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Jul292016

Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town Headline Thursday's "Greatest Hits"

Kelsea Ballerini on "Greatest Hits"; ABC/Byron CohenThursday's edition of ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focused on songs from 2000-2005, and featured performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack.

Little Big Town paid homage to Alicia Keys with a performance of Alicia’s debut number-one hit, “Fallin'" – a gospel song that never gets old, according to the band’s Karen Fairchild.

Greatest Hits co-host Kelsea Ballerini pulled double duty, performing a medley of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” Maroon 5’s “This Love” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”

Greatest Hits returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Friday
Jul292016

Kenny Loggins, Rachel Platten, Train's Pat Monahan Headline Thursday's "Greatest Hits"

Kenny Loggins on "Greatest Hits"; ABC/Tyler GoldenThursday's edition of ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focused on songs from 2000-2005, and featured appearances by Train's Pat Monahan, Kenny Loggins, Lee Ann Womack and Rachel Platten.

Monahan and Loggins performed a clever mashup of Train’s “Calling All Angels” and Loggins’ “This Is It.” Earlier, Loggins noted that he'd always wanted to sing with Monahan, and "Calling All Angels" "fits perfectly with 'This Is It.'"

The show also paired country artist Lee Ann Womack and Rachel Platten, teamed up for a medley of Lee Ann’s 2000 hit, “I Hope You Dance,” and Rachel’s “Stand by You,” the second single from her album Wildfire.

Greatest Hits co-host Kelsea Ballerini pulled double duty, performing a medley of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” Maroon 5’s “This Love” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”

Greatest Hits returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Friday
Jul292016

ifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan and Rachel Platten Headline Thursday's "Greatest Hits"

Fifth Harmony on "Greatest Hits"; ABC/Eddy ChenThursday's edition of ABC's musical series Greatest Hits focused on songs from 2000-2005, and featured appearances by Fifth Harmony, Rachel Platten and Train's Pat Monahan.

Fifth Harmony kicked off the show by honoring Destiny's Child with a medley of their hits that included "Independent Women," "Survivor," "Say My Name" and "Bootylicious."

Monahan and Kenny Loggins performed a clever mashup of Train’s “Calling All Angels” and Loggins’ “This Is It.” Earlier, Loggins noted that he'd always wanted to sing with Monahan, and "Calling All Angels" "fits perfectly with 'This Is It.'"

The show also paired country artist Lee Ann Womack with Platten; they teamed up for a medley of Lee Ann’s 2000 hit,  “I Hope You Dance,” and Rachel’s “Stand by You,” the second single from her album Wildfire.

Greatest Hits co-host Kelsea Ballerini pulled double duty, performing a medley of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” Maroon 5’s “This Love” and Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.”

Greatest Hits returns next Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Friday
Jul292016

Katy Perry Performs at DNC, Urges Crowd to Vote

Earl Gibson III/WireImageKaty Perry was one of the final acts at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Thursday night.

She voiced her support for Hillary Clinton and performed her new single, "Rise," as well as her hit, "Roar."

Katy told the audience that she will vote for Clinton and urged others to vote on Election Day, saying, "Because on November 8th, you'll be just as powerful as any NRA lobbyist."

She also joked, "You'll have as much say as any billionaire or you can just cancel out your weird cousin's vote if you like."   

Later on Thursday night, Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination. She is the first woman to be chosen by a major party to run for the highest office in the land in the United States.

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Friday
Jul292016

Jake Owen Offers Fan His "American Love" on Album Number Five

RCA NashvilleThis Friday, fans finally get a taste of Jake Owen’s American Love. Not only does it feature the top-ten lead single, “American Country Love Song,” it also boasts what some might consider an unexpected collaboration.

"'If He Ain't Gonna Love You' is a song that's got a lot of funk to it, a lot of R&B flair,” Jake says,  “and compounding my vocal with the amazing Chris Stapleton singing backgrounds is something that I'm just really proud of, and it sounds great and I'm sure that it will be a single at some point.”

Chris co-wrote the tune, but Jake confesses his favorite song on the album is actually the only one he had a hand in writing himself. It’s called “LAX.”

On Monday, Jake marks the tenth anniversary of his first national TV appearance by returning to the show that helped make him famous. He’ll be on ABC’s Good Morning America on August 1. Then on Wednesday, he celebrates the release of his fifth album with a free concert in New York City’s Madison Square Park. The fun starts at 7 p.m. ET.  

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Friday
Jul292016

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Blake Shelton followed up his surprise Wednesday-night show in Kansas City with another one Thursday night in Denver.

