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Tuesday
Nov052013

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockDierks Bentley hails from which southwestern state? ANSWER: Arizona.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Florida Georgia Line Take Time to Let Their Success Sink In

Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line could walk away with the first CMA trophies Wednesday night. They're up for three awards including Duo of the Year and Single of the Year for "Cruise," the song that catapulted their career into the stratosphere. It seems the duo's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley get big news about awards show nominations and sold-out headlining concerts just about every day, so how do they keep it all from running together.

Tyler tells ABC News Radio, "We try to let it sink in every few days. It seems like every morning we're waking up realizing how blessed we are looking at all the crazy stuff that's going on. It makes us want to work even harder, and we're just having a good time."

Florida Georgia Line hopes to be on the nominations list for next year's CMA Awards, too.

Tyler adds, "Fingers crossed we can do this thing for awhile."

The 47th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Keith Urban Facing His Live TV Jitters for Wednesday Night's CMA Awards Performance

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban is set to perform his hit duet with Miranda Lambert, "We Were Us," on the CMA Awards Wednesday night. He admits singing on live shows like this one can be a bit jarring since something could easily go wrong in front of millions of TV viewers.

"TV is just hard because it's so run-and-gun," Keith explains. "You know, you don't have time to check things, and you can do it on sound check and then it doesn't sound like anything on the night. It's so quick and it's just like, I like being able to sort of get into the zone, and you can't do that in three minutes."

In the end, focusing on the music is the only thing Keith can do during those live TV performances.

He says, "I just try and play. I mean, I try not to think about all the people sitting down in the front and all that sort of thing."

Keith is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and Single and Musical Event of the Year for "Highway Don't Care" with Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw. The 47th Annual CMA Awards broadcast live on ABC Wednesday night at 8 ET on ABC.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Pharrell Williams Mentors on Rihanna's "Styled to Rock," But Doesn't Like "Mentor" Title

BravoTV.comPharrell Williams is one of three mentors on Bravo's newest reality competition series, Styled to Rock, executive produced by Rihanna. Although Pharrell has experience in this role -- he was a mentor on season two of NBC's The Voice -- the hit-making music producer said he doesn't like the title.

"I don't call it being a mentor because I like to talk to people at an eye level and make the situation very neutral so they have all the reason to be the main character in the room," Pharrell said revealed on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael, "

Pharrell mentors, or whatever he prefers to call it, alongside Rihanna’s personal stylist Mel Ottenberg and model Erin Wasson. The three give 12 up-and-coming designers advice as they try to create fashionable looks.  The competition premiered on Bravo October 25 after the series was bumped from the now defunct Style Network.

Pharrell said on Styled to Rock, designers are given "these mediums and you sort of have to express yourself in the best way possible...we were really tough on them." 

Pharrell likened the experience to being in the studio to create hits for artists, such as Robin Thicke and T.I. on the song that Pharrell produced, "Blurred Lines." It also worked for Daft Punk with "Get Lucky," another song Pharrell produced and that features him.  Just don't ask him to choose his favorite collabo.

"It'd be really tough to narrow down to one person because a collaboration is more than just working with someone," Pharrell explained.  "It's also like learning their process, getting a good feel for their energy, [and] the things that they like and they don't like."

You can catch Pharrell on Bravo's Styled to Rock Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Goo Goo Dolls, Gavin DeGraw & More to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Business WireThis year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be stepping off with some major musical talent in tow.

Among the artists who'll be entertaining the crowds as the parade makes its way through New York City on November 28: The Goo Goo Dolls, Gavin DeGraw, "Cruise" duo Florida Georgia Line, X Factor finalists Fifth Harmony,  eighties icons Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, singer/actresses Megan Hilty and Kristen Chenoweth, and holiday music favorites Mannheim Steamroller.

All the fun gets underway Thursday, November 28, when the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs live on NBC.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Goo Goo Dolls, Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line & More to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Business WireThis year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be stepping off with some major musical talent in tow.

Among the artists who'll be entertaining the crowds as the parade makes its way through New York City on November 28: The Goo Goo Dolls, Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Cher Lloyd, Fall Out Boy, X Factor stars Fifth Harmony and teen sensation Austin Mahone

As previously reported, Ariana Grande will also perform. In addition, eighties icons Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and holiday music favorites Mannheim Steamroller are on the bill.

