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Friday
Nov282014

Clip of New Madonna Song Leaks Online

Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCIn case you missed it while you were digesting your Thanksgiving meal, it appears that a 43-second clip of a new Madonna song, "Rebel Heart," leaked online Thursday.

Although it's not clear if the clip is a final version of the song, it appears to be the real deal since Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, took to Twitter early Friday morning to tweet his displeasure.

"I would be grateful to any @madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak," he wrote.

The track seems to find the singer in a reflective mood, looking back on her life and career as a pop provocateur. "I spent some time as a narcissist/Hearing the others say, 'Look at you, look at you!'/Trying to be so provocative/I said, 'Oh yeah, that was me'/All the things I did just to be seen," are the lyrics heard in the short clip.

Madonna's team seems to be having the leak pulled down from YouTube as fast as fans can circulate it, although at press time it could still be heard at Digital Spy.

Madonna has been teasing her forthcoming album on social media in recent days with the hashtag #rebelheart.


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Friday
Nov282014

Nicki Minaj Earns 56th Hot 100 Entry, Ties Madonna's Hit Total 

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Nicki Minaj continues to make her mark on the charts.

The rapper's new single, "Bed of Lies" featuring Skylar Grey, has debuted at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, according to the publication, after she performed the record for the first time during the American Music Awards last Sunday.

The emotional ballad marks Minaj's 56th Hot 100 appearance, officially tying her with Madonna and Dionne Warwick for the third-most entries among females since the chart began in 1958. However, Nicki still has a ways to go if she intends to beat out the current record holder, Aretha Franklin, who leads with 73 entries.

Elsewhere, "Bed of Lies" has opened at #23 over on the Digital Songs chart.

Fans can expect Nicki's upcoming album The Pinkprint to arrive on December 15.


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Friday
Nov282014

Frank Ocean Debuts New Song, "Memrise"

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Frank Ocean has given fans something to be thankful for: new music.

The reclusive singer has posted a lengthy preview of a new song called "Memrise" via Tumblr on Friday. The offering is the first new material he's released since his 2012 debut, channel ORANGE.

“I memorized the wayward expressions / Never look down / Never let you see me down / I memorized the way no directions/ Can I come over now / I’d like to stay a little while / I memorized your body exposed / I could f**k you all night long / From a memory alone," he sings on the stripped down song.

Over the summer, Ocean began recording his third studio album in London. So far, he's tapped Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins to contribute to the upcoming effort as well as his frequent collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta and Kevin Ristro.


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Friday
Nov282014

Big Sean Earns Third No. 1 Single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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Big Sean has found another hit in his latest single “I Don’t F**k with You” featuring E-40.

The rapper's banger has reached the top spot on the Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, according to the publication. With 67,000 digital downloads. The song is the Detroit rapper's third single to top that chart in his career. 

The track follows 2011′s “Marvin & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash and 2012's “Mercy” with West, Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.

The DJ Mustard-produced track is the first single from the rapper's upcoming, third album, due to arrive later this year.


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Friday
Nov282014

T.I.'s "Paperwork" Is the Only Hip-Hop Album in Top 50 This Week 

Columbia RecordsHip-hop sales seems to have slumped somewhat as T.I.'s Paperwork is the only rap album in the top 50 on the Billboard 200 chart this week.

According to Hits Daily Double, the rapper's ninth studio album slipped 14 spots from last week to cling to the#50 spot, selling an additional 7,723 units.  The album was released October 21. Surprisingly, Big K.R.I.T.’s Cadillactica nose-dived out of the top 50 just a week after debuting at #5 with 43,000 records sold.

R&B sales didn't look any better -- Chris Brown’s X has fallen out of the top 50 charts for the first time since its release in September.

Fortunately, next week’s sales hip-hop sales should improve greatly with the release of Rick RossHood Billionaire and Eminem’s Shady XV.


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Friday
Nov282014

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Confirms Remains of Mother-in-Law Found

Dave Kotinsky/Getty ImagesMegadeth singer Dave Mustaine has confirmed that authorities have found the body of his mother-in-law, 76-year-old Sally Estabrook, who was last seen at a campground near Julian, California on October 4.

