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Page Too Report for 03/23/2017


Metal Band Cradle of Filth Slam Rapper Kanye West

(Radio.com) Kanye West was recently photographed wearing a Cradle of Filth t-shirt, and the extreme metal band reacted to the photograph on social media and took swipe at the controversial rapper.

On their official Facebook page, the rockers shared a photo of West in the Filth merchandise with the caption: "Kanye West. Cradle Of Filth fan. Fortunately not a collaborator."

See the photograph of the golden haired Kanye donning the Cradle Of Filth t-shirt that sparked the band's backlash, along with the group's negative reaction to the rapper's fashion choice here.

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Rick Ross Already Planning Next Album And Reveals Title

(Radio.com) It hasn't even been a week since Rick Ross released his ninth studio album Rather You Than Me, and already the rap mogul has shared plans to release his next album.

Speaking with a Miami radio station Tuesday morning (March 21st), Ross shared the title of his next project. Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill bookends a decade in music and references Ross' 2006 debut album Port of Miami (via XXL).

As for his current album, Rather You Than Me has been making waves for its many reveals. Ross took a shot at Birdman and Cash Money Records on the track "Idols Become Rivals" and at Nicki Minaj on "Apple Of My Eye." Read more here.

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Justin Bieber Calls Out Fans For Acting Like 'Animals'

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber just wrapped the Australia and New Zealand legs of his seemingly neverending Purpose World Tour, but he doesn't get a break from the spotlight just yet.

While out to lunch in Sydney, Bieber was swarmed by a crowd of Beliebers whose volume and doggedness got under his skin. As the situation escalated, Justin found himself pleading with his fans and scolding them at the same time. "The more you guys scream and act like animals, the less we can have a conversation," he was caught saying on video.

Bieber's relationship with fans has hit a boiling point over the last two years: Near the beginning of the Purpose tour, the star suspended meet-and-greets due to safety concerns. He ditched (and then rejoined) Instagram because the community became too rabid. He's briefly left stages when crowds become too unruly and while in London, a bizarre memorabilia scout collected a used milk glass to sell on eBay. Fame and fortune aside, it's not the most enviable way to live.

One Twitter user wrote: "Probably the first time I've felt sorry for Justin Bieber. The poor guy can't even go for chicken without a mob of baying fans tailing him." See some footage from the over-the-top fan mob here.

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L.A. Sheriff's Department Apologize To Wyclef Jean

(Radio.com) The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has issued a public apology to Fugees star Wyclef Jean for detaining him on Tuesday (March 21) after mistaking him for an armed robber.

"It is unfortunate that Mr. Jean was detained for six minutes during this investigation, as he had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime," the sheriff's department said in a lengthy statement posted to Facebook. "The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is apologetic for any inconvenience this process caused Mr. Jean."

The sheriff's department further explained the situation which led to Jean being handcuffed. "Due to the violent nature of the call (armed robbery), the similarity of the suspect vehicle to Mr. Jean's vehicle, the time of day of the unfolding detention and Mr. Jean's furtive movements and demeanor, he was handcuffed," they wrote. "It is reported that Mr. Jean's furtive movements included actions such as once he exited the vehicle, he started to walk towards the trunk of the car, questioning why he could not get his things out of his trunk, even though he was clearly instructed by deputies not to approach the trunk. Mr. Jean was also ordered several times not to place his hands near his pockets or his waistband. Out of an abundance of caution, a pat down search for weapons was also conducted of Mr. Jean's person and he was subsequently secured inside the backseat of a patrol vehicle." Read more here.

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Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, David Guetta Team For 'Light My Body Up'

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj and David Guetta have joined forces once again for their new single "Light My Body Up, which is scheduled for release March 23rd and includes an appearance from Lil Wayne.

This will mark their fourth song together. Previously, Minaj and Guetta released 2011's 'Where Them Girls At," which hit No. 14 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, while 'Turn Me On" and 'Hey Mama" both reached the Top 10.

"See you on Thursday! The winning team is back," Guetta posted on Instagram along with the single's vibrant cover art. The new single will likely continue Minaj's reign on the Billboard Hot 100. Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran To Receive Award From Songwriters Hall Of Fame

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran, whose recently released album is the biggest record in the country, will be honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame with the 2017 Hal David Starlight Award.

