Charlie Puth Admits He Cries While Listening to Celine Dion

Image Group LA/ABCCharlie Puth reveals some of his favorite musical memories in Entertainment Weekly’s latest installment of their feature “Soundtrack of My Life.”

He admits that Britney Spears’ “Sometimes” is the song that reminds him of his first crush because it was playing when he had his first kiss. He also says the song that makes him cry is Celine Dion’s “All by Myself,” mostly because he's overwhelmed by the "insane" production on the track. "I’m getting chills right now hearing it in my head," he says.

The first album he ever bought with his own money was Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP. “I was in Catholic school and wanted something with [a parental] advisory sticker,” he says. “Dr. Dre’s production got me into producing -- it was the cleanest rap production I’d heard.”

Charlie says people might be surprised to know he also really loves jazz music. But when it comes to go-to karaoke tunes, he sticks with anything from the ‘80s -- including Wham! and Cyndi Lauper.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday, February 12, 2017. You’ll be able to watch live on CBS as the gramophones find their new owners.

You can catch Country Music Hall of Famer Charley Pride Monday on The Big Interview with Dan Rather. The show airs at 10:30 a.m. ET on AXS TV.

The documentary To Joey, With Love will be released September 20 for one night only in select theaters. It chronicles the last two and a half years of the life of Joey+Rory’s Joey Feek, who passed away in March from cancer. You can watch the trailer on YouTube.

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Dad-Fest 2016: Brett Eldredge Plans a Father's Day Party on the Road

Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge may be busy on Keith Urban's Ripcord World Tour on Father's Day, but he's figured out a way to make his dad feel special.

"I'm gonna take my dad on the bus. I'm gonna take him and have a big Dad-fest and just show Dad how much I love him, because I'll be on the road unfortunately on Father's Day. And I was on the road on Mother's Day…My dad knows how much I love him. I try to remind him all the time.”

The “Wanna Be That Song” singer says he has no doubt his dad is one of the main reasons he's up there in the spotlight.

“You know, he was loading up the minivan with speakers and, you know, whenever I needed music help or anything, he'd find somebody to help me. And he was just pushing me into saying, 'You got the goods to do this!' I think it takes a person like that, and I try to model myself after my dad every day.”

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Dan+Shay Find Dory Friday on "Ellen"

Warner Music NashvilleWhile lots of movie-lovers will be going to hear Ellen DeGeneres voice a loveable blue tang fish in Finding Dory this weekend, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are getting a whole lot closer to the comedian who gave Nemo’s pal life.

Dan+Shay are set to sing their top-20 hit “From the Ground Up” Friday on Ellen’s popular daytime show. Check your local listings to see what time The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs in your area. The 13-years-in-the-making sequel to Finding Nemo is new in theaters this weekend.

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Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson Hit the Road for Their "Moving Circus of Togetherness" 

Brecht Vant'hof/Brendan WaltersPhillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson kick off their joint headlining trek tonight in Del Mar, California, with opening acts A Great Big World and Eric Hutchinson.  Phillip says he's excited to be on the road, and to debut some of his "awesome" new music.

"Being outdoors in the summer and the night air, [there's] something about it that everyone enjoys," he tells ABC Radio. "There’s just an awesome’s just a good time."  As for the new songs, they're from his upcoming third album, out later this year. 

"The songwriting, to me, is some of my best and some of my favorite that I’ve ever written," he tells ABC Radio.  "It’s sounding really awesome."

Matt and Phillip will play sets of equal length, but Matt, who's promoting his album Show Me Your Fangs, will go on first.  And expect collaborations. 

"We’ll do songs together throughout the set," Matt says. "So [Phillip] will come out for our set, we’ll come out for his...the Great Big World guys will come up and’s gonna be nice. Kinda like a moving circus of togetherness."

Matt adds that he and Phillip are a good match as a double bill  -- better than some other American Idol alumni would be.

"He’s got sort of an appeal that goes a little bit further into what I do," explains Matt. "He just sorta feels not as much of a pop person as some of the people that have come through that system.  So I feel like he and I fit together really well." 

During his set, Matt will also pay tribute to Prince, but don't expect him to play "Purple Rain:" he'll choose something a bit more obscure, though not too obscure.  "It’ll be a sort of known Prince known as we can go," he laughs.

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Why Lukas Graham "Knows" He's Going to Be a Great Father 

Chapman BaehlerLukas Graham's smash hit "7 Years" was inspired by the death of lead singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer's father, who passed away at the age of 61.  Now, Lukas himself is about to become a father: his girlfriend is pregnant and due in September.   As we head into Father's Day this weekend, Lukas explains why he isn't worried about what kind of dad he'll be to his first child.

