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Wednesday
Nov192014

Kelly Rowland Reflects on Marrying Her "Best Friend"

ABC/Randy HolmesLove in the air. Following Solange's New Orleans wedding, Kelly Rowland is reflecting on her big day with her husband and manager, Tim Witherspoon.

The former Destiny's Child singer shared an intimate photo via Instagram showing herself holding her husband's hand during their ceremony .

"One of my most recent Happiest moments was exchanging wedding vows with my best friend. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved," she wrote in the caption before encouraging fans to share their special moments as a part of her TW Steel watch campaign.

As previously reported, the happy couple exchanged vows during an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica on May 9.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Celine Dion's Vegas Return Delayed; Mystery Artists Taking Over Extra Dates at Colosseum

Denise TruscelloCeline Dion had initially hoped to return to performing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in March, but now, the Las Vegas Sun reports she's delayed her return until May, so two additional performers have been drafted in to fill the dates that Celine vacated earlier this year.

The paper's Robin Leach reports that the first performer is "a country superstar with [many] #1 hits," and reports that her identity will be revealed before Shania Twain does the final show of her two-year residency at the Colosseum in mid-December.  "Shania will welcome her to the Colosseum," a source tells Leach of the mystery artist.

The second star will be announced in early January, according to Leach.  Initially, the announcement was to have taken place in L.A. over the next two weeks, but now this singer -- also a woman -- has decided to go to Las Vegas and announce it in person.

As for Celine, Leach reports that her husband Rene Angelil, who's been battling cancer, has had a setback, and Celine's delaying her return to continue caring for him.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Performs at Unveiling of Vaclav Havel Statue at US Capitol

Image Courtesy of Edouard CurchodZZ Top's Billy Gibbons brought some Texas blues to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday when he performed at an unveiling ceremony for a bust of late Czech President Vaclav HavelThe Washington Post reports that event took place at the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

Speaker of the House John Boehner introduced Gibbons, noting that he was chosen to take part in the event because Havel, who died in 2011 at the age of 75, loved American rock music.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who dressed sharply in a sparkling jacket for the occasion, thanked the applauding crowd as he strapped on a cigar-box guitar and said, "It is indeed a great pleasure to have been allowed to accept this rather unusual, unexpected but splendid invitation honoring Vaclav Havel."

Gibbons then explained that, after some thought, he'd chosen to play the blues standard "Baby Please Don't Go" because Havel had briefly considered leaving his home country rather than take on the responsibility of trying to lead it from communism toward the democratic state it is today.

"Fortunately that was a very fleeting moment, which he returned and succeeded," noted the blues rocker.  Gibbons then proceeded to sing the tune with some modified lyrics.

Besides Boehner, the unveiling ceremony was attended by a variety of other notable figures, including Havel's widow, Dagmar Havlova; Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78

Ron Howard/RedfernsJimmy Ruffin, the Motown crooner best known for his 1966 hit "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital.  He was 78.  The Detroit Free Press reports that the singer had been hospitalized in September, and developed pneumonia and other complications while being treated.

Ruffin's daughter Philicia told the newspaper that an official cause of death hasn't been released.

"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was Jimmy's biggest success, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Ruffin also broke into the top 20 in 1967 with "I've Passed This Way Before."  In addition, he scored a big comeback hit in 1980 with "Hold On (to My Love)," which peaked at #10.  The song was co-written and co-produced by The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb.

Jimmy was the older brother of Temptations singer David Ruffin, who died in 1990 at the age of 50.  The siblings recorded an album together titled I Am My Brother's Keeper in 1970.

"All of his songs were about love, so that spoke to the kind of spirited guy he was, and spiritual too," Philicia told the Free Press.  "He came up in the church, and that's where he started singing."

Meanwhile, Motown founder Berry Gordy issued a statement paying homage to Jimmy, calling him "a phenomenal singer" and pointing out that he was "truly underrated because we were also fortunate to have his brother, David…who got so much acclaim."  Gordy also noted that "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" was "one of the greatest songs put out by Motown and also one of my personal favorites.  He added, "He was a wonderful human being, quiet and unassuming, who touched many lives with his music."

Philicia told the Detroit Free Press that funeral plans for her father haven't been set.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Make Big Debuts on "Billboard" 200 

Image Courtesy of Roswell Records/RCA RecordsRock is impacting this week's Billboard 200 chart in a big way. Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways and Pink Floyd's The Endless River both made strong debuts on the chart, coming in at number two and number three, respectively.

Both acts are very familiar with being in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Everyone of Foo Fighters' albums, except for the band's self-titled debut, have peaked in the top 10. Their 2011 album, Wasting Light, was their first record to grab the number one spot on the chart.

