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Sep172013

Madonna's "Secret Project" Coming September 24...for Free

Facebook.com/MadonnaShe's been posting about it on social media for months now, but next week, fans will finally be able to see Madonna's so-called "secret project."  Titled secretprojectrevolution, it's a 17-minute film she co-directed with photographer Steven Kline.

The movie will be distributed in a unique way: as a BitTorrent Bundle. This means you'll be able to download it for free, starting September 24 at 2 p.m. ET.  Bonus content is also available.  Just visit Bundles.Bittorrent.com/Madonna-revolution/ to get it.

The project isn't just a one-off, though: it'll serve to launch Art for Freedom, an online global initiative that Madonna created to "further freedom of expression."  In a statement, the Queen of Pop says, "My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression."

She adds, "I hope my film and other submissions to Art for Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency." 

Madonna is inviting people worldwide to express what freedom means to them via video, music, poetry and photography.  You can upload your original work, or post it online with the hashtag #artforfreedom.

This issue is obviously very important to Madonna.  During a Q&A she did on Reddit on Monday night, Madonna was asked "What current issues drive you to voice your opinion creatively?"  Her responses were "Censoring of artists around the world" and "Censorship."  She cited the example of Pussy Riot, the Russian female punk group who saw some of their members jailed after filming themselves lip-synching a protest song about Russian president Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale Streaming Live Multi-City Concert Tonight 

To celebrate the release of the latest installment in the Self Made series, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale are scheduled to perform during an unprecedented concert event that will feature three performances in three different cities, all of which will be streamed live online via Maybach Music Group’s newly launched MMG.tv.

Beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET, the one-night-only event, dubbed the Self Made 3: The Live Experience, will capture Wale's performance at the University of North Carolina during J. Cole’s What Dreams May Come Tour, followed by Meek Mill’s set at Washington, D.C.’s Ibiza Nightclub.  Rozay will conclude the special showcase with a full-length concert, live from New York City’s Gramercy Theatre.

Maybach Music Group's compilation album, Self Made Vol. 3, is available in stores now.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Kendrick Lamar, Miguel Among Nominees for the 2013 Soul Train Awards

Photo courtesy Miguel via InstagramKendrick Lamar leads all nominees with six nods for the 2013 Soul Train Awards, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Album of the Year.

Following with five nominations apiece, is Lamar's "How Many Drinks" collaborator Miguel, as well as Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Robin Thicke and Tamar Braxton.

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards will be pre-tapped at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 8 and will air on December 1 on both Centric and BET at 9 p.m. ET.  For more information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain.

Here are the 2013 Soul Train Awards nominees and categories:

Best New Artist
Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award
Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
"Bad" – Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
"High School" – Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
"Holy Grail" – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
"Poetic Justice" – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
"Power Trip" – J. Cole feat. Miguel
"Started from the Bottom" – Drake

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Chrisette Michele
Fantasia
Janelle Monáe
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay Z
The Side Effects of You – Fantasia
Unapologetic – Rihanna

Song of the Year
"Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
"Diamonds" -Rihanna
"Fine China" – Chris Brown
"Love and War" – Tamar Braxton
"Poetic Justice" – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
"Suit & Tie" – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
"Crooked Smile" – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
"Fire We Make" – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
"Lose to Win" – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
"Love and War" – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
"Mirrors" – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
"Q.U.E.E.N." – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance
"Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
"Body Party" – Ciara
"Fine China" – Chris Brown
"Q.U.E.E.N." – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
"Suit & Tie" – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
"Treasure" – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
"Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
"Fine China" – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
"Love and War" – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
"Poetic Justice" – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
"Q.U.E.E.N." – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
"Started from the Bottom" – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – "Fire We Make"
Brandy feat. Chris Brown – "Put It Down"
J.Cole feat. Miguel – "Power Trip"
Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – "Q.U.E.E.N."
Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – "How Many Drinks"
Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – "Blurred Lines"
Wale feat. Sam Dew – "LoveHate Thing"

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Katy Perry's Next "Prism" Track Coming Sept. 30: "These Are Not Singles, Just Tastes to Enjoy"

Capitol RecordsKaty Perry is giving fans a sneak peek at her new album Prism one track at a time.  After releasing her second teaser track, "Dark Horse," on Tuesday, the singer has now announced that yet another track is coming: "Walking on Air" will make its debut September 30.

