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Tuesday
Dec122017

Bleachers, Lorde & more playing Ally Coalition LGBTQ benefit concert

ABC/Randy HolmesBleachers and Lorde will play the fourth annual Ally Coalition Talent Show, a benefit concert in support of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. The event takes place January 24 at New York City's Town Hall.

The lineup, which was curated by Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, also features members of Spoon and The National. Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, who's Jack's sister, will host the evening.

For ticket info, visit TheAllyCoalition.org.

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Monday
Dec112017

Alice in Chains schedules 2018 North American headlining tour

Credit: Johnny BuzzerioAlice in Chains will hit the road on a North American headlining tour next year. The trek begins April 28 in Boston, and will hit Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and Chicago, among other cities. Visit AliceinChains.com for ticket info.

Along with the headlining dates, Alice in Chains will play a number of festivals next spring, including Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range.

Here are Alice in Chains' 2018 headlining tour dates:

4/28 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
4/30 -- Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
5/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
5/3 -- Washington, D.C., Anthem
5/7 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
5/10 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy
5/15 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
5/16 -- South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center

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Monday
Dec112017

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton joining forces for spring 2018 tour

Credit: Watt Casey, Jr.For the second consecutive year, the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will be teaming up to keep on rockin' their fans in concert. After mounting a lengthy North American summer tour this year, the two veteran acts have announced plans for a spring 2018 tour of Canada and the midwestern U.S.

The trek currently features nine confirmed dates, kicking off April 14 in Victoria, Canada, and plotted out through an April 28 concert in New Town, North Dakota. More shows will be added soon.

"2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience," says Steve Miller in a statement. "The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon."

Adds Frampton, "Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve's set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can't wait to get back out there."

Miller recently released a pair of personally curated Steve Miller Band best-of collections called Ultimate Hits, and will be announcing plans for a new album early next year.

Here are all of Steve Miller Band and Frampton's confirmed joint 2018 tour dates:

4/14 -- Victoria, BC, Canada, Save on Foods Centre
4/16 -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre
4/18 -- Kelowna, BC, Canada, Prospera Place
4/20 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
4/21 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
4/23 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre
4/24 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place
4/26 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
4/28 -- New Town, ND, Four Bears Resort

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Monday
Dec112017

"A Day with Dolly": The country-pop legend stops by "Sprout House" for new children's special

Universal Kids/NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as Dolly Parton stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

The country-pop legend will perform songs like "A Friend Like You," "You Can Do It" and "Together Forever," all from her first-ever children's album, I Believe in You. She'll also be joined by the show's host, Carly, as well as the lovable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube channel on Thursday.

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Monday
Dec112017

Shinedown announces Canadian headlining dates

ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown has announced a batch of Canadian headlining dates for next year, beginning March 27 in British Columbia. Visit Shinedown.com for ticket info.

Joining Shinedown on the Canadian run will be In This Moment and 10 Years.

Currently, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers are touring the U.S. as the acoustic duo Smith & Myers. That outing continues tonight in Nashville.

Along with the Canada dates, Shinedown will be playing a number of U.S. festivals next spring, including Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. Additionally, the band is working on their next album, the follow-up to 2015's Threat to Survival.

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Monday
Dec112017

Daughtry announces spring tour, online gaming for fans

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThey haven't announced new music...yet...but Daughtry will be hitting the road in March.

Chris Daughtry & company have announced a tour kicking off March 3 in Clearwater, FL and wrapping up April 20 in Oklahoma.  The band has been working on new music for their fifth album, the follow-up to 2013's Baptized.

In other Daughtry news, the band has launched an online gaming site called Daughtry Games.  It's essentially a website where you can play online blackjack and poker, but with "DAUGHTRY Dollars" instead of real money. 

As you play, you gain experience points, and become eligible to win memorabilia, concert tickets and Daughtry experiences.  The first 250 people who sign up will receive a bonus of 50,000 DAUGHTRY Dollars to their account.

