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Tuesday
Nov102015

Mary J. Blige Reveals Broadway Aspirations to Share Her Life Story 

Image Courtesy Peter Kramer/NBCMary J. Blige has always been candid in her music about her ups and downs, and now the singer is ready to bring her story to life on a Broadway stage.

"I definitely want to see the Mary J. Blige story -- or just one of the album cycles -- on Broadway," Blige tells Playbill.

Mary would have plenty of material to pick from if her show comes to fruition -- she's battled drug and alcohol addictions, escaped abusive relationships and even dropped out of high school at 17 years old. "To just have one of those albums, turns or times on Broadway would be crazy," she adds.

Blige believes she has an inspiring story to tell.  "My life is an inspiration because from one day to the next, you don't know what's going to happen, so I'm just happy that I'm here right now!" she shares. "I'm telling the story, and I'm living my life, and I'm excited when I wake up in the morning to see what's going to happen today. And, I look forward to something great happening."

In the meantime, we will soon see Mary starring as as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, in NBC’s The Wiz! Live, airing Thursday, December 3.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Prince Announces European Solo Tour

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Prince has announced plans to embark on a solo acoustic European tour, officially dubbed the Piano and a Microphone Tour.

The Guardian reports Prince is scheduled to kick off her trek in Vienna on November 21. The legendary singer will play four shows, including a planned appearance at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. The full list of dates has yet to be announced.

During a press conference in Minneapolis this past weekend, the singer explained he's hitting the road without a band because he “rarely gets bad reviews.”  Fans can expect a guitar-free show that will feel “more naked, more pure.”

It won't be the first time Prince has planned an unexpected outing -- the singer recently finished his Hit and Run tour, where he played small venues without advanced promotion in early 2014.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Lamb of God Plots Winter Tour with Anthrax 

Credits: Travis Shinn; Jimmy HubbardLamb of God will hit the road with Anthrax next year on a joint North American tour. The trek will kick off January 15 in Pittsburgh and will wrap up February 12 in Los Angeles. Visit Lamb-of-God.com for all ticket info.

Lamb of God will be touring in support of their latest album, VII: Sturm und Drang, while Anthrax will be previewing their forthcoming record, For All Kings, which will be released on February 26.

In much less happy Lamb of God news, frontman Randy Blythe was attacked by a group of teenagers while the band was in Dublin, Ireland. He writes on his Instagram that he was surrounded and struck on the head from behind before a cab driver started honking at the attackers, causing them to disperse. While he sustained injuries to his head and elbow, Blythe writes that "I'm fine."

"Dublin -- I still love you, I'm NOT afraid to come here, it's a lovely city," he continues. "BUT...please neuter & spay your feral children, because next time they might club someone whose head isn't as hard as mine & kill them."

Here are the dates for Lamb of God's tour with Anthrax:

1/15 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE (Indoor)
1/16 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
1/17 -- Silver Spring, MD, The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/19 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
1/22 -- Norfolk, VA, Constant Convocation Center
1/23 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
1/24 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale
1/28 -- Detroit, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/29 -- Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/30 -- Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
1/31 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Orbit Room
2/2 -- Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
2/4 -- Houston, TX, Revention Music Center
2/5 -- Dallas, TX, Bomb Factory
2/6 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Pavilion
2/8 -- Austin, TX, ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/9 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Diamond Ballroom
2/11 -- Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
2/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium

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Tuesday
Nov102015

The Cure Reveals Details of 2016 North American Tour 

Credit: Andy VellaLast month, The Cure shared plans for their first full-scale North American tour since 2008, but only announced dates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. Now, the band has revealed a complete itinerary for the tour, though some of the venues have yet to be announced. The Cure's 2016 tour is now scheduled to begin May 11 in New Orleans and will conclude June 26 in Miami. Visit TheCure.com for all ticket info.

According to their website, the tour will "explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favorites and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production that promises to be the 'must see' show of the year!"

