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May252017

Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix teases "awesome" 20th anniversary plans for "Infest" 

Jason Squires/Getty ImagesPapa Roach's breakthrough album, Infest, won't celebrate its 20th anniversary until 2020, but frontman Jacoby Shaddix says the band already has a few "awesome" ideas to mark the milestone.

"I can't let the cat out of the bag but it's going to be b****ing," Shaddix tells NME. "We definitely want to celebrate [Infest's 20th anniversary] because it's an iconic album."

"I'm very grateful to have an album like that in our arsenal and the beauty of it is that we're kind of having a full circle moment right now," he continues. "Because there's a lot of young bands coming out citing us as an early influence on them, and now we're sharing the stage with those bands."

Among those young bands are Bring Me the Horizon and Of Mice & Men, according to Shaddix.

"I was talking to [Bring Me the Horizon guitarist] Lee [Malia] and he was like, 'You guys were one of the first shows I've ever been to, you were the first band that I ever crowd-surfed to," says Shaddix. "I'm just like 'That’s awesome!.' To know that our music was part of the fabric of their youth and what got them into rock and metal."

"We're just grateful that we're still here f****** killing it," he continues. "Honestly, it just feels like, 'F***, we've still got more years in us, I'm not done.'"

Papa Roach's new album, Crooked Teeth, is out now.

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Wednesday
May242017

Meghan Trainor surprises Lauren Alaina at her onesie party

ABC RadioMeghan Trainor surprised Lauren Alaina by flying in for her very first #1 party Wednesday afternoon in Nashville. The two co-wrote Lauren’s hit “Road Less Traveled” with Jesse Frasure long ago, even though it just hit the top of the charts in April.

Meghan recalled secretly fan-girling Lauren, sending her mom photos of the American Idol runner-up, since she at the time was still completely unknown. Since then, of course, Meghan broke through with her mega-hit “All About That Bass,” and took home the Best New Artist Grammy.

While this is Lauren’s first chart-topper, it’s Meghan’s second on the country chart, having hit #1 last year with Rascal Flatts’ “I Like the Sound of That.”    

Lauren managed to inject her own quirky sense of humor into the gathering at the Sutler Saloon just off 8th Avenue South in Music City, turning her #1 party into a onesie party. Meghan wore a simple black number, while Lauren sported a custom-made turquoise sequined outfit. Guests were issued their own onesies at the door, in designs ranging from hotdog to astronaut to Frankenstein.

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Wednesday
May242017

Chuck Berry's new single "Lady B. Goode" is a "spiritual sequel" to "Johnny B. Goode"

Credit: Danny ClinchA third single has been released from Chuck Berry's upcoming album Chuck.  Called "Lady B. Goode," which is described as "a spiritual sequel" to the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's signature 1958 song, "Johnny B. Goode."

The tune, which you can listen to at Berry's official VEVO YouTube channel, tells the story of the Johnny character's devoted paramour.

"It was down in Louisiana, right there in New Orleans/ Back there in the '60s was a little teen queen," sings Chuck. "Fell then a lassie in love with a lad/'til it took him to vindicate the feelings she had/ She painted as she promised every prayer she could/'til everybody whispered to her, 'Lady B. Goode.'"

The track is quite the family affair, as it features guitar work from Chuck, his son Charles Berry Jr. and his grandson Chuck Berry III.

As previously reported, Chuck will be released on June 9. Berry died in March at the age of 90.

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Wednesday
May242017

Ice Cube to star in upcoming thriller, "Before I Disappear"

ABC/Randy HolmesIce Cube is headed back to the big screen for a new high-tech thriller.

According to Variety, the rapper-actor is set to star in Before I Disappear, about a secret "high-tech version of the witness protection program, which makes clients 'disappear' by offering them seamless exits into new lives."

Cube's role has yet to be revealed.

This film will be Cube's next major film project after starring in xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Fist Fight earlier this year. 

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Wednesday
May242017

From dreams to reality: Khalid's "Location" goes platinum

ABC RadioKhalid's single "Location," from his hit debut album American Teen, is now officially certified platinum.  

The 19-year-old rising star shared an Instagram picture of his commemorative plaque, and wrote in the caption, "My first platinum single, man I can't even process this right now. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen, love you guys. Dreams are becoming reality."  

Khalid will have plenty of time to celebrate his recent success this summer during his second headlining tour of North America.  

The American Teen tour gets underway July 12 in Portland, OR, and wraps this September.  

Tickets are available to purchase via khalidofficial.com.  

