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Page Too Report for 03/17/2017

Meek Mill Reportedly Involved In Fight At Airport

(Radio.com) Rapper Meek Mill was allegedly involved in an altercation on Wednesday (March 15) at the St. Louis Airport. The fight occurred after an airport employee attempted to get a photo with the rapper.

A statement from St. Louis Lambert International Airport does not include names but confirms that "Airport Police responded to a disturbance call involving several males fighting in the Terminal 1 Ticketing Lobby at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Upon arriving, several people involved in the fight fled but Police were able to detain three males ages 22, 24 and 29.

"The three people included two airline contract employees. The third was an airline passenger scheduled to fly out of St. Louis. The three men have been charged with Assault Prohibitive and given a summons in lieu of arrest and given a court date to answer to the charges in St. Louis County Courts."

TMZ caught up with airport employees in question, who claim it was, in fact, Meek and his crew and that they acted in self-defense. Though it's unclear from the statement who threw the first punch. Read more here.

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Azealia Banks Sentenced To Anger Management In Plea Deal

(Radio.com) In December 2015, Azealia Banks was charged with misdemeanor assault and attempted assault for allegedly punching and biting a nightclub security guard's breast. Now, as a part of a plea deal, Banks is heading to anger management.

Jury selection for the case was to have begun on Wednesday, March 15. Before that could happen, Banks' entertainment attorney John Vafa worked with Banks' New York court-appointed counselor to settle a plea bargain, reports Pitchfork.

"After conferring and working with Ms. Banks' New York criminal attorney, we were able to negotiate and accept a plea deal," Vafta said. "Ms. Banks will participate in the ordered courses by the district attorney and the judge for 26 weeks." Read more here.

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Mysterious Kanye West Mysterious Package Sent To MTV

(Radio.com) A mysterious package arrived at MTV's New York office on March 15 containing strange objects that appeared to tease a new Kanye West project. A white credit card bore the markings 'Kanye West," 'NASA," 'PROJECT-10," and '8/10." It was also branded with the numbers '772233688." The package contained another package (a box inside a box!) with a VHS tape labeled 'E PLURIBUS UNUM" and a pebble -- moon rocks?

Naturally, the editors didn't know what to make of the parcel but did some investigation. The serial number led them to a white noise video on YouTube. The VHS tape contained two hours of static. https://www.772233688.com/ directed to a site with more audio static and the date March 20, this Monday. Let's just say it had all the makings of a bizarre promotional effort.

Def Jam spokespeople replied to requests for comment with two statements. The first email said, 'That sounds really weird and suspiciously like a hoax." A NASA representative said markings on the logo were retired in 1992. The second Def Jam statement affirmed that the box is, in fact, a hoax. Read more here.

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Rick Ross' Birdman Diss Track 'Idols Become Rivals' Leaked

(Radio.com) One of Rick Ross' biggest diss tracks off his forthcoming album Rather You Than Me leaked Thursday (March 16th). "Idols Become Rivals" takes aim at Birdman and offers a dark look at what happens when heroes fall from grace.

The audio has been removed from various sites, but the lyrics are harsh. "I grew up on that Cash Money/"Bling Bling" was well-known to flash money," Ross raps. "I used to see you n on my TV screen / and wonder what was life like, was it all a dream / And then I met you out on Live Nation dates / Came to the realization that your watch was fake / Damn, you nearly broke my heart / I thought you n really owned them cars."

The song grows increasingly tense as Ross illustrates all the ways his idol has failed him. "Damn Stunna. I still love you, n-," he says at the halfway mark and again towards the end. "Hate that it came to this." Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Joins Radiohead, Foo Fighters As Glastonbury Headliner

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran has been announced as the latest artist to headline this year's edition of England's famed Glastonbury Festival. He joins previously announced headliners Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.

Sheeran will headline the five-day festival's Sunday lineup. Sheeran shared the announcement on Instagram on Thursday (March 16th). Alongside a picture of cows grazing, he wrote, "Can't wait @glastofest x."

The performance comes he gets ready to launch a massive tour later this year that will keep him on the road into early 2019. It will mark his only festival performance of 2017. Read more here.

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Rascal Flatts Release 'Yours If You Want It' Video

(Radio.com) Rascal Flatts have released the music video for their single "Yours If You Want It". The song comes from their forthcoming album "Back to Us", which will be hitting stores on May 19th.

The group shot the video at the Hermitage Cafe in Nashville. Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Roone played the restaurant's staff while Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Kristy Swanson and actor Kevin Farley played out the video's narrative.

In "Yours If You Want It," Swanson works as a waitress at the cafe, but when she gets ready to clock out Farley makes her an offer she can't refuse and the two start a life together.