Here are The Cure's 2016 tour dates:

5/11 -- New Orleans, LA, TBA  
5/13 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center  
5/14 -- Houston, TX, TBA  
5/15 -- Dallas, TX, TBA  
5/17 -- El Paso, TX, Don Haskins Center  
5/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan  
5/20 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheater  
5/22 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl  
5/23 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl  
5/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl  
5/26 -- Mountain View, CA, Shorline Amphitheatre  
5/31 -- Vancouver, BC, Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park  
6/3 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Maverik Center  
6/5 -- Denver, CO, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre  
6/8 -- Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre  
6/10 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion  
6/11 -- Chicago, IL, UIC Pavilion  
6/12 -- Toronto, ON, TBA  
6/13 -- Toronto, ON, TBA  
6/14 -- Montreal, QC, Bell Centre  
6/16 -- Boston, MA, TBA  
6/18 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden  
6/19 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden  
6/20 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden  
6/22 -- Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion  
6/24 -- Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheater Lakewood  
6/26 -- Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater

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Tuesday
Nov102015

The Who to Kick Off 2016 Tour with One-Off London Concert in February

Image Courtesy of The WhoThe Who has announced that it will begin its 2016 tour schedule with a one-off concert on February 13 at London's SSE Arena, Wembley -- a.k.a. the Wembley Arena.  The show will precede the British rock legends' previously announced North American tour leg, which originally had been slated to take place this fall but was postponed to allow singer Roger Daltrey time to recover from a bout of viral meningitis.

"Who'd have thought that 50 years on from first playing at Wembley Arena with The Beatles and many of the top groups of that time, The Who would once again play at this legendary venue," Daltrey says in a statement.  "It's great to be feeling much better after my illness.  I'll be fighting fit by then and I can't wait to get back to work."

Tickets for the Wembley Arena concert go on sale to the general public on November 20 at 9 a.m. local time.  Pre-sale tickets will be available starting at 9 a.m. U.K. time on Thursday, November 12, for Who fan-club members at The Who.com and SSE customers at SSEReward.com.

The show will be the band's first gig since a July 28 headlining performance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival.  That show came two days after The Who played a sold-out performance at London's Hyde Park that was recorded for the group's new concert film, The Who: Live in Hyde Park, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 20.

The 2016 North American leg of The Who Hits 50! Tour kicks off on February 27 in Detroit, and is plotted out through a May 29 show in Las Vegas.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Celine Dion, Harry Connick, Jr. and Lady Gaga Join Lineup for "Sinatra 100 -- An All-Star Grammy Concert" 

Courtesy CBSSome additional performers have been added to the lineup for Sinatra 100 -- An All-Star Grammy Concert. Celine Dion, Harry Connick, Jr. and Lady Gaga will take the stage to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birth.

They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, John Legend, Usher, Tony Bennett and country singers Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks. The concert will be recorded December 2 at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theatre. The two-hour show will air a few days later on CBS.

All the stars will be performing songs and arrangements made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes. The production also will feature rare archival footage narrated by Sinatra himself. Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, and died in May 1998.

Sinatra 100 -- An All-Star Grammy Concert airs Sunday, December 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. This special is not to be confused with the recently announced SINATRA: Voice for a Century concert, which will feature performances by Christina Aguilera and Sting, and air on PBS December 18.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Ed Sheeran Quits Smoking After 10 Years; Continues to Defend Lion Tattoo

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCEd Sheeran has some vacation time coming up, but here’s one way he’s not going to spend his time off: smoking. On Tuesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the singer says he finally kicked his smoking habit after 10 years.

"I started smoking when I was younger and I’d always say, ‘Oh, I’m gonna quit, I’m gonna quit,’" he says. "And then I’d always be like, ‘Oh I haven’t been smoking for that long. It’s been like four years, that's normal.’ So then when it got to 10 years I was like, I’m probably getting to the point of no return here.”

He says he went cold turkey and has been cigarette-free for about a week-and-a-half now. He feels confident he’s stopped for good, especially since he’s saying goodbye to his old routine for a while.

“The reason I smoked so much is it was like a routine,” he says. “Like, do a soundcheck, have a cigarette; do a gig, have a cigarette; have food, have a cigarette. And now I’m not really gonna be touring for a while or working so I don’t need to.”

Even when he’s taking a break, he’ll always have reminders of the banner year he’s had -- namely in the form of a giant lion tattoo he had inked on his chest to commemorate his three sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium.

“A lot of people had a go at me for this. They were like, that seems like quite a stupid tattoo,” he says. “But I played the biggest venue you could play in England and sold out for three nights, which was Wembley Stadium, and England’s national emblem is a lion.”

He adds, “All my tattoos are things I’ve done in my career and they’re all leading to the middle bit, which is the lion and that’s the stadium. I feel like this is every part of my career put into one and I think it looks cool. I don’t really care if anyone else does. “

And speaking of Wembley, Ed is releasing X -- Wembley Edition this Friday. It’s a new CD/DVD combo including a deluxe version of his 2014 X [Multiply] album and a DVD of his Wembley concert film, Jumpers for Goalposts.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Fifth Harmony Receiving Group of the Year Award at "Billboard's" Women in Music Event

Epic RecordsFifth Harmony will be receiving the Group of the Year award at Billboard’s 10th annual Women in Music event next month. The ladies also will be performing at the ceremony, set to take place on December 11 in New York.

