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Thursday
Aug282014

Dave Davies “Would Love to Do Some Form of a Kinks Reunion”; Puts Star Wars Spin on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Cleopatra RecordsDave Davies is apparently not against a Kinks reunion project.

The founding Kinks lead guitarist posted a comment on Facebook Wednesday, writing, “I would love to do some form of a Kinks reunion with Ray. – Dave.”

Earlier this week, the U.K. magazine MOJO reported that Kinks frontman Ray Davies revealed in a new interview that the group will tour and release a new album in 2015, and suggested the band may do so without the participation of his brother Dave.

The magazine quoted Ray as saying, "Dave's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway.  He's very welcome to turn up if he wants.  I'd much rather work with him than without him."

The Kinks' official Facebook page later posted a message declaring, "MOJO is wrong. There will be NO Kinks reunion without BOTH Ray and Dave Davies. Ray Davies claims to have never said this."

In other news, Dave Davies accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in response to Star Wars actor Mark Hamill's challenge, but didn’t get wet at all.  In a video posted on YouTube, Davies is seen wearing a Star Wars t-shirt as he lounges by a backyard pool. After taking a sip of champagne for courage, he proceeds to dump the contents of an ice bucket over his head, but instead of ice cold water, Star Wars action figures tumble out.  Davies then nominates fellow rocker Graham Nash to take the ALS challenge, after which he douses plastic Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and R2-D2 figures with cold water.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Zombies Singer Colin Blunstone Says Band's New Album Should Be Ready by Early 2015

Jacob Blickenstaff/TCI ArtistsThe Zombies just wrapped up a U.S. summer tour this past Sunday and now the band has headed back home to the United Kingdom, where the influential pop-rock group plans to turn its focus on working on a new studio album soon.  During the trek, the band gave its American fans a taste of the upcoming record by premiering a brand-new tune titled "Moving On" that was written by founding keyboardist Rod Argent.

Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone tells ABC News Radio that the group already has begun preparing several tunes for the project, including the aforementioned "Moving On."

"We've recorded two brand new songs, and we've rehearsed a couple of others," he reveals.  "So, we've got four songs in pretty good shape, and then there are two or three other songs that we're sort of talking about and just starting to rehearse."

As for when the album might be completed, Blunstone says he hopes it will be finished by early next year.  He points out, however, "[A]n album takes as long as an album takes.  We're always doing this, sort of setting some kind of deadline and we never make the deadline."

The 69-year-old singer tells ABC News Radio that the band originally intended to keep 2014 "quite quiet as far as concerts are concerned" so that they could spend more time writing and recording the album but, as it turned, The Zombies pretty much have been on the road since January.

Colin says that should change "[a]fter the middle of September," when the group's major touring commitments will be complete, "so we can really get stuck into recording and writing."

As previously reported, The Zombies recently launched a crowdfunding campaign via the Pledge Music website that will allow those who contribute money to check out some of the new tunes, as well as watch exclusive videos of the band in the studio.  The initiative also offers a variety of incentives to participating fans, depending on how much they spend, including early access to the new album; rare and signed memorabilia; T-shirts, mugs and other merchandise; and the chance to appear in an official Zombies video.  Visit PledgeMusic.com to find out more details about the campaign.

The upcoming album will be a follow-up to The Zombies' 2011 effort, Breathe Out, Breathe In.


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Thursday
Aug282014

"Crude" & "Raunchy" Ariana Grande Wishes She Could Stop Cursing

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande certainly looks sweet and demure, but things aren't always as they appear.  The 21-year-old singer says she "absolutely" curses a lot, claiming, "I wish I could less!...I have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old boy."

Speaking with Time magazine, Ariana says, "I...think that people have a misrepresentation of me as a person because I’m friendly and I like to meet people and I like to talk to people and make people laugh. Sometimes people can confuse my niceness for weakness in a way -- or ditziness or stupidity. But it doesn’t go hand-in-hand in that way."

