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Jul182019

Ingrid Michaelson releases comic book-inspired lyric videos for all 11 "Stranger Songs" tracks

Cabin 24Ingrid Michaelson has added another element to her Stranger Songs album, which was inspired by the Netflix series Stranger Things.

The singer teamed up with illustrators from Marvel and DC Comics to create comic book-inspired lyric videos for all 11 tracks on the album, including the lead single “Missing You.”

“Missing You” was inspired by the season one love triangle between Nancy Wheeler, Jonathan Byers and Steve Harrington, but in the new clip, artist Kevin Wada makes the theme more universal, with a main character whose gender is left ambiguous.

Ingrid explains to Pride.com that she wanted the video "to be open to interpretation in terms of sexuality.”

She adds, "I wanted to open the song up to everyone’s experience. Kevin Wada is such an amazing artist and truly brought the song into its own world."

All of the lyric videos can be found on Ingrid’s YouTube page.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Iggy Pop announces new album, "Free"; listen to title track now 

Loma Vista Iggy Pop has announced a new album called Free. The 18th solo effort from the Godfather of Punk is due out September 6.

The mostly instrumental Free title track is available now via digital outlets.

Free was recorded with jazz artist Leron Thomas and guitar instrumentalist Noveller. It follows Pop's 2016 album Post Pop Depression, which he recorded in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

"By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long," Pop says.

"But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free." 

He continues, "So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen."

Here's the Free track list:

"Free"
"Loves Missing"
"Sonali"
"James Bond"
"Dirty Sanchez"
"Glow in the Dark"
"Page"
"We Are the People"
"Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"
"The Dawn"

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Thursday
Jul182019

They go "Way Back," but "Every Little Thing" couldn't be more different for Carly Pearce and Russell Dickerson

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If the title of Russell Dickerson's top-twenty hit "Every Little Thing" seems familiar to you, there's a good reason: its name is exactly the same as the breakthrough, chart-topping single by his friend and former tour mate, Carly Pearce.

"You know what? I had it first," Carly laughs.

In reality, Carly points out that the two songs with the same title couldn't be more different.

"I feel like that's the interesting part of what we do for a living... writing songs," she tells ABC Radio. "He wrote that song and it's an uptempo...bop about being in love and being so obsessed with every little thing about his wife, Kailey."

Carly's, on the other hand, is about "Every Little Thing" in her former relationship breaking her heart.

"Mine was the complete opposite, but still the same title," she continues. "So it's been interesting to see...different perspectives happen in the writers' room." 

Earlier this year, Carly and Russell went out together on The Way Back Tour, which took its name from the fact that the two singer/songwriters go "way back."

"Every Little Thing" is the third single from Russell's Yours, album, following its chart-topping title track and "Blue Tacoma." 

Carly's current hit, "Closer to You," is the lead release from her forthcoming sophomore album.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Forty years ago this week, Country Music Hall of Famer Dottie West recorded the song that would go on to become her first solo number one. Can you name the tune that would also be a hit for Jo Dee Messina in 1999? ANSWER: "A Lesson in Leavin'."

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Thursday
Jul182019

The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward adds fall US tour leg to 2019 itinerary

Credit: Mark OwenJustin Hayward kicks off a 16-date U.S. summer tour August 6 in Burnsville, Minnesota, and now the Moody Blues singer/guitarist has added a second stateside leg in the fall.

While the August outing will visit venues in the Midwest and Western U.S., the fall tour will mainly stick to cities on the East Coast, starting with an October 6 concert in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and running through a November 10 show in Melbourne, Florida.

Tickets for most of the dates are on sale now. Visit JustinHayward.com for more details.

Between his two U.S. tour legs, Justin will play eight shows in his U.K. homeland in September.

