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Two Previously Unreleased Prince Songs Streaming Online

(Radio.com) After recent the mess that evolved into the lawsuit which prevented the release of the previously announced Prince EP Deliverance, the music icon's former label has released two previously unreleased songs.

The tracks, "Our Destiny" and "Roadhouse Garden" are blended into one fluid listening experience, and will be featured on the upcoming release of Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition.

Prince often played the two songs back to back in concert. "Our Destiny" features vocals by Lisa from the Revolution, and "Roadhouse Garden" showcases Prince's lead vocals and includes background vocals from Lisa and Dr. Fink.

Both tracks were recorded in concert at First Avenue in Minneapolis on June 7, 1984, which was Prince's 26th birthday. Listen to them here.

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Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie Share Unplugged Video

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran recently teamed up backstage with pop singer Anne-Marie, who's opening his European Drive tour and video from the session has been shared online.

The chummy pair performed and filmed an acoustic version of her song, 'Ciao Adios," from her dressing room before their concert in Newcastle, England. Sheeran strummed his guitar while she sang and then the pop star joined in for some of the vocals.

Sheeran's world tour restarts this Saturday at Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru leading up to a U.S. run that launches June 29 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Watch the acoustic video here.

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Frank Ocean Strikes Back At Father's $14.5 Million Lawsuit

(Radio.com) Frank Ocean has filed a counter-suit to his father's libel lawsuit, which was drafted after Frank Ocean published an essay on Tumblr following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016.

The original February, 2017 lawsuit came about because in the essay, Ocean claimed, "I was 6 years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn't be served because she was dirty."

Cooksey denied the allegations, saying the accusation "damaged his financial opportunities in film and music." He has demanded $14.5 million in damages. Cooksey also refers to his son's relationship with "devil worshiper," Tyler, The Creator, reports Fader.

Earlier this week (May 10) Ocean and his legal team filed their official response to his father's lawsuit. Read more details here.

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Drake Hints At Possible New Collaboration

(Radio.com) Is Drake making new music with his longtime collaborator Noah "40" Shebib? Some pundits started predicting that's the case, after the rapper posted an image on social media earlier this week (May 10) with the caption, "Visited 40 today."

In the photo, Drizzy is lounging on a comfy couch beneath three keyboards. Could this be 40's studio? If so, there is a solid chance that the duo might be putting out some hot new tunes in the near future.

The post itself doesn't offer any details in regards to new music, but Drake's a prolific guy so fans will probably know whether or not he's in music mode very soon. Check out Drake's post here.

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Gorillaz Already Talking About Their Next Album

(Radio.com) Gorillaz recently released "Humanz," their first album in seven years. And while the most popular modern cartoon band usually take long stretches between releases, songwriter Damon Albarn and band member/art director Jamie Hewlitt have started talking about working on the follow-up.

"There has to be a gap between the albums because they're quite exhausting. They take a lot of work. But we're already talking about the next album so there might not be a gap this time," Hewlitt told the UK's Channel 4.

"It starts with one idea. Like, there's a conversation one night, you have one idea a sentence, and that is the basis for a whole album. And then we never talk again until it's finished. And we had that one idea again the other night. So we have to get started on the next one." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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DNCE Release 'Kissing Strangers' Video Featuring Nicki Minaj

(Radio.com) Joe Jonas' DNCE have released the brand new music video for their current single "Kissing Strangers," which features a guest appearance from Nicki Minaj.

"'Kissing Strangers' is a song about having fun with a stranger, getting to know them a little better, [and then] they're no longer a stranger," frontman Joe Jonas told Radio.com. "Just finding yourself; finding who you want to be with."

"We're huge fans of her work," Jonas says of Minaj. "And it was an immediate thought to have her be a part of the song, so we sent her the track, she wrote her verse in like, five minutes, and came out exactly how we'd hoped and she kills it' in the best way." Watch the new video here.

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Haim Reveal More Details For New Album 'Something to Tell You'

(Radio.com) Sister band Haim have revealed the track list for their upcoming album, "Something to Tell You". The album is scheduled to drop on July 7, and fans that pre-order will receive an instant download of 'Right Now."

The new recording is the follow-up to the band's 2013 album "Days Are Gone. Something to Tell You" was produced with Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batamanglii.

The tracklist for "Something to Tell You" : 1. "Want You Back" 2. "Nothing's Wrong" 3. "Little of Your Love" 4. "Ready for You" 5. "Something to Tell You" 6. "You Never Knew" 7. "Kept Me Crying" 8. "Found it in Silence" 9. "Walking Away" 10. "Right Now" 11. "Night So Long" Read more here.