"When people are shocked when they see me curse, I wish they knew my sense of humor," she adds. "I have the sense of humor of a 14-year-old boy. It’s very crude. When I was seven years old, my mom took me to see Rocky Horror. That’s just how my family is. We’re just this Italian family that loves slightly raunchy humor."

Ariana also reveals that, while her current hit "Break Free" is about cutting yourself loose from a bad relationship, she interpreted the lyrics in a different way. 

"It is a great breakup song, but for me, personally, I didn’t have a boy to sing it about because I’m not breaking up with anybody," she tells Time. "I sang it about my personal things that are holding me back, my fears, certain negativities in my life that were holding me back. Things I was afraid of like, ego and fear and all of that."

"I wanted to break free from all that I felt like was making me enjoy my life a little less," she adds.

Finally, Ariana reveals that when she goes to Starbucks, she doesn't always order the "grande" size.  "Sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life," she says.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Miranda Lambert Says Kenny Chesney Taught Her How to Tour

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleAs Miranda Lambert cris-crosses the country on the Platinum tour this summer, she says she owes a debt of gratitude to Kenny Chesney for teaching her how to run a happy tour.

“When I was on the Kenny tour,” she remembers, “ his crowd and his crew and his everybody has his spirit, which is, ‘I love my job. I love what I do. This should be fun. This is entertainment.’ It's just his great spirit and love of the beach and love of relaxing and having a margarita leaks throughout the entire camp, therefore throughout the entire tour to the person on the back row of the stadium, and that's what's important.”

Miranda believes having camaraderie with your opening acts also helps set the right mood.

“The people I'm taking on the tour this year are people I've been out with before. I'm kind of a creature of habit. I get real comfortable. Like, I was just with Dierks [Bentley] last year, and we've been on tour three or four times together,” she laughs. “It's Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. I love them to death. They're both great guys.”

Ultimately, Miranda's found that what goes on behind the scenes  translates to what audiences see on the show.

“A lot of it's about how it feels backstage, too, because as much as you say you leave it back there and don't bring it on the stage, there's  a feeling about the whole package, the whole process and what it feels like,” she says. “And a tour can have a whole vibe. I think the crowd can feel that.”

This weekend, the Platinum tour swings through New York and Connecticut, before heading to Toronto next Thursday.

 
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Thursday
Aug282014

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ ThinkstockZac Brown Band will be one of the headliners at this year’s Music Midtown festival in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on September 19 and 20. They’ll join heavy-hitters from mainstream rock and pop like Eminem, Jack White, John Mayer, Lana Del Ray, Iggy Azalea, Gregg Allman and Run DMC.

The self-titled debut EP from new band Old Dominion is due out October 7, featuring their new single "Shut Me Up." This fall, they open for Chase Rice on select dates.

After a 17-year departure, lead singer Marty Raybon will reunite with the band Shenandoah in October for a reunion tour. Miranda Lambert references the late 80s and early 90s hitmakers in her Platinum track "Another Sunday in the South."


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Thursday
Aug282014

Chase Rice Ignites the Country Albums Chart

Image Courtesy Columbia NashvilleNewcomer Chase Rice is currently savoring the success of his first major release, Ignite the Night, as it debuts at the top of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, selling 44,000 copies in its first week. He finds it particularly satisfying, since along the way he's been an NFL hopeful, a contestant on Survivor, and a member of a NASCAR pit crew.

"We've built things a little bit differently, starting with live shows and building up our fan base through touring," Chase says. “Now people are showing up night after night to sing these songs right along with me, and to do it the way we’ve done it and have the No. 1 country album in the nation this week is unbelievable. It's surreal.”

Chase wrote twelve of the fifteen songs on Ignite the Night, with his current single "Ready Set Roll" having already gone gold before the CD even came out. He kicks off the Ignite the Night Tour September 5 in Denver.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Brad Paisley Challenges College Football Fans to Wear Their Colors

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleSince Brad Paisley namechecks 18 mascots in the song "Country Nation" from his new CD Moonshine in the Trunk, it seems appropriate he's the face of College Colors Day this Friday. He's partnering with 12,000 U.S. retailers to encourage fans to wear their gear during the official kick-off of college football season this weekend.

