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Page Too Report for 02/28/2017

Future Addresses Rumor Of New Album Coming This Friday

(Radio.com) The Fader has obtained a statement from Future's rep confirming there is no new release planned for this Friday. This came following rumors that surfaced that the rapper was planning to follow-up the release of two new albums on the past consecutive Fridays.

Where did the rumor come from? He'll be making his debut on The Ellen Show Thursday (March 2nd) and Reddit users discovered that Ellen's description of the Thursday show contains some big info about Future's third possible drop. Besides sitting down with the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, and Lily Collins, Future will perform and attempt to set a record for a number of releases.

"Plus, one of the biggest rappers in music, FUTURE is on the show today!" the site stated. "He'll be performing a song from his upcoming CD, 'HNDRXX.' He has the #1 album in the country this week with 'Future,' and is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks--which will make him the first in history to do that! He's bringing it all to Ellen!" Read more here.

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The Game Claims Meek Mill Involvement In Nicki Minaj Burglary

(Radio.com) The Game looks like he wants to reignite his beef with Meek Mill. In a lengthy post he shared on Instagram, The Game claimed Meek had something to do with Nicki Minaj's house burglary.

Thieves broke into Minaj's Los Angeles residence in early February and took $200,000 worth of goods, including jewelry. But more than that, they destroyed the place, flipping over furniture and vandalizing her home (via TMZ).

Meek denied being involved at the time, but The Game is calling foul. "Instead of being a REAL N—- & leaving the situation with ya head up standing tall, you in ya feelings so you get her house robbed & do f— n—- s– -fronting for the followers she gave you… liking pictures & leaving comments on posts that disrespect the woman who gave you life, actually loved yo dusty a–, bought you s— you couldn't ever afford on yo own & even stood by your side when Drizzy bodied you.." he wrote. Read more here.

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Skrillex Previews New Incubus Collaboration

(Radio.com) We already knew that Skrillex was featured on at least one song from the upcoming Incubus album which will be entitled "8." Today we get a taste of what the collaboration sounds like.

Over the weekend, guitarist Mike Einziger teased fans with an image from the studio featuring Sonny 'Skrillex" Moore and Deftones singer Chino Moreno. The Incubus co-founder simply wrote, 'Magic."

Now, Moore has given us our first taste of actual music. The 15-second clip features Skrillex, Einziger, and frontman Brandon Boyd singing chocolate chip karaoke to what appears to be the 'nu" Incubus-Skrillex collaboration. Check out the picture and studio footage here.

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The Chainsmokers Heartbroken Over Fan's Death

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers shared an emotional message on Monday after learning of the passing of one of their fans. Alex Pall explained how he and Drew Taggart had sent a fan named Jake an encouraging video after his cancer took a turn for the worse.

Jake's friend got in touch with the duo and had requested the clip after he was forced to miss the group's London concert. Today the duo learned that Jake died a day after receiving their message.

"His dad thanked us for the message and I cried," Pall wrote. "Not only does this break our heart but it reminds of two valuable lessons; it's so easy to do little acts of kindness they can go such a long way, not only did this email exchange change our lives but we hope we brought happiness to one of his last moments. So today just think about how much better it is to go that little bit extra and do something positive." Read more here.

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Big Stars Lined Up For Merle Haggard Tribute Concert

A lot of big names in country music will be coming together to pay tribute to the legendary Merle Haggard at a special event that will be taking place on what would have been his 80th birthday.

The all-star Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard concert will be taking place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. CT

The special event will feature performances from Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare and more still to be announced. Find more details here.

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Lorde Teases Fans Hunger For New Music

(Radio.com) On Monday afternoon Lorde tweeted a clue regarding what is believed to be her new single. "U hungry?" she tweeted, followed by a link to the website I'mWaitingForIt.com.

The site features the same video that circulated earlier in the day which features the singer in the backseat of a car while a snippet of music plays in the background. The video also includes a release date of March 2nd in NYC and March 3rd in Lorde's native New Zealand.

Is "I'm Waiting For It" Lorde's new single, album, or just an acknowledgment that the singer knows we've been waiting a long time for new music? Her debut album Pure Heroine dropped back in 2013. Read more here.

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Little Big Town Jam With Chris Stapleton At Residency Kick Off

(Radio.com) Little Big Town kicked things off in style for the first night of their Ryman residency, Little Big Town at the Mother Church. The group brought out Chris Stapleton to cover "Tennessee Whiskey" on Friday (February 24th).

The four stood around the central microphone on a darkened stage and sang an a cappella version of the chorus before Stapleton stepped out onstage. The lights came up to reveal his presence and the crowd went absolutely nuts.

Stapleton showed off his incredible pipes, almost screaming some of the longer notes when he held them to achieve an emotional effect. The cover ventured off into jam territory with Little Big Town drawing out their vocals in place of rollicking guitar riffs.

After they finished "Tennessee Whiskey," Karen Fairchild opened up about their long relationship with Stapleton. "He used to open shows for us," she said. "We know how to pick 'em!" Watch the jam here.

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Brett Eldredge Releases 'Somethin' I'm Good At' Video

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge released his feel-good new single "Somethin' I'm Good At" on Friday (February 24) and fans awoke Monday morning to a music video for the new song.

The country singer teamed up with director Ethan Lader (Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey) for the comical clip which shows Eldredge distracted by a beautiful girl. As a result, he sets off a chain of hilarious unfortunate events in his neighborhood while he tries to chase down the girl of his dreams.

