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Page Too Report for 05/07/2017


Country Legend Loretta Lynn Suffers Stroke

(Radio.com) Country legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized following a stroke. She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.

A statement posted to Lynn's official site reads: American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville last night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed. Read more here.

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Niall Horan Streams New Single 'Slow Hands'

(Radio.com) One Direction's Niall Horan has released his new single "Slow Hands." The track follows Horan's debut single "This Town," which was released back in October of 2016.

For those playing along, we've now heard solo material from Zayn, Harry, Louis Tomlinson and Niall makes four. Liam Payne, it's your move! Shortly after the disintegration of One Direction, he said he needed a job.

Since then he's become a dad, but no word on the solo career front. Liam Payne--wherever you are--it's your move! Listen to a stream of Niall's "Slow Hands" here.

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Prince Estate Must Pay $1 Million To Continue Blocking New EP

(Radio.com) The Prince estate's legal challenge to the release of an EP titled Deliverance now has a $1 million price tag. Recording engineer Ian Boxill recorded six songs with Prince between 2006 and 2008.

He and the Rogue Music Alliance label possess those recordings and announced plans to release them on April 21, one year after the singer's death.

When Prince's estate got wind of the plans, attorneys obtained a restraining order blocking the project from reaching the public. A Minnesota federal judge has granted an extension to the restraining order as long as the Prince estate pays a $1 million bond, due May 12, reports Billboard. Upon payment, the order will last through May 22. Read more here.

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Alanis Morissette's Ex-Business Manager Sentenced To Prison

(Radio.com) Jonathan Schwartz, the entertainment business manager who pled guilty to wire fraud and filing a false tax return in the embezzlement of money from superstar clients, was sentenced to six years in prison.

Schwartz will serve 72 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, during which he will undergo compulsory addiction treatment, reports The Hollywood Reporter. He is also on the hook for $8.7 million in restitution to victims.

Alanis Morissette was the high-profile victim of his financial crimes, and reports suggest she lost more than $5 million in his embezzlement schemes. Schwartz penned an open letter describing his descent into gambling addiction and asked the judge for leniency. His attorney proposed a one-year sentence followed by one year of house arrest and 2,000 hours of community service. Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Releases 'Galway Girl' Video

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran has talked a lot in interviews about getting drunk with friends and celebrities, but in his video for the song "Galway Girl" he proves that he can't hold his alcohol -- no, he literally can't hold it.

The clip takes place in a rowdy Irish pub and when Sheeran spills beer on one of the locals, the disgruntled patron takes offense and performer, knocking him out.

The whole video was filmed from Sheeran's perspective. In fact, in the beginning of the video there's a large caption that reads, "Shot by Ed Sheeran." Even if he didn't really shoot the video, it follows his adventures hanging out with the real star of the clip, actress Saoirse Ronan. The two drink pints of Guinness, dance in pubs, play darts and run through the streets of Galway at night.

Sheeran collaborated with Irish band Beoga on the Irish folk-pop track, which is the third video Sheeran has released from his latest album Divide. Watch "Galway" Girl here.

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LCD Soundsystem Release Two New Songs

(Radio.com) LCD Soundsystem have returned with two new songs, "Call The Police," and "American Dream." Both new songs were debuted late last week on Beats 1 in the US and BBC 1 in the U.K.

In a post , the band explained the new tracks were originally debuted during their live Brooklyn Steel performance and that they will officially be available everywhere tonight at midnight. Fans will also want to tune into Saturday Night Live this Saturday, May 6 to watch the band perform the new music.

"seriously almost done with the LP," says Murphy in a lengthy post today. "it's been one of the most enjoyable records to make in my life, if not the most fun ever (i think it is, for sure, the happiest i've ever been making a record.)"

Listen to "Call The Police" followed by James Murphy's post explaining the current state of the album here.

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Halsey Announces Tour With Charli XCX, PartyNextDoor

(Radio.com) Halsey will tour with Charli XCX and PartyNextDoor across North America during September, October and November this year. The tour will celebrate her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which is set to arrive June 2.

