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Page Too Report for 11/29/2016

Ed Sheeran's Face Gashed By Princess?

(Radio.com) Photos are circulating of British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran with a cut on his face. And there are reports that the gash was accidentally inflicted by Princess Beatrice, the second female in line to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.

According to London tabloid, The Sun, the two were hanging out with James Blunt at a party at the Royal Lodge in Windsor earlier this month when Blunt asked Beatrice to "knight" him. The Princess allegedly picked up a ceremonial sword and accidentally slashed Sheeran who was standing behind her.

Following the accident, Sheeran reportedly received stitches. The singer's reps have not confirmed or denied the reports and Sheeran is currently taking a break from social media.

But those Twitter photos confirm something happened to Sheeran's cheek and it doesn't look like a shaving accident. Check out the photos here.

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Lil Wayne Announces New Album 'Funeral'

(Radio.com) There's still no word on when (or if) Cash Money Records will ever release Lil Wayne's long anticipated Tha Carter V, but the rapper did share that he's got another new album coming very soon.

While stopping by The Nine Club podcast, he shared that his new project Funeral was on its way, although he didn't have a release date yet. Besides announcing that new project, Lil Wayne promised there's lots more to come in 2017.

"I have a whole bunch of good news coming soon. If you are a Wayne fan–I know we've been going through a lot of tough times right now–but if you a Wayne fan we're about to hold our heads high," he said. Read more and check out the full interview here.

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Stranger Things Star Does Own Version Of Carpool Karaoke

(Radio.com) Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown (she plays Eleven in the hit series) celebrated Black Friday with her very own version of Carpool Karaoke in a new online video clip.

Things can get a little hectic on Black Friday, especially for those in charge of distributing caffeine, which is why Millie's musical Starbucks drive-thru order probably came at the perfect time.

The 12-year-old's Adele-inspired performance couldn't have been more opposite of her nearly-mute character, Eleven. Watch as Millie says 'hello from the upside down," and belts out her venti latte and caramel frappuccino order to the tune of 'Hello." See the clip here.

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Kacey Musgraves Announce Television Appearances

Kacey Musgraves will be making a number of television appearances in the next two weeks to promote her new holiday album "A Very Kacey Christmas".

The country star will be performing on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday (Nov. 30), NBC's The Tonight Show on December 1st and Late Night on Dec. 7th and finally CBS' The Talk on December 5th.

A Very Kacey Christmas features special guest appearances from Leon Bridges, Willie Nelson as well as The Quebe Sisters. Read more here.

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Niall Horan Says That One Direction Will Return

(Radio.com) Niall Horan may not have finished recording his first solo album, but even though he's focused on that project for the moment, he knows that his days with One Direction aren't over just yet.

Speaking with Sunday People during a red carpet event in Los Angeles, Horan said of the boy band, "We will back. We would be silly not to' ridiculous."

He wouldn't give specifics about when fans can look forward to new music from One Direction, though. The boys are all staying busy with their separate projects, and it sounds like that could last a while.

"At the moment we are all doing our own thing," he said. "Harry [Styles] wanted to do his movie and everyone is just chilling." Besides Styles' growing interest in acting, he also signed a deal with Columbia Records to make a solo album. Read more here.

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Hans Zimmer Revealed U.S. Dates Announced

Hans Zimmer has announced that he will be bringing his new concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Revealed" to U.S. fans in select cities on the west coast next spring.

Zimmer has announced three U.S. dates including the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on April 14, The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on April 19 and The Park Theater in Las Vegas on April 21.

We were sent these details and comments: The concerts will be in two parts: the first being some of Zimmer's classic movie scores including Gladiator, The Lion King and Pirates Of The Caribbean, and the second featuring re-imagined versions of some classic scores such as The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception with special guests from the rock and pop world. Read more here.

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Melissa Manchester Releases New Chanukah Song and Video

Melissa Manchester has released a music video for her brand new Chanukah single "Let There Be More Light," which hit major digital music retailers on Monday.

Manchester had the following to say about the new song, "The overall theme of 'Let There Be More Light' is that everyone can be a source of light - that is, a person of reason, compassion and understanding who makes a choice to do a good deed, a 'mitzvah,' every day, not just at holiday time.

"Everyone knows 'Feliz Navidad' by Jose Feliciano. It's wonderfully simple, hummable and delightfully repetitive. I wanted to write a song as simple as that to celebrate Chanukah."

The new video was directly by Paul Gervasi (Cherri Future) and features the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale, the students of Wise School and members of the ULV A Cappella Barbershop Club, the Citrus Singers and the Blue Note Orchestra. Watch it here.

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Dave Matthews Debuts New Song 'Billijo' Live

(Radio.com) Dave Matthews headlined a benefit concert on Sunday in Washington, D.C. During his set, Matthews, accompanied by longtime collaborator and friend Tim Reynolds, performed several of his hits but he also used the occasion to play two new songs.

Matthews performed "Samurai Cop," which the Dave Matthews Band have been performing live while touring this year, along with a brand new song called "Billijo."

Before beginning the quiet song, Matthews shared his experience visiting Standing Rock. "The whole experience at the camp exploded my brain and I don't know what to do about it," he said.

"A cold wind blows over North Dakota/ Billijo says 'This is my fire/ Come warm yourself by my fire,'" Matthews sings in the quiet opening, which earns cheers and applause from the reverent crowd. An audience member captured the song's debut, watch it here.

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Kendrick Lamar Set For 'Memorable Experience' At Festival

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar and American Express have a partnership that keeps on giving: Last week, Lamar joined Shaquille O'Neal to promote Small Business Saturday.

And now it's been announced that Kendrick will perform during Miami's annual Art Basel festival. The rapper will perform with visual artist Shantell Martin for a "memorable experience" at the contemporary art Mecca.

