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Friday
Oct102014

Why "People" Magazine Readers Love 40th Anniversary Cover Girl Taylor Swift 

Courtesy People MagazineTaylor Swift covers People magazine's 40th anniversary issue, which is on stands Friday.  The cover is a recreation of the magazine's very first issue back in March of 1974, which showed Mia Farrow in character as Daisy Buchanan in what was then her current movie, The Great Gatsby.  According to a People editor, Taylor easily pulled the look off because she's a "chameleon."

People Staff Editor Antoinette Coulton tells ABC News Radio, "It was actually our creative director who thought that it would look great to see if Taylor could recreate this. And she was up for the idea. And we saw when the pictures came out, they looked absolutely amazing."

The recreation wasn't as simple has having Taylor styled as a woman from the '70s: she actually had to be styled as a woman from the 1920s, because that's when The Great Gatsby takes place.  Coulton says that wasn't too difficult for Taylor, however.  "Sometimes, when you see [how] she dresses in her own personal life, she kinda...sometimes there's this throwback to other decades," she says. "So she was pretty much like a chameleon."

Inside the magazine, Taylor talks about her new album 1989 and what her life is like right now.  Coulton says fans may be surprised to hear what the singer has to say about her love life, which is currently non-existent.

"There always has been so much attention on Taylor and 'Who is she dating?'" Coulton tells ABC News Radio. "And she pretty much is saying to us, 'I'm not dating anyone. I'm not looking to date anyone. I'm very happy with who I am with my close circle of girlfriends.' And it's gonna take a very special person for her to actually go out on a date."

Most importantly, says Coulton, ""She's not all 'Woe is me, please feel sorry for me.' She's like, 'I'm just really happy living my life.'"

As for why Taylor was chosen for the big 40th anniversary issue, well, she does have that album coming out, and she was People's best-dressed of 2014 last month.  But more than that, Coulton says, is the fact that ever since her career began, People magazine readers have connected with Taylor and her story.

"Our readers love her," says Coulton. "And just to kinda see her grow up in the public eye -- with no drama, really. She's grown up. She's maturing, and just to see that change -- our readers love to see that." 

The 40th anniversary issue of People magazine is out now.


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Friday
Oct102014

Damon Albarn Performs "Everyday Robots" for Robots 

Image Courtesy of Linda BrownleeDamon Albarn wrote a song called "Everyday Robots," so if anyone were to perform in front of robots, it would be him. Still, it's quite the sight to watch the Blur frontman perform in front of Otonaroid, an android that looks like a female.

In collaboration with The Creators Project, Albarn played a small show at Japan’s Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. During the show, at which he played "Everyday Robots," Otonaroid sat in the front row and reacted to the music. She and Albarn even exchanged a bow at the end of the performance.

You can view the performance on The Creators Project's YouTube page.


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Friday
Oct102014

Luke James Serenades Bride and Groom at Wedding Reception

Image Courtesy N.A.R.S./Island RecordsLuke James is in the middle of promoting his latest, self-titled album, but he made time for a surprise performance at a couple's wedding reception.

In a four-and-a-half-minute clip posted on YouTube, a newlywed couple are seen sharing a kiss on the dance floor when James casually emerges with a mic in his hand to serenade the couple with his heartfelt single "I Want You." It takes a few moments before the blushing bride, Leslie Rojas-Bullock, realizes her dream has come true as her husband, Mitch Bullock, gives a knowing smile and extends his hand to resume their first dance as husband and wife.

Despite his busy schedule, Luke agreed to the performance after becoming friends with the groom, who is one of Beyonce’s security guards. Luke served as the opening act on last year's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.


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Friday
Oct102014

The Who Announce 50th Anniversary North American Tour

AEG LiveThe Who is 50 years old, and the band is celebrating in style.

Beginning next year, the legendary rock band will embark on "The Who Hits 50!" North American tour to celebrate half a century of making music. The first leg of the tour will begin April 15 in Tampa, FL and will conclude after 17 total stops at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York. The band will then take a break before hitting the road again starting September 19 in San Diego, CA, and will continue touring through November 4 in Philadelphia, PA, for a total of 21 stops on the second leg.

"The Who Hits 50!" tour will celebrate all fifty years of the band's storied career. Guitarist Pete Townshend describes the upcoming set lists  as a celebration of "hits, picks, mixes and misses.”

“This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” adds frontman Roger Daltrey.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 17 at 10 a.m local time on The Who's website.  Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for the U.S. dates beginning Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass Program.