Taking to social media to announce the news, the singer excitedly wrote, "this is the biggest tour I've ever done. and I'm gonna bring u the biggest show to go with it. ⚡️"

The tour kicks off September 29 in Uncasville, Connecticut and wraps up November 22 in Cleveland, OH. Ticket pre-sale begins May 8, with general tickets going on sale May 12. Now, with a tour named World Tour: Installment One, fans are left to assume the singer will be adding a second leg to the already extensive outing. Check the list of tour dates here.

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The Chainsmokers Open First In A Series Of Pop Up Stores

(Radio.com) The Chainsmokers have opened a pop-up store in San Francisco from May 5-7. Store hours will range from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The band will also open up pop-up ventures in Toronto and New York City in the next two months.


Located at 55 Wentworth Place, between Chinatown and the Financial District, the small store will feature limited-edition band merchandise such as posters, clothing and other exclusive items. Every purchase at the store also comes with an entry to win surprise gifts.

There will be in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive, signed merch every hour. Fans are encouraged to check-in frequently with the hashtag: #MDNOpopup Read more here.

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John Mayer Performs Cover Of Drake's 'Passionfruit'

(Radio.com) John Mayer is currently in Amsterdam as part of his The Search for Everything Tour. During his stop at Ziggo Dome on Wednesday night (May 3), the singer surprised the audience when he decided to cover Drake's "Passionfruit."

"Passionfruit" was featured on Drake's previous release More Life and Mayer's version is a stripped down, acoustic cover of the track. Onstage alone with his acoustic guitar, Mayer breathed new life into the song with his unique, slowed down interpretation.

This isn't Mayer's first recent surprise cover performance. On April 21, Mayer singer invited Ryan Adams to the stage where the two performed Adams' 'Come Pick Me Up." During the song, Adams played harmonica and Mayer strummed on a guitar. Check out Mayer's version of "Passionfruit" here.

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Zac Brown Band Return to Their 'Roots' on New Single

(Radio.com) Zac Brown Band are giving fans another taste of their forthcoming album with the online debut of a brand new single that is entitled "Roots."

"My roots always keep me grounded, roots remind me where I'm from," Brown sings during the chorus. "Even when I'm a thousand miles away from my roots, I'm home."

The track is the latest from the band's forthcoming studio album Welcome Home, which will be released May 12. Check out the new lyric video for "Roots" here.

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Migos Releases 'Slippery' Video Featuring Gucci Mane

(Radio.com) The hip hop group Migos have released a brand new music video for their new collaboration with Gucci Mane which is entitled "Slippery".

The new promotion clip was directed by Daps and features the trio celebrating Quavo's birthday at a mansion pool-party in Miami. There's even a Diddy cameo.

The group kicked off their Nobody Safe Tour with Future, Young Thug, Torey Lanez, and A$AP Ferg earlier this week in Memphis, TN. Watch the new video here.

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Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris Release 'Craving You' Video

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett has released the most ambitious video of his career, "Craving You." The action-packed clip plays out as a mini-film, starring Rhett and Morris seeking revenge and kicking butt. There is no shortage of high-speed car chases, shooting sprees and bank robberies in the five-minute clip.

"Craving You" was directed by TK McKamy, who describes the video as "Jason Bourne meets Oceans Eleven meets Snatch." Shot in the style of an action-packed movie trailer over the course of two days in Nashville, "Craving You" keeps fans guessing until the video's twist ending.

"There are a lot of crazy action scenes -- a lot of firsts for me in general in this video," Rhett says in a press release. "I've always wanted to get to do a fight sequence and play a tough guy, but I think Maren definitely shows me up! TK really pushed us both since we'd never really acted before."

"Craving You" is the lead single from Thomas Rhett's upcoming third studio album due later this year. Watch the video here.

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Britney Spears May Be Going Broadway

(Radio.com) Fans who can't get enough of Britney Spears will get excited about the latest "queen of pop" news. Forbes reports the singer's managers, Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, are in talks to bring her hit songs to Broadway.

While Spears is finishing her highly popular residency show in Las Vegas, Rudolph and Leber met with theatre veteran Jerry Mitchell to explore turning her music discography into a theatrical production in the Big Apple.

Mitchell, who directed On Your Feet!, said he would not take same approach with Spears' story as he did with the Gloria and Emilio Estefan production. Read more here.

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B.o.B Releases New Track 'Xantastic' with Young Thug

(Radio.com) B.o.B has released a brand new track entitled "Xantastic," which features Young Thug, and comes off his forthcoming fourth studio album, "Ether". The record is due May 12.

