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Nov162018

Mike Posner to perform during halftime Detroit Lions Thanksgiving game

Meredith TruaxMike Posner is a proud Detroit native, and he'll be celebrating Thanksgiving this year in his hometown, rocking the crowd at Ford Field during the Detroit Lion's Thanksgiving game.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Mike will perform during halftime at the game, as the Lions take on the Chicago Bears.

The Lions often feature local talent at their annual Thanksgiving game: In 2015, Big Sean, who's also from Detroit, performed at halftime, and in 2016, the late Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem. 

Mike recently released a new track called "Song About You."  His new album is due early 2019.

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Friday
Nov162018

Aerosmith's Joe Perry is home from the hospital and "doing well" following recent health incident in NYC

Credit: Ross HalfinJoe Perry is making progress after landing in the hospital due to a health issue he experienced last Saturday backstage at New York City's Madison Square Garden following a guest performance at Billy Joel's concert. A rep for the Aerosmith guitarist tells ABC Radio that Perry "was released from the hospital and is home and doing well."

Perry also took to his social media sites on Tuesday to let fans know he was "[d]oing well," and thanking them "for all the love and support!"

According to a statement issued Sunday by Joe's publicist, the 68-year-old musician "experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital." The statement added that Perry was "alert and responsive" after the incident.

Perry had just finished performing the Aerosmith hit "Walk This Way" with Joel before the incident.

This health scare follows a July 10, 2016, incident during which the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer collapsed onstage while performing in Brooklyn, New York, with his side band, The Hollywood Vampires. It was believed then that Joe suffered cardiac arrest, although he returned to action later that year.

Perry is scheduled to launch a 10-date U.S. solo tour in support of his 2018 solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto on November 30 in Sioux City, Iowa. He recently released a new single called "Quake" that will appear on an upcoming vinyl version of the album.

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Friday
Nov162018

Muse earns sixth number one UK album with "Simulation Theory" 

Credit: Danny ClinchMuse is number one in the U.K. once more. The British rockers' new album Simulation Theory debuts on top of the U.K. Official Albums Chart, giving them a total of six number one records in their home country.

Prior to Simulation Theory, every one of Muse's proper studio albums dating back to 2003's Absolution topped the Official Albums Chart.

In the U.S., Muse topped the Billboard 200 once with 2015's Drones.

Simulation Theory's Billboard 200 debut will be revealed when the chart publishes this Sunday, November 18.

Muse will launch a world tour in support of Drones starting February 22 in Houston.

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Friday
Nov162018

Listen Now: "Creed II" soundtrack released today featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell, and more

Interscope RecordsProducer Mike WILL Made-It dropped the Creed II soundtrack today featuring Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, PharrellElla Mai, and many more stars.

Two singles were previously released from the album: “Kill ’Em With Success" by ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Eearz, and “Mantra” featuring Lamar and Pharrell. 

The album also features Rae Sremmurd, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Nas, and J. Cole.

The film opens November 21 starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lungdren, Wood Harris, and Phylicia Rashad.

Here's the Creed II soundtrack track list:

“Amen" (Pre-fight prayer) -- Lil Wayne
“Do You Need Power?” (Walk out music) -- Bon Iver
“We Can Hit" (Round 1) -- Crime Mobb & Slim Jxmmi
“Kill ‘Em With Success” -- Eearz, Schoolboy Q, & 2 Chainz
“Check” -- Nas & Rick Ross
“Fate “ -- Young Thug & Swae Lee
“Shae Butter Baby” -- Ari Lennox & J. Cole
“The Mantra” -- Pharrell & Kendrick Lamar
“Watching Me” -- Rae Sremmurd & Kodak Black
“F.I.G.H.T.” -- Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo & Juicy J
“Runnin” -- A$AP Rocky. A$AP Ferg & Nicki Minaj
“Midnight” -- Tessa Thompson & Gunna
“Bless Me” -- (demo) - Ama Lou
“Ice Cold” -- (Final round) - Vince Staples
“Love Me Like That" (Champion love) -- Ella Mai

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Friday
Nov162018

Kelly Clarkson & Adam Levine to join John Legend on his NBC holiday special 

NBCThe guest list for John Legend's holiday special A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy continues to grow.

