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Page Too Report for 10/24/2016

Corey Taylor Was Forbidden From Joining Anthrax

(Metal Hammer) Corey Taylor has told Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian that he felt "downtrodden" and "crestfallen" after being forbidden to join the thrash icons in 2007.

And he was convinced being "strong-armed" out of the move had permanently damaged his relationship with Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. They were looking for a new frontman after a reunion with classic-era singer Joey Belladonna, and also losing his 1990s replacement John Bush.

The Slipknot vocalist was all set to take on the job, and he'd started work with drummer Benente - until Roadrunner Records prevented the move, because they were waiting on fourth Slipknot album All Hope Is Gone.

Speaking on Ian's SiriusXM show Never Meet Your Heroes, Taylor says: "I remember Charlie getting super-stoked and sending me stuff, and I was starting to write lyrics. Then it all went to hell.

"I was literally getting ready to fly to Chicago to meet up with you guys. And here comes some people from Roadrunner, and it was, 'You can't do this.' I'm like, 'What do you mean I can't do this? We've got half an album. What are you talking about?' I was so pissed.

"And basically they strong-armed me, because they wanted the new Slipknot album. At the time, I was about the only person who could really kind of rein everybody in to get them going." Read more here.

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Charlie Puth Cancels 'Don't Talk' Tour Due To Extreme Illness

(Radio.com) Charlie Puth has been forced to cancel the rest of his "Don't Talk" tour because he is "extremely sick". The singer shared a detailed message with fans on social media on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23), explaining that he has been under the weather and can't play the shows.

"Unfortunately I have to cancel the remaining dates on my 'Don't Talk' tour," he wrote. "This is the last thing I want because I love being on the road and performing and meeting every one of you.

"You are the reason I can do what I love most for a living and I am so thankful. I have been extremely sick pushing through these dates and haven't taken the time my body needs to recover. Resting and taking time off the road is the only way I can get better and start performing for you again." Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Walks Off Stage During UK Concert

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber is frustrated with his screaming UK fans. On Sunday night (Oct. 23), during the last of three shows in Manchester, England, the pop star simply walked off the stage when the crowd wouldn't quiet down.

Before he dropped the mic and stormed off, Bieber pleaded with the audience to quiet down. "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things," Bieber said.

"But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming."

Some of Bieber's fans booed as he walked off the stage. Later, he came back out to finish his set," The BBC reports. Read more and watch clips of the incident here.

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RCHP's Chad Smith Recruits Chris Martin, Beck and More For 'New Boy Band'

(Radio.com) Last week, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith posted a short video on Instagram that looked like one hell of a backyard party featuring an all-star jam.

A band fronted by Chris Martin of Coldplay, and featuring Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers and Beck on guitars and backing vocals, and the Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Smith holding down the beats, covering the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." in what looks like somebody's backyard. Smith joked in the caption, "My new boy band."

Smith is probably joking, but you never know for sure. He's been in the Red Hot Chili Peppers since 1988, but also has worked on some other musical projects, including Chickenfoot, which includes former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony and guitar guru Joe Satriani, and he also leads his own instrumental band, Chad Smith's Bombastic Meat Bats. And of course, he occasionally takes on doppelganger Will Ferrell in a drum brawl. Read more here.

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Drake Premieres 3 New Tracks from 'More Life' Project

(Radio.com) Drake will issue a new project called More Life in December. The rapper premiered three tracks from the upcoming release Sunday night (Oct. 23) and posted album art work on Instagram.

The new songs are "Two Birds, One Stone," "Sneakin'," which features 21 Savage, and "Fake Love." "Two Birds, One Stone" includes comments about recent shots Pusha T and Kid Cudi fired at Drizzy.

"It seems like no one wants to stay in my good graces/ I'm like a real estate agent, putting you nó-s in your places/ Look what happens soon as you nó-s talk to me crazy/ Is you crazy," he raps in the song. Listen to "Two Birds, One Stone" here.

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The Chainsmokers Release Video For 'Closer' with Halsey

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers promised they would be sharing their new video for "Closer" featuring Halsey on October 24th and they did not waste any time. The DJ duo dropped their new visual early today.

Andrew Taggart and Halsey can't keep their hands off one another as they get close and then closer at a house party when they were younger. That first spark turns into a physically-fueled summer. The video primarily flashes back to moments of youthful lust between the two, as they sunbathe by the pool and chill in a greenish-gray colored bedroom. But that's all the past.

The video takes a turn near the end, moving forward to the present when Halsey--dressed to the nines and sporting her trademark chic short haircut instead of the longer bob she had earlier--spots Taggart at a swanky party and the distance between them could not be clearer. She leaves the party after being overcome by emotion at seeing him after all that time and he chases her out, but they can't get any closer. Check it out here.

