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Thursday
Oct202016

Country Star Trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Ten years ago this week, this "Indian Outlaw" got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at the time in front of the Virgin Records store. Can you name him? ANSWER:  Tim McGraw.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Bon Jovi Takes on Broadway Tonight 

Norman Jean RoyOne member of Bon Jovi is a Tony-winning Broadway composer, but tonight, the entire band hits New York's Great White Way, playing their upcoming album This House Is Not for Sale for fans in the theater and online.

For the past month, Bon Jovi's been performing live "listening events" in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., playing the new album in its entirety.  Tonight's show at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway, is the final one.

"Normally, people play a record in a bar or at a little party," says Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan.  "The idea is, this is a live listening party...and we said, 'Let's do this on Broadway, in a small, intimate theater.' I can't wait to do it."

David's pretty familiar with Broadway already, having co-written the Tony-winning show Memphis: The Musical, but he says tonight will be quite a change.  "This time I'm on stage playing my music," he tells ABC Radio. "So it's definitely a different viewpoint."

David says tonight's show, which will be live-streamed on Tidal for free, will be "really engaging," because of all the stories Jon will be telling in between songs.  He tells ABC Radio that at the previous shows, "Nobody's [eyes were], like, glassed over because you're playing 15 new songs that they never heard before...people loved it."

And David says so far, Bon Jovi fans who've seen these shows love the new songs.

"The fans on social media are...lighting up every day," he tells ABC Radio. "I'm proud of this record and I'm proud of these songs and I'm proud of this band and it really shows in our fans. Our old fans, our new fans, really love it."  

This House Is Not for Sale comes out November 4.  The band kicks off a world tour in February.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Meat Loaf Muses on "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with Fox Airing Live Reboot of Cult Classic Tonight

Credit: Martin HauslerWe've been doing the "Time Warp" for 40 years, but heck...let's do it again.

Tonight, Fox presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Let's Do the Time Warp Again, a live reboot of the 1976 cult musical comedy film that put Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick on the map, and featured daring depictions of bisexuality, cross-dressing, cannibalism and more.

Curry was the original movie's star, portraying Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite alien mad scientist who creates Rocky, a hunky blond, as his sex slave. When innocent couple Brad and Janet -- originally played by Sarandon and Bostwick, respectively -- arrive at Frank's mansion, they enter a hedonistic world where sexual hijinks, partner-swapping and murder are on the menu. Orange Is the New Black star and transgender actress Laverne Cox plays Frank in the Fox production, while Curry will be featured as the narrator.

Meat Loaf, who played the lobotomized biker character Eddie in the original flick, tells ABC Radio that he isn't sure why the movie still captivates, while noting that it features some inspirational advice.

"I can't explain it," the singer says. "The only thing that I can explain about Rocky Horror is there's a line in it and it says, 'Don't dream it; be it.' … If you want something, go and work for it! And that's what I've done."

Meat Loaf also says that he's excited that Curry, who suffered a major stroke in 2013, is taking part in the new production.

The cast also for tonight's special includes Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Adam Lambert as Eddie and Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Let's Do the Time Warp Again airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Carly Simon Lines Up Appearances to Promote "Boys in the Trees" Memoir's Paperback Release

Flatiron BooksThe paperback edition of Carly Simon's 2015 memoir Boys in the Trees will hit stores November 1, and to promote the release, the "You're So Vain" singer/songwriter has scheduled a U.S. book tour that will stop in a few cities in the Northeast next month.

Simon will visit a Barnes & Noble store in New York City on November 2, the Sixth and l Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 2, the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 5, and the First Congregational Church in Madison, Connecticut November 13.

In addition, coinciding with the paperback's November 1 release date, Carly will be featured on an episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

In Boys in the Trees, Simon delves into her personal and professional life, starting with her childhood as the daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of publishing house Simon & Schuster, and continuing through her rise to fame. The book includes accounts of Carly's relationships Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger -- as well as her stormy marriage to James Taylor.