"Fifth Harmony defines the consummate group dynamic: five women with a strong, united voice and a commitment to celebrating female empowerment," says Janice Min, the co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which oversees Billboard.

She cites their ability to make chart-topping music and use their platform to promote self-esteem as some of the reasons why they were chosen as Group of the Year.  

Fifth Harmony joins Demi Lovato, who’s receiving the Rulebreaker award; Selena Gomez, who’s being honored with the Chart Topper award; and Lady Gaga, who’ll accept the Woman of the Year award.

The ceremony will air December 18 on Lifetime.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Justin Bieber Hosting Album Release Event in L.A. on Friday

Peter YangIf you’ve ever wanted an intimate night with Justin Bieber, now's your chance. On his album release date Friday, Justin will be hosting "An Evening with Justin Bieber" at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The event will include the premiere of his 45-minute dance film, Purpose: The Movement. He’ll also bring out special guests and participate in a live Q&A session.

You can purchase tickets for the evening starting today. A $22 ticket includes admission plus a copy of his new album, Purpose. There’s also an event-only ticket that can be purchased for $18.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Loretta Lynn Comes "Full Circle" with First New Recording in More than a Decade

Legacy RecordingsIn March, Loretta Lynn returns with her first new studio album since her 2004 Grammy-winning collaboration with Jack WhiteFull Circle was produced by one of her twin daughters, Patsy Lynn Russell, and John Carter Cash, the only son of Johnny and June Carter Cash. It was recorded outside Nashville at Cash Cabin, the studio where the Man in Black completed his final masters.

The 13 tracks trace Loretta’s musical beginnings singing folk tunes to the first song she ever wrote, “Whispering Sea,” to hits like “Fist City.” It also includes cameos by Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello.

The new project comes out March 4, the same day PBS premieres a new two-hour episode of American Masters focusing on the 83-year-old superstar, called Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl.

Here’s the track listing for Full Circle:

 “Whispering Sea”
“Secret Love”
“Who’s Gonna Miss Me?”
“Black Jack David”
“Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”
“Always on My Mind”
“Wine into Water”
“In the Pines”
“Band of Gold”
“Fist City”
“I Never Will Marry”
“Everything It Takes” (featuring Elvis Costello)
“Lay Me Down” (featuring Willie Nelson)

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Erykah Badu Releases New Song, "Phone Down"

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After hosting the Soul Train Awards, Erykah Badu continues to churn out new material from her upcoming mixtape, But You Cain’t Use My Phone. The singer has debuted another song called "Phone Down," which seemingly plays on her recent remix to Drake’s "Hotline Bling."

The track, posted on SoundCloud, finds Badu declaring that she has the sexual prowess to make her man forget about his cell phone.

“PHONE DOWN…official leak this ones for Aubrey… from forthcoming MIXTAPE : BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE,” she wrote on Twitter.

The singer also announced that fans can expect her mixtape, But You Cain’t Use My Phone, to arrive on Thanksgiving weekend, just days before the Soul Train Awards airs on November 29 at 8 p.m ET.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Chris Brown Wants You to Wake Him Up on New Single, Delays "Royalty" Album

Courtesy Eliot Lee Hazel / RCA RecordsChris Brown has released a up-tempo tune called “Before You Go (Wake Me Up),” the newest single from his upcoming album, Royalty.

The synth-heavy dance tune finds Brown requesting more quality time with a lucky lady.  "Even though I’m a man, girl, you’re making me feel like a baby / I just want to lay in your arms, take advantage of the moment," he sings.

Brown revealed on Instagram that the song is available for purchase now on iTunes, likely to tide over fans since his long-awaited album, Royalty, has been delayed to December 18, according to Amazon. The album was originally slated to arrive November 27.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Katy Perry Models H&M's Holiday Collection in Festive New Ad Campaign

Courtesy of H&MKaty Perry’s H&M holiday campaign has arrived. The clothing brand has unveiled the first images from the singer’s print ads, in which she models festive pieces from the H&M Holiday collection.

In one of the photos, she poses with a life-size nutcracker and sports a grey “Elfie Selfie” sweater and black mini-skirt. In another, she displays an oversized Christmas ornament while wearing a sexy red wrap dress and strappy sandals.

She’ll also be starring in a commercial that will air in movie theaters, on TV and online. The ad will feature “Every Day Is a Holiday,” a new song written by Katy specifically for the campaign. The full-length commercial will debut on November 23 at HM.com/Life.