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Kanye West To Boycott Grammys if Frank Ocean Not Nominated

(Radio.com) Frank Ocean mysteriously missed the deadline to submit his album Blonde for GRAMMY consideration. Was it a clerical error or a well-thought-out artistic statement? Either way, it's doubtful he'll get any love from the Recording Academy and somebody's going to have to break the bad news to Kanye West.

During an Oakland, California show, West mused about how great Ocean's 2016 output was. With the Blonde and Endless GRAMMY prospects in deep trouble, West says he'll boycott the show altogether of Ocean can't snag any recognition.

"The album I listen to the most this year is Frank Ocean's album. I'll tell you this right now, if his album is not nominated in no categories, I'm not showing up to the Grammys. As artists, we've got to come together to fight the bullsó." Watch West take a stand for Frank Ocean here.

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Taylor Swift Live Debuts 'This Is What You Came For'

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift surprised fans during her set Saturday evening (Oct. 22) when she performed "This Is What You Came For" at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

Swift transformed the Calvin Harris and Rihanna club jam to a stripped-down piano ballad much to the approval of her fans in attendance, many of whom sang along. It was the first time Swift has played the song live. She co-wrote the track earlier this year with then-boyfriend Harris.

Swift used a pen name at the time, but in July word got out that Swift was the actual co-writer. 'And she sings on a little bit of it too," Harris tweeted. 'Amazing lyric writer and she smashed it as usual."

"I wrote the music, produced the song, arranged it and cut the vocals though," he elaborated. 'And initially she wanted it kept secret, hence the pseudonym." Watch the performance here.

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Pharrell's Streams New Track 'Runnin'

(Radio.com) Pharrell has lent his musical talents to a new film. Following his contribution to Despicable Me 2 (the smash hit "Happy"), the singer/songwriter/producer extraordinaire has written a new song called "Runnin,'" which will be featured in the soundtrack of the movie Hidden Figures.

The soulful cut features Pharrell's sultry falsetto alongside a horn section and backing singers. In the song, he recalls summers in Virginia as a child spent studying instead of eating ice cream.

Hidden Figures is the story of three African American women who worked behind-the-scenes throughout several NASA missions. The film opens in theaters on December 25. Check out the song here.

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Los Angeles Cop Jams With Garage Band

(TeamRock) A video of a Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy joining a garage rock band's jam session has been shared online. Deputy Miguel Garcia was wrapping up an investigation in the Compton neighborhood with his partner when he overheard teenage band Misled Youth rehearsing in their back garden down the street.

He decided to pay the group a visit - and started playing guitar with them. He tells CBS: "I was goofing off and I told my partner, 'Wow they sound really good.' Garcia, who can be heard playing The Offspring song The Kids Aren't Alright in the clip, recalls getting his first guitar aged 15, and says that music shaped his adolescence.

Garcia tells CBS: "It only made sense to encourage the members of the band. It's better they're here than on the streets." Read more and watch the video clip here.

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DJ Khaled Snapchats The Birth Of His Son

(Radio.com) Never has the life-art-media axis seemed more obvious than when DJ Khaled Snapchatted the birth of his child, with his own music blasting in the delivery room. "God is great, man!"

Khaled kept respectful distance from his fiancee's delivery team throughout the labor, but his own nervousness and vulnerability were on display. After their son's birth, the DJ and his fiancee Nicole provided this statement to Us Weekly:

"DJ Khaled confirms, DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck welcome their son, a beautiful, healthy young icon, Asahd Tuck Khaled, born at 2:05 a.m., 7 lbs 14 oz., and 21.5 inches long, on October 23rd, 2016," his rep tells Us Weekly exclusively. "The meaning of Asahd is Lion in Arabic." Watch the footage from the delivery room here.

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Lady Gaga Performs 'A-Yo' And 'Million Reasons' On SNL

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga performed her two most recent singles, "A-Yo" and "Million Reasons," off her 'Joanne' album during her appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend (October 22nd).
For the up-tempo "A-Yo," Gaga started center stage on a lift. Wearing a silver sparkly crop top and fringe-laced bottoms along with her staple pink Joanne hat, she danced and twirled and generally seemed to seethe with a little bit of hostility. Her moves came across less like a pop star's fun and punctuating choreography and more like a singer's frantic, pointed moves as she tried to prove she could pull off a new genre of music. Gaga grabbed a big pink electric guitar to use more as a prop than an actual instrument near the song's end.

She changed gears with "Million Reasons," playing the mournful song at an upright piano accompanied by her co-writer Hillary Lindsey on guitar. Gaga wore a floor-length cape, and removed her pink Stetson hat for the duration of the performance. She gave the brooding song a tinge of anger as her playing grew more powerful. Whatever she had been wanting to work out on "A-Yo" carried over to "Million Reasons." Toward the end, she gave up accompanying herself on the instrument and climbed on top of it to finish the number with a theatrical bent. The song was a potent reminder that no matter what she's singing, by golly she can really sing. Watch it here.

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