Here are the details of Simon's tour in promotional support of the Boys in the Trees paperback:

11/2 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble Union Square (7 p.m. ET)
11/3 -- Washington, D.C., Sixth and l Historic Synagogue (7:30 p.m. ET)
11/5 -- Cambridge, MA, Harvard Book Store at The Brattle Theatre (5 p.m. ET)
11/13 -- Madison, CT, First Congregational Church (4 p.m. ET)

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Thursday
Oct202016

Lamb of God to Release New Song "The Duke" in Honor of Late Fan

ABC/Randy HolmesLamb of God will release a new song called "The Duke," which frontman Randy Blythe wrote about Wayne Ford, a fan who recently passed away from leukemia.

In a video narrated by Blythe, the vocalist explains how he met Wayne after a Lamb of God show in 2012. After learning that Wayne wasn't responding to treatment, Blythe got in contact with him again, and they continued to exchange text messages.

"Every now and then he would text me to ask me how I was doing, and I would do the same," Blythe says. "There was even a bit of mutual ball-busting here and there -- if I like a person, I feel compelled to pick on them every now and then, just to let them know I care. Wayne gave back as good as he got."

Blythe also set up a video chat with Wayne when he was recording vocals for Lamb of God's latest album, VII: Sturm und Drang. Sadly, Wayne passed away about a month later.

"Those of us who think about how we will die all hope that we will do so with dignity, but no one knows how they will handle death until it comes for them," says Blythe. "Wayne provided me with a living example of how to leave this world with grace. So I decided to write the lyrics to 'The Duke' from my feeble understanding of his perspective, and in his honor."

To read more about Wayne's story, visit Lamb-of-God.com.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard Schedules Pair of Solo Shows

ABC/Randy HolmesDeath Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will play a pair of solo shows in Chicago next year. The dates will take place January 19 and 20 at Thalia Hall. Visit DeathCabforCutie.com for ticket info.

Gibbard has released one solo album, 2012's Former Lives, though he did begin Death Cab for Cutie as a solo project before it developed into a full band.

Meanwhile, Death Cab for Cutie recently released a new song called "Million Dollar Loan" for the anti-Donald Trump 30 Days, 30 Songs project. Other participating artists include Franz Ferdinand, R.E.M. -- who shared a live recording of their song "World Leader Pretend" -- and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Adrienne Bailon Says She and Her Gospel Singer Fiancé Are Practicing Abstinence

John Shearer/Getty Images for Dove AwardsAdrienne Bailon is opening up about her impending nuptials with gospel music star Israel Houghton, saying she and her fiance are "saving themselves for marriage."

Bailon, who recently celebrated a Parisian-themed bridal shower in West Hollywood, tells People magazine some of the fun activities that her The Real co-host, Jeannie Mai, had planned for during the event.

“I cannot even say what the games were! Just kidding. They were kind of risqué,” Bailon joked.

Then The Real co-host reveals, "We are saving ourselves for marriage so [Jeannie Mai] let the games be a little more risqué leading up to things. It wasn’t anything we could play on The Real. ” 

Bailon and Israel Houghton are scheduled to get married next month. 

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Thursday
Oct202016

Radiohead to Headline Glastonbury 2017 

Credit: Alex LakeRadiohead will headline Glastonbury 2017, festival organizers announced Thursday.

"Friday 23 June 2017 @radiohead," the festival tweeted, along with a photo of Radiohead's bear logo painted on the grounds of Worthy Farm.

Radiohead last headlined Glastonbury in 2003.

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Thursday
Oct202016

From Fill-In Singer to Honoree, Thomas Rhett Reflects on Being One of CMT's Artists of the Year

ABC/Image Group LA Thomas Rhett performed a mashup of his smash “Die a Happy Man” Wednesday night at CMT’s Artists of the Year taping in Nashville, with Swedish pop sensation Zara Larsson joining in with her hit, “Never Forget You.”

