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Monday
Apr292013

Ray J Introduces Kim K. Look-Alike in "I Hit It First" Music Video

Facebook.com/RayJRay J still hasn't admitted outright who his "I Hit It First" song is about, but thanks to his just-released video for the controversial track, Ray doesn't have to.  The clip's leading lady is a total Kim Kardashian look-alike, so it's pretty obvious that Ray is singing about his famous ex-girlfriend, who's now several months pregnant with her and Kanye West's first child.

Kim's impending motherhood doesn't seem to stop Ray from making references to her throughout his controversial clip.  A Kimmy doppelganger pops up 30 seconds into the "I Hit It First" video, crawling across a bed in her red-bottom stilettos.  Viewers don't see the woman's face until later, but her fitted black dress and sleek ponytail have all the makings of a Kim ensemble. 

After curling up with Ray J on a private jet, the Kim clone smiles for a home video -- a pretty clear reference to the homemade sex tape that Ray made with real-life Kim back in 2007. 

In the "I Hit It First" visual's final scene, Ray watches the video's leading lady cross paths with paparazzi on the F! network.  That's not to be confused with the E! network, of course, which is home to Kim's Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show.

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Monday
Apr292013

KISS Schedules New US Concerts

Photo: Brian LoweKISS has begun adding some U.S. dates to its summer tour itinerary.  The rock legends, who are continuing to support their 2012 studio Monster, have lined up a trio of stateside shows in August.  The band will visit Gilford, New Hampshire, on August 7; Simpsonville, South Carolina, on August 13; and Orlando, Florida, on August 16.

Tickets for the concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday.  The shows take place after KISS winds down a lengthy Canadian trek, which runs from a July 5 performance in Victoria, British Columbia, through an August 3-4 engagement in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.  The band also has one other U.S. gig scheduled, a previously announced July 20 appearance at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

First up for KISS is a European outing that gets under way June 1 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Here are all of the band's North American dates, according to KISSOnline.com:

7/5 -- Victoria, Canada, Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
7/6 -- Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena
7/8 -- Kelowna, Canada, Prospera Place
7/10 -- Lethbridge, Canada, Enmax Centre
7/12 -- Edmonton, Canada, Rexall Place
7/13 -- Calgary, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
7/14 -- Saskatoon, Canada, Credit Union Centre
7/16 -- Regina, Canada, Evraz Place
7/17 -- Brandon, Canada, Keystone Centre
7/18 -- Winnipeg, Canada, MTS Centre
7/20 -- Cadott, WI, Rock Fest
7/23 -- Sudbury, Canada, Sudbury Arena
7/25 -- Ottawa, Canada, Scotiabank Place
7/26 -- Toronto, Canada, Molson Amphitheatre
7/27 -- London, Canada, Budweiser Gardens
7/29 -- Montreal, Canada, Bell Centre
7/31 -- Saint John, Canada, Harbour Station
8/1 -- Halifax, Canada, Halifax Metro Centre
8/3 -- St. John's, Canada, Mile One Stadium
8/4 -- St. John's, Canada, Mile One Stadium
8/7 -- Gilford, NH, Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
8/13 -- Simpsonville, SC, Charter Amphitheatre
8/16 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Arena

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Monday
Apr292013

The Monkees Announce Dates for a New US Summer Tour

The Agency GroupHere they come again!  After mounting a successful reunion tour last fall, the three surviving Monkees -- Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith -- will team up for a new series of concerts this summer.  The trek, dubbed A Midsummer's Night with The Monkees, will run from a July 15 stop in Port Chester, New York, through an August 18 show in Portland, Oregon.  Along the way, the pop-rock legends will visit such major cities as Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Houston, Denver, San Diego and Seattle.

Dolenz tells Rolling Stone that the positive response to the 2012 shows convinced the group to get back on the road.  "The reaction to the last tour was euphoric," he explains.  "It was pretty apparent there was a demand for another one."

