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Wednesday
Apr252018

Arctic Monkeys aren't releasing singles ahead of new album

DominoIf you're hoping to hear a single from the new Arctic Monkeys album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino before it's released next month, you're out of luck. A rep for the band tells Pitchfork the British rockers won't be sharing any songs from the record ahead of its May 11 release.

While you'll have to wait until then to hear Tranquility Base, frontman Alex Turner has dropped a few hints about the album, including that it's more piano-heavy than previous Arctic Monkeys records. Additionally, an executive for the band's longtime publisher, Sony/ATV, says the album is a "masterpiece."

There's also a chance that Arctic Monkeys could debut new material during their upcoming North American tour, which begins May 2 in San Diego.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Drake White delivers "Pieces" of his sophomore album May 4

BMLG RecordsDrake White’s follow-up to his debut album, Spark, will be the new EP Pieces, which comes out digitally May 4.

The Alabama native co-wrote two of the project’s five tracks, “Happy Place” and “The Best Is Yet to Come.”

“I love writing that’s very simple, but it’s like, ‘Oh, I know exactly what you’re talking about,’” Drake says. “I’m infatuated with words and trying to arrange them in a way that would make my heroes proud.”

Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi had a hand in crafting the EP’s opening track, “Girl in Pieces.”

Drake scored his biggest hit so far in 2016 with the top-15 “Livin’ the Dream.”

Here’s the complete track listing for Pieces:

“Girl in Pieces”
“Grandpa’s Farm”
“Happy Place”
“Nothing Good Happens After Midnight”
“The Best Is Yet to Come”

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Rolling Stones to release "The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016" boxed set

UMeBarely a day after teasing it all over social media, the Rolling Stones announce they'll release a major vinyl boxed set.

It's called The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 and will contain every studio album from Sticky Fingers to 2016's Blue & Lonesome, in what the Stones call "faithful and intricate original packaging replications."

They're not kidding: Some Girls will have the original cover cutouts, Sticky Fingers will feature the working zipper, and Exile on Main Street will come with exact replicas of the original 12 postcard inserts. All of the albums will contain replicas of the exact inner sleeves used in the original releases.

The band promises that each of the 15 studio albums "has been lovingly remastered and cut at revelatory half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, from vinyl specific original tape transfers designed to get the very best possible sound." The albums will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, and each comes with a download card, giving you digital copies as well. 

The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 hits stores on June 15, but you can order it now on the Rolling Stones website. It's priced at $450.

To save you having to check your tatty old copies, here are the track listings for The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016

Sticky Fingers
"Brown Sugar"
"Sway"
"Wild Horses"
"Can’t You Hear Me Knocking"
"You Gotta Move"
"Bitch"
"I Got the Blues"
"Sister Morphine"
"Dead Flowers"
"Moonlight Mile"

Exile On Main St.
"Rocks Off"
"Rip This Joint"
"Shake Your Hips"
"Casino Boogie"
"Tumbling Dice"
"Sweet Virginia"
"Torn and Frayed"
"Sweet Black Angel"
"Loving Cup"
"Happy"
"Turd on the Run"
"Ventilator Blues"
"I Just Want to See His Face"
"Let It Loose"
"All Down the Line"
"Stop Breaking Down"
"Shine a Light"
"Soul Survivor"

Goats Head Soup
"Dancing with Mr. D."
"100 Years Ago"
"Coming Down Again"
"Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"
"Angie"
"Silver Train"
"Hide Your Love"
"Winter"
"Can You Hear whe Music"
"Star Star"

It’s Only Rock ’n Roll
"If You Can’t Rock Me"
"Ain’t Too Proud to Beg"
"It’s Only Rock ’n Roll (But I Like It)"
"Till The Next Goodbye"
"Time Waits for No One"
"Luxury"
"Dance Little Sister"
"If You Really Want to Be My Friend"
"Short and Curlies"
"Fingerprint File"

Black and Blue
"Hot Stuff"
"Hand of Fate"
"Cherry Oh Baby"
"Memory Motel"
"Hey Negrita"
"Melody"
"Fool to Cry"
"Crazy Mama"