Here are all of Hayward's forthcoming U.S. tour dates:

8/6 -- Burnsville, MN, Ames Center
8/7 -- Eau Claire, WI, Jamf Theatre at Pablo Center
8/8 -- Wausau, WI, Grand Theater
8/9 -- Chicago, IL, Athenaeum Theater
8/11 -- St. Louis, MO, River City Casino and Hotel
8/14 -- Arvada, CO, Arvada Center
8/15 -- Aspen, CO, Belly Up
8/17 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
8/18 -- Tucson, AZ, Fox Tucson Theatre
8/20 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern
8/21 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House
8/23 -- Big Bear Lake, CA, The Cave Big Bear
8/24 -- Ventura, CA, Majestic Ventura Theatre
8/25 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theater
8/27 -- Folsom, CA, Harris Center for the Arts
8/28 -- Monterey, CA, Golden State Theatre
10/6 -- Harrisburg, PA, Whitaker Center for the Arts
10/7 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head
10/9 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center
10/10 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
10/12 -- New London, CT, Garde Arts Center
10/15 -- Albany, NY, The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
10/18 -- New York, NY, Concert Hall
10/21 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre
10/22 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre
10/24 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere Music Hall
10/26 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theatre
10/27 -- Charlotte, NC, McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
10/29 -- Knoxville, TN, Bijou Theatre
10/30 -- Nashville, TN, City Winery – Nashville
11/3 -- Atlanta, GA, Center Stage Theater
11/5 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
11/7 -- Delray Beach, FL, Crest Theatre at Old School Square
11/8 -- Key West, FL, Key West Theater
11/10 -- Melbourne, FL, King Center for the Arts

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Thursday
Jul182019

Billy Joel on a possible biopic: "I hope they don't get a short, fat, ugly guy to play me"

Miller Mobley for BillboardWhile music biopics are all the rage in Hollywood these days, one legendary musician who isn't interested seeing his life story depicted onscreen is Billy Joel -- in part, because he's concerned about who'd play him.

In a new cover story for Billboard, Billy says, "There are things in my life that could make a good movie. 'He married this supermodel, then they had a kid, then they got divorced, then he crashed a car, then he went to rehab.' [But] that was like five minutes in my life. It wasn’t all sensational."

He adds, "I just hope they don’t get a short, fat, ugly guy to play me."

Billy's attitude towards a biopic is the same as his attitude towards the memoir he wrote in 2011. When the publisher told him to include more "scandalous stuff," Billy abandoned the project and paid back his advance money.

While another memoir or a biopic are unlikely, a new Billy Joel album is even more unlikely. He hasn't released a pop album since 1993, and he's just fine with that.

"I know some artists struggle with the idea of being relevant: 'I have to come up with new stuff and have hit
singles,'" he says. "I stopped buying that a long time ago."

Noting that he's made 12 albums, just like The Beatles, he adds, "I wrote some good stuff. I wrote some crap, too. But some of the good stuff is pretty damn good."

Meanwhile, Billy's live concert business is booming: He sells out New York's Madison Square Garden every month and regularly fills stadiums.

"It's a miracle," says Billy, adding, "Onstage [I’m thinking], 'Are you f**king kidding me? When are they going to find me out? Women are screaming at me?' I know what I look like in the mirror."

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Thursday
Jul182019

Danielle Brooks says she was "excited," but "kind of in disbelief" when she found out she was going to be mom 

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As her critically-acclaimed Netflix drama Orange Is the New Black comes to end later this month, Danielle Brooks is celebrating a new beginning in her life. The young actress will welcome her first child this fall.

Brooks tells ABC Radio that when she first learned of the news, she was happy, but also unsure.

"I was really excited. I was like, wait, 'I guess I do want to be a mom? Mom, I'm gonna be a mommy! Oh my God! I get to be a mother,'" she recalls. "And so, I was really excited -- kind of in disbelief."

Brooks continues, "[But,] there's always this thing with workaholics where you're like, wait, can I still work? How we gon' make this work? But, we will. And, I think everything happens for a reason. I'm about to be 30. I feel ready to be a mom."

