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Monday
Sep262016

Jimmy Page & Joe Elliott to Appear at 2016 "Classic Rock" Roll of Honour Ceremony in Tokyo

Jo Hale/Getty Images; Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicLed Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott have joined the lineup of the 2016 edition of the Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony, which for the first time ever will be held in Tokyo. The awards show will take place on November 11 at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, which is considered the spiritual home of sumo wrestling.

The event, which is organized by U.K. magazine Classic Rock, also will feature previously announced appearances by Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Joe WalshDef Leppard's Phil Collen, and ex-Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his current collaborator and girlfriend, Orianthi.

Beck will be presented with the evening's highest honor, and will be giving a special performance with a one-off backing band featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Dean and Robert DeLeo, Alice Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen and Korn drummer Ray Luzier.

Billy Anderson, chief executive of Classic Rock parent company TeamRock, says, "Rock musicians don't come much more 'classic' than Jimmy Page and to have him and Jeff Beck -- two masters of their trade -- together at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour in Tokyo will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience." Anderson adds that Elliott "is an international rock icon and we are thrilled that he will be there with us in Japan."

Nominees for this year's Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards include David Gilmour, Def Leppard, Jeff Lynne's ELO, Iggy Pop, Fleetwood Mac, Queen and The Ramones.

You can cast your vote in select categories at ClassicRockMagazine.com/awards.

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Monday
Sep262016

Why Diamonds Are Garth Brooks' Best Friend

Mark TuckerMove over JohnPaulGeorge and Ringo-- Garth Brooks is pulling up beside you in the passing lane!

The Recording Industry Association of America bestows diamond certification on an album when it’s sold more than ten million copies. Previously, Garth and the Beatles were tied, with half a dozen diamond records apiece. But now that Garth’s Ultimate Hits has moved ten million units, he officially moves ahead of the Fab Four, notching his seventh diamond album.

Trisha Yearwood led the celebration this weekend, breaking the news at her husband’s Fresno tour stop. Champagne showers followed backstage. You can check out all the antics on Garth’s Facebook page.

When it comes to total sales, it’s worth pointing out that the Beatles still hold the title there. They’re at 178 million units, while Garth lags behind at 138 million.

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Monday
Sep262016

Justin Timberlake Pays Tribute to Late Golf Legend Arnold Palmer

Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesJustin Timberlake is one of music's best and most avid golfers, so after news broke Sunday night that golf legend Arnold Palmer died at 87, Justin took the opportunity to salute the man who popularized the game.

Justin posted to Instagram a black-and-white picture of himself with Palmer, and in the caption remembered meeting the man.  "First tournament I ever played in...He looked the young man in the eye and introduced himself.  You could feel the GREATNESS surrounding him."

Justin also recalled a later time when he ran into Palmer at a golf course and the man with 95 career professional wins and seven major championships took time to help Justin with his swing.

"He won spectacularly. He lost graciously. He was bigger than the game. And, he was one of the nicest men I have ever met," Justin wrote. "I liked the game of golf when I met him. And, HE made me love it."

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Monday
Sep262016

The Who's Roger Daltrey Auctioning Collection of Rare 19th Century Mechanical Figures

ABC/Richard CartwrightWho singer Roger Daltrey and his wife, Heather, are preparing to sell an assortment of unique 19th century collectibles at an auction taking place this week in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Daltreys' collection of seven French-made automata -- that is, mechanical figures and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes -- will go on the block Wednesday at the Lyon and Turnbull auction house.

The items are estimated to fetch collectively as much as 52,500 pounds, or about $68,000. The automaton expected to sell for the highest price -- between 12,000 and 18,000 pounds, or about $15,600 to $23,300 -- is a mechanized model depicting the clown character Pierrot playing a lute while sitting on a crescent moon. The clown figure strums the lute and sticks his tongue in and out, while the moon blinks its eye and moves its mouth.

Among the other automata that the rock legend and his wife are auctioning is a male figure playing a mandolin, a model of an Asian woman who sips tea while twirling a parasol, and a glass-encased diorama depicting a waterside scene featuring a mill and a small sailboat.

