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Wednesday
Sep162015

Taylor Swift, Rihanna & More Make Victoria's Secret's 2015 "What Is Sexy?" List 

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteConsidering the fact that Taylor Swift has performed twice on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show TV special, and several Victoria's Secret Angels are in her squad, it's no surprise that she's made the lingerie company's annual "What Is Sexy?" List, honoring "the hottest and most inspiring women in Hollywood.  Taylor made the list in the category of "Sexiest Legs," which she shows off to full effect every night on tour. 

Taylor's award-winning "Bad Blood" video featured appearances by three current or former Victoria's Secret Angels: Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt.

Also on the Victoria's Secret "What Is Sexy?" list for 2015: pop star Ariana Grande, named "Sexiest Songstress," Beyonce, named "Sexiest Bikini Body," and Rihanna, who's tops in a category called "Forever Sexy."  John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen, also is included, for "Sexiest Hair."

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Fetty Wap Added to Forbes Under 30 Music Festival

ABC/Randy HolmesFetty Wap has lined up a new gig. The rapper has been added to the line-up for the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival, which will close the main programming segment of the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

The rapper joins pop sensation Shawn Mendes, Lindsey Stirling and Hanson for the show, taking place on Tuesday, October 6 on the Festival Pier on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing.

Tickets for the event are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

In related news, Fetty is scheduled to perform The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on September 16 at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC. He will likely showcase his hit single "Trap Queen," lifted from his self-titled debut album which arrives September 25.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

The Neighbourhood Debuts "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" Video 

Image Courtesy of Columbia RecordsThe Neighbourhood has released the video for their new single, "R.I.P. 2 My Youth." The black-and-white clip shows the Southern California band playing the track underground while frontman Jesse Rutherford sings from the bottom of a well and inside a coffin. You can watch the "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" video now on YouTube.

"R.I.P. 2 My Youth" is the lead single from The Neighbourhood's forthcoming sophomore album, Wiped Out! The band's debut album, 2013's I Love You, spawned two hits in "Sweater Weather" and "Afraid."

The Neighbourhood is currently on tour in support of Wiped Out! The North American leg of the headlining trek, featuring support from Bad Suns, concludes October 30 in Las Vegas.

Wiped Out! will be released on October 30.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Rick Ross Suffers Defeat in Lawsuit over LMFAO “Shufflin'” Lyric

UMG/Jonathan MannionLast year, Rick Ross filed a lawsuit against LMFAO for copyright infringement over a line in the duo's 2010 smash "Party Rock Anthem," and its use on a T-shirt.  Now, the rapper has lost at least part of the suit, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In January 2014, Ross filed the suit seeking an injunction and damages, alleging that LMFAO's use of the phrase "every day I'm shufflin'" in the chorus of "Party Rock Anthem," is an appropriation of the phrase "every day I'm hustlin'" from his 2006 hit "Hustlin'." He also objected to LMFAO's use of "every day I'm shufflin'" on T-shirts

But on Tuesday federal judge in Florida threw out the T-shirt portion of the suit.

"The question is whether the use of a three word phrase appearing in the musical composition, divorced from the accompanying music, modified, and subsequently printed on merchandise, constitutes an infringement of the musical composition 'Hustlin'.' The answer, quite simply, is that it does not," ruled U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams.

"The average lay observer would not confuse t-shirts bearing the phrase 'everyday I'm shufflin'' with the musical composition 'Hustlin',' nor without reference to 'Party Rock Anthem' and 'Hustlin',' would an average lay observer recognize the merchandise as having been appropriated from 'Hustlin,''" Williams wrote.

The broader infringement suit over the two songs as a whole will go forward.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Watch Rage Against the Machine's Performance of "Bulls on Parade" from Live at Finsbury Park

Eagle Rock Entertainment Rage Against the Machine's 2010 show in London's Finsbury Park will be released next month as a live Blu-ray/DVD Live at Finsbury Park. As a preview, producer Eagle Rock Entertainment has shared a clip from the show of Rage performing their hit "Bulls on Parade," which you can watch now YouTube.

Along with "Bulls on Parade," the Live at Finsbury Park set list includes "Testify," "Bombtrack," and a cover of The Clash's "White Riot."  It ends with "Killing in the Name" -- fitting, since it's the song that allowed Rage's London show to happen in the first place.  You might recall an English DJ launched a campaign in 2009 to make "Killing in the Name" the number-one song on the U.K. singles chart on Christmas in order to keep the most recent U.K. X-Factor winner from taking the top spot, which had been the tradition in recent years. The campaign actually worked, and to celebrate their new number-one hit, Rage Against the Machine staged a free concert at London's Finsbury Park in June 2010, captured in Live at Finsbury Park.

