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Thursday
Aug222019

Kodak Black pleads guilty to federal weapons charges

David CabreraKodak Black pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges on Thursday, stemming from a May arrest in Miami, Florida.

The rapper, born Bill Kapri, is accused of falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms from a gun shop in Broward County. As previously reported, local authorities claimed one of those weapons was found at the scene of a shooting in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Kodak initially pleaded not guilty and he was released on $550,000 bond and house arrest, but federal prosecutors successfully appealed the decision and the rapper was incarcerated without bond.

The Dying to Live artist faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, ABC News has learned. 

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Thursday
Aug222019

Trisha Yearwood maps out the #EveryGirlRoadTrip to celebrate new album

Gwendolyn RecordsTrisha Yearwood will travel the road to Every Girl to celebrate the release of her new album on August 30.

“Announcing #EveryGirlRoadTrip,” the two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year shared on Instagram on Thursday. “Retracing my road to Music City from my hometown of Monticello, Georgia.”

“I hope to see you all over Labor Day Weekend for the launch of #EveryGirl,” she added.

Trisha’s journey will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30 with a release party on the square in Monticello.

The next morning, she’ll appear at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Edgewood, Georgia, before making her way to JCPenney in Kennesaw, Georgia for a 3 p.m. event.

On Sunday, Trisha starts with an 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before traveling home to Nashville for the 4 p.m. culmination of the trip at a location that’s yet to be announced.

Every Girl takes its title from Trisha’s current top forty hit, “Every Girl in This Town.” It’s her first country album of all-new material in nearly a dozen years.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Pigs on the screen: Watch a clip of Roger Waters' new concert film "Us + Them" 

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Roger Waters has released a clip from his upcoming concert film Us + Them, featuring him performing a song from Pink Floyd's classic 1977 album Animals.

In the clip, previewed on the Prog website, Waters performs "Pigs (Three Different Ones)."  As he sings the words, "Big man, pig man/Ha, ha, charade you are," a video screen behind him shows a picture of Donald Trump, with the word "CHARADE" across his face.

As previously reported, Us + Them will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, which runs from August 28 through September 7.  It'll then be screened in theaters worldwide on October 2 and October 6.

The film was shot during Waters' four-night stand at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome last June, during his 2017-2018 Us + Them tour.  It was co-directed by Waters and Sean Evans.

In a statement, Waters said of the film, "US + THEM is not standard rock and roll fare: Some in the audience may 'yee haaaa!!!' Which is ok, but many will weep. That is what I hope for."

"US + THEM is a call to action," he added, noting, "Homo Sapiens stand at a crossroads."

"We can either pool our love, develop our capacity to empathize with others and act collectively for the good of our planet, or we can remain Comfortably Numb, and continue, like blind lemmings, on our current omnicidal death march towards extinction," he continued. "US + THEM is a vote for love and life."

Get tickets at RogerWatersUsandThem.com.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Listen to two new Lana Del Rey songs

Polydor/Interscope Lana Del Rey has dropped two new songs from her upcoming album, Norman F***ing Rockwell.

The tracks are titled "F*** It I Love You" and "The Greatest," both of which are available now for digital download. Del Rey has also premiered a video combining both songs, which you can watch now on YouTube.

In other Lana Del Rey happenings, the singer-songwriter appears on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard magazine. You can read her cover story now on Billboard.com.

Norman F***ing Rockwell, recorded in collaboration with Jack Antonoff, will be released August 30. The album also includes Del Rey's cover of Sublime's "Doin' Time."

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Thursday
Aug222019

Atreyu rocks out with friends in "Generation" video

Courtesy of SpinefarmAtreyu has premiered the video for "Generation," a bonus track included on the deluxe edition of the band's latest album, In Our Wake.

The clip finds the California metallers headbanging in front of the camera, along with a few of their friends, including members of Sleeping with Sirens and Memphis May Fire, among others. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.