E! Online reports that Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will all appear on the special, because they'll be working with John on season 16 of The Voice in the spring of 2019.  In addition, Kim Kardashian West and her mom Kris Jenner will drop by, as well comedian/actress Awkwafina from Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8.

As previously reported, Meghan Trainor, Stevie Wonder, the Queer Eye Fab Five, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Zach Galifianakis will also be joining John and his wife Chrissy Teigen on the special.

A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy airs Wednesday, November 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, with a repeat scheduled for Wednesday, December 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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Friday
Nov162018

Diddy is “devastated and shocked” by passing of Kim Porter 

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicAs Diddy mourns the passing of his former girlfriend, Kim Porter, a source tell People.com that he is “devastated and shocked” by her death.

The 47-year-old model and actress was found dead at her home in Toluca Lake, California around noon Thursday after police responded to a 911 call.

Porter and Diddy started dating in 1994. Their relationship continued on and off for 13 years before ending in 2007. They had three children together: twin daughters Jessie James and D'Lila, 11, and son Christian, 20.

According to the source, “He and Kim were still very close friends and co-parents even though their romantic relationship didn’t work. They were still a family.”

Despite their breakup eleven years ago. Diddy and Kim remained close through their children and often celebrated holidays with their two daughters and one son.

A coroner will perform an autopsy to determine cause of death.

According to TMZ, law enforcement officers said that Porter wasn’t feeling well Wednesday night. When family members went to wake her Thursday, she was non-responsive. Paramedics arrived and pronounced Porter  had passed away.

She was suffering from flu-like symptoms, and was being treated with saline and vitamins.

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Friday
Nov162018

Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 announces new album, "Invasion"

Credit: Rob FennCurrent Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 has announced a new album with his band John 5 and The Creatures. It's called Invasion, and is due out in 2019.

The first preview of Invasion will arrive with a new song called "Zoinks!", which will premiere alongside a Scooby-Doo-inspired video on January 1.

John 5 will launch a tour in support of Invasion February 23 in Las Vegas. The trek wraps up April 6 in Los Angeles. Visit John-5.com for ticket info.

Invasion will follow 2017's Season of the Witch.

Here are John 5's 2019 tour dates:

2/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, Count’s Vamp’d
2/24 -- San Diego, CA, Brick By Brick
2/26 -- Mesa, AZ, Club Red
3/1 -- Lubbock, TX, Jake’s
3/2 -- San Antonio, TX, Rock Box
3/3 -- Houston, TX, Scout Bar
3/5 -- Austin, TX, Come and Take It Live
3/6 -- Dallas, TX, Trees
3/7 -- Oklahoma City, OK, 89th Street
3/9 -- Indianapolis, IN, HiFi
3/10 -- Akron, OH, Empire Concert Club
3/12 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theater
3/13 -- New York, NY, Iridium
3/14 -- Poughkeepsie, NY, The Loft, The Chance
3/15 -- Teaneck, NJ, Debonair Music Hall
3/16 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Wally’s
3/18 -- New Bedford, MA, Vault at Greasy Luck
3/20 -- Quebec City, QC, L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3/21 -- Montreal, QC, Piranha
3/22 -- Ottawa, ON, The Brass Monkey
3/23 -- Toronto, ON, Lee’s Palace
3/24 -- London, ON, Rum Runners
3/26 -- Thunder Bay, ON, Crocks
3/27 -- Winnipeg, MB, Pyramids
3/28 -- Regina, SK, The Exchange
3/29 -- Calgary, AB, Dickens
3/30 -- Edmonton, AB, Starlite
3/31 -- Vancouver, BC,The Rickshaw Theater
4/2 -- Seattle, WA, Crocodile Cafe
4/3 -- Portland, OR, Dantes
4/5 -- Sacramento, CA, Holy Diver
4/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Whisky

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Friday
Nov162018

Listen to acoustic version of lovelytheband's "Broken" 

Credit: Jon HoegLovelytheband is giving "Broken" the acoustic treatment. An unplugged version of the hit track is available now for digital download.

