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Aug232019

'The Good Place''s William Jackson Harper joins Barry Jenkins' 'Underground Railroad' series

David Livingston/Getty ImagesBarry Jenkins has tapped a good guy for his upcoming Amazon series The Underground Railroad.

According to DeadlineThe Good Place's William Jackson Harper has signed on to play a recurring role in Jenkins' upcoming adaption. He joins Joel Edgerton and previously announced Thuso Mbedu, newcomer Chase W. Dillon and Krypton star Aaron Pierre

The film is an adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, which depicts the historic "Underground Railroad" as a literal train that brings a slave named Cora from her plantation to freedom.

Harper will play Royal, a freeborn black man who meets Cora during her journey.

As previously reported, Jenkins is set to direct all 11 episodes of the one-hour series. This will be the Moonlight director's first time directing a TV series in its entirety.

This is the latest project for Harper, who will return this fall as ethics professor Chidi on NBC’s afterlife comedy The Good Place.

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Friday
Aug232019

Watch The Black Keys rehearse "Lonely Boy" for upcoming tour

Credit: Alysse GafkjenThe Black Keys will launch a U.S. headlining tour this fall in support of their new album "Let's Rock," and they're giving you a sneak peek at what they will sound like on the road.

The duo has shared a new video from a recent rehearsal session, capturing a performance of the El Camino single "Lonely Boy." You can watch the clip now on YouTube.

The rehearsal was filmed in Nashville during an intimate performance for a select few members of The Black Keys' Lonely Boys and Girls fan club.

The Black Keys' headlining tour kicks off September 23 in Denver. They're also playing the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas.

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Friday
Aug232019

Bro Country shout-out: Parting is such sweet sorrow for HARDY and Morgan Wallen

Big LoudIn case you missed it, Morgan Wallen and HARDY are in the middle of an epic bromance.

On Thursday, HARDY played his last night on Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, which he commemorated with a major shout-out to Morgan on Instagram.

“Me and this dude have played 60+ shows together,” HARDY shared, along with a picture of the two hugging onstage. “We’ve seen almost all 50 states. We’ve shotgunned a million beers. We’ve seen each other’s careers grow. We’ve laughed, cried, celebrated, thrown glass bottles into empty parking lots, fished, punched each other in the arm until it left a bruise, plus a bunch of other things I either can’t remember or barely remember. All in less than a year.”

“Last night we played our last show of the year together,” HARDY continued. “It was bittersweet but it was a good one to end on.”

“Love you like a brother. Keep kicking a** ya crazy mf’er,” he closed.

Morgan responded right back with his own emo post: “Man. We sure did give em hell. If it were up to me we’d play every show together. You’re a natural. And you inspire me every day.”

“With all the glitz and glamour that this life can bring, it also requires sacrifice and heartache,” Morgan continued. “Your friendship makes that sacrifice and heartache a whole lot easier. Thankful for that and for you. Love you like my own family.”

HARDY co-wrote Morgan’s first number one, “Up Down” -- which featured FGL -- as well as Blake Shelton’s recent chart-topper, “God’s Country.”

HARDY’s current single, “Rednecker,” has just become his first top-25 hit as an artist.

Meanwhile, Morgan continues on the duration of the FGL trek with Dan + Shay and Canaan Smith.

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Friday
Aug232019

Milky Chance announces new album, "Mind the Moon"; listen to single "Daydreaming" now 

BMGMilky Chance has announced a new album called Mind the Moon. The third studio effort from the "Stolen Dance" duo will arrive November 15.

Lead single "Daydreaming," which features Australian musician Tash Sultana, is available now for digital download. You can watch its psychedelic video streaming now on YouTube.

"It's not just a daydream, it's more like a vision of how things could be, and where you could go," vocalist Clemens Rehbein says of "Daydreaming." "It's about those mechanisms that start working when you don't know how to deal with reality."

Mind the Moon is the follow-up to 2017's Blossom, which features the single "Cocoon."

