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Page Too Report for 05/25/2017

Ariana Grande Suspends European Tour Following Terrorist Bombing

Ariana Grande has suspended the European leg of her Dangerous Woman Tour following the terrorist bombing after her concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday.

22 people were killed and 59 were injured by the suicide bombing attack out the concert venue. The pop singer's camp issued the following statement about putting the tour on hold: "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost.

"The London O2 shows this week have been canceled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you."

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Meek Mill Sued Over Fatal Shootings Following Concert

(Radio.com) In December, two people were fatally gunned down in the parking lot following a Meek Mill show in Wallingford, Connecticut and two others were injured.

The family of one of the victims (Travis Ward) has filed a lawsuit against Mill and the Oakdale Theatre for failing to adequately secure the premises. The suit cites previous violence at Meek Mill shows as evidence that additional security was necessary to prevent injury and loss of life.

Nathan Mitchell, who was injured in the shooting, is also a party to the legal action. The suit cites Mill's graphic lyrics as evidence that standard crowd control practices were not enough. Read more here.

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Future Recruits Kendrick Lamar For 'Mask Off' Remix

(Radio.com) Future's "Mask Off" is currently sitting in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and he just released a supercharged remix featuring his fellow chart topper Kendrick Lamar.

Kendrick seems almost baffled by his own success on his new verse. "Platinum, platinum, platinum / Gotta look at self and ask what happened," he raps.

"How y'all let a conscious n--- go commercial / While only makin' conscious albums?" Listen to the new "Mask Off" remix featuring Kendrick Lamar here.

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Death Toll From Terrorist Concert Bombing Could Rise

(Radio.com) The number of people killed in the suicide bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK on May 22 remains at 22, but it could rise in the coming days since 20 of the injured remain in critical care with what a senior NHS official called "horrific injuries," reports the BBC.

"We're dealing with injuries to major organs, we're dealing with loss of limbs potentially, we're dealing with embedded objects, all the horrific injuries that you would expect from the event that happened," said Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, who added that the victims were receiving "round-the-clock" treatment.

12 of the 59 injured were children, Rouse said. Also, far more people were injured in the blast than originally reported. While 59 people were taken to eight hospitals across Greater Manchester, another 60 were treated on the scene as "walking wounded," reports Manchester Evening News.

Manchester police suspect that the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, may not have acted alone. Four men in total have been arrested in connection with the attack. Three were detained during raids on homes in south Manchester on Wednesday and one was arrested on Tuesday. The BBC reported that one of the men is Abedi's brother. There are no further details about the arrests. Read more here.

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G-Eazy Releases Surprise Tracks For His Birthday

G-Eazy celebrated his birthday yesterday (May 24th) by releasing 3 new tracks as the follow up to his surprise 9th Wonder produced "Maximum". We were sent the following details:

The three additional new singles are called "Get Mine" featuring Snoop Dogg, "Special Love" featuring Dakari, and "Eyes Closed" featuring Johnny Yukon.

"Get Mine" is an unstoppable West Coast union between G-Eazy and Snoop Dogg trading bars over a menacing bassline provided by one of Migos and Drakes go to producers, Murda Beatz. The Bay Area native slows things down and gets personal on "Special Love", sauntering in time with Dakari's auto-tuned choruses as he recounts a past love. And "Eyes Closed" finds G linking with Johnny Yukon, a rising vocalist and songwriter whose signature effortless delivery complements the laid-back confidence in G's verses. In case you missed it, "Maximum" brings out the lyrical ferocity in Young Gerald on the banging boom bap beat and you can see a quote from 9th Wonder below from his Instagram on how the two connected over a song by hip-hop veteran Masta Ace.

9th Wonder had the following to say, When I met G-Eazy for the first time, this is the record he told me he heard many years ago as a youngin' that hipped him to my sound. 'That was my shit bro...', he said. This was the record that I produced in the summer of 2003, right before I produced Threat for Jay-Z on the Black Album later that year. The rest...is the future. Never let the boxes the industry puts us in interfere with the fact that we all know, and love the real." Stream the new tracks here.

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Katy Perry Wrote Over 40 New Songs For New Album

(Radio.com) Katy Perry has revealed that she wrote over 40 songs during her hiatus for the spotlight following her busy 2015. Her fans have waited several years for new music, and it's finally here in 2017. During an appearance on Ellen, Perry said the grind of promoting Prism wore her down.

To rewind, Perry played the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2015 and toured until October of that year. Then began seven months of rest and relaxation--until she got down to songwriting for Witness.

"I was tired, I'm human," she explained. "So I took October to June off." "I started writing a record in June of last year," she said. "I wrote over 40 songs. Now I have 15 beautiful songs to represent this story I want to share with the world." Read more here.

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Classic Elton John Songs Finally Get Music Videos

(Radio.com) Elton John and Bernie Taupin worked with YouTube for a global music video competition for aspiring directors to recreate three of John's early '70s hits: "Rocket Man," Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie and the Jets."

The two unveiled the winning submissions at the Cannes Film Festival, where John remarked his was "moved and amazed" by the process and video results.

