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Monday
Aug222016

Tory Lanez Is Rich, but Still Feels Broke; Explains Plans to Change Name

Josh Brasted/FilmMagicTory Lanez released his debut studio album, I Told You, this past Friday. The Canadian artist lives a comfortable life, with the success of his single "Say It," which peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts in 2015.  But Lanez says he still feels like he's trying to make it.

"I have a lot of money, but I still feel broke," he tells The Guardian. "When I say I feel broke, I don't mean broke in a financial sense but I still feel like that kid from the gutter who's still trying to get it, even though I'm at the place I want to be."

"I'm thankful to God that my life changed, but I'm also still on my grind," he adds, noting that even if he goes on to greater success, he'll continue to make changes.  

"I believe later in life I'm gonna change my name when I start making the right music," he tells the U.K. newspaper.  "I don't feel like I'm making the right music to have that name yet. When I get to a certain level, I'll start going by Daystar." 

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Monday
Aug222016

AWOLNATION to Release "Run (Remixes)" EP

ABC/Randy HolmesAWOLNATION is releasing an EP featuring remixes of songs from the band's sophomore album, Run. The EP, conveniently titled Run (Remixes), will be released September 9.

Run (Remixes) will feature contributions from Mike D of Beastie Boys and Steve Aoki. You can listen to a remix of the song "Run (Beautiful Things)," done by Dan the Automater and Del, now on Billboard.com.

"I can't believe I get to work with some of my favorite artists, who have become friends along the way," AWOLNATION tells Billboard. "It's a dream come true to see my name alongside the likes of Del, Dan the Automator and Mike D!"

AWOLNATION is currently on tour with Prophets of Rage.

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Monday
Aug222016

Kings of Leon Tease New Album, Possibly Titled "Walls" 

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Sports IllustratedKings of Leon have shared a video teasing their forthcoming seventh studio album. The clip, which is streaming on the band's Facebook page, lists the names of their previous six albums over old performance footage before the number "7" flashes across the screen.

"The wait is over. 7 is coming," Kings of Leon write in the video's caption, along with the hashtags #KOL7 and #WALLS, which could refer to the name of the album. Additionally, the band updated their Facebook cover photo to a banner reading "Walls."

Kings of Leon's last album was 2013's Mechanical Bull.

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Monday
Aug222016

Old Dominion Announces Meat and Candy Tour

Dove Shore/Essential Broadcast MediaOld Dominion's hitting the road.  The band announced their 31-date Meat and Candy tour Monday morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

The headlining trek kicks off one month from today -- Sept. 22 in Cleveland, OH, and wraps a week before Christmas in Kansas City, KS.  Tickets are on sale now at the band's official website.

“It's a huge deal for us to have our own headlining tour and our name on the ticket,” frontman Matthew Ramsey said in a statement after the GMA announcement. “Our fans have shown up in ways we never imagined and we can't wait to see what these shows will be like.  We've gotten a little taste of that energy this summer, so we are very excited for this fall!”

Here are Old Dominion's Meat and Candy Tour dates:

9/22 -- House of Blues, Cleveland, OH ~
9/24 -- Kegs Canalside, Jordan, NY ~
10/1 -- Ballpark Village, St. Louis, MO ~
10/14 -- Fourth Street Live, Louisville, KY. ~
10/20 -- The Ritz, Raleigh, NC ~
10/21 -- The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA * ~
10/22 -- PlayStation Theater, New York, NY * ~
10/26 – Brewhouse, Rome, GA ~
10/27 -- Orange Peel, Asheville, NC ~
10/28 -- The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ ~
10/29 -- The National, Richmond, VA * ~
11/4 -- House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, SC ~
11/10 -- Track 29, Chattanooga, TN ~
11/11 -- Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL ~
11/12 -- FSU Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
11/16 -- The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI ~
11/17 -- The Bluestone, Columbus, OH ~
11/18 -- The Rave, Milwaukee, WI ~
11/19 -- Joe’s Rosemont, Chicago, IL ~
11/20 -- Joe’s Rosemont, Chicago, IL ~
12/1 – Livewire, Scottsdale, AZ * ~
12/2 -- Moonshine Beach, San Diego, CA. * ~
12/3 -- The Novo by Microsoft, Los Angeles, CA. * ~
12/8 -- The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA * ~
12/9 -- McDonald Theatre, Eugene, OR * ~
12/10 -- Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane, WA * ~
12/14 -- Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID *~
12/15 -- The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT *~
12/16 -- Grizzly Rose, Denver, CO * ~
12/17 -- Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, IA * ~
12/18 -- Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, KS * ~

* Stagecoach Spotlight Tour dates.
~ With Steve Moakler as special guest.