All the fun gets underway Thursday, November 28, when the 87th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade airs live on NBC.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Chris Cornell Adds Handful of Solo Tour Dates

Press Here PublicitySoundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is extending his solo tour. The singer has just added a handful of East Coast dates, where he’ll be playing acoustic versions of tracks from his entire career, as well as a few covers. The outing will also feature a number of cuts from Soundgarden’s 2012 release, King Animal.

The concerts will take place on December 2 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC; Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, on December 3; Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, FL, on December 5; and at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL, on December 6.

Tickets for all the newly announced dates are on sale now. Check out ChrisCornell.com for more information.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Pharrell Williams Doesn't Like to Be Called a Mentor on Bravo's Styled to Rock

BravoTV.comPharrell Williams is one of three mentors on Bravo's newest reality competition series, Styled to Rock, executive produced by Rihanna. Although Pharrell has experience in this role -- he was a mentor on season two of NBC's The Voice -- the hit-making music producer said he doesn't like the title.

"I don't call it being a mentor because I like to talk to people at an eye level and make the situation very neutral so they have all the reason to be the main character in the room," Williams revealed on Monday's Live with Kelly and Michael, "

Pharrell mentors, or whatever he prefers to call it, alongside Rihanna’s personal stylist Mel Ottenberg and model Erin Wasson. The three give 12 up-and-coming designers advice as they try to create fashionable looks.  The competition premiered on Bravo October 25 after the series was bumped from the now defunct Style Network.

Pharrell said on Styled to Rock, designers are given "these mediums and you sort of have to express yourself in the best way possible...we were really tough on them." 

Pharrell likened the experience to being in the studio to create hits for artists, such as Robin Thicke and T.I. on the song that Pharrell produced, "Blurred Lines." It also worked for Daft Punk with "Get Lucky," another song Pharrell produced and that features him.  Just don't ask him to choose his favorite collabo.

"It'd be really tough to narrow down to one person because a collaboration is more than just working with someone," Pharrell explained.  "It's also like learning their process, getting a good feel for their energy, [and] the things that they like and they don't like."

Bravo's Styled to Rock airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Limp Bizkit Offers Free Download of Ministry Cover

Facebook.com/LimpBizkitIf you've ever seen Limp Bizkit in concert, you've probably heard them cover Ministry's 1989 single, “Thieves.” Now, the band is giving you the chance to check out their newly-recorded version of the track, which will appear on the band's upcoming album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. You can score a free download of the song right now at the band’s official website.

Guitarist Wes Borland recently told Billboard the cuts on Stampede of the Disco Elephants sound “very live and sort of wild,” and that fans can look forward to the band exploring new creative avenues on the album.  “I think it's a little bit more, sort of playful, taking chances, a little less pop, structured type of stuff,” Borland reveals.  “I don't want to say it [sounds] younger, but maybe a little more carefree, musically, to where we don't over-think what we're doing.”

While Stampede of the Disco Elephants has yet to get an official release date, frontman Fred Durst told fans during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session in July he expects the album will arrive in stores sometime in “the first quarter of 2014.”

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Paul Simon & Sting Officially Announce Joint Tour

Live Nation EntertainmentPaul Simon and Sting have now confirmed Monday's reports that they'll join forces for a North American tour next year.  Eighteen initial dates have been scheduled, running from February 8 in Houston, TX, to a final March 16 performance in Orlando, FL.

The outing, dubbed Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together, will feature the two acclaimed singer/songwriters performing sets with their respective backing bands as well as singing a number of tunes together.  Presale tickets will be available Wednesday, November 6 for Sting.com fan club members, who can log in and retrieve a special access code.  American Express card members can purchase tickets as early as Thursday morning at 10:00, local time, while the general public will be able to buy tickets to most of the concerts starting Tuesday, November 12.  Check Sting.com, PaulSimon.com, or SimonandStingTour.com for details.

The idea for the joint trek apparently was inspired by a performance the two stars gave this past May in New York City at a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation, at which they sang Paul's Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Boxer" and the Sting solo tune "Fields of Gold."

"After we finished it," recalls Simon during a phone interview, "we both looked at each other and said, 'Wow.  That's pretty interesting.'"

Sting, meanwhile, tells The New York Times that he and the folk-rock legend "both share this abiding curiosity about music and where it's going." As for his feelings about the tour, he adds, "We don't really know where this is going.  We don't really have a clue how this is going to pan out."