The original version of "Broken" -- which appears on lovelytheband's debut album, finding it hard to smile -- previously reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, and currently sits in the top 30 on the Hot 100.

Lovelytheband recently wrapped a headlining tour, and opened for Vance Joy and AWOLNATION this year. They're currently in Europe supporting 5 Seconds of Summer.

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Friday
Nov162018

Stevie Wonder to perform Sunday on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" as his son Mandla dances

ABC/Eric McCandlessStevie Wonder will make a special appearance on the next episode of ABC's Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, airing this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. The legendary artist will support his 13-year-old son, Mandla Morris, one of the show's six finalists, by performing his 1976 pop classic "Isn't She Lovely" during Mandla's dance.

With Thanksgiving taking place this Thursday, Sunday's episode of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors has been dubbed "Giving Thanks" night, with the six young celebrity competitors set to perform a dance dedicated to people who inspired them and had an important impact on their lives.

Mandla and his partner, Brightyn Brems, will be doing a foxtrot set to "Isn't She Lovely." The duo is mentored by Cheryl Burke. Mandla is an aspiring fashion designer who also enjoys playing piano.

Dancing with the Stars: Juniors is hosted by actor Frankie Muniz and Dancing with the Stars season 25 winner Jordan Fisher.

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Friday
Nov162018

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce first tour dates of 2019

Credit: Steve Keros

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first tour dates of 2019. The Los Angeles rockers will launch a tour of Australia and New Zealand starting in February.

The trek, which features nine shows, kicks off February 17 in Hobart, Australia, and is mapped out through a March 8 concert in Auckland, New Zealand. For the full list of dates and ticket info, visit RedHotChiliPeppers.com.

The Peppers have been pretty quiet in 2018 -- they've played only a few one-off shows this year, including a surprise appearance at a California school for Halloween.

In addition to returning to the road, the Chilis also are returning to the studio to work on new music. Their most recent album is 2016's The Getaway.

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Friday
Nov162018

Ally Brooke gives fans her heart this Christmas; preps release of "Vámonos”

ABC/Heidi GutmanAlly Brooke has a Christmas gift for her fans today -- as promised, she's released a cover of Wham!'s yuletide classic, "Last Christmas." 

Ally's released the song ahead of her performance on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade next week: She'll be riding aboard the Nickelodeon Shimmer and Shine float.

Meanwhile, Ally has another treat for fans: She'll release a brand-new single called "Vámonos,” a Spanish-language collabo with Kris Kross Amsterdam & Messiah that she debuted at the ALMA Awards earlier this month.

As previously reported, Ally will release her inspirational memoir Finding Your Harmony in April.  You can pre-order it on the Harper Collins website now.

Ally's official debut solo single will arrive early next year.

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Friday
Nov162018

Dylan Scott releases new single "Nothing To Do Town"

Curb RecordsDylan Scott returns to country radio with a new, feel-good single called "Nothing To Do Town."

The singer co-wrote the song with John Taylor and Matt Alderman, and in it, he sings about a small town that's "a little town square /middle of nowhere /ain't even big enough to be a map dot."

"I'm really excited about the release of my new single 'Nothing To Do Town,'" Dylan said in a statement. "Growing up in a very small town in Northeast Louisiana, we had to create our own entertainment since we didn't have malls or movie theaters. That is what this song is all about and I wouldn't trade the way I grew up for anything."

He adds, "I know there are going to be a lot of people who hear the song and feel the same way I do."

With soaring guitar parts, a thumping beat and Dylan's vivid lyrics, "Nothing To Do Town" paints the picture of small town living. The song follows the success of his top 5 single "Hooked" and number-one hit "My Girl."