"I know I’m gonna be a great father because I had a great father," he tells ABC Radio. "And I had a great grandfather and I have great fathers around me."

This is a topic that Lukas has obviously given a lot of thought, no doubt due to his close relationship with his own father, who he considered to be his best friend.

"I don’t think I will be able to have people employed who are bad fathers, because there’s something inherently immoral about not being a good dad, never mind just being a good husband," Lukas tells ABC Radio. "But it’s like, you can sense it on people and I don’t know any bad dads."

Except the alcoholic kind, it seems.

Says Lukas, "Well, that’s....what we call beers in the studio -- 'Let’s knock back a couple of bad dads!'”  

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Tamar Braxton Shares How She Overcame Addiction to Fast Food

Earl Gibson III/Getty ImagesAs Tamar Braxton copes with the aftermath of her controversial departure from The Real, she’s found a way to eat healthy and overcome her addiction to fast food.

“I am the greediest person on the planet and am addicted to Shake Shack,” she tells New York magazine. “You have to eat the things you love like the burgers and the cheese fries and the shakes, but in moderation. I can't starve myself or deprive myself of things that I really love.”

Braxton says she discovered food that helps her cut down on her calorie intake. “I started eating kelp noodles. That helps when you want spaghetti -- the kelp noodles are low in fat and carbs and are delicious." She adds, "When I got introduced to it, I wasn't open to the idea. I was like: I don't want no kelp noodles, I want spaghetti, get your life. But when I tried it, I fell in love.”

The youngest of the Braxton sisters was forced to leave Dancing with the Stars last year due to blood clots in her lungs, and she remembers it was a wake-up call about her health.

“Does that mean that the things that I was doing weren't healthy?” she comments. “Did I get a blood clot because I wasn't eating healthy enough or not exercising enough? No. But it does mean that I need to pay attention my body and see how thick my blood is, if I need an aspirin every day, and so on.”

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Peter Gabriel Releasing New Song, "I'm Amazing," Partly Inspired by Muhammad Ali

Phillip Massey/WireImagePeter Gabriel is release a new song titled "I'm Amazing" today that can be purchased as a digital download and will be available on streaming services.

In a message on his official website, the singer reveals that the song, which he wrote a few years ago, "was, in part, inspired by Muhammad Ali's life and struggles." Gabriel explains that "at the time of [Ali's] death, when so many people are celebrating his life and thinking about all he achieved, it seemed the right time to release it."

"I'm Amazing" is the first new original composition Peter has released since "Show Yourself," which appeared in the 2013 concert film Back to Front -- Live in London. You can listen to "I'm Amazing" now at Gabriel's official YouTube channel.

This past Monday, the day of Ali's memorial service, Gabriel posted a lengthy tribute to the late boxing champion, whom he called "one of the most influential figures of the last hundred years."

In the homage, Peter pointed out that although he wasn't a fan of the violence in boxing, he was "an enormous fan" of Ali. Gabriel added, "His mischievous courage and self-belief gave hope to millions of people who had something big and scary to confront, helping to arm every David against every Goliath and providing an irreverent challenge to racism all around the world."

Also included in the post was a photo of Gabriel with Ali that Peter explained was taken at an event supporting the Reebok Human Rights Foundation.

Ali died on June 3 at the age of 74.

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Boston Mayor Proclaims Friday "Pet Sounds Day" in Honor of Brian Wilson's Symphonic Shows in the City

Capitol Records/UMeBrian Wilson brings his tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album to Boston for two special symphonic shows this weekend, and in honor of the events, the city's mayor, Marty Walsh, has proclaimed today to be "Pet Sounds Day." Wilson and his band will be accompanied by the Boston Pops Orchestra at the concerts, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Symphony Hall.

The shows will be the only symphonic performances during the North American leg of Wilson's trek.

Mayor Walsh's describes Pet Sounds as "an emotional autobiographical concept album credited with elevating rock music to new heights of artistry," and maintains that it "revolutionized pop music with its unique approach to harmony and production, introducing innovative sounds such as bicycle bells, dog whistles, Coke cans, and the theremin."

The declaration also notes that the album inspired "countless artists," including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, R.E.M. and Radiohead, adding that it "helped transform and further advance music across all genres."

In addition, the proclamation lists some of Wilson's many career honors, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and receiving the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award as a member of The Beach Boys.

Lastly, Mayor Walsh points out that the Boston shows are expected to be the final time that Wilson will perform Pet Sounds in its entirety with orchestral accompaniment.

