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Page Too Report for 01/04/2017


Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar Lead Coachella Lineup

(Radio.com) Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2017. The lineup also includes The xx, Travis Scott, DJ Khaled, Father John Misty, Empire of the Sun, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Lorde, Justice, New Order, Grouplove and dozens more.

Music industry trade magazine Hits Daily Double began rumors of the three headlining the 2017 show when the it published the tease in its "Rumor Mill" column in November.

The magazine also speculated that Oasis would reunite for the festival. Liam and Noel Gallagher have not played together as Oasis since the band broke up in 2009. This rumor apparently did not come true.

Once again the annual festival will be held over two weekends featuring the same lineup; April 14-16 and April 21-23, 2017. Read more here.

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Kanye West And Tyga Release New Track 'Feel Me'

(Radio.com) Kanye West and Tyga celebrated 2017 in style with brand new music. The two rappers have teamed up for the beat heavy "Feel Me," which dropped at midnight on New Year's Day.

"Feel Me" marks West's first release since he was hospitalized in November. On the track, he and Tyga rap about the ladies in their lives. As it turns out, these ladies also happen to be family members. While Tyga raps about his expensive birthday gift to Kylie Jenner--a $200,000 black Mercedes Maybach--West name drops his better half, Kim Kardashian West.

"Kylie Jenner thick, you gotta feel me/ Happy birthday, here's a Benz, feel me?" Tyga says. Meanwhile, West follows suit with a similar line. "Kim K thick, you gotta feel me/ At the dealership like what's the dealy?" Read more here.

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Indiana Pacers Poke Fun At Mariah Carey NYE Debacle

(Radio.com) Mariah Carey made an unforgettable impression during her disastrous New Year's Eve performance, for better or for worse. And let's be honest, it was mostly for worse.

Whether technical difficulties or a lack of preparation caused the backing track snafu, it was a moment made for live television. And, as Mariah says, "S happens."

The Indiana Pacers decided to capitalize on the viral moment with a live "Lip Sync Cam," which put audience members on the spot to sing along with Carey's iconic single "Emotions." In Mariah's defense, nobody in Indianapolis was a natural at faking it, either.

The camera scanned the crowd while Carey's song played--some seemed vaguely familiar with the tune, while others didn't seem to realize what was happening. It's a case of NBA life imitating Mariah Carey's subversive performance art. Watch the crowd pay tribute to Mariah's spectacular debacle here.

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The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart Lands On Forbes' 30 Under 30

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers have something to celebrate other than a hit record. Co-founder Drew Taggart has made Forbes' prestigious 30 Under 30, a list that counts Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga among its alumni.

The 27 year-old Syracuse University grad is just one of many bestowed the honor of being named an important influence in music. The list of music personalities who made this year's 30 Under 30 list includes:

Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, Daya, Desiigner, G-Eazy, Gallant, Jeremih, Logic, Maddie & Tae, Charlie Puth, Troy Sivan, Bryson Tiller, Josh and Tyler of Twenty One Pilots and Lil Yachty as well as a few young music executives. Read more here.

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Sia Releases 'Never Give Up' Lyric Video

(Radio.com) Sia has an inspiring new song for the Lion soundtrack, "Never Give Up," and on Tuesday (January 3rd) she released a lyric video which adds to the already powerful message the song conveys.

The lyric video also follows two children wearing Sia's classic black and white wig and running through a railway station. They've been separated from one another and race to find their way back together, which parallels Lion's narrative. In the movie, a young Indian boy becomes separated from his biological mother and family, and as an adult he journeys back to find her.

The two appear in shots that find them scrambling through the deserted railway station while Sia's lyrics appear written on the railway tracks, on the station's siding and more. "I'll find my way/ Find my way home," she sings on the anthemic, rhythmically-driven chorus. Watch the video here.

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Elton John Plays Tribute To George Michael

(Radio.com) It seems as though 2016 involved more tributes than years past due to the staggering number of artists who unexpectedly passed away. Elton John contributed to the list of artists honoring musicians by paying tribute to his longtime friend George Michael.

While performing in Las Vegas last week (Dec. 29), John took a moment to honor Michael. He sang his 1974 hit "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," which he and Michael performed live in 1991 and released as a separate single. A large image of Michael appeared onscreen behind John, and during the song's chorus it transitioned into a shimmering, sunlight effect.

John tweeted a heartfelt message about Michael on December 28. "I am in deep shock. I have lost a beloved friend the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. RIP @GeorgeMichael," he wrote. Watch John's tribute to Michael here.

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Migos Announce New Album 'C U L T U R E'

(Radio.com) Atlanta hip-hop group Migos announced their new album C U L T U R E will be released in late January and they shared artwork for that project on Tuesday.

