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Another New Kendrick Lamar Album Rumored

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar just released his highly anticipated album, DAMN. on Friday (April 14th), but fans are speculating a second new album could be coming on Easter Sunday.

This fan theory derives from two cryptic tweets from producer Sounwave soon after the album dropped. The producer first wrote, "But what if I told you'that's not the official version.." and soon after posted a photo of Morpheus from The Matrix.

In the reflection of Morpheus' glasses, fans believe they need the Laurence Fishburne character holding two pills: one red and one blue. The font color on the cover of DAMN. is bright red.

The fan theory develops further from a lyric in 'The Heart Part 4," where Lamar raps, 'My next album, the whole industry on an ice pack," and 'with TOC, you see the flames."

Some fans now believe "TOC" stands for "the other color," alluding to another record featuring a blue color. Lamar also swapped out his Spotify picture with a photo of him standing in front of a blue brick wall, while wearing a simple white t-shirt with his album's title written on it.

The theory also connects Lamar to Jesus, dropping his first project on Good Friday, with the sequel arriving on Easter. Read all about it here.

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Drake Does Surprise Performance At 21 Savage Concert

(Radio.com) Drake is everywhere these days. In March he dropped his new album More Life. He's been appearing in other artist's videos and guesting on their tracks. A few days ago, he was at a kids' birthday party with Rihanna.

And on Wednesday (April 12), he pulled double duty, delivering guest vocals to DJ Khaled for his Grateful album, then rushing to the Wiltern in Los Angeles to perform three songs with 21 Savage.

The ubiquitous rapper started off by joining 21 Savage for his song "Sneakin'," then he performed two of his own songs, "Fake Love" and "Gyalchester." It wasn't long before fan-shot video surfaced on social media. Read more here.

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Harry Styles Almost Cast As Han Solo In 'Star Wars' Movie

(Radio.com) Harry Styles is in high demand. The former One Direction member recently released his debut solo single "Sign of the Times" and will make his big screen debut later this year for his role in Dunkirk. As it turns out, he was almost cast in the upcoming Star Wars spinoff film too.

According to Teen Vogue, Styles was close to playing the role of a young Han Solo in the Disney film, slated for a release in May 2018. Due to scheduling conflicts, the singer couldn't accept the part and the role went to Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!).
"Harry was one of the early names in contention when the studio looked at Han Solo," an insider says. "Even though he had virtually no acting experience, they saw he had huge star potential and would give the solo project enormous publicity." Read more
here.

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Newly Discovered Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

(Radio.com) A newly-discovered species of shrimp has been named after classic rock band Pink Floyd. The synalpheus pinkfloydi is a shrimp which uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud that it can kill small fish.

The Head of Research at the Museum of National History, Sammy De Grave, explained that his appreciation for Pink Floyd goes way back, according to the BBC.

"I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979 when I was 14 years old," De Grave said. 'The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band." Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Surprises Galway Residents With Music Video Shoot

(Radio.com) When you think about it, where else would Ed Sheeran shoot a video for "Galway Girl" but Galway, Ireland? Still, many local residents were surprised when the singer/songwriter stopped by their hometown with a camera crew earlier this week (April 11)

Fans shared photos from the set of the video on social media. One location was Salthill House in the city. "Can't believe that Ed Sheeran is actually in Galway right now! What I would give to be there! #GalwayGirl https://t.co/atAH35u6in— Rebecca Casserly (@BoopFashionista) April 11, 2017"

"We were going for a pint in O'Connors but some lad @edsheeran is holding up the pub. #sheeranout #galway #galway https://t.co/ehGKN0DylC— Rofi James (@Rofi_James) April 11, 2017" Read more here.

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Remy Ma Insults Nicki Minaj on 'Hip-Hop Squares'

(Radio.com) Remy Ma was a guest on this week's episode of Hip Hop Squares and she couldn't resist throwing some shade at Nicki Minaj. Ma was asked to finish the lyrics to Nicki's "Anaconda" verse: "Put his butt to sleep ____,"

"You know what I'm kinda thinking that she was would have said something about her butt, because that's always like the every other two bars," Remy said.