Although Brooks didn't divulge too much information on her pregnancy, other than that she's five months along, the actress did share that her family is exhilarated by the though of the new addition.

"They were really excited," Brooks says. "My mom held her breath for about five minutes straight. Like, literally with her hand over her mouth. And my dad was excited and my brother almost cried. He's like, 'We never heard of additions to the family, man. I feel like I'm having my own kid.' So, everybody's really excited for this new baby to come."

Orange Is the New Black, also starring Uzo Aduba, Dascha Polanco and Taylor Schilling, returns for its final season July 26 on Netflix.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Jimmy Kimmel attempts to translate Offset and Cardi B lyrics

Nicholas Hunt/Getty ImagesThe next time you're curious as to the meaning of your favorite hip-hop lyric, don't Google it. Just ask Jimmy Kimmel.  Or maybe not.

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host welcomed rap royalty couple Offset and wife Cardi B to his show Wednesday night. Before the couple performed their song "Clout," they took part in "New Lyrics for Old People."

The premise: Offset and Cardi would sing a lyric, after which Kimmel would attempt to translate it for the hip-hop impaired. 

"Straight out the street to a penthouse,  Miami beach -- yayo," Offset rapped. 

"I came from humble beginnings," Kimmel replied in his "old people" translation. "Now, I own a condominium in Florida. Yayo."

After a few more lines, Cardi joined in.  "Whole lotta people need to hear this," she said. "Its a lot of names on my hit list."

"Okay, that means, 'Everyone listen closely, because I'm upset with a lot of you'," Kimmel translated.

Kimmel concluded that "Clout" is a message from Offset and Cardi to others: don't use our names to build your fame. The emcees agreed, and even went along with Kimmel's suggestion that he drop a cameo on their next song.

Kimmel last played "New Lyrics for Old People" back in May with YG.

"Clout" appears on Offset's debut solo album Father of 4, which was released last February.

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Thursday
Jul182019

"It's a Wonderful Life": Paul McCartney's writing his first musical

Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesHe's written a movie, a classical music oratorio and, of course, dozens of the world's most beloved pop songs.  Now, Paul McCartney's writing his first musical.

Unlike his other projects, however, the subject isn't original to Sir Paul.  He'll adapt the 1946 film classic It's a Wonderful Life, writing the music and lyrics, while Tony-winning playwright Lee Hall will co-write the lyrics and also write the book -- that's musical theatre speak for the show's non-musical dialogue.  Hall's best-known for writing the 2000 film Billy Elliot and later adapting it into an award-winning stage musical.  Most recently, he wrote the Elton John biopic Rocketman.

According to the announcement on McCartney's official website, producer Bill Kenwright approached Paul three years ago about the project.

"Writing a musical is not something that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and had a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun," said McCartney.  "It’s a Wonderful Life is a universal story we can all relate to.”

If you've never seen the film, It's a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, played by the late Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart, who's about to take his own life after a run of bad luck.  But then an angel intervenes and shows George how much worse the lives he's touched would be, had George never been born.

Paul McCartney last weekend completed the U.S. leg of his Freshen Up world tour in front of a sell-out audience at Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium, with fellow Beatles member Ringo Starr as a surprise special guest. 

It’s a Wonderful Life is scheduled for a late 2020 debut, though whether that'll be on Broadway or on London's West End isn't yet known.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Nicki Minaj says she's "ready" to take on the role of Catwoman

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Nicki Minaj wants her next big role on the silver screen to be the cat's meow. 

Wednesday, Nicki subtly revealed on Instagram that she's ready to channel her inner feline as Catwoman for the forthcoming The Batman film, after New York DJ Superstar Jay suggested that the "Megatron" rapper try her hand at it. 

"Next thing big movies got to see you play the next catwoman dope congrats," Jay wrote in the comments section of a video post pushing the rapper's role in Angry Birds 2.

Minaj appeared to be on board, replying, "I'm ready. Ha!"

