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Page Too Report for 03/13/2017


Alleged Taylor Swift Stalker Arrested

(Radio.com) A man who has allegedly been stalking Taylor Swift for three months has finally been arrested, reports Page Six. Twenty-nine-year-old Mohammed Jaffar had been loitering around the popstar's apartment building in Tribeca since December 2016.

Once he requested to meet with Swift and was swiftly denied. But that didn't stop him from showing up at least four more times. In February, surveillance cameras showed that he actually made it inside of her building and hung around in the hallway by her door.

During the same incident, he spent four hours on the roof. Another time, he spent one hour ringing the buzzer, came back another day and rang for 45 minutes. Read more here.

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Drake Confirms 'More Life' Release Date

Drake fans will not have much longer to wait for the release of the rapper's long-teased new playlist project, entitled "More Life," as he just confirmed the official release date.

Drake originally announced the project during his OVO Sound Radio show back in October of last year. He reportedly said at the time he was eyeing a December release date but it never materialized.

He promised the project would be "soundtrack to your life" and confirmed via a Instagram video late last week that it will finally be released this coming Saturday, March 18th, according to Radio.com. Watch the video here.

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James Blunt And Ed Sheeran Made Up Face Slashing Story

(Radio.com) In January, The Sun published a far-fetched report that recalled an incident with Ed Sheeran, Princess Beatrice, a scar and a sword. Sheeran then confirmed to UK TV host Graham Norton that a botched "knighting" incident led to a cut on his face.

Later on, Sheeran pinned the incident on his friend James Blunt, who has now set the record straight about what actually happened: The pair mischievously planted the royal story and it was really a night of drinking gone wrong.

"Ed was drunk, messing around, and he cut himself," Blunt recently revealed to ShortList. 'We made a fancy story up; people fell for it. It was very embarrassing." Read more here.

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Nicki Minaj Surprises Fans With Release Of Three New Tracks

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj surprised fans with the release of three new tracks. While "Changed It" finds Minaj trading verses with Lil Wayne, "No Frauds" is a reunion of Minaj's Cash Money crew -- both Wayne and Drake.

In sharp contrast with the other two tracks, "Regret In Your Tears" sees a softer side of Minaj reflecting on her relationship with Meek Mill. Minaj has worked with both Drake and Lil Wayne throughout her career, but her friendship with Drake cooled when she started dating Meek and the two began beefing.

She maintained in late 2016 that she wasn't getting involved in their drama, but she's clearly choosing sides now that she's done with her ex. Listen to the explicit tracks here.

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Margo Price Wins 2017 American Music Prize

(Gibson) Margo Price has been announced the 2017 winner of the American Music Prize, an honor that recognizes last year's best debut album. The Gibson-loving singer songwriter was surprised by the news when given to her by her label Third Man in Nashville; she was told that she needed to be at the label for a business meeting.

"I'm really speechless right now. I wasn't expecting this at all, and that's maybe what makes it so sweet," Price said. "I kept asking, 'Am I in trouble? Do you think I did something wrong?' [My husband's] like, 'No, it's fine. We're going to go get a nice dinner.' He even told me to change my dress, that it wasn't nice enough!"

Price's Midwest Farmer's Daughter, released in March of 2016, beat out about 250 other debut albums to win the 2017 American Music Prize, which "aims to encourage, discover, reward and promote new music of excellence by USA artists," according to the Prize's official website. Twelve finalists, from all different genres, were shortlisted. Read more here.

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Zac Brown Band Stream New Single 'Real Thing'

(Radio.com) Zac Brown Band go looking for the "Real Thing" on the new single from their forthcoming album Welcome Home. They are streaming the single ahead of the May 12th launch of the new record.

Throughout the song, the "real thing" changes. At first, it applies to whiskey--really, really good whiskey--and then to the kind of love that stops people in their tracks and finally to music. But the point isn't what people have a connection with, so long as it has quality.

"Quality," in this instance, seems to suggest "American." On the second verse, Brown sings about meeting a woman who showed him what real love meant and he describes her as "All-American fine." The country comes up once more in the chorus. "Ain't nothin' like the real thing/ And you can't go back once you get a taste/ Everything is second rate/ I'm talkin' genuine, made-in-the-USA/ Ain't nothin' like the real thing," Brown sings. The song is a subtle ode to American-made. Stream the song here.