"Yesterday evening I received a call that a person had located a body and the investigators from SDSD Homicide Division described our beloved mother, Sally Estabrook," he wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. "Thank you all for your prayers, your good thoughts, and positive vibes.

Authorities reported that a maintenance worker discovered her body in dense brush a half-mile away from the RV park where she lived with her husband, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Estabrook was suffering from dementia, and wandered away from the campground while her husband was showering.

Authorities will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.


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Friday
Nov282014

Scott Stapp Posts New Videos, Wife Reportedly Seeking Help for Singer

Image Courtesy of Wind-up RecordsThe odd saga of former Creed frontman Scott Stapp continues. 

After posting a video, now removed, to the band's Facebook page on Wednesday in which he claimed to be homeless and under investigation by the IRS, Stapp reportedly posted two new videos on Thursday.  Those videos, also apparently removed from Facebook, were captured by third parties and posted to YouTube.

In one, Stapp claims to be in front of a police station in Boca Raton, Florida, in which he speaks further of his claims of having had his money stolen and his civil rights violated by police. In the other, the singer says he has finished filing a police report over the alleged theft, discusses his beliefs about religious freedom and directly addresses his children.

On Friday TMZ cited a report from the Madison County Sheriff's Department in Flordia saying that Stapp had been found on the side of a road on November 13 appearing incoherent and claiming that someone was trying to poison him.  According to TMZ the singer was then placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold.

As previously reported, according to the Miami Herald, Stapp's wife Jaclyn recently filed for divorce from her husband, claiming he was abusing amphetamines and crystal meth.  TMZ reports that Jaclyn has abandoned efforts to have Stapp held and is now talking to the singer and trying to convince him to seek help.


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Friday
Nov282014

Who Does Taylor Swift Most Want to Duet With?

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLegendary singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell recently said in an interview that she'd put the kibosh on a movie that would have starred Taylor Swift as her.  We suppose that makes it even less likely that Taylor will be able to fulfill one of her dreams: doing a duet with Mitchell.

In the new issue of Southern Living magazine, Taylor is asked who her dream duet partners would be.  She replies, "Chris Martin [of Coldplay] or Joni Mitchell -- but I think so highly of them, I'd never want to ask."

Taylor also discusses the changes she's made in her personal life, whereby she's decided to put dating on hold and just revel in herself and her friends.

"I am obsessed with being a good friend, a good sister, a good daughter, and devoting my attention to the people that really are closest to me. I'm living my life on my own terms," she tells the magazine. "I don't ever feel lonely when I'm alone, because I have a lot of little things that make me happy. I love coming home to my cats. I love watching Friends marathons late at night or dropping into a Google or Wikipedia rabbit hole and learning things about the history of whatever.”

She adds, "I recommend to all my friends that they be alone for a while. When you're in love, or dating someone, you filter your life decisions through their eyes. When you spend a few years being who you are, completely unbiased, you can figure out what you actually want."

Taylor also discusses how important her female friends -- who include the likes of Lorde, Emma Stone, Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez -- are to her new life.

"I feel very lucky to say that my life is full of really intelligent and passionate women. The one common thread among all my closest girlfriends is individuality and my ability to trust them," she explains.  "It's important to surround yourself with people who have proven that trust over and over again.”


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Friday
Nov282014

Carrie Underwood Avoids Holiday Shopping Crowds at All Costs

Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleYou won't find Carrie Underwood anywhere near a mall this holiday season.

"I do not do crowds," she says. "Never have."

Growing up in Oklahoma, Carrie went with her mother to Walmart just about every Black Friday, and the experience seriously freaked her out.

She explains, "I'd have to leave the store because I would hyperventilate and need to get out."

These days Carrie ends up looking for good deals online instead of in stores.

She says with a laugh, "I like the online shopping. I'm more of a Cyber Monday kinda girl."

Carrie has a gift for her fans this holiday season. Her double-disc Greatest Hits: Decade #1 compilation comes out December 9 featuring her latest hit, "Something in the Water."


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Friday
Nov282014

Bob Seger's CMT "Crossroads" Special with Country Star Jason Aldean Premieres Friday

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMTJust a reminder that the latest episode of the CMT television series Crossroads, which sees Bob Seger teaming up with country star Jason Aldean, premieres Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

The program will feature Seger and Aldean trading vocals on each other's big hits.  You can check out preview clips of the two stars performing Bob's classic tunes "Turn the Page" and "Hollywood Nights" now at CMT.com and People.com, respectively.


