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Zayn Malik Faces Fan Backlash Over Charity Request

(Radio.com) Zayn Malik has been hit with a backlash from some fans after he asked for donations to aid his mother's best friend who is battling cancer. On April 28th, the former One Direction member posted a call to action on Twitter with a link to a GoFundMe page.

'This is my Mum's best friend," he wrote. 'Please help in any way possible." The GoFundMe page explains that the money will go towards life-saving cancer treatment for a woman named Ayesha Daniels.

The page is asking to raise 120,000 (approximately $154,900). Now, some of Malik's fans are lashing out at the singer, asking why he can't donate the money himself.

"You're the one with millions. YOU help," wrote one fan. Read the other comments here.

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Glen Campbell Streams Title Song From Farewell Album 'Adios'

(Radio.com) Country music legend Glen Campbell has released the poignantly named title track, "Adios," from his upcoming final record by the same name, which is set to hit stores on June 9th.

The 81-year-old Rhinestone Cowboy is in the final stages of Alzheimer's disease, and this new set of songs is his goodbye gift to the world. The song was a top 10 Adult Contemporary hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1990, but it turns out Campbell has his own history with the melancholy tune, reports Rolling Stone.

The song's writer, Jimmy Webb, said, "Glen and I used to play that song all the time. We played it in dressing rooms, hotels, we played it over at his house, we played it at my house. He always loved that song. I heard 'Adios' this morning and my wife and I both broke down and cried all over this hotel room. It's the first time we ever heard it."

Campbell's version of the tune was recorded after his 2011-2012 Goodbye Tour and chronicled in the Oscar-nominated 2014 documentary Glen Campbell I'll Be Me. Listen to "Adios" here.

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Nick Cannon's Childhood Friend Killed In Mass Shooting

(Radio.com) Nick Cannon's childhood friend, Monique Clark, was killed in a mass shooting in La Jolla last Sunday (April 30th). The shooter, Peter Selis, took aim at a random group of people because he was distraught over a recent breakup.

Clark was the only fatality. Seven others were injured, reports the San Diego Tribune. The mother of three had only been at the party for 20 minutes before she was shot.

Cannon posted a childhood photo with the victim and shared his pain, 'My heart hurts with great sadness tonight, I just learned that the one life lost in the senseless and tragic mass shooting in San Diego was my childhood friend, who was more like family, Miss Monique Clark. Such a beautiful spirit with an infectious smile."

He went on, saying he had 'nothing but wonderful memories of" Clark who he called an 'angel." 'Tears can't express the pain and shock," he continued. 'A mother of three, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a friend and a Queen' Rest in Paradise." Read more here.

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The Game Sues Viacom For $20 Million Over Accuser

(Radio.com) The Game is suing Viacom for $20 million. The rapper says the company's negligence failed to protect him from Priscilla Rainey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rainy accused Game of sexual assault after appearing on his VH1 reality show She Got Game. A jury found the rapper guilty and ordered him to pay $7.1 million.

In a new filing, The Game claims Viacom (VH1's parent company) knew about Rainey's checked past, but still allowed her to participate in the program.

"Defendants clearly had knowledge of Rainey's violent and extensive arrest history, yet they chose ratings over protecting the Plaintiff and others," states the complaint. Read more here.

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Halsey Streaming New Single 'Eyes Closed'

(Radio.com) Halsey has released her latest single, "Eyes Closed." The song is the third released track off the singer's upcoming second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, due June 2.

"Now if I keep my eyes closed he looks just like you. But he'll never stay, they never do," she sings on the new track. During a recent interview, Halsey revealed the entire album was inspired by a "prolonged, toxic" breakup and sprinkled with Romeo + Juliet imagery.

"I was so obsessed with [Baz Luhrmann's] Romeo + Juliet and I didn't make the correlation [that] I loved the film because of what was happening in my real life," Halsey explained in an interview with Zane Lowe and Luhrmann, who directed the 1996 film. "One day as I was getting to the rising action of the record -- the moment where I'm realizing the love is doomed, this like forsaken kind of thing -- I realized that that's why I was so obsessed with the [movie]. Because I felt like I was living it." Watch the song and interview with Halsey and Luhrmann here.

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Christina Aguilera Cast To Star In Sci-Fi Film 'Zoe'

(Radio.com) Christina Aguilera has added a new film to her growing resume. The singer has signed on to be a part of Drake Doremus' next movie, Zoe. The sci-fi romance has also enlisted the help of Rashida Jones, Theo James, Miranda Otto and Matthew Gray Gubler.

Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux are set to star in the film, which was written by Rich Greenberg (The Beauty Inside). The story follows colleagues McGregor and Seydoux who work at a revolutionary research lab where they design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. But as their work develops they discover far more than they ever imagined.

Scott Free's Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss are producing the film with Doremus and Robert George, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott is executive producing alongside IM Global's CEO Stuart Ford and president of production Greg Shapiro along with HLCG's Li Li, Michelle Tong Zhou and Lawrence Bender. Read more here.

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John Lennon Graphic Novel Animated Trailer Released

(Radio.com) John Lennon fans, get ready to see your favorite musician in an entirely new light. A new graphic novel from writer Eric Cobeyran and French artist Horne will tell the story of Lennon's life from a unique point of view.

Based on David Foenkinos' 2010 novel "Lennon," "Lennon: The New York Years" features the late star during his time living in New York City. The novel showcases Lennon talking about his life to an unnamed therapist who resides in his building, according to Consequence of Sound.

"Lennon: The New York Years" will arrive later this month and to get fans excited about its release, the comic publisher IDW shared a new trailer for the novel. Watch the trailer here.

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Radiohead Explain Why 'Lift' Didn't Make 'OK Computer'

(Radio.com) Radiohead have released videos and posters to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their seminal album OK Computer, which was released in 1997. The band then announced that they'll release a collector's edition in honor of the landmark birthday -- featuring the soaring "Lift" and other tracks that didn't make the original cut.

Guitarist Ed O'Brien says "Lift" could've changed the band's entire trajectory if it'd appeared on OK Computer. ''Lift' is a funny song," O'Brien told BBC 6 Music. 'We played that live with Alanis Morissette, and it was a really interesting song because the audience, suddenly you'd see them get up and start grooving. It had this kind of infectiousness about it. It was a big, anthemic song. If that song had been on that album, it would have taken us to a different place, and we'd have probably sold a lot more records if we'd done it right, and everyone was saying this."

But Radiohead didn't feel prepared for the song's broad appeal. Instead, it sat alongside "True Love Waits" as one of the band's most important never-released (until recently) songs. O'Brien says their prudent decision to hold off on "Lift" paid off.

"I think we kind of subconsciously killed it because if OK Computer had been like a Jagged Little Pill, like Alanis Morissette, it would have killed us. But 'Lift' probably had the potential, if we'd done it right, it just had this magic about it. And we didn't do a good version because when we got to the studio and did it on that record it was a bit like having a gun to your head, it felt like so much pressure." Watch Radiohead perform "Lift" live in 1996 here.

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Vince Gill And His Daughters Sing National Anthem for Stanley Cup Playoffs

(Radio.com) The Nashville Predators called on local country music superstar Vince Gill and his daughters Jenny and Corrina to perform the National Anthem for Game 4 of the Round 2 Stanley Cup Playoff game against the St. Louis Blues last Tuesday night (May 2).

The country music capitol's home team has lived up to its music city moniker. So far this season the 'Preds" have had some country music heavy hitters kicking off their games with 'The Star Spangled Banner."

Carrie Underwood, who is married to the team's Mike Fisher, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town have both performed the national anthem. Watch Gill and his daughters sing the anthem here.

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Katy Perry, J.Lo To Be Part Of Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special

(Radio.com) Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez will appear as James Corden's featured guests for the upcoming The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017, May 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET on CBS.

Perry will join Corden for a new edition of Carpool Karaoke, while Lopez will take a Toddlerography dance lesson with the talk show host. The special will also feature a dynamic musical performance, and Corden sharing some of his favorite moments from the show so far.

This marks the second primetime special for The Late Late Show. Last year's episode won the show an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special. Read more here.

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Blake Shelton Considering Retirement With Next Album

(Radio.com) Blake Shelton revealed that he is once again considering hanging up his spurs. In a new interview with ET, the singer says his next album may be his last.

But before fans get upset by the bad news, the country music star reveals that the consideration is a common theme with him as he approaches each new studio album.

"I mean, that last album I made was gonna be my last -- this next album I'm makin's probably gonna be my last album," he said. "So I really gotta decide what I wanna do." What did he say about The Voice? Find out here.