Here are Daughtry's tour dates:

3/3 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
3/7 -- Ft. Myers, FL,,Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/8 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
3/10 -- Orlando, FL, Bayside Stadium - SeaWorld Florida
3/11 -- Greensville, SC, Peace Center Concert Hall
3/13 -- Augusta, GA, William G. Bell Auditorium
3/15 -- Wilmington, NC, Cape Fear Community College
3/17 -- Staten Isand, NY, St. George Theatre
3/18 -- Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre
3/20 -- Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre
3/21 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
3/23 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus
3/24 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
3/25 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
3/27 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
3/29 -- Utica, NY, The Stanley
3/30 -- Portland, ME, Aura
3/31 -- Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/3 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
4/4 -- Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
4/6 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
4/7 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
4/8 --  Concord, NH, Capitol Theatre
4/10 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Rapids Theatre
4/11 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
4/13 -- Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
4/14 -- Red Wing, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Indigo Bay
4/16 -- Joliet, IL, Rialto Square Theatre
4/17 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theatre
4/19 -- Salinas, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/20 -- Miami, OK, Buffalo Run Casino

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Monday
Dec112017

New live album by late ELP frontman Greg Lake captures memorable 2012 show in Italy

Manticore RecordsA new limited-edition concert album recorded during Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake's final tour has just been released. Live in Piacenza captures a November 2012 performance at Teatro Municipale in the Italian city of Piacenza as part of Lake's "Songs of a Lifetime" trek.

The show featured Greg playing a variety of ELP's best-loved songs, including "From the Beginning," "Still…You Turn Me On," "I Believe in Father Christmas," "Lucky Man" and "Karn Evil 9." It also included performances of tunes from Lake's pre-ELP stint with King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King," as well as covers of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel," The Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready."

Lake was joined for "Lucky Man" by a trio of respected Italian prog-rock musicians -- Aldo Tagliapietra, Bernardo Lanzetti and Annie Barbazza.

Live in Piacenza is available on CD, as a premium-audiophile double-LP vinyl collection and as a deluxe box set at ManticoreRecords.com. The box set features a clear-vinyl audiophile double-LP, a gold audiophile CD, a DVD containing a documentary about the concert, and such collectibles as photo prints, a poster and sticker.

In his 2016 memoir Lucky Man, Greg wrote that the Piacenza show was an "outstanding memory" for him. He added, "The show at Teatro Municipale was recorded and I decided to release a special collector's edition of it on vinyl. Somehow the event, the feeling of the music and the atmosphere all seem to be suited to being reproduced in this analogue way."

Lake died of lung cancer in December 2016. He was 69.

Here's the track list of Live in Piacenza:

"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Lend Your Love to Me Tonight"
"From the Beginning"
"Heartbreak Hotel"
"Epitaph"/"In the Court of the Crimson King"
"I Talk to the Wind"
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
"Touch and Go"
"Trilogy"/"Still…You Turn Me On"
"I Believe in Father Christmas"
"Shakin' All Over"
"C'est La Vie"
"People Get Ready"
"Lucky Man"
"Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part II)"

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Monday
Dec112017

Grigio Girl: Lady Gaga reportedly releasing her own wine

ABC/Fred LeeCheers to Lady Gaga! According to celebrity site The Blast, the singer may be launching a new signature wine.

Reps for Gaga have reportedly filed the necessary paperwork to trademark two wines: Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco and Joanne Trattoria Vino Rosso.

Joanne Trattoria is the New York City restaurant owned by Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta. The eatery, as well as Gaga’s latest album, was named after Gaga’s late aunt.

Earlier this year, Gaga’s reps also reportedly began the process of registering a line of wine under the name “Grigio Girls,” which is the name of a song on Gaga’s Joanne album.

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Monday
Dec112017

Someone's not "Drunk in Love" with Beyoncé-inspired beer

ABC/Image Group LABrooklyn brewery Lineup Brewing has received given a cease and desist letter ordering it to stop brewing its Beyoncé-inspired beer called Bïeryoncé, reports Pitchfork

You can check out what a can of Bieryoncé beer looks like on Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez's Instagram account.   

The cans feature the brew's name in vertical pink letters similar to the font Beyonce has used as her logo.

Martinez tells the music website she decided to create the beer after missing one of Bey's concerts, even though she had tickets. 

"As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I'd pay homage," she explains. 

"We're disappointed she didn't take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!"

Fans of Beyoncé curious enough to try a can of Bïeryoncé can still do so now in New York, while supplies last. 

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Monday
Dec112017

"A Day with Dolly": The country icon stops by "Sprout House" for new children's special

Universal Kids, NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as the entertainment icon stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

Dolly will perform songs like “A Friend Like You,” “You Can Do It” and “Together Forever,” all from her first-ever children’s album, I Believe in You. She’ll also be joined by the show’s host, Carly, as well as the loveable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube channel on Thursday.

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Monday
Dec112017

Watch now: Partying can’t cure Louis Tomlinson’s blues in “Miss You” video

Epic/Sony RecordsLouis Tomlinson tries to forget about his ex in the new video for “Miss You.”

The clip features Louis heading out for a night on the town with his pals, in an attempt to drown his sorrows in beer and shots. But when the lights come on and he sobers up, he realizes how much he misses his old flame.

