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Mike Tyson Records Soulja Boy Diss Track

(Radio.com) Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are moving forward with their celebrity boxing match, and they each have legendary trainers in their corner. While Soulja Boy has enlisted Floyd Mayweather to help him train, Chris Brown is working with Mike Tyson.

And Tyson, it turns out, has more than just punches to level at Soulja Boy. He's recording a diss track aimed at the rapper. Tyson tweeted a picture on January 8th standing in front of a microphone. "In studio. Dropping heat. Wait and see what this is about…" he wrote.

TMZ got their hands on the first few seconds of the track. "If you show up, it's going down/ I'm going to teach him how to knock your a– out," Tyson threatens in the first verse. And he's not stopping there. Brown is reportedly contributing a verse to the track soon, and they'll even film a music video to back it up. So the war of words that began between Brown and Soulja Boy and turned into a very real boxing match has now turned into a new war of words. It's the beef that won't stop broiling. Checkout the clip here.

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Nicki Minaj, Halsey On 'Fifty Shades Darker' Soundtrack

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik have already released their single for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," and now details about the rest of the album's songs have come to light.

Halsey, Sia, Kygo, Tove Lo, Anderson East and more contributed songs to the follow-up of 2015's erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey. And Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj collaborated for what's sure to be a banger track, "Bom Bidi Bom."

Fifty Shades of Grey's original soundtrack launched The Weeknd's dark and brooding hit "Earned It," alongside other original and reimagined tracks. From the looks of it, the sequel will not disappoint.

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack will be available to pre-order beginning January 13th. Fifty Shades Darker, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, hits theaters February 10th. Check out the full track listing here.

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Drake Collaborator Explains 'More Life' Playlist Album

(Radio.com) Drake has plans to release his next project More Life soon, but for anyone questioning why he's calling it a playlist rather than a studio album or mixtape, his frequent collaborator and GRAMMY Producer of the Year nominee Nineteen85 has some answers.

Speaking with Billboard, Nineteen85 explained, "More Life is interesting because this is [Drake] right on the peak of his biggest project yet [with Views], doing his biggest tour and still having so many good ideas that he just wants to put out without making it a big ordeal," he said.

But more than releasing More Life without a bunch of fanfare, Drake is interested in continuing to introduce listeners to artists doing special work. "That's why he's trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out," Nineteen85 continued. "He's so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world."

It sounds as though, besides individual tracks from other artists, More Life will involve several collaborations. Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Reveals 'Divide' Album Details

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran has followed last week's release of his two new singles , 'Castle on the Hill," and 'Shape of You," by sharing the track listing for his new album Divide.

In addition to the previously released singles the album features ten more songs including "Eraser," "Dive," "Perfect," "Galway Girl," "Happier," "Hearts Don't Break Around Here," "New Man," "What Do I Know?," "How Would You Feel (Paean)" and "Supermarket Flowers."

The Instagram post does not list any features, but it remains to be seen if that information will be released at a later date. Check out Sheeran's full post here.

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U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers Lead Bonnaroo Festival

(Radio.com) Bonnaroo will be headlined by U2 (which the band had already announced) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As they'll do on all of the other dates on their tour, U2 will perform their 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, in its entirety.

The festival will take place from June 8 through June 11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. 4-day general admission festival passes start at $324, VIP packages range start at $1030 and platinum passes start at a paltry $5,000. All ticket information is available at the festival's official website.

The rest of the lineup includes Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, The xx, Lorde, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, Marshmallow, The Head and The Heart, Big Gigantic, Glass Animals, Future Islands, Tory Lanez, Tove Lo. See the rest of the list here.

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Big Sean Announces I Decided Tour and SNL Debut

Big Sean has announced that he will be embarking on a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album and will also be making his SNL debut later this month.

He will be appearing on Saturday Night Live on January 21st on episode hosted by Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari. The appearance comes ahead of the release of Sean's new album "I Decided" on February 3rd.

Big Sean will be kicking off the supporting tour on March 17th in Houston, TX at the Revention Music Center and wrapping up the trek on April 20th in Miami at the Fillmore Miami Beach. See the dates here.

