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Glen Campbell Laid To Rest in Arkansas

(Radio.com) Country legend Glen Campbell was laid to rest in Arkansas on Wednesday (Aug. 9). The "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer died at age 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, and his family said a private memorial is to come. Meanwhile, across the world colleagues and fans have offered public tributes to the influential musician.

"Glen was laid to rest on Wednesday in a private ceremony in his hometown of Delight, AR. A private memorial will follow," read a Facebook post from Campbell's family.

The family also thanked fans and friends for the messages of support and condolences they've received since Campbell passed away. 'The Campbell family would like to thank everyone for their enormous outpouring of love and support," they wrote. See the message here.

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Arcade Fire Apologize For Controversial Social Media Campaign

(Radio.com) Over the last several weeks, Arcade Fire have been forced to clarify elements of their promo campaign for Everything Now. Fans were annoyed when accounts urged them to adhere to a dress code for upcoming shows.

They were mystified by overpriced fidget spinners. Satirical reports of "removable jihadi beards" and other bizarre and offensive merchandise didn't elicit many laughs--just outright confusion.

The band released a statement that blames social media strategist Tannis Wright for the campaign. "He thought about marketing our new album, Everything Now, in ways that we never would have, and while we didn't agree with all of them, we had internally agreed to try some things this time around that we might not have tried in the past," the band said.

"In recent weeks, it has come to light that [the strategist] crossed the line from marketing into outright fiction on more than one occasion, and has even offended some readers, fans and websites," they continued. "He wasn't being truthful with the band or our fans at all times." Read more and see the full statement here.

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Metallica Star Kirk Hammett's Collection Goes On Exhibition

(Radio.com) Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is a well-documented collector of classic horror and sci-fi memorabilia and now part of his collection is going on exhibition.

The It's Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-fi art from the Kirk Hammett Collection exhibit will open Saturday, Aug. 12 at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. The collection includes over 100 pieces.

"For me, the horror genre took me over at a young age," Hammett told Boston Magazine. "I was five years old when I saw my first horror movie, and from the onset it was like discovering an entirely different world out there that I never knew existed."

"It was just something that made me feel incredibly safe, comfortable, inspired," he continued. "Over the course of time, as a child, I got more into reading books on horror, monster magazines, horror comic books--that was during the '60s horror toy craze. I was a sponge and soaked it all up." Read more here.

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Liam Gallagher Slams 'Carpool Karaoke'

(Radio.com) Liam Gallagher is not known for his subtly or fear of speaking his mind. Most recently, during an interview with GQ (via NME), he was asked if he would follow in the steps of Adele, Lady Gaga and more to appear alongside host James Corden during the popular viral sensation.

"No, thank you very much," the outspoken former Oasis star and now solo artist replied. "No f—— chance mate. With that fat bloke from Kevin and Perry?"

At this point in the interview, Gallagher's girlfriend Debbie Gwyther clarifies that the singer is referring to the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey, on which Corden played a role, she also claims he's never watched it.

"I don't need to watch it to know I won't like it," Liam continued. He then added a colorful piece of English slang into his thoughts on the late night host. Read more here.

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Eminem, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Highlight Fall Releases?

(Radio.com) Eminem, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith fans won't have to wait too much longer for new music, according to a new rumored report from the music industry trade publication HitsDailyDouble. All three artists are expected to debut their new album by the end of the year.

According to the report, Eminem is expected to release his ninth solo studio record in the fourth quarter of this year. Last year, the rapper took to Twitter to officially announce he was "working on an album."

"Dre still records," The Defiant Ones director Allan Hughes revealed during a recent interview. "People don't know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he's in there recording songs every day." Read more here.

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Idina Menzel Stops Concert To Be Joined By Little Boy

(Radio.com) Award winning singer and songwriter Idina Menzel is known to Broadway fans for her roles in Rent and Wicked, but it was her impeccable vocals on "Let It Go" from the Disney film Frozen that reached households of young children around the world. And while out on her current tour, Idina has been making some friends by asking kids to join her on stage to sing that very song with her in front of thousands.

During this part of her July 30th show in Dallas, Idina asked a couple of kids to help her sing the Frozen hit -- an invite which seemed to bring every child in the room to the stage -- and was pleasantly surprised when she saw a boy in the crowd.

"Oh, I love when the dudes come up," Idina said with a smile before introducing 11-year-old Luke Chacko. Even more surprising was his response to the singer's question about whether or not he knew the song.

"Do you even know what song this is?" Idina asked. "'Let It Go' obviously' What kind of question is that?" Luke fired back without even missing a beat.

