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Page Too Report for 09/21/2016


Prince Tribute Show Sells Out Almost Instantly

(Radio.com) Prince fans scrambled to buy tickets for The Official Prince Tribute, a Celebration of Life and Music, which will take place October 13 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

So many diehards bought tickets the minute they became available that the show sold out almost instantly. It's easy to understand when you consider the lineup:

Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition, Morris Day and the Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield. Read more here.

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New Taylor Swift Song Previewed By Kelsea Ballerini?

(Radio.com) Country singer and #Squad member Kelsea Ballerini shared a video on Snapchat over the weekend that previewed a new song. But here's the thing, the voice sounded much more like Taylor Swift's than Ballerini's.

The brief video showed a man working on a song. "We didn't know it, thought we could grow it / beautiful for a moment / we were roses, yeah," a woman's voice can be heard singing. Considering her brief, whirlwind relationship with actor Tom Hiddleston, is this new Swift music?

That Ballerini would be teasing it doesn't seem so far-fetched considering that the two are good friends. Ballerini joined Swift in Nashville when she brought her 1989 Tour to the city. And then in June, Swift and Hiddleston went on a double date with Ballerini and her man (via Bustle). Read more here.

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Lego Movie Theme Gets Metal Makeover

(Metal Hammer) The Lego Movie theme has been given a metal makeover. TeamRock has the details: Lego, the only thing more Danish than Carlsberg and Lars Ulrich, have been making plastic blocks for infant brickies since 1949.

Since then, they've added pretty much anything you can wear, play with or carry to their huge range. Two years ago, the took the world by surprise by releasing one of the greatest films of all time: The Lego Movie. It featured the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett and it appears the whole world thought it was brilliant; it earned serious awards and grossed $469 million too. One thing stood out among the whip-smart writing and flawless animation: the theme song EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!, which was performed by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island.

It was nominated for an Academy Award and has spawned many irrirating covers. This week, Norwegian musican Leo Moracchioli filmed his very own version of the song and gave it the metal treatment. He's even got himself an 'Emmet' costume. Check out the video here.

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Lee Brice and Justin Moore Announce Coheadlining Tour

(Radio.com) Country music stars Lee Brice and Justin Moore have announced that will be teaming up for a run of co-headlining tour dates across the U.S. starting early next year.

"It's very exciting to get back out there as a headliner," Moore said in a prepared statement. "To be able to do it with my buddy Lee is even more exciting. I've been a fan of his for a long time. It's gonna definitely be a party every night. I hope the fans are as jacked up about it as we are."

"When we put this tour together we thought about the fans first," said Lee. 'I love playing live but what's even more fun is interacting with the amazing people in the audience. That's what it's all about. I can't wait to get out there to play the songs everyone already knows but we're also planning to give these audiences a sneak peek into a few songs off the new record!" See the dates here.

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Sean Kingston Never Snitched On The Game Says Lawyer

(Radio.com) Sean Kingston and Meek Mill never snitched on The Game, according to a new statement from Kingston's lawyer Michelle Iarusso. Speaking with TMZ, Iarusso said her client never pointed the finger at Game after discovering that his $300,000 necklace had been stolen from the L.A. Penthouse Nightclub.

"At no time did my client bring up The Game during the investigation," Iarusso said. "In fact, [Sean], to date, has not even spoken to any member of the LAPD regarding this incident."

Besides speaking with Kingston's lawyer, TMZ obtained a copy of the original police report, and nowhere in the document is Game mentioned as a possible suspect. Read more here.

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Mariah Carey Announces Final Shows Of Vegas Residency

(Radio.com) Mariah Carey's Vegas residency will draw to a close in May 2017. The popstar has announced the final nine dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

The shows will be taking place April 26, 28 and 29 and May 2, 5, 6, 9, 12 and 13, reports Entertainment Weekly. Carey launched the #1 to Infinity shows in May 2015 and will have played 50 concerts by the end of the residency.

"Mariah is a phenomenal talent with ecstatic, global appeal," Vice President of AEG Live Las Vegas John Nelson, Sr. said in a statement. "We adore Mariah and are honored she has called The Colosseum home over the last two years. We look forward to working together again in the future." Read more here.

