Tom Morello shares playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances

ABC/Randy Holmes; ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello has shared a playlist of his favorite Chris Cornell performances in honor of his former band mate, who died last week at age 52.

The playlist, which you can check out via Morello's YouTube, includes a few signature Cornell songs, including Soundgarden's "Outshined," Audioslave's "Like a Stone," and Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike," plus a few deeper cuts.

"Made a list of some of my favorite Chris Cornell videos -- from Soundgarden bada**ery, to epic Audioslave in Cuba, to acoustic duetting in a tiny Seattle night club," Morello writes in an Instagram post. "Enjoy and keep Chris in your memory."

The day following Cornell's death, Morello wrote, "I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever." He also wrote a poem in honor on his fallen band mate.

Morello played with Cornell in Audioslave, which also featured Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. The supergroup released three albums between 2002 and 2006 before disbanding in 2007. Earlier this year, Audioslave reunited for a protest show on Inauguration Day.

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Lauren Alaina is "Doin' Fine," even though she's living a country song

Mercury NashvilleLauren Alaina is following up her first #1 with one of the most personal songs of her career so far.

With lyrics like “Daddy got sober, Momma got his best friend” based on her parents’ struggles, divorce and remarriages, you might expect “Doin’ Fine” to be a bit of a downer, but that’s not the case.

“‘Doin’ Fine’ is a really special song because it’s uplifting, but really honest at the same time,” Lauren says of the song she co-wrote.

“If you don’t know me and you don’t know that that’s actually what I went through, you would almost think, ‘Oh my gosh, she really tried to write a country song,’ but the truth is, I really live a country song!’” she jokes.

“Doin’ Fine” is the opening track on Lauren’s latest album, Road Less Traveled, which shares its title with her chart-topping hit.

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Watch now: Corey Taylor searches for the perfect outfit in Stone Sour's "Song #3" video

Roadrunner RecordsStone Sour has premiered the video for their new song "Song #3," a single from their forthcoming album Hydrograd. You can watch the clip now via

The video stars frontman Corey Taylor trying to find the right outfit for a video shoot -- first he tries an '80s hair metal look, and then a wedding singer-esque tuxedo. Eventually, the rest of Stone Sour gets sick of his shenanigans, and leaves to rock the song while wearing their normal clothes. Realizing the folly of his ways, Taylor changes back to his usual attire and rejoins his band.

Hydrograd will be released June 30. Stone Sour will be touring North America this summer in support of the album alongside Korn starting June 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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More security to be added at forthcoming Rick Ross and Lil Uzi Vert concert 

Image Group LA/ABCRick Ross and Lil Uzi Vert's upcoming concert at Pittsburgh's Wild Things Park on June 10 will feature more security, according to an official statement.  

Concertgoers can expect to see "dozens of metal detectors" at the stadium's entrances and added protection from police and local law enforcement groups. 

The decision was made by the event's organizers after the terrorist attack that occurred at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England Monday night. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 50 injured in the bombing.

Event organizer and Washington Wild Things baseball team owner Stuart Williams says, "The health and well-being of those attending the upcoming concert is our number-one priority. We are taking every step possible to provide the highest degree of safety and state of the art security to ensure a fun and exciting night." 

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"U Don't Know Me": Brandy's teenage daughter slams pregnancy rumors about her mom

Kat MorganBrandy is making headlines again, but this time the "Almost Doesn't Count" singer's rumored romance with Sir the Baptist isn't the focal point. 

Instead, fans speculated that the recording artist was pregnant, thanks to an Instagram picture she posted this Monday that shows her onstage in mid-performance with what looks to be a slightly protruding belly. 

However, Brandy's 14-year-old daughter Syrai quickly came to her mom's defense to shut down the rumors, writing, "My mother is not pregnant. I'm not gonna have any more siblings. I like being an only child. Thank you lord." 

Brandy's response to her daughter's cute statement? "@syraidsmith Get off social media at school lil lady." 

Brandy also changed her Instagram profile header to tell the world that isn't expecting, but rather has just packed on a few pounds around her middle.

"People, I'm not pregnant!!!" Bandy writes.  "I got too much work to do. I just like pancakes and chocolate cake... let me live!!!" 

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Rihanna delivers inspiring speech to young fashion designers 

James Devaney/WireImageRihanna was honored at Parsons School of Design’s annual benefit Monday night, and she delivered an inspiring speech to the future generation of fashion designers.

