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Monday
Aug192013

Aerosmith Withdraws from Festival Dates in Shanghai and Taipei

AeroForceOne.comAerosmith has withdrawn from a couple of festival appearances in Shanghai, China and Taipei, Taiwan, with the band saying a local promoter was unable to meet contractual obligations.

The band expressed their frustrations and apologized to their fans in a statement issued on Sunday. The Shanghai appearance was scheduled for Wednesday, and the Taipei appearance for Saturday.

Lead vocalist Steven Tyler summed up the band’s feelings by saying they’re “extremely upset to have disappointed our dedicated fans. They have welcomed us into their country and due to uncontrollable circumstances we will not be able to perform. We were so excited to share our music with them and look forward to one day returning a giving them the show they deserve.”

Guitarist Joe Perry echoed the sentiment, adding, “We’ve looked forward to this for a lifetime.”

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Monday
Aug192013

Bad Religion Guitarist Greg Hetson Files for Divorce

Greg Hetson, 2nd from L; Epitaph RecordsBad Religion lead guitarist Greg Hetson has filed for divorce from his wife of two years, Alia, after each accused the other of domestic abuse, TMZ reports.

Alia obtained a temporary restraining order against Greg last week, alleging acts of violence including throwing her on the floor during a recent argument.

Hetson responded by requesting a restraining order of his own, claiming multiple violent acts by Alia, including beating the rocker with a coat hanger.

Now Greg, 52, has filed divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences.

According to the documents, Hetson wants to block the court from awarding Alia spousal support.

Representatives for Alia, 28, issued a statement to TMZ calling the accusations against her false.

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Monday
Aug192013

Track Featuring Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber Leaked Online

Image courtesy Justin Bieber via TwitterA song featuring Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber called "Slave to the Rhythm" was leaked online Friday.  The song was originally a solo track by the King of Pop that leaked soon after his death in 2009.

The origin of the remix is unclear, but Justin certainly likes the collaboration.  The singer tweeted: "He set the bar high," and he posted a photo of himself performing in front of a large audience and a separate photo of Michael doing the same thing.

On Friday, Justin tweeted, "Excited for what is to come. MJ set the bar. Not only for music but for being an entertainer and how u treat the fans. Wish he was here…" He then wrote: "MJ. The greatest of all time. #fact."

Meanwhile, Justin's mother Pattie Mallette says that she's still getting adjusted to her son being a 19-year-old adult.  She explains to People.com, "When your kids hit a certain age your parenting style changes and it is hard letting go.  His life was my life and now I've had to let him go a little bit and let him be independent. It is hard to not be able to control everything that your adult child does."

Mallette adds that she tries to stay in touch with her son as much as possible while he is on his world tour.  She says, "Every parent worries.  I text and call him every day. I definitely want to know everything that he is doing and what he is going through so I try to talk to him as much as he'll let me. I mean, he's on tour and being pulled in a million different directions but we talk as much as he is able."

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Monday
Aug192013

Kanye Won't Face Felony Charges in Paparazzo Scuffle

Facebook.com/KanyeWestKanye West learned Friday that he won't face felony charges in connection with a scuffle with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport last month.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Friday it won't pursue assault and attempted robbery charges against Kanye, according to KTLA-TV. Prosecutors noted that a weapon was not used during the altercation, and that the photographer did not suffer a significant injury.

However, the case will be sent along to the Los Angeles city attorney, and 'Ye might still face a misdemeanor charge.

Video of the incident showed Kanye trying to take the photographer's camera.

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Monday
Aug192013

Lady Gaga Accuses Perez Hilton of Trying to Stalk Her

Facebook.com/LadyGagaThis should be a happy time for Lady Gaga, what with the recent release of "Applause" and the debut of ARTPOP on the horizon. But Gaga is engaged in a very heated Twitter feud with gossip blogger and former friend Perez Hilton, who's been less than supportive of her new single.

It all started to escalate on Friday, when Gaga alleged, "Still have the text Perez sent me of me in a wheelchair w the words KARMA written across + Madonna pointing a gun at me. Day of my accident." She was, of course, referring to her hip injury.

Gaga subsequently warned her fans not to attack Perez verbally, tweeting, "Please monsters do not be affected by someone like this NOTHING merits this kind of hatred. Im ok & I always survive. Ignore him. Just Dance."