Keith Urban has signed on as one of the sponsors of the 30th annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament. The August 15 event raises money for United Cerebral Palsy. Tim McGraw is one of the event’s sponsors as well.

Chris Young will headline the Case Labor of Love Music Festival at Racine, Wisconsin’s Festival Park. The event takes place on Labor Day, September 5, and helps Team Rubicon, which creates emergency response teams with the help of veterans and first responders.

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Friday
Jul292016

Colbie Caillat Says New Album "The Mailbu Sessions" Let Her "Breathe Easy" Artistically

PlummyLou/RED DistributioneditDelete captionOn October 7, Colbie Caillat returns with a new album, The Malibu Sessions, under her own PlummyLou label.  The super-catchy first single, "Goldmine," is out now.  The album was a do-it-yourself affair, and Colbie loved being in charge of every aspect of the project.

"I’m so proud of it because I love every person that worked on it with me," Colbie tells ABC Radio. "Even the album artwork I did with my friend Jason Reeves...and my fiancé Justin [Young] and I made the music video for …'Goldmine.' And I created my record label name and the artwork."

"I’ve just been having fun being fully involved," she adds. "I feel like I can breathe easy, knowing it can be done the way I want."

Colbie named her record label after her beloved dogs. 

"Plum was my golden retriever. She unfortunately passed away last fall," Colbie explains. "And Lou is my parents’ dog...and we’ve had her since I was 15…. So I wanted to combine their names, ‘cause they’re our golden girls."

After the album arrives, Colbie launches her first acoustic tour, and she’ll be playing the new album in its entirety, though she's concerned about performing a lot of songs people don’t know yet.

"I am a little nervous,” she tells ABC Radio.  “Whenever you play a new song, people are sitting there listening, and you think that they might be bored -- but they [just] don’t know the song."

"It’s gonna be something to try," she shrugs. "Either way, I’m looking forward to it."

Colbie also is watching the presidential campaign.

"This election is insane and I’m just gonna say it: Donald Trump cannot win," she insists. "It would be horrible for our country. So I hope that everyone gets together and starts putting positivity out there, in whatever form."

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Friday
Jul292016

Official Prince Tribute Concert Slated to Happen in October

Warner Bros. RecordsPrince's surviving family has announced that an official tribute concert in the late musician's honor will happen on October 13. The live event will be held in the singer-songwriter's Minneapolis, Minnesota hometown at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Performers for the event have not yet been announced and tickets will be available to purchase in August. 

Prince's brothers and sisters made a statement after the announcement saying that they "are excited for the opportunity to bring everyone together for the official family celebration of Prince's life, music and legacy" and "are honored by the artists who will pay tribute and grateful to those that have worked so hard to make this celebration possible."   

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Friday
Jul292016

Brian Wilson's 2015 "Soundstage" Special Released as an Audio/Video Package Today

BMGIn December 2014, Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson was joined by a variety of special guests at a concert in Las Vegas that was taped for an episode of the long-running PBS performance series Soundstage that premiered last year. The event, which showcased songs from Wilson's then-upcoming album No Pier Pressure, as well as various Beach Boys classics and gems, gets released today as a CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray package.

Brian Wilson and Friends features Wilson and his backing band performing with several musicians who lent their talents to No Pier Pressure, including Brian's longtime Beach Boys band mate Al Jardine, former Beach Boys sidemen Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar, fun. singer Nate Ruess, noted trumpet player Mark Isham and Sebu Simonian, frontman of the indie-pop act Capital Cities.

Among the many songs performed at the concert, which took place at the Venetian Theatre, were "Sloop John B," "Good Vibrations," "God Only Knows" and "Fun, Fun, Fun." In addition, Jardine lends guest vocals to "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Help Me Rhonda" and other tunes; Ruess sings "Darlin'," and Simonian croons "Don't Worry Baby." The show also includes a taped segment featuring Wilson duetting with actress/singer Zooey Deschanel.

Visit RollingStone.com to check out an exclusive clip of Jardine singing "Wouldn't It Be Nice" at the show.

The Brian Wilson and Friends DVD and Blu-ray contains some bonus material, including extra performances, behind-the-scenes segments and interviews with artists who took part in the show. The companion CD features fewer performances than the concert video does, but includes a couple of songs that don't appear on the DVD and Blu-ray.

