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Wednesday
Jan172018

Report: Trent Reznor files restraining order against neighbor

Scott Dudelson/WireImageTrent Reznor has filed a restraining order against his neighbor, TMZ reports.

According to documents obtained by the gossip site, a judge ordered the neighbor to stay at least 10 yards away from the Nine Inch Nails frontman and his family, as well as any employees working at the house.

In the docs, Reznor reportedly claims the neighbor has been increasingly harassing him and his family over the past six months, and once told a friend leaving the house that "Satan" was after the musician.

A court hearing is reportedly scheduled for next month.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Ex-Black Label Society guitarist pleads guilty to sending sexually explicit messages to minor 

Gary Miller/FilmMagicFormer Black Label Society guitarist Nicholas Catanese has pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Catanese, who was an instructor at the School of Rock in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania, was accused of sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old female student.

The Post-Gazette reports that Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel ordered Catanese to serve five years probation and register as a Megan's Law offender for 25 years. He's also to avoid contact with minors, and is forbidden from using computers with internet access.

Catanese, 46, played in Black Label Society from 1999 to 2013. He was nicknamed "Evil Twin" because his guitar skills matched those of frontman Zakk Wylde.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Kendrick Lamar added to 60th Annual Grammy Awards lineup

Image Group LA/ABCSeven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar has been added to the performance lineup for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. 

The "HUMBLE." rapper is among the leading nominees for this year's Grammys, having earned seven nods, including one for Album of the Year and another for Record of the Year.    

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith, rock band U2 and music legend Elton John -- who'll be joined by Miley Cyrus -- have also been announced as additional acts set to take the stage. 

Previously announced Grammy performers include Cardi BChildish GambinoKhalidBruno MarsSZA and Logic. The Grammys air on CBS January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from New York's Madison Square Garden. 

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Music to eat Eggos by? Superfan Ingrid Michaelson making a "Stranger Things"-inspired album 

Shervin LainezIf you thought you were the biggest Stranger Things fan ever, think again: Ingrid Michaelson's got you beat.

The singer is so obsessed with the Netflix sci-fi drama that she’s recording a collection of tunes inspired by the show, called Stranger Songs.

“Finding your connection to another’s art isn’t something I’ve ever built a record on but I feel so inspired by the world Stranger Things has created,” Ingrid says in a statement.

“This show brings me back to a place of safety and comfort when everything seemed simple," she adds. "Especially after losing my parents, the idea of living in that space, even for an hour at a time, is not only intoxicating, it’s necessary.”

She adds, “I started writing poems inspired by the show and I realized how connected I was to it and my childhood and to that innocence lost.”

The new album will reportedly be released to coincide with Stranger Things’ season three premiere, which has yet to be announced. Season two of the hit Netflix show debuted in late October.

Ironically, Ingrid has a development deal with a Netflix competitor, Hulu, to write and star in a comedy series called The Way I Am, which is loosely based on her own life.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse to headline Kentucky's Forecastle festival

Credit: Guy ArochArcade Fire and Modest Mouse will headline the 2018 Forecastle festival, scheduled to take place July 13-15 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The bill also includes Jimmy Eat World, Vance Joy, AJR, Houndmouth, Kurt Vile, PVRIS, Courtney Barnett, Colony House and The War on Drugs.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit ForecastleFest.com.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

"Woman, Amen": Dierks Bentley's lead single from "The Mountain" is a shout-out to his wife

ABC/Image Group LA Dierks Bentley released the lead single from his forthcoming album, The Mountain, on Wednesday.  Just like his #1 hit, “Black,” the song, “Woman, Amen” is a tribute to his wife Cassidy.

“My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” Dierks says. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me.”

“This song addresses that in the most direct possible way,” he explains. “The personal gratitude expressed in the lyrics, mixed with a track that leans heavily on some bigger sounds, is the perfect way to introduce the album.”

Dierks will perform “Woman, Amen” for the first time on TV Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check your local listings to find out when the syndicated program airs in your area.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

The Chainsmokers return with new song "Sick Boy"

James ZwaldoThe Chainsmokers are back with a brand-new song, but it's angrier and darker than past hits like "Closer" and "Something Just Like This."

The track called "Sick Boy," sung by the duo's Drew Taggart, is a social commentary with lyrics that seem to describe the personas that we construct for ourselves via social media and movies. "Welcome to the narcissism/We're united under our indifference," goes one lyric. There's also a repeated refrain of, "This is us/This is us."