The new trek will feature The Monkees' classic hits, other memorable tunes from the group's first five albums, and gems both from the band's famed TV series and 1968 cult film, Head.  Like last year's tour, this outing will boast a set in which just Dolenz, Tork and Nesmith play selections from The Monkees' 1967 release, Headquarters.  The shows also offer a multimedia display including rare film footage and photos.

While the 2012 tour featured a strong focus on late Monkees singer Davy Jones, who died in February of that year, Dolenz tells Rolling Stone that the group "probably won't lean so heavily on the David situation" this time around.  He adds, "I think we have to move on.  Everybody has to move on.  He'll always be remembered and acknowledged, but possibly not as much as on that particular tour."

Looking ahead past the upcoming U.S. trek, Dolenz says The Monkees could very well bring their all over the world.  "We are thinking about taking it everywhere," he admits, mentioning that the areas under consideration include Europe, South America, Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Dolenz also tells Rolling Stone that he'd love for the band to record a new studio album, although he reports that the band mates "haven't had any discussions about that beyond, 'Wouldn't it be cool to have a new one?'"

Tickets for the new Monkees concerts go on sale to the general public this Friday.  Here are all of the group's confirmed dates:

7/15 -- Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
7/16 -- Boston, MA, Citi Performing Arts Center
7/17 -- Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre
7/19 -- Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury
7/20 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Mann Center
7/21 -- Washington, D.C., The Warner Theatre
7/23 -- Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium
7/24 -- Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
7/26 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
7/27 -- Boca Raton, FL, Mizner Park Amphitheatre
7/28 -- Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
7/31 -- Austin, TX, The Long Center
8/1 -- Houston, TX, Arena Theatre
8/2 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre
8/3 -- Tulsa, OK, Brady Theater
8/5 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
8/9 -- Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center
8/10 -- Henderson, NV, Green Valley Events Center
8/11 -- San Diego, CA, Humphreys
8/12 -- Long Beach, CA, Terrace Theatre
8/14 -- Saratoga, CA, Mountain Winery
8/15 -- Napa, CA, Uptown Theatre
8/17 -- Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall
8/18 -- Portland, OR, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Monday
Apr292013

One Direction Prepping New Album for Christmas Release?

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesWell, we know what One Direction fans will be asking for this Christmas: the group’s next album. 1D member Louis Tomlinson hints that their follow-up to last year’s Take Me Home could drop in time for the holidays.

Louis is quoted by the U.K.’s The Daily Star as saying that the group began recording the new disc about a month ago. He says, “We don’t want to rush it but it will be out for Christmas.”

Louis says they have been writing songs while on tour and recording in their hotel rooms.

A source adds to The Daily Star, “There was talk about the boys taking some time off before the next album but it was decided to release the record while they are so popular.”

Meanwhile, One Direction's 3D movie, This Is Us, hits theaters in late August.

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Monday
Apr292013

Phoenix, Rob Zombie Expected to Make Top-10 Debuts on "Billboard" 200

Glassnote RecordsPhoenix and Rob Zombie are both on track to score big numbers on the Billboard 200 album chart next week.

Phoenix’s Bankrupt! is headed for the #3 spot on the tally, with projected sales putting it somewhere around 50,000 copies. If the predictions are true, this will be the band’s highest-charting album. Phoenix’s Grammy-winning previous release, 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, debuted and peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200.

Rob Zombie is likely to get a spot in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this week as well. The singer’s fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, is expected to take the #7 position on the chart.

The new Billboard 200 chart's top 10 will be released on Wednesday.

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Monday
Apr292013

Celine Dion Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video of "Water and a Flame" Recording Session

CelineDion.comCeline Dion takes fans inside the recording studio with her in a minute-long clip posted on YouTube.

The clip captures Celine recording the title track of her upcoming English-language album, Water and a Flame, at a Florida studio. The song was originally released by Daniel Merriweather in 2009, and featured Adele.