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Monday
Aug222016

Report: Pills Seized from Prince's Paisley Park Compound Contained Fentanyl

Neil Lupin/RedfernsPills that investigators seized from Prince's Paisley Park compound that were labeled as hydrocodone contained the powerful opioid fentanyl, a source familiar with the investigation told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

It was fentanyl that killed Prince, according to autopsy results.  He did not have a prescription for the drug, the source said.

Investigators do not know at this point how Prince ingested the fentanyl. However, they believe he may have taken the pills marked as hydrocodone not knowing they contained fentanyl, according to the Star Tribune.

Prince weighed only 112 pounds when he died, but he had so much fentanyl in his system that no one would have survived, the source revealed.

Sources with knowledge of the investigation have told the newspaper that autopsy results also revealed the presence of the anesthetic lidocaine, alprazolam – more commonly known as the sedative Xanax -- and the painkiller Percocet.

Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound April 21. He was 57.

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Monday
Aug222016

Disgraced Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC Manager Lou Pearlman Dies at 62 

Lou Pearlman (3rd from left) with 'NSYNC in 1996; Mark Weiss/WireImageLou Pearlman, the music mogul who launched the careers of the Backstreet Boys, 'NSYNC and LFO, among others, died at the age of 62 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas, on Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.  He died in prison where he was serving a 25-year sentence.

No cause of death was revealed.

Pearlman was convicted of fraud in 2008 in connection with a $300 million Ponzi scheme.

In addition to his work with Backstreet Boys, 'NSYNC and LFO, Pearlman managed Take 5, Natural, Innosense -- which briefly had a young singer named Britney Spears as a member -- and O-Town, which Pearlman assembled on the first season of the ABC reality series Making the Band.

Many of the entertainers that Pearlman discovered had mixed emotions upon hearing of his passing.  

Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late 'NSYNC creator. Justin tweeted, "I hope he found some peace." He added, "God bless and RIP, Lou Pearlman."

Another 'NSYNC alum, Lance Bass, tweeted on Saturday, "Word is that #LouPearlman has passed away." He wrote, "He might not have been a standup businessman, but I wouldn't be doing what I love today [without] his influence RIP Lou."

Former 'NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick tweeted that he has "mixed emotions right now" about Pearlman's death. 

Aaron Carter, who sued Pearlman in 2002, tweeted, "#LouPearlman my old manager died in prison... Rip Lou not the best business guy really at all but he did discover me karma is real."

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean tweeted, "Many emotions at the news of Lou's passing. Without Lou I wouldn't have met my four brothers or had the opportunity of a lifetime. RIP."

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough tweeted, "Saddens me to hear the news of Lou's death. Condolences go out to his family. Will always be grateful for the opportunity he gave to us."

O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel tweeted, "Love him or hate him, Lou gave many of us our start. It's a shame he let greed get in his way."

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Monday
Aug222016

Jessie J Hopes to Duet with Old Schoolmate Adele on Next Album

Simon Emmett; Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicWhat are the chances that two girls in the same year at the same school would both go on to become multi-million-selling global pop stars?  If it actually happened, those two girls should definitely record a duet, right?  And that's why Jessie J's hoping to sing with Adele.

Before Jessie and Adele -- then known as Jessica Cornish and Adele Adkins -- were multi-million-selling global pop stars, they were students together at London's BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.  Now, Jessie says she plans to reach out to Adele and see if they can collaborate on her next album -- but not just because Adele's a megastar.

"Women don't work together enough anymore, like [with] the power ballads and the power voices," Jessie tells ABC Radio. "We have to celebrate each other, y'know? There's not many 'singer singer singers' left in the world of music, it's not driven so much by that anymore."

She adds, "What I want to do on my next album...I need to make sure that doesn't ever go away."

