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Tuesday
Mar032015

Kanye Releases New Single "All Day," Featuring Paul McCartney

Photos by Inez and Vinoodh. (PRNewsFoto/Def Jam Recordings)Kanye West released his new single "All Day,” featuring Paul McCartney, to iTunes Monday night.  The song is from Kanye's upcoming album So Help Me God.

The release of the five-minute-long studio version of "All Day" follows Kanye's live performance of the tune at last week's BRIT Awards 2015.

McCartney sings and whistles on the song. “All Day” also features a vocal from Theophilus London and a rap from U.K. artist Allan Kingdom.

West and McCartney have also collaborated on the ballad “Only One,” which features the former Beatle on keyboard, and on "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna.

A release date for Kanye's album has not been revealed.


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Monday
Mar022015

Vote Now for Which Song You Want Kelly Clarkson to Perform on ABC's "Good Morning America" 

Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson will appear on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday morning, the same day her new album Piece by Piece is released.  While Kelly will perform some new music, she'll also sing one of her greatest hits.  Which one? That's up to you.

Visit Good Morning America's website now to vote for which song you want Kelly to perform Tuesday morning on GMA.  Your choices are "Since U Been Gone," "Mr. Know It All," or "Miss Independent."  So far, "Since U Been Gone" is winning by a mile.


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Monday
Mar022015

Faith Hill's Pixie Cut Is Most-Googled Hairstyle from Oscars Red Carpet

Image Courtesy ABC/Rick RowellIf you notice a lot of women coming out of your local salon with much shorter hair, you can thank Faith Hill. According to Google, her blonde pixie cut was the most-searched hairstyle from the red carpet at last month's Oscars.

Faith was on hand to support her husband, Tim McGraw, who sang the nominated song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," from the documentary Glen Campbell…I'll Be Me.


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Monday
Mar022015

John Fogerty Unveils Series of US Dates for His "1969" Tour

MAD Ink PRA dozen new dates have been revealed for the recently-announced U.S. leg of John Fogerty's "1969" tour, which will celebrate the eventful year Creedence Clearwater Revival released three of its classic albums -- Bayou Country, Green River, and Willy and the Poor Boys.  The newly-announced shows include a series of spring stops in the Southeast, starting May 2 at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and a June 30 gig at the Wolf Trap performing arts center in Vienna, Virginia.

Previously, Fogerty had only announced one date on the tour -- a July 15 performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  Other new appearances include stops in the Nashville area; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Tampa Florida.  Additional shows will be scheduled soon.  Visit JohnFogerty.com for more details, including ticket info.

During the tour, Fogerty will be showcasing many of the classic tunes featured on the 1969 albums released by his former band, including "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Lodi," "Down on the Corner," and "Fortunate Son."

In other news, the autobiography that John has been working on now is expected to be published in the fall.

Here are all of the confirmed U.S. dates on Fogerty's 1969 tour:

5/2 -- Memphis, TN, Beale Street Music Festival – Tom Lee Park
5/3 -- Whites Creek, TN, Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
5/5 -- Raleigh, NC, The Red Hat Amphitheater
5/6 -- Charlotte, NC, The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
5/9 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
5/12 -- Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium
5/13 -- Simpsonville, SC, Charter Amphitheater
5/15 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
5/16 -- Tampa, FL, Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/17 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/30 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
7/15 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl


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Monday
Mar022015

Papa Roach Announces Spring Headlining Tour

Credit: Dave JacksonFresh off their tour with Seether, Papa Roach will embark on another headlining tour this spring. Following appearances by the band at the Fort Rock and Welcome to Rockville festivals, the tour will begin April 28 in Huntington, New York and will run through May 23 in New Orleans, followed by even more festival appearances.

We Are Harlot, the new band led by Danny Worsnop, will join Papa Roach throughout the tour. Worsnop recently left his gig as the frontman for Asking Alexandria to focus on We Are Harlot, whose debut album will be released on March 31.

