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Sep082013

Lollapalooza Heads to Argentina in 2014

Lollapalooza.comLollapalooza is expanding their brand. Producers of the annual music extravaganza posted a note on the festival’s Facebook page on Friday to announce that they'll be staging a new version of the fest in Argentina next year. 

“We'd like to officially welcome Lollapalooza Argentina to the #Lolla Family!,” reads the post. “Dates, lineup and ticket info is all coming soon, sign up on their email list to get the first announcement!”

The note also includes a link to video, which features footage of a number of bands performing at previous Lollapalooza festivals, including Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Jane's Addiction and Queens of the Stone Age.

Going international is nothing new for Lollapalooza: versions of the festival have been staged in Brazil and Chile. A Lollapalooza event in Israel was planned for last month, but it was canceled due to “financial and production setbacks.”

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Saturday
Sep072013

Loretta Lynn Cancels Weekend Concerts Due to Broken Ribs

The Co-OpLoretta Lynn was forced to cancel her shows this weekend due to broken bones from a recent accident. She was trying to get her guitar out of the closet just before Labor Day when it fell on top of her and made her fall on her dresser. Loretta went on with her Labor Day weekend show at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN despite the injury.

She says in a Facebook post, "I didn’t know how bad I hurt myself until the next day. Come to find out I had broken two of my ribs. We are rescheduling the shows now, I hate more than anything to have to miss shows, but it’s something you just have to do."

For more information on Loretta's tour dates, go to LorettaLynn.com.

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Saturday
Sep072013

New Jimmy Webb Album Features Duets with Brian Wilson, Crosby & Nash, America & More

eOne MusicAn all-star lineup of artists have lent their talents to Still Within the Sound of My Voice, the latest album by renowned pop songwriter Jimmy Webb.  Among the many artists contributing to the duets collection, which will be released this Tuesday, are Brian Wilson, David Crosby & Graham Nash, America, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon.

Still Within the Sound of My Voice sees Webb revisiting 14 of his memorable tunes, adding country- and folk-flavored arrangements to the songs.  The album was recorded in Nashville and features musical accompaniment from a group of respected Music City studio musicians.

Among the interesting tracks are a rendition of "McArthur Park" highlighted by Beach Boys-inspired harmonies from Wilson, and a version of "Elvis and Me" that features Elvis Presley's famed backing singers The Jordanaires.

"Still Within the Sound of My Voice continues the sensual rediscovery of living through and fully realizing the potential joy in the recording experience," says Webb in a statement.  "This is a brother and sisterhood of like-minded people sparing nothing for the love of the recording and passing that experience on to the listener."

The entire album currently is streaming at AmericanSongwriter.com.  Here is the complete track list of Still Within the Sound of My Voice, along with the featured guest artists:

"Sleeping in the Daytime" (featuring Lyle Lovett)
"Easy for You to Say" (featuring Carly Simon)
"Elvis and Me" (featuring The Jordanaires)
"Where's the Playground, Suzie" (featuring Keith Urban)
"Still Within the Sound of My Voice" (featuring Rumer)
"If These Walls Could Speak" (featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash)
"The Moon's a Harsh Mistress" (featuring Joe Cocker)
"Another Lullaby" (featuring Marc Cohn)
"You Can't Treat the Wrong Man Right" (featuring Justin Currie)
"Rider from Nowhere" (featuring America)
"Honey Come Back" (featuring Kris Kristofferson)
"Adios" (featuring Amy Grant)
"MacArthur Park" (featuring Brian Wilson)
"Shattered" (featuring Art Garfunkel)

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Saturday
Sep072013

Brian Wilson, Crosby & Nash Featured on New Album by Iconic Songwriter Jimmy Webb

Disney Pearl Records; MusicforOccupy.orgAn all-star lineup of artists have lent their talents to Still Within the Sound of My Voice, the latest album by renowned pop songwriter Jimmy Webb.  Among the many artists contributing to the duets collection, which will be released this Tuesday, are Brian Wilson, David Crosby & Graham Nash, America, Joe Cocker, Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon.

Still Within the Sound of My Voice sees Webb revisiting 14 of his memorable tunes, adding country- and folk-flavored arrangements to the songs.  The album was recorded in Nashville and features musical accompaniment from a group of respected Music City studio musicians.

