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Page Too Report for 10/04/2016


Video From Twisted Sister's Hometown Farewell Show Goes Online

Twisted Sister delivered their hometown farewell performance at Lakewood, NJ's second annual Rock Carnival on October 1, and video from the event has surfaced online.

The group's final Tri-State area gig kicked off with "What You Don't Know (Sure Can Hurt You)", the opening track from their 1982 album debut, "Under The Blade", and the 16-song set leaned heavily on the band's first three albums, including 1984's breakthrough "Stay Hungry."

Twisted Sister will end their live career with two more shows on their 40th anniversary tour schedule: an October 22 stop in Sioux Falls, SD and a November 12 gig in Monterrey, Mexico.

"The best way I can describe it is it's the last five minutes of the Twisted Sister fireworks display," guitarist Jay Jay French explained earlier this year. "This is the end, and I know people are skeptical because all bands say they're retiring and then they don't. We never did, although (Snider) has retired many times. This is the first time I've said, 'Yeah, this is it.' It's been a long time. It's been over 9,000 shows, and it is time to call it a day." Check out the videos from the final show here.

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Toni Braxton Recovering After Hospitalization

Toni Braxton is at home recovering after she was hospitalized in a Los Angeles area hospital for four days due to complications from lupus, according to her representative.

A rep for the music star told gossip site People that "Toni is resting at home and she is fine. She was in an L.A. hospital for a few days being treated for her lupus.

The rep continued, "She has been released and starts rehearsals for her upcoming tour this week. She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times."

Nick Cannon, another music star who is battling lupus, posted his well wishes via Twitter. He tweeted "Sending love and strength to My fellow #LupusWarrior @tonibraxton The Queen is back!! We can't" He included a link to a photo taken with Braxton. See it here.

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Lady Gaga To Play Dive Bars On Mini-Tour

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga fans will get a chance to see the singer up close this month with her Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour. The three-city mini-tour will kick off October 5 at an undisclosed dive bar.

"My first performances were in dive bars in New York City and around the country, so working with Bud Light to go back to my roots to perform songs from my new album Joanne is such an exciting way to connect with my fans and share this music with them for the first time," Gaga says in a press release.

During the tour, the singer will debut new music from her forthcoming release Joanne. Fans can livestream the singer's first tour stop via Facebook Live at 10 p.m EST. Read more here.

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Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi Plan 2017 Tour

Country music star Dierks Bentley is planning ahead to early next year with the announcement that he will launching the What The Hell Tour of North American featuring support from Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

Bentley had the following to say in the announcement, "Coming off the electricity and emotion of two nights at Red Rocks last week, it felt right to just go ahead and announce plans for next year and keep this thing rolling.

"There's a song on my album called 'What The Hell Did I Say' and it seemed like an appropriate title for a tour with Cole and Pardi. I have a feeling I'll be asking myself that question the morning after many of our shows and late night hangs because you really don't know what will happen when the three of us get together.

"There has been a lot of drunk calls and texts between all of us over the last year trying to make this tour happen, and I'm excited we were able to pull it off."

Bentley has only revealed the routing for the tour with the dates and venues to be announced soon. See the cities here.

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Bastille Announce Wild, Wild World Tour

Bastille have announced that they will be hitting the road next March to launch a North American leg of their Wild, Wild World Tour that include arena and theatre concerts across the U.S. and select dates in Canada.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on March 24, 2017 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON and will be concluding on May 12th in Raleigh, NC at the Red Hat Amphitheatre.

The band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album "Wild World" and fans will be able also catch them performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday, October 12th.

They are currently embarked on their The Born To Be Wild World North American Mini Tour of intimate venues and will also be headlining the Jeep on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on October 7. See all of the dates here.

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Rolling Stones Classic Featured In 'Westwood' Premiere

(Radio.com) Earlier this week, HBO premiered its newest series, the much-anticipated Westworld. Hyped as their next Game of Thrones-level epic, the cast boasts a lot of star power: it features Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins.

And during the premiere, if you were paying attention, the music was provided by Soundgarden and the Rolling Stones. But if you weren't paying attention, you may have missed their songs, which were presented in radically different versions.

The Rolling Stones' iconic 1966 single, "Paint It, Black" was treated to an instrumental orchestral treatment, and was used during a shootout scene. Read more here.

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Solange Releases 'Don't Touch My Hair' and 'Cranes in the Sky' Videos

(Radio.com) Solange Knowles is celebrating the release of her new album "A Seat at the Table," by revealing videos for the songs "Don't Touch My Hair" (featuring Sampha) and 'Cranes in the Sky."

Solange posted both new clips on her YouTube channel over the weekend, about a week after dropping the follow-up to her 2012 EP True. Solange directed the videos with her husband, director Alan Ferguson.

Each depicts Solange singing her heart out in various locations as she seduces the camera in various outfits. A Seat at the Table includes guest appearances by Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Tweet and Q-Tip. Solange wrote, arranged and co-produced all 21 tracks. Read more here.

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Kanye West Demos From 'Pablo' and 'Yeezus' Leaked

(Radio.com) It's been a tumultuous time for Kanye West and his family. Kim Kardashian has reportedly jetted out of Paris following an alleged armed robbery during fashion week, interrupting West's New York show and gaining rapt attention from international media.
Fans mystified by this unfolding drama might take cover by listening to two previously unheard demos, "I Am A God" and "FML," which have surfaced on SoundCloud.

"I Am A God," which originally appeared on Yeezus, sports a different synth line and an additional verse, while "FML" features Travis Scott without the Weeknd cameo that appeared on The Life of Pablo. It's unclear where the demos came from, but you can stream them here.