Meanwhile, The Endless River makes 10 top-10 appearances for Pink Floyd. The album is the band's first since 1994's The Division Bell, which hit number one. Floyd's record of top 10 appearance will probably stay at 10, as the band has announced that The Endless River will be their final album.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Hunter Hayes Cancels St. Louis Concert as Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency

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Hunter Hayes is cancelling his Thursday night concert at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, as the nation waits for the grand jury decision on whether a police officer will be charged in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in August, a case that has led to protests and unrest in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. 

In advance of the announcement of the grand jury's decision, the governor of Missouri has declared a state of emergency there.

In a statement on his website, Hunter says the decision is "out of respect for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's declaration declaring a state of emergency in Missouri."

Some heartbroken fans took to Hunter's website to express sentiments like "PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reschedule this concert. You don't understand how upset thousands of girls are because they don't get to see you. I have been looking forward to this for months and months."

Ticket holders can get refunds at the point of purchase for this concert, and Hunter assures fans they only need hold out a little longer, promising he'll be back in St. Louis next year.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Tied to Fatal Accident on Location of Gregg Allman Biopic

Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchThe parents of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was killed during the filming of the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider this past February, have reached a settlement with some of the parties they filed a wrongful death lawsuit against following the tragic accident.

Deadline reports that a lawyer for the Jones family announced on Wednesday that a confidential agreement was reached with parties including the husband-and-wife writer/producer team of Randall Miller and Jody Savin, their Unclaimed Freight production company, executive producer Jay Sedrish, assistant director Hillary Schwartz and Rayonier Performance Fibers, the company that owns the land where the accident occurred.

"Richard and Elizabeth Jones' objectives in filing this lawsuit, after the death of their 27-year-old daughter, Sarah, have been clear and unwavering," attorney Jeff Harris said.  "To find out what happened on the day of their daughter's death, determine who was responsible, hold those who made bad decisions accountable and ensure this kind of tragedy never happens again on another film set.  Today, we are another step closer to fully achieving those objectives."

The lawsuit, which was filed in May, still is moving forward against several other parties, including the CSX train company, Meddin Studios and Meddin executive Nick Gant.  Last month, Gregg Allman, his manager Michael Lehman and the Open Road Films company were dropped from the suit after they struck a deal with the Jones family.

Meanwhile, a criminal trial involving Miller, Savin, Sedrish and Schwartz, who face charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass, is scheduled to get under way on March 9, 2015.

Sarah Jones was killed, and several other crew members were injured, by a train that unexpectedly crossed a trestle bridge near Jesup, Georgia, where the filmmakers were attempting to shoot a scene for the movie.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

"People's" Sexiest Man Alive Issue Features Levine, Buble, Timberlake, Legend, Prince & More 

Art Streiber/NBCAs of today, Adam Levine is no longer People's Sexiest Man Alive: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the Marvel series of superhero films, including The Avengers, has claimed the honor for 2014.  So how is Adam taking the news that he no longer holds that title?

"Very well," laughs People staff editor Antoinette Coulton. "Y'know, it's a year officially, but people talk about this even after the year is up.  So I'm sure he wishes Chris well. He's in the issue as well, as our outgoing guy, and he's having fun with it."

Adam doesn't have much to complain about: in the year since he took the title, he won The Voice again, appeared in a movie, topped the charts with Maroon 5, and got married.  In the new Sexiest Man Alive issue, on stands Friday, he's featured in a segment called "Facing Their Fears," where hot stars are asked what scares them the most.  Adam says, "Death. Because I love my life."

John Legend is also featured in the segment, and Coulton says John reveals his greatest fear is a recurring dream he has where "he's in college and he never gets to class on time and he never earns his degree -- even though he does have his degree."

A feature called Sexy at Every Age features One Direction's Harry Styles among sexy men in their twenties, Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble among sexy men in their thirties, and Prince and Lenny Kravitz among sexy men in their fifties.

"Anyone who saw his latest performance on SNL, would think that Prince, through the decades?  He's a mainstay," Coulton says of putting the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the list.  As for JT, Coulton says, "I think he made that transition from boy band member to full-fledged musician and he made it seamlessly. There's no scandal. He looks great and we love him for that."

Coulton, meanwhile, thinks that Buble's new status as a married father has made him even more sexy.  "And I think he just has to open his mouth and sing a couple of bars and you want to swoon," she laughs.  

A few other musicians featured in the issue: Adam Levine's Voice buddy Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani's rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, Adam Lambert -- in a segment called "From Geeky to Gorgeous" -- and Enrique Iglesias, in a segment highlighting the countries that have produced the sexiest men.

