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Page Too Report for 02/07/2017


Justin Bieber Used By Police To Threaten Drunk Drivers

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber's T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial turned heads: The pop star cycled through a wide array of touchdown moves for the #UnlimitedMoves campaign, featuring special guests like New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski.

As with everything Bieber-related, the spot earned euphoric praise from fans and some skepticism from Justin's haters. A Twitter handle for the Wyoming, Minnesota police department tweeted a warning to drunk drivers: "If you drive drunk tonight we're going to subject you to that Justin Bieber @TMobile Super Bowl Commercial the entire way to jail."

For some, that surely constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. The small-town law enforcement operation earned more than 8,000 retweets and a nation of new fans: They even had to clarify that Wyoming, MN is a city in Minnesota--not the state of Wyoming. Read more here.

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Drake Previews New Track 'Hush Up the Silence'

(Radio.com) Drake has been using his Boy Meets World Tour to tease a handful of new tracks allegedly appearing on his forthcoming playlist project More Life, but on Saturday (February 4th) OVO Sound Radio host Oliver El-Khatib took a different tactic and used the program to preview another one.

From the sounds of it, Drake could be shouting out his new lady love Jennifer Lopez in his latest, "Hush Up the Silence." Drake begins singing around the halfway point. "Too mix up in drama to go outside/ Too mix up in drama to free my mind/ Jealous people around me, I need to change my life/ I just turn colder every time I try," he sings. But all that drama falls by the wayside when he thinks about the new woman in his life. "I wanna put you in my life/ Your hair smell like the tropics/ Your body look nice/ One f— can't hold me, we gotta go twice/ I'm here for you, just tell me what you like/ I wanna put you in my life," he sings. He and Lopez have been cozying up since the holidays, so could these new verses be about her?

"Hush Up the Silence" has much in common with Drake's hit single "One Dance," which makes sense considering he once again teamed up with Nigerian singer Wizkid for it. Listen to "Hush Up the Silence" here.

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Taylor Swift Breaks Bad News To Fans At Super Saturday Concert

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift performed her one and only concert in 2017 at DirecTV's Super Saturday event on February 4th. Swift headlined the pre-Super Bowl show as part of her deal with AT&T, and while onstage she informed concert-goers that she wouldn't be touring this year.

"By coming to this show tonight you are attending 100% of this year's tour dates," she said. For her lone 2017 concert, Swift used the platform to perform her single "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" live for the first time.

Her collaborator Zayn Malik wasn't on hand, but Swift still shouted him out on Instagram. "Had such a great time playing I Don't Wanna Live Forever for the first time live tonight, although we missed you @zayn, the crowd sang so loud!!" she wrote. Read more here.

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Rae Sremmurd Tease Kendrick Lamar and Gucci Mane Collaboration

(Radio.com) Rae Sremmurd have teased a new, yet-untitled song featuring Kendrick Lamar and Gucci Mane. The duo unveiled the collaboration during a tour stop in Prague, and fans loved it.

The brothers interrupted "Set the Roof on Fire" to play the song. Mane has worked with Rae Sremmurd before, most notably his guest spot on their hit "Black Beatles." I

dolator reports that the track comes from the upcoming Mike WiLL Made It album, Ransom 2. The producer and label head also teased part of the Sremmurd/Gucci/Kendrick track at his own DJ set last month. Preview the megawatt collaboration here.

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Britney Spears' Niece Seriously Injured In An ATV Accident

(Radio.com) Britney Spears' 8-year-old niece Maddie was seriously injured in an ATV accident on Sunday, according to reports by Entertainment Tonight and TMZ.

Spears' father Jamie told ET, "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie." Maddie is the daughter of Spears' sister Jamie Lynn, a singer and actress in her own right.

According to TMZ, the girl was riding an ATV on a hunting expedition in Kentwood, LA, when the vehicle flipped. She was reportedly submerged underwater for minutes, before being airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Despite the speculation (and her father's statement), a representative for Britney Spears told ET that the public doesn't have all the facts straight: "The details the media are reporting surrounding the incident regarding Jamie Lynn's daughter Maddie are incorrect." Read more here.

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Migos' Offset Lost $50K Betting On Super Bowl

(Radio.com) Migos' Offset is such a fan of the Atlanta Falcons, his hometown football team, that he bet on them to win Super Bowl LI on Sunday night (February 5th).

But things didn't exactly go according to plan for the rapper because, despite leading throughout the entire game, the Falcons ended up losing in overtime to the New England Patriots.

TMZ's cameras caught up with Offset in Houston, where he admitted he'd placed $50,000 on the Falcons and lost. And, according to him, $10,000 of his big payout was going to Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta. Read more here.

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Chance The Rapper Releases 'Same Drugs' Video

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper premiered a music video for his track "Same Drugs" featuring vocals from Eryn Koehn, Yebba, John Legend, Francis Starlite and Macie Stewart.

The clip features Chance at the piano performing with a large sock puppet/cat muppet type character. As the song ends the artist leaves the set, we see that all the other characters who have been filming the video are also muppets.

The visual is the latest off Chicago rapper's highly acclaimed mixtape Coloring Book, which is nominated for multiple GRAMMYs. Check out the new clip here.