In the video, producer EG White describes “Water and a Flame” as a “love song, but it’s actually more bitter than that, it’s kind of got a more annoyed edge to it.”

Water and a Flame, Celine’s first English-language album in six years, will be released in October, and will feature Stevie Wonder and pop star Ne-Yo.

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Monday
Apr292013

Lady Antebellum Lights Up Disneyland with "Golden" Preview Performance

Facebook.com/LadyAntebellumLady Antebellum celebrated the release of their upcoming album, Golden, with a performance at the Golden Horseshoe at Disneyland in California over the weekend.

The 30-minute performance is now posted at DisneylandEvent.com and features the trio singing their latest #1 hit, "Downtown," their new single, "Goodbye Town" and the title track  of Golden. All three of those songs will be included on Golden, in stores and online Tuesday, May 7.  

The set list also included Lady A's hits "Just a Kiss," "I Run to You," "Need You Now" and "We Owned the Night."

In other Lady A news, they'll promote the release of Golden with performances on ABC's Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, May 7. Look for the group to perform on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon May 8 and 9 too. They'll head west to L.A. the next week for a May 13 appearance on E!'s Chelsea Lately and a performance on NBC's The Voice May 14.

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Monday
Apr292013

Jason Aldean Files for Divorce

James Minchin IIIJason Aldean is officially calling it quits with his wife of 12 years, Jessica. Jason filed for divorce in Williamson County, Tennessee last week, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has two children.

Aldean was photographed getting affectionate with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr last September in Los Angeles. The singer issued an apology, but it seems his marriage never recovered. Jason attended the ACM Awards alone earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Aldean released a statement asking for privacy for his family saying, "This is a really tough time for my entire family.  Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers.  We've been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple.  She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our #1 priority."

Jason also asked that fans take pause before taking sides. He says, "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this.  That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us.  I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them."

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Monday
Apr292013

Chickenfoot Guitarist Joe Satriani to Launch Solo Tour in August

Mad Ink PRJoe Satriani is hitting the road for a solo tour this summer.  The Chickenfoot guitarist has just announced a string of North American dates to support his upcoming album, Unstoppable Momentum, due out May 7.

The trek kicks off on August 29 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, and also will make stops Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston and New York, among other cities.  Joining Satriani on the road is Frank Zappa/Steve Vai keyboardist Mike Keneally, Dweezil Zappa/Dethklok bassist Bryan Beller, and Adrian Belew/Steve Wilson drummer Marco Minnemann.  Longtime Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse and his solo backing band will open nearly all the dates on the tour.

Satriani is giving fans the chance to pre-order Unstoppable Momentum at his official website, and also is offering up a limited-edition, autographed 98-page art book. Titled Joe's Art 2013, the book features never-before-seen drawings, doodles and sketches by the guitar whiz.

"Some of my drawings have made their way on to guitars, straps and picks, LP and CD booklets, T-shirts, hats, key chains, etc. and even my live stage productions," says Satriani in a statement.  "This book represents my first effort to finally compile my oddly drawn friends into one place, a wildly colorful portfolio of sorts.  A collection of drawings meant to inspire and entertain."

Here are Satriani's confirmed tour dates; *the Steve Morse Band will not open this show:

8/29 -- San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre                                                                   
8/30 -- Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort          
8/31 -- Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre                                                              
9/1 -- Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                                         
9/2 -- Albuquerque, NM, Kiva Auditorium                                                                  
9/4 -- Denver, CO, Historic Paramount Theatre                                           
9/5 -- Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center                          
9/6 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                                  
9/7 -- Houston,TX, House of Blues    
9/26 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
9/27 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre                                                              
9/28 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theatre                                                                    
10/26 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theater*

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Monday
Apr292013

Ex-Womanizer Rod Stewart Says He's with His Wife "for Life"

Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesWhen Rod Stewart's autobiography came out last year, much of it was devoted to dishing the dirt on his non-stop womanizing and detailing how he managed to juggle all his various girlfriends, wives and mistresses through the years.  But these days, the singer says he's a one-woman man, and he couldn't be happier.

