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Page Too Report for 06/05/2017


Stream Of Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Goes Online

(Radio.com) "Despite all the things that have been going on… I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this building," Pharrell Williams said to the sold-out crowd of 50,000-plus at the Old Trafford cricket ground early in Ariana Grande's 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert. "All we feel here tonight is love and positivity."

It was a sentiment prevalent throughout the more than three-hour event, which saw a cavalcade of music superstars performing a slew of hits in honor of the 22 people killed and dozens more injured after Grande's show at Manchester Arena just two weeks earlier (May 22).

The concert was rife with emotional highlights and was still packed with unexpected moments despite a mostly accurate set-list circulating online before the show even began.

One of the biggest surprises of the night came late in the concert, with Liam Gallagher taking the stage to perform a solo set heavy with Oasis hits, including 'Rock and Roll Star." While his estranged brother, Noel, didn't appear, Chris Martin of Coldplay joined Liam for the last song in the set, Oasis single 'Live Forever." Martin and Coldplay also paid homage to Oasis with a performance of 'Don't Look Back in Anger" during their stirring set towards the end of the show.

Headliner Grande was a perpetual presence throughout, performing solo hits as well as joining other artists, including hitting the stage with Black Eyed Peas for a stirring take on 'Where is the Love," filling in for Fergie. Grande also joined Miley Cyrus for an acoustic take on 1986 Crowded House hit, "Don't Dream It's Over."

An emotional highlight came when Grande joined the Parrs Wood High School Choir for a version of her song, "My Everything," which had audience members, performers and many of those watching the live stream in tears. Read more and watch a stream of the full concert here.

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Will.i.am Addresses Fergie Black Eyed Peas Split Rumors

(Radio.com) Fergie will not be leaving the Black Eyed Peas, confirms member Will.i.am. On Thursday (June 1), Ahlan! ran the story that bandmates will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap confirmed Fergie's departure.

"As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie," will.i.am reportedly told the magazine. "She's working on her solo project at the moment."

Now, the band is refuting these claims on social media. In a series of two tweets, will.i.am wrote, "Lies…@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun…That doesn't mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever …People will report whatever they want to report regardless of the sources… It's a crazy world…"

Fergie chimed in as well, tweeting: "Everyone knows I will always love and support my @bep brothers, @iamwill, @tabbep, @apldeap " Check out the posts here.

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Brandy Recovering Following Hospital Visit

(Radio.com) Brandy is current at home and resting after an incident where she passed out on a plane at LAX. A statement from the singer's team reads as follows:

"Brandy has been released from the hospital and is now at home resting. She has been traveling extensively as part of the an on ongoing tour and several personal appearances.

"In recent days she has taken more than 10 long haul flights including international. She was in the studio all night last night until it was time for her to leave the airport to catch a 5:45am flight". Read more here.

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Ice Cube Streaming Brand New Track 'Only One Me'

Ice Cube is streamed his new single "Only One Me", which is one of the new tracks that will be included on the deluxe reissue of his classic 1991 album "Death Certificate".

The reissue is the first release that the veteran rapper will be releasing under his new deal with Interscope Records. The 25th anniversary edition of "Death Certificate" will be hitting stores this Friday, June 9th.

Apart from the new track "Only One Me", the new edition will also feature two additional brand new songs: "Dominate The Weak" and "Good Cop, Bad Cop" . Check out the stream of the new track here.

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Snoop Dogg Wants One Direction To Reunite

Rapper Snoop Dogg says that he believes that UK boyband One Direction will reunite but he also advices them to get back together while they are still young.

"I do think the One Direction guys will get back together. And that's the smart thing to do," he said in an interview with The Metro. "They got to do it while they are still young. Nobody wants to see a boy band have a comeback in their forties."

"If they do it in the next year or two, they are still at a level where they can make another 20 or 30 million dollars each," added Snoop. Each of the members has been working on solo projects recently, but Niall Horan agrees with the West Coast rapper, saying, 'When that phone call does come, no matter whoever it comes from, we're back again." Read more here.

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Big Boi Releases 'Kill Jill' Video Featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy

(Radio.com) OutKast's Big Boi is giving fans another taste of his forthcoming solo album with the release of a new music video for his track "Kill Jill", which features collaborations with Killer Mike and Jeezy.

The track is off the rapper's upcoming album Boomiverse, which is scheduled to be released on June 16th. The video features the rappers in various locations, ranging from modern day to the rappers being surrounding by women in geisha wear.

In one memorable scene form the new promo clip, Big Boi sits on top of a throne in a Game of Thrones-looking outfit, while a lion prowls nearby. Watch the video here.

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Chris Stapleton Reveals Injury Behind Postponed Concerts

(Radio.com) Chris Stapleton has finally revealed why he had to postpone some recent concert dates, including the 2017 CMA Music Festival. Somehow, he broke a finger.

The country star posted a photo on Instagram of himself and wife/musical partner Morganne, with the guitar player's arm and hand in a sling. The photo included an explanation.

"Dear Everybody, First of all, I want to thank you for all of the positive thoughts and kind words you have shared over the last few days. So many of you have been inconvenienced and I'm grateful for your patience and graciousness.

"After seeing a specialist, I have some information to share. I'm on the road to recovery from a broken bone & a detached tendon in my right index finger. The doctor is hopeful that with some physical therapy I will be playing guitar again soon. Right now, I can't possibly give you guys the show you deserve. I always want to give you my very best." Read more and see the photo here.

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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Seen Entering Recording Studio Together

(Radio.com) There is new speculation that celebrity couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may be recording some new music together after they were spotted on their way into a recording studio on Thursday (June 1).

It's unclear if they were just visiting or if one was there to root the other on during a session.The third possibility, of course, is that they're working on new material together.

The country singer and his pop star girlfriend released the 2016 single 'Go Ahead and Break My Heart," which they co-wrote, for Shelton's If I'm Honest. Read more here.

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Katy Perry Adds New Dates To Her 'Witness' Tour

(Radio.com) Pop star Katy Perry has announced that she has added new dates to the European leg to her Witness Tour this spring which will include seven dates in the UK.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale next Friday, June 9, the same day her album Witness debuts in full. Other European stops include Vienna, Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

One of Perry's stops later this month is Manchester Arena, where the tragic Ariana Grande terror attack occurred. Katy will headline her own show there on June 22 after playing Grande's benefit concert in Manchester this weekend. See the dates here.

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Future Releases 'Coming Out Strong' Video Featuring The Weeknd

(Radio.com) Rappers Future and The Weeknd have released a grainy video for their collaboration "Coming Out Strong." The track is from Future's project HNDRXX.

HNDRXX, which also features a guest spot from Rihanna, was released on February 24, one week after Future's self-titled fifth album came out. The two albums topped the Billboard album charts, marking the first time an artist has hit the top spot for two consecutive weeks with different albums.

In the ominous clip for "Coming Out Strong," the two chartbusters are milling around a dark subway station and there are rapid edits of a paper blowing across the floor and a mysterious girl's face. For now, the video is exclusive to iTunes, but a 30-second preview is available here.

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