Unfortunately, Jessie and Adele are both so busy with their respective careers, it's going to be tough for them to get together.  Since they became famous, Jessie says, "We've seen each other in passing maybe twice."

She laughs, "I think at the Brit [Awards] we had a conversation that just consisted of the word 'babe.' It was like, 'Babe! Babe! Babes!'"

If it seems strange the women haven't kept in touch, it's because back in their school days, they moved in different circles, so they weren't that close. 

"Adele was the same year as me, we were just in different strands," Jessie explains. "So Adele was in music, I was in musical theater. Very different. She was cool, I wasn't." 

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Monday
Aug222016

"The Voice" Recap: New Coaches Alicia Keys & Miley Cyrus Pick Up Artists 

Trae Patton/NBCFollowing the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Sunday, NBC aired a special half-hour The Voice blind auditions Olympic preview. Joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the coaches’ chairs for the show's 11th season are pop star Miley Cyrus and singer-songwriter Alicia Keys.

Sunday’s show featured two blind auditions, with Cyrus and Keys each picking up an artist.

After the closing credits, a picture of The Voice season-six finalist Christina Grimmie -- who was shot to death by a crazed fan in June – was shown with the message, “In loving memory of our friend Christina Grimmie.”

Sunday’s highlights included:

We McDonald, 17, got all four judges to turn their chairs around with her version of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” A battle for McDonald ensued, with the new judges wasted no time showing they were in it to win it. Miley noted We’s voice was “so strong,” declaring the teen is a “total star.” Alicia began her pitch by insisting McDonald “came to this show to meet me,” explaining that she too started her career as a teen and therefore was the best coach to guide her through the show. McDonald agreed and chose Keys as her coach.

Next, another 17-year-old, Darby Walker, tackled Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me.” Once again, it was Keys and Cyrus leading the fight for the singer, along with Shelton. Miley noted their voices had a similar vibe and joined Darby onstage for an impromptu version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” But Miley's bubble was temporarily burst when Darby recalled that when she was 10 years old, Keys’ “No One” was “my song.” Alicia then showed up Miley by dueting with Darby on that song. However, Miley prevailed this time, convincing Walker to join her team.

The evening also included the coaches teaming up for a version of Aerosmith’s "Dream On.”

The Voice returns for its 11th season on September 19 on NBC.

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Monday
Aug222016

Sam Hunt Admits He's Happy to Be Pushing Country's Boundaries 

ABC/Image Group LAWith the rap and R&B influences in his music, Sam Hunt not only finds himself with the opportunity to collaborate with other artists outside his home genre -- he’s also proud to say he’s bringing new fans over to the country side.  

“I've always wanted to reach as many people as possible with my music, not just traditional country music fans necessarily,” he says candidly. “The coolest thing about those fans listening to the music is that, you know, I'll have people say that I just didn't listen to country music before I got into your record and now I'm a fan of this artist or that artist and they've discovered other artists within the genre that I think they wouldn't maybe have found without finding something they liked with Montevallo.”

So far, listeners have found plenty to like about Sam’s debut album, since it’s spawned five hit singles so far. The Georgia native enjoys the idea that maybe he’s helping some folks drop their preconceived notions.

“I think country music gets a bad rap sometimes or has a stereotype that is not necessarily fair, for those people who didn't grow up on it. I'm happy that people are discovering the genre for the first time and that I'm able to reach people who wouldn't be necessarily considered traditional country music fans.”

Sam’s latest -- and alleged final single from Montevallo -- “Make You Miss Me,” is currently vying for a place at number one.    

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Monday
Aug222016

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock You can catch Old Dominion performing Monday morning on GMA, which starts at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Calling it “pure Parton,” People magazine ranks Dolly’s new album Pure & Simple at number one on its weekly “People Picks” list.

If you missed Kelsea Ballerini’s live versions of “Peter Pan” and “Love Me Live You Mean It” Friday on Good Morning America, you can watch her performances online.  

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Monday
Aug222016

Michael Buble's Ready to "Swing for the Fences" with New Album

Evaan Kheraj"Nobody But Me," the first single from Michael Buble's new album of the same name, features rapper Black Thought of legendary hip-hop group The Roots. If this seems like an unusual move for the crooner, late last year, Michael told ABC Radio that he was really looking to shake things up with his new album.