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Friday
Nov282014

Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Imagine Dragons Releasing Vinyl Goodies for Record Store Day's "Black Friday" Celebration 

Christie GoodwinIn addition to waking up obscenely early to get a deal on a new TV, Black Friday also means exclusive and limited edition releases are available at your local independent record store, as part of Record Store Day's annual "Black Friday" lineup.

Among those artists who have vinyl goodies for you this year:

5 Seconds of Summer:  a 12" picture disc of their debut album, featuring a bonus song, "Wrapped Around Your Finger"

Imagine Dragons: 12" picture disc of hit debut album Night Visions, featuring all their hits

Ed Sheeran: 7" vinyl single of "Thinking Out Loud," backed with a live version of "I'm a Mess"

Echosmith: 12" picture disc of "Cool Kids," featuring a previously unreleased remix

Hozier: Into the Woods Somewhere, a 10" vinyl EP featuring four songs that don't appear on his self-titled debut album

Aaliyah: a 12" colored vinyl two-LP version of the late R&B princess' debut album Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, pressed on white vinyl.  Features the hits "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)," as well as a rare international bonus track

Bleachers (Jack Antonoff of fun.'s side project): 12" pink vinyl version of Strange Desire (The Demos), featuring demo versions of six songs from the debut Bleachers album Strange Desire.

Bon Jovi: Live 2, a 10" picture disc featuring live versions of hits like "I'll Be There for You," "Bad Medicine" and "Lay Your Hands on Me"

Frozen: Vinyl picture disc featuring Olaf the Snowman under an umbrella, with the songs "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" and "In Summer"

You can view the entire line up of releases at RecordStoreDay.com. Record Store Day Black Friday happens November 28 at independent record stores nationwide.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks, Metallica and The Ramones.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the band's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.  The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Metallica is issuing the 12-inch "Lords of Summer" single, featuring studio and live versions of the new song's "first pass."

The Ramones' Record Store Day release is a disc named Morrissey Curates The Ramones.  As the title suggests, the album is a compilation featuring songs by the punk pioneers chosen personally by the former Smiths frontman.

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from Bon Jovi, Ronnie James Dio, The Doors, Genesis, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Judas Priest, Joe Satriani and The Velvet Underground.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Roy Orbison.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the Fab Four's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Presley's release is a two-LP, 180-gram vinyl set titled Showroom Internationale that features performances by the late King of Rock 'n' Roll from an August 1970 concert in Las Vegas.  Thirteen of the songs included on the discs are previously unreleased.  The show originally was recorded in conjunction with the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in  a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.   The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Orbison's Record Store Day release is a colored-vinyl version of the late singer's first full-length album, At the Rock House, which was recorded in 1956 but not issued until five years later.  The long-out-of-print collection features such tunes as "Ooby Dooby" and "Devil Doll."

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from Bon Jovi, The Doors, Genesis, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Wham!  In addition, a multicolored, two-LP edition of the American Hustle soundtrack, which features songs by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John and Wings, will be sold.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Aaliyah, Outkast & More Releasing Limited Edition Discs for Record Store Day Black Friday

Image Courtesy Blackground/Jive/BMG RecordsNeed to add new music to your collection? This Friday you can stock up on classic limited edition releases at your local independent record store. This year's Record Store Day "Black Friday" lineup includes a re-released of Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of her debut.

A two-LP vinyl edition of the album will be released, featuring the rare international bonus track "The Thing I Like." The disc, which was written and produced by R. Kelly, spawned the top 10 hits "Back & Forth" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)."

In addition, Legacy Recordings has prepared limited edition Record Store Day releases of Outkast's Player's Ball and Wu-Tang Clan's C.R.E.A.M. You can also score new vinyl singles including Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis" on a seven-inch single and Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" on a 12-inch single.

Record Store Day Black Friday happens November 28 at independent record stores nationwide -- visit RecordStoreDay.com to find out more information.


