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Page Too Report for 09/13/2016


A Day To Remember Outsold Travis Scott's No. 1 Album

Travis Scott's new album has claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, followed at No. 2 by the new effort from A Day To Remember which actually sold more copies.

Scott's sophomore release "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" has also topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and given him first no. 1 album on the mainstream 200 chart which now includes streaming metrics and not just actual sales.

The album that generated the most real sales last week was A Day To Remember's new release "Bad Vibrations" which topped the Album Sales chart and came in at no. 2 on the streaming/sales Top 200 chart. Read A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon reaction here.

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Josh Homme Plays On Lady Gaga's New Single

(TeamRock) Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme guests on Lady Gaga's new single "Perfect Illusion." The pop icon has revealed Homme plays guitar on the track, which is produced by Mark Ronson.

Perfect Illusion will appear on Gaga's upcoming fourth album, expected for release later this year. Lady Gaga has made no secret of her love for rock and metal, having previously been spotted wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt and saying she had got up at 5am to buy their latest album The Book Of Souls.

Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson praised Gaga for her fashion sense and musical abilities, saying she has a "great sense of drama." He added: "I think she's great, and I agree with her - she's not the next Madonna. She's way better than that.

"Because, first of all, she can sing - she's got a belter of a voice - and she's a really good instrumentalist. She's got a great sense of drama. And anybody that could turn up to an awards ceremony dressed as a bacon sandwich gets my vote. I mean, she's great." Read more and check out the song here.

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The White Stripes Get Surprise 'City Lights' Video From Michel Gondry

Jack White received a surprise gift from director and his friend Michel Gondry who on his own put together a music video for the song "City Lights." Third Man Records sent over these details:

The video is Gondry's fifth visual collaboration with The White Stripes. "City Lights" was written for The White Stripes' 'Get Behind Me Satan' but then forgotten until White revisited the 2005 album for Third Man's Record Store Day 2015 vinyl reissue and finished the recording in 2016.

The track is the first new, worldwide commercially released song by The White Stripes since 2008. Watch the Gondry's surprise video for "City Lights" here.

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Prince's Unreleased 'Camille' Being Auctioned

(Radio.com) A unreleased Prince album which he recorded as his alter-ego, Camille back in 1986, is being auctioned by his former tour manager, Karen Krattinger.

The eight-track album features sped-up vocals on each of the songs, making Prince's voice sound feminine. Many of the songs were later released on Prince's regular albums.

Camille includes the previously unreleased "Rebirth of the Flesh" along with versions of "If I Was Your Girlfriend," "Housequake" and "Strange Relationship" and the B-sides "Shockadelica" and "Feel U Up." Read more here.

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Killswitch Engage Go Behind The Scenes Of 'Cut Me Loose' Video

(Metal Hammer) Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has revealed behind-the-scenes clips from the shooting of a new video for "Cut Me Loose." The band travelled to Boneville Salt Flats in Utah last week to film for the track from latest album Incarnate, which was released in March.

They launched a Cut Me Loose video in February - but Leach has explained it "was meant as a 'visual aid' and not the official video, apparently."

He recently told Metal Hammer: "It's a really personal song. There's a reason why I reference the word 'noose' in the chorus - it refers to a time when I felt suicidal.

"The song is about looking back on your life, taking stock of where you are and the pain that you've experienced. But the song isn't just about me. It's a mixed message, and 'noose' is the key word. The song is pretty dark if you read the lyrics with that in mind."

He added: "My vocal work on this album is the best I've ever done. I got my voice in shape from touring and sort of hit my stride, and instead of resting on my laurels, I wanted to take it up a notch.

"I got comfortable with the higher register of my voice and decided to play with it a little bit. Knowing your voice and your instrument is important, and I wrote this song very specifically for the top of my range." Watch the video here.

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Kesha Sparks Taylor Swift Collaboration Rumor

(Radio.com) A mysterious social media post that was made by Kesha has sparked rumors that she may be collaboration with country turned pop star Taylor Swift in the recording studio.

Kesha ignited the speculation with a photo post on Instagram with the a caption that read "Making a F— OFF song with a casual Grammy award-winning secret person."

The post led many to speculate the mystery collaborator was Taylor Swift because Swift has won ten GRAMMYs and donated $250,000 towards Kesha's legal fees. here.

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Jason Aldean to Headline Annual Stars And Strings Concert

CBS RADIO announced that country star Jason Aldean will headline the second annual Stars and Strings, a stripped-down acoustic concert celebrating our nation's military heroes and their families, according to Radio.com.

