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Page Too Report for 09/05/2017


Lil Wayne Reportedly Hospitalized After Seizures

(Radio.com) Lil Wayne was reportedly taken to the hospital this weekend after suffering an epileptic seizure, according to a report from celebrity gossip site TMZ.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., was found unconscious in his Chicago hotel room on Sunday (September 3). He was taken to Northwestern Memorial where he suffered a second seizure.

The rapper was forced to cancel a scheduled gig in Las Vegas that evening after the incident. "Due to unforeseen circumstances Lil Wayne will be canceling his previously scheduled performance tonight at Drai's Nightclub located at the Cromwell Hotel," reads a statement on the venue's Facebook page. Read more here.

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Taylor Swift Releases New Song 'Ready For It?'

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift has released a new song called "Ready For It?". It comes from Swift's sixth studio album "Reputation" which is set to be released on November 10tn.

"Knew he was a killer, first time that I saw him, wonder how many girls he had loved and left haunted," the track begins. "But if he's a ghost then I can be a phantom, holding him for ransom, some, some boys are trying too hard, he don't try at all though, younger than my exes but he act like such a man so, I see nothing better, I keep him forever, like a vendetta."

"Ready For It?" is the follow up to Taylor's lead single to "Reputation", her block buster track "Look What You Made Me Do". Check out an online stream of the new song here.

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Sam Smith Announces New Song 'Too Good At Goodbyes'

(Radio.com) Sam Smith has revealed that his new single will be entitled "Too Good At Goodbyes," and that it is scheduled to be released on September 8th.

The track will be the first from the singer's highly anticipated follow-up to his GRAMMY winning debut In The Lonely Hour, which was released in 2014.

Last week, the singer announced his return to music. "Thank you for being so patient and for letting me have the past year to really escape into my mind & write music so freely," he wrote. "The wait is so nearly over. Something is coming very very very soon. I am scared & excited at the same time. I've poured my soul and heart into this record."

Similarly, Smith announced the new single via his socials, writing: "So excited for you to hear the new single… you all xx." Check out Sam's post here.

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Zayn Malik Teases 'Dusk Till Dawn' Featuring Sia

(Radio.com) Zayn Malik has shared a teaser for what appears to be his next single "Dusk Till Dawn." The tease takes the form of a movie poster and is packed with clues about the upcoming release

It features Malik's face looming over a handful of shady-looking characters and actress Jemima Kirk of HBO's Girls fame, who's seen opening a light-emitting briefcase similar to the one in Quentin Tarantino's movie, Pulp Fiction. The track's title also has a Tarantino connection, the director wrote and co-starred in the 1996 film From Dusk Till Dawn.

Sia is featured on the new track and its video will be directed by Marc Webb, who is famous for his work on such movies as (500) Days of Summer and the 2012 big-screen reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man, and its 2014 sequel. Malik's new song and video will be released on Sept. 7. See the teaser here.

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Chuck D Reacts To Flavor Flav's Public Enemy Lawsuit

(Radio.com) Last Tuesday, Flavor Flav's attorneys filed a lawsuit against his Public Enemy bandmate Chuck D and seven of the group's business partners for allegedly freezing him out of major money and music decisions.

Chuck went on a lengthy Twitter spree expressing his mixed feelings about the legal situation. "Flav will be ok," he wrote. "@tmz Drama is beneath me considering our Age. It's low entertainment but I definitely like to find those 50 songs he wrote."

Chuck said he has no regrets about the release of the band's Flavor-free new album Nothing is Quick In The Desert and, if anything, Flav has held the group back from appearing more frequently — particularly at benefits for good causes. He specifically mentioned a Harry Belafonte event Flav skipped after the legendary musician inducted Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I still believe giving the new @PublicEnemyFTP Album NothingIsQuickInTheDesert…was gratitude for our fans-so get it," he wrote. "I cant accept @PublicEnemyFTP not doin benefits because Flav refuses to do em.So I head to Houston w @prophetsofrage we have done 8 in 1year."

However, the emcee seemed optimistic about reaching an amicable resolution with Flav, blaming the hype man's new representation as the cause of his legal action. Read more here.

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Backstreet Boys Want To Work With Chainsmokers, Timbaland and Diplo

(Radio.com) If Backstreet Boys have their way, the boy-band legends will be lighting up dance floors with high-energy EDM beats. During a new interview with ET, the band expressed a keen interest in working with some of dance music's biggest names for their upcoming tenth studio full-length, including Chainsmokers and Diplo.

"We're reaching out to people who we were always inspired by or who may have been fans and we didn't even know," said AJ McLean. "We've all made friends with different people. Nick's been talking to Steve Aoki, Howie talked to Zedd, who's been a big, big fan [and] Diplo, we've also talked to. We've also done stuff with The Chainsmokers and those guys are amazing and out in Vegas with a residency as well, so who knows."

The group is also talking to hip-hop mega-producer Timbaland about possible collaborations after making the connection through Nick Carter during the film of the Boy Band TV show.