“I had such a festive time shooting this larger-than-life holiday commercial with [director] Jonas Åkerlund, and all of the fun clothes, especially my favorite, the Elfie Selfie sweater,” Katy says in a statement. “H&M has been a part of the evolution of my personal style since I was 13, when I would start to incorporate fun, affordable H&M pieces into my vintage wardrobe. I can’t wait for you to give your wardrobe some sparkle with this magical holiday collection.”

H&M’s Holiday collection will be available in H&M stores worldwide starting mid-November.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Famed New Orleans Singer/Songwriter/Producer Allen Toussaint Dead at 77

© Glade Bilby IIAllen Toussaint, the influential R&B musician who long served as a musical ambassador for his native New Orleans, died in Madrid from an apparent heart attack after playing a concert on Monday night in the Spanish capital.  He was 77.  The New York Times reports that Toussaint's daughter Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux confirmed his passing.

According to Spain's El Mundo, Toussaint went into cardiac arrest at his hotel but was revived by paramedics.  However, he apparently suffered another attack on the way to the hospital and died by the time he arrived there.

Toussaint, a self-taught piano player, began his music career as a teenager during the 1950s, and released his first album -- a collection of instrumentals -- in 1958 under the moniker Tousan.  In the early 1960s, he started working as a producer and songwriter for the Minit and Instant record label, working on recordings by such artists as Art Neville, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas and Ernie K-Doe.

Among Toussaint's best-known 1960s compositions are "A Certain Girl," "Fortune Teller," "Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette)" and "Workin' in the Coal Mine."  In the mid-1960s, Allen opened Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans, a facility where Paul McCartney and Paul Simon later would record.  During the 1970s, Toussaint wrote tunes for a wide variety of artists and also relaunched his solo career.  His song "Southern Nights" was covered by Glen Campbell in 1977 and wound up topping the Billboard Hot 100.

Allen continued to record and perform until his death.  Among his recent projects was 2006's The River in Reverse, a collaborative album with Elvis Costello that celebrated the music of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Toussaint was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and also is a Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame inductee.  In addition, Allen was awarded a National Medal of the Arts by President Obama in 2013.

Toussaint had been scheduled to perform alongside Paul Simon at a December 8 benefit show for the New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness organization, which Allen founded.

The Rolling Stones paid tribute to Allen on their Twitter feed by linking to YouTube videos of the band's cover versions of two of his songs -- "Fortune Teller" and "Pain in My Heart."  You also can check out fan-filmed video from Toussaint last concert online at YouTube.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Hunter Hayes Traces the Evolution of 7 Songs Over 3 Discs in "The 21 Project"

Ray Burmiston/Warner Music NashvilleIn the beginning, Hunter Hayes released the seven songs on The 21 Project digitally, unveiling one every two weeks this summer. But when it came time to put together a physical CD for stores, he knew he was restless to do more. 

“I wanted something bigger and more celebratory than an EP. So I said, 'Let's find a way to do different versions of all the songs. Let's let this record be 3 records. Let's let it be a live record.' 'Cause I got real excited about the thought about doing a live record or let's let it be an acoustic record, cause I love the thought of going in with a band and just like figuring it out. We all got on non-primary instruments and forced ourselves to be creative, and I love that so much.”

That’s where the idea was born to release a 3-disc set that would trace the songs on their journey from their acoustic births to studio versions to the live incarnations Hunter would play on tour.

“There's very little editing going on at all, over all the acoustic stuff. All the acoustic stuff was rehearsed and then performed all together in a room, which was new for me and kind of uncomfortable, but I liked it. So there's things like that that kinda came through that I really like,” he says.

Hunter says he’s been energized by the fact that the songs have kept evolving even after The 21 Project was finished.

“There's parts of the acoustic versions that we've now translated with the studio version to make our new live versions for the 21 Tour. So there's this continuous, absolutely ridiculous circle that's going on and I love it.”

One of the tracks is a collaboration with Lady Antebellum that came together on the road.

“We tried to write a couple things, but 'Where It All Begins' was what we all kinda really resonated with, so that happened quickly, which is the story a lot of times I feel like,” he observes. “You try to write something else and the one you end up writing in like an hour is the one that you end up wanting to play and wanting to sing.”

“I love them dearly, absolutely love them,” he goes on. “They're great people. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to be on the road with them. It felt like a collaborative tour, not like, ‘Okay you're the opener, go finish your show and get off the stage.' It felt very collaborative and I'm so appreciative of that. I wish I could put that into words. It meant a lot to me.” 

