Keith Richards Says He Hopes His New Children's Book Will Help "Make Grandpas Hip"

Business WireKeith Richards made an appearance on NBC's Today show on Tuesday morning and chatted with host Matt Lauer about his just-published children's book, Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar.

Lauer pointed out that most people don't think of Richards "and the words 'children's book' in the same sentence," to which the Rolling Stones guitarist responded, with a chuckle, "I understand this and I'd like to state right now that I'm trying to broaden my appeal."  He added, "I've realized, you know, it's time to make grandpas hip."

In the book, which features illustrations by Keith's 29-year-old daughter Theodora, the rock icon tells the tale of how his beloved grandfather helped inspire his passion for playing music.

Richards explained that his grandfather had "a subtle way of turning me on to be a musician," which entailed encouraging him to play the Cuban song "Malaguena" on guitar.

As for what message he wanted to convey with his book, the 70-year-old rocker said, "It might help kids be aware that they do have grandparents and grandfathers.  But at the same time, I'm hoping it works in reverse, and that grandparents recognize and realize that they have grandkids, and to tighten that bond."

Richards, who now is a grandfather of five, also admitted that as he's grown older, he's softened a bit.  "When you have more to care about, you have to soften up and you pay more attention to things," he told Lauer.  "It's called responsibility.  It's called maturity.  It's called a whole lot of fun, if you can make it, you know.  I mean, you don't want to croak early, do you?"

Regarding what he'd like his grandkids to think about the classic Rolling Stones tunes he's helped create, like "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and "Satisfaction," Richards declared, "I think, 'What a great piece of rock 'n' roll."

Richards also will be a guest on Tuesday evening's episode of NBC's The Tonight Show Featuring Jimmy Fallon, which airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.

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Ariana Grande's Manager Denies Diva Claims, Defends Her on Twitter

ABC/Richard HarbaughIf Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, jumped on Twitter to defend the Bieb every time he got into trouble, his fingers would never leave his keyboard.  But he couldn't stand idly by and listen while people started spreading rumors about one of his other artists, Ariana Grande.

It all started when Ariana performed at the fundraising TV special Stand Up 2 Cancer this past Friday night.  Rumors flew that she was being a total diva on set, insisting that photographers only shoot her from her left side, stating that she'd refuse to answer certain questions, and storming off in a huff. Well, Scooter wasn't going to stand for that.

He jumped on Twitter to defend her honor, writing in a series of posts, "@ArianaGrande is kind, caring, and more than anything she is a great human being. Some people make up rumors for a living....so...saying things about Ari comes with her now being a big star. But saying she isn't a good person that ain't gonna fly."

"Just yesterday, she did an impromptu meet and greet for all her fans that almost got her kicked out of her hotel after a 14 hour work day," he continued. "Why? because she knows u care so she does too. There is Zero truth to anything different. Enough is enough...& don't get me started on JB!! Lol. Come on. Give the kid a break! Let him at least try to show u some truth! And I'm done."

Ariana performed on Stand Up 2 Cancer in honor of her grandfather, who recently passed away from the disease.

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Colbie Caillat Unloads Home for $1.6 Million; Contributes to New Nicholas Sparks Movie Soundtrack

Credit: Kurt IswarienkoJust two months after putting in on the market, Colbie Caillat has sold her home in Westlake Village, CA, according to Realty Today.

The singer listed her home for $1.79 million in July, and just sold it for $1.6 million, which is what she paid for it when she bought it in 2010. 

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home features hardwood flooring, high ceilings, French doors and a fireplace in the master bedroom, as well as a pool with a spa and an outdoor barbecue area.  At 3,600 square feet, though, it's pretty modest by pop star standards.

This is the second real estate deal of 2014 for Colbie.  In March, she sold the home in Tarzana, California that she and her parents both lived in at one time.  That brought in $1.3 million.

In other Colbie Caillat news, she's contributed a brand-new song called "In Love Again" to the soundtrack of the upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie, The Best of Me.  You may recall that Colbie previously contributed another song -- her duet with Gavin DeGraw, "We Both Know" -- to another Sparks movie, Safe Haven. 