Here's the complete Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together itinerary:

2/8 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
2/9 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
2/11 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
2/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, Forum
2/17 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
2/19 -- Seattle, WA, Key Arena
2/20 -- Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
2/23 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
2/25 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
2/26 -- Detroit, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/28 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
3/1 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
3/4 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
3/7 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
3/9 -- Hershey, PA, Giant Center
3/13 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
3/15 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
3/16 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Lee Ann Womack Honor George Strait at ASCAP Country Awards

MCA NashvilleGeorge Strait was honored with the Founder's Award at the 51st Annual ASCAP Country Awards Monday night in Nashville. The honor recognizes those who have made "pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators," and Alan Jackson is one of the previous winners along with Steven Tyler and Sean "Diddy" Combs. According to The Tennessean, Alan, Garth Brooks and Lee Ann Womack performed a tribute to George at the invitation-only event.

George said he was honored to get the call about getting the Founder's Award. He added, "Throughout your career, you don't think about anything like this happening. You look at the list of people who have gotten this award, and it's pretty impressive. Now my name is on that list."

George Strait is up for Entertainer of the Year at Wednesday night's CMA Awards, broadcasting live on ABC at 8 ET.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Nashville Notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDierks Bentley's Miles & Music for Kids bike ride and concert raised more than $307,000 for the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.  The event took place this past Sunday with special guests Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and more.

Kacey Musgraves, Lauren Alaina, Jana Kramer, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope and Ashley Monroe were among the stars on hand for CMT's Next Women of Country event Monday in Nashville. The ongoing program is designed to promote up-and-coming female acts.

Florida Georgia Line will perform on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade later this month on NBC.

Brad Paisley wrote the foreword for the new autobiography of the late Buck Owens, titled Buck 'Em!, in stores now.

Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood and Jason Aldean made special appearances at Alabama's concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium Monday night.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

James Blunt Blasts Off with New Album, "Moon Landing" 

Atlantic RecordsThe "You're Beautiful" guy is back.  On Tuesday, James Blunt returns with Moon Landing, his first new disc in three years.  And the British singer/songwriter says that, unlike some of his past albums, the new disc "actually means something."

Led by the single "Bonfire Heart," which James co-wrote with Ryan Tedder, Moon Landing represents a return to the simpler sound of James' debut, Back to Bedlam. In fact, he even reunited with that disc's producer for the project.  According to James, the success of "You're Beautiful" had led him to get further and further away musically from what made that song, and that first album, such a hit.

"What I started doing is, I took my touring band into the studio, and then I started writing songs for the audiences that I was playing to, and hiding behind the production, I suppose," James tells ABC News Radio.  "And so for this one, it was really nice to strip it all back, [and] write songs for myself rather than for the audience.  To be, again, really open."

It's not like James thinks the eight years since Back to Bedlam and "You're Beautiful" have been a waste, musically, but he says he needed to reconnect emotionally with his songs.  "Three world tours have taken me, you know, to every single corner of the world. It's been an amazing experience," he says of his career since 2005.  "But fun is one thing: to have something that moves you is another thing altogether. And this is an album that I feel [has] got my heart and my spirit in it. It's not just about enjoying it and having fun with it. It actually means something."

So what does the album's title mean?  Unusually, James says that for him, Moon Landing conjures up images, not of exploration and the future, but of the past, lost love and loneliness.  "We were recording in an old-school studio where I think the Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar,' in Los Angeles," he explains. "We brought in masses of vintage instruments and I went around and played all these things. And as a result, I think the album feels sparse and lonely and nostalgic."

"It's like first love, it's something that happens monumentally in the past that you can never really achieve again," he says of what the phrase conjures up for him. "And my album sounds sparse and lonely, nostalgic, romantic -- it's Moon Landing."

James appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, VH1's Big Morning Buzz and The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, and Bethenny on Friday.  November 13 finds him on The Queen Latifah Show.  As far as U.S. tour dates go, James hasn't scheduled any yet, but when he does, you can be sure he'll be performing his most famous hit.  He learned the hard way that it's not fair to his fans not to sing it.

"There was one time where I was promoting my second album where I didn't sing 'You're Beautiful' and I really regretted it immediately afterward," he tells ABC News Radio. "Because they wanted me to play that song, it's why they were supporting me in the first place.  And [it was] really silly of me not to. And so, now, absolutely I'll play it, and you know what? It's a really great pleasure."