“We’re singing till last call/And it’s all out of tune/Should be laughing but there’s something wrong/And it hits me when the lights go on/Sh**, maybe I miss you,” Louis sings.

“Miss You” follows Louis’ previous single, “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha.  That song made him the fifth member of One Direction to score a top 40 solo hit.

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Monday
Dec112017

K. Michelle thinks about sleeping with someone's else's man in new music video

Derek BlanksOver the weekend, K. Michelle released the music video for her single, "F*** Your Man." 

The visual shows the singer as a lounge singer, crooning the jazz-inspired song about the possibilities of having an intimate relationship with someone else's man. 

"F*** Your Man" is the interlude track from K. Michelle's new 21-track album, KIMBERLY: The People I Used to Know.  

Chris Brown and Jeremih are both featured on the disc. 

You can watch the visual for "F*** Your Man" on YouTube now.  

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Monday
Dec112017

Liam Payne reveals parenting tip he learned ahead of son’s first Christmas

ABC/Heidi GutmanLiam Payne is gearing up to celebrate his son’s first Christmas.

He tells Entertainment Tonight that if there’s one parenting tip he’s learned going into the holiday season, it’s that his son likely won’t care about gifts at this age.

Liam says he was advised that his 8-month-old son, Bear, “is only going to be interested in the wrapping paper, so buy the shiniest one!”

The singer says that in addition to spending time with Bear this holiday, he’ll also be eating his own weight in “lovely Christmas food.”

He joked, "You might see a different Liam after Christmas, and then you'll see post-Christmas Liam with a new year’s resolution, hopefully!"

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Monday
Dec112017

Eminem offers $500 limited edition "Revival" bundles

Craig McDeanWith Eminem's latest album Revival arriving this Friday, fans have the option of pre-ordering the digital version of the disc as part of a $500 limited-edition autographed collectors' bundle. 

The complete package includes a limited-edition autographed "Walk On Water" steel print, a limited-edition black dog tag, a digital copy of Revival and digital downloads of "Walk on Water" and "Untouchable" with purchase. 

The steel print features Em's handwritten lyrics for "Walk on Water" etched on steel from the rapper's home city of Detroit. 

Alternatively, fans can choose to pre-order the collectors' bundle that comes with a CD for $505. 

Em collaborated with Detroit-based fine art publishing company 1xRUN to create the limited-edition packages. 

For information on how to purchase, visit Eminem's website. 

Revival, arriving everywhere December 15, features guest vocals from BeyoncéAlicia KeysKehlaniPinkPhresher, frequent collaborator Skylar Grey, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and rock group X Ambassadors.  

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Monday
Dec112017

Tickets for Bryan Adams' "Pretty Woman" musical on sale this Friday

PRNewsfoto/PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICALBryan Adams fans should forget about the "Summer of '69" and start thinking about the Summer of 2018, which is when they'll get to see the rocker's first Broadway musical.

As previously reported, Bryan and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance have written the music for  Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com of the same name.  Tickets for the production -- both its world premiere in Chicago and its subsequent Broadway run -- go on sale this Friday.

The Chicago world premiere takes place March 13, and tickets for the five-week engagement can be purchased at BroadwayInChicago.com.  The Broadway performances begin July 20, 2018, with the official opening night coming August 16, 2018. Those tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

The book of the musical was written by the late Garry Marshall, who directed the movie Pretty Woman, and J.F. Lawton, who wrote the screenplay.

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Monday
Dec112017

Morrissey issues statement on controversial Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein comments

Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagicMorrissey has issued a statement regarding the controversial comments he made about disgraced Hollywood figures Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel published last month.

"Would I support Kevin Spacey's private proclivities? No, never," Morrissey writes in a Facebook post. "Would I ever support abuse of children? No, never. Would I support sexual harassment? No, never. Would I support rape? No, never."

In the Der Spiegel piece, Morrissey is quoted as saying that he felt Spacey -- who actor Anthony Rapp alleged made sexual advances toward him at a party in 1986, when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14 years old -- was being "attacked unnecessarily."

He was also quoted as saying that in many cases of accused sexual misconduct, "the person who is being labeled a victim is merely disappointed."

In his statement, Morrissey accuses Der Spiegel of having no intention to "convey my views fairly," and adds that the publication has refused requests for the full unedited audio of the interview.

"You must forget the print media who are infatuated with their own reflection and do not want yours," Morrissey says.