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Wednesday
May242017

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky mourns late husband with open letter: "I know that was not you"

Tara Ziemba/Getty ImagesChris Cornell's widow Vicky Cornell has written an open letter to her late husband, who died last week at age 52.

Addressing the Soundgarden frontman as "my sweet Christopher," she writes, "You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through."

"You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn't be alive if it were not for me," the letter reads. "My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back."

"We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I'm sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night," Vicky continues. "I'm sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace."

Chis and Vicky had two children together: daughter Toni and son Christopher Nicholas. He also had a daughter, Lillian Jean, from a previous marriage.

"I'm broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies," Vicky writes. "I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you."

She concludes, "I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will."

You can read the full letter via Billboard.com.

Cornell's death has been officially ruled a suicide, but Vicky has suggested that prescription anti-anxiety medication may have contributed to his death. A private funeral will be held this Friday in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday
May242017

2 Chainz confirms June release date for "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music" 

Dorothy Hong/Team EpiphanyIt's about time.  

2 Chainz has revealed the release date of his highly-anticipated fourth album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music: June 16.  

The "Good Drank" rapper also released a special album trailer to commemorate the announcement.  

The clip features a scene of Chainz in the studio with Drake -- with the "Once Dance" artist telling Chainz that he's "one of his favorite rappers of all time" -- as well as another scene of Chainz having a conversation with Pharrell Williams and more exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. 

Pretty Girls Like Trap Music will feature 2 Chainz's already-released tracks, "It's a Vibe," featuring Trey SongzTy Dolla Sign and Jhené Aiko and "Good Drank," featuring Migos member Quavo and Gucci Mane.  

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Wednesday
May242017

Watch: Late TLC member Left Eye sends message to T-Boz on "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry"

L-R: Chili and T-Boz of TLC; ABC RadioTonight's episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry shows the 21-year-old clairvoyant making a supernatural connection with late TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

Another TLC member, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, also sits in the room during the haunting moment. 

In a clip of the episode, Tyler Henry asks T-Boz, "There is a reference to South America and South American countries. Do you know if she had visited at any point Central America from your knowledge?"  T-Boz replies, "Honduras."  

Lisa Lopes was killed in a car accident in the Central American country in 2002.  

Tyler also references the accident and says that, according to a message from Lisa, her death could have been avoided if she was in a different country, particularly in the United States. 

To find out what else Tyler reveals to T-Boz, tune in to Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry tonight at 8 p.m. on E!. 

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Wednesday
May242017

311 finds magic in the mountains in "Too Much to Think" video

BMG311 has shared the music video for their new song "Too Much to Think," the lead single from the band's forthcoming new album Mosaic. You can watch the clip now via Billboard.com.

To film the video, 311 trekked out to the Vasquez Rocks park in the Sierra Pelona Mountains outside Los Angeles, a popular filming location that's been used in Austin Powers, Blazing Saddles and Star Trek -- both the TV shows and the movies.

"'Too Much to Think' is a song about the highs and lows of life, and seeking an escape from everyday stresses," says frontman Nick Hexum. "It's such a magical setting and not surprising that they've shot so many iconic movies and TV shows onsite."

Mosaic will be released June 23. 311 will kick off a tour in support of the album on June 22 in Cleveland.

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Wednesday
May242017

Celine Dion urges Vegas audience to send love to the "beautiful souls" of Manchester 

Denise TruscelloCeline Dion was deeply affected by the bombing in Manchester, England Monday night, which left 22 dead, including many young fans attending an Ariana Grande concert.  Last night in Las Vegas, she delayed the start of her show to address the tragedy.

"What happened last night makes no sense whatsoever," an emotional Celine told the audience. "We live in different times and we need to love each other more than ever. We need to support each other more than ever as well."

She continued, "What do you say we show our love to all of those in Manchester tonight?  What do you think about that?"

She then had the house lights at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace turned on and told the audience to stand up and join hands and "show [Manchester] that we care."

"We're filming this and we gonna send it across the ocean to those beautiful souls," she said. "So let's do that."

"You look wonderful," said Celine, her voice breaking. "Thank you."

You can see the video on Celine's official Facebook page: she's standing on stage at the Colosseum and the screen behind her reads, "Manchester, we are with you."

Celine has pronounced herself a huge fan of the spot-on impression that Ariana Grande does of her, which the young pop star has shown off on Saturday Night Live and other TV shows.

