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Page Too Report for 07/10/2017


Green Day Didn't Know About Acrobat's Death Until After Show

(hennemusic) Green Day are addressing their July 7 performance at Madrid, Spain's Mad Cool Festival following the death of acrobat Pedro Aunion Monroy just minutes before they took the stage.

The Independent reports Monroy was inside a box hanging from a crane when he fell from a height of around 100 feet in front of thousands of spectators at the music festival.

"Mad Cool Festival regrets the terrible accident that the aerial dancer suffered during the second day of the festival," tweeted event organizers following the incident. "For security reasons, the festival decided to continue with its programming. We send our most sincere condolences to all his family," they added, while announcing plans to pay tribute to the late acrobat on July 8.

Green Day took the stage to perform their headline set in support of their latest album, "Revolution Radio", without being informed of the tragic news until after they had completed their show.

"We just got off stage at Mad Cool Festival to disturbing news," tweeted the band. "A very brave artist named Pedro lost his life tonight in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends."

Faced with a social media backlash for performing following the fatality, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong explained further details about the situation via the band's own social media sites on Saturday

"Last night at the Mad Cool festival in Spain, there was a horrific accident," Armstrong began. "An acrobat by the name of Pedro was killed during his performance before Green Day played our show. We are so sad for Pedro and his family and we pray for them in this time of grief. I can't imagine how much suffering the friends and family are going through.

"Many of you are wondering why we continued to play our show after the accident. Green Day did not hear about the accident until after our show was over. We didn't even know there was an acrobat performance at all. These festivals are huge. There are so many things happening at the same time it's impossible to keep up with every performer/artist." Read more here.

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Anti-Defamation League Speak Out About Jay-Z Lyrics

(Radio.com) Jay-Z's controversial lyric about Jewish people has reached the Anti-Defamation League (ADL): Representatives for the organization have expressed concerns about Jay's message.

On 'The Story of O.J." from his new album 4:44, the rapper observes that 'Jewish people own all the property in America." The ADL told Rolling Stone that the lyrics risk perpetuating stereotypes about Jews in America.

"The lyric does seem to play into deep-seated anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews and money. The idea that Jews 'own all the property' in this country and have used credit to financially get ahead are odious and false.

"Yet, such notions have lingered in society for decades, and we are concerned that this lyric could feed into preconceived notions about Jews and alleged Jewish 'control' of the banks and finance," the organization said in a statement. Read more here.

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Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' Lyrics Controversy Confuses SZA

(Radio.com) SZA released her debut album CTRL last month and recently sat down with Glamour to talk about the record and her appreciation of Kendrick Lamar and addressed the controversy over some of his lyrics.

Lamar collaborated with her on her "Doves in the Wind" track. SZA remarked that the rapper is "amazing" and" always helping [her] level up to be better and to want more." During the interview, she defended the DAMN. rapper about certain lyrics in his "Humble" track. The controversial lyrics in question, are when Lamar raps, "I'm so ....sick and tired of the Photoshop/Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor/Show me something natural like *** with some stretch marks."

While many see these lines as Lamar speaking out against unrealistic body expectations in the industry, certain detractors view them as misogynist. "How is that misogyny if he's supporting positive body image? I think that's so weird, and it's reaching," SZA commented. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Graffiti Drama Ends With $6,000 Donation

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber's Brazilian legal drama has come to a close. The 'Sorry" singer made a $6,000 donation to a cancer hospital to settle charges related to a 2013 graffiti incident.

Four years ago, Bieber was photographed 'tagging" an abandoned hotel. Bieber obtained permission to spray paint a nearby sports facility--but opted to tag the Hotel Nacional for 'security reasons," reports the BBC.

The charges ('defacing a building or urban monument by graffiti or other means" ) were punishable by one year in jail or a fine. On the same trip, Bieber was accused of trashing his hotel room, visiting a brothel and swearing at photographers. Read more here.

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Sam Moore Announces American Patriot Album

Sam Moore may be best know for the classic hit "Soul Man" but he also loves his country and is demonstrating it with a new album entitled "An American Patriot" which he will be releasing this fall.

The new album will feature his renditions of some classic patriotic songs including "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", "American The Beautiful," and the national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner."

The effort will also feature a cover of Lee Greenwood's massive hit "God Bless the U.S.A." as well as long version of "Show For You," which Moore performed as the theme song to this year's Warrior Games for the U.S. Department of Defense. See the tracklist here.

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Lorde Reveals Special Plans For Her 21st Birthday?

(Radio.com) New Zealand pop star Lorde plans to celebrate her 21st birthday in a way that honors her prideful nation. She's gonna drink a yard-sized glass full of beer. Lorde made the revelation to Australia's The Project.

She added that she doesn't feel like partying in the tradition of her countrymates makes her cool or anything, and she still thinks sees herself as kind of a loser. 'I think that I maybe am five per cent prettier I would estimate," she said. "But apart from that, I think I'm still a giant loser. So it's all good, really."

While success hasn't skyrocketed her self-esteem, Lorde feels like she might be braver than she was before she released her new album Melodrama. "I think in some ways I was braver when I was 15 and in some ways I'm braver than I've ever been now," she said. Read more here.

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Nicole Kidman And James Franco Cover Spice Girls Hit

(Radio.com) The Spice Girls' iconic "Wannabe" hit debuted July 8, 1996. To help celebrate the 21st anniversary of the single, a few celebrities joined in singing the girl power anthem for W magazine.

The celeb list includes Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Milo Ventimiglia, Keri Russell, Riz Ahmed, Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Jodie Comer, Rupert Friend, Sanaa Lathan, Claire Foy, Johnny Flynn and Brit Marling.

The famous folks exhibit a range of knowledge and enthusiasm for the for the original from Brown's hyperactive rendition to Skarsgard's low-key interpretation to Kidman's sultry verses. Watch the video here.

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Darius Rucker Releases New Song 'For the First Time'

(Radio.com) Darius Rucker has debuted a new track off his upcoming album. "For the First Time" is a catchy tune about not growing complacent and living life to the fullest.

"Say you never drank from the bottle of some $2 wine / Run barefoot through the mud / Never had the right kiss stolen from your lips while you watch the sun come up," Rucker sings. "Well, I know your friends are watching, and they'd probably disapprove / But give me just half a chance / Girl, I'm daring you."

This single follows Rucker's previously released "If I Told You." His forthcoming record does not have a title or release date at this moment. Check out the mew track here.

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Tim McGraw And Charlie Worsham Cover 'Rhinestone Cowboy'

(Radio.com) Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are in the middle of their co-headlining Soul2Soul: The World Tour. McGraw took time out of his busy schedule to share a cool backstage moment with Charlie Worsham.

In the video, McGraw and Worsham cover Glen Campbell's classic hit "Rhinestone Cowboy." Worsham plays guitar, while McGraw starts off the song with Worsham singing the final verse.

"If I could sing like that, I would have a career," McGraw jokes after Worsham finished singing. Worsham laughed and said, "I think you're doing alright." Watch the video here.

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Old Dominion Reveal Track Details For New Album 'Happy Endings'

Old Dominion have revealed the tracklisting details for their forthcoming sophomore album, which will be entitled "Happy Endings" and will be hitting stores on August 25th.

So far the group has released two tracks from the effort, "Written in the Sand" and "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart", and plan to reveal three additional songs before the album is released, according to Radio.com.

Those tracks including a song called "Shoe Shopping" and the track "Be With Me", as well as "Not Everything's About You" which was co-written by the late songwriter Andrew Dorff. See the tracklisting here.

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