"The future of creativity is clearly collaborative, fusing art and technology, and it's been fantastic to open up our work to the next generation of creative talent and to share that process with the world on YouTube," John said.

The "Bennie and the Jets" video was directed by Jack Whitley and Laura Brownhill. In the video, they use black-and-white visuals and compelling dance routines to tell a unique story. They drew inspiration from Busby Berkeley's old Hollywood musicals and Fritz Lang's 1927 innovative sci-fi movie, Metropolis, according to Rolling Stone.

"Rocket Man" was animated by Majid Adin, who creates a brilliant new storyline that draws from Adin's experience as an Iranian refugee traveling through England. This unique twist gives a heavier meaning to Taupin's legendary lyrics.

Director Max Weiland took a simple approach with his "Tiny Dancer" music video, where he showcased people from all walks of life listening to and singing along with the iconic tune around L.A. Watch the winning music videos here.

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Migos' Takeoff Releases New Solo Track 'Intruder'

(Radio.com) Takeoff, who is one-third of the Atlanta rap group Migos, has released a new solo track titled "Intruder," which can now be streamed online.

The track sends a warning to anyone looking to enter the rappers' home without permission. "Intruder try and tell em fore I send them shots up at your cerebellum," Takeoff spits.

"It's a warning sign in my backyard said, do not enter, I got the right to killa." Check out a stream of the new solo track which was produced by OG Parker here.

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Nicki Minaj Addresses Nas Romance Rumors

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj appeared on The Ellen Show on Tuesday (May 23), where the two talked about the rapper's daring look at Paris Fashion Week and addressed a recent dating rumor.

Ellen playfully switched the subject to dating rumors between her and Nas, asking, "Does Nas like both of them the same as well?" Minaj's eyes went wide and she hid her face and laughed in an attempt to dodge the question.

"He's so dope … He's such a king," Minaj responded. "He is the king of Queens, and I'd like to think I'm the queen of Queens … He's a rap legend so let's just say I have a lot of respect for him, and he's kind of cute too."

Ellen persevered, quizzing the "No Frauds" rapper about the photo she posted of the two of them and if they have had any "sleepovers" yet. "We have," said Minaj.

"Let me clarify," Nicki continued "we didn't do the…" "Nasty?" Ellen suggested. "Yeah," Minaj agrees. "I'm just chilling right now, I'm celibate, I wanted to go a year without dating any man, I hate men," she joked.

Minaj did say she "might make an exception to the rule for him because he's so dope." Watch the clip here.

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Trisha Yearwood Sings National Anthem at Predators NHL Playoff

(Radio.com) Trisha Yearwood became the latest in a string of country stars that have opened the Nashville Predator's hockey games with the National Anthem on Monday night (May 22).

The Music City has hosted a different country artist for each game of the playoffs, starting off with Carrie Underwood, who is married to the team's captain, Mike Fisher.

Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban -- who sang the "Star Spangled Banner," for the first time in the 25 years he has lived in America -- also delivered the patriotic tune during the series.

Yearwood's rendition must've been just what the Predators needed; they won the game and will advance to the Stanley Cup finals. It will be the first trip to the finals for the 19-year-old franchise. Watch it here.

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Shelly Waters Releasing New Album This Summer

(Skye Media) Americana singer-songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28, 2017. Evidence of Waters' jambalaya-like recipe of sonic spices – and then some - are found within each of the dozen tasty tracks on Shelly Waters, which was recorded in Nashville with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler. "I feel like this record is the true representation of what I feel when I play the music that I love. This is Shelly. This is me. This is a reflection, and this is a representation of me."

Waters' musical roots run as deep and wide as the mighty Mississippi River that snakes through her home state of Louisiana. Her sound is the epitome of the holy tonal trinity of blues, country, and rock. "I want my music to represent all of those genres – because that's what I love best – and I love blending those sounds together," Waters affirms. "Growing up in South Louisiana I listened to a lot of swamp pop, old R&B, and rock 'n' roll. Those tones and those iconic voices are what I'm drawn to and that's what I feel the most comfortable singing. My music is Americana through and through." The uniqueness of Waters' powerful and haunting voice brings her music to life and her lyrics betray a life filled with twists, turns, and adventure.

From the very first time the pick hits the strings on the album's opening track "Drink the Water," resonances of the brilliant Etta James' masterwork "I'd Rather Go Blind" flood your senses. "Red Hot Red" burns with a current classic country vibe. With "Jackpot" and "Knew You When," the listener gets the first hint of what a Louisiana swamp would look, feel, and sound like. "Time for a Change" is a refreshing shift in pace that connects the musical dots back to the Bob Dylan nugget "I Want You." Read more here.

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Kissey Announces Unplug The Delusional Monkey EP

Kissey has announced that she will be releasing a brand new EP entitled "Unplug The Delusional Monkey" on June 30th and has released the first video from the effort.

The new clip is for the lead single "Unplug" and is billed as a "minimalist dance video" which was directed by Nick Ace and Brazilian photographer Mari Juliano.

Unplug The Delusional Monkey EP Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Kiss The Ground 3. Unplug 4. GFY 5. Monkey I 6. Buy Yourself 7. Monkey II 8. Delusional 9. Monkey III here.

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