"We're all huge fans of him and we've never had a chance to work together, so we were just talking and vibing to see if it might make sense to [record] together," Howie Dorough explained. Read more here.

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Eric Church Shares 30 Live Recordings From Massive Project

(Radio.com) Eric Church's epic Holdin' My Own Tour is being chronicled in a massive live release 61 Days in Church. Fans now have access to 30 initial live recordings from various stops across North America.

Then, subsequent releases through the end of the year - including some catalog and cover songs as well as songs inspired by events that happened while he was on the road - released chronologically to complete the list. The tracks will initially be released only on the Apple Music platform for a two-week period before being made available on all streaming services.

"I had so much fun learning songs that were unique to whatever city we found ourselves in," Church reflects. "I learned a lot about each place, and it was special to see the crowd react to the songs that were only for them. I'm glad we recorded it and can relive it forever." Read more here.

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Miley Cyrus Donates $500,000 To Hurricane Harvey Victims

(Radio.com) Ellen DeGeneres was congratulating Miley Cyrus on her Happy Hippie Foundation when she revealed that the singer had donated $500,000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The talk show host called the star, 'Amazing."

Miley tried to choke back tears as she explained how moved she was by the plight of those going through the storm. The singer shared, 'My grandma is sitting here and my mom's here and I go home to my seven dogs and if I didn't have that anymore, it would just be really hard. So I am really happy to help in any way I can."

Cyrus also went on to implore others to help saying, 'And I hope people understand and can put themselves in those people's shoes and just to know what it feels like to have everything taken away from you." Read more here.

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Rick Ross Releases 'Lamborghini Doors' Video

(Radio.com) Rick Ross shows off the high life in his just released new music video for the track "Lamborghini Doors" featuring collaborators Meek Mill and Anthony Hamilton.

The song is all about material ascendancy and we get to see Rick counting his money, hanging around on a boat and fraternizing with a number of ladies. Naturally, we see some Lamborghinis, too.

The video was directed by Ryan Snyder, Ross' longtime video collaborator who helmed clips for "Buy Back the Block," "I Think She Like Me" and more.

"'Lamborghini Doors' is one of my favorite records on Rather You Than Me," Ross told Complex. "It was only right I connect with my brother Meek Mill and give the public a #epic visual. Double M." Watch the video for "Lamborghini Doors" here.

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Jason Derulo Reveals New Song 'If I'm Lucky'

(Radio.com) Pop star Jason Derulo kicked off the new month with a bang, revealing a new single, "If I'm Lucky," complete with an elaborate lyric video packed with flashy dance movies and choreography. Oh, and there are zombies, too.

The video features Derulo sporting creepy contact lenses, a wide brimmed hat and black duster coat leading a troupe of male dancers sporting the same outfit. As the clip progresses, Derulo and his lookalike dancers are joined by a mob of female dancers made up to appear as zombies.

"I think it sounds like nothing else I write," Derulo told Billboard of the new song. "It's an emotional song that you can dance to. And the subject matter I think is really cool, it's one that has never been talked about — having a love that fails in this life, but it was a love that was so good that maybe the love will work in the next life."

When asked about the zombie-packed lyric video, the singer says it's a setup for what to expect from the official clip, which is forthcoming. "It's the opposite of the actual video, in terms of being way more dancey and death-centric," he explained of the lyric video. "It's also a continuation of the actual video, which ties in from where the lyric video left off. The actual video is a film while the first video is just a huge dance number — when you see the first video, you'll see why this one is first." Watch it here.

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Rascal Flatts Dedicate 'I Won't Let Go' Performance To Harvey Victims

(Radio.com) During an appearance on Good Morning America last week (Aug. 31), country stars Rascal Flatts dedicated a performance of their 2011 single, "I Won't Let Go," to victims of the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey.

During the band's moving performance, photos of Harvey survivors were flashed onscreen. The group reached back to play the fan favorite from 2010 full-length, Nothing Like This, even though they're currently supporting a new album, Back to Us.

Rascal Flatts performed as part of a special telethon edition of the show dubbed Disney's Day of Giving, with all proceeds slated for Harvey relief. A host of celebrities were on hand answering donation calls, raising more than $5 million at press time. Watch a preview of Rascal Flatts' performance here.

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Ty Dolla $ign Releases 'So Am I' Featuring Skrillex

(Radio.com) Earlier this summer, Ty Dolla $ign announced that his second studio album Beach House 3 will drop this year. So far, fans have heard the album track "Love U Better" featuring Lil Wayne and The Dream. Today, Ty released a second promotional single from Beach House 3 titled "So Am I," featuring Damien Marley and Skrillex.

Ty meets Marley and Skrillex at the intersection of their respective genres: reggae and EDM. The tropical track incorporates beats and trills that are ready for the dance floor. Mr. Dolla $ign may have released the single just before Labor Day, but it's guaranteed to keep summer vibes alive in the early fall.

