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Chris Brown Gets Candid About Rihanna Assault

(Radio.com) Chris Brown is extremely candid in the new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life. In an 11-minute clip uploaded to Facebook, the singer discusses the fight he had with Rihanna inside a Lamborghini the night before the GRAMMY Awards, which resulted in Brown pleading guilty to felony assault.

"She starts going off, she throws the phone, 'I hate you!'" he recalls. "She starts hitting me. We're in a little Lamborghini, you know she's fighting me. I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating s, but then I really hit her. With a closed fist, I punched her, and it busted her lip, and when I saw it I was in shock, I was like 'f, why did I hit her like that?'"

Today, looking at a photo of her with a swollen face and bruises on her head and lip, Brown is devastated. "That's not me. I hate it to this day," he admits. "That's going to haunt me forever."

Reflecting on the fight and their rapid rise to fame as teenagers, Brown says it was a bad combination. "Real life rock stars at 16, 17 years old. That's dangerous, because you can do anything you want," he admits. "We were the perfect, and bad combination, good and bad together." Watch the clip here.

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Bonnie Tyler Performing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' During Eclipse

(Radio.com) Bonnie Tyler will sing her iconic hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart," during Monday's solar eclipse. Tyler will perform the 1983 classic on board the Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise with Joe Jonas' DNCE.

"We're set to take vacationers on an unprecedented experience that is nearly a century in the making," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International.

"A total solar eclipse hasn't crossed the entire U.S. since 1918, and with many of our ships sailing to the Caribbean along the projected path, the stars aligned."

"Bonnie Tyler was a natural choice for this once-in-a-lifetime moment," Bayley told Time. Enjoy "Total Eclipse of the Heart" here.

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Lorde Does Intimate Reimagined Performance Of 'Melodrama'

(Radio.com) Lorde recently performed a special set for Vevo, reimagining the songs from her most recent album Melodrama at New York City's iconic Electric Lady Studios. She even made it up onto the roof for her unique performance of "Hard Feelings/Loveless."

"I don't really do, like, acoustic sessions or anything, but with this record, it had roots in acoustic instruments and live musicianship," the singer said in the behind the scenes interview.

The set also includes Lorde doing "Homemade Dynamite," "Supercut," "Sober," "The Louvre," and "Writer in the Dark." Check out all the performances here.

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Kip Moore And Tony Hawk Announce Music City Skate Jam

Kip Moore has teamed up with skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, for the "Music City Skate Jam," which will be taking place at Music City Walk Of Fame Park in Nashville, TN on September 10th.

The special event will raise funds for Moore's "Kip's Kids Fund" and Hawk's "Tony Hawk Foundation" and will include a skate demo by Hawk as well as performances by Jordan Davis, Dee Jay Silver and a headline performance from Moore.

Moore had this to say, "I think what's always driven me at my core, throughout my career, was to one day have the capability to make a major impact in inner cities around the country.

"I was never a true skater, but always admired the brotherhood of the skating community. Having a chance to team up with a guy like Tony, who's so respected for all he does, is beyond what I could've imagined. I'm super stoked to combine what we do, as we both share similar visions."

Hawk added, "The Music City Skate Jam is the first event of its kind, bringing skateboarding and country music together," said Hawk. "I'm excited to show Nashville an unprecedented display of talent, including some of the world's best skaters and Kip Moore himself."

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Pink Releases Music Video For New Single 'What About Us'

(Radio.com) Pink has released the music video for her new single "What About Us." The track is the lead single off the singer's highly-anticipated album.

She is no slouch when it comes to making music videos. It was recently announced that she will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Pink's new studio album will be entitled "Beautiful Trauma" and is scheduled to be released on October 13th. Check out the highly choreographed new visual here.

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Singled Out: Cameron Mitchell's Here Comes The Future

Americana songwriter Cameron Mitchell just released his first full length solo record titled "Maspeth" last month and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Here Comes The Future". Here is the story:

"Here Comes the Future" is a song I'm very proud of. In a literal sense, it is, indeed, about the future. But it also revolves around the idea of the future being this great unknown of which we can only speculate. Technology has expanded our perception of what is possible, and while that is certainly an exhilarating feeling, it's also quite a bit terrifying. With Elon Musk's predictions of humans living in simulations, to the expanding use of social media to document our lives, we have fundamentally changed the idea of immortality with every post, like, and comment.