She seemed to soften her tone by continuing "I'm actually a big Nicki Minaj fan and I know all her lyrics. And her next line is 'Now I'm eating some tacos.'" But of course, that is not the line. The actual lyric "Now he's calling me NyQuil." Check out the clip here.

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Ryan Phillippe Will Never Let Katy Perry Out of His Basement

(Radio.com) Why won't Ryan Phillippe let Katy Perry out of his basement? The situation began last Sunday (April 9) when Cruel Intentions star Phillippe shot down dating rumors with the "Roar" singer over social media, declaring in all caps, "I am not dating Katy Perry. Barely know her. Please stop flying helicopters over my house. She is not here. Thx."

This exclamation led to numerous fan responses, such as one who wrote, "Thats what some1 who has Katy Perry in his basement would say….."

Perry decided to join in on the fun, begging, "Can u let me out of this basement pls." Phillippe quickly responded with a straightforward, "never." The entire exchange concluded when Perry sweetly apologized for getting the actor swept up in the Hollywood rumor mill. Check out the posts here.

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Ringo Starr Asked If Beatles Are Bigger Than Justin Bieber

(Radio.com) Who is bigger? The Beatles or Justin Bieber? Let's ask Ringo! When TMZ caught up with Ringo Starr, a reporter presented the iconic musician with a seemingly challenging question, "If The Beatles and Justin Bieber were touring together in their prime, who would open?"

"Justin," The Beatles drummer quickly confirmed. TMZ followed up, asking "Beatles all the way, right?" Starr nodded and responded, "All the way brother."

"But we love Justin," Starr continued. "That's the second question I'm not going to answer." Watch the encounter video, there's even a Joe Walsh cameo here.

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Alanis Morissette Reacts To Former Manager's Apology

(Radio.com) Alanis Morissette's former manager, Jonathan Schwartz, recently pled guilty to embezzling millions of dollars from his clients, and he has issued an apology in an open letter. But Morrissette's not so quick to forgive.

"I would be apprehensive to believe any words that come out of Jonathan Schwartz's mouth," she said in a statement. It's easy to understand Morissette's skepticism since Schwartz was caught stealing nearly $5 million from her, reports NME.

In his letter, Schwartz wrote: 'At first, I 'borrowed' a little from clients, with the hopes that I would pay them back if I won that night's bet. That snowballed, and as I kept losing, I kept stealing. I kept telling myself that I just needed one lucky break, and I'll pay them back.

He continued: '[W]hen I was finally caught, a bright spotlight shined on my deplorable conduct. I could not hide any longer and hit rock bottom. By seeing how pathetic I had become, I finally got the courage to ask for help." Read more here.

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Paramore Stars Do Surprise Radiohead Cover

(Radio.com) Paramore's Hayley Williams, Taylor York and Zac Farro shared the stage for the first time in seven years last weekend in Nashville. Farro was performing at his EP release show for his Halfnoise side-project.

Williams and York joined him on stage at the show for a cover of Radiohead's "House of Cards." Farro left the band in 2010, but recently re-joined the group for their forthcoming studio album.

Williams reflected on the moment via social media after the show, writing, "Played on a stage w/ my best @zacfarro. 1st time in like half a decade tonight' in a Chinese restaurant. lost my mind." Check out the posts here.

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Gorillaz Frontman Damon Albarn Talks 'Andromeda'

(Radio.com) Gorillaz mastermind David Albarn appeared on the Song Exploder podcast to discuss the writing of the band's new track 'Andromeda." Albarn described working with D.R.A.M., who stopped by the podcast to lend his own two cents about working with Gorillaz.

Albarn shared an early version of 'Andromeda" on which D.R.A.M. lent lead vocals -- there was also a prototype that featured Christine & the Queens. He credits Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean" and Hall & Oates' 'I Can't Go for That" as inspirations behind the track -- 'two of the 80s greatest pop songs." In fact, the working song title was 'I Can't Go for Billie Jean."