"The worst part of the shoot was that I got greasy flipping those burgers!" LeVox told People. "The best part of the shoot was working with Kevin Farley and Kristy Swanson and having our good friend Billy Zabka shoot the video. We loved the treatment and bringing it all the way back to the Hermitage Cafe, where we had our first ever photo shoot, so that was definitely a full circle moment." Watch the video here.

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Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang Release 'For More' Music Video

(Radio.com) Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang (featuring Raven Felix, Ty Dolla $ign and Tuki Carter) celebrate how far they've come in their new video "For More." Taylor Gang released their collaborative project TGOD Volume 1 in October.

The video begins with a title card featuring a quote attributed to Frederick Douglass, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress," before flashing to a post-apocalyptic future. The Taylor Gang hang out in a Mad Max-like desert, where the moon looms far too large in the background. But they are survivors.

"Been through so much, feel like I've been here before/ and I ain't never gave up once, I'll always be back for more," Wiz sings on the chorus, which launches the track. Ty Dolla $ign comes in on the first verse, expressing how he's found an amazing woman before repping his name and purpose. "Dolla never falling off/ Dolla still rep the game/ Dolla never change up/ Yeah," he sings at the end. Watch the explicit video here.

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Lukas Graham Releases 'Drunk In The Morning' Video

(Radio.com) Lukas Graham, along with their family and friends, enjoy some early morning libations in the just released new music video for the track "Drunk in the Morning."

Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the video focuses on Lukas Graham enjoying a sunny day at the Venice Beach Boardwalk with family and friends they flew in from Denmark.

The group kicks things off early in the morning by passing around Red Solo Cups before they all hop on family and cargo tricycles and cruise along the beach. The specialty bikes, one of which allows singer Lukas Forchhammer to sit on a futon while being propelled by a friend, were designed by Christiana Bikes in the group's car-free hometown Christiania in Copenhagen.

By the time the sun begins to set, the band has gathered quite the crowd on the beach for an intoxicated celebration. Check it out here.

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Zeds Dead Release Frontlines Video and Remix EP

Zeds Dead have released a new video for their track "Frontlines" featuring GG Magree and they will release a new 8 track remix EP for "Frontlines" today (March 17th) via their Deadbeats label..

We were sent the following details: Originally released in collaboration with Nghtmare on Zeds Dead's debut album Northern Lights, the track receives a psychedelic graphic treatment which is the perfect visual accompaniment to its sound.

Directed by Chris Yee, the video sees cartoon versions of Zeds Dead, NGHTMARE, and GG Magree battling masked assailants in space. Says Chris Yee on the video, "'Frontlines' is inspired by the dreams of space and time exploration from the 60s and 70s - exploring new worlds and venturing into the infinite unknown. The idea of the 'cosmic family' inspired by Kubrick, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek and Lost in Space. Animation wise I was inspired by grunge era cartoons that used to run after hours. Todd Macfarlane's Spawn Cartoon, Aeon Flux and Heavy Metal, I used to sneakily stay up and vividly absorb programming like that as a kid." Watch the video here.

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Brett Eldredge Performs Three New Songs On Tour

(Radio.com) Country star Brett Eldredge is preparing to release his third studio album this summer, but ahead of that big release, he's been playing some of his new songs on his current tour.

Eldredge has been opening for Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights Tour, and fans at shows in North Carolina and South Carolina captured a handful of new songs, including (the tentatively titled) "Long Way Around," "Love Someone" and "Superhero." All three have to do with love and its exhilarating emotions.

On "Superhero," Eldredge admires a strong woman who inspires him, while on "Long Way Around" he sings about the kind of love that people dream about. Before he played it for his audience in Greensboro, South Carolina, he explained the subject matter a bit more. "I kinda got deeper into love. The kind of love that I'm looking forthe kind of love that you want to know everything about that person, you wanna go around, see everything, where they grew up, what made them who they are," he said. "I wrote this song about that." Check out the new songs here.

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Weird Al Yankovic 'Mario Brothers' Inspired Trailer For Box Set

(Radio.com) "Weird Al" Yankovic has announced that he will be releasing a 15 album box set on November 24th and he is preparing fans for the monumental release in typical Weird Al style.

Squeeze Box: The Collected Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic will also include a bonus disc of rare, un-released, and other miscellaneous non-album tracks dubbed Medium Rarities.

On Thursday (March 16) Yankovic released an animated trailer for Rarities which features snippets of the tracks included on the album. The clip is an homage to classic video games like Super Mario Brothers; check it out here.

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Tinashe Releases New Track 'Flame'

(Radio.com) When Tinashe released her debut studio album Nightride in 2016, she knew it represented only the first part of the statement she wanted to make as a recording artist.

Now the second part of that statement, Joyride, is getting closer to release with the singer sharing her new single "Flame" off that project. The album does not yet have a release date

The passionate song asks if the person Tinashe cares deeply about still feels the same for her. "Cold in the night when I hold you close/ Searching your eyes but you're gone like a ghost/ And I say, 'Baby, you can put it on me,'/ Cuz I know I don't make it easy/ My body hurts with every heartbeat/ Just say I'm not the only one," she sings in the first verse. Stream the new track here.

