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Page Too Report for 10/22/2016


Lady Gaga Song Given Iron Maiden Makeover

(Metal Hammer) Ten Second Song Guy (aka Anthony Vincent), the Golden God winning YouTuber who recreates world-famous pop songs in the style of different artists, usually in ten second snippets, has now covered the entirety of Lady Gaga's Perfect Illusion in the style of Iron Maiden.

He's not alone in this venture though, enlisting the assistance of fellow YouTube music extraordinaire E Rock on guitar. E Rock, of course, is dressed for the part but we're in awe of Anthony's Tom Jones/Motorhead mashup shirt.

The song itself surprisingly really works in the Maiden universe - the operatic vocals, the spacious guitar lines and of course a hefty dose of galloping chugs. Although maybe it shouldn't be much of a surprise as we know Lady Gaga is an Iron Maiden fan, and guitar hero Josh Homme actually guested on the song Perfect Illusion. Check it out here.

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Harry Potter Film Producers Rejected Bruce Springsteen Song

(Radio.com) Bruce Springsteen revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 2 that he wrote a song called 'I'll Stand By You Always," for the Harry Potter films that was never used by the franchise.

When asked why the producers of the hit franchise didn't use his song, Springsteen laughed and said 'You'll have to ask them." 'It was pretty good," he insisted.

'It was a song that I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I'd sing myself," he explained, 'but it was something that I thought would have fit lovely." Read more and watch Bruce's interview here.

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Rapper Childish Gambino Cast In Star Wars Movie

(Radio.com) Donald Glover, aka rapper Childish Gambino, has landed the role of Lando in the 2018 Star Wars film which will focus on Han Solo. The role was played in the original trilogy by Billy Dee Williams.

"We're so lucky to have an artist as talented as Donald join us," said Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in a prepared statement about the casting.

"These are big shoes to fill, and an even bigger cape, and this one fits him perfectly, which will save us money on alterations. Also, we'd like to publicly apologize to Donald for ruining Comic-Con for him forever."Read more here.

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One Direction's Liam Payne Inks Deal For Solo Music

(Radio.com) One Direction's Liam Payne has announced the beginning of his solo career. The singer has shared in a statement that he signed with Republic Records and promises new music soon.

The boy band superstar has a number of songwriting and creative credits with 1D. The group sold over 20 million albums worldwide, received six BRIT Awards, seven American Music Awards, 11 MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and 27 Teen Choice Awards.

Liam's manager, Simon Oliveira, Co-Founder of Doyen Global, says, 'With Republic's track record of launching powerhouse talent in the US including superstars like Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Lorde, and countless others, I am more than confident we have assembled the best possible team alongside Capitol's UK label to launch and shepherd Liam's solo career." Read more here.

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Amy Schumer Parodies Beyonce's 'Formation' Video

(Radio.com) While filming a yet untitled movie with Goldie Hawn in Hawaii over the summer, Amy Schumer and her co-star had some fun by creating their own version of Beyonce's "Formation" music video. And now it's available to stream on TIDAL.

In the video, Schumer does a spot-on job recreating some of the dance moves from the original video, but with a different background of course. In one scene, she and Hawn perform their measured moves in Hawaii's lush forest, while in another she looks to be in a parking lot similar to where Beyonce and her dancers staged a scene.

For those keeping tabs on comedians' musical fandom, the video has a lot in common with Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim's take on Kanye West's "Famous." Before the rapper released his controversial video, the two actors made their own while on vacation in Italy, and West went so far as to recognize it. Watch the preview here.

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R. Kelly Announces 12 Nights Of Christmas Tour

(Radio.com) R. Kelly has announced the 12 Nights of Christmas Tour, which will take him across six stops in December. The tour support's Kelly's holiday album of the same name.

Kelly will be "setting the mood for the holidays" by performing songs off his new album, according to a press release. His brief tour begins on December 5 in Nashville, and wraps up December 17th in Brooklyn.

Kelly will perform two back-to-back shows in Chicago on December 13th and 14th. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday, October 26th, and fans can check out Kelly's website, or Facebook and Twitter accounts for a special code to gain access.

The 12 Nights of Christmas marks Kelly's 14th studio album. Check out the full list of tour dates here.

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Carrie Underwood Hopes To Have More Children

(Radio.com) If you've ever seen (or heard, rather) Carrie Underwood duet with her son Isaiah, you know that she and husband Mike Fisher sure do make a cute kid. So it makes sense that they want more. But all in due time.

Speaking with Yahoo! Music, Underwood opened up about their plans for the future. "I definitely hope so!" she said when asked if she hopes to have more children one day. "You never know what the good Lord has in store, but right now I'm on the road and Mike's on the road. We FaceTime each other every day! But we'll see what happens."

Earlier in the interview, Underwood talked about how she and Fisher stay connected when she's on tour and he's deep in NHL season. With that kind of schedule keeping them apart, it'd be hard for any typical marriage, let alone one involving a country superstar and a hockey powerhouse player. Read her comments here.