"Andromeda was also written from a place of grief for 'all these beautiful people I'd known who passed away." On the album, its cover note reads 'For Ethyl."

'Ethyl is the deceased mother of my partner," Albarn says. 'She was very ill when I first sat down at the piano. And I was just thinking about her. It all came out in one splurge; it was one take, the whole thing."

'Well I've enjoyed it enormously, but I think it's time to terminate this very, very in-depth analysis of my music-making process before I destroy the whole myth completely." Listen to the podcast here.

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Sam Hunt Rumored To Be Getting Married This Weekend

(Radio.com) Sam Hunt will officially be off the market, come Saturday (April 15), when he marries his fiance Hannah Lee Fowler in a hometown ceremony, according to a report from TMZ.

Sources involved in the wedding shared that the ceremony will take place in Cedartown, Georgia and it will be a small affair, with close family and friends only.

We may not get to see it because, though there will be photos and video, the couple reportedly won't be selling their wedding photos to any magazines. Read more here.

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Lorde Reveals The Theme Of Melodrama Album

(Radio.com) Lorde referred to the narrator in her first single, "Green Light," from her upcoming record, Melodrama, as "that drunk girl at the party dancing around, crying about her ex-boyfriend, who everyone thinks is a mess. That's her tonight and tomorrow she starts to rebuild."

Now, in a new interview with The New York Times, the Pure Heroine singer reveals the entire theme of her second studio album loosely revolves around a single house party.

'With a party, there's that moment where a great song comes on and you're ecstatic," she explained, 'and then there's that moment later on where you're alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don't think you look good, and you start feeling horrible." Read more here.

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Halsey Energized For New Album Following The Chainsmokers Collab

(Radio.com) 22-year-old Halsey was already a successful electropop artist after dropping her 2015 debut album Badlands, but thanks to her seven-times platinum collaboration with The Chainsmokers, she's gone mainstream.

"['Closer'] was just supposed to be a fun, summer song, but I knew as soon as we did it, we had our hands on something special," she told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio.

Now she's gearing up to release her second album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Just last week, she dropped the music video for the lead single, "Now Or Never."

"'Now Or Never' is about these two young lovers who are impatient. They want each other to stop sending mixed signals. It's this vibey song that you can put on in the car and close your eyes to," she explained. "But in the context of my album, it's a Romeo and Juliet story. It's about two people who need to make their love work now because there are forces trying to keep them apart."

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is greatly influenced by everything Halsey's experienced over the past three years. Read more here.

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Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Announced

(Radio.com) Fans of the hit "Carpool Karaoke" segment on The Late Late Show starring James Corden won't have to stay up late to see why it has become so popular.

There are plenty of great moments from "Carpool Karaoke" . From Justin Bieber and Corden switching outfits to Corden donning an iconic Sia wig, fans cannot get enough of the hilarity.

Now, CBS will present a new The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special, featuring an all-new video, Toddlerography and Corden's favorite moments from the show May 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Read more here.

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Brad Paisley Goes Back To The 80s With 'Last Time For Everything' Video

(Radio.com) Has Brad Paisley been binge watching Stranger Things? The country music star's new video for his single, 'Last Time For Everything," seems to point to a definite yes.

In the video, Paisley dons a puffy vest, rides his bike around town and emulates the show's iconic retro 1980's font in the title shot. The clip continues to pay homage to the decade with cameos by the Walkman plus KITT and David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.

This is the second funny video Paisley has released since his "selfie#theinternetisforever" video debuted earlier this month. The song comes from his upcoming studio album, Love and War, that is slated for release April 21. Paisley is currently on tour through September. Watch the video here.

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50 Cent Appears to Punch Female Fan In Online Video

(Radio.com) New video that surfaced online earlier this week appears to show a disturbing sequence of events a recent 50 Cent concert where the rapper may have punched a female fan.

During a performance Saturday night at Baltimore's Soundstage 50 reaches into the audience and loses his balance as a fan pulls him off stage. It happens quickly, but the video appears to show the rapper punching the female fan in response.