“I don’t think you get celebrated enough,” she told the crowd. “You should be celebrated for every aspect of your growth and your growing pains. You should be celebrated for your creativity, for your fearlessness, your persistence and your determination...for being different, for not being given enough credit. For not having to use eye cream.”

She added, "We often tear our youth down when we should be building them up. You are all the next generation. We need to invest in you.”

And Rihanna will be doing just that. She’s launching a design fellowship that will send three Parsons Design students to Port-au-Prince, Haiti this summer to work with local artists on a line of merchandise that will benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation helps impoverished communities across the world with education and healthcare, among other things.

Rihanna concluded her speech by telling the students, “I’m here to say that I’m listening, I’m watching, and you’re up next.”

Rihanna has long been a supporter of Parsons students, even wearing their designs on multiple occasions. 

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Ariana Grande's tour not postponed...yet

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Republic RecordsDespite reports, Ariana Grande's tour has not been yet been postponed or canceled in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing that left 22 people dead.

A source tells Variety that Ari's team "has not even gotten to that yet," adding, "This is about the victims, it feels silly even to be thinking about the tour at this point."  According to the source, the team is "still assessing the situation and how she's doing." 

ABC Radio has confirmed the details of Variety's story.

Ariana is scheduled to perform in London on Thursday and Friday, and then in Belgium on Sunday.

ABC News has also confirmed a TMZ report that Ariana's mother Joan helped to escort some fans to safety on Monday night. She was sitting in her front row seat when the bomb went off, and told a group of kids to come with her backstage.  She and Ariana's security waited with the fans until they were able to leave the arena safely.

Following the bombing Monday night, Ariana tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

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Why Kelly Clarkson is making Blake Shelton dread the new season of "The Voice"

Frederick Brown/NBCKelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are longtime pals, but Blake says he's a little concerned about her joining The Voice as a coach for the show's next season.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Blake says, "Well, I can tell you that I used to think Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most, ever in the history of this show. Now that they brought in Kelly Clarkson… oh, my God. Oh, my God."

He adds, "Thank God they are at least on different seasons because my ears would fall off my head. There would be no oxygen left in the room. Neither one of them can stop talking."

Blake also says that he isn't planning to offer any helpful hints to either Kelly or Jennifer Hudson, who'll also be joining next season.

"I could give a crap about helping them," he jokes. "I don't have any advice. I'm not helping them. I don't want them to succeed. That's not what they pay me to do."

Blake's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, is taking a season off of The Voice, but Blake told ET it's been fun getting to hang out with her all the time. 

"Oh my God, at some point, it kinda builds your ego up when you walk into a room with Gwen," he admits. "But also it's a crashing blow to your ego when you realize all the cheers and people shouting at ya. You realize it's not you, it's her!...Being in the vicinity of her is unbelievable."

Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus will both perform on tonight's The Voice season finale, along with Chris Stapleton and other acts.

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Welcome Back, My Friends! Third wave of Emerson, Lake & Palmer reissues to be released Friday


The third installment of the Emerson, Lake & Palmer's ongoing reissue campaign that launched last year will arrive this Friday, May 26 on CD, vinyl and digital formats.  It includes the prog-rock legends' 1977 albums Works Volume 1 and Works Volume 2, as well as 1978's Love Beach.

Works Volume 1 was originally released as a two-LP set in March 1977. The album featured one full side dedicated to music created by each of the band's members -- singer/bassist/guitarist Greg Lake, keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer -- plus one side boasting joint ELP compositions.

Works Volume 1 peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200, and included the group's version of American composer Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare for the Common Man, which reached #2 on the U.K. singles chart.

Works Volume 2 was first released in November 1977 as a single-disc compilation of tracks from sessions for ELP's previous albums, as well as Lake's holiday classic "I Believe in Father Christmas." The CD reissue features a bonus disc with an August 1977 ELP concert performance in Montreal.

Love Beach was originally issued in November 1978 and found ELP exploring a more modern direction. The CD reissue includes a bonus disc featuring alternate mixes and rehearsal outtakes.

All three albums have been certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. The reissues are dedicated to the memories of Emerson and Lake, who both died last year.

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Beach Boys releasing new compilation featuring new stereo mix of "Wild Honey" album, unreleased 1967 recordings


A new Beach Boys compilation titled 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow, which focuses on recordings the band made during sessions for its 1967 albums Wild Honey and Smiley Smile, will be released on June 30.