"I’m 12 years into a career that, for most, doesn’t last five," he explained. "And while I’m cognizant that I need to do what it is that the core [fanbase] loves, and make certain kinds of songs, I needed to grow and to try things."

To that end, Michael worked with new producers and new songwriting collaborators on Nobody But Me.  He told ABC Radio that he was looking to push the envelope with his new material.

"I just realized that it was time for me to really take a stand and take a shot," he told ABC Radio. "And, like I keep telling my management company, it was time for me to swing for the fences."

For Michael, that translated to stepping out of his comfort zone, in order to grow his career.

"I think it’s time for me to put myself out there, and I think it was time for me to take a risk," he reasoned. "You know, part of being successful is you must be prepared to fail in order to succeed at the level that I want to succeed."  

Nobody But Me, due October 21, also features Meghan Trainor on a song called "Somebody."  Michael co-produced the album with guys who've worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, One Direction and Colbie Caillat.

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Monday
Aug222016

The Moody Blues' John Lodge Says He's "Really Excited" About Just-Released Acoustic Recordings

Credit: Mark OwensMoody Blues singer/bassist John Lodge is preparing to launch a month-long solo tour of his home country, the U.K., to support his 2015 album, 10,000 Light Years Ago. In advance of the trek, Lodge has released a special single on CD and vinyl that features acoustic versions of the 1972 Moodies hit "Isn't Life Strange" and his song "Simply Magic" from his solo effort.

Lodge tells ABC Radio that he initially made the acoustic recordings as a way to test out how he might present the songs in a live context.

"I went in the studio and recorded 'Isn't Life Strange' and 'Simply Magic'… with just acoustic guitar, flute and cello," he explains. "I wanted to see the results…and I'm really excited."

A limited number of signed copies of the single are available for purchase at Lodge's PledgeMusic page, and he presumably also will be selling the discs at his upcoming U.K. trek, which gets underway September 3 in Stockton-on-Tees and runs through a September 30 concert in Birmingham.

After the solo outing, John will rejoin The Moody Blues for a series of fall U.S. dates, but he tells ABC Radio that eventually he'd also like to mount a solo tour of the States to promote 10,000 Light Years Ago.

"If everything goes well, I hope to bring it to the United States next year," he says. "Because I want to perform these songs off…It's important to me to be able to do that."

Meanwhile, in a new video posted on his official Facebook page, Lodge reveals that besides 10,000 Light Years Ago material, his U.K. shows will feature performances of Moody Blues songs and some tunes from Blue Jays, his 1975 collaborative album with his Moodies band mate Justin Hayward.

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Monday
Aug222016

Mac Miller Releases Track List for New Album, Hitting the Road This Fall

Brick Stowell/Warner Bros. RecordsRapper Mac Miller is scheduled to release his fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine, on September 16 -- and now its track list is finally revealed. 

A slew of special guest artists, including Ariana GrandeCeeLo GreenKendrick LamarTy Dolla $ign and Bilal will appear on Divine Feminine. Miller also is hitting the road this fall, starting in September. Pre-order tickets are available now.

Here is the track list for The Divine Feminine

"Congratulations" featuring Bilal
"Dang!" featuring Anderson .Paak
"Stay"
"Skin"
"Cinderella" featuring Ty Dolla $ign
"Planet God Damn" featuring Njomza
"Soulmate"
"We" featuring CeeLo Green
"My Favorite Part" featuring Ariana Grande
"God Is Fair, Sexy, Nasty" featuring Kendrick Lamar 

Also, here are Miller's upcoming fall tour dates: 