Among the interesting tracks are a rendition of "McArthur Park" highlighted by Beach Boys-inspired harmonies from Wilson, and a version of "Elvis and Me" that features Elvis Presley's famed backing singers The Jordanaires.

"Still Within the Sound of My Voice continues the sensual rediscovery of living through and fully realizing the potential joy in the recording experience," says Webb in a statement.  "This is a brother and sisterhood of like-minded people sparing nothing for the love of the recording and passing that experience on to the listener."

The entire album currently is streaming at AmericanSongwriter.com.  Here is the complete track list of Still Within the Sound of My Voice, along with the featured guest artists:

"Sleeping in the Daytime" (featuring Lyle Lovett)
"Easy for You to Say" (featuring Carly Simon)
"Elvis and Me" (featuring The Jordanaires)
"Where's the Playground, Suzie" (featuring Keith Urban)
"Still Within the Sound of My Voice" (featuring Rumer)
"If These Walls Could Speak" (featuring David Crosby and Graham Nash)
"The Moon's a Harsh Mistress" (featuring Joe Cocker)
"Another Lullaby" (featuring Marc Cohn)
"You Can't Treat the Wrong Man Right" (featuring Justin Currie)
"Rider from Nowhere" (featuring America)
"Honey Come Back" (featuring Kris Kristofferson)
"Adios" (featuring Amy Grant)
"MacArthur Park" (featuring Brian Wilson)
"Shattered" (featuring Art Garfunkel)

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Saturday
Sep072013

Win Trips to See Justin Timberlake with Online Scavenger Hunt

JustinTimberlake.comJustin Timberlake has been tapped by Bud Light Platinum to take part in a digital-to-real-world scavenger hunt that will give fans  the chance to win trips to concerts on Justin's upcoming 20/20 Experience World Tour.

During the course of 13 weeks, Timberlake will release a weekly clue via his Facebook page, pointing fans in the direction of real-world and online "Platinum" experiences where they can unlock additional clues.  The faster fans unlock clues and complete the scavenger hunts, the more points they will earn.  Each week the top point earner will win two tickets to a see Justin as part of a "Platinum Nights" adventure complete with travel and hotel accommodations, admission to clubs, spending money and car service.

"I'm always trying to find new ways to connect with my fans on social media," says Timberlake in a press release. "And 'Platinum Nights' is a new twist on scavenger hunts that combines digital and real-world engagement."

To learn more visit PlatinumNights.com now.

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Saturday
Sep072013

Jay-Z, Mariah Carey Lead Summer Platinum and Gold Record Certifications

Facebook.com/JayZ; Facebook.com/MariahCareyThis summer has seen tons of artists with recording receiving platinum and gold certifications by the Recording Industry of America.

Jay-Z's twelfth solo album Magna Carta...Holy Grail sold more than one million copies while Kanye West's Yeezus was awarded a gold plaque for selling more than 500,000 copies to date. Other rappers who were awarded included J. Cole, who reached gold status with his Born Sinner LP, and Kendrick Lamar who received his first platinum credit for his debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City.

Elsewhere, Mariah Carey's new song "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel became a platinum single in the US after scanning one million digital downloads.  The song becomes Mariah's 13th platinum or multi-platinum single in her career to date. Her first album in three years The Art of Letting Go, is slated to be released later this year.

In July and August 17 album certifications and 87 digital singles were awarded. Complete lists of all album, single, and video awards can also be accessed via RIAA.com.

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Saturday
Sep072013

Taylor Swift and Pal Hailee Steinfeld Weren't Turned Away from Trendy California Eatery

Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowDid a restaurant in Venice, CA actually turn away pals Taylor Swift and actress Hailee Steinfield when they recently tried to get a table? There were reports Taylor and Hailee were refused service at the restaurant, Gjelina, because the restaurant was too busy, but a source tells E! News they never even stopped by there during a recent shopping trip.  The insider claims Taylor and Hailee had already eaten before the outing.

Taylor and Hailee were spotted out shopping together again Thursday in West Hollywood.