2021's The Batman has already tapped Robert Pattinson to star as the famous superhero, but the role of his part-time lover and frenemy is still up for grabs.  Then again, the plot of The Batman hasn't been publicly revealed, so it's not known if Catwoman will appear in it at all.

Previously, Catwoman has been portrayed om film by Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and, most recently, by Anne Hathaway in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Maxwell to perform his first-ever orchestra-backed show this fall

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Maxwell will be breathing new life into his live musical performances, with a string of symphonic shows this fall.

Fittingly titled A Night at the Symphony, the pioneering artist is set to be joined by the world class National Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, respectively, for a three-night residency at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. September 18, 19 and 20.  He'll also play a one-night show at the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta on September 27.

Maxwell will perform re-imagined orchestral versions of songs from his hit-filled career, ranging from “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” and “Sumthin’ Sumthin',” to “Pretty Wings” and the recent “Lake by the Ocean.” 

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that what started when I was 16 years old would take me to such a prestigious experience, to be on stage with two of the best orchestras around," Maxwell said of the upcoming performances. "It’s my greatest joy to announce that I will be playing songs from my catalogue which I’m re-arranging for your symphonic pleasure."

Maxwell will also take the stage with his creative partner Hod David and other members of his longtime band.

You can purchase tickets for the Kennedy Center performances on the concert hall's dedicated website, and via the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's ticket portal for the Cadence Bank Amphitheater date.

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Thursday
Jul182019

This'll "Blow" your mind: Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars are now rock stars 

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Between them, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran have dominated the pop album and singles charts this millennium, but now the two Grammy-winners are venturing into new territory: the rock charts.

Thanks to their hard-rocking new collaboration "Blow" -- which they recorded with country star Chris Stapleton for Ed's new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project -- both Bruno and Ed have landed on three of Billboard's rock charts.

"Blow" debuts at #3 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.  It's the first time that Bruno and Chris have appeared on this chart, while Ed hasn't been there since 2013, with his song "Lego House." 

Meanwhile, "Blow" is number one on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart.  Ed was on it in 2013, again with "Lego House," but it's the first time for Bruno and Chris -- and the first time any of them have reached #1 on it.

"Blow" is also #40 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart.  It's the first time Ed and Bruno have been on that one, but Chris appeared in March of 2018.

In the in-depth interview Ed did with media personality Charlamagne Tha God to promote the album, he says he loves "Blow" because nobody expected him, Bruno and Chris to make a heavy rock song.  He even says this song may be the thing that will make him do what he's never done before: tour with a band.

"Throughout my whole career, I've never had an excuse to get a band, and now maybe that's an excuse to tour with a band," Ed says. "'Cause I think playing that live would be different level." 

"People like my loop pedal, and no one's seen me with a band," he points out. "And I think it's time to have a show that incorporates both of them, personally."

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Thursday
Jul182019

What's that "You Say?" Lauren Daigle's album sets all-time "Billboard" chart record

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Lauren Daigle's album Look Up Child, featuring her smash "You Say," won her two Grammy Awards earlier this year, and now it's set the all-time record for weeks at #1 on Billboard's Christian albums chart, with 39.

Lauren says Look Up Child was born out of a very low point in her life, when she realized that she just wasn't having fun anymore.

"When I was in, I guess, my third or fourth year of touring, I remember just feeling so overwhelmed by everything, that even this simple pure joyful things were just overwhelming," she tells ABC Radio. "I couldn't get a grip.  And I went to a friend and he said, 'Oh, you've lost touch with your childhood self.'"

Lauren says making the album was her way of recapturing the innocence and joy of childhood.  She recalled her friend telling her, "You need to look at all of these really heavy things through the eyes of an 8-year-old. How would they take it on?"

"It just completely shifted my mindset," Lauren recalls. "You give a lollipop to a little kid and it's as if they're going to Disney World. It's the biggest thing, right? And so I think just kind of getting back in touch with that nature was really, really important."