The tour will also offer VIP ticket packages including perks like a VIP pre-show soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties, autographed limited edition memorabilia and more. For each ticket sold on "The Who Hits 50!" tour, $1 will be donated to Teen Cancer America.

Here are all "The Who Hits 50!" tour dates:

Leg One    
4/15 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
4/17 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena
4/19 -- Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
4/21 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
4/23 -- Duluth, GA, The Arena at Gwinnett Center
4/27 -- Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
4/29 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
5/2 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
5/11 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
5/13 -- Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
5/15 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
5/17 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
5/20 -- Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
5/22 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
5/24 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/26 -- Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
5/30 -- Forest Hills, NY, Forest Hills Stadium
       
Leg Two    
9/14 -- San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
9/16 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center
9/19 -- Las Vegas, NV, Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 -- Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
9/23 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
9/25 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center
9/27 -- Seattle, WA, KeyArena
9/29 -- Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 -- Calgary, AB, Scotiabank Saddledome
10/10 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
10/13 -- Milwaukee, WI, BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
10/17 -- Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena
10/19 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
10/21 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
10/23 -- Pittsburgh, PA, CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
10/27 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/29 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
11/1 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
11/4 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center


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Friday
Oct102014

Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac Bandmates Host Party Celebrating Her "24 Karat Gold" Polaroids

Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel GalleryStevie Nicks and the rest of Fleetwood Mac were in New York City this past week to perform at Madison Square Garden and to appear on TV, but  Thursday night, three-fifths of the band was also on hand to host the opening night reception of a photographic exhibit of Polaroids that Stevie took of herself from 1975 to 1987.  Call them "selfies" if you like, though Stevie herself doesn't.

"I don’t consider this series of Polaroids 'selfies,' which are usually you and somebody who’s standing behind you," she said in a statement about the exhibit, which is called 24 Karat Gold, just like her new album. "My portraits could be full body and lots of props.  You could be on a chaise lounge with shawls and feathers and a cat or dog. They were well thought out."

The exhibit in downtown Manhattan was curated by Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart, who produced Stevie's last solo record, In Your Dreams.  He told ABC News Radio Thursday night that he sorted through shoeboxes full of Stevie's Polaroids to find the ones he felt were the most "atmospheric." 

The gallery was filled to capacity with fans and well-wishers, all who came to admire the huge blow-ups of the photos, which feature Stevie adopting a variety of personas and moods.  Everyone at the gallery, of course, also hoped to catch a glimpse of Stevie, and they certainly did.

At one point during the evening, Nicks swept out of a private back room, surrounded by a small group of people, and began to slowly walk around the gallery, stopping by each photo.  Her progress was slow, though, because she was surrounded on all sides by excited fans frantically trying to take pictures of her.  This led to a comical situation where Stevie was looking at photos of herself that she took, while dozens of people tried to take pictures of her looking at the photos. Mick Fleetwood soon joined her on her walk around the gallery.  While Christine McVie was also there, she mostly stayed out of sight.

The 24 Karat Gold exhibit officially opens Friday at a Manhattan art space called 201 Mulberry Street.  Two days later, the show will move about a half-mile across town to the Morrison Hotel Gallery, which specializes in music photography, where it'll be on display for the rest of October.  Prints are also available for purchase through the gallery's website.


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Friday
Oct102014

Ozzy Osbourne Responds After Article Implies He Enjoyed 9/11

MSO PROzzy Osbourne isn't happy about a Daily Mail article that implies he enjoyed 9/11.

In the article, the Mail cited a Shortlist interview in which Osbourne was asked if he felt frightened after the terrorist attacks. "I wasn't scared, I was excited! It was my kind of craziness, y'know," he was quoted as saying.

The Black Sabbath rocker released a statement to clarify his comments. “Firstly, I never spoke to The Mail Online.  Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for The Shortlist that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create The Mail Online story [about 9-11]," the statement said.

He added, "I apologize to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel.  Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone -- that was never or would ever be my intention. You would think that at my age I would finally realize that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It's another life lesson learned."

Osbourne said he asked the Mail to pull the story, but they refused.


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Friday
Oct102014

Lauren Alaina Headed Back in the Studio After Undergoing Secret Vocal Cord Surgery in August

Image Courtesy Mercury/19American Idol finalist-turned-country star Lauren Alaina is back in the studio and stepping back into the spotlight after undergoing vocal cord surgery in August. She kept the surgery a secret until making an appearance at the Nashville premiere for the movie The Best of Me Thursday night.