In addition to Atlanta native Young Thug, Ether features a list of other southern artist collaborations, such as CeeLo Green, Lil Wayne, Usher and T.I.

This new studio record will be the rapper's first LP since his 2013 release "Underground Luxury". Listen to an online stream of the new track "Xantastic" here.

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Kelsea Ballerini's 'Yeah Boy' Was Inspired by Flavor Flav

(Radio.com) Kelsea Ballerini had a muse for her hit single "Yeah Boy," but it isn't her fiance Morgan Evans. In a recent interview with Taste of Country, the rising country star revealed rapper Flavor Flav inspired the track.

"I went into this write and I had that commercial ' in my head," the country singer said. "We spent like 30 minutes Googling this commercial and it's a Super Bowl commercial for Doritos. And Flavor Flav is the 'Yeah boy!'"

Forest Glen Whitehead and Keesy Timmer then helped the singer write the song, which would go on to become her fourth straight No. 1 from her debut record. Watch the interview here.

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YG Releases 'Pop It, Shake It' Music Video Featuring DJ Mustard

(Radio.com) Rapper YG shows off the wild fun of Trinidad's Carnival festival in his latest music video for his single, "Pop It, Shake It," which features DJ Mustard.

The track, was first released back in March, and is off the rapper's third studio album, Just Re'd Up 3: Know Your Worth, which should come out later this year.

The new video was directed by Director X and features bright carnival colors and endless twerking from festival goers. Watch the stream of the new clip here.

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Madonna Shares Twerking Video On Social Media

(Radio.com) Madonna had a ball at the Met Gala last Monday night (May 1) and the pop star took to her Twitter account the next day to share some footage of the fun she had.

The material girl attended the event in New York City with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, who designs her gowns and is the creative director at Moschino, And during a playful moment she even twerked with him.

In the visually grabbing footage, the two danced and twerked along to Aubrn's "BOSS'D UP," featuring Gorilla Zoe. "I danced for 3 minutes to Deep House with Jeremy and ended up with 11 minutes of Gorilla Zoe," Madonna captioned the 11-second video clip. "The Met Ball was full of Surprises!!" Watch Madonna twerking in the video here.

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Future Performs New Tracks On 'Jimmy Kimmel'

(Radio.com) Future stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live! set for a double performance of his new material. The rapper played "Mask Off" from his self-titled 2017 album and "Used to This," which didn't make the cut for Future or HNDRXX.

The rapper set sales records this year by charting both albums in rapid fire succession and has plenty of new tracks to choose from: The Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance provides a taste of Future's mega-successful spring.

Future appeared on the show just days after Jimmy Kimmel's touching monologue about his newborn son's open-heart surgery went viral. Last night, guest host Anthony Anderson introduced Future to the stage. Watch Future's performance of "Mask Off" and "Used to This" here.

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Iggy Azalea Shares Cover Art For Long Delayed Album 'Switch'

(Radio.com) Iggy Azalea's Digital Distortion has been in development for ages. Consider this: She announced the album's title in October 2015, nearly a year and a half ago.

The album's lead single "Team" dropped in March 2016. Since then we've gotten one more single--"Mo Bounce"--and another, "Switch" is on the way. Digital Distortion still has no release date.

In any event, Iggy shared the single artwork for "Switch" on Twitter earlier this week. In the image, Iggy looks fit and confident in a swimsuit or leotard, staring down the camera against a maroon backdrop.

The rapper shared some offbeat banter with fans -- some of whom seemed skeptical that the woman in the image was really her. Iggy still characterized the artwork's reception as positive. See the artwork here.

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Ja Rule's Fyre Festival Hit With Second Class Action Lawsuit

(Radio.com) The Bahamas-based luxury Fyre festival, which was promoted as a once-in-a-lifetime experience was just that -- in the worst way possible. And now the second class action lawsuit has been filed against the organizers of the canceled festival.

The event which promised high-end food, accommodations and celebrity guests, did not deliver. Instead of fine cuisine, festival goers posted photos of cheese sandwiches on social media. Instead of high-end lodging, pictures of disaster relief style tents were revealed.

