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Page Too Report for 10/03/2016

Anthrax's Scott Ian Left Ugly Impression On Fellow Guitarist

(Classic Rock) Fozzy and Stuck Mojo guitarist Rich Ward says Anthrax counterpart Scott Ian has behaved like a "total dick" to him twice - and it's taught him not to do the same to his own fans.

He describes the experiences as "ugly" because he's such a fan of Anthrax. But he refuses to make a permanent Judgement on Ian's character. Meanwhile, Ian has been named as the host of an upcoming radio show entitled Never Meet Your Heroes.

Ward says in a recent episode of Behind The Barricade: "The first time I met Scott Ian he was a total dick to me. And the second time I met Scott Ian he was a total dick to me.

"It was rough, because I'm a big fan. Even though I was making records and I already had success of my own, I was still a little kid in his presence, because Among The Living was a big record for me."

He adds: "I just remember, 'Don't be a dick to people, Rich, because you remember how it felt when he was to you. When you see something ugly in somebody else, just remember how ugly that looked." Read more here.

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When Ozzy Accidentally Texted Robert Plant

(Classic Rock) Jack Osbourne has revealed how his dad Ozzy once accidentally sent Robert Plant a text about a missing cat. Discussing the Black Sabbath frontman's lack of technical know-how when it comes to mobile phones, Jack tells the Conan show that Ozzy panicked when he couldn't find his pet cat and ended up texting the Led Zeppelin hero by mistake.

Ozzy started the discussion with: "I try, but I end up sending the wrong message to the wrong person. I can't work a bloody digital watch, never mind a phone."

Jack further explains: "He once sent Robert Plant a text message like, 'I can't find the cat.'" Ozzy says Plant replied with an obviously confused message of his own.

"He sent one back going,' You can't find the cat...?'" Read more and watch the Conan appearance clips here.

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Fifth Harmony's Ally Brooke Attacked On Stage

(Radio.com) Ally Brooke has been having a rough week, to say the least. When Fifth Harmony performed in Mexico last week (September 29), a fan rushed the stage and tried to embrace her before a security guard caught him and dragged him off stage.

Fifth Harmony was performing in Auditorio Banamex when a young man wearing a bright blue shirt rushed at Brooke and started to hug her. A security guard pulled the fan off Brooke, but he wouldn't let go right away and pulled her hair as he was dragged away. Because he clung so tightly to her, she lost her balance when the guard finally yanked him off and fell to the stage.

Brooke didn't let the moment stop her. If anything, she went right back into performing, introducing the group's awesome guitarist who let loose a solo.

But considering that this marks the second–that's right, second–attack from a fan last week, it's got to be a scary thing. Read more here.

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OneRepublic Release Peter Gabriel Collaboration 'A.I.'

(Radio.com) OneRepublic's long touted collaboration with Peter Gabriel is finally here. "A.I." continues the band's evolution into more electronic sounds, darkening the two bright pop numbers, "Wherever I Go" and "Kids," they've already released.

The five minute song is an experiment in pop and electronic music, moving far past the traditional three-minute mark. "Remember when we met?/ We fell in love on a Sunday/ Yeah, I'll never forget/ The way that you spelled my name/ It took me a year/ To find a new attraction/ My hope and my fear is human interaction," lead singer Ryan Tedder sings in the opening verse, before he segues into a chorus about craving automatic and artificial love.

Gabriel's verse marks the second, and drips with emotion and longing and alienation all at the same time. The lyrics switch slightly from what Tedder sang, but keep the structure overall. "Remember when we met?/ I got obsessed on a Monday," he sings. Read more here.

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Meek Mill Freestyle Disses Drake, The Game and Beanie Sigel

(Radio.com) Meek Mill has unleashed a new freestyle in the latest round of his feud with The Game and Beanie Sigel. He even gets a dig in at Drake. The Philadelphia MC stopped by a NYC radio station and let his voice be heard over nearly eight minutes.

Mill claims that other rappers are jealous of his relationship with girlfriend Nicki Minaj. He used the verse to take a clear shot at Drake. "All this Cash Money got me stunting like I'm Baby / Posted up with Nicky, that's when it get tricky / N—– in they feelings, that's when it get Drizzy."

Though he doesn't mention Game or Sigel by name there seem to be lines aimed directly at them. Meek lashes out at Game and his use of social media to continue the beef. "N—– do not know me so how could they oppose me?/Kill 'em with success, they gon' kill me with emojis/Kill me with a meme, you p—– never could expose me," Mill offered. "Did I f— his b—-/Maybe it was the 'Gram, hurting these n—– hearts/I really can't understand." Read more here.

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Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane Release 'Oh Lord'

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane have teamed up for a new track, 'Oh Lord," which will appear on the soundtrack for Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker's upcoming film about Nat Turner's slave rebellion.