Lauren explains, "I just started singing again, and I can still do that, so that's great news. 'Cause I was scared to death, but I'm gonna start recording here in the next couple months and try to get everything out."

After the surgery, Lauren couldn't say anything at all for a full eight days. She adds, "Eight days after that I could talk for five-minutes a day, which, you might as well just not talk at that point. I mean, what are you going to say in five minutes? Have you met me?"

The doctor told Lauren she would need the surgery at some point, and she could've found herself out on tour having to cancel dates due to the vocal problems.

She says, "I had to do it. There was really no other choice for me."

Now that she's back in the studio, Lauren is ready to record material as a 20-year-old woman. She made her debut album at age 16 after finishing second to Scotty McCreery on American Idol. Her young age limited the kind of material she could take on with her hit debut album, Wildflower.

Lauren says of the time since she made her first album, "I've grown up a lot and learned a lot about myself."

Lauren's debut project, Wildflower, bowed at #2 on Billboard's Country Album chart and #5 on the overall Billboard 200 tally in 2011. It's gone on to sell more than 300,000 copies.


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Friday
Oct102014

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood's new single, "Something in the Water," has already hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, which tracks sales, airplay and streaming in the inspirational market.

Don't miss Rascal Flatts on ABC's The View Friday.


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Friday
Oct102014

George Strait Releasing Deluxe Edition of "The Cowboy Rides Away" Live Album November 10

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleA deluxe CD/DVD edition of George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium will be released exclusively at Walmart on November 10. The expanded version features 28 live tracks on two-CDs and a DVD of the 40-song show at George's final tour stop on June 7, 2014 in Dallas.

A single-disc version of this live project was released a few weeks back. The new version includes all of those tracks as well as George's collaboration with Eric Church on "Easy Come, Easy Go," Alan Jackson on "Amarillo by Morning," Miranda Lambert on "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls" and Kenny Chesney on "The Fireman."

Exclusive interviews with Strait are also included on the deluxe edition. Other special pre-order offers are available at MyPlayDirect.com/George-Strait.


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Friday
Oct102014

Lady Antebellum Going into Georgia Music Hall of Fame Saturday

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday night in Atlanta. Since she hails from Tennessee, band member Hillary Scott wasn't sure she'd get to share the honor with band mates, Georgia natives Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley.

Hillary tells ABC News Radio she didn't believe their manager when he told her she was included in the honor. She says, "I’m like, 'So, the whole state of Georgia is OK with a Tennessee girl being inducted.' We were joking and saying, 'I guess if more than 50 percent of the band is from that state, then you're in.'"

In all seriousness, Hillary says the honor is very humbling. As for Dave, he and Charles were surrounded by Georgia's rich musical heritage growing up in Augusta, which was the home of R&B legend James Brown.

Dave says, "You grow up around that, and you're really influenced by that."

This honor marks the first time Lady Antebellum has entered any kind of Hall of Fame, too.

"It feels like you're really being recognized as something you can show your grandkids one day," says Dave. "This is a big, kind of, first for us to be recognized at this level. It's that much sweeter being from our home state."

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place Saturday night at the George World Congress Center in Atlanta. Country comedian Jeff Foxworthy is also being inducted.


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Friday
Oct102014

Heart's Star-Studded 2013 Holiday Concert to Be Released on CD/DVD & Blu-ray Next Month

Frontiers Records/Universal MusicLast December, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson hosted a star-studded holiday concert in their hometown of Seattle that aired as an AXS TV special on Christmas Eve.  Now, the show will be released as a CD/DVD set, a Blu-ray disc and as a downloadable digital video under the title Heart & Friends -- Home for the Holidays on November 10.

Joining the Wilsons and the festive event were Sammy Hagar, Richard Marx, singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin and Train frontman Pat Monahan.  The show featured several Heart classics, some traditional holiday songs and a few select covers chosen by Ann and Nancy.

The guest artists took the stage to duet with the Wilsons or add backing vocals to various tunes.  Among the songs performed were Heart's "Barracuda" and "Even It Up," Joni Mitchell's "River," Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells," Harry Nilsson's "Remember Christmas," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and a tune that Hagar and Nancy Wilson co-wrote called "All We Need Is an Island."

"We had a great time putting on this show with special friends for the holidays," says Ann Wilson.  "Warm moments and great music from all...and some saucy little elves too."

Adds Nancy, "We have always held the holidays up as a wonderful whimsical time of year and celebrating it in our beloved home town with friends, songs and family was extremely magical."