Some Girls
"Miss You"
"When the Whip Comes Down"
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
"Some Girls"
"Lies"
"Far Away Eyes"
"Respectable"
"Before They Make Me Run"
"Beast of Burden"
"Shattered"

Emotional Rescue
"Dance"
"Summer Romance"
"Send It to Me"
"Let Me Go"
"Indian Girl"
"Where the Boys Go"
"Down in the Hole"
"Emotional Rescue"
"She’s So Cold"
"All About You"

Tattoo You
"Start Me Up"
"Hang Fire"
"Slave"
"Little T&A"
"Black Limousine"
"Neighbours"
"Worried About You"
"Tops"
"Heaven"
"Not Used to Crying"
"Waiting On a Friend"

Undercover
"Undercover of the Night"
"She Was Hot"
"Tie You Up (The Pain of Love)"
"Wanna Hold You"
"Feel On Baby"
"Too Much Blood"
"Pretty Beat Up"
"Too Tough"
"All the Way Down"
"It Must Be Hell"

Dirty Work
"One Hit (To the Body)"
"Fight"
"Harlem Shuffle"
"Hold Back"
"Too Rude"
"Winning Ugly"
"Back to Zero"
"Dirty Work"
"Had It With You"
"Sleep Tonight"
"Key to the Highway"

Steel Wheels
"Sad Sad Sad"
"Mixed Emotions"
"Terrifying"
"Hold On to Your Hat"
"Hearts for Sale"
"Blinded by Love"
"Rock and a Hard Place"
"Can’t Be Seen"
"Almost Hear You Sigh"
"Continental Drift"
"Break the Spell"
"Slipping Away"

Voodoo Lounge
"Love Is Strong"
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Sparks Will Fly"
"The Worst"
"New Faces"
"Moon Is Up"
"Out of Tears"
"I Go Wild"
"Brand New Car"
"Sweethearts Together"
"Suck on the Jugular"
"Blinded by Rainbows"
"Baby Break It Down"
"Thru and Thru"

Bridges to Babylon
"Flip the Switch"
"Anybody Seen My Baby?"
"Low Down"
"Already Over Me"
"Gunface"
"You Don’t Have to Mean It"
"Out of Control"
"Saint of Me"
"Might As Well Get Juiced"
"Always Suffering"
"Too Tight"
"Thief In the Night"
"How Can I Stop"

A Bigger Bang
"Rough Justice"
"Let Me Down Slow"
"It Won’t Take Long"
"Rain Fall Down"
"Streets of Love"
"Back of My Hand"
"She Saw Me Coming"
"Biggest Mistake"
"This Place Is Empty"
"Oh No Not You Again"
"Dangerous Beauty"
"Laugh I Nearly Died"
"Sweet Neo Con"
"Look What ohe Cat Dragged In"
"Driving Too Fast"
"Infamy"

Blue & Lonesome
"Just Your Fool"
"Commit a Crime"
"Blue and Lonesome"
"All of Your Love"
"I Gotta Go"
"Everybody Knows About My Good Thing"
"Ride ‘Em On Down"
"Hate to See You Go"
"Hoo Doo Blues"
"Little Rain"
"Just Like I Treat You"
"I Can’t Quit You Baby"

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Dave Matthews Band announces new album, "Come Tomorrow" 

Béatrice Coron/RCA RecordsThe world will have a new Dave Matthews Band album this summer. The ninth studio effort from the group is titled Come Tomorrow, and will arrive June 8.

In support of the new record, DMB will launch a U.S. tour on May 18 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Come Tomorrow is the follow-up to 2012's Away from the World, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In fact, each DMB album since 1998's Before These Crowded Streets has topped the chart, giving the band a total of six number-one records on the Billboard 200.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Disturbed's "The Sound of Silence" cover soundtracks US gymnastic routine

Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed's "The Sound of Silence" cover has found another sport to soundtrack.