Papa Roach will be touring in support of their latest album, F.E.A.R., released earlier this year.

Here are all of Papa Roach's tour dates:

4/25 --  Ft. Myers, FL, Jet Blue Park
4/26 --  Jacksonville, FL, Metropolitan Park
4/28 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount Theatre*
4/29 -- Sayreville NJ, Starland Ballroom*
5/1 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Lunatic Luau
5/2 -- Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/3 -- Knoxville, TN, The International*
5/9 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront
5/16 --  Columbus, OH, Crew Stadium
5/17 -- Traverse City, MI, Ground Zero*
5/22 --  Pryor, OK, Rocklahoma
5/23 --  New Orleans, LA, House of Blues
5/24 --  San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
5/30 --  Kansas City, MO, Liberty Memorial Park
7/16 --  Walker, MN, Moondance Jam
7/17 --  Oshkosh, WI, Rock USA

*with We Are Harlot


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Monday
Mar022015

Lady Gaga Tells Taylor Swift: "Your Prince Charming Will Come!" 

A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaLooks like we may soon be able to add Lady Gaga to the long list of Taylor Swift's female besties. 

Taylor tweeted on Sunday, "Is it just me or is Lady Gaga, like, fully LIVING right now?!? She added the hashtag "#goals," perhaps to show her admiration for Gaga's hot streak, which includes an engagement to her boyfriend, a Grammy-winning album, a headline-grabbing Oscar performance, a part in American Horror Story and an upcoming tour with Tony Bennett.

A flattered Gaga responded, "wow you're a sweetheart! Life is friends, family, and love! We all see that in you, your prince charming will come!"

Taylor recently predicted in an interview that she believes she'll still be single at age 30, noting, "No one’s going to sign up for this and everything that goes with it. Like, 'Hi, nice to meet you, want a date? Do you love camera flashes? I hope you do!' I don’t know what’s going to happen if I’m ever content in a relationship -- no idea how that’s going to work."


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Monday
Mar022015

Are Beyonce and Cara Delevingne Recording Music Together?

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Are Beyoncé and Cara Delevingne joining forces?

Social media is buzzing after the singer and model posted matching Instagram images to their respective accounts. In the similar shots,  each woman's manicured hand is resting on top of a sound mixing board, sparking rumors that they're recording music together -- some reports suggest that they may be working on the Paper Towns soundtrack, since Delevingne recently finished filming and adaptation of John Green novel.

Although neither have confirmed nor denied the reports, the recording speculation comes a month after a producer hinted that Bey is recording a joint album with husband Jay Z. "Me and Beyoncé and Jay Z are actually doing something together this year," producer Detail told Billboard. "When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think 'album.' You should already know."


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Monday
Mar022015

Nas Confirmed for Bestival Toronto

Image Courtesy Island Def JamLong-running U.K. festival Bestival will make its North American debut this summer. The inaugural Bestival Toronto will be held on Canada's Toronto Island in June, and Nas has been tapped to headline alongside rockers Florence + the Machine.

"To say that we're excited at Bestival HQ about launching our very first Bestival outside of the U.K. is a serious understatement," says Bestival curator Rob da Bank  in a statement. "We've spent 12 years working up to this moment and are so proud to be teaming up with Toronto to launch the good ship that is Bestival overseas. I'm also very proud of our first heavy hitting line-up with typically diverse headliners, Florence and The Machine and Nas! Two amazing talents."

Bestival Toronto will be held June 12-13 at Hanlan's Point Beach, Toronto Island. Visit Bestival.ca for the full lineup and ticket info.


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Monday
Mar022015

Bastille, Tame Impala, The Libertines & More to Headline First Lollapalooza Berlin

Credit: Jesse JenkinsThe inaugural European Lollapalooza, taking place in Berlin, now has a lineup. Bastille, Tame Impala, The Libertines, CHVRCHES, Belle & Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, MS MR, Glass Animals and more will play the first ever Lollapalooza Berlin.