Heart has a busy touring itinerary lined up for the rest of 2014.  The band has 17 U.S. shows on its schedule, running from an October 17 performance in Yuma, Arizona, through a December 5-7 stand in Las Vegas.

Here's a list of songs included on Heart & Friends -- Home for the Holidays:

"River"
"Seasons"
"Rocking" -- featuring Shawn Colvin
"Love Come Down at Christmas"
"POEM"
"All Through the Night" -- featuring Richard Marx
"All We Need Is an Island" -- featuring Sammy Hagar
"Santa's Going South" -- featuring Sammy Hagar
"Please Come Home for Christmas"-- featuring Pat Monahan
"Remember Christmas"
"Barracuda"
"Even It Up"
"Stairway to Heaven"
"Ring Them Bells"


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Friday
Oct102014

Rob Halford Praises Modern Metal

Image Courtesy of Epic RecordsRob Halford may be a wizened heavy metal veteran after 40 years fronting Judas Priest, but he still keeps up with the new breed of hard rockers and he likes a lot of what he hears.

"I like Avenged Sevenfold and Five Finger Death Punch, with whom I did a single," the Judas Priest frontman tells New York Post. "I love my dark metal: Phil Anselmo’s work with Down, the new Slipknot."

Halford also expresses his surprise that so many older rock bands are still going.

"What’s interesting is that the old guard -- Priest, [Iron] Maiden, [Black] Sabbath, AC/DC, Metallica -- still has a tremendous amount of things to say and do," he says. "Some of us guys in our 60s are still going out there."

Halford and Judas Priest are currently on tour in North America. The tour will conclude in Tacoma, Washington on November 22.


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Friday
Oct102014

ELP's Keith Emerson Celebrating His 70th Birthday with Two Special Classical Concerts This Weekend

Image Courtesy of Keith EmersonKeith Emerson turns what he calls the "grand old age of 70" on November 2, and to celebrate the milestone, the lauded prog-rocker is taking part in two special concerts this week showcasing his passion for classical music.  At the shows, taking place Friday and Saturday at the Madison Theatre at Malloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, the Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboardist will conduct and play some of his own compositions, and also will be treated to the South Shore Symphony Orchestra performing his work and one of the classical pieces that influenced his famous band.

"I'm really looking forward to the concert," Emerson tells ABC News Radio, adding that he expects one of the highlights to be pianist Jeffrey Biegel's performance of Emerson's "Piano Concerto No. 1," which originally appeared on ELP's 1977 album, Works Volume 1.

"He's a brilliant classical pianist," says Keith, "whereas I play some classics but I'm not a classical pianist of Jeffrey Biegel's standard."

The shows also will include an orchestral rendition of Emerson's "Glorietta Pass" that Keith will conduct, and a performance of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" -- a piece ELP recorded back in 1971 -- conducted by Scott Wiley.  In addition, string quartet versions of three songs from Keith's 2002 solo album, Emerson Plays Emerson, will be performed for the first time.

Emerson notes that while the concerts will offer "a very varied repertoire," fans shouldn't expect the stage antics he was known for ELP's heyday, such as his "spinning" piano.

"I very much doubt the piano will go up in the air and spin around," he maintains.  "I don't think the ceiling is high enough.  It might be, but there wouldn't be enough room on the stage for that."

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, of course, are known for bringing the worlds of rock, classical and jazz together, and Keith tells ABC News Radio that he's happy that his work has inspired many musicians to explore classical music.

"A lot of musicians, particularly in orchestras, have come up to me and said, 'Well, we wouldn't have started playing unless we heard your version of 'Pictures at an Exhibition' first," he points out.  "This is a fairly common statement made to me, you know?  And that's very rewarding."

Meanwhile, Emerson says there currently are no plans for an ELP reunion, although he's not opposed to one.

"[I would do it] if something of interest came up and the other two were to say, 'Yeah, let's get involved in it,'" he admits.  "But, the whole reason why I insisted that the band be called Emerson, Lake and Palmer was for that exact reason, that any one of us could go off and do their own thing.  And we often did.  And that's the situation now.  Whether or not we want to work together again is really up to the other two."

Emerson's 70th birthday tribute concerts start at 8 p.m. ET on Friday and Saturday.  Tickets can be purchased online at MadisonTheatreNY.org.