The collection, which will be available as a two-CD set and digital download, will feature the first-ever stereo mix of Wild Honey, as well as previously unreleased studio outtakes, alternate versions, live performances and more.

After The Beach Boys shelved Brian Wilson's complex Smile project, the band decided to record in a more easygoing fashion in Wilson's new home studio. The resulting albums, Smiley Smile and Wild Honey, were released, respectively, in September and December 1967. Wild Honey reached #24 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two top 40 hits: "Darlin'" and the title track.

Disc one of 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow features the stereo mix of Wild Honey, session outtakes from the album and live versions of songs that appear on Wild Honey recorded from 1967 to 1970.

The second disc of the compilation features outtakes from the Smiley Smile sessions, as well as the shelved Lei'd in Hawaii album-- conceived as a live album but was made up mainly of performances recorded in a Los Angeles studio -- plus a few unreleased songs actually recorded live in Hawaii for that album. 

That second disc also includes some Beach Boys concert performances recorded in November 1967 in Boston and Washington, D.C.

A vinyl version of the new stereo mix of Wild Honey will be released on the same day as the 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow compilation.

Here is the track list of 1967 -- Sunshine Tomorrow:

Disc 1

Wild Honey (Stereo)
"Wild Honey"
"Aren't You Glad"
"I Was Made to Love Her"
"Country Air"
"A Thing or Two"
"I'd Love Just Once to See You"
"Here Comes the Night"
"Let the Wind Blow"
"How She Boogalooed It"
"Mama Says" (Original Mono Mix)*

Wild Honey Sessions: September-November 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
"Lonely Days" (Alternate Version)
"Cool Cool Water" (Alternate Early Version)
"Time to Get Alone" (Alternate Early Version)
"Can't Wait Too Long" (Alternate Early Version)
"I'd Love Just Once to See You" (Alternate Version)
"I Was Made to Love Her" (Vocal Insert Session)
"I Was Made to Love Her" (Long Version)
"Hide Go Seek"
"Honey Get Home"
"Wild Honey" (Session Highlights)
"Aren't You Glad" (Session Highlights)
"A Thing or Two" (Track and Backing Vocals)
"Darlin'" (Session Highlights)
"Let the Wind Blow" (Session Highlights)

Wild Honey Live: 1967-1970 (Previously Unreleased)
"Wild Honey" (Live) -- recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
"Country Air" (Live) -- recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
"Darlin'" (Live) -- recorded in Pittsburgh, November 22, 1967
"How She Boogalooed It" (Live) -- recorded in Detroit, November 17, 1967
"Aren't You Glad" (Live) -- recorded in 1970, location unknown

"Mama Says" (Previously Unreleased Vocal Session Highlights)

Disc 2

Smiley Smile Sessions: June-July 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
"Heroes and Villains" (Single Version Backing Track)
"Vegetables" (Long Version)
"Fall Breaks and Back to Winter" (Alternate Mix)
"Wind Chimes" (Alternate Tag Section)
"Wonderful" (Backing Track)
"With Me Tonight" (Alternate Version with Session Intro)
"Little Pad" (Backing Track)
"All Day All Night (Whistle In)" (Alternate Version 1)
"All Day All Night (Whistle In)" (Alternate Version 2)
"Untitled (Redwood)"

Lei'd in Hawaii "Live" Album: September 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
"Fred Vail Intro"
"The Letter"
"You're So Good to Me"
"Help Me, Rhonda"
"California Girls"
"Surfer Girl"
"Sloop John B"
"With a Little Help from My Friends"
"Their Hearts Were Full of Spring"*
"God Only Knows"
"Good Vibrations"
"Game of Love"
"The Letter" (Alternate Take)
"With a Little Help from My Friends" (Stereo Mix)

Live in Hawaii: August 1967 (Previously Unreleased)
"Hawthorne Boulevard"
"Getting' Hungry"
"Hawaii" (Rehearsal Take)
"Heroes and Villains" (Rehearsal)

Thanksgiving Tour 1967:  Live in Washington, D.C. & Boston (Previously Unreleased)
"California Girls" (Live) -- recorded in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1967
"Graduation Day" (Live) -- recorded in Washington, D.C., November 19, 1967
"I Get Around" (Live) -- recorded in Boston, November 23, 1967

Additional 1967 Studio Recordings (Previously Unreleased)
"Surf's Up" (1967 Version)
"Surfer Girl" (1967 A Cappella Mix)

* = Recorded during rehearsal, August 26, 1967, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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The 1975's Matt Healy delivers emotional speech in reaction to Manchester attack

Credit: Vijat MohindraThe 1975 hails from Manchester, England.  During the band's show in Detroit Monday night, frontman Matt Healy gave an impassioned speech in reaction to the news of the explosion Monday night at the Ariana Grande concert at his hometown's Manchester Arena.