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Friday
Nov282014

Record Store Day Black Friday Features Special Releases by The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley & Many More

Courtesy Record Store DayThis Friday marks the 2014 edition of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, a time for vinyl lovers to give thanks for their local independent record shops.  Among the many artists that are releasing limited-edition and exclusive LPs, EPs, singles and collections in conjunction with the unofficial holiday are The Beatles, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Kinks and Roy Orbison.

The Beatles' offering is a replica of their 1964 U.K. EP Long Tall Sally, a seven-inch disc with mono sound featuring the Fab Four's rendition of the Little Richard classic and three other tunes.

Young is issuing a limited-edition box set called Official Release Series Discs 5-8 that gathers 180-gram vinyl versions of four of his albums -- 1973's Time Fades Away, 1974's On the Beach, and 1975's Tonight's the Night and Zuma.  The collection originally had been slated for release as part of this past April's Record Store Day initiative, but was postponed.

Presley's release is a two-LP, 180-gram vinyl set titled Showroom Internationale that features performances by the late King of Rock 'n' Roll from an August 1970 concert in Las Vegas.  Thirteen of the songs included on the discs are previously unreleased.  The show originally was recorded in conjunction with the 1970 documentary Elvis: That's the Way It Is.

Bowie's contribution to Record Store Day is a 10-inch single featuring his new song "Sue (or in  a Season of Crime)," which also is included on the influential singer's new compilation, Nothing Has Changed.  The track appears as the A-side of the single, which features another new Bowie song, "Tis a Pity She's a Whore," on its B-side.

Hendrix's Black Friday release is a two-LP set titled Hear My Music that's pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl.   The album offers various unreleased studio recordings the late guitar legend made during 1969.

The Kinks' are issuing an expanded, two-LP, 180-gram vinyl version of their acclaimed 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies.  The first disc features the original album, while the second contains studio outtakes, rarities and recordings the band did for famed BBC deejay John Peel's radio show.

Orbison's Record Store Day release is a colored-vinyl version of the late singer's first full-length album, At the Rock House, which was recorded in 1956 but not issued until five years later.  The long-out-of-print collection features such tunes as "Ooby Dooby" and "Devil Doll."

Also being issued as part of the initiative is a red, 180-gram vinyl version of producer Phil Spector's classic holiday album A Christmas Gift for You.  The record includes memorable renditions of yuletide tunes by Darlene Love, The Ronettes and The Crystals.

Other exclusive vinyl releases that will be available in conjunction with the 2014 Record Store Day "Black Friday" event include discs from The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Iron Butterfly, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Little Richard and Wham.  In addition, a multicolored, two-LP edition of the American Hustle soundtrack, which features songs by America, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Elton John and Wings, will be sold.

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out the complete list of this year's "Black Friday" special releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

John Densmore Says He Hopes Doors' Record Store Day Single Brings Attention to Native American Issues

Rhino/ElektraThe Doors traditionally are among the artists who issue limited-edition vinyl discs as part of Record Store Day's "Black Friday" campaign, and this year is no exception.  The latest offering from the band in conjunction with the initiative not only is a cool collectible but also will raise money for a worthy cause.

It's a 12-inch vinyl split single, with one side featuring "Ghost Song" -- a spoken-word track from the 1978 album American Prayer -- and the other featuring "Drums," a cover of a tune written by late Native American singer/songwriter Peter LaFarge that Doors drummer John Densmore recorded with some other musicians for a 2010 tribute CD.

The special disc was the brainchild of Densmore, who explains to ABC News Radio that sales of the single will benefit the Honor the Treaties organization's efforts to "amplify voices of indigenous communities through art."  He explains that he came up with the idea to put the two songs together because they both featured Native American themes and imagery.  "Ghost Song" is a Jim Morrison poem set to music in which, as Densmore explains, "Jim talks about that incident when he was a kid...he felt like Native American spirits jump[ed] into him when he witnessed a car accident."  As for "Drums," it's a song that LaFarge wrote about his struggle to maintain his pride in his Native American heritage.

In an interesting side note, Densmore's cover of "Drums" also features vocals by late Native American actor Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, who portrayed the shaman in The Doors movie.

Densmore tells ABC News Radio that one of his inspirations for the single was famed graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who is a big supporter of Honor the Treaties and who created the striking cover art for the release.

Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer points out that releasing the single on the day following Thanksgiving seems well timed.