Drew also sings, "Make no mistake, I live in a prison/That I build myself, it is my religion" and "Feed yourself with my life's work/How many likes is my life worth?"

The song's video features Drew and his musical partner Alex Pall, plus a drummer, performing on a bare stage.  At times, Drew appears to morph into some kind of monster, while Alex's piano bursts into flames.

According to their label, the track is "a song about self-identity in today’s world and standing tall in the face of what you can and can’t control."  No word on whether or not this is a one-off single, or the first release from a new EP or album. 

The Chainsmokers are nominated at the upcoming Grammy Awards for "Something Just Like This," in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.   They already have a Grammy for Best Dance Recording -- they won it last year for "Don't Let Me Down."

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Watch Muse members rock "Helter Skelter" with Paul McCartney 

Credit: Danny ClinchMuse frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dominic Howard played a gig with their Beatles cover band Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band Tuesday, and they were joined by Sir Paul McCartney himself.

The show included a spirited performance of the Beatles classic "Helter Skelter," which Bellamy posted on his Instagram. "Just did Macca with Macca," he wrote in the caption, adding the hashtag #WalkingLegend.

Dr. Peppers' Jaded Hearts Club Band has previously performed with Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets.

Over the summer, Muse performed with another rock icon: Brian Johnson of AC/DC.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Three original Smashing Pumpkins members reunite in the studio; fuel reunion rumors 

Credit: Scarlet PageAdd some more fuel to those Smashing Pumpkins reunion rumors. Frontman Billy Corgan has shared an Instagram photo of himself alongside original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.

"Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day," Corgan wrote in the caption, referring to Iha. Chamberlin rejoined the Pumpkins as the touring drummer in 2015.

"So many memories when you put the three of us together," Corgan adds.

In 2016, Corgan and Iha reunited on stage for the first time in 16 years. Corgan later said that he was back in contact with original bassist D'arcy Wretzky.

As far as a full-fledged reunion goes, Corgan has remained cryptic. Speaking to Rolling Stone last fall, he said that the idea of a reunion tour as been "knocked about," before adding that "until it's inked, I'm in the dark as much as anybody."

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock The uncle of newcomer Jordan DavisStan Paul Davis, wrote two major hits for Tracy Lawrencein the nineties. Can you guess which ones they were? ANSWER:  "Today's Lonely Fool" and "Better Man, Better Off."

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Wednesday
Jan172018

"I plan on having a hell of a good time!": Why Chris Young is "Losing Sleep"

ABC/Image Group LA Chris Young’s 2018 World Tour may be named Losing Sleep, but the Tennessee native isn’t staying up at night worrying about his opening acts.

“You know, obviously we were out with Kane Brown on the Jason Aldean tour,” Chris explains, “so I got to know all of his camp, all of his guys. I've gotten to know the LANCO guys because they've opened for me over the past several years, just on random shows. Everybody likes everybody, all of their music is insane, their shows are great.”

As the name at the top of the bill, Chris wants to make sure a good time is had by all.

“For me, I want it to be top-to-bottom a great experience,” he says. “I want everybody that's opening on this tour to have as much fun as I do. And I plan on having a hell of a good time!”

So far, everything seems to be working out just as Chris had hoped. His opening-weekend shows in Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis were all sell-outs, just as the tour’s namesake single, “Losing Sleep,” climbed into country’s top five.

This week, Chris, Kane and LANCO play Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Chicago.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

"NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 65" coming February 2

Legacy Recordings/PRNewswireGet ready to add another volume of NOW That’s What I Call Music! to your collection.

The compilation series will be releasing its 65th volume next month, featuring 16 major hits from artists including Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, Niall Horan and Pink.

Hit collaborations like “Mi Gente” by J Balvin and Willy William featuring Beyonce, “No Limit” by G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B, and “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello will also be featured.

The collection, which will also feature six bonus tracks from up-and-coming artists, will be released February 2.