Also on the Lolla Berlin lineup is FFS, which is collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and the long-running rock/new wave band Sparks.

Lollapalooza, founded by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, began as a touring festival before taking up permanent residence in Chicago in 2005. Since then, the festival has expanded to South America with Lollapaloozas in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Lollapalooza Berlin is the festival's first foray into Europe.

Lollapalooza Berlin will be held September 12-13 at Tempelhof Airport.


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Monday
Mar022015

Florence + the Machine Headlining Bestival Toronto 

Credit: Alex LakeLong-running U.K. festival Bestival will make its North American debut this summer. The inaugural Bestival Toronto will be held on Canada's Toronto Island in June, and Florence + the Machine has been tapped to headline. Florence is joined at the top of the lineup by seminal hip-hop artist Nas.

"To say that we're excited at Bestival HQ about launching our very first Bestival outside of the U.K. is a serious understatement," says Bestival curator Rob da Bank  in a statement. "We've spent 12 years working up to this moment and are so proud to be teaming up with Toronto to launch the good ship that is Bestival overseas. I'm also very proud of our first heavy hitting line-up with typically diverse headliners, Florence and The Machine and Nas! Two amazing talents."

Florence is no stranger to the Bestival scene, having already played the U.K. festival twice: once in 2008 in a tent and again in 2012 as a headliner.

Along with Bestival, Florence will also be headlining Coachella, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo this summer. These festival sets will likely be heavy on new material, as Florence will release her third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, on June 2.

Bestival Toronto will be held June 12-13 at Hanlan's Point Beach, Toronto Island. Visit Bestival.ca for the full lineup and ticket info.


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Monday
Mar022015

Halestorm Releases "Amen" Video 

Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsLzzy Hale wants to take you to church -- the Church of Halestorm, that is. The band has released the video for "Amen," a new track set to appear on Halestorm's forthcoming album, Into the Wild Life. The video, which you can watch at RollingStone.com, features Hale and her band quitting their day jobs to rock out.

"This song, 'Amen,' is about taking ownership of everything you are," Hale tells Rolling Stone. "So we asked ourselves, 'If there were a Church of Halestorm, what would it be like?' We include a nod to the rock & roll church we recorded our latest album in, and you see us truly leaving everyday life behind and stepping 'into the wild life.'"

"Amen" follows previously released Into the Wild Life singles "Apocalyptic" and "Mayhem."

Halestorm will go into the touring life beginning April 22 in Nashville. Into the Wild Life will be released on April 14.


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Monday
Mar022015

MAGIC! Releases Video for New Single, "No Way No" 

Image Group LA/ABCMAGIC! has released the music video for their new single, “No Way No.”

In the clip that premiered on Vevo Monday, the Canadian band’s frontman, Nasri, attempts to win the affections of a beautiful woman. With the help of his band mates -- all clad in bright red suits -- he tries to court her with flowers, a puppy and a fancy dinner.

All the while he's serenading her: “Will I ever be too far away when you feel alone/No way no/Will I ever back down my sword to protect our home/No way no/Will I ever spend the day not telling you you’re beautiful/No way no.”

Spoiler alert: He gets the girl in the end.

“No Way No” is the latest single off the reggae-pop band’s album Don’t Kill the Magic, which spawned their debut hit “Rude.” The band is currently on tour with Maroon 5.


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Monday
Mar022015

Another Vegas Wedding for Britney Spears? She Teases: "You Never Know" 

Denise TruscelloCould Las Vegas wedding bells be in Britney Spears’ future? We know she’s done the Vegas quickie marriage before -- with pal Jason Alexander in 2004 -- but things are starting to get serious with her current boyfriend, Charlie Ebersol.

At a recent charity event, Extra’s special correspondent Pauly D asked the pop star if she might be heading down the aisle at a Sin City chapel soon. “You never know,” Britney teased.