The deluxe In Our Wake, which includes a total of seven bonus tracks, was released last Friday. The original album dropped October 2018.

Atreyu will hit the road this fall on a tour to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary. The headlining outing begins October 20 in Tucson, Arizona.

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Thursday
Aug222019

"Shallow" sets record as longest-charting winner of Best Original Song Oscar 

Neal Preston/Warner Bros.After 45 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100, "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has finally fallen off the chart.  However, as Billboard notes, it's set a record in the process.

"Shallow" has spent more weeks on the Hot 100 than any other track that's won the Oscar for Best Original Song.   It was number one for just one of those weeks: the week of March 9, after Gaga and her three co-writers took home the Academy Award on February 24.

The previous record holder was Idina Menzel's rendition of "Let It Go," from Frozen, which spent 33 weeks on the chart, peaking at number five.

"Shallow" was a huge success career-wise for both Gaga and Cooper. It was Gaga's fourth #1 hit, and her first since 2011 -- and of course, it was Cooper's first number one hit.  It also won two Grammys and a Golden Globe, among other accolades.

After "Shallow" and "Frozen," other long-running Oscar-winning hits include Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You," both of which spent 26 weeks on the chart. 

Interestingly, "Evergreen," the love theme from the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, starring Barbra Streisand, spent 25 weeks on the chart.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Colin Kaepernick brings in Ava DuVernay, Yara Shahidi and more for Know Your Rights campaign

Manny Carabel/Getty ImagesColin Kaerpernick has tapped some of his fellow activists for his latest Know Your Rights Campaign.

In a partnership with Paper, the NFL star stepped in as guest editor for the magazine's latest issue where he highlighted his campaign that fights against systemic injustice and police brutality.

“I was invited by @papermagazine to showcase the work we’ve been doing with @yourrightscamp,” Kaepernick tweeted. “We curated this issue highlighting those that have also been taking action in their respective spaces surrounding our Know Your Rights 10 Points. Excited to share this with you!”

In the feature, Kaepernick uses an all-star line up of talent that includes Ava DuVernayThe Exonerated 5Yara ShahidiIndya MooreDr. Angela DavisTaraji P. Henson, NFL player Eric Reidand Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa to speak on topics that focused on civil rights.

Some of those topics include: "You Have the Right To Be Free," "You Have the Right To Be Safe," "You Have the Right To Be Healthy," "You Have the Right To Be Alive," and DuVernay's "You Have the Right to Be Trusted."

"I think history leads to a lack of trust," said DuVernay in her feature. "I think the idea that Black and Brown people are supposed to be patiently trusting of power structures and people who represent those power structures — police, for example; judges, for example — without taking into account the history that we've experienced is disingenuous. Our history demands that you have a lack of trust in order to even have the chance to survive."

The Know Your Rights program has held workshops and camps in New York City, New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland and Miami.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Miley Cyrus denies cheating on Liam Hemsworth in series of candid tweets: "I have nothing to hide"

iStock/Kameleon007After Liam Hemsworth filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus Wednesday, Miley took to Twitter to defend herself against rumors that her infidelity was the reason for their split.

In a series of candid tweets Thursday, the singer denied cheating allegations against her and said she has “nothing to hide.”

“I can accept that the life I’ve chosen means I must live completely open and transparent with my fans who I love, and the public, 100% of the time,” she began. “What I cannot accept is being told I’m lying to cover up a crime I haven’t committed. I have nothing to hide.”

She admitted to partying when she was younger and lists the many scandals from her past, but adds that once she and Liam reconciled, she was “committed.”

“I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating,” Miley writes. “Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”

She continues, “BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar.”

Miley concludes, “I am proud to say, I am simply in a different place from where i was when I was a younger.”

Miley and Liam had tied the knot in December. They announced on August 10 that they were splitting, but they'd reportedly been apart since June.

