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Page Too Report for 11/28/2016


Metallica Share Behind The Scenes Video Of House Of Vans Show

(Classic Rock) Metallica have released a video showing behind the scenes footage from their show at London's House Of Vans. They played at the intimate venue beneath the city's Waterloo Station on November 18 to just 600 fans to launch their highly anticipated 10th studio album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo played a two-hour, 15-song set on the night which included classic track The Four Horsemen from the band's 1983 debut album Kill 'Em All.

The show also marked Hammett's 54th birthday, with the Metallica guitarist plastered with foam pies during Seek And Destroy - a moment that was also captured in the clip.

Hardwired… To Self-Destruct has topped charts in dozens of countries across the world, with drummer Ulrich saying that he's only listened to the record a handful of times - but enjoyed it most when he heard it while out driving with his wife a few weeks ago.

Ulrich said: "We got three-quarters of the way into the record. We went to a place, had a couple beverages, then we drove back and listened to the last two or three songs. It was like, 'This is pretty good.'

"Every time I listen I'm like, 'This is pretty f***ing good, actually.' I'm feeling, as I'm starting to get a little distance, that this record may be better than I was aware of." Watch the video here.

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GNR Ex Bumblefoot Wants To Work With Predecessor Buckethead

(Classic Rock) Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal can be seen in a new video interrupting an interview to send a personal message to his predecessor Buckethead.

Buckethead was a member of Axl Rose's outfit from 2000 to 2004, and he was replaced two years later by Bumblefoot, who remained until 2014 - although he avoided confirming his departure for some time afterwards.

And although the pair never worked together in their Guns N' Roses years, they'd discussed the possibility earlier in their careers. Towards the end of an interview with Nova Radio Newcastle, filmed by EzeazPi, Bumblefoot is told the camera operator is a Buckethead fan.

He says: "You don't have to choose - you can have us both. Tell you what, he'll play guitar, I'll sing, then I'll harmonise and we'll sort it out. We'll make something special together.

"I'll give a shout to Mr Buckethead. Hello! We met long ago, before you joined Guns, before I joined Guns. We were going to make some music together in the late 90s. Never happened.

"But if you ever want to do it, find me. I would love to work with you. While we can - seriously, life is short. Right now, on the other side of the camera, they're going, 'Yes! Yes!' But I would love to. Bucket, you're a phenomenal musician and someday, if you want to make music together, I'd love to find a way to pull that off." Watch the video here.

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Headphones Can Be Hacked To Spy On Users

(TeamRock) Headphones can be hacked and used to bug conversations, studies have found. Researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University have developed a piece of malware which can hijack a computer using plugged in headphones to record audio - even when the device's microphone has been removed or disabled.

The code, named Speak(e)ar, repurposes the speakers in earbuds or headphones to use them as microphones, converting the vibrations in air into electromagnetic signals to clearly capture audio from across a room.

It also uses Realtek audio chips, a common component in many Windows and Mac computers, to re-task the computer's output channel as an input channel, even when the earphones are plugged into an output-only jack.

Their study found that a pair of Sennheiser headphones could be hacked to eavesdrop on a conversation from 20 feet away. The malware then compressed and sent the audio over the internet. Read more and watch a demo video here.

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Blake Shelton Recruits The Voice's RaeLynn For 2017 Tour

Blake Shelton will be going from mentor to touring mate to RaeLynn with the announcement that the former The Voice contestant will be supporting him on his 2017 tour.

Shelton will be kicking off the Doing It To Country Songs Tour featuring RaeLynn on February 16th in Bakersfield, CA and has announced dates that run through March 17th where the trek will hit Chicago.

RaeLynn, who will be releasing her debut album "Wildhorse" next year, had the following to say about joining Shelton on the road, "We had such a blast this fall, I'm so grateful Blake asked me to join him again this spring! Can't wait for y'all to come out!" See the announced dates here.

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T.J. Martell Foundation Founder Tony Martell Dead At 90

(Mouth to Mouth PR) Tony Martell, who founded the T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDs research in honor of his son T.J. who died after battling leukemia at the age of 19, has died.

Martell died in Madison, New Jersey at his home on Sunday, November 27, 2016. He was 90 years old. Tony Martell was a music industry senior executive from the 1960s to the 1990s working with musicians who covered a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock, soul, pop, blues and heavy metal.

His experience as an A&R Director, Record Label Vice President and Record Label Head could not eclipse his profound commitment to honoring the promise he made to his son many years ago to find a cure to help others. here.

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Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love Airs This Week

Dolly Parton has announced some media appearances on NBC leading up to the television broadcast of her new movie 'Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love' which will air on the network on November 30th.

On November 29th Dolly will have a special performance on The Voice (8pm EST/7pm CST) and the next night she will take park in the "Christmas In Rockefeller Center" special on NBC ahead of the premiere of the Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love at 9pm EST/8pm CST.