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Saturday
Sep072013

Korn Battles Against Time in “Never Never” Video

Facebook.com/KornKorn faces off against an evil clock in the new video for “Never Never” the first single from the band’s upcoming 11th studio album, The Paradigm Shift.

The four-minute clip begins with a large clock breaking apart, sending its parts swirling around a large white room. Shortly after, a woman sporting horns and a sexy black dress appears at the center of the clock, and spins the broken pieces around the band. The band spends the rest of the video dodging the deadly clock parts as they perform the track on the clock's face.

The Paradigm Shift, Korn's first release to feature co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch since 2003’s Take a Look in the Mirror, is due October 8. The album will be released in both standard and deluxe editions.  The deluxe version will contain two bonus tracks plus a DVD of the new documentary Reconciliation.

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Saturday
Sep072013

Adam Levine Inspires Signature Cocktail at Toronto Film Festival

Mark Seliger/NBCAdam Levine has his own fragrance and his own line of clothing -- now, he's got his very own cocktail, too.

The Maroon 5 frontman's big-screen movie debut, Can a Song Save Your Life?, will debut at this year's Toronto Film Festival on Saturday.  The Toronto Star reports that, to mark the occasion, the festival has named its official drink after the singer. 

Called Skyy Vodka Adam's Apple, the drink mixes vodka, apple juice, ginger ale and fresh thyme.  It will be sipped at all the festival's major events, including a cocktail gala that's also taking place on Saturday.

Can a Song Save Your Life? follows a couple, played by Keira Knightley and Adam, who move to New York to make it in the music biz.  Unfortunately, Knightley's character, Gretta, is left heartbroken when Adam's character dumps her to sign a big contract as a solo artist.  Soon, Gretta is discovered by a washed-up record producer, played by Mark Ruffalo, and they end up making beautiful music together, both on stage and off. 

The cast also includes Catherine Keener and Hailee Steinfeld; they, as well as Ruffalo and Knightley, have all been nominated for Academy Awards in the past.  Comedy king Judd Apatow is an executive producer. Adam isn't the only famous musician in the film, either: his fellow Voice coach Cee Lo Green also has a part in the flick.

It's not clear if Adam will travel to Toronto for the premiere; he and Maroon 5 are currently on tour on tour with Kelly Clarkson.  There's no show scheduled for Saturday, so Adam might be able to get to Toronto and then back to Virginia Beach for the band's show on Sunday night.

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Friday
Sep062013

Bruno Mars to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Atlantic RecordsThe Super Bowl may be taking place in New Jersey this February, but it looks like the guy who'll be headlining the halftime show won't be from the Garden State: he'll be from Hawaii.

Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that Bruno Mars has been tapped to perform during Super Bowl XLVIII.  While an NFL spokesperson wouldn't comment, a spokesperson joked that both Janet Jackson and Miley Cyrus had been ruled out.

As for why Bruno got the nod, local hero Bruce Springsteen has already performed at the Super Bowl, while fellow Jersey rockers Bon Jovi are in a state of flux since the departure of guitarist Richie Sambora.  In addition, Bruno has proved that he's an incredible live performer, thrilling audiences at the Grammy Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and his current Moonshine Jungle tour.  There isn't like to be speculation as to whether or not he'll be singing live.

In addition, Bruno's got the hits to fill out the performance slot.  Even though he's only been topping the charts for about three years, he's got a long string of smashes under his belt, from "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade," to "Locked Out of Heaven" and "When I Was Your Man."

Stay tuned for the announcement, which should come very soon, according to the Times.

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Friday
Sep062013

Taylor Swift and Pal Hailee Steinfeld Weren't Turned Away from Trendy California Eatery

Credit: Sarah BarlowDid a restaurant in Venice, CA actually turn away pals Taylor Swift and actress Hailee Steinfield when they recently tried to get a table?

There were reports Taylor and Hailee were refused service at the restaurant, Gjelina, because the restaurant was too busy, but a source tells E! News they never even stopped by there during a recent shopping trip.  The insider claims Taylor and Hailee had already eaten before the outing.

Taylor and Hailee were spotted out shopping together again Thursday in West Hollywood.