Idina went on to explain that during many of her shows, boys who have come up on stage have told her they were not really fans of the song, and one boy even preferred to sing Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls, which drew laughs from Luke and the audience.

"Heck to the no," Luke said about that notion. 'I'm offended!"

It was at that point Idina let Luke sing some of the song, which immediately caused the room to erupt in applause. "Can you all just shut up for a minute and let him sing it again?" Idina cheerfully scolded the crowd. "Because you're not hearing all of the subtleties because you're screaming -- and that's OK -- but now do it again!"

Luke then belted out the chorus backed by Idina's band and wowed the crowd a second time. "You're very special," Idina told Luke before joking, "well, who wants to go after that?!" Check out the full performance here.

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Lorde and The 1975 Star Trade Joini Mitchell Lyrics

(Radio.com) Lorde and The 1975 frontman Matt Healy recently had some fun with one another via social media when the music stars shared a fun Twitter exchange of Joni Mitchell's lyrics.

"Constantly in the darkness, if you want me I'll be in the bar," Lorde wrote in her tweet which started the social media exchange. "On the back of a cartoon coaster, in the blue TV screen light."

Healy then offered up his own reply by supplying the next line from Mitchell's song "A Case of You," from her classic 1971 album Blue. Check out the cute exchange here.

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Nick Jonas Set To Perform For Cruise Passengers

(Radio.com) Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated music star Nick Jonas is doing something he has never done before. The pop singer will soon be taking his show to the sea.

The singer has revealed that he will be performing concerts aboard Carnival's Victory and Liberty cruise ships on September 21 and 22, reports USA Today.

The performances will be recorded while the ships are docked in Nassau, Bahamas as part of the Carnival LIVE Concert Series. Read more details here.

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The National Release New Track 'Carin at the Liquor Store'

(Radio.com) The National are gearing up to release their seventh studio album, Sleep Well Beast, next month on Sept. 8th. Ahead of the record's arrival, the band has shared their third single and visual "Carin at the Liquor Store."

In keeping with prior visuals, the Casey Reas and La Blogothque-directed video features over-exposed shots of the group performing the new track. Watch 'Carin at the Liquor Store' here.

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Thomas Rhett And Daughter Willa Sport Matching Kimonos

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett is loving fatherhood. In the country star's latest post on Instagram, he shared a cute photo of himself and his daughter Willa Gray donning matching purple and flower-printed kimonos.

In the photo, Rhett smiles as his young daughter stares into the camera, with a pink, pineapple-printed t-shirt on underneath. As a caption for the photo, Rhett acknowledges two friends or fans for the robes, writing, "Thank you for the gifts from Japan."
Rhett will be a daddy times two sometime soon, as his wife Lauren is expecting their second child this month. Check out Rhett's adorable social media post

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Diplo Cannot Win Over Rihanna

(Radio.com) "I just want her on a Major Lazer song. She's like the one artist that we can't ever get," Diplo remarked about Rihanna during a recent GQ Style interview.

The internationally renowned DJ sat down to discuss his recent African tour and also dished on how he's yet to find a track that's the right fit for Rihanna, who's been rather blunt about the choices he's presented.

"I played her 'Lean On,'" the DJ said. "She was like, 'I don't do house music.' I face-palmed so hard on that one." While he's hopeful they will eventually bring her on to a song, he doesn't "really care" if they aren't successful. Despite not caring, he seems to be trying really hard win her over. Read about that here.

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David Hasselhoff Helps 'Guardians of The Galaxy' Go Retro

(Radio.com) The cast of the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 have teamed up for a crazy new, 1980's-themed music video to promote the film's upcoming DVD release.

Titled "Guardians' Inferno," the cast dances in full '80s, silvery style and are led by none other than an icon of two hit television series of the era: David Hasselhoff.

Hasselhoff lines are epic. Sample lyric: "They ask me why I bring a baby into battle / That's really irresponsible, that'd getting them rattled." Watch Guardians' Inferno here.

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Busta Rhymes Sends Son Off To College With Heartfelt Note

(Radio.com) You might think calling one of hip-hop's most legendary MCs "Dad" would lead to a rather-unorthodox childhood. Over the weekend, Busta Rhymes proved that (rap) stars can be just like the rest of us. When he dropped his 18-year-old son King off at his college dorm, the rapper shared an Instagram snap of the duo in an embrace, along with a heartfelt message.