The Best of Me soundtrack arrives October 7 and Colbie's the only pop artist on it -- everyone else is a country star, including Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, and Kacey Musgraves.

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Marilyn Manson Runs into Courtney Love on Red Carpet, Tweets Offensive Remark

Images Courtesy Universal Music Distribution Group/Delaney BishopIt's been widely reported that Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have recurring guest roles in the upcoming season of Sons of Anarchy, so it was no surprise that both rockers showed up to the season premiere event and ran into each other on the red carpet. However, when Manson later tweeted the run-in photo, he took a jab at Love for reasons unclear.

"This is what prison rape looks like in my nightmares," said Manson in the tweet.

Courtney had tweeted about the meeting also, before Manson did. Hers read, "Hmm @marilynmanson nice to see you haven't changed! #hilarious." 

You can check out Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love on the new season of Sons of Anarchy, which premieres tonight, September 9 on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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British Blues Great John Mayall Launches September US Tour

Image Courtesy of Jeff FasanoBritish blues legend John Mayall will launch a new series of U.S. dates tonight in support of his latest album, A Special Life, with a show in Ogunquit, Maine.  The trek, which will visit a variety of venues in the Northeast, includes 16 shows and will wind down on September 25 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Mayall's current band features Texas guitarist Rocky Athas, as well as bassist Greg Rzab and drummer Jay Davenport, who both hail from Chicago.  A Special Life was released in May, and includes three new Mayall compositions, a reworked version of an earlier song by John, and covers of tunes by Jimmy Rogers, Albert King, Sonny Landreth and Clifton Chenier.

Known as the Godfather of British Blues, the 80-year-old Mayall is best-known for leading the U.K. group The Bluesbreakers, the outfit where many acclaimed musicians honed their skills.  Among the famous Bluebreakers alumni are Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor and Fleetwood Mac's Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

Here are all of Mayall's confirmed upcoming U.S. concerts:

9/9 -- Ogunquit, ME, Jonathan's Restaurant
9/10 -- Shirley, MA, Bull Run
9/11 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Hall
9/12 -- Plymouth, NH, Flying Monkey
9/13 -- Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
9/14 -- Norfolk, CT, Infinity Music Hall
9/15 -- New York, NY, City Winery
9/16 -- New York, NY, City Winery
9/17 -- Fairfield, CT, FTC StageOne – Fairfield Theatre
9/18 -- Bethlehem, PA, Artsquest Musikfest Café
9/19 -- Bay Shore, NY, Boulton Center
9/20 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center for the Arts
9/21 -- North Truro, MA, Blue Sea Blues Festival
9/23 -- Stanhope, NJ, The Stanhope House
9/24 -- Washington, DC, The Hamilton
9/25 -- Phoenixville, PA, Colonial Theatre

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Elton John Sets October 28 Date for NYC AIDS Benefit, "An Enduring Vision" 

ABC/Randy HolmesLast week, Elton John hosted a huge party at his English estate to raise money for his AIDS Foundation.  Now he's scheduled the latest edition of his annual stateside benefit, An Enduring Vision.

The event will take place October 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.  CNN's Anderson Cooper will host the event for a seventh time.  Among this year's honorees is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for his efforts to fight AIDS, including his stated goal of ending AIDS in New York State by 2020. 

As always, Elton and his husband, David Furnish, will host the event.  John also will perform, and will likely welcome some special musical guests as well.  Last year's fundraiser featured a performance by Heart.

Elton's co-chairs for the event, now in its 13th year, include Alec Baldwin, Matt Lauer, Brooke Shields, Hugh Jackman, fashion designer Donna Karan, and many others.

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Thomas Rhett Joins Martin Guitars Ambassador Program

Image Courtesy Martin GuitarsThomas Rhett plays three Martin guitars when he's on tour, so it's a natural fit for him to be named as the newest artist in the Martin Ambassador Program. The campaign recognizes artists who have an "understanding and appreciation of the guitar's history and craftsmanship." Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Ed Sheeran and Colbie Caillat are among the other artists in the Martin Ambassador Program.