Created in 2004, the award recognizes young artist's contributions to the craft. Past winners include Taylor Swift, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Drake, Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, and John Mayer.

"Ed Sheeran has accomplished so much in pop music that it is hard to believe he is only 26. He is not an overnight sensation, however, having immersed himself in songwriting, recording and performing since his early teens." Songwriters Hall of Fame co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff told People. "His natural talent as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer has brought him well-deserved success."Read more here.

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More Big Names Added As ACM Awards Performers

(Radio.com) The ACM Awards keeps adding big names as performers for their upcoming event which will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd at 8pm on the CBS television network.

Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Lauren Daigle have all been announced as performers for this year's show.

They join an already impressive lineup including: Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, and more.

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Bebe Rexha Hints At Possible Collaborating With Louis Tomlinson

(Radio.com) Part two of Bebe Rexha's debut studio album All Your Fault is set for release next month, and it will include some collaborations. During an appearance on Culinary Kitchen, Rexha dropped a hint about one duet that will make waves on Twitter: a collaboration with a big-name [former] boy-bander.

Is it Louis Tomlinson of One Direction? We'll get to that in a minute. First, here's what she told the program: "I'm releasing the second part in April and I have some really cool features and exciting things happening," she said while making pasta.

"A new song that I just finished with a very big' somebody really big from a boy band.not..It's a really massive record. We just finished it and it's about to come out in a month or so."

Anyway, back to Louis. Some social media sleuths discovered that Rexha recently followed Tomlinson on Twitter and Instagram. Read more here.

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Harry Styles May Release New Music Next Month

(Radio.com) One Direction fans wishing for new music from Harry Styles are in luck as it has been reported that a single could drop as early as next month. According to record industry trade magazine HITS Daily Double's Rumor Mill, Styles has been writing songs with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid and his album was recorded with Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars, the Rolling Stones).

Last year, McDaid said Styles' solo material will 'blow the socks off the world." "In marked contrast to One Direction's production by committee, Styles has crafted a set that recalls the regal high-water mark of '70s British rock, Bowie and Queen in particular," the website reports.

"The lead single, which could come out as soon as late April or early May, sounds like it would be a smash in any decade." Styles signed to Columbia Records for the release of his solo material and CEO Rob Stringer promises that the former One Direction member is here to stay. Read more here.

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Judge Rejects Kesha Request In Battle Against Dr. Luke

(Radio.com) Kesha has suffered another blow in her case against Dr. Luke. This time, a judge has rejected the singer's wish to amend her claims against her former producer and songwriter, which she first requested in January.

According to the amended lawsuit, Kesha claims Dr. Luke's companies Prescription and KMI broke their contracts with her when they failed to report and pay her royalties. She also alleges that Dr. Luke broke his "good faith" agreement by verbally and physically abusing her.

New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled in a 10-page document against all of Kesha's claims. Kornreich found that Kesha, in fact, owes Dr. Luke $1.3 million in royalties.

Additionally, the judge rejected Kesha's claim that Dr. Luke didn't act in "good faith" because she recognized the abuse before they signed a contract to work together. Read more here.

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Future And Mike WiLL Made-It Stream New Track 'Razzle Dazzle'

(Radio.com) Mike WiLL Made-It is two days away from dropping his stacked new album Ransom 2. Ahead of that release, he shared another single from the project, "Razzle Dazzle" featuring Future.

Future comes fast on the brooding song, barely taking a breath between echoing his verses and delivering new ones. "I know I'm worth, I know I'm cursed/ I hit the turf like a play on the first," he raps on the chorus.

So far, Mike WiLL has released several previews off the 17-track album, including "Gucci On My" featuring 21 Savage, Migos and YG, "Hasselhoff" featuring Lil Yachty, "Come Down" featuring Chief Keef and Rae Sremmurd, and "Come Up" featuring Big Sean. Ransom 2 drops March 24th. Listen to the explicit track here.

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Drake Gets Tattooed With Portrait Of Iconic Singer

(Radio.com) Drake is adding ink quickly. Earlier this week, tattoo artist Niki Norberg took to social media to show off some recent work he did for the Canadian rapper. One shoulder features a hibiscus flower, which Drake has been using to symbolize his new project More Life.

The other shoulder features a bottle of Drakkar Noir, which is a french cologne, but was also Drizzy's Twitter handle before he was able to secure @Drake (via XXL).