"Mark your calendars for the next on SEPT 30 when you can hear/have the new song 'WALKING ON AIR' before the record hits," she tweeted.  However, she clarified, as she did with "Dark Horse," that neither of these songs are the actual follow-up to "Roar."

"Remember these are NOT singles, just tastes to enjoy!" she wrote. "# is still ROARING & 2nd single from PRISM will not be announced for some time...But don't you worry... I promise you'll like it!"

"Dark Horse" features rapper Juicy J, a member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia.  "Boy you should know what you're falling for/Baby do you dare to do this?/Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse," Katy sings to a male suitor. "Are you ready for a perfect storm/'Cause once you're mine/there's no going back."

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Tuesday
Sep172013

2 Chainz Selects Next Single from "B.O.A.T.S. II: ME Time"

Facebook.com/2Chainz2 Chainz has announced to his two million Twitter followers that he's selected the Mannie Fresh-produced cut "Used 2," as the next single from his latest album, B.O.A.T.S. II: ME Time. The rapper posted the cover art for the the follow-up to "Feds Watching" on his Instagram page.

The rapper is in the middle of a promo tour which will make stops in Atlanta, Tampa and Jackson, Mississippi before wrapping on October 26 in Palmview, Texas.

As previously reported, B.O.A.T.S. ME Time is expected to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart with sales estimates ranging between 55,000 to 65,000 copies in its first week, according to Hits Daily Double.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Eagles Offer Fans First Shot at Tickets for January Shows

EaglesBand.comAs we reported earlier, the Eagles will ring in 2014 when they play the first concerts at the refurbished, legendary Los Angeles venue The Forum on January 15, 17 and 18. Now comes word that the band is offering their hardcore fans a chance to purchase the first floor seats at these shows via a special "Fan Invitation" online. You can register now by going to the band's website.  Each "Fan Invitation" ticket purchase comes with a special poster commemorating the concerts.  Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public September 28 at all Ticketmaster locations, at Ticketmaster.com and at LiveNation.com.

The Eagles are expected to play songs from their entire 40-year career at these concerts, including some that have never been performed live before.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Jason Aldean Hosting Live Stream of "Night Train to Georgia" Concert Film on Facebook

The GreenroomJason Aldean's Night Train to Georgia DVD comes out October 15, but  on October 14 you can stream it all live on Jason's Facebook page before you buy.  Jason is hosting the streaming event and a Q&A that day.  In the meantime, fans who upload videos of themselves to Instagram with the hashtag #JasonAldeanDVD could be featured in a video posted at JasonAldean.com leading up to the DVD release.

Jason's Night Train to Georgia concert film features guest performances from Kelly Clarkson on "Don't You Wanna Stay," Luke Bryan on "The Only Way I Know" and rapper Ludacris on "Dirt Road Anthem."  Jason's solo hits, including "Take a Little Ride," "Big Green Tractor" and "My Kinda Party," round out the 90-minute, 18-song set list.

Jason's new DVD also includes personal interviews with the artist along with footage from his sold out shows at Boston's Fenway Park and Chicago's Wrigley Field, too.  Pre-sales of the DVD are now available at JasonAldean.com.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Beck Previews New Single, “Gimme”

Facebook.com/BeckGood news for Beck fans: the singer has returned with another brand-new track.  Titled “Gimme,” the cut is currently streaming on the singer’s YouTube channel.  In addition to checking it out online, you can purchase the song on iTunes or pick up a double vinyl album which features the original track, an instrumental version and a 30-minute extended mix spread out over two sides.

As previously reported, Beck is currently recording two new albums: an acoustic release and a follow-up to 2008’s Modern Guilt.  Release dates for both projects have yet to be announced.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Imagine Dragons Documentary, "Imagine Dragons: The Making of Night Visions", Now Available on iTunes

Interscope RecordsIf you missed your chance to see Imagine Dragons’ documentary in theaters or on Palladia last year, don’t worry: Imagine Dragons: The Making of Night Visions is now available for purchase on iTunes.

