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Page Too Report for 03/29/2017

Woman Jailed For Playing Ed Sheeran Hit Over And Over

(Radio.com) Sonia Bryce of Walsall, UK will be jailed for eight weeks following noise complaints that a judge ruled caused domestic disturbances. According to the complaint reported by the Daily Mail, Bryce played the same Ed Sheeran song--"Shape of You"--on loop for hours on end.

Her neighbor, Clare Tidmarsh, cataloged the disturbances and collected CCTV footage to prove that Bryce had "displayed ungovernable animosity" with her behavior.

Judge Philip Gregory found "a wholly unacceptable level of disturbance through loud noise involving music, shouting, swearing and banging--time and time again--emanating from Miss Bryce's home."

"I can't be taken away from my kids' care," Bryce reportedly pled. "You can and you will be," Judge Gregory replied. He then threw the book at the Ed Sheeran superfan: "You must learn that you should behave as a reasonable and responsible adult, and not make life for your neighbors the misery that you have," said the judge. Read more here.

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Rihanna's 'Bates Motel' Shower Scene Goes Online

(Radio.com) Even Alfred Hitchcock's classic Psycho shower scene can't keep Rihanna from being fierce. In the latest episode of Bates Motel, episode 6 of season 5, Rihanna appears as Marion Crane, who was murdered in the original film.

For this version, the familiar music builds as Rihanna's Crane takes a shower, in what the audience believes, to be her final moments. Surprisingly, Crane throws back the shower curtain, saying,'Screw this s—-" and leaves the motel.

Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin told Variety they worked for a long time to deliver a scene that honored Psycho but had an exciting, contemporary twist. 'There was no way to redefine Marion Crane as a modern empowered woman if we killed her in the shower," Cuse explained.

In an interesting twist of fate, Crane's less-than-honest boyfriend, Sam Loomis, ends up being the one tragically stabbed by Norman Bates in the shower. Watch the clip here.

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Drake Angers Fans After Canceling Show At The Last Minute

(Radio.com) Drake fans in Amsterdam are losing faith in the rapper who has canceled his concert for the third time Monday evening (March 27). According to reports, Drizzy's show was postponed after the opener took the stage and performed.

According to reports, doors had already opened for the show at the Ziggo Dome. The promoter then took the stage to let the audience know that Drake was advised not to perform by his doctor, reports the BBC.

"I'm really sorry to tell you that tonight's gig cannot take place," the promoter told the crowd. "Drake got sick. His doctor told him not to perform." While announcing the news, fans in attendance could be heard booing, as many had traveled far for their chance to see the rapper up close during his Boy Meets World Tour. Read more here.

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Lorde Fans Duped By Hoax From Impersonator

(Radio.com) A Lorde impersonator duped fans in New Zealand by promising a live performance of "Green Light" in total darkness. The hoax took place at the Grey Lynn public library, where an Aukland crowd of 100 gathered to see Lorde live.

The crowd went crazy for the strange event and guests began sharing ecstatic updates on social media. "You know you are in Auckland City when Lorde casually rocks out as the surprise guest at your local No Lights No Lycra hosted at the community library," one attendee wrote on Facebook, according to New Zealand's NewsHub. 'Those are some pretty stoked faces right there!"

Team Lorde was right on top of the "fake news." Her mother, Sonja Yelich, tweeted "weird – we are in London rn – me n @lorde." Lorde chimed in as well: "this is deeply fake news but quite cute lol" Read more here.

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Promoter Charged Over Fight With Fetty Wap's Crew

(Radio.com) More details have emerged about the incident involving rapper Fetty Wap (real name Willie Maxwell) which resulted in a shooting that injured three people. Fetty Wap was not hurt and was not involved in the shooting, however, a hip-hop promoter was charged Monday (March 27) with pistol-whipping a man during the altercation.

The shooting took place outside a 24-hour deli in Fetty Wap's hometown, Paterson, New Jersey early Sunday, reports the Paterson Times. Police charged Raheem Thomas with assault and weapons offenses after it was determined that he hit a man in the head and face with a gun he was not permitted to carry. He was not charged with shooting anybody.

Thomas is the CEO and owner of the hip-hop promotion company Muscle Team Entertainment. This weekend, Thomas' Instagram account depicted a photo of a masked man wearing what looks like Fetty Wap's 1738 pendant, which was reportedly stolen. The rapper's crew is called Remy Boyz 1738, in tribute to the Remy Martin 1738 cognac brand.

Along with the photo, Thomas posted, "Just to set the record straight, I personally didn't take (Fetty Wap's) chain." Read more here.