Brad himself is an avid fan of West Virginia University.  You can see his challenge to his fellow WVU Mountaineers on YouTube.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Aerosmith's Joe Perry: Fans Don't Want to Hear New Music

Image Courtesy of CBSFans waiting on another Aerosmith record will have to keep waiting, according to guitarist Joe Perry.

"With us being off the record label, we're really not sure yet," the guitarist tells Boston magazine.  Furthermore, Perry suggests, recording new music may be futile.

"When we go out there and play live, people don't really want to hear a thing unless they know it.  We've played a couple of songs off the new record and gotten some polite applause," he says.  "Before the tour and after the record came out, I tweeted, 'What song off the new record would you like to hear?'  The first tweet I got back was, 'It depends on what song you have to take out of the set.'"

Perry says that feedback like that puts "things in perspective."

"I don't know if it's worth going in and sweating blood over a new record when we could be out on the road playing all these other songs that people want to hear," he explains.

He adds that he has spent the last three years finishing his soon-to-be-published memoir, Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith, and crafting a new solo record.

"I mean, I really feel like [finishing] it now," he says of the solo project.  "I've got five or six things ready to go.  The approach has just been different than the other ones I've done."


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Thursday
Aug282014

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Inspires New Fox Comedy Pilot

Image Courtesy Universal Music Group DistributionWeezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will be the subject of a new Fox comedy pilot, DeTour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Steve Franks, the creator of the show, Psych, will write the script and executive produce the comedy, which centers around a 30-something rock star who walks away from his life as a successful rock star to "rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success," according to a pitch memo cited by The Hollywood Reporter

The real Rivers did take a detour, enrolling in classes at Harvard University in 1995, the year after the release of Weezer's debut album. He took classes on and off until he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

The band will embark on a fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Everything Will Be All Right in the End. The record is set for an October 7 release on the band's new label, Republic.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Andre 3000: "I’d Love to Put Out an Album"

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Next month, fans will see Andre 3000 starring in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, which hits theaters September 26. But the rapper has not abandoned his own musical ambitions, he's just waiting for inspiration to strike.

Andre, who is one half of Outkast, says he "loves" the idea of making new music. "I’d love to put out an album," he tells The New York Times, but reveals that he's not currently working on one.

"I write ideas, I write thoughts. Melodies come more for me than raps. I sit in my house and just play," he says.

So when will fans finally get new music? Andre says he's not going to force it just to get an album out.  "When you feel it, it’s right," he says. "If you don’t feel it, then why? Honestly, think about it. Why do it? Why?"


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Thursday
Aug282014

Taylor Swift: "Selling Millions of Records Doesn't Make Me Feel Cool" 

ABC/ Lorenzo Bevilaqua Taylor Swift's new #1 hit "Shake It Off" is an invitation to do your own thing and not worry about fitting in or looking cool. Easier said then done, right?  Well, as Taylor explains in a newly released outtake from the song's video, even she doesn't feel cool, and she's a massive superstar.

"A lot of people who I think will relate to the song are people who are dealing with not ever really feeling cool with themselves because other people make them feel like they don't fit in," Taylor says.  "When, one thing I've learned in this whole process is, you can get everything you want in life without ever feeling like you fit in."

"Like, selling millions of records doesn't make me feel cool," she insists. "It makes me feel proud, and like I have a lot of people on my side and I worked really hard, but I don't think it's the most important thing in life to fit in."

OK, Taylor, so what is the most important thing in life?

"To dance to the beat of your own drum," she says. "And to look like you're having more fun than the people who look cool [and] like they fit in!"

In the outtake, you can see Taylor filming the "cheerleader" section of the video, and explaining that she trained for the grueling three-day shoot by running non-stop  -- "which I hate," she adds -- to build up her cardio.  No wonder she was photographed all summer coming out of the gym.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Kem Says with His New Album, "Promise to Love," He's "Keeping the Light On for R&B"

Image Courtesy Anthony Mandler/UniversalThis week saw the release of Kem's new album, Promise to Love, his first effort in four years following 2010's Intimacy: Album III. The crooner declares that with his latest set he sees himself as the "ambassador" for what real R&B music consists of.