Here's the Mind the Moon track list:

"Fado"
"Oh Mama"
"The Game"
"Rush" feat. Témé Tan
"Long Run"
"Daydreaming" feat. Tash Sultana
"We Didn’t Make It to the Moon"
"Eden’s House" feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo
"Scarlet Paintings"
"Right from Here"
"Fallen"
"Window"

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Friday
Aug232019

Save the date: Justin and Hailey's wedding party to take place Sept. 30 in South Carolina

iStock/bubaoneIt's been rumored that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were planning a religious wedding ceremony and reception for September and now it appears to be true -- so rent your tux and be prepared to travel south.

People magazine says a source has confirmed that the two -- who secretly married in New York City last September -- will indeed say their vows again next month. 

"Justin and Hailey are having a wedding ceremony and party in September. Since they only had a civil ceremony, it’s very important to them to have a religious ceremony as well,” the source dishes. "They always planned to have one. They want to wed properly in front of family and friends.”

As for the details, TMZ claims that Justin and Hailey's "Save the Date" notices have gone out, and they call for the event to take place September 30 in South Carolina.

People's source confirms this, and adds that the wedding will take place at the Montage Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, South Carolina.  According to the source, Justin likes staying at another Montage location in Laguna Beach, California.

“The Montage has long been like a second home to Justin,” the source claims. “He [has] many times escaped to the Montage when he needed some quiet time. They both love the Palmetto Bluff Montage.”

The source adds, “Hailey’s wedding planner is working with local vendors to create the most special ceremony and celebration.”

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Aug232019

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne share studio recording of "What's My Age Again?/A Milli" mash-up

Walt Disney Television/Paula Lobo; Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCWhen they announced their joint tour earlier this year, Blink-182 and Lil Wayne shared a video of them performing a mash-up of their respective singles "What's My Age Again?" and "A Milli." Now, they've released a studio version of the collaboration.

The mash-up features Wayne rapping "A Milli" over the "What's My Age Again?" verses, while Blink's Mark Hoppus jumps in to sing the original Blink track's chorus. You can download the new recording now via digital outlets.

To further celebrate the collab, Blink is selling a new t-shirt featuring the band's smiley face logo modeled after Wayne.

Blink and Wayne's tour continues next Tuesday, August 27 in Irvine, California, and will stretch into September. During the run, Blink is performing 1999's Enema of the State in full to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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Friday
Aug232019

Lizzo shares "Truth Hurts" remix featuring DaBaby 

Atlantic RecordsLizzo has enlisted the help of fellow southern lyricist DaBaby for an official remix of her smash hit "Truth Hurts."

The revisited track finds two of 2019's dark horse hit-makers exchanging cheeky one-liners over the bouncy production. Upon its release, Lizzo shared a quirky dance video on Instagram celebrating the song's arrival. 

While "Truth Hurts" was initially released in 2017, it remains a mainstay in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100

Next month, Lizzo is set to hit the road for her sold out Cuz I Love You Too tour, the second leg of her international Cuz I Love You tour. Slated to kick off on September 7 in New Orleans, the extensive run will hit several major cities including Miami, Atlanta, New York and Chicago before wrapping in San Francisco on October 28.

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Friday
Aug232019

Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen and the CMA noms coming to "GMA" next week

ABC/Mitch HaasethIt’s just a matter of days before we find out the nominees for this year’s CMA Awards.

The first noms for the 53rd CMAs will be revealed during ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, with the rest continuing afterwards via livestream. “Chasin’ You” hitmaker Morgan Wallen’s set to perform that day as well.  

Then on Friday, Kane Brown stops by GMA to play the Summer Concert Series with DJ/producer Marshmello. Expect the pair to do their new “One Thing Right” collaboration, among other hits.

You can tune in to watch GMA weekdays starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

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Friday
Aug232019

WALK THE MOON premieres new single, "Lose You Again"

ABC/Randy HolmesWALK THE MOON has premiered a new single called "Lose You Again." The track, which features alternative trio BRÅVES, is available now for digital download.

"'Lose You Again' came from somewhere between our dreams & our nightmares," the band says.

The new tune is accompanied by a self-made video starring frontman Nicholas Petricca sitting in a dark room as he deals with some unexpected visitors. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.