As the title suggests, the film documents the band as they put together their debut album, Night Visions. It features interviews with each member of the band, behind-the-scenes clips, and footage of a live performance of some of the songs from Night Visions.

Night Visions has spent over a year on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling more than 1.4 million copies. The release, which includes platinum-selling hits "It's Time" and “Radioactive,” debuted in the #2 slot on the Billboard 200 album chart its first week out.  

Night Visions also holds the crown for having the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a new rock band in more than six years, selling over 83,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Mary J. Blige Issues Track List for Holiday Album, "A Mary Christmas"

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Mary J. Blige has released the official track listing for her recently announced, first-ever holiday album, aptly titled A Mary Christmas.

The forthcoming 12-track set is a collaboration between Blige and legendary producer David Foster, who's responsible for multi-platinum holiday albums from Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Celine Dion.

"The past few months have been such an amazing time for me, the highlight being my work with David Foster.  I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to make this soulful and classic Christmas album with David," says Blige in a statement.  "David’s music has touched so many talented artists and I am grateful to be a part of this collaboration.  I am so proud of what we created and I believe my fans will love the album as much as I do."

David Foster comments, "There's so many things that I find inspiring about Mary, but I guess it always comes back to the fact that she has no limits and no boundaries.  She doesn't think of herself as black or white, or yellow or red, or male or female.  She just thinks of herself as a singer and she's a great singer."

The Grammy-winning singer's disc, which boast duets with Barbra StreisandJessie J., Mark Anthony and The Clark Sisters, will include "soulful interpretations" of holiday classics. 

A Mary Christmas is set to arrive in stores on October 15.

Here's the track list for A Mary Christmas:

"Little Drummer Boy"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"My Favorite Things"
"This Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"
"Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"
"When You Wish Upon A Star" -- Duet with Barbra Streisand
"Winter Wonderland"
"Do You Hear What I Hear" -- Duet with Jessie J.
"Petit Papa Noël"
"The First Noel" -- Duet with The Clark Sisters
"Noche de Paz"  -- Duet with Mark Anthony

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Fergie & Hubby Unveil Pictures of New Baby Son Online

Facebook.com/JoshDuhamelAxl Jack Duhamel is ready for his close-up.  The newborn son of Fergie and Josh Duhamel made his debut on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook on Tuesday.

Fergie and Duhamel each posted different photos of their bundle of joy.  Duhamel's carried the caption “Axl Jack Duhamel Day 1 Life is good :)" and added the hashtag "#PaparazziYouCanLeaveOurHouseNow.”  The baby is seen with his eyes closed, sleeping angelically while wrapped in a blue, pink and white blanket, topped off with a matching cap.

Fergie’s picture showed Axl wearing the same cap, but he was also sporting a pair of headphones. "Axl Jack Duhamel. Day 2 of life. Hearing test complete. All systems go. #chillin,” she wrote.

The couple welcomed the baby on August 29.  He weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Singer and Beatles Collaborator Jackie Lomax Dies

Photo by RB/RedfernsJackie Lomax, a singer-songwriter who recorded for Apple Records and was peripherally connected to The Beatles, has died. According to a statement released by his family, Lomax passed away Monday, after a brief illness, at his home in England. He was 69.

Lomax's debut album, Is This What You Want?, was produced by George Harrison, as was his single "Sour Milk Sea." Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also appeared on the disc but it never became a big hit.  His most recent album, The Ballad of Liverpool Slim, arrived in 2009.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Pink's Co-Stars Rave About Her New Movie Role: "The Most Amazing Acting I've Ever Seen"

Facebook.com/Thx4SharingUnder her birth name, Alecia Moore, Pink co-stars in the new movie Thanks for Sharing with some pretty heavy hitters in Hollywood, including Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins and Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo.  But according to them, she more than held her own on screen.

Speaking to Variety at the movie's premiere, Pink said, "I’m not an actress; I’m just here...I’m with people that are at the top of their game and it was awesome to get to watch."  But Robbins didn't agree, telling Variety, "I think she is an actress, no matter what she says. She’s really good, really good!"

And Josh Gad, who shares the most scenes with Pink, wouldn't stop raving about her.