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Paramore Cover The Strokes' 'Someday'

(Radio.com) Earlier this week, Paramore kicked off their tour to support their new album "After Laughter", with a show in Nashville. They played catalog mainstays like "Misery Business" and the Grammy-winning "Ain't It Fun" while performing some of the album's new material ("Hard Times" and "I Told You So") for the first time.

Hayley Williams and company even slipped a Strokes cover into the set list; They performed "Someday" from the band's 2001 album "Is This It." Williams recently discussed the turmoil surrounding After Laughter's production.

'You can run on the fumes of being a teenager for as long as you want, but eventually life hits you really hard," she told The New York Times. 'I didn't even know if we were going to make another record. There was a moment when I didn't even want it to happen. Then it was like, I want it to happen, but I don't know how we're going to do it." Read more here.

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Calvin Harris Releases New Track 'Rollin' Featuring Future, Khalid

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris has released a new track called "Rollin," a collaboration with Khalid and Future. Harris first teased the song on a trailer for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 and now it's available for fans to enjoy.

He has already issued two singles, "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, and "Heatstroke," which stars Young Thug, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. Both will be featured in his all-star album "Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1", which comes out June 30.

The song starts with hand claps and treated vocals before evolving into a funk-fueled banger with a rubbery bass line, a galactic keyboard line and vocals that alternate between singing and rapping. Read more here.

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Phoenix Score Sofia Coppola's New Film 'The Beguiled'

(Radio.com) French alt-pop band Phoenix has provided the score for Sofia Coppola's upcoming film "The Beguiled", which will premiere at Cannes before it hits national theaters June 23, according to the festival's page.

The band's frontman, Thomas Mars, is married to Coppola, which gave him an in when it came to providing cuts for two of her previous films, The Bling Ring and Somewhere, according to The Playlist.

Phoenix is will launch their summer tour May 12 in Miami, Florida, ahead of the release of their upcoming studio album, Ti Amo, which comes out June 9. Watch The Beguiled movie trailer here.

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Dave Matthews' Son Prefers Nirvana Over DMB

(Radio.com) Dave Matthews appeared on The Late Show and host Stephen Colbert grilled him about his son's musical tastes. Even though dad is a mega-successful recording and touring artist, Dave's son seems to prefer Nirvana's grungier aesthetic.

"Dad, I like your music, but you know Nirvana is like [loud guitar sounds] and you're like [mellow strumming]," Matthews recalled. "I thought that was pretty solid."

Touring remains the centerpiece of the Dave Matthews Band's success. Colbert remembered a show he saw in North Charleston, South Carolina, and complimented the energy of the fans. Dave said outdoor concert experiences have changed over the years, mostly thanks to smartphones.

"We've gone from when they used to hold lighters up and that would look like stars and it was pretty and now they hold cell phones up and it's also pretty but it's more consistent. It's like digital stars," he said. "That's why I feel old-timey. Because I'm from the days of fire."

Dave also performed "Samurai Cop" with DMB compatriot Tim Reynolds. Watch the performance and the interview here.

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Chance the Rapper Shares Late Aunt's Emotional Breast Cancer Story

(Radio.com) Chance the Rapper took to social media last Tuesday (May 9) to break the sad news that his Aunt Kimberly Bennett died from inflammatory breast cancer.

"My Auntie Kim lost her battle with Breast Cancer early Sunday morning," he tweeted. "She was a warrior and wanted me to share this ' Inflammatory Breast Cancer is commonly misdiagnosed and doesn't come with the same symptoms."

In his posts, Chance shared a link to a video from the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation, in which his aunt talks about being diagnosed with Stage 4 of this rare form of breast cancer

"I knew something was wrong, but I thought it was just an infection ' If you ask your friends, they're going to minimize it," Kimberly Bennett said in the video. "'Breast cancer doesn't hurt.' I don't know how many times people told me that. 'Breast cancer doesn't itch.' No. If your breasts swell. If the skin changes texture and it becomes to look thick like an orange. If they all of a sudden get hot. If your nipple that used to lovely poke out starts to invert ' Remember the discoloration. And if they swell, by all means, go to a doctor. The goal of this cancer is to kill you." The tweets and video are here.

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Wilco Cover Elvis Costello's Peace, Love and Understanding

(Radio.com) "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" is one of Elvis Costello's signature tracks, and the Nick Lowe-written song has been covered hundreds of times.

For the Spotify Singles Series, Wilco took a stab at the pop-rock classic. The alt-rock icons took a more mellow approach to the song, stripping away Costello's rollicking charisma to focus on the simple melody.

The band also performed its own "If I Was A Child" for the Singles Series. Listen to both the Wilco cover and the Elvis Costello's original version of the song here.