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Friday
Oct102014

The Surprising Advice Adam Levine & Kelly Clarkson Would Give Their Younger Selves 

Art Streiber/NBCTo commemorate its 40th anniversary issue, People magazine asked some big stars what advice they'd give to their younger selves, if they were able to go back in time.  Surprisingly, the advice that two music superstars -- Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson -- said they would offer their younger selves has to do with their physical appearance.

Kelly tells People magazine that she'd tell Kelly of the past, "When people call you fact and imperfect, simply remember you can sing circles around them."  As for Adam, he goes into great detail, saying, "The thing I probably would have told myself when I was pubescent and sprouting things out of places I didn't want to be sprouting is, 'It's a gross time. It's just gross.'"

He adds that he'd tell young Adam, "You're changing. You're transforming. You're questioning yourself and you're not sure who you are...your voice is changing, you can't control anything and you're a hormonal disaster...[but] listen, buddy, it's gonna work out.  I can't tell you the details, but it's gonna be great. You're going to be happier than you can even imagine."

Taylor Swift also chimes in on the advice she'd give her younger self: unsurprisingly, it amounts to this: "Shake It Off."

"It would be that you have to laugh at things," she says of the advice she'd offer tiny Taylor. "You have to laugh at things that scare you, things that intimidate you and things that hurt you. You have to laugh when you're humiliated, when you're rejected. Maybe not immediately, but at a certain point you have to be able to turn whatever bad experience you've had into a funny dinner party joke."


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Friday
Oct102014

What Advice Would Adam Levine, Kelly Clarkson & J-Lo Give Their Younger Selves?

Art Streiber/NBCTo commemorate its 40th anniversary issue, People magazine asked some big stars what advice they'd give to their younger selves, if they were able to go back in time.  Surprisingly, the advice that two music superstars -- Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson -- said they would offer their younger selves has to do with their physical appearance.

Kelly tells People magazine that she'd tell Kelly of the past, "When people call you fact and imperfect, simply remember you can sing circles around them."  As for Adam, he goes into great detail, saying, "The thing I probably would have told myself when I was pubescent and sprouting things out of places I didn't want to be sprouting is, 'It's a gross time. It's just gross.'"

He adds that he'd tell young Adam, "You're changing. You're transforming. You're questioning yourself and you're not sure who you are...your voice is changing, you can't control anything and you're a hormonal disaster...[but] listen, buddy, it's gonna work out.  I can't tell you the details, but it's gonna be great. You're going to be happier than you can even imagine."

Taylor Swift also chimes in on the advice she'd give her younger self: unsurprisingly, it amounts to "Shake It Off."

"It would be that you have to laugh at things," she says of the advice she'd offer tiny Taylor. "You have to laugh at things that scare you, things that intimidate you and things that hurt you. You have to laugh when you're humiliated, when you're rejected. Maybe not immediately, but at a certain point you have to be able to turn whatever bad experience you've had into a funny dinner party joke."

For Jennifer Lopez, the advice she'd give is something that all women need to hear.  "Keep your feet on the ground, don't forget who you are, and love yourself -- appreciate yourself," is what J-Lo says her advice would be. "I think that a lot of women, especially, give so much love away, and we forget about ourselves.  And the only way to have really beautiful and fulfilling relationships is to love yourself too."

You can read more celebrities' advice to their younger selves in the new issue of People, on newsstands now.

Friday
Oct102014

Alicia Keys Says New Album Is "Aggressive"

Michelangelo Di Battista/RCA RecordsAlicia Keys is slowly dishing out details on her forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2012's Girl on Fire.

In an interview with Vibe, the singer describes her next studio effort as "very truthful" and "aggressive."

"People are going to interpret it from their own life experience in their own way, " she says. "It’s definitely going to knock you... it’s gonna knock you somewhere."

The socially conscious singer adds that her project will touch on profound topics, including stereotypes. "I went into the studio this time with a lot more purpose and intention. I’ve come to the place where I recognize things about myself and the world that I didn’t quite recognize before," Alicia says. "I just want to really talk truthfully and honestly about all of those things."

She also revealed that the material will include her best work. "These songs -- promise you with all my heart --it’s the best album I’ve ever done, period. That doesn’t mean that it’s the best album I’ll ever do, I believe there’s even greater to come, but this one, definitely. I’m crazy-excited for people to hear it," she says.

Alicia's sixth album will include contributions from Pharrell Williams, songwriter Emeli Sande and Alicia's husband Swizz Beatz. The set is slated to arrive early next year.


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Friday
Oct102014

Dave Matthews Band Releasing Remastered Edition of Debut Studio Album

Image Courtesy of Legacy RecordingsUnder the Table and Dreaming, the 1994 debut studio album from Dave Matthews Band, turns 20 this year, and DMB is celebrating in style.

