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Page Too Report for 11/15/2016


Morrissey Pulls Plug On Concert After Band Member Collapses

(Radio.com) Morrissey was set to play a show in Colorado on Monday evening (November 14) and cancelled the show minutes into what would have been his performance after his keyboard player collapsed backstage.

According to Denver Post's The Know, Morrissey addressed the audience 15 minutes after he was set to perform, alerting them of his band member's health. He explained that Gustavo Manzur had collapsed minutes before backstage.

'This is a family, we stay together, and we can't move until we know what's happened to him," Morrissey told the crowd. 'We're going to sit backstage for awhile and wait to see what's happened to him, if there's any magical cure."

Twenty minutes later when no magical cure was found, guitarist Jesse Tobias broke the news to fans that the show would not go on. Read more here.

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Bruno Mars Announces 24K Magic World Tour

(Radio.com) Bruno Mars has announced that he will be hitting the road in 2017 for a world tour, which will cover both Europe and North America, in support his new album 24K Magic.

The tour will launch March 28 in Antwerp, Belgium and will conclude Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. Mars broke the news on his Instagram page shortly after midnight last night (Nov. 15).

24K Magic, the follow-up to Mars' chart-topping 2012 second album Unorthodox Jukebox, comes out Friday (Nov. 18). Mars performed the title track from the new album last week at the MTV Europe Music Awards. See the dates here.

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George Strait To Live Stream Box Set Release Party

(Radio.com) George Strait is gearing up to release his Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 this Friday (November 18th) and to celebrate he's hosting one heck of a party in Texas on Wednesday (November 16th).

Although tickets to the exclusive performance are not available, Strait will be live streaming the entire event online at Wrangler Network. Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band will perform at an old fashioned Texas dancehall beginning at 7pm CT.

Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 compiles 56 tracks between 1996 and 2016, and follows the success of Strait's first boxset, Strait Out of the Box. It will also come with two brand new songs co-written by Strait, including "Kicked Outta Country" and "You Gotta Go Through Hell." Read more here.

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Keith Urban Releases Tribute To Leonard Cohen

(Radio.com) Losing a poet and artist like Leonard Cohen takes time to process, so not all the tributes, covers and other honors dedicated to the late musician poured in immediately following his death on November 7th.

Keith Urban posted a short video on Facebook today (November 15th), showing him closing out one of his tour shows by performing a snippet of Cohen's famous (and well covered) song "Hallelujah."

At just over one minute long, Urban played one verse as well as the chorus accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and the crowd singing along. At the end, he thanked everybody and wished them a good night.

On Facebook, to accompany the video, Urban wrote, "RIP Leonard. And thank you for being a vessel of glory on high. – KU." Check it out here.

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Michelle Williams To Play Janis Joplin In Biopic

(Radio.com) Michelle Williams has portrayed iconic actress Marilyn Monroe and now she'll be channeling another legend, but this time from the music industry. Williams has been confirmed to portray Janis Joplin for the upcoming biopic about the young rocker.

Speaking with E! News, Williams explained how the nerves have already set in. "I figure there's one good day in the life of an actor, which is when you get the job," she explained. "Before you get the job, you're like, 'Come on! I'm begging. I'm dying for this. I gotta have it! Please, I'll do anything. I promise…Take me! Take me!'"

But with every exciting possibility exists the flip side of reality: Can you do the job? Williams continued, "You get the job and you're like, 'I got it! I'm so excited! I can't believe I have this opportunity. I can't believe I'm going to get to do this.' And then you start worrying the next day. I'm in the worrying-the-next-day phase." Read more here.

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Q-Tip Shows Off His 9,000 Piece Record Collection In New Video

(Radio.com) With all the hype surrounding the release of A Tribe Called Quest's new album We got it from Here and Thank You 4 Your Service, CBS This Morning's Gale King headed down to Q-Tip's home studio for a tour of his rather extensive record collection.

Inside his New Jersey home, the group's founding member boasts over 9,000 vinyl records, all meticulously categorized. From African to Latin, Hip-Hop and Jazz to Disco, Q-Tip has almost every genre covered including rock and a handful of country.

The two stop for a moment to pull out some Beatles rarities before King asks him to DJ one of her parties. The two then change rooms for a tour of his studio, which boasts a mixing console used during the recording of The Ramones first two albums as well as Blondie's self-titled debut album. Watch the video here.