In a promotional video, Lyon and Turnbull specialist Douglas Girton says the Daltreys' automata collection is a highlight of the upcoming auction. In the clip, Girton explains that the mechanized collectibles were all made by respected artisans from France's "Golden Age of Automata," while noting that it's rare for multiple automata to be auctioned at the same time.

"What is so exciting about this collection is not only the breadth of it, but also the condition," says Girton, "providing the people who are interested in this a real chance to observe this really unique French art of the late 19th century in one sale."

For more information, visit LyonandTurnbull.com.

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Monday
Sep262016

Daya Announces First Headlining Tour

Chán AndreIt's been a good year for Daya --  two breakout hits, "Hide Away" and her Chainsmokers collabo "Don't Let Me Down" -- and a debut album coming next month, Sit Still, Look Pretty.  But next year is going to be even more eventful as the teen sensation will embark on her first headlining tour.

The Sit Still, Look Pretty Tour kicks off February 18 in Philadelphia and stops in more than 25 cities before concluding March 30 in Daya's hometown, Pittsburgh.

A tickets pre-sale begins Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Venue pre-sale tickets will be available beginning September 29 at 10 a.m. local time with the password “hideaway.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public September 30 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages for the tour will also be available for purchase. Full details are available on Daya's website.

The Sit Still, Look Pretty album arrives October 7, a week and a half before Daya turns 18.

Here are the Sit Still, Look Pretty tour dates:

2/18 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre
2/19 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
2/21 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza
2/22 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live!
2/24 -- Charlotte, NC, The Underground
2/25 -- Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
2/26 -- Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
2/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Recordbar
3/2 -- Dallas, TX, Trees
3/3 -- Houston, TX, Studio @ Warehouse Live
3/7 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Livewire
3/9 -- Los Angeles, CA, El Rey
3/11 -- Anaheim, CA, TBD
3/12 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues
3/14 -- San Francisco, CA, Social Hall
3/16 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
3/17 -- Vancouver, BC, Rio
3/18 -- Seattle, WA, Neumos
3/20 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
3/22 -- Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater
3/24 -- Minneapolis, MN, Fine Line Music Hall
3/25 -- Green Bay, WI, University of Wisconsin
3/26 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
3/28 -- Detroit, MI, Shelter
3/29 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
3/30 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE

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Monday
Sep262016

Taraji P. Henson Responds to 50 Cent's "Empire" Diss

ABC/Randy HolmesTaraji P. Henson is clapping back at 50 Cent for taking shots at Empire's reported decline in its season premiere ratings.

A few days after Empire's season three premiere on Wednesday, September 21, 50 took to Instagram to share a photo of Taraji P. Henson with a headline claiming Empire's ratings were down.  

In a now-deleted post captured by Bossip.com, 50 wrote, "Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies. I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA."

Henson, who previously responded to 50 after he bullied her Empire co-star, Vivica A. Fox, didn't shy away from responding.  

On Instagram she posted an Empire ratings breakdown, which in part read, "'Empire' remains the No.1 scripted show on broadcast TV after premiering to a 4.1 rating in adults 18-49 Wednesday."

The actress then added, "For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE. STILL LOOKING FOR THAT D*** CENT SIGN!!! I guess it's obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent." 

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Monday
Sep262016

Chance the Rapper and Salt-N-Pepa to Appear at Keep a Child Alive Black Ball Event

ABC/Fred LeeKeep a Child Alive Black Ball attendees can look forward to seeing Chance the Rapper and Salt-N-Pepa performing onstage during the star-studded event.

The affair will also include A$AP RockyKeep a Child Alive founder Alicia Keys, and celebrated punk rock singer-songwriter Patti Smith performing on stage as well.     

"We have an electric lineup of performers both legends and newcomers this year and I know the energy in the room is going to be ALIVE," said Keys to Billboard

The Keep a Child Alive organization was created in 2003 to encourage the fight against HIV and AIDS.  

Keys will host the evening on October 19 at the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.  