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Gorillaz Start Instagram With New Music Teases

(Radio.com) The Gorillaz have started an Instagram page that is getting fans excited about the possibility of new music. Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn of collective launched the account Tuesday morning (Sept. 20) and the posts span the duo's career with cartoon-based images and music video clips.

In July, Albarn revealed that a new Gorillaz album is coming soon. 'Later in the year we'll be starting to get the whole Gorillaz thing together," Albarn told BBC Radio 6. 'I'm loving it and it's getting there. It should be ready fairly soon."

Meanwhile, De La Soul member Pos has confirmed that they are working with the cartoon band as is Snoop Dogg. 'We actually sat down with Damon (Albarn) two weeks ago and he played us some of the new Gorillaz album, and it sounds amazing," Pos told The Guardian. 'He played us a track that he wants us to get off on his album so we got to get in the studio and put that down." See some of the post here.

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Brad Paisley Exhibit Coming To Country Music Hall of Fame

(Radio.com) It has been reveals that this fall, Brad Paisley will join the list of country music stars that have received special exhibitions at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Paisley's exhibit will trace his career from when he first performed on WWVA's Jamboree USA at 13 years old until the present. The special exhibit opens on November 18th and runs through May 14th, 2017.

Visitors will get to peruse through his musical instruments, performance clothing, awards, photographs and childhood mementos, which will include several of his early drawings. Read more here.

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Kevin Spacey Stars In Tom Odell's 'Here I Am' Video

(Radio.com) English singer-songwriter Tom Odell has recruited acclaimed actor Kevin Spacey to appear in his new music video for "Here I Am" off his latest album Wrong Crowd.

In the video, Spacey, wearing a burnt orange suit jacket, climbs a staircase, where he finds a young boy throwing money off the top floor, while a man runs down the stairs and pushes past him.

Once he reaches a new landing, he sees a club-like party taking place inside an apartment, but upon reaching the door it slams in his face. From there, Spacey's experience in the stairwell starts all over again, the events repeating and creating an endless loop from which he can't escape. Read more here.

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Wiz Khalifa Samples 'Stranger Things' Theme On New Track

(Radio.com) Stranger Things, Netflix's paranormal ode to '80s sci-fi classics, took the world by storm this summer. It was hard to escape the buzz on social media, at the bar or anywhere, really.

Wiz Khalifa felt so inspired by the show's Spielbergian aesthetic that he samples its theme song on his new track, "Stranger Things." Wiz shared the song via Soundcloud and capitalized on the show's built-in audience of superfans eager for any new Stranger Things content.

The track maximizes the theme's moody, creepy, ambient vibes and the chorus is a pretty straightforward "Stranger, stranger, stranger things" hook. Wiz knows how to generate interest for his next album, Rolling Papers 2, expected out later this year. "Stranger Things" features J.R. Donato. Listen here.

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Retail Giant Pulls Against Me Jacket After Singer Tweet

(TeamRock) Fashion retail giant Topshop has withdrawn a leather jacket from sale after a complaint by Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace. The leather jacket - which retails at $700 - includes the band's logo, as well as the logo for The Vandals. But according to Grace, Topshop didn't get permission to use the Against Me name and logo on the garment.

In a Twitter post, the singer wrote: "Hey Topshop, you're selling a $700 leather jacket with my band's name on it and you have no permission. Not cool."

Topshop's Twitter account responded, saying: "Hi there, we're looking into this. We have removed the jacket from our website and are currently withdrawing from stores." Read more here.

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Beyonce Helps Choreographer Propose To Backup Dancer

(Radio.com) It's good to be one of Beyonce's backup dancers. You get to travel the world, contribute to intricate pieces of choreography, and participate in iconic routines like the "Single Ladies" dance. If all that weren't enough, your fearless leader steps in to meddle in your personal life, in the name of putting-a-ring-on-it.

During a show in St. Louis on Saturday (Sept. 10) at the America Center Stadium, Beyonce orchestrated a proposal between her choreographer (John Silver) and one of her backup dancers (Ashley Everett).

She interrupted "Single Ladies" to welcome Silver onstage, who popped the question before tens of thousands of fans. Everett said yes, and Beyonce benevolently asked if she was able to continue dancing in the evening's show. (Spoiler alert: She was).

Watch Beyonce play Cupid among her creative team here.

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