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Friday
Nov162018

Lifetime to develop a biopic on the legendary Clark Sisters

Clark Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BETFans of the Clark Sisters can officially rejoice. The legendary gospel group is finally getting an opportunity to tell their amazing story on screen.

In a recent Instagram post from their fan account, the group announced that a biopic was in the works.

"It is with great anticipation that we share with you the story of the Clark Sisters, You Brought The Sunshine: The Story of the Clark Sisters," read the caption of the video announcement for the upcoming film.

The description continued, "Coming early 2019 we are so excited." 

Although casting and production details have yet to be officially revealed, the film will air on Lifetime with Missy ElliottQueen Latifah and Mary J. Blige attached as executive producers. 

The legendary gospel group, consisting of five sisters -- Karen Clark Sheard,  Denise Clark BradfordDorinda Clark-ColeJacky Clark-Chisholm, and Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark-Terrell -- are considered to be gospel music pioneers and one of the first gospel acts to crossover to the mainstream.

Some of their popular songs include "Is My Living In Vain" and their hit, "You Brought The Sunshine." They are also the highest-selling female gospel group in history.

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Friday
Nov162018

The Killers announce 10th anniversary "Day & Age" vinyl reissue

Island/UMe The Killers are releasing a deluxe vinyl version of their 2008 album Day & Age in honor of its 10th anniversary. The two-LP collection is due out December 14.

Along with the original album, the vinyl reissue will include three bonus tracks: "A Crippling Blow," "Forget About What I Said" and "Joy Ride (Night Version)."

Additionally, Brandon Flowers and company have also released a batch of remixes for the Day & Age singles "Human" and "Spaceman," as well as a few B-sides. Those tracks are available now for streaming.

The Killers' most recent album is 2017's Wonderful Wonderful.

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Friday
Nov162018

Thirty Seconds to Mars' Jared Leto shaves beard for upcoming "Morbius" film role

ABC/Randy HolmesJared Leto's beard is no more. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman has shaved off his extensive facial hair in order to prepare for his starring role in the upcoming film Morbius.

Leto revealed the news in a Twitter video, and uploaded footage of himself shaving the beard as proof. "And so it begins...#MORBIUS," he wrote in the caption.

Morbius is based on a character from the Spider-Man comic books. Leto will play the title role, a former scientist who develops vampiric abilities after a failed experiment. In the comics, the character started out as an enemy of Spider-Man before becoming more of an anti-hero.

Earlier this year, Leto said that he'd shave his beard if the new Thirty Seconds to Mars album AMERICA debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. That didn't happen -- the album bowed at number two -- but starring in a comic book movie seems like just as good of a reason.

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Friday
Nov162018

Garth Brooks promises his 2019 trek will be the "tour of a lifetime" 

ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks is gearing up to spend 2019 on the road as part of his stadium tour and he promises it will be a good time.

“Everything’s startin’ to fall into place,” he shared earlier this week on “Inside Studio G” on Facebook. “I’ll tell you right now – it’s going to be the tour of a lifetime for me. This’ll be the biggest, baddest one. And there won’t be one in the future that’s cooler than this one.”

The six-time CMA Entertainer of the Year plans to spend much of the next three years on the road. Each year he'll schedule between 10 and 12 stadium shows in various cities. The trek kicks off in St. Louis, MO on March 9. Tickets for that date are on sale beginning today.

In addition, as part of the tour, Garth previously announced that he'll be playing at colleges as part of a series of shows called "Music 101," where he'll play other people's songs.

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Friday
Nov162018

Kelly Clarkson says she may have a "small part" in creating a "kids thing" 

Carter SmithKelly Clarkson loves musical theater and musicals, and she's thrilled to be included on the new album The Greatest Showman Reimagined, which features pop stars singing new versions of songs from the hit Hugh Jackman movie.  While she's never been in a musical herself -- no, From Justin to Kelly doesn't count -- she may be involved in one behind the scenes.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Kelly says, "I would really love to do something on Broadway one day. And honestly, I’m [exploring] the idea of doing a kids thing right now that might involve me a tiny bit."