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Dolly Parton's Cartoon Chicken Performance Preview Goes Online

(Radio.com) Dolly Parton will make a special appearance on an upcoming children's show, but it's not exactly as herself. Parton will play a famous country music chicken named Nolene (a wink to her famed song "Jolene"), and now fans can see what she looks like in a new teaser.

Parton's character Nolene appears on an upcoming episode of the children's animated series, Lily's Driftwood Bay. With her trademark sense of humor, she bragged about Nolene's celebrity status in the animal kingdom. "Nolene is a very famous chicken, maybe one of the most famous chickens there ever was," she told Billboard.

She added, "I think it's important to develop the imagination of children. They need to learn to dream because if they can dream, they can make things happen." Parton has long taken an interest in fostering creativity and imagination in children. Her non-profit Imagination Library helps children develop a love of reading by providing them with books.

Parton as Nolene will appear on Sunny Side Up on March 13th at 9:00 am EST on the 24-hour pre-school network Sprout. Watch the teaser clip here.

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311 Streaming New Song 'Too Much To Think'

(Radio.com) 311 have released a stream of their new track "Too Much To Think." The song is the first single from their group's forthcoming new album Mosaic, which is scheduled for release this summer.

It's been three years since the band released their last full-length, Stereolithic. With 17 tracks, the lengthy Mosaic will best Stereolithic by a song. Why 17 tracks? Drummer Chad Sexton had this to say about the lengthy album.

'We know the trend these days is to release shorter albums or even just singles - but this album is dedicated to our longtime fans and we wanted to give them everything. The album is 17 songs that we're really proud of - and that really capture the musical range of 311.

"When I was mixing the album there were several moments that really reminded me of Transistor. This new album definitely takes some steps forward into more modern territory - but there are distinct reminders of where we come from in the songs. Something about blending an older 311 style with a newer 311 style is really exciting to us - and I think it will be exciting for the fans too."¯

Although venues have yet to be announced, the band has confirmed they'll head out on tour beginning June 22. Check out the song here.

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Old Dominion Share New Song 'No Such Thing as a Broken Heart'

(Radio.com) Old Dominion shared a stream of their new track "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart." The song is the first single from their forthcoming new studio album, which they have yet to revealed the title or release date for.

The song questions how anyone keeps moving forward when they face difficulties in life. "No matter who you are, where you live or your current status, people both old and young face more challenges than ever," frontman Matthew Ramsey said in a statement.

"It's in the face of those challenges and standing at the edge of fear that we have to remain positive. Focus on the light that comes from positivity instead of being swallowed up. Work hard at doing what you feel is right. Don't be scared!! Live life like there's no such thing as a broken heart." Check out the song here.

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K.Flay Sends A Message With Her New Single 'High Enough'

(Radio.com) K.Flay released the second single from her forthcoming album Every Where is Some Where on Friday (March 10th). Titled "High Enough," the song focuses on not needing alcohol or drugs to appreciate a moment.

"I used to like liquor to get me inspired/ But you look beautiful, my new supplier," she speaks in a raspy whisper. "There [sic] are so many songs out there about getting f—ed up," Flay said about the song.

"I think a part of me was asking the question: 'What if I'm already high enough? What if I don't need anything but what I've got?' There are many moments in my life--whether it's because of a person or a place--that I don't want to feel altered or high or buzzed. I just want to feel exactly what I'm feeling." Read more here.

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Lorde Talks New Album 'Melodrama' And Song 'Liability'

(Radio.com) Lorde released the second song from her upcoming album, Melodrama, last week. "Liability"--which she says is not a single--is a ballad, and has a different sound from the more upbeat "Green Light."

"'Liability' is a funny one," Lorde tells Radio.com in an exclusive interview. "It felt so amazing, writing it. It really felt like… it was so cathartic, like, 'This is somewhere that we haven't been.' To me, it's so quintessentially what I think of when I think of melodrama, just wallowing in this feeling. 'No one could have ever felt the way I'm feeling right now.' It's very indicative of the theme of the record. But I think everyone has those moments of feeling like, 'Have I just punished everyone around me?' or, 'Am I just a massive tax [on everyone]?" It felt nice to get it out."

Like "Green Light," "Liability" deals with the aftermath of a breakup. "People forget that breakups are so complex," she says. "You can feel love for that person while hating them more than you've ever hated any person. I wanted to express all the sides of how that feels in the song. And when I think about the song, we just stuffed everything we could into it. I'm really proud of it. I'm proud of how complex it is."