Live at Finsbury Park will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally October 16. Digital pre-orders are now open on iTunes.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Rihanna, Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen Make Victoria's Secret's 2015 "What Is Sexy?" List 

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While everyone tries to figure out who she's dating these days, it's no surprise that Rihanna has made Victoria's Secret's annual "What Is Sexy?" List, honoring "the hottest and most inspiring women in Hollywood."

The lingerie company has announced that the frequently half-nude Rihanna is tops in a category called "Forever Sexy" while her younger counterpart, Beyonce sizzles her way to the "Sexiest Bikini Body" award. John Legend's wife and model, Chrissy Teigen, was awarded "Sexiest Hair." Also on the list: Ariana Grande, named "Sexiest Songstress," and Taylor Swift was crowned "Sexiest Legs."

"Victoria's Secret is the authority on sexy," said President and CEO Sharen Turney. "We're excited to celebrate the sexiest women in fashion, film, and television by revealing our 2015 What Is Sexy? List."

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Kenny Chesney Playing First-Ever Concert at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium Next Year

Sony Music NashvilleKenny Chesney will perform at Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama Saturday, April 23, 2016. According to AL.com, the show is the first-ever concert at that venue, home of the Auburn Tigers.

Says Kenny, "Every time I get to play somewhere with the kind of history Auburn has, it pushes me a little harder to really raise the bar. And the mission and heart behind Music & Miracles raises that bar higher still."

Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion will join Kenny on the bill.  Proceeds from the show will help fight cancer and feed the hungry in the Auburn area. The concert is just several stops on Kenny's upcoming 2016 stadium tour.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Miranda Lambert Getting Star on the Music City Walk of Fame Next Month

Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert and the late Johnny Cash will be honored with stars on the Music City Walk of Fame during an induction ceremony next month.

Miranda says, “Thank you so much to the City of Nashville and Music City Walk of Fame for this honor and privilege. I am proud to join a heritage of other female inductees, such as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris and Martina McBride. This is a milestone moment that I will cherish forever."

The formal induction ceremony will take place October 6 in downtown Nashville.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

OMI Releases Video for "Hula Hoop" 

Daniel MessemerOMI's new single now has a new video. 

The singer released the official video for "Hula Hoop" Tuesday on YouTube.  Shot in sunny Miami, the video begins with a call on the radio for ladies to audition to be in the video, and then goes on to show OMI and friends with the enviable job of watching a parade of beautiful women dancing for him as they try out. 

Three lovely ladies are picked for the job -- dressed in carnivale costumes and headdresses, they follow OMI around dancing for the remainder of the video. Oddly, nobody in the video actually is seen using a hula hoop, including OMI, who says he doesn't know how to do it.

"Hula Hoop's" the follow up to OMI's smash hit "Cheerleader," which Billboard last week declared the 2015 Song of the Summer.

"Hula Hoop" and "Cheerleader" are off OMI’s forthcoming debut album, ME 4 U, due out October 16.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Bryan Adams Duets with Justin Bieber in Germany

Samir Hussein/RedfernsOver the years, Bryan Adams has duetted with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Sting and Tina Turner, but his most recent duet partner is perhaps his oddest one yet: Justin Bieber.

At an event arranged by their record company, Universal Music Group, Adams and Bieber shared a stage Tuesday in Berlin, Germany, and sang Justin's mega-hit, "Baby."  Adams played guitar and sang backup vocals while Bieber took the lead.  Bryan also tweeted a video of Justin skateboarding backstage.

Besides the fact that the two artists are both Canadian, Adams and the Bieb don't have much in common, but they do both have new albums to promote, and that's why they were at the event.  Adams' new one, Get Up, is due October 16, while Bieber's is coming out November 13.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Blake Shelton Reveals Why He'd Like to Trade Places with Adam Levine for a Day

Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton has gotten to know all of his fellow coaches on The Voice quite well, but there's only one of them he would choose to trade lives with for a day.

Blake tells People, "I'm gonna say I would pick Adam [Levine] because he's married to a super model. Need I say more?"

Adam married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in 2014, but you shouldn't worry Blake is out to wreck Adam's happy home. The two guys have become quite close after working together on The Voice for the past eight seasons.

"Adam and I, believe it or not, spent time together a lot, mostly just talking," Blake adds. "My favorite part of being on this show is those friendships that I've made."

The ninth season of The Voice premieres Monday, September 21 on NBC.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

The Temperance Movement Debut New Song, "Three Bulleits," from Sophomore Album, "White Bear" 

Credit: Ed MillsAfter scoring a breakout hit with "Take It Back," The Temperance Movement has turned their sights towards their sophomore album, called White Bear. The band has released "Three Bulleits," the lead single from White Bear, which you can listen to now on YouTube.