"Today was such a magical day," Busta wrote. "This is a picture of me and my son in his new college dorm room where he will be through his next 4 yrs for college. Me and my beautiful family collectively saw my son off to college today… Another one of my babies left the nest today to embark on uncharted territory and start a new phase in life."

Rhymes offered his congratulations and predicted that college will be the start of a bright future for King. "I congratulate my young King @tksaudi as his journey continues in an even Greater way," he wrote. "I know it wasn't easy but it was worth it every step of the way. It's so hard to watch your babies leave the nest. As always we will be here every step of the way. SECURE THE WIN MY YOUNG KING!!!! #TheSmithLegacyContinues." See the photo here.

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Granger Smith Releases 'Happens Like That' Music Video

(Radio.com) Granger Smith has premiered his latest music video for his track "Happens Like That," the first single off the country artist's next album that will arrive sometime this fall.

Directed by TK McKamy, the video features Granger's wife Amber and their youngest son River. The video showcases their journey from the first encounter to starting a family together.

"This has been the most extensive music video I've done, and we've done a lot of them. We shot the video in a massive corn field and a silo and it gives the video this mysterious tone," Granger said. "TK had a vision that the imagery would be kind of like a memory and these lightning strikes make time pass through these stages of life and love. It was amazing to have my beautiful wife Amber and my son River on set. My three kids have now all made cameos in my videos." Watch "Happens Like That" here.

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Liam Payne Believes One Direction Will Reunite

(Radio.com) Liam Payne playing and cuddling with adorable rescue puppies? It's difficult to come up with a cuter scenario for Payne fans, so a new video from Buzzfeed certainly doesn't disappoint.

In the video, Payne answers questions about his upcoming album, all while having a blast with a few new furry friends. It might be challenging to focus on his answers while he cuddles the cute pups, but Payne revealed some juicy tidbits about his impending solo debut.

He spoke about what the writing process is like for him, along with a potential new female artist who will be featured on the record, though he remained tight-lipped about who she might be.

Speaking about the eclectic sound, he said, "There's some ballads, there's some hip-hop songs, there's some more dance music. So I think there's a really varied mix of different things that we have."

The interviewers also asked him about his relationship to One Direction moving forward and who he would consider collaborating with from the boy band. Choosing Zayn Malik, Payne remarked that it would work because they have similar sounds.

"I think [One Direction] will reunite at some point in the future," he continued. "We have to — I mean we've got an album we haven't even toured yet, and I want to write some more songs as well with the boys." Watch the video here.

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Donatella Versace Toasts Bruno Mars With Model Filled Video

(Radio.com) There's no denying Bruno Mars admiration for Donatella Versace's family's brand in his latest hit "Versace on the Floor," and now the fashion icon returned the sentiment in a tribute to Mars via a video on social media.

Versace recruited several models to lip sync along with the musician's hit single which she dedicated "To my special friend," as written in the caption for the clip. The video is extravagant in and of itself, as every model is donned in, what else, but Versace and they are dancing around a room that looks like it could be part of a museum or palace.

Included in the tribute to Mars are super models such as Candice Swanepoel, Natasha Poly, Hana Soukupova, Kiki Willems, Binx Walton, Alexandra Micu, Hiandra Martinez, Faretta, Mag Cysewska, Diletta Paci, Alpha Dia, Leonard Mushiete, Jurriaan Seppenwoolde and Adrian Chabada, according to W Magazine. Watch the video and check out the photos from the shoot here.

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Will Smith And James Corden Get Jiggy With It

(Radio.com) James Corden kicked off his new Carpool Karaoke series on AppleTV with his first guest, Will Smith. Right away, the TV host and the actor/rapper got "Jiggy With It."

Corden tells Smith he'd like to "round out the sound," and the two were joined by a full marching band. The banter is good too. Smith told Corden he was asked to play Barack Obama in an upcoming film and the former President gave his blessing, telling him he "has the ears for it."

The new season of Carpool Karaoke will feature Alicia Keys, John Legend, Metallica and many more. Check out a preview of the Fresh Prince/Will Smith's episode here.

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Luke Combs Covers Garth Brooks' 'Callin' Baton Rouge'

(Radio.com) Luke Combs took time out of his busy touring schedule to cover the classic hit "Callin' Baton Rouge" made famous by Garth Brooks on his 1993 album, In Pieces.

Combs performed and filmed the song on his tour bus, while two of his bandmates play guitar and serenade with him to the catchy tune in the clip that he has shared online.

Originally recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys in 1978, Brooks' own version topped the country music charts back in 1994. Watch the video and listen to Brooks' version here.

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