"Lose You Again" is the third standalone single from WALK THE MOON in 2019, following "Timebomb" and "Eat Your Heart Out."

You can catch WALK THE MOON live at a number of festivals this fall, including Music Midtown and Life Is Beautiful.

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Friday
Aug232019

Alessia Cara reminds herself that she's amazing in "Okay Okay"

Def Jam RecordingsAlessia Cara has released another new track from her upcoming EP, This Summer.

The song, “Okay Okay,” is a pep talk to herself. In it, she says her best friend challenged her to write a song that they could “feel ourselves to,” so she attempts to boost her confidence by listing some of her amazing qualities.

“I’m a million-trick pony/A number one and only/On scale of one to 10 I’m an 11/Okay okay/Turn pain into a paycheck/Should see me in a sundress/I do it all with ease/I should give lessons,” she boasts.

Then adds, “Maybe if I write it down/I’ll make it real somehow/’Cause everyone’s allowed to feel amazing.”

This Summer, featuring the previously released “Ready” and “Rooting for You,” comes out September 6. Alessia begins her U.S. headlining tour on October 21.

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Friday
Aug232019

Some guys have all the luck: Rod Stewart hangs out with the mothers of seven of his kids 

Tristar Media/Getty ImagesSay what you will about notorious womanizer Rod Stewart, but he's managed to maintain good relationships with all his formers wives and baby mamas.  The proof is in a photo posted on Instagram by Rod's former girlfriend, Kelly Emberg.

In the photo, Rod, who's 74, poses with Kelly, the mother of Rod's daughter Ruby; Rod's first wife Alana Stewart, mother of Rod's kids Kimberly and Sean; Rod's second wife Rachel Hunter, mother of Rod's kids Liam and Renée; and Penny Lancaster, Rod's current wife and mother of his sons Aiden and Alastair.

The occasion was the celebration of Kimberly's 40th birthday. Emberg captioned the picture, "#happybirthday @thekimberlystewart ! Can’t believe you are 40! You looked radiant last night! A mother’s reunion!"

Kimberly is the mother of Rod's first grandchild, daughter Delilah, who was born in 2011. Delilah's father is Benicio Del Toro, who Kimberly was dating at the time.

Rod's eighth and oldest child, Sarah Streeter, was given up for adoption at birth, but now the two have a relationship.

Also this week, Rod and Penny met up with Alana and son Sean, who was celebrating his September 1 birthday early, and posed for pictures.

Rod will resume his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on September 18.

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Friday
Aug232019

Neil Young calls for musicians to unite for song in support of immigrant children

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If you're a musician or an artist, Neil Young wants you -- to join him in writing a song supporting immigrant children, by using the children's own words to tell their story.

A lengthy post on Young's website features the lyrics of his song "I Am a Child," followed by the first-hand accounts of immigrant children in federal custody, describing their poor treatment.

"There is tremendous pain in these children’s stories," reads the post. "And we are reaching out to you as musicians and artists who will embrace their stories with humility, openness, and respect, and find a way within the music community with the talents, gifts, and calling to share their words with the universe, in the hope that the truth will ensure that these practices end, so that these children will suffer no more."

"Please answer this call to amplify their voices and elevate the truth," the post continues.

The post calls for "a unique song to amplify the voices of the children that utilizes their accounts from their detention," explaining, "We believe that music is universal and the best manner in which these accounts can be shared and heard throughout the world."

"We also believe that the songs will keep the accounts and atrocities being perpetrated against these children in the minds of the public and will be a call to take action," continues the post, which calls the treatment of children and their families "illegal."

The call to action comes from Project Amplify, a non-profit campaign supported by the Lawyer Moms Foundation.

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Friday
Aug232019

Bad Wolves detail sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N."; listen to new track "Killing Me Slowly"

Credit: David JacksonBad Wolves will release their sophomore album, titled N.A.T.I.O.N., on October 25.

The 12-track record includes the previously released track "I'll Be There," as well as a new song called "Killing Me Slowly," which you can download now via digital outlets.