Lyrically, the song is somewhat of a letter to my future unborn child(ren). It's advice, guidance, and a bit of warning to them. Nearly everything we ever do from here on out is likely to be recorded, in some way - even this write-up. The final line of the chorus is a rephrasing of the axiom, "Leave the world a better place than you found it."

I wanted the musical arrangement to serve as both a contrast and compliment to the theme. We primarily used acoustic instruments (guitar, upright bass) and piano to set the mood of a simple yet classic sound. The lyrics often stand in contrast to this lush arrangement. I can't imagine many other acoustic ballads out there having the word "petabyte" in them. Matthew Watanabe played piano on this track. While recording, I wanted him to play the solo as if he were Bruce Hornsby. Jazzy, arrhythmic, and whimsical. He nailed it. The outro of the song took on a life of its own. I waffled about whether to end the song earlier or have the band do a "live fade out" while still never resolving. Going along with theme of the unknown future, I decided on the song never fully resolving.

I created a music video for this song using public domain footage, filmed from the turn of the century to the present. Because a vast majority of the footage was filmed by the US government, it primarily focused on the technology of warfare and space exploration. By editing together scenes from different time periods, we can see how rapidly the "future" came for people living generations ago. We only have so long here. Get ready, here comes the future.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!

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Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Bombing Victims to Receive $324K Each

(Radio.com) The 22 families devastated by the terrorist bombing attack at Manchester Arena in England following an Ariana Grande concert earlier this year are each set to receive $324,000 from the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The fund, which was established after the horrific incident at Grande's show on May 22, has raised more than $23 million. A portion of the money was generated through the singer's One Love Manchester concert which featured such acts as Liam Gallagher, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Grande also donated the proceeds from a special re-release of her song "One Last Time" along with a cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

"The payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack," the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund explained in a press release (via Billboard). Read more here.

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Dolly Parton Announces Her First Children's Album

(Radio.com) Country legend Dolly Parton is set to release her very first children's album, "I Believe in You." It is scheduled to drop digitally on September 29 with physical copies to follow on October 13th.

The effort will feature 14 songs all written by Parton. She had this to say, "My first album was released 50 years ago and it's been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I'm coming out with my first children's album in all of those 50 years.

"I'm proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library. It's been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. We've seen 100 million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more." Check out the album artwork and full tracklisting for the album here.

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Taylor Hicks' State Plate Season 2 New Episode Details Revealed

The INSP network have revealed additional states that will be featured in upcoming episodes of State Plate Season 2, the culinary travel series hosted by former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.

The states that will now be featured in upcoming episodes include Alaska,
Montana, Rhode Island, North Dakota, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nevada, Connecticut, New Mexico and New Hampshire.

Although 11 of the new states to be featured were selected by the show's producers, the 12th State - North Carolina was chosen by the fans through a Facebook Fan Vote in June. At the conclusion of season two, State Plate will have documented the most popular foods from 36 states in America. Read more here.

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Capital Cities TV Concert Special Preview Released

The AT&T Audience Network have released a preview clip for the upcoming "Capital Cities" concert special which is scheduled to be broadcast this Friday, August 18, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

The concert special will feature Capital Cities sitting down with series host Ted Stryker in Los Angeles for in-depth interview spanning their musical beginnings.

Capital Cities are celebrating summertime romance with their brand new EP, Swimming Pool Summer, by Lazy Hooks/Capitol Records. "Girl Friday" featuring Rick Ross --one of four new original songs on the EP--tells the story of a guy who can't get a weekend date with his busy dream girl.

The show airs on DIRECTV Ch 239 and U-verse Ch 1114 and streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. Watch the preview here.

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A$AP Mob Performs 'Feels So Good' On The Tonight Show

(Radio.com) A$AP Mob shook up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday evening (Aug. 15) with a high-energy performance of their single "Feels So Good."

Beginning their set backstage, a handheld camera filmed the guys kneeling on the ground as they prepared to take the stage. From backstage, the group made their way into the studio and out into the audience before returning to the stage to finish the song.

'Feels So Good" is the latest track off their forthcoming album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy, out August 25. Watch Rocky, Ferg, Twelvyy, and Co. perform 'Feels So Good" here.

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