Look Up Child first came out in September of 2018, debuting at #1 on the Christian Albums chart and #3 on the all-genre Billboard 200.  "You Say," meanwhile, has been #1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart for 51 weeks, which isn't a record, yet.  To break that record, the song would have to remain at #1 for 11 more weeks.

"You Say" has also reached the top 10 on several other Billboard charts, including Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Miranda Lambert believes "It All Comes Out in the Wash," especially if your hunky husband helps

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Miranda Lambert isn't too proud to use her new husband to promote her new single.

In a new video posted on her socials, Miranda sneaks up on a shirtless Brendan McLoughlin as he's loading clothes into a stackable washer/dryer.

"C'mon, really?" the New York City policeman asks as he realizes he's being caught on camera showing off his abs.

Miranda's new single is appropriately titled "It All Comes Out in the Wash."

"I wrote 'All Comes Out in the Wash' with The Love Junkies, some of my favorite people to write with: Mrs. Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, and Hilary Lindsay," Miranda explains. 

"I had the title for awhile written down on my phone, and we like to talk about girly things, and things going on in life when we write together," she continues. "So I feel like this song is just kind of a mix of scenarios that all of us have either been a part of or seen or, you know, something that's happened in all of our lives."

In addition to the literal laundry reference, Miranda admits the new song does have a deeper meaning.

"Realizing that when you have something in your life that's a little hurtful or a moment that you wish would pass, it does all pass," she says encouragingly. "And it all comes out in the wash."

"And, you know, that's something that all of our moms would say to us when we were little, 'Let's not worry about a stain,'" she adds. "So I'm really proud of it. It's a really fun song."

You can hear "It All Comes Out in the Wash" in its entirety starting at 6 a.m. ET today. Miranda's also been hinting she may have some more surprises on Thursday as well.

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Thursday
Jul182019

The Kinks' Dave Davies says reunion project is still in the works, although it's "not a done deal"

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Earlier this year, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies revealed to ABC Radio that he'd spent about a month working with his brother and longtime band mate Ray on material for a Kinks project that may include both archival and new songs. Now Dave has shared an update on the project's status, saying it's moving forward but it's "not a done deal."

"This has really been going on for a couple of years," the 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer tells Rolling Stone. "We keep going backwards and listening to a lot of old stuff. Some of that is very good, and some of it needs a bit of work."

Dave says the process has involved completing unfinished archival tracks and sometimes re-recording parts. He reports that some tracks feature original Kinks drummer Mick Avory, while others feature Bob Henrit, who replaced Avory in 1984 and remained with the band until its 1996 split.

"The songs are really just in demo form now," Dave reveals. "But good demos. Ray is still dissecting various other material we might use. The intention is to get the work out, but it's not a done deal."

Dave also says he isn't sure who might handle bass duties if or when the tracks are formally recorded.

Meanwhile, Dave reports that an expanded 50th anniversary reissue of The Kinks' 1969 concept album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) is "virtually done," and will be released in October.

As for whether he thinks a Kinks reunion tour is possible, Dave said with a laugh, "I really don’t know. I think it's possible. It's not out of the question. But at this stage, it's far too early to say. It would be fun though, wouldn't it?"

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Thursday
Jul182019

Nashville notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock"More Hearts Than Mine" newcomer Ingrid Andress will launch her European tour September 16 in Cologne, Germany. You can also watch for her Thursday starting at 7 a.m. on NBC's Today show.

Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Musicians Hall of Fame during a ceremony October 22 at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Cole Swindell will release "All Nighter" on Friday. It's the latest track from his Down Home Sessions V EP.

You can check out Old Dominion's new lyric video for their track "Some People Do" on YouTube now.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Twenty One Pilots earn RIAA certifications for every "Vessel" song 

ABC/Image Group LAIn 2018, Twenty One PilotsBlurryface became the first album ever to have every song RIAA-certified. Now, the duo has achieved that feat again with 2013's Vessel.

According to the band's label, every song on Vessel has now earned gold, platinum or multi-platinum certification. The closing track, "Truce," was the last tune to reach that milestone, having just been certified gold.