"We've honed it in and really delivered a more focused version of Bad Wolves' sound," says frontman Tommy Vext of the new material. "Basically, it's like pouring steroids on everything we love about the first record to create an album that's a roller coaster of emotional experience."

N.A.T.I.O.N. is the follow-up to Bad Wolves' 2018 debut album Disobey, which features the singles "Hear Me Now" and "Remember When," as well as the band's viral hit cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie."

Bad Wolves are currently on tour with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria. They'll hit the road with Five Finger Death Punch and Three Days Grace starting in November.

Here's the N.A.T.I.O.N. track list:

"I'll Be There"
"No Messiah"
"Learn to Walk Again"
"Killing Me Slowly"
"Better Off This Way"
"Foe or Friend"
"Sober"
"Back in the Days"
"The Consumerist"
"Heaven So Heartless"
"Crying Game"
"L.A. Song"

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Friday
Aug232019

Madonna and other celebrities support Miley Cyrus after candid tweet about her past 

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTVOn Thursday, Miley Cyrus responded to rumors about her impending divorce by taking to social media to deny that infidelity was the reason that she and Liam Hemsworth split.  In doing so, she proved that she had nothing to hide by systematically listing many of the "scandalous" things she's done over the years.  Now, other celebrities are praising Miley for her honesty.

As captured by Comments by Celebs, Madonna responded to Miley's post by writing, "Thank GOD!! You are human! A woman who has lived. No need to apologize!!"

Rapper Juicy J wrote, “We love you Miley stay strong,” while, according to People, actress Bella Thorne wrote, “I love this. So much from the heart. Takes a lot to say. I love every version of u. Perfection is imperfect and that’s a fact.”

Miley's sister Brandi Cyrus wrote, "Proud of you, sissy!"

As previously reported, Miley wrote, "“What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide....I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating."

Miley then went on to "admit" to a lot of things, including, "My biggest song to date is about dancing on molly and snorting lines in the bathroom. I...cheated in relationships when I was young. I lost a massive Walmart deal at 17 for ripping a bong. I got kicked off [the movie] Hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis-[shaped] cake for his birthday and licking it."

She continued, "I swung on a wrecking ball naked. There are probably more nudes of me on the Internet than maybe any woman in history."

But, she notes, "I HAVE GROWN UP."

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Friday
Aug232019

Expansive Ozzy Osbourne box set, including every solo album on vinyl, due out in November

Sony LegacyAll aboard...a 24-disc collection featuring Ozzy Osbourne's solo catalog.

The expansive box set, featuring a total of 173 songs, is titled See You on the Other Side, and will be released November 29. The package marks the first definitive collection of the Metal Madman's solo career on vinyl.

Inside See You on the Other Side, you'll find vinyl versions of every Ozzy solo studio album, from 1980's Blizzard of Ozz to 2010's Scream -- as well as the Mr. Crowley and Just Say Ozzy EPs, plus the Live & Loud and Live at Budokan live records.

Also included is Flippin' the B Side, which is a collection on non-LP tracks, and a seven-inch flexi disc featuring an unreleased version of the song "See You on the Other Side."

If that doesn't get you hyped enough, you can watch a hilarious video promoting the box set starring Ozzy's guitarist and Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde.

See You on the Other Side will set you back $499.99. You can pre-order it now via Ozzy.com.

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Friday
Aug232019

Scooter Braun congratulates Taylor Swift on 'Lover' release, fans aren't having it 

Valheria RochaTo say that Scooter Braun is one of Taylor Swift's least favorite people is probably an understatement -- but that hasn't stopped the music manager from offering Taylor his best wishes on her new album.

As you'll recall, Taylor was incensed that Braun -- a man she's accused of trying "dismantle" her legacy -- purchased her record company, Big Machine, because now he owns her master recordings. 

In fact, the reason Taylor plans to re-record all her old albums is because she wants fans to buy those new albums -- which she'll own -- instead of her old ones, thereby robbing Braun of future earnings.

Still, Braun tweeted, "Regardless of what has been said the truth is you don’t make big bets unless you are a believer and always have been. Brilliant album with #Lover. Congrats @taylorswift13."