"White Bear is a real step on for us sonically and artistically," says guitarist Paul Sayer in a statement. "Playing so many shows together over the last three years allowed us to develop a really clear idea of where we wanted to go with our next record. When it came to making this album we had a bit more time and space to let our creativity go, and I'm incredibly proud of what we achieved."

White Bear will be the follow-up to The Temperance Movement's self-titled debut, which was released in their native U.K. in 2013 but didn't receive a U.S. release until earlier this year.

The Temperance Movement made waves at Active Rock this year with "Take It Back," reaching the top-10 at the format. The track, which appeared on the band's debut album, demonstrated The Temperance Movement's bluesy, classic-rock-influenced sound, which they certainly maintain on "Three Bulleits."

White Bear will be released January 15 in the U.K., with a wider release expected soon after. In support of the album, The Temperance Movement will be touring the U.K. starting January 16.

Here is the track list for White Bear:

"Three Bulleits"
"Get Yourself Free"
"A Pleasant Peace I Feel"
"Modern Massacre"
"Battle Lines"
"White Bear"
"Oh Lorraine"
"Magnify"
"The Sun and Moon Roll Around Too Soon"
"I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind"

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Wednesday
Sep162015

The Dead Weather Shares Bass Instruction Video; Announces Dodge and Burn Listening Parties

Third Man RecordsThe Dead Weather has released a new instructional video featuring bassist Jack Lawrence teaching his personal techniques with the band. In the clip, which you can watch now on Mojo4Music.com, Lawrence talks about the pedal he uses to achieve the fuzzy bass sound heard in songs like "Blue Blood Blues" and "Mile Markers," a new song from The Dead Weather's forthcoming album, Dodge and Burn. The video concludes with the full band's live performance of "Mile Markers."

Lawrence's bass video is the second of The Dead Weather's four instructional videos, each focused on a different member of the band. Last week's premiere episode featured Jack White explaining his drum techniques, followed by a performance of "Hang You from the Heavens."

Along with the instructional video, The Dead Weather has also announced plans for Dodge and Burn listening parties across North America. For all the info on the listening parties, visit ThirdManRecords.com.

Dodge and Burn will be released September 25.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Ciara Talks Celibacy, Denies Telling DJ Not to Play Future's Music 

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Ciara has been vocal about remaining celibate with her Seattle Seahawks boyfriend, Russell Wilson. But how do they do it?

During Ciara's visit to Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, the singer revealed how they keep it steamy without actually engaging in the act.

"He’s so beautiful, honestly. It’s so many great things about him that keep me intrigued that I am so good at the base of what we're creating right now," she explained. "I think what’s so cool about it is that it allows us to create a foundation and a friendship with each other."

Ciara reveals that she has big plans for her NFL boyfriend. "I really believe that if we can get that strong -- we both believe, not just me -- we both believe that if we can get that strong then we can conquer everything with our love," she added.  "So that’s the mission and let me just say, it’s hard now. He’s so beautiful."

As her relationship with Wilson grows, Ci Ci continues to clear up any speculation regarding her ex-fiance Future. The singer went on to deny the rumors that she's asked a Seattle Seahawks’ DJ to avoid playing the rapper's music from at practice or during pregame warm-ups.

"I don't make any requests to the DJ and honestly, I think the people wanted to blow his statement out of proportion," Ciara says. "No one’s trying to control the DJ, so that’s basically what I have to say about that."

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Thom Yorke Composes New Song "Villain" for New York Fashion Week

Credit: Steve Keros Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke provided the soundtrack to Rag & Bone's New York Fashion Week runway show in the form of "Villain," a new track written specifically for the fashion label. You can listen to the sparse track, featuring vocals from members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, now on YouTube.

Yorke also composed music for Rag & Bone runway shows in 2011 and 2013.  Last month, Yorke debuted three new solo songs while playing a show in Japan in support of his latest solo album, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

Later this week, Yorke will shift from the runway to Broadway with Old Times, a play for which he is composed original music. Starring Clive Owen, Old Times will begin preview performances September 17 and will officially run from October 6 through November 29 at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Naughty Boy Reveals New Beyonce Duet Arrives Tomorrow 

Columbia RecordsBeyonce has new music on the way, courtesy of hitmaker Naughty Boy.

The London producer, whose has crafted smashes for the likes of Emeli Sande and Sam Smith, announced that "Runnin' (Lose It All)" featuring Queen Bey and Arrow Benjamin is due in a matter of hours.