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Thursday
Aug222019

The 1975 premieres frenetic new song, "People"

Credit: Magdalena WosinskaThe 1975 has premiered a new song called "People." The frenetic, noise rock-esque tune is available now for digital download.

"People" is also accompanied by a video that finds frontman Matty Healy channeling his inner Marilyn Manson, which you can watch now on YouTube.

"People" will appear on The 1975's upcoming album Notes on a Conditional Form, which will be released February 21, 2020. The track follows the previously released song "The 1975," which samples a speech given by teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

Notes on a Conditional Form is the follow-up to 2018's A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

The 1975 will launch a quick U.S. arena tour in November.

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Thursday
Aug222019

The Who will "do a couple" of new songs on the next leg of their tour, says Roger Daltrey 

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesThe Who will launch the next leg of their Moving On tour September 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden -- and Roger Daltrey says fans can expect to hear some new music this time around.

Speaking to Metro, Daltrey says that The Who will "do a couple" of new songs from their forthcoming album as part of their set -- because the fact that they're touring with an orchestra makes it harder to do more than that.

"The one limitation with working with an orchestra is that it’s much more difficult to change the set list," explains Daltrey. "You have to change the whole music of the whole orchestra. You can’t juggle it up, it doesn’t work like that. They play to the dots."

As for the album itself, Daltrey says when he first heard the new material, he thought it sounded like "a fantastic Pete Townshend solo album," but after he put his own stamp on the songs, it's now, as he puts it, "an incredible Who album."

Townshend agrees, telling Metro, "At first Roger didn’t really feel comfortable with what I delivered. But he did work very hard to inhabit the songs, and his approaches in each case are surprising and unique. Not always what I expected. He has done really good work. There are some amazing vocal moments."

So far, there's no title or release date for the new album, but unlike many past Who albums, Pete clarifies, this time around, "There is no narrative."

"Some listeners to the new songs have said that they can sense an underlying story," he says. "That was never my intention."

The next leg of the Moving On tour is scheduled to wrap up October 23 in Edmonton, AB.

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Thursday
Aug222019

The "Rumor" is true: Lee Brice has a pop hit

ABC/Image Group LA More than seven weeks after Lee Brice topped the country chart with “Rumor,” the South Carolina native now has a pop hit on his hands.

“Y'all, #Rumor just debuted at #25 on the Billboard and Mediabase Pop Adult Contemporary charts!!” he tweeted on Thursday.

“Thank you to everyone showing this song some love!” he added. “Let's keep this thing moving to the top!!”

Maroon 5 and rapper Cardi B are currently at #1 on this particular chart, but Lee does have some other country company: Dan + Shay are at #9 with “Speechless,” while Ronnie Milsap and Dolly Parton are at #30 with their remake of “Smokey Mountain Rain.”

So far, Lee hasn’t revealed how he’ll follow up “Rumor” on the country chart.  

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Thursday
Aug222019

Portraits of Lars Ulrich & Iggy Pop featured in new Grammy Museum exhibit

ABC/Randy HolmesAn exhibit featuring new portraits of musicians -- including Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Ringo Starr and Iggy Pop -- is opening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Titled Face the Music, the display features photographs of musicians taken as they're listening to their favorite songs. For example, Ulrich was photographed while listening to Rage Against the Machine, while Pop's picture was taken as he was rocking out to the iconic guitar instrumental "Rumble" by the late Link Wray.

"It was an incredibly fulfilling once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, personally and professionally, to capture some of the world's most iconic musicians while they listened to their favorite songs," says Face the Music photographer Richard Ehrlich. "It is a dream come true to now showcase these photographs at the Grammy Museum."

Face the Music opens September 12 and will be on view through January 6, 2020. The exhibit also features portraits of artists including Sheryl Crow, Quincy Jones, RZA, Michael Bublé and Esperanza Spalding.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Drake reportedly facing lawsuits over smash hits "In My Feelings" and "Nice For What"

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Drake has found himself in the hot seat over his chart-topping singles "In My Feelings" and "Nice For What, " TMZ has learned. 