Thomas says, "When I started playing, I knew I'd need a quality guitar. It's such an honor for Martin to be so supportive of my career and ask me to be one of their Ambassadors."

Thomas recently toured the Martin factory in Nazareth, PA to meet the guitar's craftsmen and women. He also began discussions about creating his own custom Martin guitar.

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Bono Says U2 Was Paid by Apple for Free Album Giveaway

Interscope RecordsU2 is offering its new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes. But the band has still cashed in on the release.

U2 frontman Bono tells Time magazine he and his band mates were paid by Apple for the giveaway, though he wouldn't say how much. He says, “I don’t believe in free music. Music is a sacrament.”

As for why U2 went the digital route to debut their new songs, Bono declared, “The charts are broken,” meaning there are many ways for listeners to consume music nowadays.

Songs of Innocence was posted on iTunes Tuesday afternoon, following Apple's announcement of the Apple Watch and the iPhone 6. U2 will put out a physical edition of the album on October 13.

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Britney Spears Launches New Lingerie Collection in NYC

ABC NewsUnfortunately, Tuesday's New York City launch of The Intimate Britney Spears Collection -- Britney's new line of lingerie and sleepwear -- did not feature the star prancing down the runway in a bra and panties.  But there were more than enough scantily clad women onstage to make up for that.

The unveiling of Britney's collection took place at, of all places, the New York City Public Library, in a beautiful room with a glass dome, with a white carpet, white chairs and chocolates with Britney wrappers for everyone.  The curtains on the stage parted to reveal a room done up like a simply decorated boudoir, with an old-fashioned gramophone in the corner. 

"The softest blush of roses, playing peek-a-boo on sheer nylon," said Britney's voice on the sound system. "Paint me satin, embroider me with mother-of-pearl.  Paint me feminine with a bow, and let me feel like a little girl.  This is the art of being a woman and remembering the feelings of a girl. The Intimate Britney Spears collection."

What followed was a brief fashion show, where a variety of models of all races came out, one by one, onto the boudoir stage and modeled Britney's creations.  The looks included everything from nightgowns and lounging pajamas, to sexy black bras, panties and garters, kimonos, bustiers, high-waisted panties and more innocent-looking lingerie sets.  The only thing each woman had in common was a large flower in her hair: there are ten individual lines, each one named after a flower, including Camellia and Ambrosia.

"This is what it looks like: a look that can hypnotize a man, and empower a woman," said Britney in voice-over.  "The intimate Britney Spears collection, inspired by silk, silhouettes and promises."

Finally, Britney herself took the stage, wearing a bright red, sleeveless jumpsuit with a plunging neckline.  "I wanna thank the beautiful models today, and all of you for coming," she told the crowd. "This is something I've been working on for two and a half years, I'm really, really passionate about it and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you all for coming."  And then she was gone.

She later tweeted, "What an incredible experience! THANK YOU New York for being such a beautiful audience."  Look for Britney on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, where she'll chat more about her new venture.

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U2 Releases New Album, "Songs of Innocence," as a Free Download on iTunes

Image Courtesy Interscope RecordsAs had been rumored, U2 made a not-so-surprise appearance Tuesday afternoon at a Cupertino, California Apple corporate launch event for the new Apple Watch and iPhone 6.  There, the band made news of its own: their .long-in-the-works new album is now available, right now, free on iTunes.

The album, Songs of Innocence, was made immediately available for free download to half a billion iTunes store customers and users of the Music app on iOS devices.  According to the band's website, the album will be released in a physical edition on October 13 together with a 24-page booklet.

Also available will be a deluxe, gatefold double album, containing an acoustic session of songs from the album and four additional tracks, as well as a gatefold double vinyl LP edition with an exclusive remix of one of the bonus tracks, "The Crystal Ballroom."  No word yet if there'll be yet another U2-branded iPod to go along with the new music, like the one Apple released back in 2006.