Here is the track list for the Brian Wilson and Friends DVD and Blu-ray:

"Our Prayer"
"Heroes and Villains"
"Sloop John B"
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
"Good Vibrations"
"This Beautiful Day"
"Runaway Dancer" -- featuring Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian
"Don't Worry Baby" -- featuring Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian
"Marcella"
"Wild Honey" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Sail On Sailor" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Sail Away" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Half Moon Bay" -- featuring Mark Isham
"Don't Talk" -- featuring Mark Isham
"Saturday Night" -- featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess
"Hold On Dear Brother" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin, Ricky Fataar and fun.'s Nate Ruess
"Darlin'" -- featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess
"On the Island" -- featuring Zooey Deschanel
"God Only Knows"
"The Right Time" -- featuring Al Jardine
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" -- featuring Al Jardine
"Help Me Rhonda" -- featuring Al Jardine
"All Summer Long"
"Fun, Fun, Fun"

Bonus tracks:
"Pacific Coast Highway"
"Summer's Gone"

And here's the CD track list:

"Our Prayer"
"Heroes and Villains"
"Sloop John B"
"Dance, Dance, Dance"
"Good Vibrations"
"This Beautiful Day"
"Marcella"
"Wild Honey" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Sail On Sailor" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Sail Away" -- featuring Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar
"Half Moon Bay" -- featuring Mark Isham
"Don't Talk" -- featuring Mark Isham
"The Right Time" -- featuring Al Jardine
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" -- featuring Al Jardine
"Help Me Rhonda" -- featuring Al Jardine
"Fun, Fun, Fun"
"California Girls"
"California Saga"
"All Summer Long"

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Friday
Jul292016

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Releasing New Solo Album, "We Are the Ones," in October

Credit: Tyler CurtisWith Twisted Sister set to play its last show ever this fall, frontman Dee Snider is looking ahead to the next chapter of his musical career, and has announced plans to release a new solo album titled We Are the Ones in October. The singer collaborated with award-winning producer/songwriter Damon Ranger on the project, which finds Snider exploring a variety of musical styles.

We Are the Ones includes a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole," a soaring anthem called "Superhero," a tune titled "So What" featuring a string section and an acoustic rendition of Twisted Sister's classic "We're Not Gonna Take It."

Speaking about his new musical direction, Snider says, "I'm not anti the past -- I'm just not one of those guys sitting there singing about the glory days. To me, these are the glory days, and the days to come are the glory days. And this new record is the part of my next glory days."

Snider's unplugged "We're Not Gonna Take It" has been chosen as the theme to the Recording Academy's "Fair Play Fair Pay" campaign, which is seeking to overhaul the laws governing the royalties artists are paid for their music being played on the radio. Dee introduced his stripped-down version of the tune this past April in Washington, D.C., when he spoke about the Recording Academy's initiative at the Grammy on the Hill conference.

You can check out a video of the powerful performance at EW.com. Dee's studio version of the tune is available now at iTunes.

Snider is planning to perform his new material during a solo appearance at the 2016 Riot Fest on September 18 in Chicago.

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Friday
Jul292016

Get Ready to Laugh: Plies Posts Video Singing Along to Lukas Graham's "7 Years"

Prince Williams/WireImageHere's a video to add a good laugh to your day -- rapper Plies posted a Facebook video of himself singing to Lukas Graham's hit  single, "7 Years," and it's hilarious. 

Plies sings along to the track's lyrics -- and comments on them -- while driving in his car, shaking his head and pumping his arm in spirited excitement. "Got damn he sung this m***********... I'm telling you now," he declares as the song plays on. "We thought we was bigger, boy!" he says later. 

The Danish band is led by Lukas Graham Forchhammer, who has cited classic soul and hip-hop as among his influences. 

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Friday
Jul292016

Drowning Pool Frontman and "Harry Potter" Fan Jasen Moreno Shares Thoughts on "Cursed Child" Play

Credit: Colt CoanThe story of Harry Potter will continue with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part play that makes its premiere in London this Saturday, July 30. Based on a story co-written by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, the play picks up 19 years after the events of the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Drowning Pool frontman Jasen Moreno is one of the many fans who are excited to see what's next for the Boy Who Lived.

"I'm all for it, I love it," Moreno tells ABC Radio. "[Rowling is] a brilliant woman. I'm a fan, and I love the world that she created. So, I'm all for it."

Moreno is such a big fan of the Harry Potter series that he actually wears a Hogwarts T-shirt in Drowning Pool's press photo. As for what Hogwarts house he would belong to if he were a wizard, Moreno is certain he'd be sorted into Gryffindor, just like Harry.

"I've taken the online quizzes where it will place me in a house," says Moreno. "And I always get Gryffindor."