According to the outlet, a fellow rapper by the name of Sam Skully is suing both Drizzy and bounce pioneer Big Freedia for allegedly using a pair of his beats without permission. Skully claims that a portion of his 2000 track “Roll Call” was sampled for “In My Feelings," as well as for “Nice For What" which features Freedia.

Skully is also reportedly suing Asylum Records, Cash Money Records and Republic Records for damages.

“Nice For What” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track dominated the top spot for 10 consecutive weeks and spawned a viral dance challenge.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Lauv and Anne-Marie play lonely hearts in "f***, i'm lonely" video

AWALLauv and Anne-Marie have debuted the new music video for their song, “f***, I’m lonely.”

In the clip, we see the two in separate one-room apartments dancing around as they try to keep boredom at bay. They eventually venture out to the grocery store, where they share an awkward moment with their grocery carts.

It ends with Anne-Marie getting into an elevator heading back to her apartment, and Lauv watching her as the elevator doors close.

"I feel like there's always someone there but you don't realize it," Lauv tells Entertainment Tonight about the message behind the video. "A lot of times we end up being isolated by our own choices."

The song will be featured on the 13 Reasons Why season three soundtrack, as well as Lauv’s upcoming album ~how I’m feeling~.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Black Stone Cherry announces second "Black to Blues" EP 

Mascot Label GroupBack in 2017, Black Stone Cherry released an EP titled Black to Blues, featuring covers of six blues classics. Now, the Kentucky rockers are bringing back the concept for another go-round.

Black to Blues, Vol. 2 will arrive October 18. The EP includes another six blues covers, including renditions of songs by Robert Johnson, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James and Son House. You can download the cover of Johnson's "Me and the Devil Blues" now via digital outlets.

"We could have never dreamed of the reaction we got from Black to Blues," says frontman Chris Robertson. "It was amazing to have such a positive reaction to our take on some of our biggest influences in music."

"We kept a couple artists in the line-up from last time and introduced a few others into the mix as well!" he adds. "We can't wait for everyone to hear and feel how much fun we had recording this project!"

Black Stone Cherry's latest original album is 2018's Family Tree.

Here's the Black to Blues, Vol. 2 track list:

"Big Legged Woman"
"Me and the Devil Blues"
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)"
"Down in the Bottom"
"Early One Morning"
"Death Letter Blues"

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Thursday
Aug222019

You Need to Mix Down: Taylor teams with Apple for new Music Lab initiative

Courtesy Apple MusicIf you're the type of person who listened to Taylor Swift's hit "You Need to Calm Down" and thought, "I could make that record sound better," well, we've got good news for you.

Taylor has teamed with Apple for Music Lab: Remix Taylor Swift, a new initiative that will teach fans how to remix "You Need to Calm Down" using the iPhone app GarageBand. 

Starting tomorrow, fans can sign up to attend a Music Lab session at select Apple Stores worldwide, where they will "receive firsthand encouragement and inspiration" from Taylor -- via video -- and then learn how to deconstruct and create their own unique versions of the song.

Taylor's album Lover is the most pre-added pop album of all time on Apple Music.

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Thursday
Aug222019

The one thing Paul McCartney felt "weird" about doing in Emmy-nominated 'Carpool Karaoke' special

Craig Sugden/CBSCarpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney, Live from Liverpool -- the TV special featuring James Corden and Paul McCartney driving around the ex-Beatle's hometown and performing in a pub -- is up for five Emmys this year, and Corden himself is up for seven, five of which are related to that special.  Corden tells Variety that for him, the biggest reward is how much McCartney personally liked the show.

"Every few weeks I’ll get a text from a friend saying, ‘Dude, I was just at Paul McCartney’s show, and he mentioned you,’" Corden tells Variety.

