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Wednesday
Oct012014

Ariana Grande Partners with Bottled Water Brand WAT-AAH!

Image Courtesy WAT-AAH!Ariana Grande has inked her first big endorsement deal: it's with WAT-AAH!, a bottled water brand aimed at young people.  But she's not just helping to sell the product: she's their business partner as well.

“Living a healthy lifestyle is so important to me, and this is one of the reasons I chose to partner with WAT-AAH!,Ariana says in a statement. “My fans are my everything and, because of this, I could only endorse something I believe in. Also, I love drinking water and I want to inspire my fans to do the same. Now as a partner in the company, I am excited to share WAT-AAH! with everyone!”

As part of the deal, Ariana gets a long-term equity partnership in the company, and will be the face of the brand's new campaign, "OWN YOUR FUTURE," encouraging kids and teens to take charge of their health by hydrating with a beverage that has no sugar or sweeteners.  It's packaged in 100% recycled containers, and comes in still and sparkling varieties, as well as in a range of flavors.

The company's CEO says that Ariana perfectly embodies the "OWN YOUR FUTURE" concept because "she is entirely her own creation. Her determination, creativity, business savvy, and mastery of social media has landed her at the top of her profession inspiring millions of kids and teens worldwide.”


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Rihanna to Present Designer Tom Ford with Award at amfAR Gala 

ABC/Richard HarbaughRihanna has worn the creations of the world's top designers, and now she's going to present one of them with a special award.

E! Online reports that the singer will honor Tom Ford at the The Foundation for AIDS Research's Inspiration Gala, scheduled to take place on October 29 in L.A.  She'll present Ford with amfAR's Award of Inspiration in recognition of the work he's done to combat the AIDS crisis. 

E! quotes Rihanna as saying, "Tom has inspired so many aspects of my art over the years, not to mention his clothes give me a real bad attitude. His commitment to the cause and commitment to amfAR is truly admirable." 

Previous award winners include Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Fergie, and James Franco.

E! reports that Gwyneth Paltrow will host the gala, and Sharon Stone is expected to participate in the night's live charity auction.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Taylor Swift: Guys Don't Realize What's Involved with Dating Me

Mario Testino for British VogueTaylor Swift is probably many a man's dream girlfriend, but the singer says that that's because they're not fully aware of what it's like to be her boyfriend.

Speaking to British Vogue, Taylor says, "I don't think any guy really… They think that they would want to get to know me, and maybe date me, but I don't think they want what comes with it."  And what comes with it?  Basically, pandemonium.

"I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because that's the life she chose," she explains. "I just don't see how it could work, so I don't think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself."

In fact, says Taylor, "Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can't picture how it could work with the way my life is."

Taylor's life right now is all about promoting her upcoming album, 1989, which is her first official pop record.  She tells British Vogue, "With this album I've completely changed the sound of everything I've done until now. So it's interesting to not be afraid of that." 

Noting her decision to label the album as pop, she says, "You know, I don't want to hurt people's feelings, I don't want to betray Nashville, whatever, but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist."

Taylor's full interview with the magazine will be available for download October 3 and on newsstands on Monday.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Bryan Adams Journeys into the Past -- Musically -- with New Album "Tracks of My Years"

Verve RecordsBryan Adams' new album, Tracks of My Years, his first studio effort in six years, is out this week, and it features the Canadian singer/songwriter taking a walk down memory lane to revisit some of the great songs of his youth.  He's also revisiting his youth via the album's seriously embarrassing cover photo, which shows a 16-year-old Adams sporting some unbelievably long, pure 1970s hair.

"My hair is way down past my nipples," he laughs.  "I was really into hard rock back then.  I still am into hard rock, but particularly then, because it was the time, you know.  It was 1975.  I was into Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and a lot of other hard rock, of course, and I looked like one of the roadies that fell off one of the buses, you know?"

While hard rock may be Bryan's preferred music genre from that era, Tracks of My Years mostly features pop and pop-rock hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s.  The concept came from one of the producers, David Foster, and at first, Adams didn't want to do it, because he was afraid he couldn't bring anything new to classics by legends like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys.  But his other producer, Bob Rock, talked him into it.

