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Page Too Report for 10/27/2016


Lady Gaga Covers Led Zeppelin's 'Black Dog'

(Classic Rock) Lady Gaga gave an impromptu rendition of Led Zeppelin's Black Dog live on Howard Stern's radio show. The pop star - who is well-known for her love of rock and metal - belted out the opening lines of the classic track as she discussed her new album Joanne on Stern's Sirius XM show.

Before launching in to Black Dog, Gaga says: "I love to yell and scream and be raspy." Video of the performance has been posted online. Gaga's rock links go back a long way, with a 2006 video - when she was known only as Stefani Germanotta - singing Led Zep's D'yer Maker available online.

Her recent single Perfect Illusion features Queens Of The Stone age man Josh Homme on guitar and she has previously been spotted wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt, later saying she had got up at 5am to buy their latest album The Book Of Souls. Check out the Stern appearance and a clip of her previous Zeppelin cover here.

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Kevin Gates Going To Jail For Kicking Fan

(Radio.com) Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 180 days at Polk County Jail in Florida after being found guilty on Wednesday (Oct. 26) of battery, after kicking a fan at a concert in August 2015.

During a hearing, the victim, Miranda Dixon, testified to tugging on Gates' pants at his show in Lakeland, Florida. "I was trying to get his attention for my friend," she said. After the second time she pulled on his pants, the rapper kicked her with force, she said.

The head of security at Rumors Nightclub, where the incident took place also testified. Joe Hailey said that while there were 20 security guards working at the concert, there was enough room on the stage for Gates to back up if he wished to not be touched during his performance. Read more and watch footage of the attack here.

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Pink Floyd Release 'Green Is The Colour' Video

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are debuting a new video for "Green Is The Colour" as a preview to their forthcoming box set, "The Early Years 1965-1972." The tune originally appeared on the band's third album, 1969's "More", which provided the soundtrack to the movie of the same name.

Ddirected and edited by Nick Edwards, the new clip features audio recorded for BBC Radio on May 12, 1969, while the band footage was shot for the French TV program Pop Deux at the Festival de St. Tropez in the South of France in 1970.

Due November 11, "The Early Years 1965-1972" presents 7 individual book-style packages and feature 130 tracks, including TV recordings, BBC Sessions, outtakes and demos and more than 20 unreleased songs. Also featured are 7 hours of previously unreleased live audio and more than 5 hours of rare concert footage.

In addition to the deluxe set, a 2-CD highlights album, "The Early Years - Cre/ation", will also be issued on November 11. Each individual book-style package will be released separately early in 2017, except "Bonus Continu/ation", which is exclusive to the box set. Watch the video here.

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Desiigner Booed During 76ers Game Halftime Show

(Radio.com) Desiigner was reportedly booed by a tough crowd at the Philadelphia 76ers season tip-off game versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. The stadium of fans were not-so-impressed with his halftime set, which came during a nailbiter that saw Philly losing to Oklahoma City by 6 points.

The unwelcome reception to his music suggests that the 76ers weren't the only folks in the stadium who were off their game on Wednesday night (October 26th).

A local reporter wrote "Awful halftime performance by Desiigner. Booed off the court with his jeans down to his ankles & he ripped his shirt off." Read more here.

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Meek Mill Releasing 'Dreamchasers 4' Friday

(Radio.com) After teasing fans with track snippets off his upcoming mixtape Dreamchasers 4, Meek Mill has finally announced he will be releasing the project on Friday, October. 28.

On a now deleted Tweet, the Philadelphia rapper shared the DC4 drop date, as well as the cover art. The album features a black and white photo of Meek when he was younger against an orange background of his criminal reports in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County.

The long wait for DC4 is nearly over, and, while it's not a surprise release, a day's notice gives fans just enough time to get excited without having to wait too long. Read more here.

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2 Chainz Releasing New Mixtape 'The Hibachi for Lunch' Tonight

(Radio.com) 2 Chainz announced via Twitter that he will be releasing his new mixtape entitled "The Hibachi for Lunch" at midnight tonight (officially Friday, October 28th).

The new mixtape release, The Hibachi for Lunch, will reportedly include features from Future, Gucci Mane, Quavo (of Migos) and Ty Dolla $ign, according to Radio.com.

The mixtape comes as part of 2 Chainz's newest clothing collection, which will feature Japanese details along the sleeves of an array of tops (via Billboard). Read more here.

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The Shins Celebrate Halloween With 'Dead Alive' Video

(Radio.com) The Shins release a new video this week for a track called "Dead Alive". Calling it, a "Halloween gift" it's a fun nod to the fright-filled holiday and a look at what happens "when daydreams become nightmares."