Moreno also has thoughts on what form his Patronus charm would take. For those who haven't taken a Defense Against the Dark Arts class in a while, the Patronus charm is used to fight Dementors, and can sometimes take the form of an animal which reflects something about the person casting it.

"My Patronus, I would like to say it'd be a ram," Moreno tells ABC Radio. 

Drowning Pool is currently touring Australia in support of their new album, Hellelujah, so Moreno probably won't be able to get to London to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on opening night, but he'll be able to read the play in book form when that's published on July 31.

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Friday
Jul292016

Florence Welch "Killed It" on Banks & Steelz Track "Wild Season," Says Paul Banks

ABC/Fred LeeBanks & Steelz not only features the talents of Interpol frontman Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA, but the duo's debut album also includes a track with vocals from Florence Welch. As Banks tells NME, the Florence + the Machine frontwoman "killed it" on the song, which is called "Wild Season."

"We sent her the song and she reacted really well," Banks says. "It was a great, very smooth kind of process, discussing with her the themes and the lyric [of the song]. And then she killed it once she got in the studio -- she just f****** killed it."

"It's definitely one of the strong songs on the record," RZA adds of "Wild Season." "We're delighted that she joined us for this project."

In other Banks & Steelz happenings, the band has released a new song called "Sword in the Stone," which you can listen to now on the NME website.

Both "Wild Season" and "Sword in the Stone" appear on the debut Banks & Steelz album Anything But Words, which will be released August 26.

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Friday
Jul292016

DNCE Hopes to Add More TCA Surfboards to Joe Jonas' Collection of Fifteen 

Getty Images via ABCThe 2016 Teen Choice Awards are Sunday night, and Joe Jonas has got a little bit of deja vu going on. His new band DNCE is nominated in several categories, including Choice Breakout Artist, but he's already got 15 Teen Choice Awards at home from his time with The Jonas Brothers. That's not to say that he's bored with the TCAs, though: on the contrary, it's always been one of his favorite award shows.

"I really like the Teen Choice Awards. It’s really a fun room as well, and they fill it up with actual teenagers that are there," he tells ABC Radio. "To be able to celebrate all these different artists and have a good time...the energy in those rooms are always, like, electrifying."

As you may be aware, Teen Choice Award winners aren't given actual trophies: they get surfboards instead.  So where on Earth is Joe storing 15 surfboards?  "They’re all over the place," he laughs. "I have a few in storage; I have a few in my house. Our drummer, Jack, he’s a big surfer and he’s like, 'We have to win one just so I can surf the board.' So that’s the goal!"

Now that they've scored two hits -- "Cake by the Ocean" and "Toothbrush" -- and scored an MTV VMA nomination to boot, DNCE is looking ahead to their next big milestone.  Their debut album is finally coming this fall, and Joe says he already has plans for how to celebrate the release.

"They just mentioned the album will be releasing around Halloween," he tells ABC Radio, referring to his record company. "So that’s all I can think about. I’m like, 'All right, well, we gotta throw a huge, huge Halloween party!'” 

Joe and DNCE are heading to Australian and the U.K. to do a few more dates with Selena Gomez, and then they'll be playing a few fairs and festivals over the rest of the summer.  On August 29, they'll be on NBC's Today show.

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Friday
Jul292016

Halsey Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage Last Year 

Getty images via ABCHalsey had a frightening experience when she suffered a miscarriage while on tour last year.

The 21-year-old, whose birth name is Ashley Frangipane, tells Rolling Stone that she got pregnant before her debut studio album Badlands even came out in August of 2015, and feared the worst.

She recalls asking herself, "What happens? Do I lose my record deal? Do I lose everything? Or do I keep [the pregnancy]? What are the fans going to think? What are the moms going to think? What is the Midwest going to think? What's f****** everyone going to think?"

Before she had a chance to decide, though, she describes being in a hotel room screaming, bleeding and naked from the waist down -- just hours before she was supposed to perform. "I'm like, 'I have to cancel this show!'" notes Halsey. "...No one knew what to do."

She ended up putting on an adult diaper, taking two painkillers and performing.

"It's the angriest performance that I've ever done in my life," she says. "That was the moment of my life where I thought to myself, 'I don't feel like a f****** human being anymore.'"

"This thing, this music, Halsey, whatever it is that I'm doing, took precedence and priority over every decision that I made regarding this entire situation from the moment I found out until the moment it went wrong," she continues. "I walked offstage and went into the parking lot and just started throwing up."

Halsey tells the magazine she still beats herself up over the incident, blaming the miscarriage on working too hard. 

"I want to be a mom more than I want to be a pop star," she insists. "More than I want to be anything in the world."