"I'm f****** pissed off," Healy said. "I'm bored of nationalism, and I'm bored of racism. Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things, they're over. We can't carry on in the way that we're carrying on."

He continued, "We're from Manchester and where we used to hang out, the actual place that we used to hang out, someone put a bomb in there tonight and then killed a bunch of kids who were going to a f****** show in Manchester."

"I don't need to be educated on f****** anything to say that that is bulls***," Healy said. "I don't know what it's in the name of, so I apologize if it's not in the name of religion, if it's not in the name of nationalism, but these are the things that keep happening, and I'm f****** pissed off about it. And I'm sorry."

According to Greater Manchester Police, 22 people died and 59 others were injured from an explosion at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. The situation is currently being treated as a "terrorist incident."

Healy's speech was recorded by fans and posted to Twitter.

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"Welcome Home" to the top of the charts: Zac Brown Band scores big debut

Shore Fire Media/Jimmy FontaineZac Brown Band makes it four in a row this week, as Welcome Home becomes their fourth project to debut at #1 on the country albums chart.

The Georgia-based musicians also make an impressive showing on the Billboard 200 as well, coming in at #2. This is the band’s fifth album to emerge in the top-10 on the all-genre tally.

Next up, Zac and company take to the outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Wednesday. You can watch for their performance starting at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

Then it’s on to Gilford, New Hampshire for four sold-out shows over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock The new drama The Gospel of Kevin premieres this fall on ABC, and happens to star the grandson of a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Can you name both the actor and his famous grandfather? ANSWER:  Jason Ritter, grandson of singing cowboy Tex Ritter.

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Bob Seger lines up second Detroit-area concert of 2017

ABC/Mark LevineBob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band recently announced plans for their first concert of 2017, a September 9 performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan, and now the Michigan rockers have lined up another Detroit-area show. The group will play The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on September 23.

The concert will be Seger and company's 17th and final show at the venue. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Seger's "Bullet Club" fan club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets starting Tuesday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at, and You can join Seger's fan club by visiting

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band haven't performed live since their tour in support of Bob's most recent studio album, Ride On, wrapped in March 2015.

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WALK THE MOON ready to “get weird” on upcoming new album

Image Group LA/ABCWALK THE MOON is leaving their “Shut Up and Dance” days behind them in favor of something a little different. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s Talking Is Hard, and they say things are getting “weird.”

Frontman Nicholas Petricca admits to ABC Radio there will always be an 80s influence in their music, but this time around they’re “incorporating a lot of noise and weird sounds.”

Band mate Kevin Ray adds, “I think when you put all the four of us in a room for two months, three months, four months, we’re bound to get weird.”

The band also prides itself on transforming the average pop song into something unexpected. “We like seeing how we can take a pop song and just like turn it inside out till you can’t tell it’s a pop song anymore,” Petricca says.

So is there pressure this time around to top the success of “Shut Up and Dance”? “Yes and no,” Petricca says. “In a way, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ kinda got bigger than the band ever was and so, in a way, we kinda get to start over again and be a new band, a new artist. So we’re constantly redefining ourselves.”

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Marilyn Manson appears in first official video for Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" 

Jeff Hahne/Getty ImagesMusic icon Elton John has revealed the first official music videos for three of his biggest hits, and the clip for the song "Tiny Dancer" features none other than Marilyn Manson.

The video follows a variety of Los Angeles citizens as they drive around the City of Angels. One of the drivers happens to be Manson, who's sitting behind the wheel of a tour bus while petting a snake. It's all very on brand for the famed shock-rocker.

Directed by Max Weiland, the "Tiny Dancer" video was a winner of Elton John's The Cut competition, which invited people to create official clips for three of the musician's classic hits -- the other two being "Rocket Man" and "Bennie and the Jets." You can watch all three winners now via YouTube.