9/18 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE
9/25 -- Los Angeles, CA, Fool's Gold Day Off
10/02 -- New York, NY, The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
10/07 -- Capetown, SA, Superbalist Festival
10/09 -- Johannesburg, SA, Superbalist Festival
10/15 -- Orlando, FL, Carnage Festival
10/17 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
10/18 -- Birmingham, AL, Iron City
10/19 -- Louisville, KY, Palace Theatre
10/21 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
10/22 -- Nashville, TN, War Memorial Auditorium
10/23 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
10/25 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
10/26 -- Madison, WI, Orpheum Theatre
10/27 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Rave
10/29 -- Omaha, NB, Sokol Auditorium
10/31 -- Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/01 -- Magna, UT, The Great Saltair
11/02 -- Garden City, ID, Revolution Center
11/04 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
11/06 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
11/07 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
11/09 -- Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre
11/15 -- Tucson, AZ, The Rialto Theatre
11/16 -- Tempe, AZ, The Marquee
11/19 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
11/20 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
11/21 -- Austin, TX, Emo's
11/28 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
11/29 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
12/01 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Ballroom
12/02 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Orbit Room
12/03 -- Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/05 -- Columbus, OH, Express Live Indoor Pavilion
12/06 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
12/08 -- Toronto, ON, Sound Academy
12/09 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis
12/11 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
12/13 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore
12/16 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
12/17 -- Raleigh, NC, The Ritz
12/18 -- Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Sound Stage 

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Monday
Aug222016

Travis Barker on Box Car Racer Reunion: "It's Been Mentioned"

ABC/Alycia MonacoIn between Blink-182's album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket and their 2003 self-titled release, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker formed a band called Box Car Racer. The side-project, which was influenced by hardcore bands like Quicksand and Fugazi, released just one, self-titled album in 2002 before dissolving the next year.

Now that Blink-182 has moved on into the post-DeLonge era, is there a possibility for a Box Car Racer reunion?

"You know, it's been mentioned," Barker tells GQ. "That'd be cool, but it's hard because the last one caused so many problems with Blink."

The formation of Box Car Racer caused a bit of a rift in Blink, as bassist Mark Hoppus was interested in the project, but DeLonge was adamant that it didn't turn into just another version of his main band. It certainly didn't help that DeLonge and Barker never intended to bring Box Car Racer on the road, or even record an album.

"It just spiraled out of control," Barker says.

Blink-182 is currently touring in support of their first post-DeLonge album, California, which is what's occupying most, if not all, of Barker's attention right now.

"It's something I can't even wrap my head around just because I'm so proud of this album that we're currently supporting," says Barker of a Box Car Racer reunion. "But I love Box Car. It was a cool album and cool sound."

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Monday
Aug222016

Eric Benet Promises His Signature Style and a "True Representation" on New Album

Jarett FajardoEric Benet is reemerging this fall with a new, self-titled album that he promises will be an authentic and "true representation" of himself.

Benet, whose last studio project was The One in 2012, tells ABC Radio that fans can expect his signature style on his upcoming release. "I like to keep doing the same d*** thing just get better at it every time, you know. I'm an R&B soul singer and I'd like to hopefully evolve with every project that I make. And make it, continue to make it, real, raw and live and vulnerable an beautiful every time," he says.

In May, Benet dropped the album's lead single, "Sunshine," along with a studio performance video of the song. According to the singer, the single, which climbed to number eight on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart, captures the essence of his new project. Benet tells ABC Radio, "If you like that live instrumentation and no Auto-Tune, great arrangement, horn arrangement, string arrangement feel of "Sunshine,"then you are absolutely have to have this album."

While the four-time Grammy nominated R&B star is gearing up for a fall tour with Anthony Hamiltonand Lalah Hathaway, Benet reveals he's not at all concerned with the expectations of the label. "I don't really put like these pressures on myself to outdo this or outdo that. I think when I'm in the studio and if I feel the goosebumps, I feel like I'm successful," he explains.

To Benet it's all about being true to himself -- and that's the exact reason why his album is called Eric Benet. "It is such a quintessential and true representation of myself for the first time, I had to self-title this album Eric Benet."  

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Monday
Aug222016

Frank Ocean Releases Another Album, "Blonde"

Def Jam/Boys Don't CryA day after Frank Ocean shared a 45-minute video album, Endless, early Friday, the reclusive artist released a second album, called Blonde, on Saturday.

The collection -- reportedly the project Ocean began teasing as Boys Don't Cry more than a year ago -- is now available via Apple Music and iTunes, though you can sample each track on Ocean's official website

It's interesting to note that the title is spelled Blonde -- with a final 'e' -- in all the online promo materials, but there appear to be several album cover variants, at least one of which omits the final 'e' in the spelling.

As part of the release, Ocean pop-up shops opened in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. A magazine titled “Boys Don’t Cry" is available at the the pop-up shops in conjunction with the new album, according to Billboard. It includes a poem by Kanye West called "The McDonald's Man."

