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Page Too Report for 06/04/2017


Ariana Grande's 'One Love Manchester' Benefit Concert To Stream Live

(Radio.com) Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester to headline a special 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert on Sunday June 4th and will be streamed live online.

Apart from Ariana Grande, pop stars Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That and Niall Horan are all confirmed to perform.

Proceeds from the show will go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack on Grande's concert on May 22. The live stream is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm ET here.

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Drake Scores Victory In Copyright Infringement Case

(Radio.com) A judge has ruled in favor of rap star Drake in a 2014 copyright infringement suit. The estate of jazz musician Jimmy Smith filed the suit when the rapper opened 'Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2" with a 35-second sample from the song, 'Jimmy Smith Rap."

U.S. District Court judge William H. Pauley III determined that the usage of the clip was covered under fair use, reports Pitchfork. The line for Smith's song goes, 'Jazz is the only real music that's gonna last. All that other bull—- is here today and gone tomorrow. But jazz was, is and always will be."

The Drake version cut down the words to include, 'Only real music's gonna last. All that other bull—- is here today and gone tomorrow." Judge Pauley explained that Smith's phrase 'is an unequivocal statement on the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music," while Drake's edit turns it into 'a statement that 'real music,' with no qualifiers, is 'the only thing that's gonna last.'"

The official ruling: "The full extent of the commentary is, in this Court's view, that many musicians make records in similar ways (e.g. with the help of A&R experts or the stimulating effects of champagne), but that only 'real" music--regardless of creative process or genre--will stand the test of time. Accordingly, this factor favors a finding of fair use." Read more and listen to both songs here.

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Noel Gallagher Slams Harry Styles' New Song

(Radio.com) Ex-Oasis band member Noel Gallagher does not like Harry Styles' solo music, especially his hit single, "Sign of the Times." In a recent interview with the UK's Absolute Radio, Gallagher remarked his cat could have penned the song "in about 10 minutes."

"People of my age have let themselves go, they're fat, balding idiots with fading tattoos. They sit in their garage and write s— like 'Sign of the Times' for Harry Styles. Which, quite frankly, my cat could have written in about 10 minutes!" Noel said.

"I don't mind the song, my wife was falling over herself, 'Have you heard Harry Styles' new song? It's like Prince', I was like, 'Without even hearing it, I can assure you it's not like Prince!'" Read more here.

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Yo Gotti And Mike WiLL Made-It Surprise Release 'Gotti Made-It'

(Radio.com) Yo Gotti and Mike WiLL Made-It have been hard at work on a mixtape nobody saw coming, aptly titled Gotti Made-It. They released the 9 track effort on SoundCloud late last week

Made-It supplied the production while Gotti holds down the vocals throughout, with one exception: On "Rake It Up," the dynamic duo invited Nicki Minaj to join the proceedings.

Yo Gotti has a busy summer ahead. He is set to hit the road with Meek Mill in July for their 21-city Against All Odds Tour. Listen to the Gotti Made-It mixtape here.

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Bleachers Announces New Fall Tour Leg

Jack Antonoff has announced that Bleachers won't stop with their current summer tour, they will be returning to the road for the Gone Now Era -- Part 1 headline tour this September.

The new run of fall tour dates are scheduled to kick off on September 12th at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC and will cross the U.S. before wrapping up on September 27th in San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park.

Antonoff is launching the new tour leg in support of the recently released Bleachers album "Gone Now". He is currently on the road for the summer North American tour leg which concludes on July 2nd in Minneapolis, MN. See the dates here.

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Major Lazer Streams Track With Camila Cabello, Travis Scott and Quavo

(Radio.com) Major Lazer released the surprise EP "Know No Better" on Thursday, May 31. The first single was the title track and it features Camila Cabello, Travis Scott and Quavo.

Soon after the cat was out of the bag, the trio posted five more songs. 'Sue Cara," 'Front of the Line," 'Jump," 'Particula," and 'Buscando Huellas," feature guest appearances by Sean Paul, J. Balvin, Nasty C and others.

Jamaican-American DJ Walshy Fire has hinted that Major Lazer's next full-length album could follow the EP before too long, reports Complex. 'It's gonna come out later this year or early next year for sure," he said, then added that the release will feature "a few more club songs [and] a few more festival songs, but it'll be in the same spectrum -- just super-well-written songs with really great production that the entire world can understand." For now, check out the six new Major Lazer songs here.