"It's the song which has been the cornerstone of my career. Without it I wouldn't be in the position that I'm in now," he adds.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

New Jimi Hendrix Documentary Premiering on PBS Tonight; Being Released on DVD & Blu-ray Today

Experience Hendrix/Legacy RecordingsJust a reminder that the new Jimi Hendrix documentary Hear My Train A Comin' will premiere tonight  at 9 p.m. on select PBS stations as part of the network's American Masters series; check local listings.  The two-hour film tells the story of the late guitar legend's life and career, from his childhood, through early years as a sideman to Little Richard and The Isley Brothers to his ascendency to stardom and his drug-related death in 1970 at age 27.

The documentary boasts previously unreleased concert performances and home movies, rare photographs and some of Hendrix's drawings and letters.  In addition, Hear My Train A Comin' includes interviews with Jimi, his family members, his band mates and many of his famous musical friends and fans.

Among the many stars featured in the flick are Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, Band of Gypsys members Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, Hendrix manager/founding Animals bassist Chas Chandler, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Dave Mason, Michelle Phillips and Living Colour's Vernon Reid.

Meanwhile, Jimi Hendrix -- Hear My Train A Comin' also will be released on DVD and Blu-ray today.  The videos discs will offer expanded footage of Jimi in concert, including performances at the Miami Pop Festival in May 1968, the New York Pop Festival in July 1970 and Germany's Love & Peace Festival in September 1970.

A companion piece to the DVD and Blu-ray, a live album titled Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival, also is arriving in stores today.  The record features a previously unreleased performance by Jimi and company recorded by famed Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer on May 18, 1968, in Hallandale, Florida.  The album will be available as a standard CD and on limited-edition vinyl.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Luke Bryan Riding "Unbelievable" Dirt Road Diaries Tour to Possible CMA Entertainer Win

Schmidt RelationsLuke Bryan is a favorite to take home the Entertainer of the Year trophy at Wednesday night's CMA Awards thanks in large part to his sold-out Dirt Road Diaries tour. The trek recently wrapped up after several months on the road with special guests Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. There's no doubt this is the tour that cemented Luke's reputation as country music's newest superstar.

Speaking of the trek, Luke tells ABC News Radio, "I mean, it's been unbelievable. Unbelievable. To roll in and be sold out and the urgency of people to be hunting down scalpers, you know, stuff like that."

With all that success, Luke admits he has gone through some growing pains with his long-time fans. The number of people attending his pre-show meet-and-greets has grown by leaps and bounds, leaving him less time to really interact with his fans.

Says Luke, "I mean, one fan, they were like, 'We didn't feel like you gave us enough time at meet-and-greet.' I was like, 'Honey, there was 140 there.' I'm like, 'I'm sorry. We'll make it up to you.'"

In addition to performing on the 47th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night, Luke is also getting up early to perform on ABC's Good Morning America Wednesday. The show will broadcast live from the plaza at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena that morning.  Also, don't miss Luke opening up about the loss of his late brother and sister on a special edition of ABC's 20/20In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts, Tuesday night at 10 ET.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Jason Aldean Hoping to Take Home That Elusive CMA Entertainer of the Year Trophy

Broken Bow RecordsJason Aldean is up for a few CMA Awards Wednesday night, but he's got his eye on the top prize -- Entertainer of the Year.  After the success of his Night Train tour and album this year, Jason feels he has a real shot at taking that trophy home.

"Any time you're in that category and have a shot at that one is pretty special," Jason says. "That's one that's kind of, to this point in my career, has kind of eluded us so far. So, if there was one I would like to get before my career is done, it'd be that one."

Even if he walks away empty-handed, Jason knows he'll have a good time with his fellow country stars at some of the after-parties.

He says, "CMAs obviously are a big one for us here in Nashville. It's kind of the last big party of the year for everybody."

Jason will perform on the 47th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night at 8 ET on ABC. He's also opening up about his recent split from his wife, Jessica, on the ABC special In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts, airing Tuesday night at 10 ET.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Ne-Yo Says Singing with Celine Dion Made Him Feel "Irrelevant"

CelineDion.comIn the course of his career, Ne-Yo has worked with many different artists, from Rihanna and Beyonce, to Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson.  But he says his latest collaboration left him feeling like he shouldn't have even bothered to show up.

Ne-Yo can be heard duetting with Celine Dion on the legendary diva's brand-new album Loved Me Back to Life, which is in stores on Tuesday. The two sing a song that Ne-Yo co-wrote called "Incredible," and Ne-Yo says Celine herself is so incredible that he wondered why she even needed him on the track.   "It's an honor and pleasure to sing with Celine Dion but it is not an easy thing," he explains. "It's the most irrelevant I've ever felt, because the size of Celine's voice, you don't need me there! She can do the whole song herself!"