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Wednesday
May242017

The Chainsmokers to perform on the 2017 CMT Music Awards

Rory KramerIf you own the Chainsmokers' new album Memories...Do Not Open, you know that one track is a collaboration with superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line called "Last Day Alive." Now, the two acts will perform together for the first time on TV as part of the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

The show, which airs on CMT next month, will also feature a performance by R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire, who'll perform with country group Lady AntebellumKeith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton are also on the bill for the show, with more stars to be announced soon.

The show airs June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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Wednesday
May242017

Round Here Buzz: Eric Church is popping up in East Nashville

ABC/Brett OronzioAs Eric Church rolls into Music City to wrap up his Holdin’ My Own Tour this weekend with two sold-out shows at Bridgestone Arena, he’ll also re-open his popular storefront in East Nashville.

No matter where you live, you can preview the pop-up shop Thursday on Facebook Live starting at 11 a.m. CT. The store at 218 South 11th Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Customers will be able to check out Eric’s signature Gibson Hummingbird Dark guitar and custom Jack Daniels barrels, as well as exclusive merch not available anywhere else.

At this weekend’s shows, Eric will also unveil the new Chattanooga Lucy design in his These Boots by Lucchese line. You’ll be able to take home a pair when the pop-up shop reopens from Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11 during CMA Music Festival.

This is the third year in a row for the “Round Here Buzz” singer’s temporary store. Part of the proceeds go to his Chief Cares charity.

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Wednesday
May242017

Brett Young has one million reasons "In Case You Didn't Know" should be #1

BMLGJust as it’s on the verge of  going #1, Brett Young’s “In Case You Didn’t Know” has been certified platinum.

That not only makes it Brett’s first million-selling single of his career, it’s also the first country release of 2017 to reach that milestone.  If you’re keeping up, that puts Brett’s sales on par with pop hitmakers like Ed SheeranFutureThe Chainsmokers and Katy Perry.

Next month, “In Case You Didn’t Know” vies for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. This Friday, Brett hits the road with Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini on the You Look Good World Tour.

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Wednesday
May242017

Sara Bareilles sweetens "Waitress"โ€™ ticket sales 

Josh LehrerSara Bareilles’ run in the lead role of Waitress has served up a serious bump in ticket sales for the Broadway musical.

According to Deadline, last week the show sold $1.3 million worth of tickets -- almost 30 percent above its gross potential. Gross potential is the maximum amount a show can earn based on ticket prices, seating capacity and the number of performances. So that means the show likely sold a bunch of tickets above full price.

Sara, who received a Tony nomination for composing the musical’s score, took over the lead role of Jenna from Jessie Mueller back in March. She’ll remain in the role through June 11.

Meanwhile, Josh Groban’s Tony-nominated musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 also did well last week, selling $1.2 million in tickets.

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Wednesday
May242017

Plaque commemorating site of George Harrison's former home unveiled by late Beatle's first wife

George Harrison in 1964 (John Hoppy Hopkins/Redferns)A blue plaque honoring the late George Harrison was unveiled on Tuesday on the site of a home in the London suburb of Esher, where the former Beatles guitarist resided from 1964 to 1970.

Get Surrey reports that Harrison's first wife, Pattie Boyd, who lived with George at the bungalow for most of those years, took part in the dedication ceremony.

Boyd moved into the residence, which was known as Kinfauns, in 1965, and she and Harrison hosted their wedding reception there in January 1966. While living at the home, George and Pattie painted psychedelic designs on the outside walls, while some of their famous friends, including Mick Jagger and his former girlfriend Marianne Faithfull, also painted parts of house.

Boyd told Get Surrey that when she returned to the house for the plaque unveiling, she was saddened to discover that "all the beautiful paintings that were done by people like Mick and Marianne, and George and myself, and a lot of our friends have been washed over and demolished."

Most of the home was demolished in 2003 and was replaced by a two-story house.

"As I was driving to come here, suddenly I was overcome with amazing memories of such a happy time," Pattie noted. "I came into the drive and was totally blown away because it's not like the house I remember at all."

After Pattie and George split, she married his best friend Eric Clapton, who'd written "Layla" about her.

In 1968, The Beatles recorded a series of demos at Kinfauns for songs that later appeared on the band's "White Album."

Harrison's plaque, which was organized by the Esher Residents Association, reads: "George Harrison MBE, 1943-2001, Musician, Lead Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer with The Beatles, Lived at Kinfauns on this Site 1964-1970."

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Wednesday
May242017

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood "feeling fine" after lung operation

David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty ImagesRolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood recently underwent a successful operation to treat a small lung lesion.