U.S. gymnasts Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier used the metal band's Grammy-nominated orchestral cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic during their routine at the 2018 World Acrobatic Gymnastic Championships last week.

The routine landed Davis and Rosilier a spot in the women's pair final at the Championships, and they finished in fifth place. Disturbed tweeted the video of Davis and Rosilier's performance and shared their congratulations with the duo.

"Congrats to Emily Davis and Aubrey Rosilier who used this routine to earn a final spot at the 2018 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships!" the band wrote. "Thanks for using our version of 'The Sound Of Silence!'"

Earlier this year, French figure skating pair Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres used the cover to soundtrack their routine at the Winter Olympics.

"The Sound of Silence" appears on Disturbed's 2015 comeback album, Immortalized. They're currently in the studio working on new music.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda says meeting with fans has been "cathartic" in wake of Bennington's death

ABC/Image Group LALinkin Park's Mike Shinoda has opened up about his experience meeting with fans following the death of his friend and band mate Chester Bennington last July. Speaking with ET Canada, Shinoda says that, at first, he felt "apprehensive" to talk with fans while he was grieving.

"I knew that a lot of them would be crying and saying 'I'm sorry' and asking me 'Why? What happened?'" Shinoda explains. "And I was scared of that until I did it. And then I realized what a cathartic experience it was for them and myself."

In addition to turning to fans, Shinoda has also turned to music as an emotional outlet.  He'll be releasing a solo album titled Post Traumatic June 15.

"I had terrible days. And now I have less bad days," Shinoda says. "And eventually I will find a new normal, a new stasis. And that is the journey that I'm on that, in this album, you'll see it happening."

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Ed Sheeran writes new song, “In This Room,” for upcoming Irish film

ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran has contributed a new song to the upcoming Irish film, The Delinquent Season.

The song, “In This Room,” is featured in the trailer for the movie, starring Cillian Murphy. The drama revolves around two married couples in suburban Dublin whose marital bliss starts to crumble.

Ed co-wrote the emotional piano-driven ballad with Irish singer Ryan McMullan and Antony Genn. Ryan, who opened for Ed on his European tour last year, tells Ireland’s Hot Press how the song came about.

“Ed called me in and was like, ‘Man, I’ve got this idea for a movie thing I’m doing, do you want to help finish it?’” he says. “Once we had, I went into the studio and stuck down the vocals. The way it happened was very organic.”  

The Delinquent Season hits Irish theaters on April 27.

Wednesday
Apr252018

"Criminal": Why Lindsay Ell's music video made her feel like she was starring in "The Walking Dead" 

ABC/Image Group LALindsay Ell has her first top-20 hit in the U.S. right now with "Criminal," and appropriately, for the music video, she turned to a life of crime.

"It was a very busy day," she says of the shoot. "I stole a car, committed a crime, got put into prison, broke out of jail -- all in one day."

"But I love shooting music videos," Lindsay continues. "I feel like they really bring songs to life. And our little mini-movies -- our director Peter Zavadil took this vision and really just took it to a whole other level. And we had a blast shooting the music video for 'Criminal.'"

The clip was filmed on location at the former Tennessee State Prison in Nashville, the same place where Devin Dawson shot his video for "All on Me."

"It was the same place they shot Green Mile," Lindsay adds. "And it's been closed for 20 years, I think. But I felt like we were on set in The Walking Dead. It was just so cool."

As "Criminal" continues to climb in the States, it's already been a #1 hit for Lindsay in her native Canada.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Country star trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockThirty years ago this week, this country music couple, now divorced, hit #1 on the Billboard chart with "It's Such a Small World." Can you name them? ANSWER: Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Fleetwood Mac announces massive 2018-2019 tour with new lineup

Live Nation EntertainmentFollowing the surprising announcement a few weeks back that Lindsey Buckingham is no longer in the group, Fleetwood Mac has now announced a North American tour that will start in October and run through the spring of 2019.

The tour will feature the band's new lineup: Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, and Crowded House frontman and former Split Enz member Neil Finn.  Tickets go on sale to the general public May 4 at 10 a.m. local time, though American Express Card members can buy tickets starting Monday April 30 at 10 a.m. local time.