Here is the track list:

Taylor Swift -- "Ready For It?"
Demi Lovato -- "Sorry Not Sorry"
Camila Cabello -- "Havana"
J Balvin & Willy William featuring Beyoncé -- "Mi Gente"
Sofi Tukker featuring Nervo, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno -- "Best Friend"
G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B -- "No Limit"
NF -- "Let You Down"
Post Malone -- "I Fall Apart"
Khalid -- "Young, Dumb & Broke"
Calvin Harris featuring Kehlani & Lil Yachty -- "Faking It"
Selena Gomez X Marshmello -- "Wolves"
Niall Horan -- "Too Much To Ask"
P!nk -- "Beautiful Trauma"
Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso featuring Florida Georgia Line, and watt -- "Let Me Go"
MAX featuring gnash -- "Lights Down Low"
Marshmello featuring Khalid -- "Silence"

NOW Presents What's Next
Sidibe -- "Unreachable"
Jacob Sartorius -- "Skateboard"
Olivia Noelle -- "Made Of Gold"
Eves Karydas -- "There For You"
Phantoms featuring Verite -- "Just A Feeling"
Indian Trap featuring Kresenzia -- "Look Like Monayyy"

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Wednesday
Jan172018

"A Lot of Things Different": Kenny Chesney leaves longtime label to sign with Warner Bros.

Allister AnnKenny Chesney is leaving his longtime record label, Sony Music Nashville, to sign with Warner Brothers.

“It’s a big deal to change labels," the superstar from East Tennessee says. “To me, music is only complete when it gets to the fans and becomes part of their lives. The people at Warner understand my commitment to that idea, and they’re just as committed to those ideals as I am.”

Kenny’s been with Sony since the mid-nineties, scoring his first top-ten hit on the label in 1995 with “Fall in Love.” His most recent studio album for Sony, Cosmic Hallelujah, is up for the Best Country Album Grammy later this month.

Kenny’s new music will be released under the Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records imprint. So far, there’s no word on when a new album for Warner will come.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

U2 added as Grammy performer; Elton John collaborating with Miley Cyrus

ABC/Randy HolmesU2 has joined the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, which takes place January 28 in New York City.

Bono and company's slot is being billed as a "special performance." It's not unthinkable that the Irish legends might perform a tribute to the late Cranberries singer and fellow Ireland native Dolores O'Riordan, who died unexpectedly this week at age 46.

Also added to the bill are Elton John and Miley Cyrus, who will team up to perform one of Elton's classic hits. Two days after the Grammys, John will be saluted at an all-star Grammy tribute concert, during which he and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin will receive the Recording Academy President's Merit Award. The show will air later this year as a CBS special.

Other Grammy performers include U2-collaborator Kendrick Lamar, as well as Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, Bruno Mars, Pink, Lady Gaga, Kesha and more. The Grammys, hosted by James Corden, air January 28 on CBS at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Selena Gomez made donation to Time’s Up that “far exceeded” Woody Allen film salary, source says

ABC/Image Group LATimothee Chalamet [sha-lah-MAY] and Rebecca Hall, Selena Gomez’s co-stars in the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York, announced this week that they would be donating their salaries from the film to Time’s Up and other charities.  Now, it seems that Selena has done the same.

A source close to the actress tells People that Selena has, in fact, already “made a significant donation anonymously” to Time’s Up that “far exceeded her salary for the film.”

Selena has yet to make a public statement against Allen, who has been accused of molesting his daughter Dylan Farrow, a claim which he denies.

Selena was asked by Billboard last November if she considered the director’s past before signing on to the movie.

“To be honest, I’m not sure how to answer -- not because I’m trying to back away from it,” she said. “[The Harvey Weinstein allegations] actually happened right after I had started [on the movie]. They popped up in the midst of it. And that’s something, yes, I had to face and discuss. I stepped back and thought, ‘Wow, the universe works in interesting ways.’”

As previously reported, Selena's mom Mandy Teefey told a fan on Instagram that she'd tried to warn the singer about appearing in Allen's film.

Teefey wrote, "No one can make Selena do anything she doesn’t want to. I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn’t click...No one controls her. She makes all her own decisions. No matter how hard you try to advise. It falls on deaf ears.”

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Three decades and $750 million later, Randy Owen keeps the promise he made to St. Jude's Danny Thomas

ABC RadioNearly three decades ago, Alabama’s Randy Owen took up the cause of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, leading the charge for country music to raise money to help end childhood cancer.

As of this weekend’s 29th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Seminar in Memphis, country’s efforts have brought in more than three-quarters of a billion dollars.

Drake White -- who hails from the same part of Alabama as Randy Owen -- talked to the Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer about his motivation.

“I asked him, 'What planted that seed? Was there a sickness in your family? Was there a young person that had cancer or whatever?'” Drake explained. “And he said, his faith. And he starts talking about growing up, and his roots of growing up in a small town, which is my home as well.”

“So, it's very inspirational,” Drake continues, “that somebody that had a seed planted inside of them followed through at this magnitude. $750 million have been raised, just because the odds were stacked against them and they just kept on keepin' on.”