The album was a collaboration with Jack Antonoff of fun. and Bleachers, who has also worked with Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift and Sia. Lorde says that other than his abilities to get great sounds and write great songs, he encouraged her to dig deep when it came to her lyrics: "You just want to tell Jack everything when you meet him. He is an amazing person. We are so close, and I think our closeness helped the record get to where it is now. It's rad." Read more here.

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New Politics Release Surprise New Track 'One Of Us'

(Radio.com) New Politics have debuted a new single titled "One Of Us." The uplifting tune seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Upon first listen a handful of fans have compared the song to Queen. The Danish band's new track was produced by Butch Walker, known for his work with Panic! at the Disco.

The band had this to say about their return and the new song. "We're baaack! After being out on the road for nearly three years straight, we took most of last year off to decompress and see what we wanted to do next as a band.

"We were on this crazy rollercoaster ride, we've had our ups and downs, but we realized that the thing that mattered most to us was our friendship, our fans and that there's nothing else in the world we'd rather be doing than to continue writing music as a band for all of you. That's when One Of Us was born! This song represents friendship, love and unity and we hope all of you can connect with it too. Enjoy, and remember 'you're not alone, you're one of us.'" Check it out here.

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Dr. Luke's Legal Team Want To Depose Kesha Fan

(Radio.com) Dr. Luke's legal time filed a stipulation requesting certain documents from Kesha fan Michael Eisele on March 8th. Filed in the Supreme Court for the State of New York, the motion requests third party witness Eisele to produce information and documents about his #FreeKesha rallies and online petition.

Since he lives in Connecticut and isn't subject to New York's jurisdiction, the legal team has also requested an out-of-state deposition. The reason for Eisele's involvement has to do with claims that he colluded with Kesha to defame Dr. Luke.

According to Luke's attorneys, "Plaintiffs allege that Ms. Sebert and her representatives closely coordinated with Mr. Eisele to spread Ms. Sebert's defamatory statements and tarnish Plaintiffs' reputation. Plaintiffs further allege that Ms. Sebert, individually and through her representatives, has breached her contracts with Plaintiffs by, inter alia, encouraging and assisting Mr. Eisele in creating bogus Internet 'petitions' and in engaging in other tactics to pressure Sony Music Entertainment to terminate its business with Plaintiffs," (via Pitchfork). Read more here.

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Jennifer Lopez Now Rumored To Be Involved With Alex Rodriguez

(Radio.com) Rumors are swirling that Jennifer Lopez and former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez are an item--the entertainment sensation and sports legend are icons in their own right, but what do we really know about the pair?

"They started hanging out a couple of weeks ago," a source told Us Weekly. "It's been really secretive." Two celebrities living in the public eye can't have too many secrets, though, can they? Here's how they match up based on publicly available facts:

Jenny from the Block, Alex from a different block nearby. J-Lo and A-Rod were born in 1969 and 1975 respectively. Lopez grew up in the Bronx neighborhood of Castle Heights while the Rodriguez' urban homestead was located in Washington Heights. Though Alex spent some of his childhood in the Dominican Republic and Miami, he and J-Lo are New Yorkers through and through.

They are "Instagram official." Eagle-eyed sleuths noticed that Lopez recently liked Rodriguez' Instagram announcement about his new role at Fox Sports. Read more here.

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Elton John Unable To Get His Gangster Rap Fix

(Radio.com) When Elton John stopped by a Vancouver record store last week (March 9th) he had one thing in mind: gangster rap. The iconic English singer was visiting the Canadian city to perform a two-night stint over Friday and Saturday, and he used some of his downtime to go record shopping at Beat Street Records.

Manager Lindsay Tomchyshen revealed the following to CBC, "I came in from the back and there was Elton John standing there with his two bodyguards, digging through records."

Tomchyshen added, "He asked my boss if we had any Tech N9ne, like, the gangster rapper and I was not expecting that." Unfortunately, the store did not have any copies. Read more here.

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Carrie Underwood Receives Birthday Message From Country Legend

(Radio.com) Even though she's a celebrity in her own right, country music star Carrie Underwood can't help but geek out when she gets to interact with some of her favorite artists and actors.

Country legend Loretta Lynn called Underwood on Friday (March 10th) for her 34th birthday, and she fully lost it. "Ummm… @LorettaLynn just called and sang me happy birthday! How is this my life? #bestpresentever #happybirthdaytome #legend," she tweeted.
There's lots of love to go around in Underwood's world lately. Her birthday falls just days after her son Isaiah's, and she wished her baby boy a happy 2nd birthday on February 27th. Also, check out her awesome Walking Dead birthday cake
here.

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