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Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Performing Show Together

(Radio.com) A mysterious concert announcement appeared on Ryman Auditorium's website on Friday (September 30). Unknown duo "Sam & Audrey" would be playing a show tonight, October 4 at the legendary Nashville venue, which led some to speculate about whether the names were code for another, more well-known couple. Turns out, they were.

Tim McGraw announced Monday morning (October 3) that he and his wife Faith Hill (whose real names are Samuel Timothy and Audrey Faith) are indeed the enigmatic Sam & Audrey, and they will be performing an entire evening together, and hopefully--likely--singing one of their many duets.

Hill's manager previously denied that the duo listed on Ryman's calendar was McGraw and Hill, but the venue has since updated its site to reflect the name change since the cat is out of the bag (via The Boot). Read more here.

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Bruno Mars Announces New Single '24K Magic'

(Radio.com) Bruno Mars fans eager for new material don't have to wait much longer: Mars announced that he will be debuting his new song "24K Magic" this Friday.

It's hard to believe the singer's last solo single, "Young Girls" dropped nearly three years ago in November 2013. His last featured appearance on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" hit the airwaves in November 2014, and its cultural stamina has tided Bruno over for nearly two years.

In February, that song earned a Record of the Year Grammy and secured a Super Bowl Halftime Show appearance alongside Coldplay and Beyonce. Read more here.

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Hunter Hayes Shares New Track 'Yesterday's Song'

(Radio.com) Over the past year, Hunter Hayes reportedly wrote over 100 songs, and now he's gearing up to share some of those on his yet-untitled third studio album. Today we get to hear another single from that album "Yesterday's Song."

Hayes co-wrote "Yesterday's Song" with Barry Dean and Martin Johnson. It's about the emotional shift that takes place when someone who once meant the world suddenly doesn't. "You were the soundtrack every night in my bed/ You were the 'woo-hoo' getting stuck in my head/ Now you're just an echo where the feeling is gone/ Baby, now you're just yesterday's song, you're yesterday's song," Hayes sings in the second part of the chorus.

"I've been on such an incredible journey this past year, not just musically but personally as well," Hayes said. "There's always been that next goal to reach, whether it was a single or an album or an arena tour, and this is the first time I've really been able to kind of step back from all of that and just let my instincts and creativity flow. I've waited a long time to get this new music out, and 'Yesterday's Song' really captures that free feeling, that joyous realization that you're moving on and starting this fresh, new chapter." Read more here.

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Norah Jones Releases New Song Called 'Tragedy'

(Radio.com) Norah Jones has released a new song entitled "Tragedy". The track is the second single that she has released from her forthcoming album "Day Breaks," which will be released on October 7th.

The slow number relies on piano and drums to set the mood with Jones lightly playing the soulful melody in the intro. The chorus comes in place of a first verse and sets the tone. "It's a tragedy," Jones repeats over and over again, her voice rising from its typical alto in places and leaving listeners with no doubt about the kind of story that follows.

"Tragedy" tells the story of a young 25-year-old man who finds he prefers drinking alcohol to anything else in life. It may help him feel better, but it naturally impacts his domestic life. "When his water was turned to wine/ All the darkness became light/ Babies and a patient wife/ They just weren't enough to keep him high/ So he gave them up just to fill his cup/ Every sip'll make him feel alive," she sings, her jazzy vocals infusing the narrative with an added ache. Check it out here.

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Martin Garrix And Bebe Rexha Cover Twenty One Pilots

(Radio.com) Dutch DJ Martin Garrix performed his new single "In the Name of Love" featuring Bebe Rexha on the BBC 1 Live Lounge on Monday (October 3), and for their second number the pair took the opportunity to cover Twenty One Pilots.

Playing the duo's single "Heathens," off Suicide Squad: The Album, Garrix showed off his instrumental ability by playing guitar while Rexha sang. As far as interpretations go, Garrix and crew didn't change much about how they played Twenty One Pilots' song.

The main difference comes by way of Rexha's voice, which contains a slightly raspy quality compared to how Tyler Joseph originally sings "Heathens." Check it out and read more here.

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Diplo Jokes That Taylor Swift Robbed Kim Kardashian

(Radio.com) Diplo made light of the news that reality television star Kim Kardashian was the victim of an armed robbery in Paris this weekend. Diplo suggested in a tweet that "Taylor robbed kim."

Diplo is suggesting, though we assume not seriously, that Taylor Swift is responsible for the incident in which millions of dollars worth of jewelry were stolen from Kim Kardashian in what sounds like a terrifying robbery.

This would be obviously be Taylor taking revenge on Kardashian for leaking video footage of Swift's phone conversation with her husband Kanye West regarding his controversial verse on the track "Famous." Read more here.

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Lil Wayne Reveals Excerpt From Forthcoming Memoir

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne won't release his memoir Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island until October 11, but fans can read an early excerpt of the book via New York Magazine.

The memoir details Lil Wayne's eight-month stint in jail in 2010 where the rapper vividly details his day-to-day at Rikers Island as well as visits from friends like Kanye West and Diddy. Read an excerpt below of his first day locked up below:

"I've never been one who doesn't take full responsibility for his actions, but damn, I really don't deserve this. If I hadn't traded my blue Marc Jacobs jeans, white polo, and gray Vans for green onesies, I wouldn't have believed this st myself.

"I had to talk to the prison psychiatrist when I got here. I told her that I shouldn't be talking to her because I'm not crazy ' but I ended up really enjoying her conversation. Is that crazy? We talked about traveling the world, where we've been and where we would like to go, BUT both of us were in jail ' crazy!" Read more here.

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