Wilson's Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour is mapped out through an October 15 concert in Sacramento, California.

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YG Enjoys Mutual Respect with Drake and Lil Wayne

Scott Dudelson/FilmMagicYG’s new album, Still Brazy, features Drake and Lil Wayne, and he’s proud to be respected by the Young Money superstars.

The Compton rapper tells Billboard that he grew idolizing Weezy. “I was Lil Wayne's fan when I hit like 15, 16 and up. I was all like Lil Wayne'd up, you feel me?” he says. "I told Wayne that s*** too when I met him the first time in like 2009. I hit Wayne up 'cause I grew up on some Wayne s***, so I'm like, 'I gotta get Wayne on my s***.'" 

YG says he’s also a fan of Drake, and knows Drizzy also enjoys his music. “Drake -- same thing. Motherf****** respect what I do, how I did it, what I represent, how I represent it. They be hearing about who got the city on lock, like the streets and all that, and my name for sure come up every time.”

Born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson,YG is proud to represent his hometown: Compton, California. He says he is one of many stars from the city who are proving that Compton does not deserve the negative image portrayed in the media.

“We got Eazy EDre, [Ice] Cube out there, [DJ] Quik, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, Venus and Serena Williams, and many more. Those are some of the people that shape some of these cultures out here...They really trying to turn [Compton] into a different place.”

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Cage the Elephant Brings Intimate Songs to Not-So Intimate Venues

Credit: Ira ChernovaCage the Elephant is currently in the midst of a headlining arena tour in support of their new album, Tell Me I'm Pretty. For a band known for an energetic, boisterous live presence, the bigger venues did present a bit of a challenge.

"It's always weird to make the jump to bigger venues and stuff," guitarist Brad Shultz tells ABC Radio. "I feel like we've been able to keep the energy and the intimacy of the smaller venues in a larger venue, that was really important for us."

In addition to upping their production -- "We have all the bells and whistles now," says Shultz -- the tour has allowed Cage to work in a few more new songs from Tell Me I'm Pretty into their set.

"We're kind of a band that gets a set list and we lock it in, so we can kinda subconsciously go through the set and not have to think about it too much, kinda just enjoy it," Shultz says. "It's been good to get some new songs into that, kinda re-energize things."

While the venues have gotten bigger, Cage the Elephant's songs have gotten more intimate, at least lyrically. Frontman Matt Shultz, who is Brad's brother, wanted to write a more honest and transparent album with Tell Me I'm Pretty.

"He had used characters and different personas in a way to make him feel comfortable, to be able to say some of the stuff that he says about himself and other people," Brad says of his brother. "And he wanted to be bare-bones on this and [for the lyrics to] be all coming from him and not hide behind anything."

Cage the Elephant's arena tour will conclude June 26 in Glendale, Arizona.

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Jimmy Page Resumes Testimony in "Stairway to Heaven" Trial

George Pimentel/WireImageJimmy Page took the stand again Thursday in the Los Angeles trial stemming from a lawsuit claiming Led Zeppelin ripped off the Spirit song "Taurus" for its classic tune "Stairway to Heaven."

The guitarist was played "Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins, with the plaintiff side attempting to suggest it was a potential inspiration for "Stairway to Heaven" as well. Page said that wasn't the case.

Page admitted to hearing Spirit songs on the radio in the late 1960s, but didn't mention "Taurus" as one of them.

Kevin Hanson, a former member of the band Huffamoose, said on the stand that "Stairway" and "Taurus" are similar. During cross-examination, the defense revealed that Hanson was being paid to testify and that he personally knows plaintiff's attorney Francis Malofiy, who represents the trustee that manages late Spirit guitarist Randy California's estate.

At one point, Malofiy played a guitar version of Hanson playing "Taurus" and "Stairway" over each other, and the two sounded as if they were in harmony and sync.

The defense is expected to start presenting its case Friday.

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Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Talk Writing Music Together, Donald Trump on "The Late Show"

Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York before appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"; James Devaney/GC ImagesFriends and tour mates Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas appeared together as guests on CBS' The Late Show Thursday night.

Demi noted to host Stephen Colbert that it was the first time they'd done a joint interview on a late-night TV show.

The segment was mostly a trip down memory lane, with Colbert peppering them with questions about their early career, including Demi's stint on Barney & Friends when she was much younger.

Nick said he and Demi first bonded while they were making Disney Channel's Camp Rock movies. Around that time, she added, she was writing songs with Nick and his brothers -- including Joe, whom she once dated. She reflected on one of the tunes, "Gonna Get Caught."