In a statement, Mick Fleetwood said,"Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of songs that are performed with a unique blend of talents. We jammed with Mike and Neil and the chemistry really worked and let the band realize that this is the right combination to go forward with in Fleetwood Mac style. We know we have something new, yet it’s got the unmistakable Mac sound."

Collectively, the band said in a statement, in part, "We’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honoring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Here are the tour dates:

2018
10/3 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
10/6 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
10/10 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center (on sale May 11)
10/12 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/14 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
10/16 -- Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10/18 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
10/20 -- St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
10/22 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
10/26 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
10/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
10/30 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
11/1 --  Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
11/3 -- Ottawa, ON, Canadian Tire Centre
11/5 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
11/7 --  Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
11/10 -- Edmonton, AB, Rogers Place
11/12 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
11/14 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
11/17 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
11/19 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
11/21 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose    
11/23 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
11/25 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
11/28 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
11/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
12/3 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
12/6 -- Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center
12/8 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
12/11 -- Inglewood, CA,    The Forum
12/13 -- Inglewood, CA,    The Forum

2019
2/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
2/7 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
2/9 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
2/13 --  Birmingham, AL, Legacy Arena at The BJCC
2/16 --  New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
2/18 --  Tampa, FL,  Amalie Arena
2/20 --  Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
2/22 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
2/24 -- Charlotte, NC, Spectrum Center
2/27 --  Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
3/3 --  Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
3/5 --  Washington, DC,    Capital One Arena
3/9 --  Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
3/11 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (on sale May 5)
3/13 -- Newark, NJ,  Prudential Center (on sale May 5)
3/15 -- Hartford, CT, XL CENTER
3/20 -- Albany, NY,  Times Union Center
3/24 --  Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
3/26 --  Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center
3/31 --  Boston, MA,  TD Garden
4/5 --  Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Ariana Grande takes over "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" May 1

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaAriana Grande has made many memorable appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but on May 1, she's taking over the entire show.

In addition to giving us the TV debut of her new single "No Tears Left to Cry," Ari will participate in sketches and sit for an interview.   In the Instagram announcement of the special event, Ari introduces what she claims is a video of a fan singing "No Tears Left to Cry," but it's actually Jimmy Fallon, singing about her appearance to the song's melody.

"Tuesday May 1/Ariana Grande is here/for the entire show/Ariana, The Tonight Show, Fallon and Grande are ready to go," sings Jimmy.  "Talk sketches surprises too/"No Tears Left to Cry" broadcast debut/#ArianaOnFallon/Tuesday May 1 you know where to be/11:30, NBC...NBD."

You can tune in to the Arianathon Tuesday, May 1 at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Janelle Monáe's new album to feature Pharrell, Zoe Kravitz and Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson

Atlantic RecordsJanelle Monáe has unveiled the track list for her new album, Dirty Computer, and it will feature guest artists Pharrell, Zoë Kravitz and Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson.

Rolling Stone reports that the 14-song album will open with the title track, where Wilson lends his talents. Pharrell can be heard on "I Got the Juice," while Kravitz will appear on "Screwed."

Grimes is also featured on the previously released single "Pynk." Monáe additionally released "Make Me Feel" and "Django Jane" prior to the album drop.

The entire track list was revealed on the singer's website with an interactive graphic, explaining the inspiration behind each track. For example, Dora Milaje from Black Panther inspired "Django Jane," and "Pynk" is inspired by "Prince's mischievous smile as he played organ on 'Hot Thang.'"

Dirty Computer is the "Tightrope" singer's first album in five years since The Electric Lady

Fans can get the full album this Friday, April 27, and catch her on tour this summer starting June 11.

