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Page Too Report for 05/15/2017


Harry Styles Reveals Inspirations For 'Sign Of The Times'

(Radio.com) Former One Direction stars Harry Styles originally said that his hit single, 'Sign of the Times," had a dark meaning that dealt with the death of a young mother after giving birth. He has now shared that the track was influenced by recent world events.

Styles said of the track, 'We're in a difficult time, and I think we've been in many difficult times before. But we happen to be in a time where things happening around the world are absolutely impossible to ignore."

"I think it would've been strange to not acknowledge what was going on at all," he continued. "For example, 'Sign of the Times,' for me, it's looking at several different things. That's me commenting on different things."

Styles also elaborated on the duality that exists within the song and his life. 'It's a time when it's very easy to feel incredibly sad about a lot of things," he said. "It's also nice sometimes to remember that while there's a lot of bad stuff, there's also a lot of amazing people doing amazing things in the world." Read more here.

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Barry Manilow Postpones Los Angeles Concert For Medical Reasons

Barry Manilow was forced to postpone his concert at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca, which was originally scheduled for last night (May 14th), due to a vocal cord injury.

The concert will now be taking place on August 4th. His team sent over the following announcement, "We regret to inform you that Barry Manilow's concert in Los Angeles tonight has been rescheduled. Barry is on doctors orders to rest due to sprained vocal chords [sic]. We are all very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

"The new date will be Friday, August 4. Tickets issued for the original date will be honored at the rescheduled date. Patrons holding tickets for the original date are encouraged to use them for the new date; no exchange is necessary. Please contact the point-of-purchase for more information."


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Bleachers Release New Song 'Everybody Lost Somebody'

(Radio.com) Jack Antonoff's Bleachers have released a new track called "Everybody Lost Somebody" off their upcoming second studio album, Gone Now, which will arrive June 2.

The song features big builds and synth pop sounds, which are reminiscent of frontman Jack Antonoff's past work with Fun. This single follows the previously released "Don't Take The Money" and "Hate That You Know Me."

Antonoff shared his inspiration for the track in a lengthy post on social media. In part, he writes "maybe it's partially the age I'm--at-right on this cliff of actual adulthood--but I started to see people dragging all their pain around. It's like we all have a suitcase. No amount of money or luck can get you to move through life without this big suitcase you have to lug around. We don't want to carry too much--then it would be impossible to keep moving, we don't want to empty too much out--then we wouldn't be ourself." Check out the post and listen to the single here.

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Justin Bieber Guest Raps On New Diplo Track

(Radio.com) Pop star Justin Bieber shows off his rap skills on the new Diplo track "Bank Roll," where he showcases his flow along with rappers Young Thug and Rich the Kid.

"I just wanna know if there's gon' be some interference," Bieber spits "cause I'm lookin' all around if that ass makin' an appearance." Later in his verse, the singer acknowledges the ever present paparazzi.

"Got dinner reservations out at Boa, yeah the cameras always flashin' when we show up, gotta look fly, cause you know they takin' photos." Listen to the explicit track here.

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Miley Cyrus Reveals The Deeper Meaning Behind on 'Malibu'

(Radio.com) Former Disney child star Miley Cyrus released one of her most intimate records yet, "Malibu," last week and it instantly shot up to #1 on iTunes in 33 countries.

"I'm so excited that everyone loves 'Malibu' so much because it is such a personal record that I hoped like you said, everyone could find their meaning in this song and not just think this is a song about my life. It's about everyone's paradise, everyone's bliss," she told Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio.

"Malibu" reads like a love letter to her fiance, Liam Hemsworth, but Cyrus pointed out that there's a deeper meaning behind the lyrics. "It's definitely about love. If that's how it is, that's what it is, but it's saying 'you brought me here and I'm happy that you did.' Next, 'cuz now I'm as free as birds catchin' the wind.' Because now, I'm not locked in the Hollywood grid where I can't escape everyone. We had a drone in my freakin' backyard one time because people didn't want to give me any privacy and I can't live like that…and now, I've found this freedom of being able to say - I think people respect my privacy more because I've created boundaries." Read more here.

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Madonna Announces 'Rebel Heart' Concert DVD

(Radio.com) Madonna's film edit of the Rebel Heart Tour aired on Showtime in December, but she's spent the last six months fine-tuning the edit for a big DVD unveiling in September.

The Material Girl announced that the final cut of the concert will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and includes a live album with 22 songs.The film was recorded at tour stops around the world, culminating with a March 2016 performance in Sydney.