"I'm an ambassador for the cause of R&B for sure, and people come to me for that, you know. I keep the light on for R&B, if that's what you want you can always come to my house," he tells ABC News Radio.

Kem says that his project, led by the romantic ballad "It's You," contains the kind of music that The Temptations would make. "'It's You' is a classic vintage R&B, I mean like Motown, Temptations. If the Temptations were still making music I think 'It's You' is what they would be doing, it's one of my favorite songs."

He also has one hope for the fan that listens to the project front to back: "I want to musically break your heart...and put it back together again," he says. "I want you to walk away from my album having been moved."

But what about first-week sales? Kem is more concerned about the quality of his work. "My mark of success is to be consistent. I just want to be consistent," he says of Promise to Love, which is projected to sell between 35,000 to 40,000 copies in its opening week, according to Hits Daily Double.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Killers Front Man Reveals Plans for Second Solo Record

Image Courtesy Brandon Flowers MusicBrandon Flowers will release a brand new solo album in 2015, he confirmed in a new interview with NME.

"The record's not done yet, but I'm excited about it," he told the magazine. "I'm liking it."

The still-in-the-works record will be will be produced by Grammy-winning Vampire Weekend and HAIM producer Ariel Rechtshaid. The record is the follow-up to Flowers' 2010 debut, Flamingo.

The singer reveals that the record will not be influenced by his hometown of Las Vegas, crediting Rechtshaid for taking the singer of his "comfort zone."

“Normally I make demos and they’re pretty similar to how the song ends up," he said. "But he’ll take a song and be like, ‘I hear this.’ It’s incredible -- his palette and his range, what he’s able to say. At first we were butting our heads together, but now we’re hitting it off.”

While Flowers is mum on further details or a release date, he did speak of the future of The Killers.

"I wanna keep being in this band,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going.”


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Wednesday
Aug272014

ZZ Top Postpones Remaining Tour Dates with Jeff Beck After Bassist Dusty Hill Injures Hip

Images Courtesy of Ross HalfinIt's been a tough summer for ZZ Top's Dusty Hill.  Last month, the 65-year-old bassist needed a kidney stone operation, which caused his band to cancel six headlining dates, and now he's suffered a hip injury that's forcing the postponement of the Texas trio's remaining appearances on its joint tour with Jeff Beck.

According to a message on PalaceNet.com, the official website of the Detroit area's DTE Energy Music Theatre, where ZZ Top and Beck had been scheduled to perform on Wednesday, Hill injured his hip the previous night when he slipped and fell on his band's tour bus.  The note adds that Dusty's injury "requires immediate attention," and explains that "ZZ Top performance dates have been temporarily suspended while he recovers."

The message points out that the affected shows "include all of the scheduled concert bills [ZZ Top shares] with Jeff Beck through September 13."  However, Beck has announced that he still will play three dates on his own -- this Friday in Salamanca, New York; Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Sunday in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  In addition, fans who have tickets for all shows from September 6 through September 13 are asked to hold on to them "pending the possibility of rescheduling these concerts."

"While we are very disappointed to not continue this tour with ZZ Top, our thoughts and best wishes are for Dusty to have a speedy recovery," Jeff says in a statement.

ZZ Top also is slated to begin a U.S. fall headlining tour on September 25 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, but it's not clear if any of those shows are in jeopardy of cancellation too.

Here is a list of ZZ Top and Jeff Beck dates affected by postponements:

8/27 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia
*8/29 -- Salamanca, NY, Seneca Allegany Casino
*8/30 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Concert Venue at Harrah's
*8/31 -- Mashantucket, CT, MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
9/2 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
9/3 -- Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/4 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
9/6 -- Alpharetta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/7 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheater
9/9 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheater
9/10 -- Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
9/12 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/13 -- Thackerville, OK, Winstar Casino

* = Beck will play solo.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

The Beatles Top Elvis in Poll of America's Top 10 Favorite Music Artists

CBS Photography 1964; Business WireMore than 50 years since The Beatles first captivated the U.S. with their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Fab Four have been crowned the most popular music act in the country, at least according to a new Harris Poll.