However, that didn't stop Little Monsters from letting Perez know how upset they were, with one person writing to him, "killing you."

Things got even more tense on Sunday, when a fan on Twitter told Gaga that Perez was in the singer's apartment building. After Gaga wrote that she received confirmation that Perez was there, she tweeted to him in all caps, "STAY AWAY FROM ME + MY FAMILY YOU ARE SICK TRYING TO RENT AN APARTMENT IN MY BUILDING TO STALK ME. LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"

She added, "DO I NEED TO BE SHOT IT IN THE HEAD FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HARASSES ME HAS GONE TOO FAR? IM A HUMAN BEING."

Perez responded with a statement on his website, which reads in part, "While it is still too painful for me to go into detail about why I chose to no longer make her a part of my life, I will say that I am a critic and not a 'stalker.' Any allegation that I am stalking her, based on a day of house hunting with my baby boy and my mother, is utterly false, defamatory and now appears to be putting me and my family in danger."

The statement seemed to infuriate Gaga even more. She tweeted to Perez, "YOU ARE A LIAR I KEPT EVERY PSYCHOTIC TEXT U SENT TO MY PHONE. I NEVER RESPONDED+NOW YOU'VE STALKED MY HOME. BOY WHO CRIED WOLF."

Gaga also refused to stop discussing the matter publicly: "I've been quiet for a long time, not this time."

However, Gaga did later advise her fans again to back off and not send "negativity" on Twitter.

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Monday
Aug192013

Good News for Robin, Katy & One Direction: Music Copyright Expert Says Nobody's Ripping Off Anybody

ABC/Rick PowellHey music fans: it's time to stop accusing artists of ripping off other artists.  Because according to an expert in music copyright law, nobody really has a case.

Exhibit #1: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."  Robin and his co-writers just went to court to to establish that "Blurred Lines" doesn't rip off two particular songs: Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up. Pt.1" and "Sexy Ways," by the group Funkadelic.   But let's say Robin was to get sued anyway.  Would he lose? Music copyright law professor Dr. E. Michael Harrington says no.

Dr. Harrington, who's on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music, has served as an expert witness in hundreds of music copyright matters.  Comparing "Blurred Lines" to "Got to Give It Up," he says, "I can hear the similarity and you can see where maybe they're even copying or even imitating...the style of 'Got to Give It Up.'  And I can hear that right away...but the melody's not that close at all, so the copyrightable parts of this are really not that significant."

As for "Sexy Ways," Harrington says, "The opening melody of it is similar to a section about 1:26 into Robin Thicke's song...and that's very close, but that's very brief, but I don't think it's that original."  That's the key, according to Harrington: if what you're copying isn't that original to begin with, and has been used many times before, it's fine.

Exhibit #2: Katy Perry's "Roar."  Fans have been up in arms about the fact that the song's intro sounds remarkably like the intro to "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. In fact, Katy is an admitted fan of Sara's song.  But could Sara sue Katy for ripping her off?  Again, Harrington says no.

"There are some similarities but nothing significant," he explains. "They're both in the key of B flat. And they keep repeating this piano [part]...but so what? That's called a repeated chord. It's just, y'know, that's part of a style. There's nothing really there. I mean, I could break it down technically, more, but I would say don't bother filing that lawsuit."

Exhibit #3: One Direction's "Best Song Ever."  There were rumors that the legendary rock band The Who was going to sue the British boy banders because the intro to that song sounds like their 1971 classic "Baba O'Riley."  Who guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote the song, says he has no plans to sue, but could he if he wanted to?  Harrington says sorry, but no.

"I mean I can definitely hear the similarity," he says, but points out that the notes used in the Who song and the notes in the 1D song are different. "Two of the three notes are the same," he says, "But you're talking about just, the basic, kinda...'get into this bass note, to this chord, and this bass note.' That can't be an infringement."

Harrington adds, "It's kind of what they do in the advertising world. You always hear something that sounds like something else, but they know how to come close to reference it. They call it referencing. So One Direction, I would definitely say they're definitely referencing The Who."