She says she told the brothers regarding the lyrics, "'I think he gets caught and everybody sees he's a heartbreaker,' and Nick's like, 'Why don't we write the chorus?'"

Nick shared a story about his experience with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when he hosted the Miss USA pageant, then owned by Trump, a few years ago.

Nick said the teleprompter messed up at one point and so he ad-libbed his introduction of Trump by calling him "one of the most important people in the room." Moments later, The Donald corrected him, "The most important person in the room."

Thursday's Late Show began with a sketch in which Demi sang the national anthem with Colbert in 30 seconds, and closed with a performance by Nick.

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UPDATED: Meat Loaf Collapses Onstage During Edmonton Concert; Rep Blames "Severe Dehydration"

Engelke/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesMeat Loaf collapsed onstage during his concert at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Thursday night.

The 68-year-old singer, whose birth name is Michael Lee Aday, was performing his 1993 hit, "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," as an encore when he collapsed, a fan at the concert tells CBC News.

"He fell…he just fell," recalls Jamie Carriere. "You could hear the microphone just hit the ground."

The singer's rep says Meat Loaf collapsed due to "severe dehydration."  In a statement provided to ABC News, Jeremy Westby says Meat Loaf "was admitted to a nearby hospital to undergo routine tests. His vital signs are stable and normal -- he's responsive and recovering well."

The statement further says he's "expecting a speedy and full recovery," and thanks everyone for their "support and understanding."

"I thought it was a joke," Carriere continues. "I didn't know what was going on because he was joking around throughout his set."

Fans were forced to leave the auditorium while fire trucks and ambulances arrived at the building, according to Carriere.

"People were trying to cheer him on yelling 'Come on Meat Loaf,'" Carriere notes, "but the atmosphere became 'no you shouldn't be doing that right now, this is something serious.'"

Carriere caught the incident on video and posted it to Facebook.

Meat Loaf cancelled a couple of Canadian dates earlier in the week due to illness.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Premiere Skateboard-Filled "Dark Necessities" Video

Credit: Steve KerosRed Hot Chili Peppers have debuted the video for their single "Dark Necessities." Directed by actress Olivia Wilde, the visual cuts between Anthony Kiedis and company performing the funky track and a quartet of girls tearing up the streets on skateboards. The clip also features Flea playing bass while sitting in a sink and wearing dish gloves. You can watch it all unfold now on the Peppers' Facebook page.

"Dark Necessities" is the lead single from the band's forthcoming album, The Getaway, which will be released Friday, June 17.

In other Chili Peppers news, Kiedis had to perform a feat of heroism recently. In an interview with the U.K.'s Radio X, the singer explains that while the band was outside filming their "Carpool Karaoke" segment with The Late Late Show's James Corden, a woman ran out of her house yelling that her baby couldn't breathe.

"We all ran across the street. The lady thrust the baby into my arms. The baby was not breathing," Kiedis explains.

"I thought, 'I'm going to try and do a little baby CPR real quick to see if I can get some air into this kid,'" he continues. "I tried to open the mouth. [It was] locked shut. So I started rubbing the belly, bubbles started coming out of the mouth, the eyes rolled back into place. The ambulance showed up and I handed the baby over who was breathing and fine."

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will bring their heroics to Chicago next month when they headline Lollapalooza.

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Wyclef Jean Releases New Single, “Hendrix”

Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Governors BallWyclef Jean pays tribute to one of his guitar idols, and also his former neighborhood, in his new single, “Hendrix.”

Jean moved to America after being born in Haiti, and he says he had to overcome many obstacles living in Newark, New Jersey.

"This speaks to the neighborhood I grew up in and how it didn’t look like much," he says. “The devil, or the streets, offered drugs and cartel and I chose music. Some homies chose the NBA, or we would see people like Shaq who are from Newark and see how they made it out the danger zone."

Jean recalls visiting Manhattan inspired him to be successful. “I remember leaving Jersey and coming to New York at night and seeing those city lights and thinking this place has a lot of people. If you can make it here, you're sure can make it anywhere."

The former member of The Fugees will release his first new studio album in seven years, Carnival III: Road to Clefication, in the fall, featuring Avicii, Afrojack and Emeli Sandé.

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Soundtrack to "The Beatles LOVE" Las Vegas Show to Premiere on Streaming Services Friday

© Apple Corps Ltd.The soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Las Vegas show The Beatles LOVE will be made available to streaming services around the world starting Friday, June 17, at 12:01 a.m. U.K. time. The 2006 album features remixed versions and mash-ups of Beatles songs that were created at London's Abbey Road Studios by longtime Fab Four producer George Martin and his son, Giles, for use in the multimedia production.