"I'm a real bad liar / I'm a burnt toast kind of guy 'er / If I try to build a fire, I'll burn the woods / I ain't a mover or a shaker / Can't keep up with the pacer/ Never met a dance floor that ever did me any good," he sings in the opening verse.

The one thing he is good at though, is making the girl smile. Watch as Eldredge's song comes to life in video form here.

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Brantley Gilbert Extends The Devil Don't Sleep Tour

(Radio.com) Brantley Gilbert is spending the majority of 2017 on the road. On Monday (February 27), the singer revealed that he'll be extending his current 2017 The Devil Don't Sleep Tour into the summer.

'These shows in the arenas are so loud and so wild," Gilbert says of the road. 'You almost can't hold that energy in the building, but come summer--when we take it outside--it's a whole other kind of deal when we get outside with the BG Nation."

The newly added dates begin June 2 in Florida and extend through Sept. 23 where Gilbert will be headlining his own tour as well as frequenting festivals throughout the country.

'There are so many different ways to do this come warm weather," Gilbert explains in a press release. 'And I like'em all. Festivals are just a party with a whole lotta music'There's not much more real--or more like where I come from--than a fair' and those amphitheater shows, well, that's where the BG Nation comes together to throw it down. You know, it's why when we take it outside, it's just good, and we have the party of the summer everywhere we go." See the dates here.

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Rogue + Jaye Announce New Album 'Pent Up'

Rogue + Jaye, the new group featuring Rogue Wave frontman Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye, have announced that they will be releasing their debut album, "Pent Up" on May 5th.

Zach had this to say about the new group, "We have this thing, and I don't really know why, it's just a comfort level. We have this easy spirit with each other where I like hearing her sing, and I feel very comfortable proposing ideas."

Their new album was engineered by Logan Matheny at Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses's Fleetwood Shack studio in Nashville, TN. The album features Reynolds on bass, Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) on guitar, and Michael Libramento (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Natalie Prass) on drums. Get a taste of what is to come by streaming the track "Little Relief" here.

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Carrie Underwood Celebrates Her Son Isaiah's Birthday Online

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood took to social media on Monday afternoon to wish her son Isaiah a very happy second Birthday. Underwood shared an adorable photo of the birthday boy playing with a balloon via her official Instagram account.

"Where did two years go? My angel is getting so big!" she wrote. "On one hand, it's so fun to see him learn and grow but on the other, it's all happening so fast! Happy birthday, little monkey!

"You are my world…my heart…and I thank God for you each and every day! The two years you have been on this earth have been the best of our lives! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!" See the photo here.

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Alvarez Kings Announce New Album 'Somewhere Between'

Sire/Warner Bros. Records have announced that they will be releasing UK newcomers Alvarez Kings' debut album, which will be entitled "Somewhere Between", on April 14th.

The group recorded the album at Ocean Studios in Burbank, CA with Grammy award-nominated multiplatinum producer, engineer, and mixer Carlos De La Garza (Paramore, M83, Jimmy Eat World).

The band had this to about the new effort "With this album we really wanted to challenge ourselves sonically, a natural progression from the EP. We made use of timeless analogue synth and experimented with other timbres to create something we are really proud of and can't wait for everyone to hear it." Read more here.

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James Corden Invents Thr33way Boy Band For Mockumentary

(Radio.com) You know the pantheon of great boy bands: the Beatles, the Jackson 5, Boyz II Men, *NSYNC, One Direction. But do your remember Thr33way? James Corden wants to remind you.

In a Late Late Show segment featuring Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele, the CBS host took fans behind the music of a supposed '90s pop phenomenon. As the mockumentary goes, Thr33way aimed to "cut through all the innuendo" of contemporary boy band music.

The trio performed songs like "I Want a Three-Way" and "Quit Playing Games With My Penis." They were like the Backstreet Boys, minus the ambiguity about sex acts.

In one of the segment's more inspired moments, Kroll remembers when they "ripped off" Hansen with an "MMMBop" cover called "MMMBoobs." "They took us to court and they won -- quickly."

From there, the floodgates of legal trouble opened. And like Milli Vannili, Thr33way were hiding a dark secret… about their sexual experience. Watch it here.

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Singled Out: Jeremy Tuplin's Where The Light Ends

Jeremy Tuplin, who has been drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, just released his new single "Where The Light Ends" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us a little bit about the new song. Here is the story:

The early formation of the songs I write tend to come from either a general theme or idea, or sometimes just a line, which is where this one came from. I was having a conversation with some friends in a pub and one of them asked 'When did the darkness start?' in relation to what we were talking about, which I won't go into. But I clearly felt this was a particularly poignant question at the time, and eventually changed it and worked it into this song's refrain 'Where the light ends and the darkness begins'.

I think the question lends itself to a few different ideas - in this song I apply the first verse to space and the concept of light and darkness in the universe, and the second verse to an ending of a love affair. There was a third verse which didn't make it onto the recording which looked at death actually… perhaps I thought that was a bit too dark so to speak. The song ends instead with some NASA space transmission dialogue between an astronaut and a lady called Sally, which seemed to fit. So thanks, Sally. And the general recording and production idea centred around the fact that I wanted it to sound kind of space-y, which is where the synth and arpeggiated synth sounds slotted in nicely with the more earthly cellos and bass.

I think this was the first song I wrote that combined ideas about the cosmos and scientific imagery which came to be an underlying theme to the songs in the album that I'll be releasing later this year.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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