Exhibit #4: Lady Gaga's "Applause."  Fans of Madonna and Gaga have been feuding for ages now, and more fuel was added to the fire when Madonna's fans accused Gaga of ripping off the Queen of Pop's song "Girl Gone Wild" in the chorus for "Applause."  Do they have a point?  Harrington says not even close. 

"No, and I listened a few times," he laughs. "The others, I can hear things, but this...I don't get it."

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Monday
Aug192013

Allman Brothers, Bob Weir & RatDog Foster Collaborative Vibe at Second Annual Peach Music Festival

Facebook.com/ThePeachMusicFestivalOver the weekend, The Allman Brothers Band hosted their second annual Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. The band co-headlined two of the three days at the event with founding Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir and his band RatDog, who ABB guitarist Derek Trucks says was a perfect match for the festival.

“There’s something about the Grateful Dead camp and the Allman Brothers camp getting together,” he tells ABC News Radio. “They’re kind of the last giants from that era and they started that music, you know, the whole jam band movement. East Coast is the Allman Brothers and West Coast is…the Grateful Dead, and I feel like it’s great when you can do a festival that combines the two. It just seems like a natural fit.”

During the event, a number of surprise musical collaborations occurred. Bob Weir sat in with the Allman Brothers during Friday night’s set for “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,” while Grace Potter joined Weir and RatDog for a cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The next day, ABB spinoff group Gov’t Mule -- fronted by guitarist Warren Haynes -- welcomed tenor saxophonists Karl Denson, Ron Holloway and Bill Evans for an extended version of “The Devil Likes it Slow.” Haynes notes that these kind of experimental collaborations could only happen at an event like the Peach Festival.

“It’s one of the beautiful aspects of these kind of festivals because where else are you going to see that?” he explains. “When you got this many musicians that are not only of this stature but are also friendly, that’s a rare opportunity.”

The event also featured a headlining set by The Black Crowes, a performance by Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, featuring founding drummer Jai Johanny Johanson, and a special solo acoustic set by Weir on the fest's final day. Guitarist Trucks says that while he hopes the Peach Music Festival will continue for years to come, he’s never sure what’s next for the Allman Brothers Band.

“One thing I’ve learned from being around the Allman Brothers camp for the last 15-20 years is predicting the future with that group is a bad bet,” he notes. “I’ve counted it out about a half-dozen times and it comes roaring back and you just never know what’s going to go on.”

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Monday
Aug192013

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockOld Crow Medicine Show, the band that originally wrote and recorded Darius Rucker's hit "Wagon Wheel," accepted an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry Friday night. They will be formally inducted on September 17.

Luke Bryan's Crash My Party is now expected to sell at least 500,000 copies in its first week, according to Billboard.

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Monday
Aug192013

Keith Urban Takes a Creative Cue from "Fearless" Wife Nicole Kidman for "Fuse"

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban pushed himself to explore new sounds and work with new writers and producers on his upcoming album, Fuse. He shares that drive to forge a new creative path with his wife, Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, who continues to balance big budget roles with quirky and often dark indie projects.

Keith tells ABC News Radio, "She's really inspiring as an artist, because she's pretty fearless with her choices. She really is. I mean, I'm very inspired by that fearlessness to try something."

Since Keith and Nicole tied the knot in 2006, she has taken on diverse roles ranging from an Oscar-nominated turn as a grieving mother in Rabbit Hole to a glamorous role as a European film star in the movie musical, Nine. This fall, Nicole takes on the daunting task of bringing Princess Grace of Monaco to the big screen. It seems the only common theme among these parts is Nicole's curiosity.

"She only tries things that she's interested in," Keith explains, "and a lot of the times she gravitates towards things that she's terrified of, characters that she just does not want to play, people that she wants to explore but doesn't want to 'cause it's a little uncomfortable, she'll go there simply because of that, to break through that. I really find that very inspiring."

As for Keith, his own attempt at breaking down creative walls, Fuse, will be in stores September 10. The lead single, "Little Bit of Everything," is climbing the country chart fast.

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Monday
Aug192013

Check Out New Starship Single, "It's Not the Same as Love," Online Now

Photo: Pat JohnsonFans of Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas can now check out the veteran pop rockers' brand-new single, "It's Not the Same as Love," by visiting Loud & Proud Records' official SoundCloud page.  The song will be featured on the group's upcoming studio album, Loveless Fascination, which will be released on September 17.