"McDonald's man, McDonald's man, the french fries had a plan. The french fries had a plan. The salad bar and the ketchup made a band, cus the french fries had a plan. The french fries had a plan," the poem reads in part.

Other contributors listed in the credits for the magazine include Tyler, the Creator, James Blake and A$AP Rocky.

Saturday morning, Ocean released a risqué video for “Nikes,” the first of 17 songs on the the album, available on Apple Music.

Here's the track listing for Blonde:

“Nikes”
“Ivy”
“Pink + White”
“Be Yourself”
“Solo”
“Skyline To”
“Self Control”
“Good Guy”
“Nights”
“Solo (Reprise)”
“Pretty Sweet”
“Facebook Story”
“Close To You”
“White Ferrari”
“Seigfried”
“Godspeed”
“Futura Free”

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Monday
Aug222016

Miranda Lambert Accepts Proposal from Six-Year-Old Boy

C Flanigan/FilmMagicMiranda Lambert is "engaged" to be married to a younger man -- a much younger man.

Performing on the bill at the Kenny Chesney concert in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, she revealed that a six-year-old boy named Sebastian had proposed to her. She showed off a pink ring that he gave her.

She shared photos of the proposal on Instagram, writing, "I said YES! But he has to wait 25 years. this sweet boy Sebastian is a little gentleman."

Miranda, 32, and Blake Shelton got divorced last year. She's now dating Anderson East.

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Monday
Aug222016

Korn Debuts New Song, “Insane”

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagicCalifornia metallers Korn on Sunday released a new song, "Insane," from the band's upcoming album, The Serenity of Suffering, which will be released on October 21. The new album is the follow-up to 2013's The Paradigm Shift.  "Insane" is now streaming on YouTube.

The song is the second to be released off the new album, following "Rotting in Vain," which was released July 21.

The Serenity of Suffering also includes the song "A Different World," which features vocals from Corey Taylor of Slipknot.

Here's the track list for The Serenity of Suffering:

"Insane"
"Rotting in Vain"
"Black Is the Soul"
"The Hating"
"A Different World" (feat. Corey Taylor)
"Take Me"
"Everything Falls Apart"
"Die Yet Another Night"
"When You're Not There"
"Next in Line"
"Please Come for Me"

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Monday
Aug222016

The Tragically Hip Plays Their Final Concert

Marcus Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty ImagesCanadian rock band The Tragically Hip played what was expected to be its final concert Saturday night, at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario.

The beloved outfit announced in May that lead singer and songwriter Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer.

The crowd at the sold-out concert, which was aired by the CBC, included Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CBC News reports. Hundreds of viewing parties were held across Canada.

In honor of the band's big night, the city officially proclaimed Saturday “The Tragically Hip Day.”

The concert featured 30 songs from their discography, including crowd favorites like “Nautical Disaster” and “New Orleans Is Sinking.”

After three encores they closed with a performance of "Ahead by a Century."

Downie showed his appreciation for the fans as well, thanking them "for keeping me pushing” and closing the concert to cheers, commenting, "Thank you for that."

The Hip's thirteenth album, Man Machine Poem, was released June 17.

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Monday
Aug222016

Couple Buys What They Believe Is Autographed Michael Jackson Tape for 25 Cents at Thrift Shop

Kevin Mazur/WireImageA North Carolina couple bought what they believe is an autographed Michael Jackson Bad cassette tape for 25 cents at a local thrift shop.

Amber and Michael Hernon, of Concord, were stunned when they spotted what they think is the singer’s signature inside the cover.

"At first when I opened it, I couldn't say anything. Just went blank,” Amber told ABC News of their discovery at Heavenly Treasures, a consignment shop they frequent. “Then I told Michael it was signed, and gauging my reaction, he knew I was serious.”

They first noticed the autograph after opening up the cassette’s cover to show pictures of Jackson’s dance moves to Amber’s 10-year-old son, who is a huge fan.

Although the signature looks identical to the King of Pop’s based on what they’ve seen on the Internet, the couple doesn’t “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’," so they’d get it authenticated if they ever plan to sell -- which isn't likely.

"If we were going to sell it, we would get the proof that it's real," Amber explained. "We have no intentions of selling it. We just think it's a great story for our children and future grandchildren."

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