The Rebel Heart Tour is a thrilling mixtape of hits from every decade of Madonna's career -- from a ukulele sing-along cover of "True Blue" (which she often dedicated to Sean Penn on the road) to a speakeasy rendition of "Music." Hits like "Deeper and Deeper," "Like a Virgin" and "Material Girl" also made unforgettable moments--alongside much of her Rebel Heart album. Read more here.

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Chris Young Releases New Single 'Losing Sleep'

(Radio.com) Country music star Chris Young has released a new single called "Losing Sleep", which is the first released track from his upcoming seventh studio album.

"It's a very sexy song, people have already pointed it out," Young told The Tennessean. Young, Josh Hoge and Chris DeStefano wrote the song, creating what might be his sexiest track since the country singer put out "Gettin' You Home" in 2009. The track starts slow and builds into a contemporary, full-blown country chorus.

"You don't want to make the same song over and over or the same sounds over and over on every record," Young explained. "I think it's still very much me. I don't think anyone is going to hear it and think it doesn't sound like me as an artist. It's very, very forward production-wise and definitely once the chorus hits, it's a tempo. It's a nice balance, and I think you have to have all of that." Listen to "Losing Sleep" here.

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Eminem's Copyright Lawsuit Court Case Concludes

(Radio.com) Eminem's lawsuit against the New Zealand National Party came to a close on Friday, after the court heard a mixture of sounds and arguments related to "Lose Yourself."

The party used a track in a 2014 political ad titled "Eminem-esque," which they purchased from a stock music company. Eminem and his attorneys argued that "Eminem-esque" was a bit too Eminem-esque to be legal.

An attorney for the party said the sound-alike industry of stock mp3 files is well-established, with the express goal of avoiding copyright infringement. 'It doesn't make it legitimate because somebody hasn't yet sued," the judge said, according to Billboard. 'It's a question of whether it is so alike that a sound-alike is crossing the line and becomes copyright infringement." It may take several months for the case to be decided. Read more here.

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Fetty Wap Releases 'Aye' Music Video

(Radio.com) Fetty Wap has released a brand new music video for his latest track "Aye" off his upcoming second studio album, King Zoo, which is slated for release June 7.

Directed by Michael Garcia, the video features the "My Way" rapper in a post-apocalyptic world, where he turns a low-key dystopian dive bar into a full-blown Fetty party with liquor, cash, women and dancing galore.

"This is the one my fans been waiting for. It's go time--King Zoo season! We went crazy with the video, and it's something I've never done before," Petty explained in press release. "I can't wait for everyone to see it." Watch the "Aye" music video here.

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Brett Eldredge Streams New Song 'The Long Way'

(Radio.com) Brett Eldredge has released a new single titled "The Long Way." The song appears on the country singer's self-titled album, which is set to be released August 4.

"For me, 'Long Way' stands out as such a powerful look at love and that search for something deeper," said Eldredge of the new track. "It's about that big moment when you finally meet the person you've been waiting to meet, and you want to know everything about them.

"You don't just want a quick breeze through their hometown and life, you want to take the long way. It's a beautiful sentiment about love." Listen to the new song here.

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Logic Announces North American Everybody's Tour

(Radio.com) Logic has announced that he will be hitting the road this summer for his Everybody's Tour which is also set to features performances from Joey Bada$$ and Big Lenbo.

The Maryland rapper kicks off his 29-date tour on July 7th at the The Great Saltair in Salt Lake City and wraps up the trek on August 26th in Toronto at Echo Beach.

This summer tour follows the release of his new album Everybody last week. Pre-sale tickets are available beginning May 15 at 10 am with general sale starting May 16. See the dates here.

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DJ Khaled Added To U.S. 'Red Nose Day Special'

(Radio.com) The British have known Red Nose Day--the Comic Relief celebration that supports children's charities worldwide--for 30 years, but U.S. consumers might not be so familiar.

This year, the holiday makes its stateside debut with a star-studded live telecast. The latest addition to the special's lineup (which already features Julia Roberts and Mark Hamill) is DJ Khaled, the King of Snapchat.

This year's Red Nose Day will pull out all the stops: During the telecast, the 15-minute sequel to Love Actually will air, reuniting much of the original film's cast. Richard Curtis, who wrote Love Actually and Robert's classic romantic comedy Notting Hill, is a co-founder of the organization. Read more here.

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