"It’s lovely that he would talk about it in such a way," he adds. "Paul had not had a #1 album in America [since 1982], and he very kindly and publicly credits that segment as being an instrumental thing in that happening. But I also know that he feels very proud of it because it took a lot for him to open up in such a manner.”

But Corden reveals that Paul only wanted to open up so far.

"On the day of shooting...he said, ‘Listen, I know we’ve talked about this, but I don’t want to go back into my [old] house,'" Corden recalls.

"He said, ‘I just feel weird about it. I haven’t been in there in 50 years...all I ever do when I bring people to Liverpool is I drive up outside and I show them that house, and I show them where John lived.'"

And I said, ‘Look, Paul...If you don’t want to go in, we’re not going to do anything you don’t want to do...Nothing else matters other than you and me enjoying this."

But when they got there, Corden recalls, "[Paul] goes, 'Yeah, let's do it.' And it was glorious.'"

The Emmys air September 22 on Fox.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Kelsea Ballerini thinks the Rockettes' "Miss Me More" choreography is anything but routine

Black River EntertainmentRadio City Music Hall’s famous dance troupe has given Kelsea Ballerini’s most recent number one the Rockette treatment.

“Thank you for crafting such an epic girl power anthem,” the New-York-City-based dancers shared on their socials, along with their choreographed routine to “Miss Me More.”

Kelsea herself was pretty impressed with the #RockettePower. 

“I am honored and in shock and immediately booking dance lessons,” she tweeted in response, adding "THIS.IS.UNREAL."

Of course, the Knoxville native showed off her own physicality in the boxing-themed music video for “Miss Me More.”

This summer, Kelsea’s been hard at work on her third album, which is due next year. Expect its lead single in early September.

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Thursday
Aug222019

Jamie Foxx says he’s not dating singer Sela Vave: “[She’s] as young as my daughter”

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After reports that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called it quits, Foxx is setting the record straight on rumors that he’s already moved on with singer Sela Vave.

During an Instagram Live Wednesday, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner clarified his relationship to Vave, who's reportedly 21. He says he’s helping her as a newcomer to the music industry, as he’s done with several other artists – including Ed SheeranNick Cannon and Ne-Yo.

“There was a young lady by the name of Sela Vave. I did the same thing with her,” he says. “When I met her, [my friend] introduced me to her. He said, ‘This girl is amazing.’ So, she’s on my steps, singingBeyoncé, broken down, she’s playing the guitar…So we took her under our wing.”

He goes on to explain the paparazzi photos that started the rumors, which captured Foxx holding Vave’s hand as they got into his SUV.

“I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car -- my artist, who hangs out with my kids, who’s as young as my daughter [Corinne, 25],” Foxx says. “I’m not no old n**** out here with no young folks. You understand what I’m saying?”

He adds, “She’s been brought into the family, she works hard and she’s a beautiful singer.”

Vave posted the Instagram Live video to her own Instagram page, writing, “For the people who care... here is the TRUE story.”

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Thursday
Aug222019

Matt and Kim's Kim suffers ACL tear; duo to still embark on 10th anniversary "Grand" tour 

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesMatt and Kim drummer Kim Schifino has torn her ACL, but the duo's upcoming 10th anniversary Grand tour is still on as scheduled.

According to a post on the Matt and Kim Instagram, Schifino, who had previously injured her ACL in 2017, suffered this new tear during a performance at Nebraska's Maha festival over the weekend. She fell off her kick drum 20 minutes into the show, but finished the set anyway without knowing the extent of her injury.

"[Kim] has gone directly into physical therapy and her doctor says with intensive work she will be ready to go for the Grand anniversary tour this fall," the post reads. "As incredibly sad as she is about this injury she was even more sad at the prospect of missing this tour so we are proud to say it will happen."

While the tour is still a go, Matt and Kim did have to cancel their performance at New Jersey's Sea.Hear.Now festival in September.

The Grand tour is set to kick off October 17 in Cleveland.

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