The film stars Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, and Gerald McCraney and features a special guest appearance from Parton. Read the synopsis here.

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Jason Aldean Scores No. 1 Hit, Announces New Single

Jason Aldean celebrated the milestone of earning his 18th no. 1 airplay single this week by announcing the release of his new single entitled "Any Ol' Barstool."

"I think 'Any Ol' Barstool' is probably one of the best written songs on the album," said Aldean. "The guy is just trying to convince her that he's doing fine, not drinking too much.

"It's one of things we've all been through in some way. Plus, that traditional feel is the Country music I grew up on and has always been important to me to include on our albums. I love that stuff." Read more here.

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Kelsea Ballerini and Joey Alexander To Perform New Single On TV

Kelsea Ballerini and Joey Alexander will be performing their new single "My Favorite Things" on television during the CMA Country Christmas Special.

They performed their new Christmas single at the Grand Ole Opry for the CMA Country Christmas which will be broadcast on ABC on November 28th at 8/7c.

A studio version of the song has just been released and Alexander had the following to say, "I got a good dose of that warm southern hospitality from the folks from Black River Records and the Nashville country music community, and performing with Kelsea Ballerini was amazing. I'm really proud of the work we've done and excited to share our new holiday single with the world."

Ballerini adds "Putting out 'Favorite Things' with Joey has been one of my proudest and most exciting projects and moments so far. He is so incredibly talented and, more so, so humble.

"Being in the studio and listening to him play so effortlessly over and over really challenged me to be my best. I'm so excited for people to hear this!" Find out more about the special here.

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Five Finger Death Punch Jam With Fan

(Metal Hammer) A video of Five Finger Death Punch inviting a fan to play guitar with them on stage at their Rochester Blue Arena in New York has been shared online.

The fan, named TJ, reportedly held up a sign requesting to perform Under And Over It with the band - and they granted his wish. It's not the first time Five Finger Death Punch have got the crowd involved in their antics. They recently staged their own mannequin challenge featuring 10,000 people at one of their shows.

Guitarist Jason Hook reported in August that the band are halfway through the follow-up to 2015's Got Your Six. It will be their last record with Prospect Park after their public falling out with the label, who claimed that Five Finger Death Punch were trying to cash in on singer Ivan Moody's substance abuse problems. The group strongly denied the accusations. Watch the video here.

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Kate Bush Doesn't Mind Her Music Being Misunderstood

(Prog) Kate Bush says she doesn't mind her music being misunderstood - as she'd rather listeners felt something rather than understand the meaning behind her lyrics.

She's just released a 3CD and 4LP titled Before The Dawn which was recorded during her 22-date run in London in 2014 - Bush's first full live performances since 1979.

Bush tells The Fader: "I'm really very happy if people can connect at all to anything I do. I don't really mind if people mishear lyrics or misunderstand what the story is.

"I think that's what you have to let go of when you send it out in the world. I'm sure with a lot of paintings, people don't understand what the painter originally meant, and I don't really think that matters.

"I just think if you feel something, that's really the ideal goal. If that happens, then I'm really happy."

Reflecting on her decision to play live and revisit her older material, Bush reports it was an "interesting challenge" to work with The Ninth Wave and A Sky of Honey, rather than focusing on a collection of single tracks.

She adds: "It was within such a specific context, because the setlist was very much put together for a live event. Through that process, the songs naturally evolved because I was working with a band, a lot of whom I never worked with before. I just chose tracks that I wanted to do, that really worked with the band, and to keep it really focused in a rhythmic way.

"Although the music was always kept as the lead, I didn't want the visuals to feel separate. What I had hoped was that what had been created was an integrated piece of theatre that worked with the music - that it wasn't just music that had theatrics added to it - that there was a real sense of it being something that worked as a whole." Read more here.

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Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks Special Announced

Brian Setzer and his 19-piece The Brian Setzer Orchestra will perform an exclusive invitation-only concert for SiriusXM listeners in New York City this Tuesday, November 29.

This private concert-to air on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country and Holly channels--is part of The Brian Setzer Orchestra's in-progress 13th annual "Christmas Rocks!" tour.

The private performance will feature the band performing Setzer's unique take on Holiday classics, including songs from their first studio Christmas album in 10 years, 2015's Rockin' Rudolph, (Surfdog Records) plus Setzer's well-known hits from the Stray Cats and his solo career. Setzer recently released (November 4, via Surfdog Records) the Blu-ray/CD Rockabilly Riot: Osaka Rocka! - Live In Japan.

The "Christmas Rocks" concert, taking place at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, will air Friday, December 9 at 8:00 pm ET on Outlaw Country, channel 60, and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at SiriusXM. Highlights from the concert will air on SiriusXM's Holly, channel 13. For rebroadcast times, please visit
www.siriusxm.com.

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Calum Scott Streams New Single 'Rhythm Inside'

Calum Scott's new single "Rhythm Inside," which was produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Sam Smith, Ellie Gouldin), has been released digitally by Capitol Records.