She hasn’t been shy about proclaiming her love for Charlie. During a recent performance of her Vegas show Piece of Me, she wore the words "I love Charlie" on her vest. “I’m very blessed to have him as a part of my life, that’s very cool,” she told Extra.

Britney also discussed collaborating with Iggy Azalea on a yet-to-be-released new song. “I saw her song on TV and I was like a kid in a candy store, I was like, 'I love Iggy, I love that video, I want to work with her,'” she said. “And it was really weird, because a week after that her manager was like, ‘She’s a huge fan of yours.' I was like, 'Let’s do something together,' so it worked out.”

No word yet on when the song will be released.


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Monday
Mar022015

Madonna to Spend an Entire Week with Ellen 

Heather Wines/CBS Madonna's new album Rebel Heart arrives on March 10, and she'll be celebrating its release with Ellen DeGeneres...for quite some time.

Madonna will be the musical guest on Ellen's talk show for an entire week, starting March 16 through March 20.  In addition to performances, the Queen of Pop will no doubt also discuss her newly announced world tour, which starts August 29. 

Tickets go on sale March 9, and anyone who buys a ticket online will get an exclusive digital download of the super deluxe version of Rebel Heart, which features six bonus tracks.

Madonna will also appear on NBC's Today show on March 9 and 10.


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Monday
Mar022015

Madonna Announces 35-City Rebel Heart Tour

Interscope RecordsMadonna has announced she'll be bringing her Rebel Heart tour to 35 cities, beginning August 29 at Miami's American Airlines Arena.

Following stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities, the UK/European leg will kick off on November 4th in Koln, Germany, and will stop in Spain, Sweden, Italy, and elsewhere.  Ticket details are available on Madonna's official website.

Here are the scheduled dates for Madonna's Rebel Heart tour:

North America/Puerto Rico:

8/29 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
9/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena 
9/5 -- San Juan, PR, Coliseo de Puerto Rico
9/9 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
9/12 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
9/16 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 
9/19 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
9/24 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
9/26 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
9/28 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
10/1 -- Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena  
10/3 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
10/5 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre  
10/8 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center  
10/11 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rexall Place
10/14 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Rogers Arena
10/17 -- Portland, OR, MODA Center
10/19 -- San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
10/22 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
10/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Forum 

Europe/UK:

11/4 -- Koln, Germany, Lanxess Arena
11/7 -- Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena 
11/10 -- Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (02 World)
11/14 -- Stockholm, Sweden, Tele 2 Arena 
11/17 -- Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
11/21 -- Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour 
11/24 -- Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi 
11/28 -- Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis 
12/1 -- London, UK, O2 Arena
12/5 -- Amsterdam, Holland, Ziggo Dome
12/9 -- Paris, France, Bercy
12/14 -- Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
12/16 -- Birmingham, UK, Barclaycard Arena
12/20 -- Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro


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Monday
Mar022015

Justin Timberlake & Pregnant Jessica Biel Double Date with Mary Steenburgen & Ted Danson 

Jamie McCarthy/NBCExpectant couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel made time in their busy schedules for a double date this weekend, E! News reports.

Justin surprised his heavily pregnant wife Jessica on the New Orleans set of her new film last Thursday, and on Saturday, the two met up with Jessica’s co-star Mary Steenburgen and her hubby Ted Danson for a night on the town.

The couples grabbed dinner together at Sylvain restaurant in the city’s French Quarter. According to witnesses, the foursome spent around three hours at the eatery. Justin was seen being attentive to Jessica during the date. "They looked so in love!" a source told E! News. After the meal, Justin was even spotted opening the car door for Jessica. So gentlemanly!

Jessica is reportedly around 8 months pregnant, but she’s hardly putting her feet up. The actress has been hard at work filming The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which also co-stars Jason Sudeikis.


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Monday
Mar022015

Kelly Clarkson Says She Doesn't Care if Her Kids Are Gay 

Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson doesn’t care if her kids are gay or straight -- she just wants them to be happy. The singer, who has an 8-month-old daughter, River Rose, and two stepchildren from her husband’s previous marriage, tells PrideSource she doesn’t see sexual orientation as an issue.

