Fella millionaire." Read more here.

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Depeche Mode Classic Covered In 'Ghost In The Shell' Trailer

(Radio.com) The first trailer for Ghost In The Shell was released today and fans will find the trailer punctuated by music that is strangely familiar. The haunting song is Depeche Mode's 1990 hit "Enjoy The Silence" covered in cyberpunk style by Joel Burleson aka: Ki Theory.

The trailer features Scarlett Johansson as Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.

The film is a live-action remake of the 1995 animated movie "Ghost In The Shell" which was inspired by the original seinen manga series (comics). Check out the Ghost In The Shell trailer, followed by Ki Theory's remix and Depeche Mode's original track here.

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Britney Spears Does The MannequinChallenge

(Radio.com) Britney Spears' Las Vegas residency has been going strong for three years, so the company of dancers' camaraderie runs deep. The Piece of Me performers joined Britney to do an ambitious #MannequinChallenge, freezing their choreography for a roving camera to inspect.

At the center of the action (or inaction) is Britney Spears herself, nailing a kind of half-split on the stage while her diverse array of dancers strike various poses. Eighteen years since her musical debut, Spears is still running the game when it comes to her troupe of backup dancers. In the Instagram video, "Slumber Party" from her latest album Glory plays in the background. Sorry, Rae Sremmurd! Watch Britney's stab at the #MannequinChallenge here.

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Pink Reveals Pregnancy With Baby Bump Photo

(Radio.com) Pink is known for being outrageous at times. Over the weekend, she shocked fans once again, but not in a graphic or jarring way. Instead, she announced she was pregnant by posting a baby bump photo on Instagram.

She posed for the image dressed in a flowing white gown, with her five-year-old daughter Willow hugging her mom and then laying her head on her mom's belly. "Surprise!" she captioned the post.

P!nk and her husband, retired freestyle motorcycle racer, Carey Hart, have been together since 2001. Following a brief split in 2003, she proposed in June 2005. The couple got married in Costa Rica in January 2006. They broke up again in 2008, but reconciled once more in 2010 after undergoing marriage counseling. See the photo and read more here.

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America's Got Talent Winner Grace VanderWaal EP Coming

(Radio.com) Twelve-year-old singer/songwriter and America's Got Talent Season 11 champion Grace VanderWaal has announced her debut EP 'Perfectly Imperfect' will be released December 2.

'Perfectly Imperfect' will be available for preorder this Friday, November 18. Fans who preorder will receive an instant download of "I Don't Know My Name," the song that earned Grace a golden buzzer during her AGT audition performance.

Grace says: "A year ago I auditioned for America's Got Talent & my life changed forever. Today I'm announcing my #PerfectlyImperfect EP out 12/2 #MiraclesDoHappen. I can't wait to share it with you guys. This is just the beginning." Check out the announcement/promo video here.

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Dave Chappelle Rocks Radiohead's 'Creep' at 'SNL' Afterparty

(Radio.com) Kate McKinnon's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" went viral over the weekend, but another Saturday Night Live video has the makings of a sensation: Host Dave Chappelle covered Radiohead's "Creep" during an afterparty.

Chappelle took the stage at the Cutting Room in Manhattan alongside cast members, Questlove, and lucky patrons who got to see the legendary comic cover Radiohead's first big hit.

Questlove shared a video to Instagram captioned: "In a life full of highlights? I'm glad I waited til 5:22am for this…." Pitchfork reports that Chappelle also covered the track at Erykah Badu's birthday party this year, so it's something of a standard. Watch the comedian do the Radiohead classic here.

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Singled Out: Scam Avenue's Sailor

Scam Avenue recently released their "Sailor" EP and to celebrate we asked Lawrence to tell us the story behind the EP's title song "Sailor". Here is the story:

One afternoon I was walking down a street in my neighborhood that I had walked down countless times before when out of nowhere I suddenly became very aware of everything being very different.

I remembered certain stores, restaurants, and bars--long since gone--that I hadn't thought about in years. I also thought about the people I used to spend time with in those places; many of them had disappeared from my life, too. And many of the ones who remained had changed in profound ways.

It was like waking up from a dream. Or being awake and dreaming at the same time. The feeling eventually passed but a kind of lingering sadness remained.

So that was the mindset I was in when I wrote the song. When I got home, I sat down at this digital piano I used to have and the music just kind of showed up.

As far as the lyrics go, I don't really know what the song is about in that sense. I wasn't trying to directly express how I was feeling at the time. The words just seemed right.

Devery calls "Sailor" "the prom song," which is maybe the best way to express what I've been trying to say.

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

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