"It's sort of synchronistic," he maintains.  "It's the day after that day we celebrate where, I don't know if we think enough about how the first peoples of this land taught us how to give thanks, and we were not terribly nice to them, ultimately.  And so, I'm very pleased this is being released on Black Friday."

Densmore says that he's "extremely proud" of the "Ghost Song"/"Drums" single and hopes "that it sells well to get some dough, in the form of positive energy, to empower Native American artists and Native advocacy groups, and reach a worldwide audience."

Visit RecordStoreDay.com to check out a complete list of special "Black Friday" releases.


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Friday
Nov282014

Metallica, Green Day, Faith No More, Imagine Dragons & More Releasing Discs for Record Store Day Black Friday

Image Courtesy of RecordStoreDay.comIn addition to waking up obscenely early to get a deal on a new TV, Black Friday also means exclusive and limited edition releases at your local independent record store. This year's Record Store Day "Black Friday" lineup includes new vinyl from Metallica, Green DayFaith No More, Imagine Dragons and many, many more.

Metallica will release the 12-inch "Lords of Summer" single, featuring a studio and live version of the new song's "first pass."

Green Day's contribution is Tune in Tokyo, a 2001 live recording from Japan printed on transparent blue vinyl.

Faith No More will release their first new music in 17 years on Record Store Day "Black Friday," a track entitled "Motherf**ker," in the form of a seven-inch single.

Imagine Dragons' offering will be 12-inch picture disc of their hit debut album, Night Visions.

That's not all, folks -- hard rockers Korn and Mastodon will also be releasing new vinyl on Black Friday, as will current alternative darlings  Hozier, Bleachers and St. Vincent, plus indie-rock mainstays The Flaming Lips and The Decemberists. You can view the entire line up of releases at RecordStoreDay.com.

Record Store Day "Black Friday" will be held on November 28 in independent record stores throughout the country.


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Thursday
Nov272014

New Dad Omarion Talks Thanksgiving Plans

Image Courtesy Matthew Welch/Atlantic RecordsThis year's Thanksgiving will be especially joyous for Omarion. The singer and his girlfriend, Apryl Jones, welcomed a healthy baby boy, named Megaa Omari Grandberry, back in August.

The singer tells ABC News Radio that having a new child to bring to his family celebration is what he's looking forward to the most for turkey day, which he says will have "a lot of calories."

"A lot of food, a lot of love, a lot of just great times and it's so cool just to see my son have an impression on people. He's so very young but, and you know, like my grandma and everybody wanted to see Megaa. Everything is about Megaa. So we gonna make sure that we have a good time," he says.

Omarion adds, "We also talked about doing some trips. So my son will be very cultured and we're going to do a lot of family trips."

The baby is the couple's first child together.


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Thursday
Nov272014

KISS Performing with 600 Cheerleaders Today at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Live Nation EntertainmentHere's one more reason to be thankful on Turkey Day, rock fans: KISS is one of the artists who will be performing at the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The three-hour holiday extravaganza will air live on NBC starting at 9 a.m. ET.

In conjunction with the band's performance, 600 cheerleaders from throughout the U.S. will salute KISS during a medley of the group's classic songs.  More than 3.5 million people are expected to gather along the route of the parade, while an estimated 50 million-plus viewers will be watching on TV nationwide.

KISS is scheduled to make their appearance on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sometime between 11:13 and 11:18 a.m. ET.  This marks the first time ever that the band will play the event.  This year's entertainment lineup also includes Idina Menzel, Nick Jonas, The Madden Brothers, Meghan Trainor and American Authors.


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Thursday
Nov272014

Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Are Already in the Christmas Spirit

Columbia RecordsIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Beyonce, who captured a photo of her daughter Blue Ivy standing in front of a Christmas tree.

In the Instagram photo,  Blue's silhouette is shown as she looks at the decorated tree, which is adorned with white, gold and teal trinkets and embellished elephants.

We kind of sensed Bey was getting the the holiday spirit when she popped out of a cardboard gift box in the newly released video for "7/11." The same tree appears behind Beyonce as she shows off karate moves and models Christmas-themed sweatshirts.

The song appears on platinum box set version of her self-titled album which included a mini calendar and several remixes.

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