"33 hours… @Beyonce @ArrowBenjamin #LoseItAll," he tweeted at 7:01 a.m  on Wednesday. He later followed up the news with a 15-second video teaser of the song via Instagram.

Beyonce can be heard singing over the piano-driven record. "Nothing else matters now you're not here/ so where are you? I've been calling you/ I'm missing you," she sings on the ballad.

"Runnin' (Lose It All)" will arrive on Thursday and marks Beyonce's first guest feature of 2015.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Rihanna Make Victoria's Secret's 2015 "What Is Sexy?" List 

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Considering the fact that Taylor Swift has performed twice on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show TV special, and several Victoria's Secret Angels are in her squad, it's no surprise that she's made the lingerie company's annual "What Is Sexy?" List, honoring "the hottest and most inspiring women in Hollywood.

Taylor made the list in the category of "Sexiest Legs," which she shows off to full effect every night on tour.  Also on the list: Ariana Grande, named "Sexiest Songstress."  Well, if she's the winner of that category, where does that leave Beyonce?  Queen Bey gets the "Sexiest Bikini Body" award.  And the frequently half-nude Rihanna is tops in a category called "Forever Sexy."

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Usher, Common & More Added to Global Citizen Festival 

Image Courtesy RCA/SaccentiUsher and Common are among the newly added entertainers slated to take part in this year's Global Citizen Festival, an annual event in New York City.

Billboard reports singer Tori Kelly and actresses Laverne Cox, Katie Holmes and Connie Britton also are among the guest performers added to the bill for show, which will be held September 26 on the Great Lawn in Central Park. The entertainers will serve as host committee members  at the "Global Citizen Action Hub," where they'll engage with fans and discuss the big issues of the day.

They’ll join previously announced headliners Beyoncé, Ed SheeranPearl Jam and Coldplay for the festive showcase, which is designed to end extreme poverty by 2030.

While the event is free, you'll need a ticket, which you can win by visiting GlobalCitizenFestival.com where you can also learn how to take action and help the world's poor.  When you do, you're entered into a lottery to win a pair of tickets.  But even if you don't score, you'll be able to watch the concert on YouTube, MSNBC and on NBC-TV, which will air the event as a one-hour special September 27.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

It's All Gaga in New "American Horror Story: Hotel" Teaser 

Suzanne Tenner/FX NetworksThere have been a handful of teasers and promos so far for American Horror Story: Hotel, with a couple featuring glimpses of Lady Gaga's character, the Countess.  But a brand-new teaser is all about the character, giving us the longest, closest look at her yet.

The thirty-second promo, titled "Above and Below," is pretty much a Lady Gaga video.  It begins with her emerging from an old-school hotel elevator into a bright corridor, clad in a glamorous white gown and the character's already familiar silver gauntlet.  From there it features multiple shots of Gaga in at least four costumes, and jumps back and fourth from the bright, old-school setting to a sleek, dark, modern hotel corridor and elevators.  All the while the images jump from bright to dark as well, with Gaga surrounded by bizarre, creepy characters, some of which we've already seen in previous teases. 

The promo's set to the song "Du Hast," by German metal band Rammstein, which you might remember was also featured in 1999's The Matrix.

"Let the Countdown Begin," Gaga tweeted, including emoji of lips and a knife, and the hashtags #AHSHotel #3weeks.  She signed the tweet "The Countess" and linked to the promo on YouTube.

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres Wednesday, October 7 on FX.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Watch Out, Adam Levine: Does Blake Shelton Have the Hots for Your Wife? 

Art Streiber/NBCAdam Levine and his fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton are good friends, but we're not sure how Adam feels about a comment that Blake just made about his wife.

Blake, who split with his wife, fellow county superstar Miranda Lambert, earlier this year, tells People that all the Voice coaches, he'd most like to swap lives with Adam because "he's married to a super model. Need I say more?"

Asked if Adam would be surprised with that choice, Blake joked, "I don't give a f***. That's who I'm picking and it's because of his wife. Period."

Adam married Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo in 2014, and their marriage seems to be holding together.  So does the marriage of coach Pharrell Williams, who wed his longtime love Helen Lasichanh in 2013.  But in addition to Blake's breakup, another of this season's Voice coaches, Gwen Stefani, has seen her marriage end over the past few months.  Coincidentally, both Miranda and Gwen's ex, Gavin Rossdale, have served as mentors on the show.

You shouldn't worry Blake is out to wreck Adam's happy home. The two guys have become quite close after working together on The Voice for the past eight seasons.  "Adam and I, believe it or not, spent time together a lot, mostly just talking," Blake says. "My favorite part of being on this show is those friendships that I've made."

The ninth season of NBC's The Voice premieres Monday, September 21.

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