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Foy Vance And Kasey Musgraves Talk New Song Moonshine

Foy Vance recently teamed with country star Kasey Musgraves for a new song called "Moonshine," and now the duo have released a new behind the scenes clip.

The track, produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Dawes, John Legend), is an original song from the forthcoming Ben Affleck film, "Live By Night."

In the newly released behind-the-scenes video, Vance and Musgraves discuss the film's inspiration and how the song came to be. Watch the clip here.

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Blake Shelton Set To Perform At People's Choice Awards

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton will be performing at the People's Choice Awards this year. Besides singing, Shelton has been nominated for three categories, including "Favorite Male Artist," "Favorite Male Country Artist" and "Favorite Album."

Shelton marks the only country name to make the "Favorite Male Artist" category. He'll be squaring off against Drake, Justin Timberlake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd for that title. He won his very first People's Choice Award in 2016 for "Favorite Male Country Star."

In addition to Shelton, Fifth Harmony will also perform. They'll be making their debut as a quartet without former member Camila Cabello. More names are set to be announced before the broadcast. Read more here.

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John Mayer Joins Fifth Harmony Via Social Media

(Radio.com) Fifth Harmony may be reforming as a quartet, but that hasn't stopped the Internet from having a little fun with the group. Fans have spawned the hashtag #BeThe5thChallenge as a fun thought experiment for replacing former member Camila Cabello.

John Mayer got into the swing of things Tuesday night (Jan. 10), when he began a series of bizarre tweets that made fun of Twitter threads and quickly devolved from there.

He apologized to Fifth Harmony Wednesday morning, explaining, "I wrote a tweet last night, put 1/25 as a joke, and then it became a creative writing challenge. Thanks for being good sports. :heart: – no. 6."

Fifth Harmony was quick to retweet a picture of him as the newest fifth member. Read more here.

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Jake Owen To Baseball Parks Named In His Honor

(RCA) Two youth baseball parks are to be named in Jake Owen's honor. RCA sent over the following details: The Kevin Harvick Foundation, created by NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick, held its 6th Annual Dinner, Auction, and Concert, presented by Jimmy John's, on December 15, 2016.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Kevin Harvick Foundation's mission and its partnership with The Cal Ripken, Sr., Foundation, which helps build character and teaches critical life lessons to disadvantaged youth residing in America's most distressed communities through baseball and softball-themed programs and ballparks.

Jake Owen attended and performed at the event to support his longtime friend, Harvick, not knowing that he would be the recipient of something he had always dreamed about. Read more here.

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Cyndi Lauper To Rock Austin City Limits This Weekend

(Webster) Cyndi Lauper has announced that she is taking her country Detour to landmark television music series "Austin City Limits" (ACL) this Saturday, January 14 on PBS.

Lauper debuts on the ACL stage in an entertaining hour of classic hit songs and the stories behind them. Lauper recently wrapped up a headlining nationwide tour in 2016 after reigning in a new legion of fans with her new country-tinged album DETOUR, which features a collection of country covers from the 40's, 50's and 60's.

Detour, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, features duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson ("Night Life," a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's "You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly") and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton's "Hard Candy Christmas.") Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart," which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies. Read more here.

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Loretta Lynn Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit Announced

(Radio.com) As the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum continues to reveal their 2017 exhibition subjects, Loretta Lynn has secured her place as an honored artist. Lynn, who has been a member of the Hall since 1988, will have her own exhibit opening August 25.

'I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017' gonna show off my 50-some-odd years in country music," Lynn said in a statement to Billboard. "They best have a big space. I have a lot of stuff." She added, 'I'm so proud to share my life, and music with the Hall of Fame. Y'all come see us."

The GRAMMY-award winner is a GRAMMY nominee again this year in the best country album category for her latest project, Full Circle. Read more here.

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Kane Brown Talks Florida Georgia Line-Penned Single

(Radio.com) Who will be country music's breakout stars of of 2017? Time will tell, but one of them is likely to be Kane Brown, who has been making waves with his first single, "Hometown," from his debut full-length album, Kane Brown, which was released in December.

He co-wrote much of the album, but that song came to him from some pretty high profile writers: Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line (along with James McNair and Cameron Montgomery).