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Harry Styles To Perform New Solo Song On Saturday Night Live

(Radio.com) Mere days after Harry Styles teased about his debut single coming out April 7th, Saturday Night Live took to social media to announce the former One Direction singer will take the stage with his new song April 15th.

The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon will serve as the host for the night. Even Fallon joined in on the excitement, teasing, "So excited!!! A young heartthrob and Harry Styles will be on SNL together April 15th! #WhenHarryMetJimmy #FallonStylesSNL"

The show tweeted "Excited to announce @jimmyfallon and @Harry_Styles will be in Studio 8H on April 15! #FallonStylesSNL https://t.co/w2Bl2Mpsyz— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) March 28, 2017" Read more here.

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Hunter Hayes Releases 'Yesterday's Song' Video

(Radio.com) Country music star Hunter Hayes has released a bold new music video for his latest track "Yesterday's Song." The song was released as a single by Hayes last fall.

Directed by Ryan Hamblin, the video follows a confident Hayes on a surreal journey, complete with shattered disco balls and lots and lots of mirrors. This song is one of three newly released tracks from Hayes' widely anticipated third studio album.

'Writing and recording for this new album has been a creative journey for me, both as an artist and just as a human," said Hayes. 'I've been learning how to let go and just let the process be, not over-thinking every little thing which is something I'm really good at. I've been experimenting with new sounds and stretching myself creatively more than ever before, and just embracing life, which I think you can really hear in these songs and I think that comes through visually with this video as well." Watch the video here.

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Liam Payne Thanks Fans for Love And Supportive Messages after Son's Birth

(Radio.com) Former One Direction member Liam Payne has reached out to fans to thank them for congratulating him and his partner Cheryl Cole (ex-Girls Aloud singer) on the birth of their son.

On Monday (March 27) the former boybander tweeted to fans, "Thank you to everyone for the love and supportive messages for myself and @CherylOfficial. It really means a lot."

The couple's son was born on Wednesday (March 23) and they announced the news to fans on Saturday (March 26). At the time, the baby did not yet have a name. Read more here.

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Will Smith Takes Part In Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast Reunion

(Radio.com) It's been 27 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air hit televisions and made Will Smith into a household name, but the cast appears tighter than ever judging by a reunion photo.

Alfonso Ribeiro (who played Carlton Banks) shared a photo on Instagram of himself, Smith, Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Daphne Maxwell Reid (Vivian) and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey).

"Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete," he wrote. Avery, who died in 2013, played Uncle Phil, the Banks family patriarch on the series. Check out the cast photo here.

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Beyonce Fan Dies Days After FaceTime Call From Star

(Radio.com) Cancer-stricken Beyonce fan Ebony Banks died three days after FaceTiming with her favorite singer. The 18-year-old high school senior's dying wish was to meet the singer, a wish that came true after friends at her school in Houston, Texas, started an online campaign with the hashtag #EBOBMEETSBEYONCE in hopes for Banks to meet Beyonce.

Beyonce heard about the terminally ill girl, and while she couldn't get to Houston to visit her, she chatted with her last week on FaceTime. Banks was battling Stage 4 cancer and died late Saturday night (March 25).

On Sunday (March 26) a vigil was held at Banks' high school and students raised candles to Beyonce's "Halo" and honored the late student by placing flowers on the band tower. Read more here.

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Supposed Kendrick Lamar's New Album Details Leaked Online

(Radio.com) The tracklist for Kendrick's Lamar's highly anticipated, still-untitled fourth studio album, which is rumored to be hitting stores and streaming services on April 7th, may have leaked online.

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the Grammy-winning rapper's follow-up album to 2015's acclaimed "To Pimp A Butterfly." In a new twist, a file titled 'KL-2017' was uploaded to Pastebin, containing a 14-song tracklist.

The list is complete with production credits, titles and guest features, showcasing stars like Andre 3000,Anderson .Paak, D'Angelo, Kanye West and more. See the supposed tracklist here.

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Calvin Harris Announces New Track Featuring Ariana Grande And More

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris has announced that he will be releasing a new single entitled "Heatstroke" that will feature guest appearances from Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, and Young Thug.

The upcoming new track will be Calvin's second high-profile collaboration of 2017, last month he released the single "Slide," which featured Frank Ocean and Migos.

Harris tweeted the single's cover artwork along with the production notes but there is still no word yet on the when the collaboration will be released. Check out Harris' tweet here.

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Danny Brown Releases 80s Sitcom Styled 'Ain't It Funny' Video

(Radio.com) Danny Brown has released his disturbing and uncomfortably funny video for "Ain't It Funny." The Detroit rapper tapped Jonah Hill to direct the 80s sitcom style video centering around completely hateable characters.