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Will Ferrell To Write Kanye West Biopic?

(Radio.com) There's likely little truth to the circulating rumor that Kanye West is in talks with Will Ferrell and his comedy partner Adam McKay to help tell his story on the big screen, but of all the gossip making the rounds these days, we wish this was true.

Speaking with The Daily Star, a source close to West said the hip-hop turned fashion mogul wants to make sure his life story is told comedically, which is why he approached Ferrell and McKay.

Together, they're responsible for Anchorman, Step Brothers and more. "He has been thinking about this for a long, long time and he has been trading ideas with Will," the source said. "Rather than take himself too seriously, he feels it has to be a comedy and not a preachy film" (via NME). Read more here.

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Young Thug Releases 'Webbie' Video

(Radio.com) Young Thug has released a new video for "Webbie" featuring Duke late yesterday (November 14th). The song appears on the third mixtape he released in 2016, Jeffrey.

In the video, Thugger is all about stacks of cash, big blunts and beautiful women, so, in another words, just another rap video. But, of course, Young Thug puts his fashionable mark on every shot.

Even while he hangs around shirtless in the studio, Young Thug shows off his fashion forward mindset in other scenes. He dons a slick black, fur-lined jacket in another shot, and, for the video's third scene, dresses in all white with a woman dressed in black lingerie for contrast.

It's certainly more low key than viewers have seen from Thug in previous videos, but it still shows him on another sartorial level. Watch the video here.

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Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney Lead Stagecoach Lineup

(Radio.com) Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney will all headline the Stagecoach Festival in April 2017. Each of the country superstars will perform on one night of the three-day event.

Held April 28 through April 30 in Indio, California, Stagecoach Festival also features a host of names both rising and established. Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and Family, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr and more are all slated to perform.

The full line-up can be found on the poster, which Stagecoach tweeted out today (November 14th). Passes go on sale this Friday, November 18th at 11:00am PST. See the poster here.

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Pepper And Less Than Jake Announce Co-Headlining Tour

(Radio.com) Pepper and Less Than Jake have announced that they will be teaming up for run of co-headlining tour dates for 2017. The trek kicks off on January 20th in Dallas, TX.

"Less Than Jake is the gasoline to our burning blaze of fun!!! We are so filled with gratitude to be attacking the U.S. with some of the best humans to ever grace the bunks of a tour bus!!!" said Pepper's Yesod Williams in a prepared statement.

"Touring with Pepper means only one thing, having a great time. Guaranteed. Both bands bring a summertime energy that will help get through the winter," chimed in Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello. See the dates here.

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Adele Goes Old School For Australian Tour Announcement

(Radio.com) Letters may be more old fashioned than tweets, but they are certainly more personal. And even though she was confined to social media, Adele went with a personal touch Monday (November 14th) by tweeting a handwritten letter announcing her upcoming Australian tour.

"G'Day, it's me," she wrote, playing with the opening line of her hit single, "Hello." She continued, "I was wondering if after 10 years in the game you'd finally like to meet me in: Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide?" She added that she'd be performing in the round, outdoors and in stadiums in an effort to get to see as many fans as possible. "I can't wait," she concluded with her signature and a big heart.

The announcement follows a mysterious TV ad that appeared across the country on Sunday (November 13th). According to Sky News Australia, the singer teased fans with a brief commercial that showed only her eyes while her song "Hello" played in the background. Read more here.

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Radiohead Artist Paint Cover for 'A Moon Shaped Pool' In Online Video

(Radio.com) Stanley Donwood is well known for his collaboration with Radiohead. For years, he has been the man behind the band's album, single and poster artwork as well as Thom Yorke's solo work and his Atoms For Peace side project.

Now, fans can get an up-close look at Donwood painting the artwork for the band's latest release A Moon Shaped Pool. In a short video clip uploaded to YouTube, Donwood can be seen painting the image for the album on an easel at his home in Southern France as he listens to the band's music.

A glimpse into his apartment shows several already finished masterpieces resting upon the side walls. Watch Donwood's artistic process unfold in the online video here.

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Fleet Foxes 'Alllllmost done' With New Album

(Radio.com) New music is on the way for Fleet Foxes. The band recently shared a 1962 photo of the eruption of the Mount Tokachi volcano on the island of Hokkaido, Japan on their Facebook account.