Jerrod Niemann is another artist who’s proud to continue the work that Randy started.

“What I learned…  is in country music we're all so lucky to hold a torch… but it encompasses so much more than just music. And to see the footprints that all of our heroes have left behind, you know it's our duty to keep that going.”

Last month, the hottest stars in country music helped launch the new “This Shirt Saves Lives” campaign. You can find out more at StJude.org.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

He really got her!: Founding Kinks drummer Mick Avory gets married

Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesCongratulations to original Kinks drummer Mick Avory, who married his girlfriend Marliesa Mladek on Wednesday, according to a post on the official Kinks Facebook Group.

The site's administrator, Christian Davies, whose dad is Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, revealed the happy news and also posted two photos of the couple, apparently taken at the reception near London.

"Congratulations to Mick Avory and Marliesa on their wedding today!" Christian wrote.

No other details of the nuptials are known.

The 73-year-old Avory played with The Kinks from the band's formation in 1964 until 1984, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the group in 1990.

In recent years, Avory has performed with The Kast Off Kinks, a band featuring several former Kinks members that plays regular club shows around the U.K. The group's next gig is scheduled for January 26 at the Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Sam Smith, U2 added as Grammy performers; Miley Cyrus to perform with Elton John 

The Recording AcademySam Smith and U2 have joined the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, airing January 28 live from New York City.

U2's slot is being billed as a "special performance."  It's not unthinkable that the Irish legends might perform a tribute to the late Cranberries singer and fellow Ireland native Dolores O'Riordan, who died unexpectedly this week at age 46.  U2 isn't a nominee this year, nor is Sam.

Also added to the bill are rapper Kendrick Lamar, one of this year's leading nominees, as well as the odd couple of Elton John and Miley Cyrus.  Elton and Miley will team for one of Elton's classic hits, in honor of the fact that two days after the Grammys, Elton will be saluted at an all-star Grammy tribute concert.  During that concert, which will air later this year as a CBS special, Elton and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin will receive the Recording Academy President's Merit Award.

As previously reported, other Grammy performers include Alessia Cara, Bruno Mars, Pink, Lady Gaga, Kesha and many more.  The Grammys, hosted by James Corden, air on CBS January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET, live from New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Justin Timberlake describes "Man of the Woods" as mixing "heritage" with "something modern" 

Ryan McGinleyMan of the Woods is what happened when Justin Timberlake’s Tennessee roots collided with his love of modern grooves. In a new mini-documentary on YouTube, the singer takes fans inside the making of his new album and explains its eclectic influences.

The black-and-white clip opens with Justin laying down a distinctly country melody over a hip-hop-inspired beat.

"I think the album has a wide range of sonics to it, but I guess I would describe it as modern Americana with 808s," Justin says. In case you're not up on the music lingo, the 808 is a drum machine often used in hip-hop.

The documentary shows Justin creating tunes on both guitar and piano, while working with producers Timbaland and Pharrell Williams.

“You talk about those, like, Southern guitars and that sound that feels like heritage, that is me exercising my love for where I came from,” the Memphis native says. “But then you mix it with something modern, that's just like, where we are today.”

He says the songs, which we hear snippets of in the doc, are “meant to be heard outside even more than inside.”

Justin previously said his Man of the Woods tour would “bring the outdoors in.” Now, he’s giving fans more chances to find out what exactly that means.

He added 10 new shows to the tour, which kicks off March 13 in Toronto. The new dates include second shows in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Las Vegas, San Jose and Los Angeles. He’s also added shows in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Tickets for the second shows in previously announced cities go on sale January 22, while the Pennsylvania dates go on sale January 29.

Man of the Woods comes out February 2.

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Wednesday
Jan172018

Fall Out Boy wants to collaborate with Gaten Matarazzo, too 

ABC/Randy HolmesAdd Fall Out Boy to the list of bands who want to collaborate with Stranger Things actor Gaten Matarazzo. After Paramore's Hayley Williams extended an invite to Matarazzo to perform with them, Fall Out Boy wants in, too.

"Yeah, that'd be so neat," lead singer Patrick Stump tells PopBuzz.

As for why Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on the hit Netflix sci-fi show, is courting the attention of your favorite pop-punk bands, he covered Paramore's "Misery Business" and Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down" with his own band, Work in Progress.

Replying to Fall Out Boy's invitation, Matarazzo tweeted, "@WIPBandOfficial is game if @falloutboy is!!! Thanks for the love!"

Fall Out Boy's new album Mania will be released this Friday, January 19.

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