The video features legendary writer/director Gus Van Sant as the "dad", "Growing Pains" ultimate TV-mom Joanna Kerns as the "mom", artist, actress and Instagram-celebrity Lauren Alice Avery as the "sister", the requisite cute kid as the "brother" and Brown as the drugged up "Uncle Danny."

In the video Hill delivers sex, drugs, blood and guts all with a darkly comedic twist. "Ain't It Funny" can be found on Brown's latest album, Atrocity Exhibition. Watch the explicit video here.

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Pharrell's Childhood Being Turned Into A New Musical

(Radio.com) Pharrell Williams' childhood will be the subject of a new musical commissioned by Fox. Atlantis will tell a Romeo-and-Juliet-style story set in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where Pharrell grew up.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the success of La La Land has studios scrambling for original musical pitches so the star-crossed romance with a hip-hop ending may be just the ticket.

The project is being produced by Gil Netter and Pharrell, and Michael Mayer ha signed on to direct. Mayer had success on Broadway with Spring Awakening and Green Day's American Idiot musical. Martin Hynes, the screenwriter behind Toy Story 4, will write the film. Read more here.

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Katy Perry Tributes Die-Hard Fan Killed In Car Accident

(Radio.com) Pop star Katy Perry is mourning the loss of one of her die-hard fans this week. Katie Bell, an 18-year-old from Benton, Louisiana, died on Saturday (March 25) in a car accident. According to KTBS, Bell lost control of her car and collided head-on with another vehicle. Both drivers were killed on the scene.

Several Perry fans started the #RIPKatycatKatie hashtag and the sad story made its way to Perry. The singer then tweeted out a message to honor her late fan as well as changed her own Twitter handle to read #ripkatycatKatie.

"We see you angel and we love and will miss you. KC's, light a candle for Katie. Rest In Peace," Perry tweeted early Tuesday morning (March 28th). Read more here.

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Singled Out: Down On Maddy's Titania

Down On Maddy mastermind Patrick Kleven tells us about "Titania" the lead single from the project's forthcoming debut album, which is set to be released on April 14th. Here is the story:

Our song "Titania" mirrors the slice of time between the light and the darkness of the dreamworld... It happened one day when I was fading in and out of sleep, in that place between consciousness and unconsciousness where you don't know what is real and what is fantasy. It was disorientating, yet profound at the same time. Most people, I know, have had this experience.

In this moment, the surreal and bizarre images of a dream not only linger in wakefulness, but they're also woven into the fabric of waking reality. The images, of course, evaporate very quickly and the fog is lifted.

Because this profound moment happens so quickly, where reality collides with fantasy, I wanted to convey it in an original song---to "stretch out" this moment.

And this is what I set out to do. Immediately, I was met with resistance. A certain musician I was working with at the time told me that it couldn't be done and that it was too vague and that it was impossible to convey this type of state of mind. "It's just music, man," he said. "You can't make people think weird." This comment, along with similar comments from family members and friends, got to me. I assumed they were right.

And the idea, like a dream, slipped away.

Then, at a band rehearsal, several months later, after having forgotten about the whole idea, I was strumming different riffs and chords from my repertoire, and I happened to juxtapose a seemingly innocent chord with a darker, insistent one (the other chord's cousin). These riffs which were eventually used in the verses of "Titania." One might call this odd juxtaposition a "bait and switch."

Although I knew I had a good progression---distinctive makeshift-delay and choppy strumming---that had song potential, that's all I had at the time. A chord progression.

It wasn't until I read Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that I considered revisiting the idea of illustrating the in-between stage of dream and reality. The visuals and themes from this classic play---dreaming, being lost in the forest, waking up from a spell not knowing who you love---came to mind while I was jamming the odd chord progression.

From there, I decided I was going to write the song, whether it worked or not. (It still didn't seem like a possibility---more like a longshot.) After putting in some long hours of trying different things, adding and subtracting reverb in studio sessions, rearranging lyrics and other song components, we were actually getting somewhere.

Some parts were tough, other parts, like the melody, flowed. Especially the verse melody that was inspired by the Alice In Chains-style "horizontal" backing vocals. The high point, however, was writing the chorus lyrics and melody; I especially love singing this chorus line: "At the top of the canopy green, you keep it at bay…"

As kind of a finishing touch, another high point, we added a guitar solo played through a Les Paul guitar and a tube amp---in other words, great tone. An effective guitar solo can really sum up the rest of the song with just a few well-placed notes and I think we achieved this.

Although not everybody who listens to this song will think about the moment between dreams and reality, they will definitely get a sense of a dream in the song. Besides, with songs, like dreams, you don't always get an exact understanding of what they are.

Whether or not we achieved what we set out to do is up to you, the listener.

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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