"It's Not the Same as Love" finds Thomas and Starship mixing a harder-edged and more modern sound with the melodic, arena-ready rock that made the group so popular in the 1980s.  The song arrives at radio stations today.

Loveless Fascination will be the first studio effort from Starship since 1989's Love Among the Cannibals.  The new album was produced by Foreigner/ex-Dokken member Jeff Pilson, who also was the project's main songwriter.

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas recently added some new tour dates to their itinerary in support of the album.  Here's a list of all of the band's upcoming 2013 shows, according to Loud & Proud Records:

8/17 -- Rexburg, ID, Madison County Fair
8/22 -- Woodlands, TX, Dosey Doe
8/23 -- Laredo, TX, Laredo Energy Arena
8/24 -- Bossier City, LA, Diamond Jack's Casino and Resort
8/29 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Station Square
8/31 -- Royal Oak, MI, Arts, Royal Oak Music Theatre
9/7 -- Columbus, OH, Hollywood Casino
9/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, Silverton Casino
9/22 -- Bakersfield, CA, Kern County Fair
9/27 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL, Walt Disney World
10/11 -- New Albany, IN, Harvest Homecoming Festival
10/12 -- Rising Sun, IN, Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival
11/5 -- Friant, CA, Table Mountain Casino
11/8 -- San Diego, CA, San Diego Air & Space Museum Event Pavilion

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Monday
Aug192013

Shania Twain Busy Writing New Music as She Plots October Return to Caesars Palace

Facebook.com/ShaniaTwainShania Twain could have some new music to perform in her Shania: Still the One show at Caesars Palace soon. She's spent her summer at home in Switzerland writing songs for a possible new album. Now she just needs to find the right producer to help her shape the music and get it out to the public.

"That's the big challenge right now at the moment," Shania tells ABC News Radio. "It's a fun challenge. I mean, it's overwhelming. There's a lot of amazing producers out there. I've just got to make sure that I find the right one suitable to what I want to do and where I want to go with things."

So far, Shania was written this new batch of songs by herself, but the producer will have a big role in determining the sound and feel of the album.

Says Shania, "That's why it's just so important that I get the right person to make sure that it's the right mix and the right balance of everything."

In the meantime, Shania's fans can look forward to 22 more performances of Shania: Still the One at Caesars Palace starting October 15. She kicked off the residency last year to sell out crowds and rave reviews. Shania credits the show's success to her longstanding relationship with her fans as well as the risks she took to make Shania: Still the One her most eye-popping production ever.

"You know, you have people that go to shows, probably go to several shows a year," Shania explains. "They know what they like and they know what to expect and you've got to deliver that and more. You have to surprise them."

Shania admits she was extremely relieved when the show was a success because she put all of herself into it.

She says, "I wrote the show myself. The intention was to take that risk. It was a real challenge for me."

The ongoing demands of performing such a huge show keep Shania very busy while she's in Las Vegas, but she hopes to catch some other Vegas headliners' shows soon. Shania still hasn't seen fellow Canadian Celine Dion's show at Caesars -- they both play that same room at different times. As for newcomers to the Vegas strip, Shania expects Britney Spears' upcoming show at Planet Hollywood to be a big success when it debuts this winter.

"I'm sure that it's going to be amazing," Shania says. "I can only imagine that it would be." 

Tickets for all 22 performances of Shania: Still the One are on sale now at ShaniainVegas.com. She's playing select dates at Caesars Palace from October 15 through December 14.

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Monday
Aug192013

The-Dream Unveils Video for "Too Early"

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The-Dream announced via his Facebook page that he's released the video for "Too Early." The track comes from his album IV Play.

The singer serves up a dramatic story line in the nearly six-minute visual for his collaboration with guitarist Gary Clark Jr. In the clip, The-Dream highlights the unglamorous side of dating a celebrity as he deals with raising his kids and a bitter baby mama, who resembles his ex-wife Christina Milian.

IV Play marks the 36-year-old singer's fifth studio effort, which is available in stores and online now.

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Monday
Aug192013

Metallica Captures Its First-Ever China Concerts on Video for Future "Shareable" Use

Warner Bros. RecordsMetallica drummer Lars Ulrich isn't kidding when he says "everything we do is always documented."