Centered against a black background, the cover art blends fireballs, white roses, doves, women, cars and more for a collage of influences and regional Atlanta culture. Quavo, Takeoff and Offset also appear in the image mash-up.

Ahead of the album's release, Migos dropped the album's first single, "Bad and Boujee" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, which has been blowing up the charts. The trio also shared the music video for the track, which blends high fashion with less "boujee" fare like fast food. For example, Migos dine out on Chanel hamburgers and more while hanging close to home. Check it out here.

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Future Released Two New Music Videos

(Radio.com) Not to be upstaged by his son, Future released not one, but two music videos to close out 2016. He returned to his mixtape Purple Reign to share "Drippin,'" and left fans with something new as they head into 2017 with "That's A Check," which features Rick Ross.

Future's "Drippin'" video stitches together live clips, backstage footage and shots of a killer afterparty. Besides a heavily stacked bar; Drake, Metro Boomin and DJ Khaled--riding his favorite mode of transportation, a jet ski--appear in the video.

As for his new song, "That's A Check," Future released a more standard visual. Without his trademark sunglasses, he raps in a decked out mansion while gorgeous women dripping in jewelry look on. Ross shows up sitting poolside and wearing a fur-lined coat. The video's red lighting gives the entire clip a seedy feel that contrasts deliciously with the decadent surroundings and plenty of Luc Belaire to go around. Watch both videos here.

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The Game Concert Ended In Gunfire 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) The Game's concert at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Or ended in gunfire on October 6th at approximately 10:30 p.m. PT, according to local police.

Multiple officers arrived and entered the club to determine if there was an active threat and to locate victims, says Portland Police in a statement. No gunshot victims were located and police worked with theater security to clear the venue safely.

Officers and gang outreach personnel observed several known gang associates in attendance. Initial reports are that someone fired a gun inside the theater and there may be a victim that left the scene prior to police arrival. Read more here.

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When Ozzy Accidentally Texted Robert Plant 2016 In Review

(Classic Rock) Jack Osbourne made headlines in October when he revealed how his dad Ozzy once accidentally sent Robert Plant a text about a missing cat. Discussing the Black Sabbath frontman's lack of technical know-how when it comes to mobile phones, Jack tells the Conan show that Ozzy panicked when he couldn't find his pet cat and ended up texting the Led Zeppelin hero by mistake.

Ozzy started the discussion with: "I try, but I end up sending the wrong message to the wrong person. I can't work a bloody digital watch, never mind a phone."

Jack further explains: "He once sent Robert Plant a text message like, 'I can't find the cat.'" Ozzy says Plant replied with an obviously confused message of his own.

"He sent one back going,' You can't find the cat...?'" Read more and watch the Conan appearance clips here.

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Suge Knight Sued Dr. Dre, Alleges Murder For Hire Plot 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Four months after suing Chris Brown over being shot seven times at the rapper's VMA party in 2014, Suge Knight filed a lawsuit in October against Dr. Dre. In the new suit Knight claims that Dre hired a hit man to kill him at Brown's party.

Knight alleges that Dre contracted the man who shot him seven times in 2014. The suit states that while the L.A. County Sheriff's Department questioned a man, identified as "Damian" or "T-Money," and that the man admitted Dre paid him for the attempted hit, no arrest was made. Knight is seeking unspecified damages, punitive and otherwise, as well as several other claims, reports Rolling Stone.

Knight also alleges that Dre paid a man $300,000 for a different hit in January 2015. During an altercation that ensued, the alleged hit man, Cle "Bone" Sloan, punched Knight in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton. Fearing for his life, Knight drove away, injuring Sloan and killing another man, Terry Carter, "The lawsuit gives the proper motivation or at least explains what happened to Suge in the past year and a half," Knight's lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, tells Rolling Stone. Read more here.

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Adele's '25' Reached Diamond Status With 10 Million In Sales 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Adele has achieved a milestone in October that many artists can only dream about. For the second time, one of her albums has gone diamond. And this time it took less than a year.

According to the RIAA, Adele's latest release, 25, reached diamond status earlier this month (Sept. 22). Adele received the 10X platinum plaque--which certifies the album for 10 million in sales in the U.S.--last week (Sept. 26) during her last of six shows at Madison Square Garden in New York.

25 went diamond just over 10 months after its release. Adele's debut album, 2011's 21, took nearly two years to hit diamond. But in an era of streaming and file sharing, just going platinum is a landmark achievement. Read more here.

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One Direction Reacted To Niall Horan's Debut Solo Single 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Niall Horan made news in October after he surprised fans by releasing his first track as a solo artist "This Town" and some of his One Direction band mates shared their thoughts.