While this is TR’s first time as one of the night’s main honorees, he’s actually sung on the show before.

“I was here last year, actually,” he recalls, “because Tyler [Hubbard] from Florida Georgia Line got really sick, and I came and got to sing 'Dirt' in honor of Florida Georgia Line. And I remember being like, 'Dang, I'd love to be here as an Artist of the Year.' And here we are one year later as one of those people, so I'm just floored that I was picked to be one of the five, and just very honored to be a part of tonight's festivities.”

The “Star of the Show” singer says the CMT honor is just the icing on the cake after an incredible year.

“I don't even know what to think!” Thomas Rhett confesses. “I just hope I'm prepared for all these adventures that we're about to set out on. This year's been amazing. It's one for the books. You know, when I look back in 20 or 30 years, I know that this year will be very memorable to me. So to be here tonight, man, is crazy!”

You can experience the Artists of the Year special yourself, when it airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on CMT.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Alicia Keys, Clive Davis, Salt-N-Pepa and More Attend the 13th Annual Keep a Child Alive Foundation Black Ball

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Keep a Child Alive The 13th annual Keep a Child Alive Black Ball fundraiser brought a grand turnout of A-list singers, models, actors, directors and activists to the black carpet in front of New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom Wednesday night.  

Those in attendance included music industry legend Clive DavisRussell Simmons, supermodel Alek Wek, punk rock icon Patti SmithSalt-N-Pepa, Hollywood director Baz LuhrmannNaturi NaughtonBeyoncé stylist Ty HunterLion Babe singer Jillian Hervey, and of course Keep a Child Alive  co-founder Alicia Keys

Keys talked about what helping to create Keep a Child Alive, which is dedicated to providing treatment, support and care to children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, means to her on a very personal level.

"It really represents the beginning of finding my purpose. And I just knew that if everybody could see what I saw, they also would feel moved to wanna change it," she said. 

Clive Davis, who was being honored with the Keep a Child Alive's prestigious Humanitarian Award, talked about his deep appreciation for the charity.

"I've loved this charity from the first day that Alicia founded it. I've come every year for nine years. This year I am being honored, and so it's very special, it's very touching. Because not only is the cause great, and the money raised for that cause, but it's also a night to celebrate music," said Davis.   

Salt-N-Pepa, listed as one of the special performers for the evening, also expressed the historical importance of their presence for the night's event, as Sandra Denton, known as Pepa of the trio, further explained.  

"Going back to our history with Salt-N-Pepa, we've been involved with HIV and AIDS awareness, from the beginning of our music back in the '90s. We thought it was an important cause," said Denton. 

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Thursday
Oct202016

Bon Jovi Takes on Broadway Tonight

Norman Jean RoyOne member of Bon Jovi is a Tony-winning Broadway composer, but tonight, the entire band hits New York's Great White Way, playing their upcoming album This House Is Not for Sale for fans in the theater and online.

For the past month, Bon Jovi's been performing live "listening events" in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., playing the new album in its entirety.  Tonight's show at the Barrymore Theater on Broadway, is the final one.  It starts at 8 p.m. ET.

"Normally, people play a record in a bar or at a little party," says Bon Jovi keyboard player David Bryan.  "The idea is, this is a live listening party...and we said, 'Let's do this on Broadway, in a small, intimate theater.' I can't wait to do it."

David's pretty familiar with Broadway already, having co-written the Tony-winning show Memphis: The Musical, but he says tonight will be quite a change.  "This time I'm on stage playing my music," he tells ABC Radio. "So it's definitely a different viewpoint."

David says tonight's show, which will be live-streamed on Tidal for free, will be "really engaging," because of all the stories Jon will be telling in between songs.  He tells ABC Radio that at the previous shows, "Nobody's [eyes were], like, glassed over because you're playing 15 new songs that they never heard before...people loved it."

And David says so far, Bon Jovi fans who've seen these shows love the new songs.