In an interview with the British paper The Sun to promote his upcoming album Time, Stewart reveals that a few songs on the record, including the single "She Makes Me Happy," are inspired by Penny Lancaster, his wife of almost six years and the mother of his two youngest children.

"I feel the same about Penny today as I did when I met her 13 years ago," he gushes to The Sun.  "She's so sexy and she's my best friend."  Not only that, but Rod says one of her real talents is managing to cheer him up when he's depressed.

"I do get down...But [it] doesn't last long as Penny digs me out of it," he explains.  "Like last night, I had a bit of a sulk because I didn't really want to go out so she stood in front of me and started dancing.  That's how she cheers me up.  I said to her, 'You could've been the most expensive lap dancer in the world.'"

While some women wouldn't actually find that to be a compliment, it seems to work for the loved-up couple. "She's everything to me," Stewart raves.  "She's a great wife, a great mom and a great lover.  And I'm with her for life."

Rod's new album, Time, hits stores on May 7.

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Monday
Apr292013

Martina McBride to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby

Randee St. NicholasMartina McBride has signed on to perform the national anthem prior to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 4 at Churchill Downs. Fans can watch the race and Martina's performance at 5 p.m. Eastern that day on NBC.

Rascal Flatts, Jordin Sparks and Mary J. Blige have performed the anthem at the Kentucky Derby in the past.

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Monday
Apr292013

Fantasia Wants Missy Elliott to Direct Her Next Video

Facebook.com/FantasiaNow that her new album Side Effects of You is in stores, Fantasia is gearing up to promote her second single, "Without Me," featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott.  Pretty soon, Fantasia will be shooting a music video for the track, and she tells ABC News Radio that she's already picked a director -- none other than, Missy.

"You know, Missy is very talented.  She is music," Fantasia says. "She's a good, good friend of mine. So we're all going to come together.  She's going to do the video.  And I think it's going to be something very different for me and Kelly, let's say."

Different, indeed.  Missy got major attention when she rocked what looked like an oversized garbage bag suit for her 1997, Hype Williams-directed music video for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)."  Fantasia remembers it, but she won't try to recreate that classic look.  "I don't know if I can pull that off," she says laughing. "You know, she did that, nobody can come back and pull that off."

The "Without Me" video will certainly be something special though. Fantasia says Missy "can take you to a whole 'nother level," but she has no reason to be nervous, because Missy has already given her a little reassurance.  "She's like, 'Don't get scared.  I'm not going to have your head coming off and all these things flying around,'" says Fantasia.

As for what else Fantasia has brewing, she says, "I always say what God has for me is for me.  Everything that I've done, I never thought I would do. I never thought I'd do Broadway.  I never thought I would do a Lifetime movie that's still running to this day.  So I'm up for the challenge."

This June, Fantasia will be performing select tour dates with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.  They'll take the stage in Denver, Colorado; Anaheim, California; Newark, New Jersey; and Albany, New York.

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Monday
Apr292013

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder May Be Open to a TV Judge Job

ABC/Donna SvennevikNow that their long-awaited new album Native is out, OneRepublic is dedicating their time to promoting it all around the world. But when things slow down a bit, the band's Grammy-winning lead singer, Ryan Tedder, says he may just be interested in sitting down for a bit -- perhaps behind the table on a reality TV singing competition.

Ryan was asked to be an advisor for one of the coaches on The Voice Australia, and his episodes just finished airing.  He says he enjoyed the experience so much that he might be willing to consider something more permanent.

"After we've worked [the album], like, done our thing on it, then who knows? I would, for the first time ever, say I'd be open to it," Ryan tells ABC News Radio.  "Only because I spent a week down in Australia mentoring and actually I enjoyed the hell out of it." 