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Monday
Sep262016

Green Day Announces Rescheduled Dates for Postponed Shows

Credit: Frank MaddocksGreen Day's club tour begins tonight in Columbus, Ohio. The trek was supposed to start last week, but the band was forced to postpone the shows in St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit due to illness. Now, Green Day has announced the rescheduled dates for the postponed shows.

The Chicago show will now take place October 23, and the Detroit show will be held October 24. The St. Louis show, which was originally scheduled to be the opening date on the tour, will now close out the trek on October 26.

Green Day will be touring in support of their forthcoming album Revolution Radio, which will be released October 7.

In other Green Day news, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will guest on next week's episode of Drunk History, airing October 4 on Comedy Central. He'll be playing the iconic Charlie Chaplin on the show, according to a photo posted on the band's website.

Drunk History is a Comedy Central show where a narrator drunkenly attempts to recount historical events. That drunken version is then acted out by comedians and actors. Armstrong's episode, entitled "Legends," will also feature Kyle Mooney, Tony Hale, Juno Temple and Gabourey Sidibe.

Here are Green Day's U.S. tour dates:

9/26 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
9/28 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Theater
9/29 -- Philadelphia, PA, Tower Theatre
10/1 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
10/3 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
10/8 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall
10/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, Palladium
10/20 -- Berkeley, CA, UC Theatre
10/23 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
10/24 -- Detroit, MI, Fillmore
10/26 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant

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Monday
Sep262016

PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih Announce Summer's Over Tour

Paolo Azarraga/Warner Bros. RecordsIn case you didn't know, summer's over. But have no fear -- PARTYNEXTDOOR and Jeremih are here to bring in the new fall season with their Summer's Over Tour

The tour begins this November in Miami, Florida and will continue into December.  

PARTYNEXTDOOR released his new music video for the single "Not Nice" on Monday and Jeremih's latest LP, Late Nights: Europe, is available to stream now.   

Here are the Summer's Over tour dates: 

11/8 -- Miami, FL 
11/10 -- Myrtle Beach, SC 
11/12 -- Raleigh, NC 
11/13 -- Charlotte, NC 
11/14 -- Atlanta, GA 
11/16 -- Washington, DC 
11/18 -- Boston, MA 
11/20 -- Philadelphia, PA 
11/21 -- New York, NY 
11/24 -- Toronto, ON 
11/27 -- Detroit, MI 
11/28 -- Madison, WI 
11/29 -- Chicago, IL 
12/1 -- Houston, TX 
12/2 -- Dallas, TX 
12/3 -- San Antonio, TX 
12/6 -- Denver, CO 
12/9 -- Los Angeles, CA 
12/11 -- San Francisco, CA 

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Monday
Sep262016

Common to Appear at #PathToPossible March

ABC/Fred LeeCommon plans to speak and sing to the people during the #PathToPossible march in Brooklyn this Wednesday, says Billboard. 

The #PathToPossible campaign was created to help develop more public charter schools in the New York City -- and the entertainer will be using his voice during the march to fight against educational injustice. 

"Every kid from every neighborhood deserves a great education, and New York City's public charter schools are bringing this vision to life," said Common. "I'm proud to support charter school families in their fight to put 200,000 students on the path to possible." 

You can sign up to contact your local elected officials about #PathToPossible via pathtopossible.org

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Monday
Sep262016

Empire's "Need Freedom" Music Video Released

Photo courtesy of Columbia Records; Chuck Hodes/FOXOne of the first tracks released from Empire's third season, "Need Freedom," now has a lyric video

The song, featured during the season premiere episode, and the visual are a response to gun violence in America, particularly regarding the shooting deaths of Philando CastileAlton Sterling and the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida. 

The video portrays searing images of protests across the nation, with lyrics sung by actor Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon from the show. 

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Monday
Sep262016

Thomas Rhett Readies "Star of the Show" as Part of "Tangled Up Deluxe"

BMLGThomas Rhett’s latest single is “Star of the Show,” one of five new tracks from the forthcoming deluxe edition of his sophomore album.