"Ahhh, a lovely tune my friend. Congratulations," wrote Harry Styles. "Good luck boss give him all your support huge day for him proud of you," added Liam Payne.

"Feeling super proud @NiallOfficial You sound great!" said Louis Tomlinson. No word yet from Zayn Malik. Check out the congratulatory tweets here.

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OneRepublic Revealed Peter Gabriel Collaboration 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) OneRepublic made big news in early October when they released their long touted collaboration with Peter Gabriel. "A.I." continues the band's evolution into more electronic sounds, darkening the two bright pop numbers, "Wherever I Go" and "Kids," they've already released.

The five minute song is an experiment in pop and electronic music, moving far past the traditional three-minute mark. "Remember when we met?/ We fell in love on a Sunday/ Yeah, I'll never forget/ The way that you spelled my name/ It took me a year/ To find a new attraction/ My hope and my fear is human interaction," lead singer Ryan Tedder sings in the opening verse, before he segues into a chorus about craving automatic and artificial love.

Gabriel's verse marks the second, and drips with emotion and longing and alienation all at the same time. The lyrics switch slightly from what Tedder sang, but keep the structure overall. "Remember when we met?/ I got obsessed on a Monday," he sings. Read more here.

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Meek Mill Freestyle Dissed Drake, The Game and Beanie Sigel 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) 2016 appeared to be the year of Meek Mill feuds and in October he continued the tradition when he unleashed a new freestyle in the latest round of his beef with The Game and Beanie Sigel. He even gets a dig in at Drake. The Philadelphia MC stopped by a NYC radio station and let his voice be heard over nearly eight minutes.

Mill claims that other rappers are jealous of his relationship with girlfriend Nicki Minaj. He used the verse to take a clear shot at Drake. "All this Cash Money got me stunting like I'm Baby / Posted up with Nicky, that's when it get tricky / N-- in they feelings, that's when it get Drizzy."

Though he doesn't mention Game or Sigel by name there seem to be lines aimed directly at them. Meek lashes out at Game and his use of social media to continue the beef. "N-- do not know me so how could they oppose me?/Kill 'em with success, they gon' kill me with emojis/Kill me with a meme, you p-- never could expose me," Mill offered. "Did I f- his b--/Maybe it was the 'Gram, hurting these n-- hearts/I really can't understand." Read more here.

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Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Teaming Up For 2017 Tour 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Tim McGraw and Faith Hill shared the big news with fans in October when they announced that they will be teaming up for an extensive Soul2Soul The World Tour.

The 65-city tour is scheduled to begin on April 7th in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center and will conclude on October 27th in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center.

The country stars made the announcement during a show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, sharing the new via a Facebook Live stream and then followed the announcement with a performance of "It's Your Love". Watch it here

They also released this statement about the upcoming trek, "We have the best fans in the world, who have been with us through our entire journey and we are so excited to celebrate with them by going back on the road and showcasing an exciting new show. It's always great when we get to work together and it's been a while since we got to do that." See the dates here.

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Demi Lovato Announced Break Following Taylor Swift Jab Backlash 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato's comments about Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video brought out the trolls in early October, and as a result it seemed as though Lovato was ready for a break.

"So excited for 2017. Taking a break from music and the spotlight.. I am not meant for this business and the media," she tweeted on Tuesday (October 4) along with an emoji waving goodbye.

That comment comes after Twitter users chastised her for claiming that Swift's video for "Bad Blood" was meant to tear Katy Perry down. Lovato made the comment in an interview with Glamour and later defended the statement on Twitter, telling her followers that she wasn't going to apologize but to keep in mind that some things get taken out of context.Read more here.

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Kid Cudi Went To Rehab For 'Depression And Suicidal Urges' 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) was in the headlines in early October when he checked himself into a rehab facility to battle 'depression and suicidal urges," the rapper revealed on Facebook. Calling himself a 'damaged human," the MC wrote about the way that he has been 'living a lie," and explained his situation to fans in an open letter.

'Its been difficult for me to find the words to what I'm about to share with you because I feel ashamed," he wrote. 'Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I've been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans."

Kudi added that he has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for years. 'I am not at peace," he wrote. "I haven't been since you've known me. If I didn't come here, I would've done something to myself." Read more here.

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Luke Bryan Had Surgery Following Accident 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Country star Luke Bryan made news in October when he underwent surgery to repair a broken clavicle that he received in a biking accident on October 6th.

Even though he canceled the opening night of his 2016 Farm Tour only one evening prior thanks to Hurricane Matthew, Bryan wasn't about to let a broken bone get in the way of his new opening date at Maple Lane Farms in Greenback, Tennessee.

