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Page Too Report for 07/12/2017


Ariana Grande Concert Terror Attack Threat Leads To Arrest

(Radio.com) A 22-year-old Colombian man was arrested on Sunday (July 9th) by Costa Rican police for allegedly threatening to stage a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Alajuela.

Costa Rican prosecutors said in a statement that the man, Caicedo Lopez, made credible threats online in Arabic and police reacted, reports La Nacion. The concert was staged without incident.

Speaking with the Costa Rican newspaper, the young man's grandmother painted a different picture. "If you see him, he is a very shy person, he does not smoke or smoke, he does not go to parties, he does not go to concerts, he is very homely, he is a good boy, very calm. Which happened to me, but it was a joke, even innocent, of a person who is very calm. But he will be responsible for his actions and his mistake." Read more here.

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Demi Lovato Streams New Song 'Sorry Not Sorry'

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato has released her new track "Sorry Not Sorry" in conjunction with Amazon's "Prime Day" and the pop star a message to fans explaining the genesis of the song.

"Thank you for allowing me to take the time I needed at the end of last year to step away from all the craziness," Lovato wrote in a heartfelt message. "I'll admit, I was worried that people would get upset with me. But what I saw was that instead of getting upset, literally every single one of you wrapped your arms around me and showed me how unwavering your love and support is. I'm so happy that I was able to come back to writing music more energized and inspired than ever and to be able to give my all and more to this new chapter.

"'Sorry Not Sorry' is the first of many songs that I've been working on, and I can't wait for you guys to hear all of them," she continued. "I hope this song makes you get off your seat and dance like you never have before. This an anthem for anyone who's ever been hated on and has risen above it and come out the other like a... savage!!" Listen to the song here.

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Meek Mill Releases Preview Trailer For New Short Film

Meek Mill has shared a preview trailer for a new short film that he will be releasing in conjunction to his forthcoming album "Wins And Losses," which is set to be released on July 21st.

The short film was directed by Mills' longtime collaborator Spike Jordan and will act as a visual accompaniment to the verses from the tracks on the new studio album, which is the follow-up to his late 2016 release "DC4".

Meek had this to say, "Wins & Losses is my new album and I'm just breaking down the wins & losses of my life. It's all about what molded me into being Meek Mill today and the trials and tribulations of my life that made me bigger and better". Watch the trailer
here.

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Jay Z's '4:44' Not On Billboard Chart Because Tidal Kept Number Secret

(Radio.com) Jay-Z's new album 4:44 was certified platform just five days after its release and you might have expected to see it topping this week's Billboard 200 album chart.

Despite its viral traction and million-plus album equivalent certification, 4:44 is missing from this week's list. But why? According to Pitchfork, Tidal (Jay's streaming service where 4:44 was billed as an exclusive release) didn't report streaming information to the Nielsen Music powers-that-be.

A large number of units were underwritten by Sprint. Those sales factor into Jay's platinum certification but would be tossed out from chart consideration. Read more here.

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Big & Rich Announce New Album 'Did It For The Party'

Country music duo Big & Rich (Big Kenny and John Rich) have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album "Did It For The Party" on September 15th.

"This new record is gonna rock America's boots off," said John Rich. "Can't wait for y'all to hear it!" Big Kenny adds, "It's been a blast working on this album and we can't wait for everyone to hear our new songs!"

Fans can also catch the duo on the road this summer and fall including appearances at Country Thunder, Firefest 2017, Big Valley Jamboree, Route 66 Music Festival and the Route 91 Harvest Festival. See the dates and the new album tracklisting here.

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Major Lazer Release 'Know No Better' Video

Major Lazer have released a new music video for their track "Know No Better," which features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo.

The song is title track from the group's recently surprised released new EP. The video's director Philip Andelman shared his thoughts about the new visual: "For me, Major Lazer is the ne plus ultra of dance music videos.

"It's always been a dream of mine to work with them and be included in their insane canon. Which is where the idea for the video started, with a daydream. I used to space out all through high school about being the sickest guitarist in the world to impress girls but all I could play in real life was a quarter-speed version of Slash's solo from 'Sweet Child O'Mine.'

"I thought it could be fun to do a video that married a kid's daydream of being a Major Lazer backup dancer (i.e. the ultimate goal for any dancer out there) with the reality of quotidian ass-kickings and unbearable siblings." Watch the video here.

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Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Celebrate 7th Wedding Anniversary

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood and her hockey star husband Mike Fisher celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Monday (July 10). The singer shared a selfie with the Nashville Predators captain on their special day and a heartfelt message on Instagram.

"Celebrating 7 years with this amazing man. How am I so blessed to share this life with you, @mfisher1212 ? Here's to so many more years and memories together," she wrote.

Meanwhile, Fisher shared a photo of his beautiful wife at dinner. "Glad I took a chance on this babe 7 years ago. Turns out she's the best wife, and mom to Izzy, I could ever dream of!!" he captions a photo of Underwood looking at him with a smile from across the table. Read more and see the posts here.

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Alison Wonderland Announce North American Tour

Alison Wonderland has announced that she will be launching a new North American tour this fall that will include some of the music from her forthcoming album.

The trek will be dubbed the FMUOASL Tour and is scheduled to begin on September 14th in Columbus, OH at the Newport Music Hall and will conclude on October 18th in Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom.

Wonderland had the following to say, "As someone who is a music lover, for me shows are a way to escape the real world and I want everyone who comes to leave with the same experience." See the dates here.

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Dave Matthews Performs At Fan Wedding

(Radio.com) While Dave Matthews and his band have taken the year off from touring for the first time since the early 90s, the South African-born musician has found other ways to keep busy.

Fresh off a spring acoustic run with supporting guitarist and longtime collaborator Tim Reynolds, Matthews made a surprise appearance at a Long Island wedding this past weekend.

On Sunday, July 9th, Matthews performed an intimate three-song set at the wedding of Brian Brauntuch and Rebecca Simon. Rebecca is the daughter of David Simon, the CEO of the country's largest mall operator.

The setlist featured early DMB hits "What Would You Say" and "Ants Marching," along with a questionable wedding song choice, "Crash Into Me." Read more here.

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2 Chainz Appearing On Eminem's New Album

(Radio.com) 2 Chainz recently sat down for an interview, where the rapper spoke about everything from his latest album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, album hitting No. 1 on the Billboard chart in its first week to how Eminem called him up to collaborate on his upcoming album.

The Atlanta rapper said getting a call from the Detroit legend confirmed that he was doing something right. He said, "That's how I know I can rap. He didn't want to talk about nothing but rapping. That was a great phone call to get."

At first, he said he didn't believe Eminem wanted to work with him, but said things began real when he got word the rapper was at Rick Rubin's house and wanted Chainz to stop by.

Eminem offered Chainz the hook and a chance to do a remix, but the "Good Drank" rapper disagreed, saying, "I tell him straight up' Eminem, what would you need a remix for? Remixes are used to carry records to No. 1 spots. When have you ever did a remix for someone or for yourself? That's cap at it's finest." Read more here.

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