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Joe Jonas and DNCE Go Undercover As Lyft Drivers

(Radio.com) In the sharing economy, you never know who's going to give you a ride to the grocery store. If you needed a lift in Los Angeles recently, it might have come from Joe Jonas or one of his DNCE bandmates.

As shown in a new online video, the band partnered with ride-sharing app Lyft to surprise unsuspecting passengers with silly banter, Hawaiian shirts and pop star navel-gazing.

Joe tries to hold it together while his bandmates diss the Jonas Brothers, while an eagle-eyed passenger tells him he looks like Joe Jonas. When the rides were over (and the jig was up) all the riders got complimentary selfies with DNCE… but did they get where they needed to go on time? Watch the funny segment here.

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Yelawolf Releases 'Row Your Boat' Video

(Radio.com) Yelawolf is back and ready to go with his new single "Row Your Boat" and accompanying music video. The artist took a short hiatus after having a public meltdown on stage last November and canceling the rest of his Trial by Fire tour for personal issues.

Directed by Spidy Smith, the music video features the shirtless, tattooed artist spilling out his heart in an empty room that gradually changes colors. Some scenes featured painted words such as "war," "choice" and "hell" displayed across the screen.

"Happy to be back rolling in the New Year. I took some much needed time for myself to and I feel better than ever," Yelawolf wrote about the new track and video. "My apologies to the fans for my absence … and thank you for your continued support; it means the world to me!! The new album's my favorite work yet and I hope you dig the new single, 'Row Your Boat.' Trial By Fire will be out soon!!! Love y'all" Watch the video here.

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Maren Morris Inspired Lady Antebellum's New Song

(Radio.com) Country trio Lady Antebellum is about to celebrate their 10th year as a band. This past year they took a hiatus to work on outside projects and to write for their latest album, Heart Break. "You Look Good," is the band's first single from the new project and it it's a track with an interesting connection to budding country star Maren Morris.

Songwriter/producer Michael James Ryan Busbee (better known as just busbee) co-wrote the tune with Ryan Hurd and Hillary Lindsey ('Blue Ain't Your Color," 'Dirty Laundry" ).

It was inspired by a '90s Night party at Nashville's Basement East, where Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Cassadee Pope and Hurd's singer-songwriter girlfriend, Morris, sang a set of 20-year-old pop covers.

"As one of my friends so eloquently put it, she said, 'I feel like I sit with Ryan and write love songs about Maren, and I feel like I sit with Maren and write love songs about Ryan.' So we're writing about Maren, of course, because that's his love interest," he continued. Read more here.

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Miley Cyrus, Aerosmith's Joe Perry Contribute Guitars to Charity Auction

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Nile Rodgers and others will lend their support to VH1's Save the Music Foundation with custom Gibson Les Paul guitars.

Described as art pieces, the guitars were designed collaboratively with musicians and visual artists and are scheduled to be auctioned off in October as part of the 20th anniversary for VH1's Save the Music.

Patti Smith, Chris Stapleton, Mark Ronson, Shawn Mendes, Wyclef Jean, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James of My Morning Jacket and The Roots also participated in the program. Read more here.

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Vince Staples Reveals 'The Big Fish Theory' Concept

(Radio.com) Vince Staples is scheduled to release his new album The Big Fish Theory, on June 23. So far, two tracks have been revealed from the project, 'BagBak" and 'Big Fish."

The Long Beach native recently spoke about the upcoming album. 'It's current. It's tomorrow. It's next Thursday. We making future music." he told LA Weekly. "This is my Afro-futurism. There's no other kind."

Staples, who guests on the new Gorillaz album Humanz and will tour with the group, added that he constantly strives to reinvent himself. "If a photographer took the same picture over and over again, you'd call them crazy, right?" he said. "If an architect built the same house, if a designer made the same clothes, if a painter made the same painting, we'd all discredit them. Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Releases Stripped Down 'Tin Man' Video

(Radio.com) Country music star Miranda Lambert released a stripped-down version and music video of her hit single, "Tin Man," earlier this week (June 1) off her 2016 "The Weight of These Wings" album.

In one of her career's most vulnerable performances, the video features the country singer playing guitar and singing on the bathroom floor with just a single camera angle.