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Graham Nash Adds Summer Tour Dates

(Radio.com) Graham Nash has unveiled additional U.S. tour dates in July and August to promote his sixth solo studio album, "This Path Tonight", which was released April 2016.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee will be joined on stage by long-term collaborator and This Path Tonight producer Shane Fontayne. Ticking information is available at the artist's official site.

The dates begin on July 11th at the Infinity Music Hall &Bistro in Norfolk, CT and wrap up on August 19th in Schwenksville, PA at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. See all of the dates here.

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Little Big Town Take A Trip To 'Sesame Street'

(Radio.com) Country music stars Little Big Town took a trip to Sesame Street and tapped into a younger fan base when they performed the song "I Is for Instruments" on the longrunning children's program.

The video features the band dancing around with Sesame Street characters Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby, as they sing about musical instruments.

"They look and sound so different, just like you and me. They still play great together, just like you and me," the band sings. The band is currently on tour, which will continue through the end of November. Watch the video here.

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Rancid Announce New Album 'Trouble Maker', Stream First Song

(Radio.com) Rancid have announced that they will release their ninth studio record, Trouble Maker, June 9. This will be the punk band's first release since 2014's Honor Is All We Know.

The veteran band unveiled the tracklisting and released a new single, that is entitled "Ghost Of A Chance," from the forthcoming studio record earlier this week.

Trouble Maker will come out in all digital and physical formats, including a deluxe digital edition, which features two bonus tracks. Pre-sale is now available. Listen to the new track here.

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J. Cole To Headline Made in America Festival

(Radio.com) J. Cole has been named as a headliner of this year's Made in America festival Sept. 2-3 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Organizer Jay Z also claimed a top billing spot.

Other performers include The Chainsmokers, Migos, Solange, Run the Jewels, Little Jewels, 21 Savage, Sampha, Marian Hill, Pusha T, Kelela, Stormzy and many more.

This will be the seventh annual event since Jay Z founded the inaugural festival Sept. 1 to 2, 2012. General on-sale began on Friday, May 5. Check out the full lineup here.

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Maren Morris Adds Additional Dates To Her Hero Tour

(Radio.com) Fans of country music star Maren Morris will have additional chances to witness her perform live as she has announced the addition of 10 dates to her U.S. fall tour.

The Hero Tour 2017 will be kicking off on October 5th and running through the 28th with shows set to take place in various cities across the Midwest and Southwest.

A portion of all proceeds raised will go to "The Heroes Fund," which supports fine arts programs and music education in public schools. See the dates here.

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Young Thug Teases New Music From 'E.B.B.T.G.'

(Radio.com) Young Thug promised new music was on the way last week when he revealed that he'd be releasing a singing album that will be executive produced by Drake.

While the record has yet to see the light of day, the rapper shared a short clip of one of the songs off the forthcoming project on Instagram. Not much is known about Young Thug's E.B.B.T.G. (Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls), but the brief clip includes slick beats and Thug's familiar voice on the rhymes.

Though it's not a huge departure from previous releases, his high-pitched vocals keep the listener intrigued as he dances around to the song. The short clip also has the rapper showing off some of his bling as he mouths the word to the song. Give it a listen here.

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Beyonce Announces 'Lemonade' Collector's Edition Box Set

(Radio.com) Beyonce has announced that she will be releasing a "How to Make Lemonade "Collector's Edition Box Set which will be retailing for $299.99.

The Lemonade anniversary edition will include a coffee table book, double vinyl LP and audio and visual album downloads and is expected to be shipped this summer.

The Box Set's 600-page hardcover book features never-before-seen photos from the making of Lemonade, along with a foreword from Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, poetry from Warsan Shire and personal writing and lyrics from Queen Bey herself. Check out the post here.

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Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth's 'All Star' On Fallon

(Radio.com) Smash Mouth parodies are so ubiquitous that it's no surprise they exist in a galaxy far, far away. In celebration of Star Wars Day ("May the Fourth be with you!") Jimmy Fallon's team at The Tonight Show compiled a montage of Star Wars characters reciting the lyrics to "All Star," the ode to overconfidence our culture can't quit.

In the video, scenes from the franchise's 40-year history are spliced together to recreate the poetry of Smash Mouth: "Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me; I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed."

Your brain gets smart but your head really, really does get dumb. Princess Leia, Yoda, Jabba the Hut, Han Solo and more know that only shooting stars break the mold. Watch the video here.

