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Page Too Report for 06/02/2017


Olivia Newton-John's Breast Cancer Has Returned

(Radio.com) Iconic singer and actress Olivia Newton-John shared the bad news that her cancer has returned and spread. She was previously diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago.

The artist was eventually given a clear report. The Grease star has postponed a series of tour dates in the US and Canada after discovering that the disease has spread to her spine.

A statement on her Facebook page read: 'The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.

"In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows."Read more here.

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Black Eyed Peas Reuniting At Manchester Benefit Concert

(Radio.com) The lineup for Ariana Grande's benefit concert to honor victims and survivors of the Manchester terror attack continues to grow. After rumors swirled that the Black Eyed Peas would reunite for the show, the band confirmed the news last night via their official Twitter and Instagram accounts.

They will join Grande, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Usher and others to raise money for those affected by bombing. "One world, one love. Honored to join @ArianaGrande in honoring the victims and their families in Manchester," the band wrote on social media.

In addition to raising money, the concert aims to lift the spirits of a community rocked by tragedy. To that end, the Peas' "Where is the Love?" (originally released in 2003) could be the perfect song for our times. See the band's announcements here.

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Lorde Releases New Song 'Perfect Places'

(Radio.com) Lorde has released another single from her upcoming second studio album Melodrama, which will arrive June 16. The singer created "Perfect Places" with Bleachers' Jack Antonoff and it serves as the final track on the record.

"Every night, I live and die," Lorde sings. "Feel the party to my bones, watch the wasters blow the speakers, spill my guts beneath the outdoor light, it's just another graceless night."

The song follows her previously released songs "Liability" and "Green Light." She also recently debuted "Homemade Dynamite" and "Sober" during her Coachella appearance. Listen to the new track here.

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Drake and Travis Scott Lead Guests On 2 Chainz New Album

2 Chainz has lined up an impressive roster of special guests for his forthcoming album "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music: which is set to hit stores on June 16th.

The rapper revealed the tracklist on Instagram and also released the track "4 A.M." featuring Travis Scott. Drake also makes a guest appearance on the track "Big Amount."

2 Chainz will also share the spotlight with Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla Sign, Trey Songz, Migos, Pharrell, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd and Monica. Stream the new song and see full tracklisting here.

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Meek Mill Releases 'Whatever You Need' With Chris Brown and Ty Dolla Sign

(Radio.com) Meek Mill has released a new single 'Whatever You Need," which features appearances from Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign and was produced by DJ Mustard.

The soulful, slow-paced song samples '90s group Tony! Tone! Toni's 'Whatever You Want" between the verses. Recently, Meek released 'Glow Up," and the three-song project #MeekendMusic.

The North Philadelphia-based rapper will co-headline with Yo Gotti on a nationwide Against All Odds Tour. The tour will also feature special guests, including YFN Lucci and Moneybagg Yo.

The Against All Odds tour kicks off on July 5 in Cleveland, Ohio and runs through August 8 in Seattle. Stream the new song here.

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Fifth Harmony Release First Song Without Camila Cabello

(Radio.com) Fifth Harmony have revealed their first single since the departure Camila Cabello. The new song it called "Down" and features Gucci Mane.

Camila Cabello abruptly left Fifth Harmony in December and has gone on to launch a solo career. Meanwhile, her former bandmates have competed on Dancing with the Stars and dabbled in the studio themselves.

The pop group have shared cover art and studio images on Instagram ahead of the song's June 2 release date. We'll hear what Fifth Harmony sounds like short one member on Friday. Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran's 'Carpool Karaoke' Segment Preview Released

(Radio.com) James Corden continues to draw top-tier musical superstars to appear on his Carpool Karaoke segment. Up next is Ed Sheeran and the late night TV show have released a preview.

Corden is spending next week in London and booked the "Shape of You" singer to drive around town singing hits from his catalog. In a brief teaser released last night, James and Ed are shown performing an energetic version of "Sing." Surely they'll cruise through other popular tracks from Sheeran's discography.

A Carpool Karaoke segment in London bodes well for Sheeran: Adele's record-breaking segment was also shot on location in the city. Watch the teaser here.

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Time Running Out To Get 'The Eminem Show' Anniversary Edition

(Radio.com) Eminem is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his iconic The Eminem Show album with a limited edition rerelease on cassette. But it's not just any cassette.

The revamped reissue features a lenticular motion printed cover and a 24″ x 18″ poster featuring prints of handwritten annotations of the liner notes by Eminem. Fans can choose from various packages ranging from $35 to $250 for one with a t-shirt and autographed poster.

The limited edition offer was only made available for only 72 hours and the special limited sale will be closing at Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM ET. Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Jokes She Might Have To Be Locked Out Of Twitter

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood is incredibly supportive of her husband Mike Fisher and his NHL team, the Nashville Predators. The Predators are in the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final, and they played Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night (May 31).

During the game, the country star got more than a little passionate on Twitter as the Penguins won 4-1. After a series of heated tweets she wrote, "Just told my manager that she might have to lock me out of my own Twitter!" along with the #PredsPride #IJustLoveMyHusband and several zipper-mouth and heart emojis.

Despite Underwood's suggestion to ban herself from social media, the Predators disagreed, replying to her tweet, writing, "You keep being you, Carrie!! #StandWithUs." Check out the tweets here.

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Singled Out: Buckstein

Country music star Buckstein is releasing his new "Country Side" EP today (June 2nd) and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the single "10 at 2:00". Here is the story:

"10 at 2:00" is far from a deep, introspective journey. But it does have an interesting evolution. One night in a bar, with one of my old bandmates, we were deep in some "guy talk." I honestly can't remember how it came up, but we were talking about drinking and girls and good looks verses bad looks and out of my mouth popped, "Hey what's a 2 at 10:00 is a 10 at 2:00," which, honestly, as douchey as it sounds, was a harmless joke not directed at anyone specifically. It was one of those moments where I immediately knew I had a song title (which happens a lot as a songwriter).

A few days later I was in the bathroom of a Tokyo Joe's (absolutely no relevance there but that's where I was) when I started humming the chorus, What's a 2 at 10:00 is a 10 at 2:00 and at 2:15 I'm going home with you around 2:35 there ain't nothing I won't do.Then a day or so later, the verses came to me starting with lonely boy at a local saloon, spent all night just playing the fool,and, boom, I had a story brewing. The lyrics came easy. Now these were the original ideas for the choruses and verses and it remained in the song when I made a rough cut of it with an old band of mine. For years I played it that way.

At a few songwriter conferences it drew criticism from people who thought it was a little mean-spirited. Like I was being arrogant in the song by calling people ugly. Not everyone felt that way but a few people did.

Years later it was on the table as a potential song to cut for my new EP. When the decision was made to move forward with it, I took a deeper look at the lyrics and realized I had made what some might call an "oversight" in my writing. The verses of my song were written in third-person - talking about a lonely girl or a lonely boy at a bar. But the choruses were first-person when I sang I'm going home with you.It's a big no-no to mix your narrative position. There are times to break that rule but this was not one of them. So, I changed the line to what's a 2 at 10:00 is a 10 at 2:00 and at 2:15 she'll be cutting loose around 2:35 there ain't nothing she won't do, and THAT worked. I took out all of the first-person narrative and it made the song more funny and sensical.

Et voila. The song FINALLY fell into place. YEARS after I'd written the first draft. I thought it was good when I finished it originally so I sat with it. But it wasn't finished. And when I finally had enough distance from the first draft and took the time to look at with my then-more-experienced eyes I saw a big problem. Just goes to show there's truth in the old adage that "great songs aren't written... they're re-written."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the EP and the special release show right here!

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