You can drool over all these hot guys when People's Sexiest Man Alive issue hits newsstands Friday.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

"People's" Sexiest Man Alive Issue Features Levine, Timberlake, Derulo, Legend, 1D's Harry & Niall & More 

Art Streiber/NBCAs of today, Adam Levine is no longer People's Sexiest Man Alive: Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the Marvel series of superhero films, including The Avengers, has claimed the honor for 2014.  So how is Adam taking the news that he no longer holds that title?

"Very well," laughs People staff editor Antoinette Coulton. "Y'know, it's a year officially, but people talk about this even after the year is up.  So I'm sure he wishes Chris well. He's in the issue as well, as our outgoing guy, and he's having fun with it."

Adam doesn't have much to complain about: in the year since he took the title, he won The Voice again, appeared in a movie, topped the charts with Maroon 5, and got married.  In the new Sexiest Man Alive issue, on stands Friday, he's featured in a segment called "Facing Their Fears," where hot stars are asked what scares them the most.  Adam says, "Death. Because I love my life."

John Legend is also featured in the segment, and Coulton says John reveals his greatest fear is a recurring dream in which "he's in college and he never gets to class on time and he never earns his degree -- even though he does have his degree."

A feature called Sexy at Every Age features One Direction's Harry Styles, and Jason Derulo among sexy men in their twenties, Justin Timberlake among sexy men in their thirties, and Prince and Lenny Kravitz among sexy men in their fifties.

"Anyone who saw his latest performance on SNL, would think that Prince, through the decades?  He's a mainstay," Coulton says of putting the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on the list.  As for JT, Coulton says, "I think he made that transition from boy band member to full-fledged musician and he made it seamlessly. There's no scandal. He looks great and we love him for that."  

A few other musicians featured in the issue: Adam Levine's Voice buddy Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani's rocker husband Gavin Rossdale, Drake, Adam Lambert -- in a segment called "From Geeky to Gorgeous" -- and Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris and 1D's Niall Horan, in a segment highlighting the countries that have produced the sexiest men.

In addition, Nick Jonas and Usher are among those starring in People's "Sexiest Moments of the Year": Nick for that magazine spread in which he appeared half-naked, showing off his ripped bod, and Usher for a photo in which he's shown in his underwear making breakfast.

You can drool over all these hot guys when People's Sexiest Man Alive issue hits newsstands on Friday.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Justin Timberlake Now Part Owner of Audio Technology Company 

Tom Munro/RCA RecordsIn addition to being a global pop superstar and sometime actor, Justin Timberlake has a financial interest in several interesting enterprises, such as the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team, MySpace, a clothing line, a tequila brand and, now, an audio technology company.

Justin has joined the company AfterMaster Audio Labs as an owner, and according to the company, he'll play an "integral role" as the company prepares its big launch into the marketplace.  So what does the company do?  It "provides revolutionary technology and sound to the digital audio processing world" via a "revolutionary sound innovation." 

Apparently, if your device has this technology on it, music and other audio will sound louder, clearer, deeper and fuller.  You can listen to samples on the company's website.

In a statement, Justin says, "I’m thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking company. The first time I heard audio, post AfterMaster, I knew that I had to be a part of this company and that we had something revolutionary on our hands.”


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Taylor Swift to Perform on "The Voice" Nov. 25 

Trae Patton/NBCTaylor Swift will debut her new single "Blank Space" on this Sunday night's American Music Awards, live on ABC.  But if you want to see her sing it a second time, tune into The Voice Tuesday night.

Taylor, who served as a mentor on the show during the Knockout Rounds, will return to sing "Blank Space" on the NBC reality show.  It's the latest release from her smash album 1989.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Chris Brown Announces Dates for Tour with August Alsina

RCA RecordsChris Brown has a busy winter ahead of him. The singer, who will hit the road with Trey Songz next year, has announced the dates for a short, upcoming outing, dubbed the  X Live Tour! with special guest August Alsina.

According to Brown's Twitter, the three-city trek will begin in Jacksonville, Florida on December 19 and then travel to Columbia, South Carolina,  before wrapping up in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 21.

The mini-tour will occur just days after August wraps his supporting role on on Usher's UR Experience tour, which concludes on December 14 in Tampa, Florida.

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Here are the X Live Tour! Dates:

12/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Veterans Memorial Arena
12/20 -- Columbia, SC, Colonial Life Arena
12/21 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Rihanna Says Her New Album Is Coming "Very Soon"

ABC/Richard HarbaughRihanna fans will be excited to know that their favorite singer's next album will arrive "very soon," according to Ri Ri.