Still, Ne-Yo says performing with the Canadian star was a bucket list item for him. "Things to do before you die: write a song for Celine Dion, check. Sing a song with Celine Dion, check," he says. "Damn! You know what I mean? It's just one of those moments where you step outside of yourself and go, 'Wow.'"

Of course, Ne-Yo had to come up with an extra-special song for them to sing, and with "Incredible," he thinks he's succeeded.  Talking about the meaning of the track, he says it describes a "situation where you are in the spotlight and everybody is watching, [and you think], 'Let me do something incredible. Let me do something that is going to make people remember that I was here.'"  He says it's "a theme song for that moment when you do something that defines who you are, or defines a moment in time."

And for Ne-Yo, having Celine sing those sentiments took the song to a new level.

"For her to take these words that I've put together and put the passion behind them that her voice just naturally has, it just makes the message to the song that much better," he says.

As for whether or not Ne-Yo and Celine will ever perform the song together live, he tells ABC News Radio that he'd "love" to join the diva on stage at some point, but he's not sure when or where that would happen.  Of course, Ne-Yo is from Las Vegas, and Celine Dion lives and performs there, so it's not so out of the question to think that one day, they might collaborate in Sin City.

Loved Me Back to Life is out now.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Jill Scott to Play James Brown's Wife in Upcoming Biopic

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Jill Scott continues to expand her acting resume. The singer has been tapped to star alongside Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Dan Aykroyd in the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up.

According to The Hollywood Reporter,  Scott will portray the late singer's wife in the the film, which will chronicle Brown's rise to stardom and struggle with drug addiction, domestic violence arrests and financial hardships.  The flick will begin production later this month and is slated to hit the big screen on October 17, 2014.

Jill's previous acting credits include Why Did I Get Married, The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Steel Magnolias, and most recently Baggage Claim, with Paula Patton and Trey Songz, which is currently playing in theaters.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Brendon Urie Says Fiona Apple Denied Panic! at the Disco Use of Sample for Early Version of “Ms. Jackson”

Facebook.com/PanicAtTheDiscoWhile fans are enjoying “Ms. Jackson,” the first single from Panic! at the Disco’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, frontman Brendon Urie is upset he was forced to change his original vision for the track. The singer has revealed he wanted to include a sample from Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night” on the cut, but was immediately shot down.

“The whole song was based around it, and we, like, used the part of her song and…made that one of the hooks and stuff,” he tells Revolt TV in a video interview. “We tried to get the publishing cleared and she was not having it man, like, she was so bummed on us, she’s like ‘No, I’m not letting that band, like, sample my stuff.’  I was kinda hurt, I was like…I love Fiona, but then afterwards, I was like you b***h, like that sucks.  I was so mad.”

Urie notes Apple was such an important part of the original version of the song that it also featured her name in the title.  “Originally it was called ‘Bad Apple,’ because…that’s kinda funny,” he explains.  “But…we had to change it and I was like, ‘Oh, now I don’t even want to use her last name in this thing like I don’t wanna use Apple at all,’ so then ‘Ms. Jackson’ came around luckily.”

Panic! at the Disco is currently touring overseas, but they'll be back to kick off the next leg of their North American tour at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA on January 14.  Visit PanicAtTheDisco.com for the full itinerary.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Dropkick Murphy Announces Dates for 2014 St. Patrick's Day Tour

DropkickMurphys.comDropkick Murphys has just revealed the dates for their 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Tour. 

The North American trek kicks off on February 18 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, and will make stops in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans and Pittsburgh, among other cities.  The tour wraps with a number of shows at the House of Blues in the band’s hometown of Boston, MA, while the location of the group's St. Patrick's Day performance has yet to be revealed. Lucero and Skinny Lister will support the band at select shows.

Tickets for the upcoming gigs will go on sale on Friday. Here are the tour dates:

2/18 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
2/19 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
2/21 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theatre
2/22 -- Duluth, MN, Twin Ports Brewfest
2/23 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera
2/24 -- St. Louis, MO, Pageant
2/25 -- Springfield, MO, Gilloz Theatre
2/27 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
2/28 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues
3/1 -- Austin, TX, Stubb’s
3/2 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
3/3 -- New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
3/5 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City
3/6 -- Jacksonville, FL, Maverick’s on the Landing
3/7 -- Charlotte, NC, Fillmore
3/8 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
3/10 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
3/11 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
3/13 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
3/14 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
3/15 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
3/16 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
3/17 -- Boston, MA, TBA

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