"He said, 'Look, you got a great opportunity to have a record deal in America again, and why don't you just do it and have some fun?  If it doesn't work out, don't put it out,'" recalls Bryan.  "[And so I said], 'That's a good idea.  So, let's just go have some fun.'  And that's what happened."

Adams and his producers came up with about 40 songs that they then whittled down to the final track listing, which in addition to songs by the Fab Four, Dylan and The Beach Boys, but also The Association, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Manhattans and Chuck Berry

"It was just a sort of process of just elimination, and you could tell almost instantly whether a song was working, within the first verse," Bryan says of the process, which took about three months, spread over two years.  "And generally what I would do was I'd go out and sit on a microphone...with a guitar, and I would just start playing the song and singing it.  And, if within that first few chords it started to sound like something, someone would come...and say, 'OK, that's good.  Let's do this!'"

What he's ended up with, Adams says, is an album that isn't actually made up of songs that he was personally connected to.  Instead, it features tunes that mimic the genre-blurring that he experienced growing up listening to AM radio, where anything that was a hit was played, no matter what type of music it was.

"AM radio was kind of king," he tells ABC News Radio.  "And I used to have a little transistor radio, which was kind of my escape [from] the world.  I would wait in anticipation for what the next song was gonna be on the radio.  It was really exciting.  So, doing this record, I kind of kept thinking about, 'It's OK to do a variety of different things here,' because even if these songs weren't songs that I were necessarily inspired by, they were around at the time when I decided music was what I wanted to do, and it's what AM radio was doing at the time too."

Along with the cover versions, Tracks of My Years features one original new song, called "She Knows Me," which is the album's first single.  Why put a brand-new song in among the oldies?   Adams says, candidly, "Because, according to my manager and according to the record company, it's very difficult to get cover songs played.  So, better to give an original song to kick off the record.  And I'm quite happy with that."

Bryan, who'll release a 30th anniversary edition of his breakthrough album, Reckless, later this year, says he's just hoping he doesn't catch too much flak for Tracks of My Years.

"I hope that I've done justice to the tracks, because it was a leap of faith to put myself in this position, 'cause I know I'm opening myself up to rocket fire," he jokes.  "So, you know, I'm trying to keep my head down!"


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel Headlining This Year's CMA Country Christmas Special

Image Courtesy CMACarrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, and Dan + Shay are all on the bill for this year's CMA Country Christmas special taping November 7 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Jennifer Nettles returns as host of the two-hour program, airing this holiday season on ABC.

Broadway and film star Idina Menzel will also appear on the CMA Country Christmas special, along with LeAnn Rimes and gospel star Michael W. Smith. Tickets for the show are now on sale at CMAChristmas.com.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Bush Debuts Video for "The Only Way Out"

Image Courtesy of Joseph LlanesThe video for Bush's single, "The Only Way Out," premiered today online via Vevo. Directed by Jesse Davey, it features frontman Gavin Rossdale running through explosions while carrying a television showing him singing the lyrics.

"The Only Way Out" is a single off of Bush's upcoming album, Man on the Run. Other singles from the new record include its title track, and "Loneliness Is a Killer," which will premiere Monday, October 6, on Elle.com.

Man on the Run will drop later this month, on October 21. A week prior to the album's release, Rossdale will appear as a guest mentor on The Voice alongside wife Gwen Stefani, on October 13.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Are "Cheek to Cheek" Atop the Chart 

Streamline/Interscope/ColumbiaIf you're one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, recording an album of jazz standards with an 88-year-old is probably one of the biggest artistic risks you can take.  But in this case, that risk has paid off in spades for Lady Gaga.

Cheek to Cheek, Gaga's duets album with singing great Tony Bennett, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart.  It's her second #1 in less than a year; her most recent solo release, ARTPOP, also topped the chart last November.  As for Bennett, he's now the oldest living act to earn a #1 album, beating a record that he set back in 2011, when he topped the charts with his star-studded disc Duets II.  Gaga also appeared on that record, singing with Bennett on "The Lady Is a Tramp."