Even while he powered through his shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Bryan needed to fix the break, which he did over the weekend.On Sunday, he posted a photo on Twitter showing him riding passenger in the car. "Heading to surgery. Ugh," he wrote. Hours after sharing that image, he posted another one of an X-ray. "All good. Got me some metal," he tweeted, revealing the device holding his clavicle together. Read more here.

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Florida Georgia Line Surprise Jam With Backstreet Boys 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Fans attending Florida Georgia Line's Dig Your Roots Tour October 13th in Nashville, Tennessee, were treated to an extra surprise when the Backstreet Boys appeared onstage.

Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard set up the introduction by taking a second to talk about their longtime Backstreet Boys fandom. They stood on a separate, smaller stage, and as they went back and forth about the boy band, the Backstreet Boys appeared on the main stage to perform their 1997 single, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."

More than just offering the crowd one of their own, they stuck around to sing FGL's song "God, Your Mama, and Me" with Kelley and Hubbard. It was just the first of many surprises that night. Nelly came out to perform "Cruise" with the boys and Jake Owens showed up to sing "Sun Daze" (via Rolling Stone).

Will FGL's love for the Backstreet Boys translate into a future collaboration between the groups? The time seems certainly seems ripe. Watch "God, Your Mama, and Me" here.

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Nicki Minaj Lashed Out At Sharon Osbourne 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj made headlines in mid-October when she called out Sharon Osbourne for what she considers double standards over her reaction to her "Anaconda" single artwork. When Minaj released "Anaconda," in 2014, Sharon Osbourne said that the cover art "looks like a cheap porno cover of a DVD," adding, "I love women's bodies. I love nudity, but this is cheap."

Minaj has told Marie Claire that she felt Osbourne's reaction was hypocritical, saying: "[Kim] Kardashian's naked picture came out, [Sharon Osbourne] praised it, and my fans attacked her for being such a hypocrite.

"So it wasn't trashy and raunchy when a white woman did it, but it was when a black woman did it? It's quite pathetic and sad, but that is my reality, and I've gotten accustomed to just shutting it down."

Osbourne had praised Kardashian's famous nude selfie, even recreating it herself on Instagram. See the photos here.

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Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson Reportedly Sued Over 'Uptown Funk' 2016 In Review

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson scored a big hit with their track "Uptown Funk," and in October it was reported that they were facing a lawsuit from the early 1980s funk band Collage claiming it was "copied" from one of their songs.

"Uptown Funk" hasn't been without controversy over songwriting credit for the song, with the authors of the Gap Band's 1979 hit "Oops Upside Your Head" being added to the track's credits last year after the classic band's camp made a claim via YouTube's rights management system.

A lawsuit was reportedly been filed on behalf of the electro-band Collage, according to TMZ. Another report (via ABC) says that the complaint claims that the Mars and Ronson hit "deliberately and clearly copied" from Collage's 1983 song "Young Girls". Listen to both songs and read more from the reported suit here.

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Justin Bieber Walked Off Stage During UK Concert 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber showed his frustration with his screaming UK fans back in October. During the last of three shows in Manchester, England, the pop star simply walked off the stage when the crowd wouldn't quiet down.

Before he dropped the mic and stormed off, Bieber pleaded with the audience to quiet down. "I appreciate all the support, I appreciate love, I appreciate the kind things," Bieber said.

"But the screaming in these breaks has got to stop. Please and thank you. I don't think it's necessary when I'm trying to say something and you guys are screaming."

Some of Bieber's fans booed as he walked off the stage. Later, he came back out to finish his set," The BBC reports. Read more and watch clips of the incident here.

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Jon Bon Jovi Claims Rock Hall Mission To Snub Band 2016 In Review

(Classic Rock) Jon Bon Jovi Claims Rock Hall Mission To Snub Band was a top 16 story of October 2016: Jon Bon Jovi claimed he's being kept out of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by a "personal mission," after he fell out with two members of the board.

The band have been eligible for entry since 2009, and the frontman believes they tick all the boxes necessary for induction. The nominations for the class of 2017 include Pearl Jam, Journey, Bad Brains, ELO, Yes and Jane's Addiction - along with Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

Bon Jovi tells The Howard Stern Show: "There's guys on that thing that have made it their personal mission to f*** with me. And that's okay. I get it - I've sold more records than their artists."

Without naming names, he continues: "I called him a few choice words, and I'm never shy, when I see him, to call him a few more choice words. The criteria is that your music had an influence on generations that came after you, and that it's still out and very present. We have every criteria."

Asked who would argue against the band's induction, Bon Jovi replies: "These two f***ers in the room." Read more here.

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