"She showed up the first day and she’s like, ‘You know guys, I’m sorry.  I don’t want to hold people back.  I’m new to this whole thing,’” Gad told Variety.  “And then, all of a sudden the cameras roll and it was like we were in Sophie’s Choice.  Like, it was the most amazing acting I’ve ever seen.  I looked over at Tim and Mark Ruffalo [and said], ‘We’re dead.  She’s going to steal the whole movie from us.’”

Thanks for Sharing is a dramedy about a group of sex addicts who all meet in a support group, and Pink explains that the film will help to show people that sex addiction is a legitimate disease, and not just an excuse someone gives when they're caught cheating.

"I know a lot about addiction,” she told Variety.  "I’ve lost a lot of people in my life and had some interesting experiences myself.  I believe that all addiction comes from the same monster, it just wears different masks."

Thanks for Sharing will be released this Friday.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Paul McCartney to Appear on "Jimmy Kimmel," Perform Free Concert; "New" Lyric Video Out Now

MPL/Mary McCartneyPaul McCartney will make his first-ever appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live next Monday night -- and it'll be a big one. After joining Jimmy in the studio for a chat, McCartney will perform a free concert on Hollywood Boulevard. The street will be shut down for the event, which is expected to draw a record-breaking crowd.

In related news, McCartney has unveiled a lyric video for "New," his current single and the title track of his forthcoming album.  As the song's lyrics flash on the screen, we see footage of Sir Paul performing, soaking up applause and greeting fans. The two-and-a-half-minute clip ends with the Beatles legend placing a guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave.

New, McCartney's first album of original material since 2007, arrives on October 15 and includes a dozen new tracks.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Lady Gaga, Justin, Taylor, Pink, Bruno & Katy Land MTV European Music Award Noms

Image courtesy Lady Gaga via TwitterJustin Timberlake was a top nominee for this year's MTV VMAs, and now he's also one of the top nominees for this year's MTV European Music Awards, which will be handed out November 10 in Amsterdam.

Justin scored five MTV EMA nominations; Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus grabbed four each.  Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Pink, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Rihanna and One Direction.

Among the clips competing for the top prize of Best Video are Justin's "Mirrors," Gaga's "Applause" and Robin's "Blurred Lines."

Here's a partial list of the nominees in the main categories -- you can vote for your favorites at MTVEMA.com:

BEST SONG
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (Ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST POP
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry
Miley Cyrus
One Direction
Taylor Swift

BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Green Day
Justin Timberlake
Pink
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Lady Gaga – "Applause"
Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"
Robin Thicke – "Blurred Lines" (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
Thirty Seconds to Mars – "Up in the Air"

BEST LOOK
Harry Styles
Justin Timberlake
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Rita Ora

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Miranda Lambert Opening Second Pink Pistol Store in Her Hometown of Lindale, TX

Facebook.com/PinkPistolTexasMiranda Lambert's Pink Pistol boutique is now a chain. Her first location in her adopted hometown of Tishomingo, OK is such a hit, Miranda has announced plans to open a second location in her original hometown, Lindale, TX.

The original Pink Pistol opened in October 2012 as a fun hobby for Miranda while also promoting local businesses in Tishomingo. It has since turned into a big tourist attraction, and Miranda hopes to give Lindale a similar economic boost with the opening of Pink Pistol Texas. The grand opening is set for October 12 and 13, and the new Lindale location already has a Facebook page.

Miranda has a show October 12 in Sioux City, IA, so there is a chance she'll make it to the Pink Pistol Texas opening on the 13th.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

30 Seconds to Mars, Green Day Lead Rock Nominees for MTV Europe Music Awards; Daft Punk, Imagine Dragons Among Other Noms

Jared Leto30 Seconds to Mars and Green Day have racked up three nominations each for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be handed out November 10 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

30 Seconds to Mars' nominations come in the categories of Best Video -- for “Up in the Air,” Biggest Fans, and Best Alternative.  They'll compete in the latter category against Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy, Franz Ferdinand and Paramore. Green Day scored a nod for Best Live and will battle Black Sabbath, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers for Best Rock.  In addition, Green Day will face off against a number of rock acts, including fun., No Doubt, Garbage, Linkin Park and The Black Keys, for the Best World Stage award.