The concert will be taking place at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 9, just prior to Veteran's Day and Aldean will be joined by CBS RADIO Chicago country station US99 morning show hosts Stylz and Roman as well as some big names that are still to be announced.

Aldean explain why he wanted to be a part of Stars and Strings: 'Well first of all, my dad is retired military, from the air force, and my grandfather retired from the Navy.

''I grew up in a home that had a lot of military background and sort of grew up on an air-force base. To me, it means a lot. Veterans are the reason we get to go out every day and do what we do." Read more here.

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Michael Phelps Lip Syncs Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'

(Radio.com) Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps shared his love for rapper Eminem on Sunday night (Sept 11) when he appeared on the television show Lip Sync Battle.

Phelps took on the Eminem hit "Lose Yourself" and kicked off his battle by staring into a makeshift bathroom mirror with a black hoodie on. As he walked to the stage donned in loose-fitting jeans and Timberlands, he grabbed a mic and got the audience riled up with his spot-on rendition of Eminem's classic.

Midway through, Phelps was joined by men and women who assisted with choreographed dance moves. As he ended the song and dropped the mic to the stage, an American flag appeared behind him. Watch it here.

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Carrie Underwood Reveals Duet With Son Isaiah

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood shared audio of her son Isaiah singing along to her 2015 single "Heartbeat," off her album Storyteller, and the 18-month-old seems like he's inherited his mom's vocal power.

Underwood shared the video on Instagram Sunday (September 11), which only featured audio. In it, Underwood can be heard prompting Isaiah with lines from the song.

He mimics her voice in places, and in others does his own thing, but he's got some serious power to those lungs. "Audio only…my sweet boy singing his little heart out," she wrote. "This is the most beautiful sound in the world!" Check it out here.

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Trent Reznor and Mogwai Score New Film

(TeamRock) Trent Reznor and Mogwai have teamed up to score the upcoming film Before The Flood. Joining them will be Reznor's longtime collaborator Atticus Ross.

Ross worked with the Nine Inch Nails man on the soundtracks to The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl. Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla is also involved with the project.

The film was directed by actor Fisher Stevens, while Leonardo DiCaprio serves as one of the executive producers. Before The Flood will arrive in theatres in Los Angeles and New York on October 21. Read more here.

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A Look Back At Garth Brooks' 'Ropin' The Wind' 25 Years Later

(Radio.com) This past Saturday (September 10) marked the 25th anniversary of Garth Brooks' landmarked "Ropin' The Wind" album, which was the first by a country singer to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts, and completely changed the game in country music.

In 1990, Garth Brooks released No Fences, an album that hit #3 on the pop album charts and eventually sold over 17 million copies. With smash hits like 'Unanswered Prayers," and 'Friends in Low Places," it's the album that made him a superstar within the world of country music.

But Brooks' ambitions extended far beyond his genre; he wanted to be the biggest artist in any genre. In fact, his ambitions were so big, that as he bum rushed the pop mainstream, the entire country music genre followed in his wake. As Garth became a mainstream superstar, he raised the profile of contemporary country music. That all started with Ropin' the Wind.

It turns out that Brooks' career started to catch fire at the exact right time: technology was changing in a way that would favor his dreams of chart domination. Thats because the way the Billboard charts were tabulated were changing, and would now favor country music in general (as well as other niches, like hip-hop and heavy metal). Prior to Ropin' the Wind, Billboard had been tracking sales through reporting from stores, a method that was inherently flawed, not to mention easily gamed and favored the most mainstream pop artists. Store managers literally reported what sold the most that week; this was not a scientific process. But in 1991, with the shift to electronic scanning, using a system called SoundScan, record sales began to be tallied electronically, and the Billboard charts reflected what albums were actually selling, in real time. By September 21 Ropin' The Wind secured its place on the Billboard Country and Top 200 charts at No. 1. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Elayna's Honey I Told You

Elayna is releasing her self-titled debut EP on Friday (Sept 16th) and to celebrate we asked her to tell us a little bit about the EP's lead single "Honey I Told You". Here is the story:

My producer for my EP, Patrick Park, and I had just started writing together, when he brought in this song he had started with me in mind. Instantly when I heard the melody of the verse I was hooked!

We worked on it and I'll admit, even when it was done I wasn't sure how it would go over, but its been a real favorite whenever I sing it live--which is exciting!

I think what is so great about the song is that it walks the line between being fiercely empowering as well as having an element of humor in it. It's a great song to sing and I'm glad I have been able be part of it : )

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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