He added, "Supporting was always the healthier option  #brilliantalbum #brilliantcampaign congrats."

While a few fans commended Braun for his comments, most reactions to his tweet came from enraged Swifties, who hurled insults, warned him to leave her alone and demanded that he give her back her masters. 

A number of fans encouraged Braun to listen to Taylor's new song "The Man," where she imagines what life would be like if she wasn't female.

"They'd say I hustled, put in the work/They wouldn’t shake their heads and question how much of this I deserve," she sings. "What I was wearing, if I was rude/Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves."

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Friday
Aug232019

Incubus goes "Into the Summer" with funky new song; watch vampiric video now 

ABC/Randy HolmesIncubus has premiered a new song called "Into the Summer," which you can download now via digital outlets.

Frontman Brandon Boyd previously described the funky tune as if "a Lamborghini Countach and a hot pink jet ski had a wild weekend in Miami and as a result conceived a crime fighting baby that wore pastel colored blazers and only listened to David Bowie and Madness."

The track is also accompanied by a video that starts off with your standard teenage summer fun and ends with vampires. You can watch that now on YouTube.

"Into the Summer" follows Incubus' latest album, 2017's 8.

This fall, Incubus will launch a U.S. tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1999 album, Make Yourself. The trek begins September 13 in Denver.

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Friday
Aug232019

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Juice Newton scored her first number one on the country chart with the final single from her 1981 Juice album. Can you name it? ANSWER: "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)."

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Friday
Aug232019

"When My Amy Prays": The surprising revelation in Vince Gill's autobiographical "Okie" album

MCA NashvilleVince Gill's deeply personal album titled Okie is new today, complete with an autobiographical song about his wife, iconic Christian singer Amy Grant.

While you may think the Country Music Hall of Famer and the inspirational legend share a similar faith-based background -- well, Vince says you're wrong. 

"It's interesting because there's perceptions," he explains. "There's this thing we do where we assume and we perceive that someone's this or someone's that. And you know, you don't ever see the entirety of somebody."

"In saying that," Vince continues, "you know, I think a lot of people assume that because I'm married to Amy Grant that I'm just like her, you know, that I had this whole life of faith and whole life of church and I didn't."

"When My Amy Prays" highlights the differences between the couple.

"That's kind of what the song's about, as much as it is lifting her up," Vince says. "It's about being vulnerable enough to say, 'She may be that -- me, not so much.'"

It's also about how Vince is inspired by his wife of nearly twenty years.

"It sure helps," he says of his relationship with Amy, "because I get to watch that welcoming kind of spirit."

"And [her] nonjudgmental [attitude], and willing[ness] to embrace everything and everybody, just is inspiring to be around."

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Friday
Aug232019

2,000 light years from home: A rock on Mars is named after the Rolling Stones

Courtesy of the Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones got a surprise Thursday night before their concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA...from none other than Iron Man.

Marvel movie star Robert Downey Jr. announced prior to the band taking the stage that Mick Jagger and company had earned an unusual honor:  A rock on Mars has been named after them.

Pasadena is down the road from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, which is leading the mission to put its InSight lander on the surface of Mars.  When InSight touched down on Mars on November 26, 2018, it dislodged a rock a little larger than a golf ball, which then rolled about three feet. 

Apparently, that's the farthest NASA has seen a rock roll as a result of a spacecraft landing on another planet.  Yes, they keep track of these things.

In honor of this moment, the rock has been informally dubbed Rolling Stones Rock.  Jet Propulsion Lab geologist Matt Golombek said in a statement, "I've seen a lot of Mars rocks over my career. This one probably won't be in a lot of scientific papers, but it's definitely one of the coolest."

Prior to making the announcement, Downey noted, " "Cross-pollinating science and a legendary rock band is always a good thing."

Of course, the Stones were delighted by the honor, saying in a statement, "What a wonderful way to celebrate the Stones No Filter tour arriving in Pasadena. This is definitely a milestone in our long and eventful history. A huge thank you to everyone at NASA for making it happen."

Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Planetary Science Division, added, "When we found out the Stones would be in Pasadena, honoring them seemed like a fun way to reach fans all over the world."

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