Find the full track list for Dirty Computer below:

1. "Dirty Computer" (feat. Brian Wilson)
2. "Crazy, Classic, Life"
3. "Take a Byte"
4. "Jane's Dream"
5. "Screwed" (feat. Zoë Kravitz)
6. "Django Jane"
7. "Pynk" (feat. Grimes)
8. "Make Me Feel"
9. "I Got the Juice" (feat. Pharrell Williams)
10. "I Like That"
11. "Stevie's Dream"
12. "Don’t Judge Me"
13. "So Afraid"
14. "Americans"

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Wednesday
Apr252018

"The Voice" recap: Kelly Clarkson loses an artist

Tyler Golden/NBC / 2018 NBCUniversal MediaOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed on Monday learned that D.R. King, from Kelly Clarkson’s team, was sent home.

King was eliminated a the end of the one-hour results show. He lost an "Instant Save" vote to Rayshun LaMarr, also from Team Adam Levine.

There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.

Prior to the vote, King and LaMarr sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. King performed “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations, and LaMarr covered Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand the Rain.”

The results show also featured Kelly joining her team for a group performance of Bleachers’ “Don’t Take the Money,” and Blake leading his team in version of Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You.”

The evening also included Levine’s band Maroon 5 performing their latest single, “What Lovers Do.”

The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

"One Number Away": How Luke Combs turned singing a demo into his third top-ten hit 

River House Artists/Columbia NashvilleLuke Combs wrote his latest top-ten hit, "One Number Away," shortly after relocating to Music City from North Carolina. His bandleader Rob Williford unknowingly set things in motion, by introducing him to co-writers Sammy Mitchell and Steven Battey.

"I had just moved to town," Luke recalls, "and Rob kind of introduced me to them to sing some demos for those guys. And so I came in and sang some demos for them, and we sat down and we were like, 'Hey, man, we should try to write something.'"

"So we wrote once, and wrote a good song. And then the second time, we wrote, we got on 'One Number Away.'"

For Luke, the writing process for his current hit was unlike anything he'd ever experienced before.

"Rob had had the idea in his phone," Luke explains. "And Steven is just an incredible melody guy. So he was like, 'Hey, I've got this melody thing that I really like.' And he started humming that chorus of the song. And so we just kind of sat there, and Steven had this cool chorus melody and Sammy built the track."

"I had never written with a 'track guy,'" Luke points out. "I didn't know that was a thing. It actually turned out being pretty cool, and it ended up becoming one of my favorite songs on the record."

Luke's two previous singles, "Hurricane" and "When It Rains It Pours," have both gone to #1. The deluxe re-issue of his debut album, titled This One's for You Too, is due June 1.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGranger Smith's new single will be "You're in It," from his When the Good Guys Win album.

Drake White's new five-song EP, Pieces, will be released digitally on May 4.

Zac Brown Band bass player Matt Mangano and his wife Emily recently welcomed a baby boy named Mason Thomas to their family.

You can check out Lauren Alaina's performance of her top-30 hit, "Doin' Fine," from Pickler & Ben on  YouTube.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Portugal. The Man consider the "psycho" success of "Feel It Still" 

ABC/Randy HolmesThe band Portugal. The Man was way out of the mainstream...until they released their groovalicious, '60s-flavored hit "Feel It Still."   It hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, won the band a Grammy and sold more than two million copies.  Earlier this week, they were honored with the prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award, and at that event, bass player Zach Carothers revealed the moment when he suspected the song might appeal to more than just their usual crowd.

"We're not dum-dums. We knew that we had something good, but no one can predict what has happened. That was just crazy,"  Zach told ABC Radio. "I thought, 'Oh wow, we've got a really good song here, my friends seem to like it.'"

"Then, suddenly, within the same couple of days, we had [the Today show's] Kathy Lee and Hoda say it was their song of the summer, and we had Lars [Ulrich] from Metallica say that it was his song of the summer," he continues. "And I was like, 'Wow, we cast the net pretty wide...if we get a few people in the middle, I think we've got something special here!"

Now that the song has become a massive global hit, Portugal.The Man guitarist Erik Howk says even he seems to hear it everywhere he goes.

"So many Ubers, in lounges and bars, in commercials," he tells ABC Radio. "I had a friend that was in Russia that sent me a video of it just playing in the square, like, to no one in particular. Like, the city of Moscow was playing 'Feel It Still.' That's as psycho as it gets!" 