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Friday
Sep062013

Barry White to Be Honored with Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Facebook.com/BarryWhiteBarry White, the man behind some of the sexiest soul jams of the 1970s, is slated to receive his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday, more than a decade after he passed away.  The unveiling ceremony, which will take place on what would have been the singer's 69th birthday, will be held at 11:30 a.m. PT.

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. will be a guest speaker at the event, as will White's widow, Glodean.  The star will be located at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard across the street from the Dolby Theatre.

For fans who can't make it out to the event, the festivities will be streamed live online at WalkOfFame.com.

Known for his deep, smooth voice, White scored an impressive string of top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the '70s, including "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby," "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up," "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" and the chart-topping "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe."  He also had a late-career comeback in 1994 with the top 20 hit "Practice What You Preach."

Sadly, White died on July 4, 2003, at the age of 58 from heart and kidney failure.

"People can't get enough of Barry White's music and even though he passed away many years ago, his songs will live on in the hearts of many," says Walk of Fame ceremony producer Ana Martinez.  "We are honored to have Barry White, his legendary voice and timeless songs immortalized on the Walk of Fame."

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Friday
Sep062013

Go Behind the Scenes of Jaheim's "Baby 3x" Video

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With his new album, Appreciation Day, already in stores, Jaheim has released behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for his next single, "Baby x3."

The clip stars Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas of Real Housewives of Atlanta and it's being described as a continuation of Jaheim's his last video, "Age Ain't a Factor."  The singer says that the concept for the video centers around the issue of "married couples and cheating."

The director, Derek Blanks, explains, "Jahiem's wife is investigating, she has her own suspicions about Jaheim and how faithful he really is." Once his wife discovers Jaheim and Cynthia are secret lovers, Blanks adds, "There's a lot of drama, it's a mini-movie, it's high intensity and the performances are dope, so I'm extremely excited about it." 

There's no word on when the video will premiere. Appreciation Day is available on iTunes and Target stores everywhere.

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Friday
Sep062013

Drake Inspired by Marvin Gaye for New Album "Nothing Was the Same"

ovosound.comWith just under two weeks until he releases his new album, Nothing Was The Same, Drake is giving more details about the overall direction of the highly anticipated project.

"This album is not some straight rap album, I’ll never do a straight rap album," he tells MTV News. "That’s not how I came into this and that’s never what I’ll do. I make songs for the people."

With songs like "Hold On We're Going Home," its apparent that Drizzy is looking to serve up more melodic tracks, in part inspired by the legendary Marvin Gaye. "I have aspirations to be Marvin Gaye in the back of my head. So I just want to sing the world’s triumphs and problems on one record."

Nothing Was the Same arrives on September 24.

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Friday
Sep062013

See Jay-Z Groping Miley Cyrus, Pulling Lil Wayne Off His Skateboard

Facebook.com/Jay-ZBeyonce and Jay-Z were recently photographed enjoying their private yacht in Stromboli, Italy to celebrate Bey's 32nd birthday. What they didn't expect was for photogs to capture their every move, especially when the couple jumped into the ocean for a quick swim. One unflattering picture of Jay in particular has become used in a series of funny memes.

In the original photo, Jay is seen hunched over, preparing to dive, in blue swimming trunks. The rapper has since been Photoshopped into other pictures including one where he's jumping off the top turnbuckle in a pro wrestling match, another in which he's groping Miley Cyrus' during her already infamous MTV Video Music Awards performance and one in which he's pulling Lil Wayne off his skateboard.

ConsequenceOfSound.com has compiled the best Jay's diving memes.

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Friday
Sep062013

Platinum Award Takes Mariah Carey's Mind Off Her Pain

Image Courtesy Mariah Carey on InstagramMariah Carey is still on the disabled list, trying to bounce back from the dislocated shoulder she suffered this past summer --  but now she's got a shiny new award to take her mind off the pain.

Mariah tweeted, "As I heal from my recent injuries, it was nice for Steve Bartels, president of [my record company] to come by and celebrate the Platinum success of #Beautiful."  Accompanying that message was an Instagram photo of Mariah, in a pink dress, heels and a stylish black arm sling, posing with Bartels and an immense platinum award plaque that's nearly as tall as she is.  "Platinum -- #1 in 40 Countries," reads the plaque, marking sales of more than a million downloads for the Miguel duet.