When the band played its first-ever China concerts last week, the cameras were rolling -- and some of the footage, according to Ulrich, might end up "bridging" into Metallica's upcoming 3D film, Through the Never.

"We think that there is something cool that will come out of [this]," Ulrich added during a press conference held August 14 in Shanghai.  "Whatever that is, we're not quite sure yet, but we'll do our best to make it shareable and worth everybody's while."

Ulrich also noted how "emotionally engaged" the fans in China had been during Metallica's visit to Shanghai for two sold-out shows at the Mercedes-Benz Arena last Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Obviously, there is a language barrier," Ulrich said.  "What we try to do, we try to loosen the moment with banter and so on, and some of that doesn't seem to translate when there's language issues or whatever.  But you can feel that there is a passion, and that there's been a longing for this moment that is really special."

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Monday
Aug192013

Dokken and Ratt's Jet Makes Emergency Landing Due to Cockpit Fire

Don Dokken; Joey Foley/FilmMagicMembers of the bands Dokken and Ratt had an uneasy adventure in the Illinois skies over the weekend.

The groups were traveling from Moline, Illinois, to the Chicago area on a private jet Saturday when it was forced to make an emergency landing due to a fire in the cockpit. The plane ended up back at the Moline airport.

Dokken bassist Sean McNabb recalls to Yahoo! Music, "We were just doing our normal thing, sitting there telling stories, and we saw the cockpit open, and it was full of smoke. The pilots had their oxygen masks on. We saw a pilot jump up really fast with a worried look on his face, so then we got worried."

Fortunately, it appears no one was injured. After the plane landed, McNabb says, the bands took three SUVs to their gig in Wauconda, Illinois, where they were joined by Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach and Warrant.

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Sunday
Aug182013

Upcoming Bloody Beetroots Album to Feature Peter Frampton and Tommy Lee in Addition to Paul McCartney

Gregg Roth; Facebook.com/TommyLeeTVIt turns out Paul McCartney isn't the only rock legend who's been working with Italian dance artist The Bloody Beetroots.  The eclectic electronica musician, who also goes by the name of Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, has revealed full details about his forthcoming album, Hide, which in addition to the McCartney collaboration, "Out of Sight," features appearances by Peter Frampton and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee.

Frampton appears on a song titled "The Beat" and Lee lends his talents to a tune called "Raw."  Hide is scheduled to be released on September 17.

As previously reported, "Out of Sight" was released as the lead single from Hide back in June and features the Beatles legend on lead vocals.  Also contributing to the track was producer and founding Killing Joke member Martin Glover, aka Youth, with whom McCartney collaborates on his electronica side project, The Fireman.

Here is the full track list of The Bloody Beetroots' Hide album:

"Spank (featuring Tai & Bart B More)
"Raw" (featuring Tommy Lee)
"Runaway"
"Chronicles of a Fallen Love" (featuring Greta Svabo Bech)
"The Furious" (featuring Penny Rimbaud)
"Out of Sight" (featuring Paul McCartney & Youth)
"Albion with Junior"
"Reactivated"
"All the Girls (Around the World)" (featuring Theophilus London)
"Please Baby" (featuring P-Thugg of Chromeo)
"Glow in the Dark" (featuring Sam Sparro)
"The Source (Chaos & Confusion)"
"The Beat" (featuring Peter Frampton)
"Rocksteady (The Bloody Beetroots vs. Gigi Barocco)"
"Volevo un Gatto Nero (You Promised Me)" (featuring Gigi Barocco)

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Sunday
Aug182013

Upcoming Bloody Beetroots Album to Feature Peter Frampton in Addition to Paul McCartney

Photo: Gregg RothIt turns out Paul McCartney isn't the only rock legend who's been working with Italian dance artist The Bloody Beetroots.  The eclectic electronica musician, who also goes by the name of Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, has revealed full details about his forthcoming album, Hide, which in addition to the McCartney collaboration, "Out of Sight," features an appearance by Peter Frampton.

Frampton appears on a song titled "The Beat." In addition, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee lends his talents to a tune called "Raw."  Hide is scheduled to be released on September 17.

As previously reported, "Out of Sight" was released as the lead single from Hide back in June and features the Beatles legend on lead vocals.  Also contributing to the track was producer and founding Killing Joke member Martin Glover, aka Youth, with whom McCartney collaborates on his electronica side project, The Fireman.