"I'm so proud to have the #1 album in the country, with the greatest guy I know," Gaga tweeted, adding on Instagram, "So happy today, it's like dream. Somebody pinch me, but don't wake me. Heaven, I'm in heaven." Those last words, of course, echo the opening lines of the song "Cheek to Cheek."

Country star Kenny Chesney's latest album, The Big Revival, arrives at #2, while last week's #1, Barbra Streisand's Partners, slips to #3.

Jennifer Hudson's new album JHud enters at #10.  It's her third top-10 release, making her three for three as far as top-10 albums go.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Eddie Vedder Releases "Imagine" Cover

Image Courtesy of Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSEddie Vedder has officially released his cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" via iTunes. The live recording is a stripped-down version of the song, featuring only Vedder's vocals and an acoustic guitar -- as well as the united voice of the crowd.

Vedder's cover was recorded during his July 18 solo show in Meco, Portugal, marking the first time the outspoken anti-war Pearl Jam frontman has performed a rendition of Lennon's legendary anti-war song.

“I think it is the most powerful song ever written,” Vedder said of "Imagine" prior to his performance, according to Consequence of Sound. “Which is why I have never played it."

Proceeds from iTunes sales will go to Heartbeat.fm, an organization that helps to unite Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Colbie Caillat Books TV Appearances in Support of "Gypsy Heart"

Kurt IswarienkoColbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart is in stores now, and soon she'll be all over your TV -- and in a theater near you.

Colbie will perform on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, and on Monday, she'll be on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.  On October 10, she'll appear on The Meredith Vieira Show.

Colbie's also got a new song called "In Love Again" that will be featured in a key scene of The Best of Me, the upcoming movie based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.  That film is in theaters October 17th; the soundtrack is out October 7.

Meanwhile, Colbie's song and video for "Try" continue to grow in popularity: the video, featuring Colbie and other women going without makeup, has racked up 25 million views.  According to her record company, the song was recently praised by no less a songwriting legend than Carole King, who called it "not only melodic and moving...[but] sociologically important.”


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Stream Tinashe's "Aquarius" Ahead of Official Release

Image Courtesy Gomillion & LeupoldTinashe is giving fans a chance to stream her upcoming debut album, Aquarius, ahead of its official release.

The singer has exclusively teamed with Dazed & Confused to allow her loyal following to listen to her 18-track effort in its entirety, which includes her DJ Mustard-produced hit "2 On" with ScHoolboy Q as well as her latest single "Pretend" featuring A$AP Rocky. The set also boasts contributions from noted producers like Detail, Boi-1da, Mike WiLL Made-It, Jasper and Stargate.

Aquarius is my official album introduction to the world and represents a new season of music and art,” said Tinashe in a statement. “I cannot wait to finally share with the world what I have been working so hard on for the past few years. This is just the beginning.”

Aquarius will be released on October 7.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Blake Shelton Explains Why He Plants 10 Acres of Watermelon Every Year

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton plants about 10 acres of watermelon on his Oklahoma property every year, but you won't find him eating any of them. In fact, Blake hates watermelon.

He tells People, "I don't know why I do it. It's random and it's weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn't even really care for them that much."

If Blake's step-dad wants any watermelon, he'll have to be quick about harvesting them.

Says Blake, "Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast."

On the music front, Blake's new album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, is out this week featuring his latest hit, "Neon Light."


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Country Star Trivia 

Comstock/ThinkstockThe Swon Brothers were on which coach's team when they competed on The Voice during the fourth season? ANSWER:  Blake Shelton.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Annie Lennox Says Touring's for Men, Not Women; Calls Beyonce "Feminism Lite" 

Credit: Mike OwenAnnie Lennox considers herself a feminist, and is a staunch advocate for women's rights, but she admits that men and women aren't equal when it comes to one particular aspect of a musician's job: touring.

Speaking to Billboard, Lennox says, "I'm not being sexist when I say this, but it suits the man's life more.  When you're a woman and want to have a family...I never liked being away from my kids.  I don't think it's healthy.  I don't think I can hack that way of life like I used to."

A comment like that, however, doesn't mean that the former Eurythmics fronwoman can't criticize other female artists for not truly understanding what it means to be a feminist.  Speaking to the website PrideSource, she dismisses Beyonce's claim to feminism -- the pop/R&B superstar performed at the MTV VMAs in front of a huge screen that read "FEMINIST," after all -- as "feminist lite."