In the emotional song, Gucci Mane pleads for God to hear his prayer: 'Dear Lord, oh lord, please hear my prayer/ No, you ain't take me this far to leave me here."

At one point, an auto-tuned Wayne references the rapper's long-running feud with Cash Money and Birdman. "I had to leave the family/ I had to cut off CMB /I'm an amputee." Read more and listen to the track here.

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Capital Cities Release First New Song In Two Years 'Vowels'

(Radio.com) It's been two years since indie pop duo Capital Cities released new music, but they returned on Friday (September 30) with the release of a new single called "Vowels."

The relaxed pop song has a hint of electronic funk about it with synth-tinged brass punctuating the meter. "There's a freight train of emotion stuck in my lung/ I need to get it out, get it out before it's all gone/ So I'll just speak in vowels from now on," they sing on the opening verse. Capital Cities mean what they promise, getting literal on the chorus by invoking vowels like "A," "O" and "E."

Sebu Simonian said of the song, "When you can't express yourself with words, sometimes you just want to scream to get it all out. You need vowels to do that!"

There's no word about a follow-up to their 2013 album In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, but with a new single and a brief headlining tour in the works chances are good fans will get a new project soon. Check out the dates for their fall tour and listen to "Vowels" here.

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Bastille Release Hellish 'Send Them Off!' Video

(Radio.com) Bastille released the new video for "Send Them Off!" on Friday (September 30). In it, a young man explores a series of strange scenes, each one slightly more horrifying than the last.

Bastille loosely based "Send Them Off!" on Dante's Divine Comedy, which finds the author traveling through hell, purgatory and eventually paradise, but in the video the man at the heart of the action never seems to make it to that last place. Unless a rooftop counts as paradise. After what he experiences, it very well could.

The band itself seems to be stuck in purgatory, waiting in an abandoned old church and crossing path with the video's main character before he ventures even farther into different circles of hell. He comes across a darkened room where everyone sits wearing blindfolds, and races through that creepy setting only to enter a room on fire while couples kiss amid the flames.

Speaking with Radio.com about the song, Dan Smith said, "'Send Them Off!' I guess is a kind of, it's a song of irrational relationship jealousy told very dramatically by the language of Desdemona in Othello, which is such a famous, classic jealousy narrative, but using some of the imagery from The Exorcist." Given the horror movie that structured the song's lyrics, it makes sense that the band turned to a similar theme when making its music video. Check out the video here.

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Extreme Release Live 'Money' Video

(hennemusic) Extreme have released a video of their performance of "Money (In God We Trust)", as the latest preview to their forthcoming set, "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown."

Due October 14, the package captures the group performing their breakthrough 1991 album, "Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale)", in its entirety last year in Las Vegas on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

The Boston band's second album peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 2 million copies based on the success of the No. 1 single, "More Than Words", and Top 5 follow-up "Hole Hearted."

Directed by Brian Lockwood, the "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown" package includes a Blu-ray, DVD and audio CD of the complete concert that was filmed on May 30, 2015 as part of an event headlined by Twisted Sister.

"It was a great thrill to perform Pornograffitti in its entirety," says singer Gary Cherone. "Some of these songs were never played live before so we had to go back and relearn them for the tour. The album was a watershed moment in the bands career…it's when we came in to our own and it will always be special." Watch the video here.

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Shawn Mendes Talks Possible Niall Horan Collaboration

(Radio.com) Shawn Mendes didn't just tease James Corden about his out of date music tastes when he appeared on The Late, Late Show last Wednesday evening (September 28), he also opened up about one day collaborating with One Direction's Niall Horan.

Corden started the conversation by saying he'd heard a rumor they were working on a duet together. Mendes clarified that there's nothing yet, but he very much hopes to work with the One Direction-er turned solo artist in the future. "He's awesome," Mendes said.

"I've been talking to him for a long time, but it's annoying because I'll in London, I'll be like 'Niall, I'm here,' and he'll be like 'Just landed in L.A.' and vice versa. So, yeah, when we get a second, I want to write with him a bunch, for sure." Read more here.

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Drake Joined By Dr. Dre At Los Angeles Show

(Radio.com) Drake and Future's recent Summer Sixteen stop in Los Angeles featured a huge cast of guest performers, including Ice Cube, French Montana and Big Sean.

But the heaviest hitting guest appearance of all came from Dr. Dre, who Drake introduced as a mentor and inspiration through his decade in the rap game. '

This man right here was the first person to ever give me a paycheck to make music," said Drake. Dre contributed to a sing-along on "The Next Episode." Watch the guest performances here.

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Andre 3000 Guests On Divine Council's 'Decemba' Remix

(Radio.com) While fans continue to wait for Andre 3000 to release new music with Outkast, they can take solace in knowing the American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor is remaining active.