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John Anderson, Gene Watson, Cole Swindell Features On The Pickup

(Webster) John Anderson, Gene Watson, Cole Swindell, Frankie Ballard and more are featured in the latest episode of syndicated country video news series The Pickup.

We were sent the following details: "The Pickup" gives a big congratulations to Frankie Ballard. The country crooner took to social media to announce his recent marriage to Christina Murphy.

John Anderson is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his album Wild and Blue by hitting the road with a nationwide tour. He kicked off the tour March 3, and can be seen everywhere from the Carolinas to Minnesota and even Florida.

Country traditionalist Gene Watson will be extending his nationwide tour in support of his 33rd studio album Real.Country.Music. Watson's live shows will go all the through to December.

Cole Swindell celebrated more than just another No. 1 single with "Middle of a Memory" at a party at Warner Music Nashville's Headquarters on Music Row. He is the first artist ever to have six consecutive singles reach No. 1. His seventh single, "Flatliner" featuring Dierks Bentley, looks as it may continue that streak with it already doing well.

Inspirational recording artist Cherie Brennan is the newest artist featured in The Pickup & Coming. For more information and to hear her music, visit cheriebrennan.com.

GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Crystal Gayle was featured on an all-new episode of AXS-TV's "The Big Interview" on March 7 where she opened up about her career. The Pickup exclusive shows behind the scenes footage that won't be seen anywhere else.

World-renowned Madame Tussaud's wax museum will be opening a new location in Nashville on April 14. The museum will feature several familiar faces including Taylor Swift, Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, Luke Bryan, Randy Travis and many more. Check out the episode here.

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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Her Mental Health Crisis

(Radio.com) Last year, Selena Gomez abruptly ended her Revival Tour to seek treatment for anxiety and depression. In a new Vogue interview, she opened up about the pressures that led to her mental health crisis and what her life is like today.

The already-shy performer says shifting demographics at her shows made it hard to connect with fans. 'Tours are a really lonely place for me," she explained. 'My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage. Basically, I felt I wasn't good enough, wasn't capable. I felt I wasn't giving my fans anything, and they could see it--which, I think, was a complete distortion. I was so used to performing for kids. At concerts, I used to make the entire crowd raise up their pinkies and make a pinky promise never to allow anybody to make them feel that they weren't good enough. Suddenly I have kids smoking and drinking at my shows, people in their 20s, 30s, and I'm looking into their eyes, and I don't know what to say. I couldn't say, 'Everybody, let's pinky-promise that you're beautiful!' It doesn't work that way, and I know it because I'm dealing with the same sh*t they're dealing with. What I wanted to say is that life is so stressful, and I get the desire to just escape it. But I wasn't figuring my own stuff out, so I felt I had no wisdom to share. And so maybe I thought everybody out there was thinking, This is a waste of time."

In treatment, Gomez says she was able to shed the trappings of fame to focus on getting well. 'You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls," she says, 'real people who couldn't give two ss about who I was, who were fighting for their lives. It was one of the hardest things I've done, but it was the best thing I've done."

Over the last few months, Selena says she's retreated from the Hollywood scene in lieu of church, therapy, and a few key friendships. She remained mum on her relationship with the Weeknd, but insists she's tried to stay out of the spotlight. 'I think seventeen people have my phone number right now," she said. 'Maybe two are famous." Read more here.

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Sturgill Simpson Shares Moving Tribute to Late Grandfather

(Radio.com) Sturgill Simpson took to social media earlier this week to the share the sad new of the passing of his grandfather Lawrence "Dood" Fraley. Simpson wrote a short but moving tribute to the man who taught him to play and love country music.

"There were times in my younger life when I was not a good man'When I didn't always make the right choices," Simpson wrote in a post on his official Facebook page. "And looking back I can honestly say that the only thing that kept me from jumping headfirst off the proverbial cliff of life was knowing how much I would have let him down. And that's the truth."

"My Papaw taught me to play Country Music and more importantly, he taught me to love Country Music," he continued. "Above all else that has happened in my life and career in the last four years, nothing comes close to knowing that he lived long enough to see it as he could not have been more proud." Read Simpson's full statement here.

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Demi Lovato Celebrates Five Years of Sobriety Via Social Media

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato's journey in recovery has reached a new milestone: She's been sober for five consecutive years. Lovato shared the news on Instagram with a heartfelt message to family and friends.

"So grateful. It's been quite the journey," she wrote. "So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession.

"I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me."

The singer shared a screenshot of a sobriety counter app marking the occasion: 5 years, 60 months, 1,827 days, 43,813 hours -- one day at a time. See the post here.

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