When a fan asked if was a sign that a new album was on the way, the band replied, 'Alllllmost done." In addition, it looks like Fleet Foxes might be setting up shows to promote the release.

On Monday (Nov. 14) a radio station leaked the news that the band will be playing at the Bilbao BBK Live 2017. Currently, Depeche Mode and Fleet Foxes are the only two acts announced to play the festival.

Frontman Robin Pecknold confirmed the news on Instagram when a fan posted about the gig. Read more here.

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Drake, Diddy, Iggy Azalea Take Part in Mannequin Challenge

(Radio.com) French Montana and his crew boarded a yacht to celebrate his 32nd birthday over the weekend, and the star-studded party did what anyone would do in November 2016: a group #MannequinChallenge!

Drake, Diddy and Iggy Azalea appear in the video which Montana posted to his Instagram account. Per custom, Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" plays while the crowded room pauses:

Iggy glancing sideways, Diddy and Drake chatting in a corner. One guest is frozen in selfie position while another keeps his joint lit throughout. Watch French Montana's birthday-themed #MannequinChallenge here.

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People's Choice Awards Announces 2017 Nominees

(Radio.com) The People's Choice Awards announced their 2017 nominees today (November 15th). The People's Choice Awards 2017 will be broadcast live on January 18th on CBS.

Out of 64 categories in total, several are dedicated to music, including: Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Group and Favorite Breakout Artist.

Blake Shelton, Drake, Justin Timberlake, and Shawn Mendes are all nominated for Favorite Male Artist, while this year's nominees for Favorite Female Artist include Adele, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Rihanna.

Favorite Group nominees feature two duos, two bands and a girl group with The Chainsmokers"¨, Coldplay, Fifth Harmony, Panic! at the Disco and Twenty One Pilots all earning nods. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Aaron Paul's Electric Erotic

Former Worlds Apart frontman Aaron Paul is releasing his new album "Electric Erotic" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us the story behind the title track. Here is the story:

I came up with the song title "Electric Erotic" about two years ago after I just completed recording my first solo album 'RAW'. I was literally burnt out of the writing and recording process. One of the producers I was wrapping up the project with asked "What do you want to call your next album?" I replied "OMG, I don't even want to think about that right now. Let me get over this one for now." I paused for a second and quickly blurted out "Electric Erotic" because I was considered a pop/dance recording artist. Dance music is an electronic music, and just to add a little spice to the mix, I threw on the erotic - meaning sexy dance music. And it struck a chord. That was a brilliant name for a song. And the name of an album.

So fast forward two years later - I remembered I had this great title for the next project, but I still had to create a lead song with lyrics and melody for "Electric Erotic"! Many producers were also submitting various tracks for me to write, but none of them screamed "Electric Erotic" to me.

One night I was chatting online to remixer friend of mine. He just had finished a new remix that included Madonna's old song called "Erotica" and he asked me to take a listen. Instantly, as his remix track played, I heard my "Electric Erotic" idea. His track was perfect. It had all the electronic sounds, commercial appeal and def screamed "Electric Erotic"! I asked what was his intentions with the track. He said nothing really he was just tinkering around to a stock music track that he had found online and decided to remix Madonna's "Erotica" vocals on it. I said, "OMG, I just have to have this track for this idea I have." I begged him to tell me where he found the track, or let me have it, and he said it was available online to anybody. Anyway it turns out that I could not use that particular track for legal reasons. But I insisted that he send the complete MP3 track, so at least I could write my own idea to it and then give it to one of my producers to build around another music track around my lyric and melody.

I wanted the lyric to be very in your face and kinda playful, sexy, but clever and straight to the point without being vulgar. I wanted the lyrics to describe two people who have desire and uncontrollable, intense feelings for each other - hence the use of the words.. 'Electricity, Current, Explode, Voltage'. So I knew each verse section had to describe just that.

For the chorus section and the main hook of the song, I wanted the vocal to be big and blown out. A full power vocal. But also to add that playful youthful naughtiness and innocence. So what better than to say "We're like two kids in a candy store". That lyric would perfectly describe the intensity of "Electric Erotic". They just can't get enough of each other. They just have to keep doing it again - in the morning, and again the afternoon! This love just keeps growing.

Once I had all the elements I needed to bring "Electric Erotic" to life, I was satisfied that I had found my perfect "Electric Erotic" song and album title.

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

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