According to Billboard, Martin will sketch an image while Lamar performs a handful of songs for the crowd. Under the banner of AmEx's "Music Meets Art" campaign. Read more here.

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Kanye West's Childhood Home To Become Place For Aspiring Musicians

(Radio.com) Kanye West's childhood home in Chicago will become a spot of nurturing musicians thanks to Chicago rapper Rhymefest, who recently purchased the home.

According to an Instagram post by Rhymefest, who co-wrote West's "Jesus Walks," the songwriter intends to turn the home into a "community arts incubator," where local musicians can record their music and host concerts.

"I'm excited to announce the purchase of Kanye's childhood home as a community Arts incubator," Rhymefest captions on Instagram with a photo of the home. "It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses.

"A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museum. We want to show bright spots in communities that've been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated. Please click the link in my bio & Donate to Donda's House, support our efforts to support our youth." Read more here.

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deadmau5 Releases Online Preview Of His New Album

(Radio.com) deadmau5 is set to release his eighth studio album on Friday (Dec. 2) but fans can get an early listen thanks to a mini-mix preview stream. The five-and-a-half minute synth-heavy teaser for W:/2016ALBUM/ is sure to satisfy most EDM fans.

However, when deadmau5 revealed the release date of the album last month, one fan responded on Twitter that he hopes the tracks are "more relaxed instead of getting seizures from light shows." And judging from deadmau5's response, it looks like the follow-up album to W:/2016ALBUM/ will make the tweeter happy.

"I'm actually considering writing a new album this next 2 months off of just that… I think I already have a title in mind," deadmau5 responded. Listen to the preview here.

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Gucci Mane Releases Christmas Song 'St. Brick Intro'

(Radio.com) As the holidays roll around, Gucci Mane has a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate the spirit of the season, Mane has released "St. Brick Intro," a Christmas song that casts him as a drug-dealing, ATL-running Santa Claus.

"Middle of the winter I pull up in a vert/ It's the middle of December she pulled up in a skirt," he raps. "Santa Claus of the hood I pull up with the work/ They call me East Atlanta Santa run up on me get murked/ I'm just trappin' through the snow/ Sellin' nine half a bricks in four ways."

It's a kind of origin story for the "East Atlanta Santa" Gucci rapped about in 2014, and references the success of Free Bricks 2, his 2016 project with Future. Listen to "St. Brick Intro" here.

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RaeLynn Reveals Inspiration For 'Love Triangle'

(Radio.com) RaeLynn will release her highly anticipated new album, Wild Horse, this Friday (December 2) and one track from the album that has already been connecting is "Love Triangle."

The heartbreaking song is based on RaeLynn's own experience of dealing with her parents' divorce. She was three years old at the time when they split up. "I grew up being that kid who was relaying information back and forth, walking on eggshells, knowing that when I'm with my dad I can't talk with my mom because it would trigger things.

"As I got older, I realized that I shouldn't have had to worry about that when I was 6 years old. I should have been playing with Barbies and having a good time. Instead, I was waiting with my little white suitcase that had Minnie Mouse on the front for my dad to come and pick me up."¯

Ironically, the drama between her parents almost prevented the song from being written. Read more here.

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Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Share Thanksgiving Photos

(Radio.com) DNCE frontman Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner spent some time together over Thanksgiving weekend at a friend's wedding in Malibu on November 26.

The couple posed for some pictures alongside Joe's brother and former bandmate Nick. Later in the evening, the brothers mugged it up for the camera, cigars in hand.

During a visit to LIVE! With Kelly on November 23, Jonas shared his holiday plans with the host. "Tomorrow everybody flies in together,"¯ he said. 'We're going to pick our parents up and go skiing in Mammoth." Later, Turner posted a photo of herself and her friend also in Mammoth skiing. See the photos here.

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Taylor Swift Does The MannequinChallenge

(Radio.com) Country turned pop star Taylor Swift used Thanksgiving as a way to put her stamp on the "Mannequin Challenge" trend and of course she had a little help from her friends.

In between cooking, singing Disney songs and playing football on the beach near her home in Rhode Island, Swift and her guests took a moment to participate in the national trend involving Rae Sremmurd's single "Black Beatles."

Swift enlisted models Martha Hunt and Lily Donaldson, her brother Austin, Broadway performer Todrick, as well as Leah McCarthy and Dr. Jari. Each one held their model-like pose until the camera pulled back to gather them all in the frame. Then they all broke their stances and started busting a move. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Starbass

Starbass, a.k.a. DJ / producer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer Steven Comeau, recently released his new album "Distant Signals" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track "Closer". Here is the story:

New years 2015 visiting Canada. I had been raging for three days with my Toronto Burning Man crew. A woman I hadn't seen in three years showed up on the last morning for our daily morning ritual of high test Mimosas. We had dated years ago and overall the relationship was a tumultuous flame out of drama and misery for both of us. I guess because I was so exhausted from no sleep for three days my defenses were down. Because of this we reconnected. We retired to the room where I was staying to sleep. I couldn't sleep due the side effects of the parting. I remember watching her sleep though, how peaceful and beautiful she was. They lyrics of this song came into my head and I wrote them down.

I had been working on the basic sketches of the album for a few months prior. I returned to my home in Utah. I live in a 240 sq. foot tiny house modeled after a Victorian train car on a remote ranch. I then proceeded to hole up for 60 days straight and wrote the bulk of the album. It was the depths of winter and the area was mostly inaccessible. It was a wonderful experience.

I played versions of the track at different festivals and clubs while I was mixing. It sort of divided people. Some loved the vocals, some hated them. There was very little in between. In the end I included it on the album despite the polar reactions because when I hear it, I remember that morning in a flat a world away where I shared a very special moment with a very special person.

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

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