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Ludacris Surprises His Mom For Mother's Day

(Radio.com) Atlanta rapper Ludacris recently renovated his mom Roberta Bridge's home for a mother's day gift. Of course, he had a little help. Luda made the improvements for a Mother's Day episode of My Houzz, which follows people while they remodel homes for someone they love.

The show is executive produced by Ashton Kutcher. Luda, an only child, explained in a clip that his mom means everything to him and he owes his success to her.

On the show, the rapper challenges Interior Designer Rachel Oliver to 'get it right." The house the two contestants worked on was the first home the rapper bought when he became commercially successful. Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert To Curate Music for Something in the Water Film

(Radio.com) Country music star Miranda Lambert recently signed on as the executive music producer for an upcoming comedy film that will be entitled Something in the Water.

The comedy follows a group of women who challenge their significant others to a fishing competition. In her role, Lambert will choose the movie's music and even contribute an original track for the soundtrack, according to Rolling Stone.

The film is directed by Trey Fanjoy, who has been the music-video director for many of Lambert's hit songs. YouTube star Grace Helbig will hold the movie's leading role. Read more here.

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Kendrick Lamar Pulled Over Bu Beverly Hills Police

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar was pulled over on Friday (May 12) by a Beverly Hills police officer but skated free of any tickets despite his Mercedes-Benz G Wagon being in violation of multiple laws.

As a TMZ cameraman rolled up to the murdered out SUV, the motorcycle cop explained that Lamar was not cited for any infraction. "Just a routine check," he explained as he rode off.

The officer indicated that Lamar had been originally pulled over for not having any plates. It's likely that the rapper had not received them yet from the DMV. But that doesn't explain why the officer didn't cite him for dark tinted windows and windshield which are illegal in California.

Looks like Lamar caught the officer on a good day. Watch the traffic stop unfold here.

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Thomas Rhett Shares First Photo of Adopted Daughter

(Radio.com) Country music star Thomas Rhett took to social media earlier this week (May 12) to introduce his online fans to his new adopted daughter Willa.

"Meet Willa Gray Akins! I can't believe our daughter is finally home," he wrote. "Thank you to everyone who prayed every single day for this sweet girl."

In February Rhett and his wife Lauren announced that she was pregnant AND they were planning on adopting. "We're so happy to announce that we are pregnant & in the process of adopting a child from Africa! Safe to say life is about to get crazy!," Rhett tweeted, along with posting a photo of him and Akins posing with balloons spelling out 'Baby." The couple is halfway there. Check out the photo here.

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Bob Marley Gets His Own Ben And Jerry's Ice Cream Flavor

(Radio.com) Ben and Jerry's are honoring the memory of late reggae icon Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death with the introduction of a new ice cream flavor, One Love.

The flavor was created in partnership with the Marley family, according to a press release. In a video announcing the latest treat in a long line of special flavors, Jeff Furman, board member at the conscious ice cream company says, "I mean, the words 'one love, one heart,' that touches everybody in every language. That's very connected to the kind of company we want to be. We don't do it through music, we do it through ice cream."

A portion of proceeds from the limited-batch banana ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirls and fudge peace signs will benefit a youth empowerment program in Jamaica, One Love Camp. Read more here.

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Phish's Trey Anastasio Excited About Upcoming MSG Residency

(Radio.com) Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio recently discussed what he's most looking forward to about playing a summer residency at Madison Square Garden.

"A residency is something that really works for people who improvise," he told Rolling Stone. "You get used to the room; you get comfortable and loose."

Phish's New York "Baker's Dozen" MSG residency lasts for 13 shows and runs from July 21 to August 6. In the interview, Anastasio added that Phish enjoy playing one place for a while because it makes the band feel settled.

"At the Garden, we always have our band rooms in the same place, the rooms for family and friends," he said. "Everybody's hanging around. You get backstage, and you feel like you're home. Sometimes the sound checks are so loose. And you have to wonder: How much of that looseness is about the place?" Read more here.

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Diddy Tops Forbes Richest Rapper List

(Radio.com) Who topped this year's Forbes Five list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists? Diddy blew away most his competitors, ranking in at a net worth of around $820 million.

His deal with Ciroc vodka, along with his investment in Revolt network and overall presence in the music industry has boosted his vast fortune. Despite Diddy's number one spot, Jay Z is growing steadily closer to overtaking him at $810 million.

According to the article, Jay Z's own wealth has jumped up 30 percent this past year. Sprint recently invested $200 million in the rapper's Tidal music-streaming service, bringing its valuation up to $600 million. Read more here.

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Bow Wow Reacts To Internet Trolls' BowWowChallenge

(Radio.com) Earlier this week, Bow Wow was caught in a lie by diligent internet trolls when he posted on social media a photo about flying in a private jet. A Twitter user exposed the rapper, showing how he was instead flying commercial.