Here's the Songs of Innocence track list:

"The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)"
"Every Breaking Wave"
"California (There Is No End To Love)"
"Song For Someone"
"Iris (Hold Me Close)"
"Raised By Wolves"
"Cedarwood Road"
"Sleep Like A Baby Tonight"
"This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now"
"The Troubles"

Deluxe edition bonus tracks:
"Lucifer's Hands"
"The Crystal Ballroom"
"The Troubles (Alternative version)"

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Neil Diamond to Release New Studio Album, "Melody Road," Next Month

Capitol RecordsNeil Diamond will release his first new studio album of original songs in six years, Melody Road, on October 21

The 12-track collection, which was co-produced by Don Was and Jacknife Lee, also is the acclaimed singer/songwriter's first release as part of his new deal with Capitol Records, and will be packaged with a 36-page book that includes the lyrics and chords to each tune. 

You can pre-order Melody Road now at Amazon and iTunes.  If you do, you'll receive a code that allows you early access to tickets for Diamond's soon-to-be-announced 2015 tour.

Don Was says about Diamond, "It takes tremendous vision, focus and determination -- combined with a mega-dose of God-given talent, charisma and soul -- to create music that becomes indelibly ingrained in the fabric of our culture…For decade after decade, Neil's songs have been such a major part of our lives.  Making this record with him has served as a profound reminder of what a powerful and amazing artist he truly is."

You can get a preview of Melody Road now by checking out a lyrics video for the song "The Art of Love" that's been posted on Neil's official VEVO YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Billboard reports that Diamond attended a private listening party for Melody Road at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on Monday night.  At the event, the 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that the album's main theme is love.

"I don't understand [love] and I want to understand why it's so powerful," he said.  "I always want to ask that question and give an answer that suits me, whether it's true or not."

Neil revealed at the event that he began writing one of the tunes, "Seongah and Jimmy," at an engagement party for his brother-in-law and his Korean-born wife.  "This lovely couple filled with the excitement for their new life to come," recalled Diamond.  "They were engaged without ever sharing a word in a common language except I love you."  Neil told the audience that the couple got to hear the finished song on the day they were married.

Here's the track list for Melody Road:

"Melody Road"
"First Time"
"Seongah and Jimmy"
"Something Blue"
"Nothing but a Heartache"
"In Better Days"
"Ooo Do I Wanna Be Yours"
"Alone at the Ball"
"Sunny Disposition"
"Marry Me Now"
"The Art of Love"
"Melody Road (Reprise)"

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Go Behind the Scenes for Beyonce's CR Fashion Book Photo Shoot

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Beyonce is giving fans a behind-the-scenes peak into the photo shoot for her CR Fashion Book cover story, which featured guest creative direction by Riccardo Tisci.

"This is going to be really fun for me, " Bey says in the clip, which was posted on her YouTube page.

In the video, Beyonce eagerly poses in high-end designer clothes from Prada to Givenchy and she didn't seem bothered by wearing a Kanye-esque crystal mask. "That was very interesting, I love the mask. Couldn't see anything but it was a hot ass picture," she says.

Overall, she enjoyed the artsy shoot. "I think we got what we need, It was really interesting to do something that was not the typical, classic photography. We created art and I was kind of the muse and I trusted everyone here so I went for it, so that's always exciting for me I haven't done that in a few years," she says.

The issue is available on newsstands now.

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Michelle Williams Is "Proud" of Newly-Released Album, "Journey to Freedom"

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Following a six-year hiatus, Michelle Williams has released her fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom. The singer gave herself added time to create a project that she can be proud of.

"This is my best work ever and I have to say that if I never make another album again, I'm proud of this work. It's like I have nothing else to say," the singer tells ABC News Radio.

Unlike 2008′s Unexpected, Michelle's latest effort includes gospel and faith-based material that's designed to uplift her fans. However, she says the project reflects other genres of music as well.

