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Page Too Report for 09/14/2017


Chance The Rapper Sued for Copyright Infringement

(Radio.com) A former jazz musician is suing Chance the Rapper for copyright infringement, claiming that the rap star's track "Windows" samples a song that he owns.

Abdul Wall Muhammad (a.k.a. Eric P. Saunders) claims he obtained rights to the Lonnie Liston Smith song "Bridge Through Time" in 1979. Apollo Brown released a version of the tune in 2011 which Chance sampled.

Saunders, who now works as a criminal and civil rights lawyer, is seeking damages since the Brown sample was used without his permission. He is asking that Chance cease from 'copying, distributing, performing, selling or offering to sell 'Windows.'"

Chance credits Brown on the song, but he doesn't credit Muhammad. Read more here.

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Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Lead Hurricane Relief Benefit

(Radio.com) Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are all scheduled to take part in Harvey Can't Mess with Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief show on Sept. 22 in Austin, Texas.

Other participants include Leon Bridges, Lyle Lovett, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Ryan Bingham, Ha*Ash. Matthew McConaughey, Dan Rather, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson, Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, reports Billboard.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler added, 'We got lucky when Hurricane Harvey avoided Austin, but though it missed us, it hit our neighbors hard. Every time I've asked you to help our neighbors you've risen to the challenge. Now we have an opportunity to do good by being our best, and that means putting on a show and having a good time. Let's show the world what it means to be the Live Music Capital of the World in the greatest state in the Union. I'll be there and hope to see you, too." Read more here.

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Demi Lovato Reveals More 'Tell Me You Love Me' Details

(Radio.com) Demi Lovato has confirmed the tracklist for Tell Me You Love Me, her upcoming sixth studio album--and she did it with an assist from her fans on Twitter.

On Tuesday night, Demi retweeted fans whose accounts predicted the titles and order of songs on the album, which debuts September 29. It's not clear where her followers got their intel, but Demi thanked them for being a part of the Tell Me You Love Me rollout:

"Special thanks to my Lovatics for helping me share the song titles," she wrote. Twitter compiled a concise story cataloging the fan engagement Tues night (Sept 12).

Also last night, Demi performed "With a Little Help From My Friends" alongside Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and CeCe Winans during the Hand in Hand telecast for hurricane relief. In total, the effort raised more than $14 million during the hour-long broadcast. Take a look at the full Tell Me You Love Me tracklist here.

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Lady Gaga Reveals She Suffers From Chronic Condition

(Radio.com) With her new Netflix documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, set to premiere later this month, Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from chronic pain caused by the disorder fibromyalgia.

While Gaga's ongoing battle with fibromyalgia is covered in the film, the singer shared the diagnosis with fans on social media. "In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it," Gaga wrote on Twitter.

Fibromyalgia is described by the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association as "a common and complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur body wide or migrate over the body." The sites adds that approximately 10 million Americans deal with the disorder with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men. Read more here.

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Grand Ole Opry Announce Troy Gentry Public Memorial Service

(Radio.com) The Grand Ole Opry will be opening its doors for a memorial service honoring Troy Gentry's life, and fans are invited to attend. The ceremony will be held Thursday, September 14 at 11 a.m. CDT at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

The service will also be live-streamed for those unable to be there in person. Prior to the stream, The Opry has released a video of Montgomery Gentry's final Opry performance.

The last time the singers played the legendary venue was July 1, 2017. The video shows them performing one of their biggest hits, 'Where I Come From."

Gentry died on September 8 in a helicopter crash on his way to a show in New Jersey. Read more here.

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Luke Bryan Invites Hurricane First Responders To Houston Show

(Radio.com) Over the last week, stories of first responders have shone a light on the strength of communities that were affected by the devastating Hurricane Harvey and music stars have taken notice.

Their efforts were commended last night at the Hand in Hand telecast for hurricane relief, which featured a dazzling array of celebrities, including country star Luke Bryan.

On Wednesday, Bryan announced that his September 22 concert in Houston will open its doors to first responders. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Houston Community Fund, which will play an integral role in getting victims back on their feet. Bryan's team is currently working with local authorities to offer the tickets to emergency medical professionals, law enforcement and other teams who helped those on the ground in the community when the storm hit. Read more here.

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Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban Headlining Stagecoach 2018

(Radio.com) Announced on Wednesday was the full line-up for Stagecoach 2018. Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will join Garth Brooks as the headliners for next year's event.

The acclaimed Country Music Festival, which is scheduled for April 27 to 29 of next year and will be taking place in Indio, California in the state's south western desert.

The event and will feature a gamut of country superstars and rising artists. Performers include Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Lane, Kacey Musgraves, Carly Pearce, Lee Brice, Brett Young, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, and more. See the full line here.

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Gucci Mane And The Weeknd Team for New Song 'Curve'

(Radio.com) Gucci Mane has been on a roll lately, and the reinvigorated rapper has returned with another new track and this time it features a guest spot from pop star The Weeknd in tow.

Gucci Mane debuted the new collaborative song, "Curve," on a radio program that he appeared on to promote his current trek/ He and The Weeknd are currently on tour together.