The Beatles LOVE soundtrack peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. Among the interesting "soundscapes" and medleys that appear on the record are tracks combining "Eleanor Rigby" and "Julia"; "Blackbird" and "Yesterday"; and "Come Together," "Dear Prudence" and "Cry Baby Cry." The streaming version of the album includes two bonus tracks, "Girl" and "Fool on the Hill."

Since The Beatles LOVE opened at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 30, 2006, more 4,500 performances have been staged. Cirque du Soleil will give a special 10th anniversary performance of the production on July 14. This year, the show was revamped with new acts, costumes, choreography and video elements, as well as remixed music. Tickets are available at

Here's the track list of The Beatles LOVE soundtrack:

"Get Back"*
"Glass Onion"*
"Eleanor Rigby/Julia"*
"I Am the Walrus"*
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"*
"Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing"*
"Gnik Nus"*
"Something/Blue Jay Way"*
"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter"*
"Strawberry Fields Forever"*
"Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows"*
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"*
"Octopus's Garden"*
"Lady Madonna"*
"Here Comes the Sun/The Inner Light"*
"Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry"*
"Back in the U.S.S.R."*
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"*
"A Day in the Life"*
"Hey Jude"*
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Reprise)"*
"All You Need Is Love"*
"Fool on the Hill"+

* = LOVE version
+ = bonus track.

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Listen to Metallica's James Hetfield's New Duet with Heart, "Beautiful Broken"

Concord RecordsThe title track of Heart's upcoming studio album, Beautiful Broken, featuring a duet between Ann Wilson and Metallica frontman James Hetfield, is streaming now on YouTube in the form of a new lyrics video. The hard-driving rock tune tells the story of woman described as "a big star," "a drama queen" and "a hot mess."

The song is an updated version of a tune that appeared as a bonus track of Heart's previous album, 2012's Fanatic. On the new track, Hetfield harmonizes with Wilson on the verses and also is heard singing solo in spots.

"The neo-punk 'Beautiful Broken' is a raw, muscular look at a ripped and torn beauty; a fabulous insanity," Ann explains to Rolling Stone. "James Hetfield of Metallica makes a surprise appearance uttering the clarifying message, 'just like you and me,' just to make sure this girl doesn't feel special. It's a ripper from the folks who brought you 'Break' and 'Barracuda.'"

The video features black-and-white footage of Heart performing live, combined with a montage of photos of the band members and of Hetfield. Enhancing the clip is an effect that looks like wisps of smoke swirling across the screen.

The Beautiful Broken album will be released July 8.

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Radiohead Rehearsed Every One of Their Songs for Tour 

Adela Loconte/WireImageRadiohead is in the midst of a tour in support of their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool. So far, the band's setlists have been quite varied, including a rare performance of their breakthrough hit "Creep." As guitarist Jonny Greenwood tells BBC Radio, the band actually rehearsed every one of their songs before the tour.

"We started with 120 [songs]," Greenwood says. "It's crazy. I mean, it's just every song we've done."

"Then we gave up and realized that was stupid and got it down to about 60 or 70, and we played 24 songs a night," he continues. "So there's a lot to choose from."

While the set list variety is good for keeping things "fresh and interesting," both for the fans and for Radiohead themselves, it does present a challenge for the band's crew.

"It drives our crew crazy, as you might imagine, because they don't know what to do with the lights," Greenwood explains. "But that's okay. We've always been like that. We've always decided the setlist just before we play."

Elsewhere in the interview, Greenwood speaks about Radiohead's rejected theme song for the James Bond movie Spectre.

"It wasn't right for the film, what we did," Greenwood says. "So we thought, 'Great! Then it's ours. We can finish it how it's meant to be and we can release it.' So that side of it was really positive, you know?"

"We're really, really proud of it," the guitarist adds. "Why be attached to an old fashioned idea of what a James Bond thing was and it being a big deal? It's like it's sort of stupid to get worked up about, really."

Radiohead will bring their tour to the U.S. in July and August for headlining shows in New York City and Los Angeles, respectively.

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Bastille Premieres New Single, "Good Grief" 

Virgin RecordsBastille takes a page from Charlie Brown's book on their new song, "Good Grief." The energetic, bouncy track is available for download now on iTunes.

"Good Grief" is the first single from Bastille's forthcoming sophomore album, Wild World, which will be the follow-up to their breakthrough debut, Bad Blood.

"If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it, our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media," says frontman Dan Smith. "It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it."

Bastille will be spending their summer on the festival circuit, including sets at Lollapalooza and Osheaga. The band will also be headlining a show at Colorado's iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in October.

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