Portugal. The Man kick off a summer tour May 19 in Nashville, and will also play numerous summer festivals including Lollapalooza.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Britney Spears to launch lifestyle brand next year

PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsAfter years of success with her fragrance line, Britney Spears is branching out.  The star will launch a lifestyle collection next year that will include everything from apparel and hair care, to accessories and electronics.

Britney has signed with global brand management and licensing company Epic Rights -- the same company creating a new line of merch for *NSYNC -- to develop the collection, which will "reflect her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity," according to a release.  She'll be personally involved in all aspects of the new line.

"We see this new lifestyle collection as Britney's next step in connecting with her legions of loyal fans around the globe," her manager Larry Rudolph says in a statement.

He adds, "Sharing her style and fashion sense through products she has developed is a testament to her authenticity as well as her commitment to and appreciation of the fans that have made it all possible."  The line is expected to debut in the spring of 2019.

Britney, who's also the current face of the clothing brand Kenzo, will kick off a tour July 12 in National Harbor, MD. The trek is her first since closing out her super-successful Las Vegas residency, which ran for four years. 

Her U.S. dates wrap up July 29; she'll then head overseas for shows in Europe and the U.K.  The tour ends September 1.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Neil Young and Crazy Horse schedule first concerts together since 2014

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced two shows.  The news came by way of a short message on the Neil Young Archives that simply reads: "NYCH. Fresno. May 1 and 2. First time in a long time, Live on stage. No rehearsal."

There's also a link to ticketing for the Warnors Theatre, where tickets range in price from $55-199.

E Street guitarist and longtime Neil Young collaborator Nils Lofgren confirmed by Tweet that he will be participating in the tour, and says he's "beyond honored."

The last shows that Neil Young played with Crazy Horse were in 2014.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

KISS planning major world tour, says Paul Stanley

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Though KISS only has a handful of shows scheduled currently, there's a tour in the works. This according to band frontman Paul Stanley, who took a moment to talk to ABC Radio while walking the red carpet earlier this week at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in L.A.

Stanley, who paints in his spare time, said that in addition to the "bunch of art shows" he has scheduled, "KISS [will] do a world tour starting in January, I think." 

A source close to the band confirms to ABC Radio that KISS is, in fact, putting together a major tour, which is expected to extend well beyond 2019.  

KISS' currently scheduled dates are as follows:

7/7 -- Barcelona, SP, Barcelona Rock Fest
7/8 -- Madrid, SP, Wizink Center
7/10 -- Lisbon, PT, Estadio Municipal de Oeiras
7/12 -- Cordoba, SP, Plaza de Toros
7/14 -- Viverio, SP, Resurrection Festival

Paul Stanley has art shows scheduled as follows, all at Wentworth galleries:

4/28 -- Short Hills, NJ
6/16 -- Atlanta, GA
9/14 -- Bethesda, MD
9/15 -- McLean, VA

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Jekalyn Carr wants her music to give fans "inspiration and encouragement, all at the same time"

Lunjeal Music Group21-year-old Jekalyn Carr is quite accomplished for her age. 

But the Grammy-nominated gospel singer, whose latest album One Nation Under God, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart in March, has known since she was a child that she was destined for greatness.

As she tells ABC Radio, "I always knew that singing was my passion. I started singing at the age of five years old and I've been going strong ever since then." 

Jekalyn continues, "I was just doing a lot of things in the music area and then by the age of 13, I began speaking [at conferences] and every week I'm traveling the world speaking and singing." 

"Just being inspirational and just really getting people to see themselves the way that they were created to be, and that is living a successful and prosperous life. A well-rounded life."  

The "You Will Win" artist credits her positive lyrics and a desire to make inspirational music to her church upbringing. 

She explains, "I grew up in church, of course... I love to sing music that really inspires people and give[s] people hope and a lot of times when we go through certain things we tend to lean towards gospel music." 

"I just want to be in that range now where people can lean towards my music when they need inspiration and encouragement, all at the same time." 

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