The British rock icons beat out Elvis Presley to top the tally, which was based on an online poll conducted last month that asked the question, "Who is your favorite singer/musician or band?"  More than 2,300 people aged 18 and over took part in the poll.

Other veteran rock artists who also made the list include Led Zeppelin, who landed at #4, and The Eagles, who were tied at #7 with Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and Garth Brooks.

When the same poll was last conducted in 2010, The Beatles and Elvis tied for third place, while Dion took the top spot in front of #2 U2, who didn't even make it into the top 10 this year.

Breaking down the poll demographically, we find that more men cited The Beatles as their favorite band, while women chose pop/R&B superstar Beyoncé.  Among younger fans aged 18-37, it's Beyoncé, while Gen-Xers aged 38 to 49 say Metallica is their top group.  Baby Boomers, aged 50-68, choose The Beatles, while those 69 and over say country legend Willie Nelson is their favorite.

When it comes to politics, there's one thing on which all parties can agree: When asked to name their favorite musical acts, Republicans, Democrats and Independents all chose The Beatles, while Republicans also picked Nelson, and Democrats also chose young pop star Bruno Mars.  East Coast and West Coast respondents, as well as Southerners, chose the Fab Four as well, while Midwesterners voted Mars as their #1 pick.

Here is the full top 10 list for the favorite singer/musician or band in the U.S.:

1. Beatles
2. Elvis Presley
3. Beyoncé
4. Led Zepplin
5. George Strait
6. Bruno Mars
7. Neil Diamond
7. Eagles
7. Celine Dion
7. Garth Brooks


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Wednesday
Aug272014

The Beatles Top Elvis in Poll of America's Top 10 Favorite Music Artists

CBS Photography 1964; Business WireMore than 50 years since The Beatles first captivated the U.S. with their debut appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the Fab Four have been crowned the most popular music act in the country, at least according to a new Harris Poll.

The British rock icons beat out Elvis Presley to top the tally, which was based on an online poll conducted last month that asked the question, "Who is your favorite singer/musician or band?"  More than 2,300 people aged 18 and over took part in the poll.

Other veteran artists who also made the list include Led Zeppelin, who landed at #4, and Neil Diamond and The Eagles, who were tied at #7 with Celine Dion and Garth Brooks.

When the same poll was last conducted in 2010, The Beatles and Elvis tied for third place, while Dion took the top spot in front of #2 U2, who didn't even make it into the top 10 this year.

Breaking down the poll demographically, we find that more men cited The Beatles as their favorite band, while women chose pop/R&B superstar Beyoncé.  Among younger fans aged 18-37, it's Beyoncé, while Gen-Xers aged 38 to 49 say Metallica is their top group.  Baby Boomers, aged 50-68, choose The Beatles, while those 69 and over say country legend Willie Nelson is their favorite.

When it comes to politics, there's one thing on which all parties can agree: When asked to name their favorite musical acts, Republicans, Democrats and Independents all chose The Beatles, while Republicans also picked Nelson, and Democrats also chose young pop star Bruno Mars.  East Coast and West Coast respondents, as well as Southerners, chose the Fab Four as well, while Midwesterners voted Mars as their #1 pick.

Here is the full top 10 list for the favorite singer/musician or band in the U.S.:

1. Beatles
2. Elvis Presley
3. Beyoncé
4. Led Zepplin
5. George Strait
6. Bruno Mars
7. Neil Diamond
7. Eagles
7. Celine Dion
7. Garth Brooks


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Dionne Warwick Duets Album, "Feels So Good", Now Set for Fall Release

The Chamber GroupDionne Warwick's duets album, Feels So Good, is now scheduled for release later this fall.  The album had originally been expected to arrive in July. The 14-track full-length album will arrive October 28.

As previously reported, Warwick's upcoming studio effort will feature some of her biggest hits redone in duets,  and will included contributions from Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Cee Lo Green, Gladys Knight, Mya, Ruben Studdard and Ziggy Marley, among others.