"That's my hope," she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. "I'm really excited about the music that we've been working on, so I can't wait for people to hear it."

While she didn't go into further detail about the highly anticipated project, the singer spoke about supporting in the fight against AIDS at the premiere of Andrew Jenks' new documentary It's Not Over.

"This documentary, It's Not Over, is really gonna be educational for the youth [with] what's going on and how they're affected by HIV/AIDS all over the world," she said.

It's Not Over premieres on Netflix and Pivot today, November 19.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

New Beyonce Song, "7/11," Surfaces Online

Eric McCandless/CBSThere's only a few days until Beyonce issues the expanded re-release of her self-titled album.  Now a 30-second snippet of a new song called “7/11″ has surfaced online, although its unclear if its been mixed and mastered.

On the bouncy banger, posted by BuzzFeed, the singer can be heard chanting fast-paced lyrics.

“Smack that, clap that like you don’t care,” she sings. “My hands up, my hands up, flexing with my hands up.”

Beyonce's platinum edition box set arrives on Monday, November 24. The two-CD, two-DVD-set will include another new song called “Ring Off,” as well as four remixes with Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Jay Z.

 


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Roger Daltrey Says The Who Hopes to Visit Areas of the World It's Never Toured Before

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThe Who kicks off what is expected to be its final major world tour this Sunday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  The trek also is celebrating the band's 50th anniversary, and yet the show -- which closes out the annual Yasalam Festival -- will be the British rock legends' first concert ever in the Middle East.

Roger Daltrey says he feels that it's "absolutely wonderful" for The Who to finally be performing in that part of the world, and he's hoping the band now will start visiting other countries where it's never been before.

"We do have a certain amount of regrets and there are some places that we should have toured a long time ago," the singer tells Ireland's The National newspaper.  "The reason was that [Who guitarist] Pete [Townshend] was never keen on touring.  But now that the sands of time are ticking, he is more keen to tour than ever."

He adds, "We are looking at new territories to play.  For example, The Who have never been to South America or China…I mean, it's crazy that we didn't see more of these places."

The 70-year-old rocker says the new trek, The Who Hits 50! Tour, will be "quite different" from the band's last outing, which focused on the 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia.

"The Quadrophenia tour was very musical and theatrical.  This tour is much more fun and everyone will have a good time," he explains about the trek, which will see the band playing a variety of material spanning The Who's entire career.  "Sure, there is nostalgia in there but most musical events are about nostalgia...This show is more free, fun and we can have a joke and chat to the audience."

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also points out that he believes a big reason why The Who connects so emotionally with its audience is the balance between what he and Townshend bring to the band.

"Pete is a head man and I am heart man," he maintains.  "I am a glass-half-full person.  I am always positive about moving on and letting go.  Pete has a lot of turbulent and emotional things going on within and he manages to put them to paper and write those songs.  I have to then take what Pete is thinking in his head and transmit that to people's hearts."

As for whether he feels nervous about Sunday's show, Daltrey tells The National, "Not really.  I wouldn't say it was nerves.  The best way to put it is that it is like a trip to the dentist.  You go to enjoy the gas."

You can check out the band's current tour itinerary at TheWho.com.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Big K.R.I.T. Lands at No. 5 with "Cadillactica"

Image Courtesy Def Jam Recordings Big K.R.I.T.'s Cadillactica has landed at number five on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

According to his label, the rapper's sophomore album sold 43,000 copiess, slightly exceeding initial sales projections of approximately 35,000 to 40,000 copies.

The rapper's sales start is right on pace with his last effort, 2012's Live from the Underground, which debuted at number five and sold 41,000 copies its first week.

Cadillactica features appearances from Lupe Fiasco, Raphael Saadiq, E-40 and Wiz Khalifa, plus production from Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi, Terrace Martin, and Will Power.

Elsewhere, Whitney Houston's first live album, Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, has debuted at #20 on the chart, selling 21,000 copies in its opening week.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Barry Manilow Announces "One Last Time" Tour, Tickets Start at $19.75

Dan Harr/.Stiletto EntertainmentBarry Manilow is hitting the road....and it may be for the final time.

The legendary entertainer, who's performed in Las Vegas, and in limited concert appearances elsewhere over the past 10 years, has announced a 2015 tour dubbed ONE LAST TIME!  The tour kicks off in Omaha, Nebraska on February 11 and is currently scheduled to wrap up in his native Brooklyn on June 17, which also happens to be his birthday.

In a statment, Manilow said, "We’re having a great time putting the show together.  We hope to take everyone on an emotional roller coaster.  I can’t wait to see everyone dancing in the aisles.”

He added that this tour is "my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!”