Here is the full track list of The Bloody Beetroots' Hide album:

"Spank (featuring Tai & Bart B More)
"Raw" (featuring Tommy Lee)
"Runaway"
"Chronicles of a Fallen Love" (featuring Greta Svabo Bech)
"The Furious" (featuring Penny Rimbaud)
"Out of Sight" (featuring Paul McCartney & Youth)
"Albion with Junior"
"Reactivated"
"All the Girls (Around the World)" (featuring Theophilus London)
"Please Baby" (featuring P-Thugg of Chromeo)
"Glow in the Dark" (featuring Sam Sparro)
"The Source (Chaos & Confusion)"
"The Beat" (featuring Peter Frampton)
"Rocksteady (The Bloody Beetroots vs. Gigi Barocco)"
"Volevo un Gatto Nero (You Promised Me)" (featuring Gigi Barocco)

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Sunday
Aug182013

Jennifer Lopez's Boyfriend Appears to Confirm Her Return to "American Idol"

Warwick Saint/FOXSo far, the only judge who's been officially confirmed for the next season of American Idol is Keith Urban...but somebody forgot to tell Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend that.

While speaking to E! News about his new show A Step Away, J-Lo's boyfriend Casper Smart answered "Yes," when asked if the entertainer would be returning to judge American Idol.  It seems that Smart thought Fox had already announced the news.  Oops.

Fox tells ABC News Radio it had "no comment" on E!'s report. 

Jennifer has been in talks with Fox for quite some time about returning to American Idol, which she judged from season 10 through season 11 with Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.  However, nothing has been confirmed by Fox.  As for the third person on the panel, rumor has it that Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am will get the nod.

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Sunday
Aug182013

Luke Bryan Leaves the Party Behind When He's Home with the Family

Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan leads the party for thousands of fans every night on his Dirt Road Diaries tour, but the party doesn't follow him home after the show.

Luke tells Country Weekly, "When you are the party, you don't necessarily want to go party."

Instead, Luke works to keep a clear head and a chill attitude when he's spending time with wife Caroline and their two young boys.

He says of his sons, "They're up at 8. We like to get up with them and spend the whole day with them. I don't want to be all tired and hungover when I'm with my family."

Surely Luke and his team will open a bottle of champagne soon to toast the success of his new album, Crash My Party. It's expected to have the third-best first-week sales so far this year behind albums by Justin Timberlake and Jay Z.

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Sunday
Aug182013

New Song from Slipknot's Joey Jordison Side Project, Scar the Martyr, Now Streaming Online

Neil ZauggFeaturing the refrain "you're dead inside my heart/I won't take it anymore," the new Scar the Martyr song "Soul Disintegration" pulls no punches lyrically or musically.

It's the latest tune from Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's side project, and on August 16, Roadrunner Records announced it was available as a stream on the band's official site.

Previously, the band posted a stream of the single "Blood Host."  That song and "Soul Disintegration" can be found on Scar the Martyr's self-titled debut album, which arrives October 1.

Meanwhile, the group is on tour supporting Danzig on their 25th anniversary tour across North America.  Upcoming stops include Lincoln, Nebraska, on August 18; Magna, Utah, on August 20; and Garden City, Idaho, on August 21.

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Sunday
Aug182013

Trey Songz Stars in New Romantic Comedy, "Baggage Claim"

Courtesy of Trey's InstagramNext month will see Trey Songz starring in the upcoming romantic comedy, Baggage Claim. The singer used his Instagram page to post the official promotional image for the film, which boasts an all-star cast including Paula Patton, Lala Anthony, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Tia Mowry, Taye Diggs and more.

In the David E. Talbert-directed movie, Trey plays the playboy character named Damon, who's an ex-boyfriend of flight attendant Montana Moore, played by Patton, who's determined to get engaged within 30 days, before her youngest sister ties the knot. Using her airport connections, Montana attempts to reconnect with one of her exes, and make it work this time.

Baggage Claim, which also stars Adam Brody and Djimon Hounsou, hits theaters nationally on September 27.

Trey's previous acting credits include Texas Chainsaw 3D, Preacher's Kid and ABC's family drama Lincoln Heights.

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