The black-and-white video offers a delicate, less-polished production, which evokes a somber, meaningful tone. This "unplugged" version allows fans to focus on Lambert's heartbreaking lyrics:

"Hey there, Mr. Tin Man / You don't know how lucky you are / I've been on the road that you're on / It didn't get me very far / You ain't missing nothin' / 'Cause love is so d— hard / Take it from me darlin' / You don't want a heart" Watch the video here.

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Eminem Song Inspires New Addition To The Dictionary

(Radio.com) Many Eminem fans love his 2000 song "Stan" off his third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP. Now, the Oxford English Dictionary has acknowledged Real Slim Shady's contributed to rap and pop culture by adding the term "Stan" to its database, citing the rapper as the term's originator.

The entry for "Stan" used as a noun reads, "An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity." When used as a verb, the entry reads, "Be an overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity."

In the track, Eminem raps from the perspective of a man "Stan," who loves the rapper more than his own girlfriend and kills her in frustration to the rapper not responding to his many letters. Read more here.

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Blake Shelton Cheers Up Emotional 7-Year-Old Fan

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton's biggest fan might also be his youngest: 7-year-old Daisy Prescott. Daisy and her mother Kristen attended the Bayou Country Superfest in Louisiana and got meet-and-greet tickets for Blake's show.

When the big moment came and Blake appeared backstage, Daisy freaked out, shutting down and crying at the prospect of meeting her country idol. But Blake made sure the little fan went home happy.

Kristen wrote a lengthy Facebook note recalling the encounter and thanking those who made it possible. "I walked in first and saw her in the corner. Her face at first was horrified. Then, sobbing, she RUNS about 3 feet and slams into BS giving him a huuuuuge hug. And he melts! He held her, hugged her tight and kissed her head. He bent down and kept on hugging saying, 'Sweetie! I didn't mean to make you cry!'"

"Meanwhile, everyone else in the room, including & especially me, is teary and watching the two of them. Finally, he makes her laugh & we start talking about Cure JM, her love of him, The Voice, his songs, etc. He signs more stuff for her and says he will never forget her hugs and face." Read more here.

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Pink Reveals The Secret To Her Successful Marriage

(Radio.com) Pink and her husband Carey Hart have been together for 16 years and married for 11. So what is the secret to their successful romance? In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Pink talked about her unlikely journey to long-lasting love.

"We've had two breaks," Pink revealed. "The first one was about a year. And the second one was 11 months." The couple, who have a daughter Willow, 6, and son Jameson, 5 months, split up in 2003 and 2008.

Despite these rocky times, it has been more than a decade since their last separation and the two couldn't be more happy with their lives and raising their children. "I honestly can't believe how responsible I am," she remarked. "All of a sudden I'm a soccer mom and doing the damn thing. No one would have guessed this for me. Honestly, I didn't realize that you could enjoy it so much." Read more here.

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The Champs' 'Tequila' Featured In 'Baby Driver' Trailer

(Radio.com) A new trailer for Edgar Wright's new movie Baby Driver was released this week and it features a familiar tune. The Champs' "Tequila" is featured throughout the action-packed clip.

The film will feature music prominently. "There's a LOT of music in it," Wright told Nerdist. "Ansel [Elgort]'s character is playing music the entire time. So it's taking things that are in Scorsese or Tarantino or Soderbergh films-and in those films you have the jukebox kind of soundtrack-and the idea with this is that the lead character is actually playing those songs. So the songs are always sourced. They're either in his ears or playing in a diner or playing on a stereo, so they're always within the scenes."

The soundtrack features an eclectic mix of artists including Beck, Queen, The Beach Boys, Kid Koala and Barry White, just to name a few. Baby Driver arrives in theaters on June 28. Check out the trailer here.

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Carrie Underwood Calls Her Husband The 'Best Looking Guy' In NHL

(Radio.com) Country music star Carrie Underwood loves to share how much she loves her husband Mike Fisher and the NHL team he leads, the Nashville Predators.

Predators player PK Subban went rogue during a recent press conference, where he grabbed a mic and went up to Fisher, asking him, "Mike, how does it feel to be the best looking guy on the Nashville Predators and probably in the league?"

Fisher sheepishly asks, "Says who?" in the short clip. Later, Underwood weighed in on the question by retweeting the video with the caption, "Says who? Uh ' your wife, for one!" She also included plenty of heart emojis and a "kissy face." Check out the posts here.

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