The best part about the tour?  Tickets will start at a ridiculous $19.75 a piece, in honor of the year that Barry's hit "Mandy" topped the charts.  They go on sale to the general public on November 24 at 10 a.m. at AEGLive.com, but American Express card holders can grab them starting today.

Manilow's current album My Dream Duets, which features him duetting with late great singers like Judy Garland, Whitney Houston and John Denver, debuted at #4 on the charts a few weeks ago.

Here are the tour dates:

2/11 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center
2/12 -- Kansas City, MO,Sprint Center
2/14 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
2/15 -- Auburn Hills, MI, The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/24 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
2/26 -- Cleveland, OH, Wolstein Center
2/27 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
3/1 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
3/26 -- Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
3/28 -- Mashantucket, CT, The Grand Theater at Foxwoods
4/8 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
4/10 -- Las Vegas, NV, GM Grand Garden Arena
4/11 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
4/14 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
4/17 -- Sacramento, CA, Sleep Train Arena
4/18 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
4/20 -- West Valley City, UT, Maverik Center
5/26 -- Vancouver, B.C., Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
5/27 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena at Seattle Center
5/28 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
6/4 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
6/5 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
6/6 -- Charlotte, NC, Time Warner Cable Arena
6/13 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Wells Fargo Center
6/14 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
6/16 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
6/17 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Paramore Unveil Expanded Digital Version of "Paramore" 

Image Courtesy of Fueled by RamenParamore has announced Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe -- a 29-track expanded digital version of the band's self-titled fourth album. Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will include a collection of unreleased material, including a new version of "Hate To See Your Heart Break," featuring duet vocals from former Civil Wars singer Joy Williams, plus a 2012 demo, "Tell Me It’s Okay." The release will also include eight live tracks from Paramore's show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado.

Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe will be released on November 24. The original Paramore album was the band's first record to hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200, and gave them their first-ever top-10 single, with "Ain't It Fun."

A few weeks after the release, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams will accept the first ever Trailblazer award at Billboard's Women in Music Awards gala, scheduled for December 12 in New York City.

Here is the track list for Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe:

“Fast In My Car”
“Now”
“Grow Up”
“Daydreaming”
“interlude: Moving On”
“Ain’t It Fun”
“Part II”
“Last Hope”
“Still Into You”
“Anklebiters”
“interlude: Holiday”
“Proof”
“Hate to See Your Heart Break”
“(One Of Those) Crazy Girls”
“interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore”
“Be Alone”
“Future”
“Hate to See Your Heart Break” (feat. Joy Williams)
“Escape Route” (Bonus Track)
“Native Tongue” (Bonus Track)
“Tell Me It’s Okay” (Self-Titled Demo)
“Still Into You” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Decode” (Live at Red Rocks)
“The Only Exception” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Brick by Boring Brick” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Let the Flames Begin” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Part II” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Proof” (Live at Red Rocks)
“Ain't It Fun” (Live at Red Rocks)


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Wednesday
Nov192014

KISS, Slash and Motley Crue Added to Download Festival Lineup

Image Courtesy of Live Nation EntertainmentThe U.K.'s Download Festival has added KISS, Slash, Motley Crue and Enter Shikari to its 2015 lineup. The new additions will play on the festival's third and final day, June 14. They join previously announced bands Muse, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Judas Priest, among others.

The complete Download Festival 2015 lineup has yet to be revealed, but you can view the initial lineups on the official festival website.

Tickets for Download Festival 2015, which takes place June 12-14, will go on sale November 20.

The Download Festival has been held in Donington Park in Leicestershire, England since 2003. The 2014 lineup included Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith.


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Wednesday
Nov192014

Meghan Trainor's New "Lips Are Movin'" Video Bends the Rules 

Brooke Nipar/Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor is out with the video for her new single "Lips Are Movin'," and she's teamed with technology company HP to promote the song and video throughout the holidays.

Meghan and "Lips Are Movin'" will be featured in the global holiday campaign for a new HP Pavilion computer; it's part of the company's #BendTheRules campaign.  She and HP also worked together on the video, which is being billed as the first-ever music video created by social "influencers" -- that is, the most influential people on Vine, YouTube and Instagram from around the world. 

These so-called "influencers" worked as the video's actors, choreographers, dancers, glam squad and behind-the-scene photographers.  Even Barkley the Pom, the world's most famous pomeranian pooch, got in on the action.

The brightly colored clip features Meghan singing and dancing in front of a variety of backdrops in a variety of outfits, while people dance, and paint and move scenery around behind her.

Meghan will be a presenter at this Sunday night's American Music Awards on ABC, where she's up for New Artist of the Year.


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