"I don't let anybody tell me what something is supposed to sound like because its in this genre, you know," she says.  "I'm like, man, I come from 808s and turn--up music and then I come from ballads and life music.  So I wanted to incorporate theater, R&B, pop, Afro-beat, jazz, whatever music I like and whatever music I've ever recorded, that's on this album."

Journey to Freedom's 12 tracks include contributions from Fantasia on "If We Had Your Eyes," gospel stars like Lecrae and Tye Tribbett, and production from Harmony Samuels. "We [also] got Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, my sisters for life. We can't get away from each other," she says of her former Destiny's Child members, who appear on "Say Yes."

So what can fans expect from Journey to Freedom? "They'll feel the human side of me and then they'll feel inspired, like, 'She's getting through it,'" Michelle says. "It's a journey.  It's not a sprint."

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Robert Plant Wants to Record with Jack White -- on Monday Afternoon, If Possible

Images Courtesy Mary Ellen Matthews/Universal Music Group DistributionJack White is a man in demand in these days -- so much so that even Led Zeppelin's frontman wants to record with him. In a Facebook chat Tuesday morning, Robert Plant was asked directly about White, and offered a straight-up affirmative response. "I love Jack White's buccaneer spirit, and the way he dodges through the musical horizons. I'd be happy to make a single with him."

Plant then went a step further, indicating he was heading to White's home base of Nashville shortly and proposing an itinerary. "I'm going to Nashville on Sunday and can do it on Monday morning!" he said. "I've got lunch with Alison Krauss at 2pm and cocktails with Patty Griffin at 8pm." 

Plant even has the track picked out. "I'd like to do a track called 'Love Me' which was originally recorded by The Phantom," he proposed. 

White will have to do some fancy footwork to accommodate Plant's wishes; White's scheduled to play a show in Maryland Sunday night, and another in Ohio on Monday evening.

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Chrissie Hynde, the Cure, Perry Farrell, KISS & More Pay Tribute to The Art of McCartney

Credit: Arctic PoppyPaul McCartney's songs are some of the most covered of all time.  Now, a who's-who of music stars have recorded Macca's music for a extensive project called The Art of McCartney.

Due November 18, the project features McCartney's longtime band backing up the likes of Chrissie Hynde, Perry Farrell, the Cure, KISS, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard and more as they deliver their own interpretations of classics such as "My Love," "Maybe I'm Amazed, "Let It Be," "Eleanor Rigby," and "Live and Let Die."  While he wasn't personally involved in assembling The Art of McCartney, the entire project has McCartney's approval.

The lead single from The Art of McCartney is The Cure's rendition of "Hello Goodbye," the band's first release in six years.  It also features Macca's son, James, on keyboards.  You can download "Hello Goodbye" now when you pre-order The Art of McCartney.

The album will be available in a variety of formats, including a limited run of 1,000 box sets featuring signed artwork, a DVD, an audio documentary, a 64-page book, and the full album on digital, vinyl and CD.  There will also be a vinyl box set, a triple vinyl album, a deluxe CD package, a regular CD, a standard digital album, and an iTunes version with a couple of extra tracks.

Here's the track listing for The Art of McCartney:

1. "Maybe I’m Amazed" -- Billy Joel 
2. "Things We Said Today" -- Bob Dylan
3. "Band on the Run" -- Heart
4. "Junior’s Farm" -- Steve Miller
5. "The Long and Winding Road" -- Yusuf / Cat Stevens
6. "My Love" -- Harry Connick, Jr.
7.  "Wanderlust" -- Brian Wilson
8.  "Bluebird" -- Corinne Bailey Rae 
9.  "Yesterday -- Willie Nelson
10. "Junk" -- Jeff Lynne
11. "When I’m 64" -- Barry Gibb
12. "Every Night" -- Jamie Cullum
13. "Venus and Mars/ Rock Show" -- KISS
14. "Let Me Roll It" -- Paul Rodgers
15. "Helter Skelter" -- Roger Daltrey
16. "Helen Wheels" -- Def Leppard
17. "Hello Goodbye" -- The Cure ft James McCartney
18. "Live and Let Die" -- Billy Joel
19. "Let It Be" -- Chrissie Hynde 
20. "Jet" -- Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick
21. "Hi Hi Hi" -- Joe Elliott
22. "Letting Go" -- Heart
23. "Hey Jude" -- Steve Miller
24. "Listen to What the Man Said" -- Owl City
25. "Got to Get You Into My Life" -- Perry Farrell
26. "Drive My Car" -- Dion
27. "Lady Madonna" -- Allen Toussaint
28. "Let ‘Em In" -- Dr. John
29. "So Bad" -- Smokey Robinson
30. "No More Lonely Nights" -- The Airborne Toxic Event
31. "Eleanor Rigby" -- Alice Cooper
32. "Come and Get It" -- Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie
33. "On the Way" -- B. B. King
34. "Birthday" -- Sammy Hagar