She explains, "I’m a mom and I always go to Broadway, and yeah, there’s Frozen, which is amazing, and there are a few things that are for kids, but there aren’t really new originals, like Annie...original things that make kids totally inspired and make you want to be a part of it."

"So a couple of my friends and I are talking and I’m kind of working on something — but more behind the scenes — that might have a small part for me," she finishes.

As for her doing Broadway, Kelly complains, "I don’t have the time! Like, we’re shooting a couple seasons of The Voice, and then I’m doing a talk show, and then we’re going on tour, so there’s just never time to do it."

That's why Kelly may have to settle for doing something onscreen.

"I love the idea of doing a movie musical because I also grew up on all the Barbra [Streisand] ones and the Bette [Midler] ones and all those," she tells EW.

As for The Greatest Showman, Kelly's a huge fan. She tells EW, "It’s very rare to have a movie musical that’s not cheesy but is, like, so moving and inspiring and just cool."

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Friday
Nov162018

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce first tour dates of 2019

Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers have announced their first tour dates of 2019. The Los Angeles rockers will launch a tour of Australia and New Zealand starting in February.

For the full list of dates and ticket info, visit RedHotChiliPeppers.com.

The Peppers have been pretty quiet in 2018 -- they've played only a few one-off shows this year, including a surprise appearance at a California school for Halloween.

In addition to returning to the road, the Chilis are also returning to the studio to work on new music. Their most recent album is 2016's The Getaway.

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Friday
Nov162018

To be an American: Billy Idol gets sworn in as US citizen

PRNewsFoto/Palms Casino ResortWednesday was a nice day for Billy Idol, who was sworn in as an American citizen at a ceremony held in Los Angeles.

Photos of the British-born punk rocker at the ceremony have been posted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' social media sites. One of the pics shows Idol taking the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance while holding a small U.S. flag.

The websites also feature a brief Q&A with Billy, who was born William Broad in November 1955 in Stanmore, U.K., sharing his feelings about America.

Recalling his first memory of coming to the U.S., Idol says, "I was only 2 or 3 years old the first time I came to the U.S. But I remember when I came back in the '80s to live here permanently that I was so happy because I love America."

Billy also was asked, "What does being an American mean to you?" to which he responded, "Today it feels fantastic to now be part of the democratic process. I am excited to be a citizen like my children."

In other news, Idol recently reunited with his former Generation X band mate, bassist Tony James, along with two members of the Sex Pistols, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook, to form a punk supergroup called Generation Sex. The band played its first show late last month in Los Angeles, and also did a private gig in New York City earlier this week.

Idol's current tour schedule includes two multiple-show Las Vegas engagements, in January and October 2019, as part of his residency at Palms Casino Resort's Pearl Theater.

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Friday
Nov162018

Keith Urban reflects on losing his childhood home in a fire

ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban knows all too well what many people in California are going through as the wildfires engulf the state. While at school as a child, his home burnt down.

“When I was 10, our house burned down, so I know that feeling of losing your house," he told Extra TV ahead of the CMA Awards on Wednesday. "We completely lost everything. Luckily, we were all okay."

Keith admits that he will never forget the feeling of walking through his charred house while looking at all his former belongings.

"When you are walking through the house and it’s charred, black as black everywhere you look, water’s dripping and the firefighters have left, I remember thinking, 'I was just in here getting ready for school.' It gives me chills. So I know that feeling," he admits.

He adds: "But what I remember was the community coming together in such an incredible way. And not just the Goodwills and the Salvation Armys and the Red Crosses, which also came to our aid, but also the community with clothing and food and shelter and a place to stay — unbelievable. And you’re seeing it out in California. right now. It’s really amazing."

The CMA Entertainer of the Year has a friend in California who has personally been affected by the wildfires and the singer says he's helping that friend get back on their feet.

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