"I'm sorry.  It's tokenistic to me," Lennox explains.  "I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist -- I just love her performances -- but I'd like to sit down [with her].  I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them.  I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think.  I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism."

Annie adds, "I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it.  Of course I do.  I think it's a cheap shot."

Lennox's new album Nostalgia arrived in stores on vinyl on Tuesday and will be released in all other formats on October 21.  Asked if this truly will be her final album, as she's hinted, Annie tells PrideSource she's not sure, but there certainly doesn't seem to be much place in our culture for a female pop singer who's nearly sixty.

"I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting -- women, especially -- when they reach my age," she explains.  "We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style."

She adds, "I just find that so shallow.  Because it's a shallow place, it's one of the reasons the music industry and the music scene is really not truly for me and never really has been."


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Wednesday
Oct012014

U2's "The Unforgettable Fire" Turns 30 Today

Image Courtesy of Island/Universal MusicOn October 1, 1984 -- 30 years ago today -- U2 released their fourth album, The Unforgettable Fire. The record was a huge commercial hit and would go on to receive triple platinum certification and peak at 12 on the Billboard 200.

In recording a follow-up to 1983's much more rock-oriented War, U2 wanted to take an artier approach with The Unforgettable Fire.

"We knew the world was ready to receive the heirs to The Who. All we had to do was to keep doing what we were doing and we would become the biggest band since Led Zeppelin, without a doubt. But something just didn't feel right," wrote Bono in the band's 2005 autobiography U2 By U2. "We felt we had more dimension than just the next big anything, we had something unique to offer. The innovation was what would suffer if we went down the standard rock route. We were looking for another feeling."

In order to access that feeling, the band enlisted the help of producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, the latter of whom was known for his innovative ambient sound. Both would also return to produce U2's next album, 1987's legendary The Joshua Tree.

The lead single from The Unforgettable Fire was "Pride (in the Name of Love)," which was a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. "Pride" was a massive hit, and it became the first U2 song to breach the top 40 of the Billboard 200. Today, the song remains a fan favorite and one of the band's most successful singles.

U2 most recently released Songs of Innocence, which has quickly become infamous for automatically appearing for free in every iTunes account last month. The physical album will be released on CD and vinyl with updated cover art on October 13.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Metallica's Lars Ulrich Says Oasis Changed His Life

Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinOn the surface, Metallica and Oasis don't appear to have a lot in common.  But as Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich writes in an essay for U.K. newspaper The Guardian, the British band has provided him with more than 20 years of musical inspiration.

"Oasis has been the soundtrack to my life for the last 20 years on this wonderful planet," writes Ulrich.  "I have stories and pictures in my mind that go along with everything, from the first time I heard particular songs and read certain articles, to hearing about the band's shenanigans and festivities."

Ulrich first discovered Oasis in 1994 while looking through a magazine called Select.  He was struck especially by guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher's off-color commentary on the music industry.

"It reeked of attitude and not giving a f**k, which at the time -- at the height of the shoegazing-I-can't-handle-being-a-rockstar attitudes that were becoming mainstream -- was very refreshing," Ulrich explains.

Oasis would go on to become a very polarizing band, but the fact that everyone in England had an opinion about them made Ulrich respect the Gallagher brothers' group even more.

"Everybody knew Oasis, and in some way were impacted by them.  And if they didn't love them, it was often the polarizing opposite," says Ulrich.  "But most importantly, nobody didn't care.  Everyone had an opinion.  Everybody had a thought.  Nobody ignored them.  No one."


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Ranked Among Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014

Danny ClinchIf you search the name Bruce Springsteen online, there’s a 18.82 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.

The Boss is ranked fifth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.

Voice coach and country singer Blake Shelton is ranked sixth, and Jon Bon Jovi is ranked eighth. Paul McCartney is 29th on the list.

"Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis.

"Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.