Once he is back on stage, the rap star invites the fan to join him, which she does, and proceeds to dance so things may not be what they appeared to be in the clip. Watch the video here.

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Frank Ocean Streams New Song Featuring Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator

(Radio.com) Frank Ocean earlier this week released a new song entitled "Biking," which features guest appearances from Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator and can be streamed online.

After the long wait between Ocean's 2012 debut release, Channel Orange and 2016's Blonde fans will be pleased to hear new music from Frank so soon.

Tyler and Ocean's collaborations date back to the two's Odd Future days. The song currently resides on OFWGKTA's official SoundCloud page. Listen to the new track here.

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Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson Optimistic Despite Family Assault

(Radio.com) While Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart are currently on hiatus, the sisters insist that the band has not broken up. In an interview with Rolling Stone, both sisters tell their side of the story after Ann's husband was accused of assault following a performance on August 26, 2016, at Auburn, Washington's White River Amphitheatre.

As Heart was singing their last song of the evening, backstage Nancy's 16-year-old twin sons asked their uncle, Dean Wetter, to see Ann's new tour bus. While Wetter brought the teens on the bus he told them to keep the door closed so the dogs on the bus wouldn't escape. As they left the bus, one of the teens left the door open for his brother which enraged Wetter. Wetter then allegedly hit one teen and then grabbed the other by the throat when he tried to intervene.

Wetter was later arrested and charged with two counts of assault, one felony and one misdemeanor. The altercation has left both sisters estranged and in separate interviews with the publication, they remain optimistic about Heart's future.

"I do see a positive way forward and that's our friendship," Ann says. "Nancy and I didn't do this thing. We are each other's friends and have been and will after this. Right now, we're supporting each of our families. Nobody in this situation is evil. We have to be like trees that grow around the little imperfections."

Meanwhile, Nancy admits that the "victory lap I was hoping to have this summer" is on hold until "feelings all settle down and people can just be adults and talk to each other." Read more here.

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Eric Church Talks Story Behind 'Round Here Buzz'

(Radio.com) Eric Church's single "Round Here Buzz" describes catching a buzz in a small town -- but the idea required a bit of finesse in the studio. Co-writers Jeff Hyde and Luke Dick worked with Church to perfect the Mr. Misunderstood track as it came to life in sessions.

'We changed it some and tweaked it some," he said in a new promotional video. 'The song needed to just be played. I felt like it had been kinda written and had been boxed in a little bit with everybody saying, 'It's a hit song,' The soul of the song, to me, was just us playing it."

"I think it's funny that Luke came by to make sure we weren't messing up the song," Church recalls. 'I fully feel like he left thinking we had messed up the song. [That look of] panic, it was more panic than concern." Watch Church talk about the song's inspiration here.

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Selena Gomez And '13 Reasons Why' Stars Get Matching Tattoos

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez executive produced the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, a dark mystery that revolves around high schoolers and social media.

To celebrate the achievement, Selena and the show's cast got matching tattoos: subtle punctuation marks that she documented via her Instagram story post.

The black semicolon represents mental health awareness and suicide prevention, which are thematically pertinent to the plot of 13 Reasons Why. Selena made the excursion with actors Alisha Boe and Tommy Dorfman, who star in the series. See the post here.

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Stevie Wonder Gearing Up For His Third Marriage

(Radio.com) Legendary artist Stevie Wonder is getting married for a third time to his girlfriend of five years, Tomeeka Bracy. The ceremony will take place at a beachside ceremony in Jamaica on June 17, according to the Daily Mail.

Celebrity guests in attendance include Elton John and Sam Smith, along with the singer's nine children. Bracy gave birth to the couple's second child, a daughter Nia, December 2014.

"It is going to be a huge, incredibly fun wedding and Stevie is flying out all his nearest and dearest," a guest told The Daily Mail. "The guest list is pretty spectacular, and there will be a couple of surprise performances on the night." Read more here.