Scott had the following to say about the new track. "Rhythm Inside is my first original piece of music and the concept is about those feelings you have when you meet that special person.

"I see it as the exciting inner journey you go through- I imagine the blood rushing through your veins, your hair standing on end, and the flutters that you have in your belly. Most people have had that feeling about someone at some point in their lives and it's nice to be able to write something hopeful." Stream it here.

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Rationale Releases New Song 'Prodigal Son'

Rationale has released a new song called "Prodigal Son." The new track comes ahead of the Zimbabwe-born, London-based music star's debut album which will be released next year.

Rationale had the following to say about the deeply personal inspiration behind the new track, "Prodigal son is an autobiographical song that came around accidentally.

"It explores my relationship with my biological father at first but if I'm really honest, it also explores the relationship that a lot of my friends have with their absent fathers." Stream the song here.

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Emo Nite 2nd Anniversary Event Lineup Announced

Emo Nite organizers have announced the lineup for their forthcoming two-year anniversary celebration which will be taking place on Tuesday, December 6th at The Echo/Echoplex in Los Angeles. We were sent the following details:

Highlights of the special event will include acoustic performances from Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler of The All-American Rejects and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath/The Almost).

Jordan Pundik (New Found Glory), Craig Owens (Chiodos/BXC), Cartel, Set Your Goals, State Champs, Fil Thorpe-Evans (Neck Deep), Tyler Posey, The Rocket Summer, Brian Logan Dales (The Summer Set), My American Heart, Captain Cuts, Ham on Everything, Team Up (UK) and the Emo Nite Bawltimore Team will give fans their best DJ sets throughout the evening. Read more here.

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Charley Pride, Johnny Lee Leads Reflections Lineup In Dec

(Webster) The Heartland Network have announce the country music stars that will be the featured guests on weekly half-hour interview show "Reflections" in December.

Johnny Lee, Collin Raye, Charley Pride, Janie Fricke and Mark Chesnutt will all be appearing on "Reflections" which airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WLLC 42.4 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c

"Reflections" is hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey. Viewers can also tune in to Angel Two/DISH Network, The Family Channel or AMG TV. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Mouths of Babes

Americana duo Mouths of Babes are preparing to release their new album "Brighter In The Dark" early next year and to celebrate we asked Ingrid Elizabeth to tell us about their single "Lock & Key". Here is the story:

We travel A LOT. In fact, Ty [Greenstein] & I met on the road. Our previous bands (Girlyman and Coyote Grace) toured together for a year in 2011, and during many long van rides together, the chemistry was undeniable. It has always been such a strange and wonderful relief to know that my wife is the same kind of crazy wandering minstrel that I am, as it's really not everyone's cup of tea to wake up and fall asleep in a different zip code every night for weeks at a time.

But even though we both tend to feel even more at home on the road than we do in our own house, we are also total comfort creatures, foodies, and homebodies. When I wrote this song, we were living in Berkeley, CA taking an unprecedented chunk of time off the road (roughly one year) to rest and re-evaluate the next chapter of our lives after both of our bands had ceased touring.

During that time, we were both participating in a songwriting project called "Real Women Real Songs". The objective was to write one song per week for the entire year of 2014 (with everyone working from the same prompt each week), and then post a video of the song on YouTube. Previously, I was more of a 1-2 songs a year at best kind of writer, so it was a pretty daunting task. But since I wasn't busying myself with non-stop travel and booking tours, I welcomed the creative challenge. At that time, I was really digging the little mundane things - like tending my own vegetable garden, elaborate homemade meals, or sleeping in the same bed (OUR bed!) for more than a few nights in a row. Things that are extremely novel to someone always on the run.

This particularly week, I was struck by the positive message and interminably catchy beats of Michael Franti's music. All the songs I wrote during this challenge were done with a simple ukulele (as I am predominantly an upright bass player), so that was a natural fit. I often found myself whistling to fill in the "solo section" or to create a melodic hook. The prompt for this song was "Happy", and originally the song was called "Happy Home." But after some marination, I decided that the lovey dovey schmaltz of the song was already laid on so thick, that calling it "Happy Home" might just be over the top. "Lock & Key" seemed a better (slightly less cheesy) fit. You can actually see the original rough version here

Also, in the original version, I drop the F-bomb in the first line of the song. What can I say? I'm certainly known for my sailor mouth, on and off stage. But for the album, I made the executive decision to keep it PG-rated and replace it with "hell" instead. For the kids, for the grandparents, and mostly for the radio DJs.

Plenty of people think we're crazy for our unpredictable and whimsical lifestyle, but honestly - it totally works for us. This song speaks to the beauty of having the sense of home everywhere we go together. The familiarity among the novel, the seeming novelty of routine, and the steady love that makes it all feel like home, regardless of what zip code we happen to be in that day.

Learn more about the album right here!

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