“I just hope [River Rose] finds love,” she says. “It took me a while, man. And there was a lot of heartache throughout those years. You know, as long as she’s happy, I don’t care either way, and neither does my husband. And we have two other kids as well, and we don’t care either way for all of them.”

She adds that if one of her children did come out to her, she’d react with joy. “I’d be like, ‘Awesome! When do we meet him or her?’” she says. “Honestly, it's so funny, it doesn't even register in my world as different. I don't know why. But yeah, it doesn't. I'm glad it doesn't!”

Kelly, who has a large lesbian following, dubbed the Kezbos, also describes the first time she went to a gay bar at age 22. “I went with some of my friends and a couple of my gay friends, and they were like, ‘You’re gonna love this! But you’re gonna need to wear a hat,’” she says. “They played ‘Since U Been Gone,’ and it was so funny because nobody knew I was there. I had a blast!”

Even with her gay following, Kelly says, she doesn’t think of herself as a gay icon. In fact, the 32-year-old says it’s hard to think of herself as an icon in general. She does admit she has a bond with the gay community, though.

“I have a connection, but I don't look at it differently,” she says. “I don't ever look at a fan as a gay fan or a lesbian fan or a straight fan -- I don't ever look at that," she says. "Fans are fans, and no matter what our lives are like, no matter what path we're on, music is the one thing that connects us.”

Kelly's new album, Piece by Piece, arrives Tuesday.


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Monday
Mar022015

Ludacris Unveils Album Cover for "Ludaversal"

Island Def JamLudacris has released the art work for his long-awaited album Ludaversal.

The rapper, who is expecting a baby with his wife Eudoxie, posted the image via Instagram, which shows the juxtaposition of his first car -- the 1993 Acura he still drives -- and his private jet.  "Simple yet Complex. This Pic artistically describes everything about me," Luda wrote in the caption.

Fans can expect his upcoming album to land in stores on March 31 via Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam Recordings.

In the meantime, the rapper is expected to release a video for his newest single, "Good Lovin" featuring Miguel, lifted from his Burning Bridges EP, available now.


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Monday
Mar022015

Beyonce, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Drake Among Winners of 2015 YouTube Music Awards

PRNewswire; Columbia RecordsYou clicked on their videos and made it happen. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean are among the winners of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. 

Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Drake, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Snoop Dogg, Def Loaf, Sam Smith and Ariana Grande also are among the 50 acts being recognized for their unique YouTube contributions.

The winners were chosen based on the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Together, these artists were watched more than 47 billion times.

In honor of the musical acts that proved their YouTube worth, the video-sharing website will be doing something it’s never done before. A collection of exclusive new music videos from nine of the winning artists will be released on the YouTube Music Awards channel on March 23. The videos will debut simultaneously at 10 a.m. PT.

YouTube has enlisted VICE to produce the videos and some A-List video auteurs to direct. You'll also have the chance to get in on the action: artists will take some lucky fans behind the scenes, and invite others to be a part of the videos.


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Monday
Mar022015

Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift Among Winners of 2015 YouTube Music Awards

Image Group LA/ABCYou clicked on their videos and made it happen. Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith are among the winners of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards.

Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainor, Hozier and Katy Perry are also among the 50 acts being recognized for their unique YouTube contributions.

The winners were chosen based on the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Together, these artists were watched over 47 billion times.

In honor of the artists who proved their YouTube worth, the video-sharing website will be doing something it’s never done before. A collection of exclusive new music videos from nine of the winning artists, including Ed Sheeran, will be released on the YouTube Music Awards channel March 23. The videos will debut simultaneously at 10 a.m. PT.

YouTube has enlisted VICE to produce the videos and some A-List video auteurs to direct. You'll also have the chance to get in on the action: artists will take some lucky fans behind the scenes and invite others to be a part of the videos.


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