According to a spokesperson for the 69-year-old musician, the lesion was discovered during a routine medical screening and was treated by a procedure called keyhole surgery.

The rep reports that the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is feeling fine and that no further treatment will be needed, adding that The Stones' upcoming tour won't be affected.

"I'm so grateful for modern screening which picked this up so early, and would like to thank all the doctors who treated me," says Ronnie in a statement. Wood, a longtime smoker, will turn 70 on Thursday, June 1.

The Rolling Stones forthcoming trek, a European outing dubbed the No Filter Tour, kicks off September 9 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Wednesday
May242017

"Pirates of the Caribbean" producer reveals how Paul McCartney snagged his role in the latest film

Courtesy of DisneyPaul McCartney recently confirmed that he'll appear in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film. Now, the movie's producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, has revealed how the former Beatle got the gig.

In an exclusive video interview, Bruckheimer tells Yahoo Movies UK that McCartney signed on after another rock legend bowed out of the project.

"Keith Richards, who was in a couple of previous Pirates movies, was on tour and unavailable," the Hollywood mogul explains.

The Rolling Stones guitarist, who played the father of star Johnny Depp's character Jack Sparrow in the third and fourth Pirates films, was busy with his band's 2015 Zip Code Tour when the new flick was shooting.

Bruckheimer points out that Depp and McCartney are buddies who have "worked together in the past," so Johnny "picked up the phone, called Paul [and] said, 'Paul, you want to be a pirate?,' [and] Paul said, 'Sure I'll be a pirate!'"

According to Yahoo Movies UK, McCartney plays Sparrow's uncle, who also is named Jack, and appears in a humorous scene set in a prison where Depp's character is being led to his execution.

"[McCartney] knew his lines, he was on time. He's just a real gentleman," gushes Bruckheimer. "Wonderful to work with, and came up with some really funny stuff too."

Also in the video interview, Geoffrey Rush, who plays Captain Barbossa, says working with Sir Paul was great, while noting that he appears in "a very nice little scene where [he] has a bit of a sing and has some quite absurdist dialogue."

Javier Bardem, who portrays the vengeful Captain Salazar, adds, "I've seen the movie three times now, and it makes me laugh every time. I think he's so good in it."

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in U.S. theaters Friday, May 26.

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Wednesday
May242017

FGL and The Chainsmokers to heat up the 2017 CMT Awards

CMTCMT is cueing up the superstar pairings for its 2017 awards show.

Florida Georgia Line will team up with pop phenomenon The Chainsmokers at the Wednesday, June 7 event, while Lady Antebellum will collaborate with R&B legends Earth, Wind & FireKeith Urban and Carrie Underwood will take the stage together as well.   

FGL does “Last Day Alive” on The Chainsmokers #1 album, Memories… Do Not Open, while Lady A is planning a decades-spanning performance with their CMT Crossroads co-stars. Keith and Carrie, of course, have a top-15 hit with “The Fighter.”

Blake SheltonBrett EldredgeLuke BryanMiranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett have already locked in their spots on the show that airs live from Nashville’s Music City Center at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7. Nashville’s Charles Esten will host the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

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Wednesday
May242017

Get a look at the next generation of Dan + Shay

ABC/Image Group LA If you've wonderered what Shay Mooney’s baby son looks like these days, all you need to do is check out the proud papa’s socials to find out.

Shay shared a photo of his dark-eyed, well-fed little one with a full head of hair, adding “Happy 4 months Asher James! Me and momma are pretty dang proud.”

Shay and Asher’s mom, former Miss Arkansas USA Hannah Billingsley, have been engaged since last August. He says he expects they’ll marry sometime in the fall, but now they’re more focused on enjoying their time with their son.

On the work front, Dan + Shay’s latest single, “How Not To,” is just one spot away from cracking country’s top five.

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Wednesday
May242017

Yeah Boy, Kelsea Ballerini can make breakfast

ABC/Image Group LA It appears Kelsea Ballerini must have some skills in the kitchen.

“@KelseaBallerini made pancakes this morning,” her fiancé Morgan Evans tweeted, adding “It’s a good Wednesday.”

Morgan, who just signed his own U.S. record deal with Warner Nashville, should likely enjoy Kelsea’s culinary talents while he can. She's about to get significantly busier, as she embarks on the You Look Good World Tour with Lady Antebellum and Brett Young this Friday.

Meanwhile, the Australian singer is in the studio working on his own music, as we wait to see how Kelsea will follow up her top-five single, “Yeah Boy.”

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