The deluxe box set also includes:

1. "C Moon" -- Robert Smith
2. "Can’t Buy Me Love" -- Booker T. Jones
3. "P.S. I Love You" -- Ronnie Spector 
4. "All My Loving" -- Darlene Love 
5. "For No One" - Ian McCulloch 
6. "Put It There" -- Peter, Bjorn & John 
7. "Run Devil Run" -- Wanda Jackson 
8. "Smile Away" -- Alice Cooper

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Updated: David Bowie Compilation "Nothing Has Changed," Featuring Brand-New Song, to Be Released November 18

Image Courtesy of Jimmy KingOfficial U.S. release details have been announced for the upcoming David Bowie compilation, Nothing Has Changed, which will include a new tune titled "Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)."  The retrospective, which will span Bowie's half-century career from 1964 to 2014, will hit stores November 18.

Nothing Has Changed will be available in several configurations, including three-CD and two-CD sets, a double-disc package, and various digital editions.  Bowie recorded "Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)" specifically for the forthcoming compilation with longtime studio collaborator Tony Visconti.  The track also will be released as a digital single on November 18, and will be sold as a limited edition 10-inch vinyl single in conjunction with the next Record Store Day campaign November 28.

Nothing Has Changed also will feature a previously unreleased song called "Let Me Sleep Beside You," from Bowie's shelved Toy sessions; "Your Turn to Drive," a tune from those same sessions that previously was only available as a download; and a 2001 version of the 1971 outtake "Shadow Man."

Here's the full track list of the three-CD deluxe version of Nothing Has Changed:

CD 1
"Sue (or In a Season of Crime)"
"Where Are We Now?"
"Love Is Lost" (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA edit)
"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)"
"New Killer Star" (radio edit)
"Everyone Says 'Hi'" (edit)
"Slow Burn" (radio edit)
"Let Me Sleep Beside You"
"Your Turn to Drive"
"Shadow Man"
"Seven" (Marius De Vries mix)
"Survive" (Marius De Vries mix)
"Thursday's Child" (radio edit)
"I'm Afraid of Americans (V1)" (clean edit)
"Little Wonder" (edit)
"Hallo Spaceboy (PSB Remix)" (with The Pet Shop Boys)
"Heart's Filthy Lesson" (radio edit)
"Strangers When We Meet" (single version)

CD 2
"Buddha of Suburbia"
"Jump They Say" (radio edit)
"Time Will Crawl" (MM remix)
"Absolute Beginners" (single version)
"Dancing in the Street" (with Mick Jagger)
"Loving the Alien" (single remix)
"This Is Not America" (with The Pat Metheny Group)
"Blue Jean"
"Modern Love" (single version)
"China Girl" (single version)
"Let's Dance" (single version)
"Fashion" (single version)
"Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" (single version)
"Ashes to Ashes" (single version)
"Under Pressure" (with Queen)
"Boys Keep Swinging"
"'Heroes'" (single version)
"Sound and Vision"
"Golden Years" (single version)
"Wild Is the Wind" (2010 Harry Maslin Mix)