With two tracks from Beach House 3, Ty has shown he'll pull all the stops when it comes to collaborators. We haven't seen a tracklist from the album yet but there's bound to be more high-profile guest appearances on the way. For now, enjoy "So Am I." Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Dedicates Song to Baby Girl in Audience Named Sheeran

(Radio.com) Ed Sheeran has met his match, and it's a baby girl in Miami named Sheeran. According to E! News, the singer was in concert in south Florida when he was alerted to one-year-old Cooper Sheeran Smith, who was at the show with parents Rocky and Harmony Smith.

"Her middle name is Sheeran?" Ed said incredulously. "I've never seen a baby this calm at a concert. Just chilling there for the whole thing and you guys have been loud, you're singing and she's just kinda like…I love babies."

He went on to dedicate his next song, "Dive," to the baby fan, encouraging the crowd to make it a big singalong.

"I want you to be as loud as you can," he joked. "'Cause she's gonna be chill." The Smiths captured the moment on video, which is posted to Rocky Smith's Facebook page along with the caption, "We didn't get a picture with you tonight, but you singing to my daughter was pretty amazing." He added that they would be attending Ed Sheeran's next show the following night.

Cooper Sheeran's dad also captured the moment on Instagram. Watch it here.

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Avril Lavigne Says That New Music Is Coming Soon

(Radio.com) Avril Lavigne took to social media late last week (August 31) to update fans on the status of her new music. In December of 2016 Lavigne announced she would be releasing a new album and opened up about her multi-year struggle with Lyme disease

"I just want to thank everyone for their patience as I work on putting together this new album," she wrote. "It's been a long recovery and I want to make sure that this is perfect for you guys!!

"You only deserve my best effort and that's what I'm going to deliver! I can't wait to share the new music I'm working on, I promise it'll be here before you know it!!" Read more here.

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Florida Georgia Line Turn 'Crossroads' Viewing Party Into Harvey Benefit

(Radio.com) As devastation from Hurricane Harvey continued to mount artists continue to find ways to support the people of Texas. The boys of Florida Georgia Line turned their CMT Crossroads viewing party last Wednesday (August 30) night, into a fundraiser for victims of the natural disaster.

Those who donated $25 to the American Red Cross automatically gained entry to a VIP section in the FGL Houses' basement lounge, Lil Red Corvette, which celebrates the music and spirit of the 1990s.

FGL's episode of CMT Crossroads featured collaborative performances with Backstreet Boys, the two groups toured together this summer. Read more here.

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Teacher Lists Beyonce's Birthday As Day Off On Class Syllabus

(Radio.com) Americans across the country had this Monday off from work and school to celebrate and recognize one of the greatest days in U.S. history: the birth of iconic superstar, Beyonce.

Such is the case on a syllabus making the rounds on social media with Sept. 4 listed as a day when students can expect there to be no class in honor of "Bey Day." Granted, the singer's birthday falls on Labor Day, but that hasn't stopped a tweet featuring the syllabus highlight from becoming a Twitter sensation.

See the tweet, which has in just a couple of days (it was posted on Aug. 29) has generated thousands of likes and retweets, as well as generating hundreds of comedic comments, here.

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Fergie Wishes She Could Be Part of Black Eyed Peas' New Projects

(Radio.com) Back in the beginning of June, Ahlan! ran a story revealing that Black Eyed Peas band mates will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap had confirmed Fergie's departure from the group.

Without missing a beat, will.i.am bit back at the claims in a series of tweets, saying 'Lies'@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun'That doesn't mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever 'People will report whatever they want to report regardless of the sources' It's a crazy world'"

Fergie chimed in as well, tweeting: 'Everyone knows I will always love and support my @bep brothers, @iamwill, @tabbep, @apldeap " In an interview with 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles last Wednesday (8/30), Fergie admitted she wishes she could have been a part of the group's latest endeavors, but she's quite busy doing her solo work at the moment.

"Those guys are family, always will be family, I love them so much," says Fergie. "They're doing a huge project right now, Masters of the Sun, a graphic novel and music with that, which is completely amazing, [I] wish I could have been part of it." Read more here.

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Charlie Puth's 'Attention' Gets Rap Makeover From Kyle

(Radio.com) Charlie Puth's massive summer anthem "Attention" gets a big shot of hip-hop courtesy of a new remix featuring Kyle. It's the latest in a long line of "Attention" remixes, with the song having already been reworked by David Guetta, HUGEL, Oliver Heldens, Lash and Bingo Players.

"Who knew it/ I'd have to see you as a threat?/ Now I just wanna see you less," Kyle raps on the remix, adding his own spin on Puth's bitter lyricism on the original. "I ain't trying to place no blame/ Everything my mom said came true/ She said we'd be better off friends/ No that would make no sense."

Kyle has had his own summer anthem success this year, with his Lil Yachty-assisted single, "iSpy," peaking at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to Kyle's remix of Charlie Puth's "Attention," which contains explicit lyrics here.

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