Legacy Recordings is releasing a 20th anniversary remastered version of Under the Table and Dreaming on limited edition vinyl and CD on November 24. The vinyl will include a download card for a digital version of the album, and both packages will come with three previously unreleased bonus tracks -- the original studio version of "Granny" and acoustic versions of "Dancing Nancies" and "The Song that Jane Likes."

The band also will be reissuing their 1994 EP Recently on vinyl for the first time. The limited edition 10" record will be released as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday promotion on November 28.

You can pre-order the 20th anniversary remaster of Under the Table and Dreaming via DMB's website.

Here are the track lists for both the new edition of Under the Table and Dreaming and Recently:

Under the Table and Dreaming:

"The Best of What's Around"
"What Would You Say"
"Satellite"
"Rhyme & Reason"
"Typical Situation"
"Dancing Nancies"
"Ants Marching"
"Lover Lay Down"
"Jimi Thing"
"Warehouse"
"Pay for What You Get"
"#34"
"Granny" (unreleased studio track)
"Dancing Nancies" (acoustic) (unreleased studio track)
"The Song that Jane Likes" (acoustic) (unreleased studio track)

Recently:

LP 1: Original EP
"Recently" (Edit #2)
"Dancing Nancies"
"Warehouse"
"All Along the Watchtower"
"Halloween"

LP 2: Promotional EP
"Recently" (Radio Edit)
"Ants Marching" (Radio Edit)
"Tripping Billies"
"The Song that Jane Likes"


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Friday
Oct102014

Report: Katy Perry to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Image Courtesy Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsInsiders tell the New York Post’s Page Six that Katy Perry will be the halftime performer at Super Bowl 49.

One insider tells the newspaper, “A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl.”

Recently, the Wall Street Journal reported that the NFL had reached out to Coldplay, Rihanna and Perry, asking them to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, but the league wanted the artists to pay for the privilege of doing the gig.  The NFL figured the exposure would be so valuable, the artists wouldn't mind giving it a share of their future earnings in exchange.

Last Saturday, Katy appeared on ESPN's College GameDay in Oxford, Mississippi, and confirmed there had been "some conversations" about her playing the Super Bowl, but dismissed the notion that she would pay the NFL to perform. “I would be honored, of course, but I have let them know that I'm not the type of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl, so the ball is in their field, honestly,” Katy said,

Super Bowl 49 is set for February 1.


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Thursday
Oct092014

Roger Daltrey Says The Who "Are Going to Do a Whole Album," Reveals Band's Current Drug of Choice

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The WhoThe Who recently recorded its first new song in eight years, "Be Lucky," which will be released as part of the new compilation The Who Hits 50! that's due out October 27, but frontman Roger Daltrey says fans can expect a lot more original music from the band.

Speaking this week at U.K. newspaper The Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards in London, Daltrey revealed that he and guitarist Pete Townshend have been spending time in the studio and "are going to do a whole album." He added, "It's exciting."

Back in their younger days, The Who's members were known for consuming all kinds of illicit substances, but Roger joked at the awards event that now that he and Townshend have reached their golden years, the kind of drugs they take have changed a bit.

Regarding the new recording sessions, the singer said, "It's not as rock and roll, it could never be as rock and roll because we are older…There's drugs but they are just different.  It's now all [diarrhea medication] Imodium and those types."

On a more serious note, Daltrey talked about the cancer scare he had a few years back, and about the current status of his voice.

"I'm very lucky my voice has stayed like this," he said.  "I have a pre-cancerous condition that I have to keep an eye on.  I have to go for regular check-ups."

The Who's 50th anniversary tour will launch with a November 23 concert in Abu Dhabi, and the band then will begin a series of European dates on November 26 in Dublin, Ireland.


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Thursday
Oct092014

Keyshia Cole Hits Versace Mansion in “Last Tango” Video

Image Courtesy Interscope Records

Keyshia Cole lounges in the Versace Mansion in Miami in the newly released video for “Last Tango,” lifted from her album Point of No Return.

In the video, posted on YouTube, Keyshia shows off her toned physique in a black bathing suit with various cut outs. With a broken bottle of Champagne in hand and dead flowers in the other, she ponders her failed relationship before packing her Louis Vuitton bags.

“We fuss, we f**k, we make up, but is this really us right now? Is this really love? I don’t really wanna leave you,” she sings.

Point of No Retur nis available now.


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