This case of "false flexing" inspired the #BowWowChallenge and an endless number of hilarious memes and posts. So what does Bow Wow think about his new meme status?

"I just wanna say, off top, I love it," Bow Wow told a New York radio station when promoting his WE tv show Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, (via Spin). "People don't understand the scientific method to my madness. I'm about to have the biggest show on WE tv, period. It's a scientific method to my madness. You gotta just watch the show. Everything's for the show."

When he was further quizzed about the "method behind his madness" he simply said, "You gotta watch the show."Read more here.

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The Game To Buy Lonzo Ball's Shoes For Kids In Need

(Radio.com) The Game is done with people complaining about the steep price tag of Lonzo Ball's new sneaker line ZO2 from Big Baller Brand.After saying he bought his son and a few of his friends some of the sneaks, the rapper announced he will purchase 10 additional pairs to give to kids in need on behalf of his Robin Hood Project.

Taking to social media, the "Hate It Or Love It" rapper called out the hypocrisy of people who are not happy with how much the UCLA basketball star's shoes are going for (a base price of $495.00).

"I've spent over a million dollars, s probably more on Nike's, Jordan's & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising stars shoe," he wrote. "Funny how n will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & b- when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand'.. I also think about all these $500 duplicate Jordans, n out here going broke & dying over just trying to keep up with Jones's." Read more here.

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Craig David Does Random Act Of Kindness For Hungover Women

(Radio.com) Craig David made news last week for a random act of kindness at Malaga Airport in Spain when he supplied some nourishment for several women suffering from the negative side effects of a hen party.

One of the women, Sarah Millican, described the events in a statement to 92.3 AMP Radio. "We met him in Malaga airport on our way home from a friend's hen party. My friend Alison spotted him sat near us and as she's a fan of his and she asked if she could have a photo with him. He was really friendly and stood having photos with us all and chatting, my other friend and I explained we were quite hungover. He left us but then reappeared 10 mins later and he'd bought us all some Sprite and a bag full of muffins. It was such a lovely gesture for anyone to do that let alone a celebrity. I tweeted him not expecting a reply at all, so myself and my friends were totally amazed when he actually tweeted me back. A truly genuine and warm person and it was a pleasure for us all to meet him."

David, during an interview with 92.3 AMP Radio's Astra, described the events himself. "One of them was really on the edge," says David. 'I was going to get some water anyway and then I saw there were all these muffins, and there was drinks and stuff, so I just bought them a couple muffins and a drink and said, 'Soak up some of the alcohol for your friend.'" Read more here.

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Brett Eldredge Shares Video From Dog Edgar's Birthday Party

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge really loves his dog, Edgar. In honor of his furry friend's first birthday, he held a doggie birthday party, complete with mini cupcakes, candles, balloons and a birthday serenade.

Eldredge posted a video of the special moment on social media Wednesday (May 11). In the video, after getting his birthday treat, Edgar runs off with his prize, prompting Eldredge to call out, "Where are you going? It's your party!"

The singer captioned his heartwarming post, writing, "Everyone sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Edgar Boogie with us!!! He turns 1 today!" Check out the video here.

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Cee Lo Green, Sheila E. Lead Apollo Theater's Spring Gala

(Radio.com) The Apollo Theater's Spring Gala celebrates achievement in various corners of business and entertainment, and this year they've set a legendary lineup. Sheila E. will take the stage on June 12, along with Cee Lo Green and We McDonald.

The fundraiser's emcee will be Cedric the Entertainer. This year, director-producer Stan Lathan will receive the Trailblazer Award for his work on The Bernie Mac Show, Def Comedy Jam, Sanford & Son and Dave Chappelle's comedy special Deep in the Heart of Texas.

'Since its inception, the Apollo Theater has been home to legendary and up-and-coming artists, serving as an ever-changing driving force in popular music and culture not only in Harlem [New York] but across the world," said Apollo Theater president and CEO Jonelle Procope. Read more here.

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My Chemical Romance Reunite At Frank Iero Concert

(Radio.com) My Chemical Romance fans, get ready. The Black Parade band members reunited earlier this week to attend a show together at the Los Angeles music club the Troubadour.

According to fan photos, Gerard Way, Mikey Way and Ray Toro showed up to support former guitarist Frank Iero's and his band The Patience. This surprise appearance got fans excited, once again, about a possible reunion.

The band split up in 2013, but last year, they announce the reissue of their 2006 album The Black Parade. Fans described themselves as being "heartbroken" after finding out the reissue did not mean the band was reuniting. Read more here.

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