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Jordan Rager Announces 'Southern Boy' EP

(Radio.com) Fast-rising country star Jordan Rager plans on bringing his young southern charm to listeners everywhere when he releases his debut EP Southern Boy on October 28th.

Rager will feature four tracks on that album, including his collaboration "Southern Boy" with Jason Aldean. The three other tracks will be titled "Now that I Know Your Name," "Underage" and "Whatever."

Rager will be opening for Kane Brown on a fall tour that begins November 3rd in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and wraps up January 21st in Houston, Texas. Check out the full list of dates here.

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Bob Dylan's Website Removes Nobel Prize Mention

(Radio.com) Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature earned praise and celebration from fellow musicians like Joan Baez and Bruce Springsteen, but many authors and literary critics were skeptical about the decision.

Though the divided reaction didn't produce an outright controversy, his unusual selection touched a nerve. Dylan himself has not accepted or acknowledged the prize.

But the music legend's official website reportedly briefly included a line identifying the win alongside promo for The Lyrics: 1961-2012 but it has since been removed. Read more here.

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Lil Wayne Rules Out Being Close To Birdman Again

(Radio.com) It's no secret that Lil Wayne and Birdman have been on the outs, but in a new interview Lil Wayne revealed just how bad things have become between the two.

Speaking with HipHollywood about his new book Gone 'Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, Lil Wayne discussed his strained relationship with Birdman. "I'm 34, baby, I'm too old for friends," he said about the possibility of ever being close with the producer again. "No, his last name isn't Carter, baby. He's not family."

The comments are all the more revealing considering that Lil Wayne and Birdman have shared the kind of close mentor/mentee relationship that felt more like family than business. He's been signed to Birdman's Cash Money Records ever since he released Tha Block is Hot in 1999, and the pair even released the 2006 album Like Father, Like Son with Lil Wayne rapping on the track "Stuntin' Like My Daddy." Read more here.

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Tucker Beathard Moving Beyond 'Rock On' With New Music

(Radio.com) For a few months now, Tucker Beathard has been on country radio thanks to his song "Rock On." But now, with the release of his debut EP, Fight Like Hell, he's happy that some of his other songs are out there.

"It's kind of like a weight off my shoulders," he tells Radio.com. "To finally get some more stuff out. I've had these songs for so long and I've been dying to have more people hear them, and see more of who I am as an artist. It's only six songs, but that's a lot better than just one. I've been fired up for a long time."

Still, having played around the country opening for Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban, he enjoyed the audiences response's to his big hit. "It's been fun playing it live, because people know it and they sing it."

He notes that the song, which he wrote two years ago when he was 19, isn't autobiographical. He hasn't yet met the woman who he's wanted to put a "rock on." "You meet girls here and there and keep in touch with them, and if I wasn't doing what I was doing, I could be a normal boyfriend maybe'" he trails off. Read more here.

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A Look Back At Taylor Swift's 'Red' Three Years Later

(Radio.com) This month marks the tenth anniversary of Taylor Swift's self -titled debut album, which was released on October 24, 2006. Throughout the month, Radio.com's Amanda Wicks is taking a look at all five of her studio albums, including her fourth release: 'Red,' which was released on October 22, 2012.

Taylor Swift is a confessional songwriter in the classic sense. Her lyrics are her diary writ large, whether that means revealing her awkward self at 15 years old in one song, or sharing the time she battled a mean girl in another. But beyond those more self-reflective moments, Swift by and large sings about her relationships, which tend to include her oft-broken heart, her moments of unrequited love, and those rare times when gasp! He likes her back!

As her stardom has increased and her exes have gone from being sweet high school boys to super-famous celebrities, she's never shied away from speaking openly, albeit obscurely, about her trials and tribulations with love. Indeed, figuring out who she's singing about has become something of an obsession among her fans. When Swift ended things with then-boyfriend Calvin Harris over the summer, the collective response seemed to be: Watch out, Harris, you're next. And Swift's fans, no doubt, love her for that. Instead of naming names, she includes enough detail in her songwriting so that anyone who's paying attention (and she knows that many are) will get her references and draw their own conclusions. It becomes a guessing game of sorts, one her fans enjoy playing.

Fans and followers track her moves through gossip rags and her own social media posts, keeping up with who she's seeing and, perhaps more importantly, who she's not seeing anymore. And Swift is more than aware of this. In her song "All Too Well" off Red, she uses the paparazzi photos circulated during her courtship with Jake Gyllenhaal to her advantage, mentioning a scarf she often wore when spotted out with him. "I walked through the door with you/ The air was cold/ But something like it felt like home somehow/ I left my scarf there, at your sister's house/ And you've still got it, in your drawer even now," she sings in the opening verse. Swift places the scarf in a line, knowing that those who have seen the photos will pick up on the significance and draw the necessary conclusions without her having to specify anything more. Read more here.

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