"I just went out on tour with them," Brown says. "Tyler Hubbard from FGL came on the bus and said, ' I have a song to show you.' I was super pumped." He said that the song immediately resonated with him. "I'm from a small hometown, and when I heard the song, 'All I want to do is make my hometown proud,' and then we get to the bridge and they were shouting out their hometowns, so it was a chance for me to shout my hometown out. I just fell in love with the song. My hometown loves it!"

"I'm from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia," he says. "Grew up there 'til my sophomore year, and then in my sophomore year, I moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee. Growing up, we moved around so much I just claimed that whole area of northwest Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. "Read more here.

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Sleater-Kinney Rocked Tributes To George Michael And Bowie

(Radio.com) The world lost numerous music icons in 2016 and Sleater-Kinney paid tribute to two during their New Year's Eve performance in San Francisco Saturday night when they closed their set with covers of songs by George Michael and David Bowie.

The alt-rock trio--Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss--ended their show at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium with Michael's 'Faith" and Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel."

Balloons lined the stage while a Happy New Year sign hung on the backdrop. The women then invited Kathy Foster of The Thermals to assist on their energetic take on Michael's "Faith," while Spoon's Britt Daniel sang lead on Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel" which also happened to be the last song of their set. A fitting close to their last show of 2016, it also marked the band's first live show since September at Chicago's Riot Fest.

Watch Sleater-Kinney perform 'Faith" and 'Rebel Rebel" here.

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Major Lazer and Showtek Release 'Believer' Video

(Radio.com) Major Lazer and Dutch dance duo Showtek released "Believer" in September: Months later, the song has a moving, creative music video. The clip follows a young boy in the war-torn Middle East who wakes up in a pile of debris and crawls his way to safety, facing various monsters along the way.

Home movies of a simpler, happier life play while the boy navigates perilous traumas. The video uses surrealist imagery while evoking the very real crisis in Aleppo. Its imaginative Where the Wild Things Are vibe saves the story from seeming distasteful or morose.

By the end of the boy's adventure, he's befriended one of the monsters and reaches for an outstretched, helping hand. Overall, the EDM influencers shared a hopeful message about children in peril. Watch the moving and whimsical video here.

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Macklemore Visits The 'Thrift Shop' As It Closes For Good

(Radio.com) Value Village, the secondhand store immortalized in Macklemore and Ryan's Lewis' "Thrift Shop" music video, has closed. On Wednesday, the Seattle rapper paid it a final visit with his daughter Sloane.

Macklemore posted a black and white photo of himself and young daughter in the nearly empty space. "The place I bought my first karaoke/microphone tape deck at 14 when I started rapping," he wrote.

"The place we filmed Thrift Shop. Too many memories, outfits and moments of imagination to list. Glad I got to bring Sloane there before it turns into another condo. RIP Value Village." See the photo here.

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Joseph Fiennes As Michael Jackson In New TV Show Trailer

(Radio.com) Joseph Fiennes drew the ire of culture critics when he accepted the role of Michael Jackson in Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies. The UK production explores unverified gossip reports and other true-ish celebrity lore.

Now a trailer has arrived and it has an absurdist screwball quality: Fiennes and Stockard Channing play Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor on a cross-country road trip in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Brian Cox plays Marlon Brando, who also joined the alleged ride.

The show appears to feature disconnected vignettes: Cary Grant and Timothy Leary taking LSD, Adolph Hitler and a "friend" working on art together, and Bob Dylan searching for "Dave." The trailer lampoons its subjects as well as the public curiosity that surrounds the tallest tales about them. It's not going for hyper-realism. Watch the Urban Myths here.

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Chance The Rapper Builds Castle for Daughter

(Radio.com) What was Chance The Rapper up to on Wednesday (January 11th) afternoon? Building a castle for his daughter, the music star revealed via a social media post.

"I'm building a castle for my daughter," Chance tweeted. Later he shared a video update which confirmed that progress on the playhouse was indeed being made.

"You may be wondering why I have this expensive Versace throw right here," says Chance. "It's because my baby is delicate, she get off the slide, she gotta land in that plush baby." Check out both tweets here.

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