Here's McAfee's top-10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:

1. Jimmy Kimmel -- 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
2. Armin van Buuren -- 19.33%
3. Ciara -- 19.31%
4. Flo Rida -- 18.89%
5. Bruce Springsteen -- 18.82%
6. Blake Shelton -- 18.47%
7. Britney Spears -- 18.19%
8. Jon Bon Jovi -- 17.64%
9. Chelsea Handler -- 17.22%
10. Christina Aguilera -- 16.67%


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Blake Shelton Is No. 6 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

Warner Bros. RecordsIf you search the name Blake Shelton online, there’s a 18.47 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.

The singer and coach on The Voice is ranked sixth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.

Carrie Underwood made the top 50.  She's ranked No. 47.

"Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis.

"Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.

Here's McAfee's top 10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:

1. Jimmy Kimmel -- 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
2. Armin van Buuren -- 19.33%
3. Ciara -- 19.31%
4. Flo Rida -- 18.89%
5. Bruce Springsteen -- 18.82%
6. Blake Shelton -- 18.47%
7. Britney Spears -- 18.19%
8. Jon Bon Jovi -- 17.64%
9. Chelsea Handler -- 17.22%
10. Christina Aguilera -- 16.67%


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Britney Spears Is No. 7 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

Denise TruscelloIf you search the name Britney Spears online, there’s a 18.19 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That's according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.

Britney is ranked seventh on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.

The DJ Armin van Buuren is number two on the list.  Ciara is third.

Voice coach Blake Shelton is ranked sixth and Jon Bon Jovi has the eighth spot.

Christina Aguilera rounds out the top ten.  There’s a 16.67 percent chance of clicking on a malicious website if you search her name.

"Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy," said McAfee's Gary Davis.

"Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data," Davis added.

Other artists in McAfee’s top 50 include Jason Derulo (No. 24), Carrie Underwood (No. 47),  Iggy Azalea (No. 20), Flo Rida (No. 4), 50 Cent (No. 13), Jay Z (No. 26), Chris Brown (No. 28), Paul McCartney (No.29), Jennifer Lopez (No. 31), Pitbull (No. 34), Jessie J (No. 44), Rihanna (No. 45), Justin Timberlake (No. 46), and Pharrell Williams (No. 49).

Here's McAfee's top-10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:

1. Jimmy Kimmel -- 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
2. Armin van Buuren -- 19.33%
3. Ciara -- 19.31%
4. Flo Rida -- 18.89%
5. Bruce Springsteen -- 18.82%
6. Blake Shelton -- 18.47%
7. Britney Spears -- 18.19%
8. Jon Bon Jovi -- 17.64%
9. Chelsea Handler -- 17.22%
10. Christina Aguilera -- 16.67%


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Family of AC/DC's Malcolm Young Confirms He's Suffering from Dementia

Columbia RecordsThe family of AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed a report that he's suffering from dementia.

In a statement obtained by People magazine, Young's family said, "Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy."

Last week, AC/DC announced that Young would not return to the legendary Australian rock group. The Sydney Morning Herald subsequently reported Young had been moved into a full-time nursing facility in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for treatment of symptoms that include significant short-term memory loss.

AC/DC will release a new album, Rock or Bust, on December 2, with Young's nephew, Stevie Young, filling in for him. The band is expected to launch a world tour in 2015.


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Wednesday
Oct012014

Ciara Gets Hug from Thong-Wearing Prankster During Paris Fashion Week Event

Epic RecordsCiara is the latest target of Ukrainian media personality Vitalii Sediuk, the prankster who has had red carpet encounters with Kim Kardashian, Brad Pitt, America Ferrara, Will Smith, Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio.

According to E! Online the 28-year-old singer was posing for photographers at a Paris Fashion Week event Tuesday when Sediuk approached, stripped down to a black thong and a gold sequined top and proceeded to hug her.

A source tells E! Ciara is "doing fine," in the wake of the encounter, adding, "she was a little thrown off when that game came charging at her. It all happened so fast."

The insider adds that Ciara thought Sediuk "was so creepy in that thong."

At a Paris fashion event last Thursday, Sediuk grabbed Kardashian's legs and tried to tackle her as she exited a car.

E! reports he made another, less successful, attempt to approach Kardashian Monday at Paris' Hotel Costes.  The report says Kardashian's security team spotted Sediuk and made sure he stayed far away from the reality star.


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