As for the other tracks, "Car Radio" is double-platinum; "Holding on to You," "House of Gold" and "Migraine" are platinum; and "Ode to Sleep," "Guns for Hands," "Fake You Out," "Semi-Automatic," "Trees," "Screen" and "The Run and Go" are gold.

Twenty One Pilots are now the first act to notch two completely RIAA-certified albums.

The most recent Twenty One Pilots album is 2018's Trench. You can catch them live at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands in August, and they'll launch a U.S. headlining tour October 9 in Tampa, Florida.

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Thursday
Jul182019

Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack shares his Warped Tour memories: "I met my wife on Warped Tour"

Credit: Josh ShultzAfter last month's bash in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Warped Tour will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend in Mountain View, California. Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack will play the festival with his solo project Andy Black, and feels "honored" to be paying tribute an institution that's meant so much to his life.

Speaking to ABC Radio, Biersack remembers going to Warped Tour growing up and seeing bands like AFI, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid, and just wanting to be "part of that world."

"One of my genuine career goals in my whole life was just to be on the other side of the fence at Warped Tour," Biersack tells ABC Radio. "I went every single year, and I would see the guys by their buses and the artists riding their bikes...on that other side of the fence."

Biersack got to cross that fence and more, playing Warped several times, either with Black Veil or Andy Black. The Warped Tour has also affected his life in more unexpected ways.

"I met my wife [Juliet Simms] on Warped Tour," he says. "We were both artists on the tour, and we've done it together now three, four times."

Biersack and Black Veil Brides played the very last cross-country Warped Tour last summer, which was an important moment for him personally.

"Just to be able to spend the summer with these people [that run Warped tour] and knowing that was the last time I'd be able to do it that way was really emotional for me," he says. "So it's an honor to be back." 

This weekend's lineup also includes The Offspring, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Yungblud, Bad Religion, Simple Plan and Sum 41, among others.

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Wednesday
Jul172019

Shinedown's Brent Smith & Zach Myers announce acoustic show and Q&A session

ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers will be the guests during an upcoming installment of New York City cultural and community center 92Y's ongoing 92Y Talk series.

The event, taking place September 12, will include an acoustic performance from the duo, as well as an audience Q&A and a conversation moderated by comedian Chris Porter.

According to a press release, Smith and Myers will be "sharing personal insights into their musical journey and discussing the inspirations behind Shinedown's celebrated catalogue and new music."

For ticket info, visit 92Y.org.

Smith, Myers and the rest of Shinedown are currently touring the U.S. in support of their new album ATTENTION ATTENTION, which features the singles "DEVIL," "GET UP" and "MONSTERS."

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Wednesday
Jul172019

Janet Jackson to reissue more of her classic albums on vinyl next week

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Janet Jackson is taking full Control of her vinyl legacy.

Wednesday, it was announced that the recent Rock & Rock Hall of Fame inductee is set to reissue five more of her groundbreaking albums on vinyl.  Following the release on vinyl of 1986’s Control, next week sees the release of 1987’s Control: The Remixes, 1989’s Rhythm Nation 1814, 1993’s janet., 1997’s The Velvet Rope, and 2001’s All for You.

This in-depth catalog reissue is designed to reinforces Jackson's legacy "as a singular visionary creative artist" and "inherent instinct for fusing together a variety of musical styles," according to her record label.

With the exception of Control, which has already been released, all of the records are due to arrive on July 26 to coincide with the launch of the second set of dates of Jackson’s Metamorphosis Las Vegas residency.

Some will be available in different colors, or as picture discs. You can pre-order the global star's reissued vinyl catalog via Jackson's dedicated website

Janet's Metamorphosis returns to Las Vegas for 18 more performances, starting July 24-31, and continuing August 2-17, at the Park Theater at Park MGM.

In addition to her Vegas dates, last month, the singer made her debut at the U.K.'s prestigious Glastonbury Festival, and also appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. 

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