"The fans on social media are...lighting up every day," he tells ABC Radio. "I'm proud of this record and I'm proud of these songs and I'm proud of this band and it really shows in our fans. Our old fans, our new fans, really love it." 

This House Is Not for Sale comes out November 4.  The band kicks off a world tour in February.

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Thursday
Oct202016

In Powerful "Fresh Eyes" Video, Andy Grammer Wanted the Homeless to "Feel Seen" 

Brian HigbeeAndy Grammer's video for his latest hit, "Fresh Eyes," is a powerful commentary on homelessness in America.  It shows him and his team visiting the Union Rescue Mission in L.A., spending time with residents and giving them new clothes, haircuts and other necessities.  But says Andy: don't use the word "makeover."

"Makeover sounds cheesy...we gave people what they needed," Andy tells ABC Radio. "They have nothing, so you give somebody a jean jacket...a good shave, a solid haircut and...as far as the ladies...you put a little makeup on them and make them feel good."

As a street musician, Andy spent a lot of time with the homeless, and what he learned, he says, is that "the interaction is the most important part.  You can give somebody a sandwich and that's cool, but seeing them beyond being 'homeless' is a really, really big deal."

Andy admits it's "scary" to use a video to comment on social issues.  "Anytime that you do something like this… you have to push through this weird zone of, 'Is this OK? Is this a horrible idea? Am I gonna look like an idiot? Am I gonna try and profit off of people who don't have anything?'" 

Ultimately, Andy profited from the experience as much as the Mission residents did.

"It was by far the best day of my year. It's unbelievable," he says. "I hope that everybody watches it and feels something like what I felt that day."

The singer also plans to continue supporting the Mission.  "We're going to be raising money to go to this shelter specifically and then I also do want to...get back there and just give attention. Give love.  You know, have them feel seen." 

With "Fresh Eyes," of course.

You can donate to the United Rescue Mission at Crowdrise.com/AndyGrammer.

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Thursday
Oct202016

More, More, More! Billy Idol Extends Las Vegas Residency into 2017

Credit: Joey UngererBilly Idol will be wrapping up his 2016 Las Vegas residency this week with performances tonight, Friday and Saturday, but the punk-pop pioneer has announced plans to return to Sin City in next year for new dates of his Billy Idol: Forever show. The singer has scheduled a total of 15 new performances at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, taking place in March and May.

Billy Idol: Forever features the British rocker, accompanied by longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of his banking band, performing plenty of classic songs from his solo catalog and from his old band, Generation X. Among the tunes fans can expect to hear are "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself."

Tickets for the newly announced shows go on to the general public starting this Friday, October 21, at 10 a.m. local time at HouseofBlues.com/BillyIdol, MandalayBay.com, Ticketmaster.com and via phone by calling 800-745-3000. If you're a Citi Card member, you can purchase pre-sale tickets now.

In a promo video for the new performances, Idol says, "Myself, Steve Stevens have been rocking this place to the core all year long, and you the fans, the people that make it all happen, have spoken loud and clear. Billy Idol is forever, and one year in Las Vegas just isn't enough, and so we will continue here at the House of Blues."

Here are all of the upcoming Billy Idol: Forever performances:

10/19, 21-22
3/8, 10-11, 15, 17-18, 22, 24-25
5/3, 5-6, 10, 12-13

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Thursday
Oct202016

Carly Simon Lines Up Appearances to Promote Paperback Release of "Boys in the Trees"

Flatiron BooksThe paperback edition of Carly Simon's 2015 memoir Boys in the Trees will hit stores November 1, and to promote the release, the "You're So Vain" singer/songwriter has scheduled a U.S. book tour that will stop in a few cities in the Northeast next month.

Simon will visit a Barnes & Noble store in New York City on November 2, the Sixth and l Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 2, the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 5, and the First Congregational Church in Madison, Connecticut November 13.