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Migos' Quavo Captured Scoring A Three-Pointer With Football

(Radio.com) Migos rapper Quavo has done well in the rap game, yet there's another game he's good at- football. The one-time high school quarterback may not have been on the field for a few good years, but his passing skills still seem to be as precise as ever.
During a break in the shooting of a Champ Sports commercial, the rapper was a long way from a basketball court when he passed a football in a perfect arc and into the distant net. It must have been at least a 40 yard pass.

It's a good thing he Migos landed a number one single and album earlier this year or else he might be pondering his career choice; Plenty of NFL teams could use a quarterback with an arm like that. Still, he has no regrets and Migos are currently signed to a sweet deal with Motown and Capitol Records. Check out Quavo's masterful pass here.

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Deadmau5 Laughs Off Technical Difficulties With Barry Manilow

(Radio.com) Deadmau5 found himself struggling through technical difficulties during a recent concert in Columbia, Maryland. The Canadian producer dealt with the situation by cracking jokes and even broke into a '70s pop classic.

'What the f—?" he told the crowd. 'I can't believe that actually happened! Hang on. This is literally every technical musician's worst f—ing nightmare! But I've learned to embrace such f— ups!"

The DJ told the crowd, "Give me a second, then added, "I wish it was like a CD player--that way I could just start it over!" reports NME. Then, Deadmau5 treated the crowd to a snippet of Barry Manilow's "Copacabana," before admitting: 'With great technology comes great f—-ups." A fan was there to capture the moment, check it out here.

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Jay Z Removes Most Of His Tracks From Spotify

(Radio.com) Jay Z has removed most of his tracks from streaming music service Spotify to fight off competition with his own company, Tidal.The rapper pulled nine of his 12 albums from Spotify, but left his first three on the site.

The move will likely impact Jay Z's streaming stats since Spotify has 50 million subscribers, compared to Tidal's three million. But he's not the only music pioneer to pull his music from the site.

To date, Jay Z's wife Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Adele and Prince have all withdrawn from Spotify at one point or another. 'Some of [Jay Z's] catalogue has been removed at the request of the artist," read a statement issued by Spotify. Read more here.

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Will Smith Goes Barber Shop On Son Jaden's Dreadlocks

(Radio.com) Former rapper and blockbuster actor Will Smith recently practiced his haircutting skills on his son Jaden Smith in order to prepare the 18-year-old for his upcoming movie role.

Taking to social media, the elder Smith posted a photo showing that just he chopped off his son's famous blonde-colored dreads. Jaden is preparing for his role in the movie Life in a Year.

The film follows the romantic story of a teenage boy's journey to offer his terminally ill girlfriend, played by Cara Delevigne, a lifetime's worth of experiences, according to IMDB. Will Smith and James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment is producing the film. Check out the post here.

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Lady Gaga Rumored To Swallow Snakes At Coachella

(Radio.com) A new fan video has emerged from Coachella, showing a short clip of Lady Gaga's eerie background visuals as she gets ready to take the stage April 15 at 11:20 p.m. local time.

In the video, Mother Monster appears to swallow a snake, just as a snake would its prey, according to Idolator. This would not be the first time Gaga has consumed a strange object, such as in the singer's 2009 "Alejandro" music video, where she swallowed a rosary, according to Rolling Stone.

"Well, you know, there's always a 'wow with Gaga at some point," Gaga's choreographer and visual director, Richy Jackson, revealed to EW about the singer's upcoming performance. "That's all I can say! There's always something." Check out the fan video here.

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10-Year-Old Girl Drums Her Way To 'Denmark's Got Talent' Victory

(Radio.com) 10-year-old drummer Johanne Astrid won the 2017 Denmark's Got Talent by rocking away to classic rock hits like Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name" and Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love."

During the grand finale, which can now be viewed online, Astrid drummed to "Bad Craziness" by Dutch rock band D-A-D. According to TV2 Astrid did not expect to win.

"I hope I will get to play a lot of other places or get in a real band. I have not really thought about it, but I just know I have to play drums when I grow up," Johanne Astrid said. Watch her awesome jamming out in the compilation video here.

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