“’Star of the Show’ is one of those songs that I have lived with for a while and [it] kept coming up as a song we needed to record and get to the fans,” he says. “I wrote it with my dad [Rhett Akins] right after I got married, and it was the first song I ever wrote about Lauren. It was a staple in our set before we had any hits,” he recalls, “and fans still request it to this day.”

You can preview Thomas’s new release in the online trailer for the re-issue of his second set. It also includes a new take on another smash hit he wrote about his wife, with pop star Tori Kelly joining him on the “Die a Happy Man” remix.

Here’s the complete track listing for the 18-cut Tangled Up Deluxe, which comes out October 28. It will be available for pre-order at the usual digital outlets on Friday:

 “Anthem”
“Crash and Burn”
“South Side”
“Die a Happy Man”
“Vacation”
“Like It’s the Last Time”
“T-Shirt”
“Single Girl”
“The Day You Stop Looking Back”
“Tangled”
“Playing with Fire” (featuring Jordin Sparks)
“I Feel Good” (featuring Money Lewis)
“Learned It from the Radio”
“Star of the Show”
“American Spirit”
“Background Music”
“Playing with Fire” (featuring Daniellle Bradbery)
“Die a Happy Man (The Remix)” (featuring Tori Kelly)

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TR-Deluxe Trailer from Big Machine Label Group on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Sep262016

A Holiday "Glow": Brett Eldredge Croons the Christmas Classics

Warner Music NashvilleDressed in a black suit and white shirt with a popped collar, Brett Eldredge leans against a deep red wall, casually tossing a silver ball in the air. That’s the cover that sets the tone for the crooner’s first ever-holiday collection, set for release on October 28.   

Named for a new holiday tune the Illinois native wrote for the set, Glow boasts ten other standards, including a cameo by Best New Artist Grammy-winner Meghan Trainor on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

Here’s the complete track listing for Brett’s yuletide offering:

 “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow”
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (featuring Meghan Trainor)
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
“The Christmas Song”
“Glow”
“White Christmas”
“Winter Wonderland”
“Merry Little Christmas”
“Silent Night”
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
“First Noel”

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Monday
Sep262016

Justin Moore Cues Up "Somebody Else Will" to Follow Latest #1

BMLGJust weeks after scoring a number-one album with Kinda Don’t Care, Justin Moore now has a number-one song to match. “You Look Like I Need a Drink” is officially the sixth chart-topper of the Arkansas native’s career -- and this is apparently his lucky time of the year!

“Seven years ago this week, I had my first number-one with ‘Small Town USA,’” Justin recalls. “It is crazy to see where we have come since then and I am pumped to see what is ahead.”

You can preview Justin’s new single, “Somebody Else Will,” in the new instant grat video now posted on YouTube.

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Monday
Sep262016

Mariah Carey Shares Family Portrait with Twins

Denise TruscelloEver wonder what it would be like if Mariah Carey were your mom? Well, it looks pretty normal for five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, except for that part where your mom is dolled up in a revealing, sparkly gown.

Mariah took to Instagram on Monday to post a picture of herself with the twins -- Moroccan in cargo shorts, polo shirt, and sneakers, with Monroe in a white sundress and sandals. 

But in the portrait, which Mariah captioned, "#family times," Mariah is decked out in what looks like flashy stage wear -- a gown with a plunging neck line and thigh-high cutaway. Maybe that's what Mariah wears around the house. We'll find out when the diva's docu-series, Mariah's World, debuts on E! December 4.

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Monday
Sep262016

Despite Absence from Social Media, Selena Gomez Sets Instagram Record

Image Group LA/ABCSelena Gomez hasn't been on Instagram in weeks, since she announced she was taking a career break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression related to lupus.  But that hasn't stopped her Selenators from driving her to a new Instagram record.

Thanks to fans using the hashtag #SelenaBreakTheInternet, the singer's Instagram account hit the 100-million-followers mark over the weekend.  According to Seventeen, that makes her the first person ever to have that number of Instagram followers.

This summer, Selena smashed the record for the most "liked" image in Instagram history.  A photo she posted of herself drinking Coca-Cola with the lyrics "You're the Spark" from her hit single "Me & the Rhythm" on the bottle with the caption, "When your lyrics are on the bottle," received a whopping four million likes.