Manson, meanwhile, recently finished his new album, called Heaven Upside Down. He'll be touring Europe this summer in support of the forthcoming album, and he'll return to the States in the fall to play the Rock Allegiance festival.

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John Legend may have another "surefire" hit with new, heartwrenching music video 

ABC/Eddy ChenJohn Legend's new music video for his song "Surefire" shows the power of young, forbidden love between a Muslim girl and a Hispanic boy. 

Regarding the powerful visual, John states, "Love is powerful. Love endures. Love can overcome the divisions that fear creates. We made this film to celebrate the power of love."  

The video's director, Cole Wiley, adds, "'Surefire' is a song about eternal faith. Fear of immigration, religious bigotry and many other forms of prejudice are contaminating our cultural landscape on a daily basis."

"Thankfully, Jamila and Roberto are able to transcend those circumstances and enjoy the fullest depths of the human experience because of their 'Surefire' love for one another." 

"Surefire" is John's latest single from his album Darkness and Light, available everywhere now.  

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It's a boy! Jason Aldean shares his baby's gender reveal on Instagram

ABC/Image Group LA Jason Aldean already has two girls, and soon he’ll have a baby boy.

On Monday, the ACM Entertainer of the Year and his wife Brittany Kerr shared their gender reveal on Instagram.

“Today is the day….. what’s it gonna be? Boy or girl!” Jason posted, along with a photo of the couple holding “It’s a girl!” and “It’s a boy!” balloons.

He followed up with a video of his whole family popping balloons filled with blue confetti, unveiling the answer. His daughters, 14-year-old Keely and 9-year-old Kendyl, both jumped up and down and squealed with delight, hugging their stepmom and dad.  

Jason and Brittany announced their pregnancy earlier this month. So far, we don’t know exactly when the baby boy is due.

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Normani Kordei brings the heat in a tight race on the first night of "Dancing with the Stars" finals

ABC/Craig SjodinMonday night’s Dancing with the Stars was the first night of an epic two-night season finale.

With no eliminations scheduled, the three remaining finalists each performed two dances – a Redemption Style dance (Viennese waltz or quickstep), and a Freestyle dance – one of the biggest competitive dances of the season.

Going into her performance we learned that 20-year-old Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei had suffered an injury to her foot, twisting her ankle, but as her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy said, “she would never admit it.”

Normani was tough and it hardly seemed to register as she and Val brought the heat to the dancefloor with a scorching quickstep to “Check It Out” by Oh the Larceny. Normani looked absolutely stunning in her sparkling black catsuit, gliding across the floor.

She and Val mesmerized the audience and judge Bruno Tonioli was at his most evocative when he stood up and shouted, calling her “brilliant.” Judges Len Goodman and Julianne Hough offered sharp critiques, but Normani still earned an impressive 38 out of 40 with 10s from Bruno and Carrie Ann and nines from Len and Julianne.

Normani and Val later got a perfect score for their freestyle to “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Andra Day and during the judges critique, she thanked everyone at the show for helping her bring her light.

Normani took second place, but still brought in a high score. It’s up to her – and her fans – tomorrow night.

Dancing with the Stars concludes season 24 Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. on ABC

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Katy Perry does "Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special," says Taylor Swift started feud but she's ready to end it

Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.Katy Perry was the big guest on James Corden's The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Monday night, and besides joining Corden on a string of her hits, Katy expounded at length on her beef with Taylor Swift.

"Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it," Katy told the host.  "And I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn't speak to me"

"It was a full shutdown and then she writes a song about me," she explained, "and I'm like, 'OK, cool, cool, cool, that's how you want to deal with it?...karma.'"

Katy added, "I think personally that women together, not divided and none of this petty s***, will heal the world."

Corden pressed Katy on whether she'd be willing to call a truce, asking, "Would it be enough to just receive a text from Taylor Swift that just said, 'The beef is off the grill.'  If you receive that text will you then remove the beef from the grill?"

"Absolutely.  100 percent," responded Katy, as the host vowed to get to the bottom of things.

Meanwhile, there was a lot of singing and car-seat dancing in the segment as Katy and Corden ran through "Firework," "Roar," "Darkhorse," "Bon Apetit" and "Swish Swish." The pair also tackled "I Kissed a Girl" in an extended cut on Corden's late night show.

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