Most recently Andre 3000 contributed to a remix of Divine Council's 'Decemba," reports Pitchfork. The crew consists of Richmond-based rappers $ilk Money, Cyrax Bathbwoy, Lord Linco and Chicago-based rapper/producer ICYTW*T. Their first EP, Council World came out July 29. Andre 3000 is credited on the "Decemba" remix as Andre Benjamin.

He also appeared on Frank Ocean's 'Solo (Reprise)" from Blonde, as well as 'the ends" from Travis Scott's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. In addition, Andre is slated to perform on Kid Cudi's upcoming album, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'. Check out "Decemba" here.

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Zac Brown Talks New Project Sir Rosevelt

(Radio.com) Zac Brown promises that Zac Brown Band's next album will be a return to the roots sound they incorporated into 2008's The Foundation, but in the meantime he's exploring other directions as one third of Sir Rosevelt, a side project involving Niko Moon and Ben Simonetti that brings a greater dance feel to southern pop.

Speaking with Billboard about Sir Rosevelt, Brown opened up his new project. "It's fun, we get to explore all the other influences that we like and I think it's just got a lot more international appeal," he said. "It's not shoved in a bucket like country music is."

A range of EDM artists and DJs influenced Brown. He mentioned listening to Jack U, Diplo, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, DJ Snake and Avicii before he began working on the tracks that he, Moon and Simonetti would release under Sir Rosevelt.

And he has big plans for bringing Sir Rosevelt to the masses. Brown hopes to bring the project to stages at Coachella and Bonnaroo. Perhaps there's even the possibility of sharing the bill with Zac Brown Band, which isn't going anywhere. In fact, he plans on releasing that new album before Sir Rosevelt will release anything official like an album. For now, it will just singles. Read more here.

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Solange's New Album 'A Seat at the Table' Streaming Online

(Radio.com) With practically no pre-album hype, Solange released her third studio album, A Seat at the Table, at midnight Friday morning (Sept. 30), reports Billboard.

The 21-track project features guest appearances from former band mate (during a stint with Destiny's Child) Kelly Rowland, as well as Lil Wayne, Kelela, Q-Tip, The-Dream and Dev Hynes.

Solange also released a digital book with lyrics and photos on her website.A Seat at the Table is the follow-up to the 2012 EP True. You can listen to the album here.

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A Look Back At Prince's 'Diamonds and Pearls' 25 Years Later

(Radio.com) Twenty five years ago this weekend (October 1), Prince released Diamonds and Pearls, his first album with his longtime backing band, the New Power Generation. The album, which spawned a number of hit singles, went double platinum and saw him incorporating hip-hop elements into his music.

"23 positions in a one-night stand." Any notions that Prince had lost his early '80s edge with the decidedly more spiritual and less carnal emphasis found on albums like Lovesexy and Graffiti Bridge were smashed with the release of the single 'Gett Off" in the sweltering heat of the summer of 1991.

Rumbling over a bottom-heavy New Jack Swing beat and eerie flute melody, this was the Prince that had both thrilled and scandalized listeners with songs like 'Head" and 'Darling Nikki." He hammered home that point with a legendary performance of the song on the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards [watch the semi-NSFW performance here]. Clad in his notorious a—less lace pants amidst a stage populated by writhing half-naked dancers, it was part musical performance, part stage version of Caligula. But Prince's 'Gett Off" stole the show from the first flash of his bare butt. It was not exactly a "comeback," since he never stopped clocking Top 10 hits in the years after Purple Rain, but 'Gett Off" let it be known in no uncertain terms that Prince was still remarkably relevant. And that he could still get racy. But like the best Prince albums, Diamonds and Pearls had lots of shades and styles. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Monico Blonde's Breathe

South Wales indie-pop group Monico Blonde tell us about their new single "Breathe" which was produced by Gethin Pearson (The Enemy, Radio On and JAWS). Here is the story:

'Breathe' was the first song we wrote together as a band. It was the starting point for our sound - we took a long time making sure everything in there had a purpose. Different effects were tried, the order of the song was changed around - then we brought in producer Gethin Pearson and we tried even more stuff.

Gethin had just finished working with JAWS and The Enemy. It was great - he gets so enthusiastic when recording that it just raises everyone's game. You know the song's cooking when he gets up and starts dancing. That's what we aim for - if Gethin's not dancing yet, something's not right.

When recording the song, we listened to a load of different records to influence the sound of the production; LCD Soundsystem for the percussion; Ratatat for the brash, synthetic guitars; Kanye West for the drums. We wanted it sound like nothing else.

With 'Breathe', we were discovering our sound. We took the time and we got there. We've been back in the studio with Gethin again the past couple of weeks and think we're onto something really special. This is just the start...

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

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