"Curve" will likely appear on Gucci's upcoming album, Mr. Davis, which is set for release on Oct. 13, reports Complex. Other guests on the album include Nicki Minaj, Migos, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky. Sample "Curve" here.

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Fifth Harmony Play 'Flinch' With James Corden

(Radio.com) On Tuesday night (Sept. 12), Fifth Harmony appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and played a round of "Flinch," a delightful game of mind-numbing simplicity. Corden wheeled out a tennis ball shooter (with his face on it) and aimed it at a fiberglass partition.

"My face will be spitting various forms of fruit and produce," Corden explained. "Your job is to stand behind that glass and not flinch when I spit at you."

The ladies were challenged to keep a martini glass upright throughout Corden's provocations. One at a time, Dinah, Normani and Lauren did pretty well--but Ally got really startled by the projectile. Dinah, who is not 21, forwent a martini to hold a glass of milk with a cookie.

During their appearance, the foursome also performed "He Like That" from their new self-titled album. Watch Fifth Harmony play "Flinch" and check Out their performance of "He Like That" here: Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Celebrates Anniversary With Anderson East

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert shared a photo commemorating her second anniversary with boyfriend Anderson East. The country superstar and R&B singer confirmed their romance in 2015, about six months after Lambert and Blake Shelton announced their decision to divorce.

In the heartfelt post, Lambert referenced September 12, the day she and East got together. "'Oh how I remember well, sunset on September 12th'' #PushingTime #2yearstoday #bamaboy @andersoneast," she wrote.

In the photo, Lambert gives East a smooch next to a canal in some romantic destination. In addition to celebrating her anniversary yesterday, Miranda appeared at the Hand in Hand telethon to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. She performed "Texas" with George Strait, Lyle Lovett and other country stars to close the event. See Miranda's anniversary post here.

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'Hand in Hand' Telethon Raises $44 Million for Hurricane Relief

(Radio.com) Tuesday night's Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief aired on dozens of networks and streaming services and recruited the world's biggest stars to raise money.

In total, the effort raised $44 million and counting Phone lines remained open through the night and it's still possible to contribute. The whopping total was achieved via small donations from individual callers, as well as corporate giving. Apple pledged $5 million to the effort while Merk and Albertsons Cos. each gave $1 million. Additionally, the NBA Players Association donated $500,000 and offered to match any player's donation up to $20,000.

The telecast included heartfelt speeches and uplifting performances from some of music's biggest stars. Houston native Beyonce spoke of coming together to heal communities while Justin Bieber led viewers at home in an interfaith prayer. Usher, Stevie Wonder, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Demi Lovato and many other performers covered inspirational classics from Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to "Lean on Me." Read more here.

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Fergie Releases 'You Already Know' Video Featuring Nicki Minaj

(Radio.com) Fergie has released the music video for her new track "You Already Know," which features a guest appearance from Nicki Minaj.

The brand new sexy black and white promotional visual features both music stars voguing and striking a variety of seductive poses.

The cut appears on the singer's long awaited sophomore album Double Dutchess, which arrives Sept. 22. Check out the explicit clip here.

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Bryson Tiller Premieres 'Run Me Dry' Video

(Radio.com) Bryson Tiller has released a brand new music video for the dancehall-tinged track, "Run Me Dry," which is the latest single from his recently released sophomore album.

The new promotional music video clip veers between Tiller lamenting a gold-digging girlfriend and images of female bikers pulling stunts behind him.

"Run Me Dry" is taken from Tiller's second full-length album, True to Self, which dropped earlier this year. Check out Bryon's latest, which contains explicit language, here.

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Katy Perry Says Witness Tour Will Be 'Sexy, Intelligent and Fun'

(Radio.com) It's no wonder Katy Perry had to postpone her Witness Tour last month. The upcoming escapade is shaping up to be one of the most extravagant pop spectacles of the year, and the singer is eager to see her fans immerse themselves in the experience.

"Witness: The Tour is The California Dreams Tour and the Prismatic World Tour matured, but we still dip in and out of moments of playfulness and light-heartedness," Perry told Billboard. "I generally never take myself too seriously, but there are definitely some modern mature moments to this tour."

While discussing the songs from the Witness album and how they'll be represented onstage, Perry revealed that "Swish Swish" performances will be "an interactive game with the audience, which will be really fun." She also said that she'll be wearing "huge, angelic wings" during the song 'Power."

"Making eye contact, touching hands, and singing the songs with the audience is one of the most rewarding experiences for me," she said. "I get to travel the world and see the different tastes and songs that people respond to, and really get out of the bubble that the studio can sometimes be. I love really getting out and meeting the people, whether it's at a show or when I visit local Boys & Girls Clubs as part of my ticket giveaway initiative. It's all about the connection and getting to know the listener better and being a witness for them."

Ultimately, the pop star said that the Witness tour is all about evolution. "When I started out, a lot of my fans were 13 and now they're in their early 20s, so almost 10 years later, it's time for me to have an evolution," she revealed. "It's mature, but it's still fun. It's sexy and intelligent and fun at the same time. It's not just one thing, and you never know what you're going to get when you come to a show." Read more including the dates here.

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