CD 3
"Young Americans" (2007 Tony Visconti mix single edit)
"Diamond Dogs"
"Rebel Rebel"
"Drive-In Saturday"
"All the Young Dudes"
"The Jean Genie" (original single mix)
"Moonage Daydream"
"Ziggy Stardust"
"Starman" (original single mix)
"Life on Mars?" (2003 Ken Scott Mix)
"Oh! You Pretty Things"
"The Man Who Sold the World"
"Space Oddity"
"In the Heat of the Morning"
"Silly Boy Blue"
"Can't Help Thinking About Me"
"You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
"Liza Jane"

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Chris Young Makes $30,000 Donation to Nashville School of the Arts

Image Courtesy Edwards Studio PhotographyChris Young and his fan club donated $30,000 to the Nashville School of the Arts Monday to help them update and upgrade their auditorium. Chris benefited from arts education while a student in Middle Tennessee, and he wanted to give back to current and talented students in the area.

Chris made the presentation while taking part in the student-produced program, NCA Presents. The Nashville School of the Arts is the only arts magnet high school in the Metro Nashville Public School system.

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"The Best of Me" Soundtrack Due Out October 7 Featuring Lady Antebellum, Eli Young Band & More

EMI Nashville/Relativity Music GroupMore details have been announced for The Best of Me soundtrack, coming out October 7. Lady Antebellum's new song, "I Did with You," has already been featured in the film's trailer, and Lady A has another song on the soundtrack as well, titled "Falling for You."

Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Thompson Square and Eric Paslay are among the other stars contributing brand-new songs to The Best of Me soundtrack.

The Best of Me is based on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel of the same name. It hits theaters October 17.

Here's The Best of Me soundtrack track listing:

Lady Antebellum, "I Did with You"
Hunter Hayes, "Dream Girl"
SHEL and Garth Dunlop, "Hold On"
Colbie Caillat, "In Love Again"
Thomas Rhett, "The Way Things Go"
Thompson Square, "Borrowed Time"
Kip Moore, "Lead Me"
Kacey Musgraves, "Love Is a Liar"
Lady Antebellum, "Falling for You"
Eric Paslay, "Rain from Heaven"
David Nail, "All the Way"
Eli Young Band, "Unchanged"
Cowboy Junkies, "Sweet Jane"
Phoebe Hoffman, "Crossroads"

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Demi Lovato Working on New Album

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteDemi Lovato recently launched a world tour, but before she hit the road, she found time to get in the studio and start creating some new music for her fans. 

Demi told MTV that she's been working on a new album, explaining, "I think that I’ll be so extremely busy with the world tour it won’t come out for a while, but I have started, and have worked on some stuff that is really amazing, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

She describes the album's sound as "more organic," and adds, "I’m ready to take it to a whole other level.”

However, Demi's less sure about what genre the new album will be.  "Sometimes I’ll say I want to make a more country album or I want to make a more rock album or I want to make an R&B album and it’s like, I will never know until all the songs are on the actual album," she tells MTV. "Because what happens is, I love all different types of music, I’m literally influenced by every single type of music there is."

Demi adds, "I’ll never know until I decide which songs are on the album and it may be a compilation of different types and it may all just be pop or it may take on a life of its own....Most of [my songs] are pop, but I don’t define myself as one thing or another. I’m just me.”

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Sam Smith & Ariana Grande Love Each Other's Music; Sam Gets MTV EMA Nomination 

ABC/Lou RoccoIt's safe to say that two of the best voices in pop music right now belong to Ariana Grande and Sam Smith.  Unsurprisingly, they're fans of one another, as they demonstrated on Twitter recently.

It started with Sam, who tweeted, "Listening to this album. Holy s**t it's good."  Ariana retweeted Sam's comment and added, "u are incredible! Thank u so so much."

In other Sam Smith news, he's received a nomination for the MTV European Music Awards, in the category of Best U.K. & Ireland act.  His competition includes One Direction, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran, plus a yet-to-be-named fifth candidate, for whom fans can vote.  You can choose from Rita Ora, Clean Bandit, Arctic Monkeys, The Vamps, Cheryl Cole, and Coldplay.

The MTV EMAs will take place in Glasgow, Scotland November 9.

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