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Thursday
Jul282016

Metallica Reveals Release Date for "Master of Puppets" Visual History Book, "Back to the Front" 

Credit: Ross HalfinMetallica has announced the release date for Metallica: Back to the Front, a "visual history" book that tells the story of the band's seminal 1986 album, Master of Puppets, through rare and previously unpublished photos. 

Along with the photos, Back to the Front will include a foreword written by frontman James Hetfield, and an afterword written by former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton's father, Ray Burton. Cliff, who played on Metallica's first three albums, died in a bus accident just months after Master of Puppets was released.

Metallica: Back to the Front will hit shelves and online retailers September 13. You can pre-order Back to the Front now via Metallica's website.

Metallica is currently working on their 10th studio album, which, unfortunately, does not have a release date yet.

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Thursday
Jul282016

One More for the Mantle: Musicians on Call Honors Lady Antebellum

Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will be honored with Musicians on Call’s Music Heals Award August 9 during a private ceremony in Nashville. Even though it’s an invitation-only event, a pair of lucky fans will be able to go, thanks to an online auction that offers front row seats and a meet-and-greet with the band.

Hillary Scott says she’s happy to do anything she can to help the non-profit that brings music to the bedsides of patients all across the country. “Music is so universal and has so much power. We’ve been able to share our love of music and experience first-hand how it touches people. It’s really special to see music help people get through really tough times."

Though they’ve been on break most of the year so far, the trio is back on the road this summer, and already working on their next project.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Tyrese Criticizes Jay Z, DJ Khaled, Future and Other Hip-Hop Artists for Not Speaking Up on Police Killings

Hachette Book GroupTyrese wants hip-hop artists, including DJ KhaledJay Z and Future, to talk publicly about police killings of black males in America. In a recent deleted Instagram post, captured by Global Grind, the recording artist questions why the stars of the "I Got the Keys" music video have not made any public statements regarding recent events. 

"They scheduled a video.....I hope they've scheduled other meetings about the state of black men and WHAT we need to do to change the s*** that's going on........," he writes. "I'm scared for our future I'm especially scared of the most powerful black men and influential black men of our generation NOT finding time to take what's really going on more serious and align our minds and powers to directly affect change......I pretty much know everyone IN this pic so this ain't no sneak diss I don't need the attention trust me I'm good...... ."  

After the post was deleted, the entertainer stated that he was not dissing the hip-hop artists, but that his call-to-action message was written to wake up all black people, famous or not. TMZ says that Tyrese plans to reach out to Jay Z "to come up with some kind of plan to help save black men from killing each other and winding up in jail." 

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Thursday
Jul282016

Nick Jonas May Star in Reboot of "Jumanji"

Randall SlavinNick Jonas isn't letting his busy music career slow down his busy acting careerDeadline reports that the singer, who also stars in the DirecTV series Kingdom, is in talks to appear in the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams movie Jumanji.

Deadline says Nick will take the part if he can fit it into his schedule.  If he does, his co-stars will include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.  The movie is already scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017.

The original movie was based on the 1981 children's book Jumanji, and centers on a 12-year-old boy named Alan who becomes trapped in a board game.  He's released 26 years later as an adult by two siblings who discover the game when they move into Alan's family's former house.

The first Jumanji movie grossed more than $260 million worldwide but the sequel, Zathura, was a flop.

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Thursday
Jul282016

Questlove Schools Bill O'Reilly After His "Well-Fed" Slaves Comment

Getty Images via ABCQuestlove is firing back at Bill O'Reilly for his recent remarks on slavery, in which the Fox News host commented that slaves who worked in the White House "were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government."

The Roots drummer wrote in part on Instagram, "I dunno if that man's (never say his name) point is to troll at any cost whatsoever but his entire existence is...five steps backwards for any progress made in humanity."

O'Reilly's controversial commentary came in response to Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech on Monday, during which the first lady spoke about the progress America has made, saying, "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."

Quest continued, "But there is nothing more dangerous than a man in a suit pretending to be a journalist giving revisionist history on the ugliness that was slavery. What's so fun and lighthearted about being shackled? Being separated from your loved ones? Being molested and raped HOURLY, being branded with hot iron?...watch where you get your information from and the company you keep people."

After feeling the backlash, O'Reilly responded on Twitter, writing, "Far left loons distort tip about  statement that slaves built White House. She's correct & I provided facts." Later on his show, O'Reilly denounced "far-left media deceivers," explaining that his commentary was "one hundred percent accurate" and "provided context to Mrs. Obama's remarks." 

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