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Monday
Sep262016

Chainsmokers Set to Preview New Single

Frank ApollonioThe Chainsmokers remain at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week with their Halsey collaboration, "Closer" -- it's the record's sixth straight week at number one. But the duo is ready to unveil their next single.

On Monday afternoon the pair announced on Twitter that they would be previewing their new single on Snapchat on Monday.

It will be hard to top the success of "Closer."  Not only is it sitting on top of the Hot 100, but "Closer," this week, also is atop Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart for a seventh week in a row and atop the Streaming Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts each for a sixth week in a row, reports Billboard.

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Monday
Sep262016

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Premieres "Fire Escape" Video; Talks "Dynamic" New Album 

Vanguard RecordsAndrew McMahon has premiered the video for "Fire Escape," his latest single as Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. The goofy clip tells the love story between two inflatable tube dancers. You can watch the "Fire Escape" video now on YouTube.

Along with the video, McMahon's also shared some new details about his forthcoming sophomore Wilderness album.

"I think the record is pretty dynamic," he tells Billboard. "It goes from tracks that are fun and upbeat, like 'Fire Escape,' and into some more introspective piano-driven moments."

McMahon wrote most of the new album in New York City, which gave him a different perspective.

"I think that the nature of this Wilderness project in general for me has been about experimentation, about trying to find myself in a comfortable scenarios that inspire my art, and certainly getting out of Los Angeles and coming to New York and digging inwards," McMahon says.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness' second album is due out in 2017.

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Monday
Sep262016

New Compilation Collects Ike & Tina Turner's Late-'60s Pompeii Label Recordings

Goldenlane RecordsA new box set featuring the recordings Ike & Tina Turner made for the Pompeii Records label in 1968 and 1969 has just been released. The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969 is three-CD collection that includes the famed soul duo's 1968 album So Fine and the 1969 release Cussin', Cryin' and Carryin' On, as well as A Black Man's Soul, a 1969 record that Ike made with his backing group The Kings of Rhythm.

The compilation features 33 tracks, including the 1968 single "So Fine," and covers of such tunes as "Shake a Tail Feather" and "Poor Little Fool." Each disc is packaged in a sleeve replicating the artwork of the original albums.

Here's the full track list of The Complete Pompeii Recordings 1968-1969:

Disc 1
"Bet'cha Can't Kiss Me (Just One Time)"
"Ain't Nobody's Business"
"It Sho Ain't Me"
"Too Hot to Hold"
"A Fool In Love"
"I Better Get ta Steppin'"
"Shake a Tail Feather"
"So Fine"
"We Need an Understanding"
"You're So Fine"

Disc 2
"Cussin', Cryin' and Carryin' On"
"Poor Little Fool"
"So Blue over You"
"Nothing You Can Do Boy (To Change My Way)"
"I'm Fed Up"
"You Got What You Wanted"
"Make 'Em Wait"
"Beauty Is Just Skin Deep"
"Thinking Black"
"Black Beauty"
"I Better Get ta Steppin'"

Disc 3
"Thinking Black"
"Black Beauty"
"Ghetto Funk"
"Blacks' Alley"
"Getting Nasty"
"Black Angel"
"Funky Mule"
"Philly Dog"
"Scotty Souling"
"Up Hard"
"Nuttin' Up"
"Freedom Sound"

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Monday
Sep262016

Staind's Aaron Lewis Grabs Top-Five Debut with Solo Album "Sinner" 

Dot RecordsAaron Lewis has earned a career-high debut on the Billboard 200 with his new album, Sinner.

The second full-length solo effort from the Staind frontman arrives at number four on the chart with a total of 42,000 equivalent album units, 39,000 of which were pure album sales.

Sinner's debut beats that of Lewis' first solo release, an EP titled Town Line, which peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200. His' first full-length album, 2012's The Road, reached number 30 on the chart.

As opposed to the hard rock he created in Staind, Lewis' solo material focuses on the country side of the musician's palate. The Sinner title track, for example, features country legend Willie Nelson.

Staind's last album was their 2011 self-titled effort.

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