As for celebrities, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski used social media to make the event seem like it would be bustling with the social elite, but no one disclosed that they were financially compensated for posting the misleading messages, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The social media campaign also broke FTC regulations, according to the complaint. "Social media 'influencers' made no attempt to disclose to consumers that they were being compensated for promoting the Fyre Festival," writes Personal injury attorney John Girardi.

Girardi is representing three concert-goers in a breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and fraud suit against Ja Rule, Billy McFarland and Fyre Media. Read more here.

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Selena Gomez Would Be Fine If Career Went Away'

(Radio.com) Right now, Selena Gomez has the world in the palm of just one hand. But in a recent moment of contemplation Gomez said that fame is fleeting and she'd still be happy without it.

"I feel like I'm just starting, but I think I'd be fine if it all went away," the young pop star admitted to Humans of New York Photographer Brandon Stanton.

Gomez added that she was raised to appreciate success and realize that for many performers it doesn't last. 'I get that from my mother," she said. "From the moment I started singing, she always reminded me that all of this was a privilege, and could be taken at any moment. So singing is not how I define myself. I try to keep my identity rooted in my friendships and my faith." Read more here.

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Tupac Biopic Actress Says The World Needs More Rappers Like Him

(Radio.com) Singer and actress Kat Graham, whose latest role has her playing the part of Jada Pinkett in the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, feels the need for social commentary in rap should be more prominent and is sorely needed today.

"I wish more rappers today talked about more issues, says Graham in an interview with 92.3 AMP Radio. "Maybe that's why I like old school hip-hop; it had a message to it. There was such poetry, and the Rakims and the Commons of the world were really taking everything they put down and making sure that it made sense and had meaning and you could listen 20 years from now and know exactly what was happening at the time," says Graham, acknowledging the works of Tupac's contemporary counterparts. "You have great artists today -- like Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper -- who actually take that responsibility to try and elevate the consciousness of the industry and the world."

Graham's role as Pinkett -- Shakur's childhood friend from their days as classmates at the Baltimore School for the Arts -- re-enthused her love and appreciation for Tupac's active role in a fractured society.

"I think that's why Tupac meant so much to so many people; he was talking about not just what was going on in the hood but he was talking about what was happening in politics," says Graham. "In his interviews he would challenge different standards: of the church, social issues, drugs, gangs. He would talk about things that were taboo to talk about."

All Eyez on Me will be in theaters on June 16th. Watch the full interview with Kat Graham here.

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Miley Cyrus Shares Details For New Single 'Malibu'

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus is gearing up to release a new single, "Malibu," on May 11 and to promote the release the singer has broken her self-imposed media blackout.

In a lengthy new interview with Billboard, Cyrus recalls writing "Malibu," a love song about fiance Liam Hemsworth, while taking an Uber ride to The Voice. Writer John Norris describes the song as "gimmick-free pop-rock, unlike anything she has recorded before."

"They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel?'" she said of the song.

The record continues to push Cyrus' sound and is described as "more singer-songwriter-y" but she promised it's nowhere near Ed Sheeran or John Mayer. 'This is Miley leaning into her roots more than I've ever heard," said her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. 'For her, this is honest."

Meanwhile, Cyrus said her record is giving the world a hug and saying, "Hey, look. We're good -- I love you.' And I hope you can say you love me back." Read more here.

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Beyonce Tour Microphone Sells For $11K

(Radio.com) A fan recently bought a microphone Lemonade star Beyonce used on her Formation World Tour and at the Grammys for the hefty price tag of $11,000.

A woman named CeCe Hendriks purchased the mic at the Wearable Art Gala in L.A., an auction event put on by the singer's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, according to TMZ.

The mic's new owner, Hendriks, said said she'll give the mic as a gift for her son's 13th birthday and then lock it away in a safety deposit box. Read more here.

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Brad Pitt Sings The Praises Of Frank Ocean

(Radio.com) In a recent interview with GQ, Brad Pitt opened up for the first time since his divorce from his ex-wife Angelina Jolie. During the interview, Pitt revealed pain caused by the split led him to the world of R&B music.

So what kind of R&B music is the Fight Club actor listening to these days? He said Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear (the singer's iconic album about divorce) got him started, but now he is currently tuning into Frank Ocean.

"I've been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean," he revealed. "I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw truth. He's painfully honest. He's very, very special. I can't find a bad one." Read more here.

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