"Thank you #lambily for having patience with me as I recover," Mariah added, "I've never experienced any pain like this and I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy, LOL, yet true."

Mariah also tweeted her fans to ask them to vote for her dogs, who are in the running for InStyle magazine's "Most Stylish Pet on Instagram" contest.  She's got eight, count 'em, eight Jack Russell terriers, and features them on her Instagram feed all the time.

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Friday
Sep062013

Saturday Night Football Goes "Berzerk" with Eminem's New Song

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Eminem's new song, "Berzerk" will be heard by the masses during the 2013 season of Saturday Night Football on ABC.

Not only will you hear the new track for the game opener and throughout the telecast, but ESPN will also televise a world premiere sneak peek of Em's official video for "Berzerk" this Saturday, September 7.  The visual will be shown at halftime during the Notre Dame versus Michigan game at 8 p.m. ET.

As previously reported, "Berzerk" serves as the first single from Slim Shady’s much-anticipated new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which is slated for a November 5 release on Aftermath/Interscope.

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Friday
Sep062013

Hear Grouplove’s Next Single, “Borderlines and Aliens”

Atlantic RecordsGrouplove has unveiled the next single from their upcoming sophomore album, Spreading Rumours.  The group posted a video for the track, titled “Borderlines and Aliens,”  on Friday.  It features a full-length stream of the cut and a variety of animated clips that were based on original artwork by singer/keyboardist Hannah Hooper.

Spreading Rumours will arrive at all the usual outlets on September 17 and will be available in a variety of formats, including standard and deluxe digital versions, as well as a limited-edition flexi-disc book, which features the tracks on individual vinyl "pages."

Grouplove is celebrating the release of Spreading Rumours with their Seesaw Tour, which features two-night stands in eleven cities across the country during which the band will perform an electric set on the first night and an acoustic set on the second. That outing begins on Monday night at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA. Visit GrouploveMusic.com for the full itinerary.

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Friday
Sep062013

Bonnie McKee to Launch North American Tour with Jonas Brothers

Epic RecordsBonnie McKee, whose single "American Girl" is rising quickly up the charts, will launch her first North American tour this fall.  Joining her for the trek will be the Jonas Brothers.

The tour will get underway October 11 in Philadelphia, and right now is scheduled to wrap November 6 in Seattle.  Tickets for select dates are on sale now, but the rest of the shows will go on sale over the next week or so via Ticketmaster.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Bonnie celebrating yet another #1 hit: she co-wrote Katy Perry's "Roar."  She's also co-written smash hits like Katy's "Teenage Dream" and "California Gurls," Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" and Taio Cruz's "Dynamite."

Here are the tour dates:

10/11 -- Philadelphia, PA,Tower Theater                 
10/12 -- Atlanta, GA,Pride Festival                     
10/13 -- Toms River, NJ, Pine Belt Arena                 
10/15 -- Albany, NY, The Palace Theater         
10/16 -- Montreal, QC,  Metropolis                         
10/18 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum                            
10/19 -- Hampton, NH, HB Casino                            
10/20 -- Westbury, NY, Theater @ Westbury    
10/21 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore                      
10/23 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
10/24 -- Columbus, OH,  LC Pavilion                           
10/25 -- Charleston, WV, The Clay Center                
10/26 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Palace Theater                 
10/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre            
10/30 -- Minneapolis, MN, Myth                                    
10/31 -- Kansas City, MO, Midland at AMC              
11/1 -- Denver, CO,  Bellco Theatre                  
11/5 -- Vancouver, BC, Orpheum                           
11/6 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre

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Friday
Sep062013

Rick Ross Issues Brand New Single, “No Games,” featuring Future

UMG/Jonathan MannionRick Ross announced on Twitter that he's released a new single called "No Games" with go-to rapper of the moment, Future.

With production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, the bass-heavy song serves as the first offering off Ross' upcoming album, Mastermind, which will be released through Def Jam.

According to the label, fans can expect details on the project to be announced soon along with news of the rapper's national solo headlining tour.  "No Games" will be available for purchase October 1.

In related news, fans will hear new material from Rozay on Maybach Music Group's upcoming compilation album Self Made 3, due out September 17 via Warner Bros. Records.

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