"Dead Alive" is a rabbit hole of a video with each scene coming back at some point from a different perspective. Creepy things happen when James Mercer falls asleep on the couch while watching Halloween-themed programming. As he dreams, he finds that his world has become a miniaturized toy version and it continually clashes with a more giant world where people tower over everything. Things get even more twisted when he becomes a skeleton.

In the video, the band continues teasing "I Gleek On Your Grave." The phrasing shows up on a poster in Mercer's home as well as on a drive-in movie screen. That may be the name of their next single or their upcoming album, but it's something they've been sharing with fans more and more lately. Watch the video here.

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Miley Cyrus Addresses Engagement Ring from Liam Hemsworth

(Radio.com) Pop star Miley Cyrus appeared on Ellen Degeneres' show to clear up some speculation about the engagement ring she received from Liam Hemsworth. She said she feels strange wearing it some of the time because the expensive rock doesn't go with her less fancy collection of candy, plastic and kitsch.

"It's very weird because this is, like, real jewelry and most of my jewelry is made out of like gummy bears and cotton candy and they don't look that good together because they kind of mix up," she said.

"So sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney Tune. And he's like, 'What's going on?' And I'm like, 'Well, this isn't my aesthetic, but I'll wear it 'cause you love me.'" Read more here.

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Grouplove Releases 360 Degree 'Welcome To Your Life' Video

(Radio.com) Grouplove premiered their 3D/360 music video for "Welcome To Your Life" on Facebook Live last Friday (Oct. 21), but now it's available for everyone to see.

The band shot the video using Facebook's Surround 360 camera technology, which allows viewers to move backward and forwards, as well as turn in a complete circle, so they can watch Grouplove perform from all different angles. As the press release touted, it's about as close as fans can get to the band without having a front-row seat.

The video begins with Hannah Hooper walking towards the camera. If it seems like everyone else from the band is missing from the screen, just drag your mouse (or move your phone) and look around. Grouplove is set up in a circle with the viewer in the center. Watch the video here.

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OneRepublic Talks Peter Gabriel Collaboration

(Radio.com) OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder spoke to Radio.com backstage as this year's We Can Survive concert and they discussed their collaboration with music legend Peter Gabriel.

"It's what you think it would be like," Tedder says, when asked what working with Gabriel is like. They collaborated with the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the song "A.I.," from their new album Oh My My.

"Incredible. The first time I met him, it was incredible. We just hung out and talked music for two or three hours and had dinner. He was super gracious and nice."

Tedder and OneRepublic were still geeking out over getting Gabriel on the album: "People ask, 'How did you get Peter Gabriel? He doesn't do features!' I asked! No one asks him! Or they try to, he's not an easy guy to reach. So, there's that: just getting a hold of him was the hard part. After that, it was like, 'Let's have dinner and hang out and see if we vibe; I worship your body of work, and hopefully you like this song and let's do something.' And he went along with it." Read more here.

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Nick Jonas Battle Raps Kevin Hart In New Online Clip

(Radio.com) Nick Jonas put his rap skills to the test by battling comedian Kevin Hart. Hart's Chocolate Droppa character has been battle rapping all sorts of characters.

He explained in the beginning of the video how people were criticizing him for only going toe-to-toe with rappers, so he went "mainstream" and tapped Jonas to participate.

Dubbed "Vanilla Wafer," Jonas starts off with a pretty straightforward and simple rhyme that doesn't have much flare to it. "I'm the Drake of this equation/ Meek Mill here, what you doing?/ Why you waiting?" which draws a laugh from Hart and his crew.

It's all in the name of comedy, though, and Hart brings the best moment when he stands with his back to Jonas, flexes and proclaims, "That's muscles in my back, motherf——!" Watch it here.

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Singled Out: Brett Wiscons' Until I Think About You

Brett Wiscons releases his new album "The Heineken Sessions - Deluxe" this week (Oct 28th) and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Until I Think About You". Here is the story:

It was coming up on the anniversary of my dad's passing and this song just kind of spilled out of me. I wasn't really thinking about writing a song about him or memories we shared, it just kind of happened that way.

The title is so true to how I felt at the time I penned the song. It had been almost four years (now five) since he passed, so I'd gone through the five stages of grief, but I still needed closure. It's weird - I really didn't miss him until I would think about him. Sometimes that would be one hundred times a day, though. If you've ever lost a parent or someone close to you, I'm sure you can relate. I don't think I'll ever have total closure, but writing this song helped me get closer to closure.

In the studio, we really captured the mood. Just me on guitar and vocals, my friend Anne Balbo on distant, angelic harmonies, Hank Futch played his upright bass with a bow, and my producer Mark Bryan added the Wurlitzer. I love how it all came out. That opening line about "running up and down the street, catching the leaves as they fall..." (which really happened in the autumn) sets the song down a bittersweet memory lane for me, but it's a fitting tribute to my dad, Barry. I think he would've dug the song, too.

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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