Ryan says he liked the mentor role because, as he explains, "on one hand, I could talk to them from an artist perspective, but then on the flip, I'd talk to them from the producer-writer perspective, and it was like employing kinda everything. I really enjoyed doing it."

When he's ready, Ryan could probably have his pick of what show he'd like to be on, because, as he reveals, they've already contacted him about it.  "There's a couple shows, I won't say which ones -- some here and ex-U.S. -- that asked me to be judges or coaches or whatever you would call them," Ryan says. "At the time, I was halfway through this album and I, literally, told my manager, 'If I agree to this, my band will leave! Like, they will just start another band!'"

The singer, who's produced and/or written hits for the likes of Beyonce, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, certainly has a lot to bring to the judges' table of any show, but he says he's not actively looking for a gig right now.

"I'm not pursuing that whatsoever," he insists. "I mean, we have an album and two years of touring, but I'm just saying I had enough fun doing it [in Australia] that I kind of surprised me."

But how would the rest of OneRepublic react if Ryan did decide to go off and join American Idol, The X Factor or The Voice, either in the U.S. or elsewhere?  "Oh I don't know," jokes guitarist Zach Filkins. "I'll call some of the guys in Maroon 5 and ask them how I should feel about it!"  Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is, of course, a judge on the U.S. version of The Voice

OneRepublic wrap up an overseas tour Monday night in Dublin, Ireland; they'll kick off the U.S. leg of their Native tour in July.

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Monday
Apr292013

Bush’s "Machinehead" Voted "Ultimate Workout Song for 2013"

Facebook.com/BushOfficialHaving a hard time finding great songs to listen to while working out?  We've got your problem solved.  According to Gold's Gym, Bush's "Machinehead" was just voted the Ultimate Workout Song for 2013in the fitness chain's March Music Madness Battle of the Bands competition. 

Gold's Gym surveyed the public, celebrities and gym members and asked them to nominate their favorite workout songs, and then chose 64 to go head-to-head in a bracket-style competition.  Over 40,000 votes were logged, and "Machinehead," which was nominated by professional BMX biker Mike Spinner, was declared the victor.  It beat out the other songs in the "Final Four," which included “Till I Collapse" by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, and GrandMastaz’s version of the Sir Mix-a-Lot’s "Baby Got Back."

Because Spinner suggested the Bush track, Gold's Gym is making a $5,000 donation on his behalf to the Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected boxer dogs.

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Monday
Apr292013

Elton Confirms His Feud with Madonna Is Over

Facebook.com/EltonJohn; Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesBreak open the bubbly -- the Elton John/Madonna feud is officially over.

The confirmation comes from Elton himself, who tells Extra he and Madge buried the hatchet during a chance encounter, apparently last year.  Says Elton, "We were in a restaurant in France in the summertime.  We just happened to be in the same restaurant.  She came in, I sent over a note. She was very gracious. I apologized profusely because what I said should never have appeared in public. She was very gracious, she accepted our apology, and then we bought her dinner, and that's over and done with."

The British tabloid The Sun actually reported on the encounter last September, claiming that Elton and Madonna bumped into one another at La Petite Maison in Nice and enjoyed a cordial conversation.  However, this is the first time Sir Elton has confirmed it. 

Elton hasn't been shy about criticizing Madonna, beginning at least as far back as 2002, when he called her song "Die Another Day" "the worst Bond tune of all time."  He's since accused her of everything from lip-synching her performances, to looking "like a f*cking fairground stripper." 

"I was very relieved," Elton says of Madonna accepting his apology, "because she had every right to say 'I don't want to talk...' I said, listen -- you have an option of not talking to me again and I completely understand it, and she said 'No, no. I accept your apology. Let's move on.'" 