Daft Punk is up for Best Electronic, while their hit single, “Get Lucky,” will compete for Best Song.  Imagine Dragons and Bastille each scored two nominations and will be facing off against each other in both the Best New and Best Push categories.

You can now check out the full list of nominees and vote for your favorites at MTVEMA.com.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

MGMT Announce Fall Tour Dates, Release Video for “Cool Song No. 2”

Facebook.com/MGMTMGMT has just announced they’ll be hitting the road this fall to promote their recently-released self-titled album.

The band will launch a North American tour on November 12 in St. Louis, MO, and will make stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and Philadelphia, among other cities. The names of the venues for the upcoming gigs will be revealed sometime this week. A ticket pre-sale for the newly-announced dates will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. local venue time via Crowdsurge.com/MGMT.

In other MGMT news, the band has released a video for “Cool Song No. 2,” the next single from their third studio album. The four-minute video features Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Kenneth Williams as a chemist who uses brute force to obtain the plants he needs to help his lover, who is slowly mutating into a living tree.

Here are the tour dates and cities:

11/12 -- St. Louis, MO                    
11/13 -- Madison, WI                     
11/14 -- Columbus, OH                  
11/15 -- Indianapolis, IN
11/17 -- Des Moines, IA
11/18 -- St. Paul, MN
11/19 -- Chicago, IL
11/20 -- Detroit, MI
11/22 -- Louisville, KY
11/23 -- Memphis, TN
11/24 -- Atlanta, GA
11/26 -- Washington, DC
11/27 -- Charlotte, NC
11/29 -- Durham, NC
12/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA
12/3 -- Philadelphia, PA
12/5 -- Boston, MA
12/7 -- Toronto, ON
12/9 -- Montreal, QC
12/13 -- Brooklyn, NY

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Stream Kings of Leon’s "Mechanical Bull" Album Now

RCA RecordsBefore Kings of Leon releases Mechanical Bull, their first album in three years, you'll will get a chance to sample it free.  The group is currently streaming every song from the release on iTunes.

Mechanical Bull will arrive in stores on Tuesday, September 24 in both standard and deluxe editions, the latter of which contains two bonus tracks: “Work on Me” and “Last Mile Home.” If you pre-order Mechanical Bull now from iTunes, you'll score an immediate download of “Wait for Me.”

Here’s the track list for Mechanical Bull:

“Supersoaker”
“Rock City”
“Don’t Matter”
“Beautiful War”
“Temple”
“Wait for Me”
“Family Tree”
“Comeback Story”
“Tonight”
“Coming Back Again”
“On the Chin”
“Work on Me” (deluxe edition only)
“Last Mile Home” (deluxe edition only)

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Tuesday
Sep172013

Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake Among Nominees for 2013 MTV European Music Awards

Lester Cohen/WireImageJustin Timberlake and Jay-Z are among the nominees for this year's MTV European Music Awards, which will be handed out November 10 in Amsterdam.

JT and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis each earned five MTV EMA nominations, followed by Robin Thicke, who also scooped four nods. Other nominees include Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Eminem, A$AP Rocky, Alicia Keys, and Bruno Mars, among others.

Competing for the top prize of Best Video are two of the year's most talked about visuals: Justin's "Mirrors" and Robin's "Blurred Lines" --  both of which star naked women.

Here's a list of the nominees in the main categories -- you can vote for your favorites at MTVEMA.com:

BEST SONG
Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (Ft. Pharrell Williams)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” (Ft. Wanz)
Rihanna – “Diamonds”
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (Ft. T.I. & Pharrell)

BEST FEMALE
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

BEST MALE
Bruno Mars
Eminem
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake

BEST LIVE
Beyoncé
Green Day
Justin Timberlake
Pink
Taylor Swift

BEST VIDEO
Justin Timberlake – "Mirrors"
Lady Gaga – "Applause"
Miley Cyrus – "Wrecking Ball"
Robin Thicke – "Blurred Lines" (ft. T.I. & Pharrell)
Thirty Seconds to Mars – "Up in the Air"

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Eminem
Jay Z
Kanye West
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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