In addition, coinciding with the paperback's November 1 release date, Carly will be featured on an episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

In Boys in the Trees, Simon delves into her personal and professional life, starting with her childhood as the daughter of Richard L. Simon, co-founder of publishing house Simon & Schuster, and continuing through her rise to fame. The book includes accounts of Carly's relationships Cat Stevens, Kris Kristofferson, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Mick Jagger -- as well as her stormy marriage to James Taylor.

Here are the details of Simon's tour in promotional support of the Boys in the Trees paperback:

11/2 -- New York, NY, Barnes & Noble Union Square (7 p.m. ET)
11/3 -- Washington, D.C., Sixth and l Historic Synagogue (7:30 p.m. ET)
11/5 -- Cambridge, MA, Harvard Book Store at The Brattle Theatre (5 p.m. ET)
11/13 -- Madison, CT, First Congregational Church (4 p.m. ET)

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Thursday
Oct202016

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Advocates for Electoral Reform with Ranked-Choice Voting

ABC RadioIn less than three weeks, the American people will cast their vote for the next leader of the free world. As Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic sees it, however, the election process could be a lot freer.

Novoselic is the Board Chair of FairVote, an electoral reform organization. Among the several innovations that FairVote advocates is ranked-choice voting, which would allow voters to rank several candidates instead of picking just one.

"You put your favorite -- your first choice -- number one," Novoselic explains to ABC Radio. "Then you have, like, 'Well, you know, I could live with this person,' and you put them as your number-two choice. And then third or fourth choice, maybe there's somebody you vote for, or maybe not. Maybe you don't want to vote at all."

Overall, the goal of ranked-choice voting is to give voters more freedom and agency, which Novoselic says will lead to the election of more moderate candidates, as opposed to voting for one of two deeply polarized parities. He also rejects the idea that ranked-choice voting is too complicated -- after all, it's essentially the same system the Oscars use to choose the Best Picture.

"We rank things all the time: what's our most favorite thing, who's our most favorite candidate, who's our second-most favorite candidate?" Novoselic says. "So...it's really simple for voters."

Of the many things FairVote hopes to fix about our electoral process, the idea of voter fraud or a rigged election is not something that they're worried about, despite what one candidate in particular is saying.

"We need to be vigilant against fraud, we can't just be lax and say it'll never happen," Novoselic tells ABC Radio. "But I don't see it happening."

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Thursday
Oct202016

Jussie Smollett Is "Honored" to Have Mariah Carey on "Empire"

Photo courtesy of Columbia Records; Chuck Hodes/FOXEmpire star Jussie Smollett recently described working with Mariah Carey as "perfect," said Electronic Urban Report.   

"She didn't have to show the incredible amount of support that she has to me personally, but she has, and I'm very honored to work with her," Smollett added.

The entertainer, who plays Jamal Lyon on the hit series, shares a storyline with Mariah's character, a superstar performer named Kitty, who is helping Jamal face his performance fears after a traumatizing shooting in season two.    

Empire fans may also get to hear more music from Jussie and Mariah outside the series, as Jussie explained. 

"I grew up in the '90's and the 2000's when our main go-to vocalists were Whitney and Mariah. So to be able to sing with one of these greats is just an honor. It's been wonderful. And as far as recording music outside the show, I would love to. We just have to talk to Mariah and try to figure it out," he said. 

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson Unite Against "Perfect Illusion" Haters

Streamline/Interscope Records"Perfect Illusion," the first single from Lady Gaga's new album Joanne, seems to be pretty polarizing.  Her fans love it, but other artists...not so much.  But Gaga and her collaborator on the single, Mark Ronson, aren't taking the criticism lying down.

First, Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers said in Rolling Stone that "Perfect Illusion" "sucks."  Gaga responded by releasing her new single "A-YO," and then tweeting at The Chainsmokers, saying, "maybe u guys'll like this 1 better."  The band, duly chastised, responded, "Haha RESPECT," and adding a high-five emoji.