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Monday
Apr292013

Report: Taylor Swift Buys Rhode Island Mansion for $17 Million in Cash

Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowTaylor Swift is really rich. If you need some context as to how rich Taylor is, then consider that TMZ reports she laid down just over $17 million in cash for a mansion in Rhode Island. The home sits on about five acres, and Taylor got the estate for about $2 million below asking price. She was spotted touring the 11,000-square-foot foot house earlier this month, and movers were spotted moving Taylor's things into the home over the weekend.

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Monday
Apr292013

Country Star Trivia 

Comstock/ThinkstockPatty Loveless and George Jones won a CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year in the late '90s for which song? ANSWER: "You Don't Seem to Miss Me."

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Monday
Apr292013

Stephen Stills Blues Project The Rides to Release Album in July

429 RecordsStephen Stills will be singing the blues on an upcoming collaborative album he's recorded with guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd and founding Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg.  Under the moniker The Rides, the supergroup will release a 10-song collection titled Can't Get Enough on July 30.

According to 429Records.com, the project was inspired by Stills' 1968 Super Session album with late Electric Flag guitarist Mike Bloomfield and Blood, Sweat & Tears keyboardist Al Kooper.  The new record features a mix of new tunes and covers, including renditions of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" and Iggy and the Stooges' "Search and Destroy."

Can't Get Enough was produced by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison, and also features the talents of ex-Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton and Crosby, Stills & Nash touring bassist Kevin McCormick.

Talking about the collaboration in a preview video, Stills says, "We sat at my house for about five days or so.  It was just really magical with just the three of us…It was one of the best times I've had in my musical career."

Adds Shepherd, "Stephen and I have rock backgrounds as well, but the blues is the fabric that holds this all together."

Here is the track list for The Rides' Can't Get Enough album:

"Mississippi Road House"
"That's a Pretty Good Love"
"Don't Want Lies"
"Search and Destroy"
"Can't Get Enough Of"
"Honey Bee"
"Rockin' in the Free World"
"Talk to Me Baby"
"Only Teardrops Fall"
"Word Game"

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Monday
Apr292013

Ashanti Shows Raw Emotion in "Never Should Have" Video

Facebook.com/AshantiThisIsMeAshanti is singing the blues in her video for "Never Should Have."  The video premiered on ET Online and is  is the latest single from BraveHeart, her first album since 2008’s The Declaration.

The video opens with Ashanti alone on rocky terrain as she sings, "You were all that I wanted/ I fell in love with your heart and your soul," but hearts can be broken which is what we see played out among three couples in the visual.

First, we see an estranged and extremely tatted up couple; while the woman drowns her woes in drink, the guy is seen getting tattoos removed.  Next, we see two guys going through the pains of a breakup that has one reaching for, and the other pulling away from the other.   The third couple goes through their break up despite a pregnancy.  Ashanti ends the video sprinkling what looks to be ashes into the ocean and walking along the shore at sunset.

BraveHeart debuts in stores on June 11.

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Monday
Apr292013

Ke$ha Says She & Tour Mate Pitbull Are "Incredibly Similar"

Facebook.com/KeshaShe's a glitter-obsessed female pop star.  He's a macho Latino rapper.  But Ke$ha says her upcoming tour with Pitbull will be great because she thinks they're very much alike.

Speaking to MTV about their summer tour, Ke$ha explains that she's been wanting to do something with Pitbull for a while, since they first worked together back in 2009, when she guested on his song "Girls." 

"The first time we met, we had a very cool thing happening, but I was like 'Aw, I'll never see him again.'  And then I kept on seeing him!" she tells MTV.  "And the more we saw each other, the more we got along, and I realized that actually, we're incredibly similar."

How so?  Ke$ha explains, "He just likes to have a good time and he's a super positive person, and I'm a really positive person who likes to get weird and wild."

So how will the tour unfold? Who'll open? Will they perform on stage together?  Ke$ha tells MTV, "How's it going to work? I have no f***ing idea! But is it going to be fun? Yeah. F**k yeah."

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