This Saturday, Hunter takes the 21 Tour to the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The 21 Project, which includes his current hit, "21," is in stores now.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Sam Moore Plots 80th Birthday Benefit Bash

Rick Diamond/Getty Images For Webster PRSam Moore will celebrate his 80th birthday in style on November 21. The legendary soul singer, half of the classic soul duo Sam & Dave, is staging a benefit concert called "Salute the Soul Man" that evening at the Fillmore Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami. Moore will perform at the event alongside Sting, Don Henley, Randy Jackson and other artists. Proceeds from the evening will go to his non-profit Soul, Arts & Music Foundation, or the SAM, for short.

In addition to scoring hits like "Soul Man" and "I Thank You" as one half of Sam & Dave, Moore has enjoyed a successful solo career and collaborated not only with Henley and Sting but also with Aretha Franklin, Billy Gibbons, Billy Preston, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Wynonna Judd, Pink Floyd and others. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and performed for all five living American presidents as well as the Queen of England.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Yoko Ono and Others Contribute to New Album by John Malkovich

Image Courtesy of Tom HallerYoko Ono and Sean Lennon appear on one track of Like a Puppet Show, the forthcoming album by actor-director John Malkovich and composer Eric Alexandrakis. The album -- which will arrive November 27, on Record Store Day -- finds Malkovich reading various passages from Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" over ambient music by Alexandrakis. On one track, the seven minute "Cryolife 7:14 AM," Ono joins him on vocals while Sean contributes piano. You can hear it now at RollingStone.com.

"[Yoko] is obviously very bright, super interesting and very enigmatic," Malkovich tells the magazine. "She's had a very interesting journey and led an incredibly interesting life." Other artists who appear on Like a Puppet Show include Dweezil Zappa, Cars leader Ric Ocasek and the electro-pop duo Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Dates for World's Loudest Month Festivals Announced 

Image Courtesy of AM-MediaOrganizers of the World's Loudest Month festival series, which includes Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma, have revealed the dates for their 2016 events. The series will kick off with Fort Rock and Welcome to Rockville, which will happen concurrently on April 30 and May 1 in Fort Myers and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively.

Following the two Florida festivals, World's Loudest Month will continue with Carolina Rebellion in Concord, North Carolina; Northern Invasion in Somerset, Wisconsin; Rockfest in Kansas City, Missouri; Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio; Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma; and River City Rockfest in San Antonio, Texas.

Both Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma will be celebrating their 10th anniversaries in 2016.

Last year's World's Loudest Month saw headlining sets from Linkin Park, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Korn, among others. According to a press release, more than 426,000 people attended World's Loudest Month festivals in 2015, a new record for the event series.

Here are the World's Loudest Month festival dates:

Monster Energy Fort Rock -- 4/30-5/1, Fort Myers, FL
Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville -- 4/30-5/1, Jacksonville, FL
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion -- 5/6-8, Concord, NC
Northern Invasion --  5/14-15, Somerset, WI
Rockfest --  5/14, Kansas City, MO
Rock on the Range --  5/20-22, Columbus, OH
Rocklahoma --  5/27-29, Pryor, OK
The Bud Light River City Rockfest -- 5/29, San Antonio, TX

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" Reaches Number One at Alternative Radio 

Credit: Jabari JacobsTwenty One Pilots has flown to the top of another chart. The band's current single, "Stressed Out," now sits at number one at Alternative radio, their first number-one hit at the format.

"Stressed Out" is a single from Twenty One Pilots' latest album, Blurryface, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 134,000 albums sold in its first week. The lead single from Blurryface, "Tear in My Heart," reached number two at Alternative radio.

Next year, Twenty One Pilots will embark on their Emotional Roadshow tour. The massive trek, which kicks off May 31 in Cincinnati, Ohio, includes a two-night headlining stand at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Jazmine Sullivan Plans to Begin Recording Next Studio Album 

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After performing at the 2015 Soul Train Awards, Jazmine Sullivan has spilled new details about her next studio effort.

In an interview with Hip Hollywood, the singer reveals that she's gearing up to begin recording. "I'm probably going to start working on the next album at the beginning of the year," she says.

While she remained mum on the album's direction, Jasmine plans to keep the recording in-house. "Just keep it intimate again and just working on my own stuff, probably in my house and we'll see where it goes," Jazmine says.

Earlier this year, Jazmine released her latest album Reality Show, which spawned her ballad "Forever Don’t Last" and the Meek Mill-assisted single "Dumb."

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