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Monday
Dec112017

Corey Taylor releasing "Live in London" performance

Katja Ogrin/RedfernsThis Monday, December 18, Corey Taylor is releasing Live in London, a recording of his acoustic show at the U.K. capital in May 2016.  The recording is being made available for free via his website, TheCoreyTaylor.com.

The performance features unplugged renditions of Slipknot and Stone Sour songs, as well as covers of songs by Johnny Cash, KISS, R.E.M., The Cure and Creedence Clearwater Revival. You can watch a trailer for the film now on YouTube.

Starting in January, you'll be able to catch a fully electric Taylor on tour with Stone Sour on a North American run alongside Halestorm.

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Monday
Dec112017

Azealia Banks tells Remy Ma to step up her rap game

Remy Ma; ABC/Randy HolmesLooks like Azealia Banks has started a brand new feud....this time with Remy Ma. 

The "212" rapper wrote a scathing letter on Instagram on Sunday, telling Remy that as far as her rap skills go, she "absolutely must step [her] s*** up." 

Azealia continues, "The music you have been releasing is some serious old head rap s*** and it's 100% unfair that you stand up on your reality TV booster seat and make any statements about female rap as if you have done a single thing to move the cultural needle since you've been home."

She adds, "You are struggling to keep up with the rest of female rap and it's time you seriously leave the nicki minaj subs and disses at home." 

Azealia's savage diss was a follow-up to another lengthy message she wrote about Remy, captured on The Shade Room, that called her out for having an "unhealthy" obsession with Nicki Minaj.   

She also wrote that Remy hasn't "contributed a single artful thing to female rap." 

Remy responded to Azealia with an Instagram message of her own, also captured by The Shade Room.

She writes, "I got a year and a half more of u stalking me, hating on ya new fave, & getting ignored... I'm officially airing out ALL y'all chicks that was on MY line heavy when I touched down & now all of a sudden got amnesia." 

Remy's caption is positioned under what appears to be a previous phone text conversation between her and Azealia.  

Remy Ma, whose longstanding feud with Nicki made headlines in February, released her track "Wake Me Up," in November. 

That song features guest vocals from Lil Kim

Azealia is starring in her first movie, Love Beats Rhymes, available in select theaters now.  

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Monday
Dec112017

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh launching their first-ever duo tour in March

Credit: Jay BlakesbergFounding Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will hit the road as a duo for the first time ever next year for a series of shows in select U.S. cities.

The Bobby and Phil Tour kicks off with a March 2-3 stand at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while four other concerts have been confirmed: March 7-8 in Boston and March 10-11 in Chicago.

The shows will feature Weir and Lesh playing memorable Grateful Dead tunes, plus other material, both acoustically and electrically.

The duo trek follows a few events that Bob and Phil played together this year in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of The Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station album. Those performances included sets at the Lockn' Festival in Arrington, Virginia, the Sound Summit festival at California's Mount Tamalpais and at Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California.

"I guess it was last summer, Phil and I played a little duo show," explains Weir. "We had enough fun so we figured hey, let's do this, let's make a little go of this."

Adds Lesh, "Playing with Bob always brings me great joy. The intuitive playing that we have developed over five decades of creating music together always leads to new realms of musical experience, something that I find especially exciting, and I think that fans of our music will enjoy this new format as much as I do."

You can sign up for pre-sale tickets now through the Ticketmaster Verified Fan program at BobbyandPhilDuoTour.TMVerifiedFan.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, December 15, at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.

Two-night VIP ticket and travel packages also will be sold. Visit BobbyandPhil.com for more info.

Here are all the dates:

3/2 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/3 -- New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
3/7 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/8 -- Boston, MA, Wang Theatre
3/10 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
3/11 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre

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Monday
Dec112017

Beyonce scores first #1 in nine years, thanks to Ed Sheeran

Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran may have thought Beyonce was doing him a favor by agreeing to duet with him on his song "Perfect," but it turns out she's gotten something out of the team-up as well: her first #1 hit in nine years.

"Perfect" has just topped the Billboard Hot 100, with 63% of its sales coming from the duet version with Beyonce.  This is Ed's second #1 on that chart, following "Shape of You," which ruled for 12 weeks earlier this year.  It's Beyonce's sixth #1 as a solo artist, but it's her first since 2008's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."

"Perfect" is the second time in 2017 that a song that had already charted hit #1 after the addition of a high profile star.  The first was Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," which peaked at #44 in April, but then topped the chart in May after Justin Bieber was added to the track.

Ed is now the only artist with two #1 hits this year as a lead artist.  Justin's had two -- "Despacito" and "I'm the One" -- but he wasn't the lead artist on either.

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