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'Nashville' Cast Announce U.S. Summer Tour

(Radio.com) Fans of the television show Nashville will get their chance to hear the music from the series live this summer when the cast embarks on its 2017 U.S. Tour. Actors Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson are confirmed to play 11 dates this July and August.

This year marks the cast's fourth U.S. concert tour. The news comes following their successful sold-out international tour in the UK and Ireland. The U.S. leg kicks off on July 23 in Orlando, Florida. Tickets go on sale May 5 and a limited number of VIP packages with meet and greet opportunities are available.

'This tour has become a celebration of everything fans around the world appreciate about the TV series 'Nashville,'" said Opry Entertainment President Steve Buchanan in a press release. 'Our audience loves the stories the series tells and the music used to tell them. The tour brings our storytellers, their music, and fans together in a way that gets more exciting to witness every year, both internationally and here at home." See the dates here.

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Kendrick Lamar, Future Make Lorde's Playlist

(Radio.com) Pop star Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama will be released June 16, and New Zealand's musical prodigy shared a hand-curated Spotify playlist to promote it.

The Homemade Dynamite playlist features tracks from a variety of music stars including Kendrick Lamar, Future, Bon Iver and more artists that are on rotation at Lorde's house.

All in all, it's an eclectic mix. Lorde throws all the way back to Paul Simon's "Graceland" and Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang," while incorporating contemporary sounds from Santigold and Childish Gambino. Lorde tweeted that she'll regularly update the playlist with her latest musical fixations, so stay tuned for even more suggestions from her personal library. Check out Lorde's playlist here.

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DJ Khaled Reportedly Featured In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

(Radio.com) DJ Khaled is no stranger to motion pictures -- his social media feeds regularly include video of wild parties, high-octane stunts and clips about the miracle of life.

The King of Snapchat may have a big-time Hollywood cameo in the can if reports that he appears in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming turn out to be accurate.

Khaled reportedly filmed a scene with Tom Holland (Spider-Man 3.0, after Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, according to FACT Magazine. A Marvel Comics Universe watchdog Twitter account shared a photo of the trio on set, with Holland wearing the signature blue-and-red catsuit, suggesting the veracity of the intrepid reportage. Read more here.

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Eminem Suing Political Party Over 'Lose Yourself'

(Radio.com) Eminem is suing New Zealand's National Party over a dispute concerning his Oscar-winning song 'Lose Yourself." Em and his representation claim the political party infringed upon his copyright when they used similar music in a 2014 advertisement.

The party insists their commercial music was a stock audio track called 'Eminem-esque" which was purchased from a music library. In the suit, Eminem is represented by Eight Mile Style, the publishing outfit that holds copyrights to his material, reports the BBC.

The complaint calls 'Lose Yourself" 'without a doubt the jewel in the crown of Eminem's musical work." 'Eminem-esque" was reportedly composed by the music production company Beatbox, which licenses work for commercial use. Em's complaint claims National Party emails showed hesitancy over whether to court copyright trouble by using the song. Though it doesn't feature lyrics from the 2002 hit, the audio mimics the driving intensity from 'Lose Yourself." Read more and listen to both tracks here.

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Paris Jackson Lands Role In Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo Film

(Radio.com) Michael Jackson's daughter Paris made her television debut on Fox's drama Star and will be following it up with a feature film debut in an untitled comedic thriller for Amazon, produced by Australian film director and stuntman, Nash Edgerton.

Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and Nash's brother Joel Edgerton also will star in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot centers around a businessman who gets accidentally gets tangled up with drug lords, mercenaries and the FBI, while on business in Mexico.

David Oyelowo will play the lead role of Harold, while Charlize Theron and Sharlto Copley will also appear in the movie. The project was written by Anthony Tambakis and Matt Stone (of South Park fame) and will be produced by Edgerton and Theron, along with Rebecca Yeldham, Anthony Tambakis, Beth Kono and A.J. Dix. Read more here.

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Post Malone Crushes Cars In A Tank In New Online Video

(Radio.com) Post Malone seems to enjoy messing around with heavy artillery and tanks in a new video that was recently released from H3h3Productions.

The online video clip features Malone and his crew hitting up a gun store, a shooting range and even shows them crushing an old Toyota in a military-grade tank.

Just a few weeks before his tank-crushing fun, Malone's Stoney album went platinum and he celebrated with thousands of dollars worth of Popeyes biscuits at his 2017 Coachella party.

When you have a platinum album, you've got money to spend apparently. Check out the full car crushing action-packed video here.

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