Today Norberg shared his latest work for Drake, a portrait of R&B legend Sade. Drake recently shared a photo of the two artists (and his mother) hanging out at one of his recent London concerts with the caption, "two very important ladies in my life." Drake already has a tattoo of his mother, in case you were wondering. Check out Drizzy new tattoo here.

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Paris Jackson Recalls Her Starstruck Meeting With Alice Cooper

(Radio.com) Paris Jackson's father was the King of Pop, but the budding model-actress has eyes for the Godfather of Shock Rock. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jackson recalled meeting Alice Cooper at a Halloween party last year.

The encounter left Paris -- whose godparents are Macaulay Culkin and the late Elizabeth Taylor -- feeling starstruck. 'I was telling him, 'I love you so much, I've always listened to you, I grew up loving you,' and I was close to tears," she recalled.

"I'm crying thinking about it -- he's just amazing. So, I like really weirded him out, but he was really nice about it." But that's not all -- she's even settled on a nickname for the "School's Out" legend. 'He's a bae, total bae."

Paris also admitted that her first album was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club ("Which I'm very proud of"), and her first CD was The Lion King soundtrack. Watch Paris tell the story here.

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Little Big Town Go Behind the Song 'Better Man' Ahead Of ACMs

(Radio.com) 'Behind the Song' gives fans an inside look into some of the best songs by this year's ACM Awards nominees. Here, Little Big Town, who are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, talk about 'Better Man.'

There was a lot of pressure on Little Big Town to follow up their massive 2014 smash, "Girl Crush," and they came through last year with a little help from a famous friend. "Better Man" was given to them by none other than Taylor Swift.

Phillip Sweet tells Radio.com, 'We've known Taylor for a long time, and she actually sent [the song in] an email to me, and I passed it to the rest of the band. And she was just like, 'I've thought about you guys singing this melody' let me know what you think.' And we were in the middle of making a record, so this summer while we were out on tour, we just kept listening to it and living with it, and fell in love with it."

"She's always been a songwriter," Sweet notes, pointing out that the country singer-turned-pop star always writes or co-writes her songs. But, he says, "I don't think she's ever pitched songs to other writers, ever." Read more here.

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Katy Perry's 'Chained to the Rhythm' Remixed By Lil Yachty

(Radio.com) Lil Yachty is breathing new life into Katy Perry's new single "Chained to the Rhythm" with his remix of the track. The Atlanta rapper slows down Perry's song with beat-heavy production and auto-tuned vocals on his "Boat Remix."

'Chained to the beat now / Feelin' good, got good vibes / I can feel it in my feet now / Take a shot, baby, loosen up/You the star of the scene now / I went from readin' magazines to being on the cover / Get up in the groove now/Let me see you move now," the 19-year-old artist raps.

'Chained to the Rhythm" is the lead single off Perry's forthcoming fourth studio album. In addition to working on Perry's remix, Lil Yachty has been readying the release of his debut album, Teenage Emotions, out later this year. Listen to the Lil Yachty's remix of "Chained to the Rhythm" here.

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Singled Out: Mischief Night's With Me, Now

Mischief Night are gearing up to release their new album "The Great American Worm" next month and we asked frontman Marcus Kitchen to tell us about their new single "With Me, Now". Here is the story:

The song itself was one of the first I composed for our upcoming album "The Great American Worm." Most of the album is a political meditation, but this song in particular is more about the idea of escapism through the imagination. Living in Philadelphia for 5 years while playing music had left me feeling trapped and defeated in some ways. The song came to be shortly after moving to Brooklyn to be with my soulmate Mallory. While adjusting to New York, I spent much time meditating on my actions in my hometown of Philly. Many regrets. So many things I could have and should have learned. In those moments I would harken back to that childlike imaginative escapist dream. I often like to write about age and nostalgia, memory, childhood. All those little details are in the lyrics of "With Me, Now". Another identity marker through the single and the album as a whole are the brass and woodwind arrangements. I have a humble background in classical band performance and was always drawn to the dramatic energy of that music.

The video and the song were conceived simultaneously. I had wanted to do something in the style of those old sci-fi silent films like the work of George Melies. Using my minimal knowledge of video editing, it took me upwards of 6 months to shoot and fully edit the video. I'm really happy with the result and reception by our friends. I've learned it's better to be patient and really just work hard, always.

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

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