"I'm thrilled to release a new album with some of today's greatest singers and songwriters," says Warwick in a statement.  "Throughout my career, I've always enjoyed creating music through collaboration and this experience has been no different.  The fresh energy with these artists, producers and my new label is truly inspiring."


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Jennifer Hudson's "JHUD" Track List Revealed

Image Courtesy Renato Sampaio/ RCA RecordsThe track list for  Jennifer Hudson's third album, JHUD, has been revealed by iTunes.

The singer's 10-song set boasts contributions from Pharrell Williams, T.I., Iggy Azalea and R. Kelly as well as the Timbaland-produced “Walk It Out.”

"With this album, I feel as though you get a sense of my energy and that’s why we named it JHUD because you’re getting to know the girl and not just the public persona of Jennifer Hudson,” said Hudson in a statement. "I want you to know the person."

The follow-up to 2011′s I Remember Me is expected to arrive September 23 via RCA Records.

Here's the track list:

“Dangerous”
“It’s Your World” (feat. R. Kelly)
“He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” (feat. Iggy Azalea)
“Walk It Out” (feat. Timbaland)
“I Can’t Describe (the Way I Feel)” (feat. T.I.)
“I Still Love You”
“Just That Type of Girl”
“Bring Back the Music”
“Say It”
“Moan”


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Bruno Mars & Beyonce In, Lady Gaga & U2 Out in Poll of America's Top-10 Favorite Musicians 

John Paul Filo/CBSWhen it comes to music, Americans apparently prefer an English accent.  A new unscientific Harris poll reveals The Beatles are America's favorite musician or band.

The online poll of over 2300 Americans found that the Fab Four are #1 on the list, followed by the late King of Rock and Roll, Elvis PresleyBeyonce,who wasn't even on the list the last time the poll was conducted back in 2010, places third this time around.  Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin are also new to the list, debuting at #4, while country icon George Strait is #5.

Yet another newcomer to the list: Bruno Mars, who debuts at #6.  Rounding out the top 10 are four artists who all tied for the #7 spot: Neil Diamond, The Eagles, Garth Brooks, and Celine Dion.  Only Celine was on the list in 2010.

Whose fortunes have fallen?  Artist who were in the top 10 in 2010 but failed to make the list this year include Lady Gaga, U2, the late Frank Sinatra, and country stars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and Alan Jackson.

Breaking down the poll demographically, we find more men cited The Beatles as their favorite band, while women chose Beyonce.  Among younger fans aged 18-37, it's Beyonce, while Gen-Xers aged 38 to 49 say Metallica is their top group.  Baby Boomers, aged 50-68, choose the Beatles, while those 69 and over say country icon Willie Nelson is their favorite.

When it comes to politics, there's one thing on which all parties can agree: when asked to name their favorite musical acts, Republicans, Democrats and Independents all chose The Beatles, while Republicans also chose Willie Nelson, and Democrats also chose Bruno Mars.  East Coast and West Coast respondents, as well as Southerners, chose the Fab Four as well, while Midwesterners voted Bruno Mars as their #1 pick.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Colbie Caillat Unveils Track List for "Gypsy Heart"

Republic RecordsColbie Caillat has revealed the full track list for her new album Gypsy Heart, but it's a bit anticlimactic, since we already knew about five of the 12 songs.

The list shows that the first five tracks on the album are the songs included on her EP Gypsy Heart -- Side A, which she released in early June.  In addition to her current single "Try," there's "Live It Up," "Blaze," "If You Love Me Let Me Go" and "Never Gonna Let You Down."

The rest of the album's songs are as follows:

"Land Called Far Away"
"Nice Guys"
"Floodgates"
"Just Like That"
"Break Free"
"Never Getting Over You"
"Bigger Love"

As previously reported, Gypsy Heart is the album that Colbie made with after her record company rejected the first batch of songs she wrote for not being "poppy" and commercial enough -- an experience that partially inspired the song "Try."  She then went back into the studio with a variety of collaborators, including Babyface, and came up with a whole new selection of songs.

Gypsy Heart will be out September 30.


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