Then, Patrick Carney of the alt-rock band The Black Keys appeared on HBO's Vice News Tonight, and said the guitar on "Perfect Illusion" "sounds so s*****."  He added, "It’s like 'Eye of the Tiger,' but not even nearly as good as that. It sounds like Hulk Hogan is playing the f****** guitar."

Mark Ronson responded by retweeting the recent announcement that his song "Uptown Funk" had been certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million copies, and added, "I also remember my good friend sitting in my living room, hearing uptown funk and telling me it wouldn't work."  Gaga retweeted Mark's comments.

To be fair, Carney admitted that "Perfect Illusion" was "growing on" him, adding, "That’s one of those things. That’s the thing about music: The more you hear something, the more you like it. That’s why payola worked."

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Listen to One of David Bowie's Final Recordings, "Killing a Little Time," Online Now

ISO/Columbia Records"When I Met You" and "No Plan," two of the three final songs David Bowie ever recorded, were given their world premiere Tuesday on BBC Radio, and now the third track, "Killing a Little Time," has premiered exclusively on the late rock legend's official website.

The song features heavy jazz-fusion influences, with Bowie crooning intense, poetic lyrics accompanied by hard-driving drums, wailing saxophone, overdriven guitar and flourishes of piano.

As previously reported, all three tunes are included on the cast album for Lazarus, the recent stage production Bowie co-wrote with Once playwright Enda Walsh, which will be released this Friday, October 21. You will be able to listen to the "Killing a Little Time" preview on DavidBowie.com until Friday.

The Lazarus Cast Album is available for pre-order as a two-CD set, a three-LP vinyl collection, a limited-edition colored-vinyl release and a digital download.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney Thinks Lady Gaga's New Single Is "Like 'Eye of the Tiger,' but Not Even Nearly as Good"

Josh Brasted/Getty ImagesNever one to not speak his mind, The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has offered his thoughts on the new Lady Gaga single, "Perfect Illusion." Spoiler alert: he's not a fan.

In a segment for HBO's Vice News Tonight called "Patrick Carney's High Standards Music Corner," the drummer gives his opinion on a variety of songs, including "Perfect Illusion." Interestingly, the biggest issue he has with the track is the guitar.

"First of all, I hate guitars that sound like that," Carney says. "I'm lost because the guitar at the top of it sounds so s*****. It's like 'Eye of the Tiger,' but not even nearly as good as that. It sounds like Hulk Hogan is playing the f****** guitar."

As for who is actually playing guitar on "Perfect Illusion," that would be Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker.

As he continues to listen to the song, Carney says he started to warm up to it, though he does exhale pretty loudly when it ends.

While Carney's criticisms were pretty harsh, Mark Ronson, who co-produced "Perfect Illusion" and recorded the mega-hit "Uptown Funk," may get the last laugh.

"I also remember my good friend @patrickcarney sitting in my living room, hearing uptown funk and telling me it wouldn't work," Ronson tweets.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Lupe Fiasco Pulled Over by Police Following Concert Performance

Daniel Knighton/WireImageLupe Fiasco's Tuesday night appears to have ended in a disaster. Billboard reports that the rapper was pulled over and searched by police following a performance at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. 

Fiasco tweeted about the incident, writing in the now-deleted tweet captured by Respect magazine, "When the NYPD follows you from the show then pulls you over 10 deep to the search the car cuz we from Chicago! Hahaha...I ain't even mad." 

Just Blaze responded to the performer's tweet, writing "what neighborhood?"  

Lupe fans were given shock only a few days ago when he tweeted that  his forthcoming albums DrogasDrogas Light and Skulls would not be released this year as planned due to "clearances and mixing issues."

"It's a strong chance you wont get any new Lupe albums this year. Sorry y'all. I tried 2 make it happen but best laid plans make a mess made," he tweeted

Lupe Fiasco is currently on tour, with his next stop planned for October 21 in New Haven, Connecticut. Tickets are on sale now.  

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