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Big Sean's Cover Of Kanye West's 'I Wonder' Goes Online

(Radio.com) Big Sean visited BBC Radio 1Xtra in the UK last week where he covered Kanye West's "I Wonder" and performed two of his own tracks, "Bounce Back" and "Moves."

Big Sean's performance of his GOOD Music boss' song was high-energy and impacting. "I Wonder" was featured on West's third studio album, Graduation, released in 2007.

I Decided features collaborations with Eminem on 'No Favors," Migos on 'Sacrifices" and The Dream on 'Sunday Morning Jetpack."Watch Big Sean's performance of "I Wonder" here.

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Bob Marley Recordings Lost For 40 Years Have Been Restored

(Radio.com) Audio from Bob Marley's London and Paris sets (1974-1978) was lost for more than 40 years, until they were discovered in a "damp" London hotel basement.

When found, experts thought they were water damaged beyond repair, but an ambitious restoration brought them back to their former gloryA friend of London businessman Joe Gatt found the tapes in the Kensal Rise section of London, in a dilapidated hotel where Marley and the Wailers stayed on tour. Gatt, a Marley fan, helped bring them to public attention.

Ten of the 13 reel-to-reel tapes have been fully restored--two others were blank. Altogether, the project was completed at a cost of $31,200. Read more here.

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Empire of the Sun Announce U.S. Tour

(Radio.com) Empire of the Sun have announced that they will be playing a series of shows across the United States in late spring in support of their third album "Two Vines," which was released last year. .

The duo announced their late spring tour. Australian electronic group The Avalanches will support Empire of the Sun at two tour stops, and New Zealand duo Broods will take over that duty at two others.

The U.S. tour kicks off at Coachella on April 14th when Empire of the Sun performs their first of two weekends and wraps up May 13th in Camden, New Jersey. See the dates here.

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Stephen Colbert Takes On Talking Heads' 'Once In a Lifetime'

(Radio.com) Stephen Colbert is no stranger to the microphone. The Late Show host frequently recreates artist performances on a nightly basis and in his latest he became Talking Heads singer David Byrne.

On Saturday night (Feb. 4) in Montclair, New Jersey, Colbert took to a club stage to perform a cover of Talking Heads' hit "Once in a Lifetime. Video of it has been posted online

Colbert was scheduled to take part in a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival, but no one knew he would be rocking out. Throughout his nearly six-minute performance, Colbert transformed from late night host to former Talking Heads singer David Byrne as he energetically waved his hands in the air and even knelt down on the floor. Watch Colbert's performance here.

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Lady Gaga Shares Super Bowl Performance and New Tour Dates

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga posted video of her Super bowl Halftime show on Twitter at 8:37 p.m. on Sunday night and then announced the initial dates for her forthcoming world tour.

The Joanne World Tour tour launches in Vancouver, Canada August 1 and runs through September 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Details on ticket sales are yet to be announced.

She tweeted :Here is the full #PepsiHalftime Retweet so others can watch. #SuperBowl #LadyGaga fb.me/1dCerL0JQ— Lady Gaga (@LadyGagaLGN) February 06, 2017". See the tour dates here.

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John Legend Announces North American Tour

(Radio.com) John Legend will be spending most of the summer on the road. The singer announced his details for his upcoming American Tour on Monday morning (Feb. 6).

Legend's Darkness and Light North tour is scheduled to kick off on May 12th in Miami at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater and wraps June 30th at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

Cities he'll be visiting throughout his tour include Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Saint Louis, Toronto and New York City, among others. Joining Legend on the road will be Gallant. See the dates here.

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Singled Out: Roger Street Friedman's Everyday

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Roger Street Friedman just released his brand new album "Shoot The Moon" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track "Everyday". Here is the story:

"Everyday" came about, like many of my songs do, when I was just strumming my guitar with my red cutaway capo on the 4th fret. It gives the guitar this really nice open sound and I started strumming the main riff in the key of E.

As I was strumming, the words "I'm alright… most of the time" popped into my head and I kind of blocked out the chorus and came up with the chord pattern for the verses.

It all stopped there for a while until I was out riding my bicycle one morning and the bridge popped into my consciousness. I stopped and wrote it down in my phone, and when I got back to my home studio put the arrangement together. The rest of the chorus also came to me then - "it's just me in the way." So I had a chorus and a bridge but no lyrics for verses and that's where I left it.

Later that summer when my band moved into the studio for the basic tracking sessions for "Shoot The Moon," we had 12 songs on the list. We spent four days in a row tracking and then at the end of the last day I pulled out this tune. Everyone was sorta ready to go home, and we were all kind of fried, but Frank (Ferarra the stellar electric guitar player and de-facto musical director) wrote a quick chart and we did three or four takes of the arrangement with me singing the choruses and humming the verses. The energy was so great I knew we had something really special. When I sat down to finish the song it came to me that it was about doing the best I can every day, and just trying to get out of my own way. I mean, most of the time we put up our own obstacles to happiness or success. It's all in how we respond to the trials and tribulations that life throws at us. This song is a reminder to myself (and an invitation to everyone) to choose the path that leads us toward happiness and then just keep putting one foot in front of the other...

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

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