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Monday
Oct162017

Kelly Rowland joins Team JHud as Battle Rounds begin on "The Voice"

Tyler Golden/NBCThe Battle Rounds begin tonight on The Voice and Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland are thrilled to be working together.

Coach Hudson chose Rowland to be her team’s adviser for this portion of the competition, and the Oscar-winning star feels the Destiny's Child member is perfect for the role.

"I wanted Kelly to be a part of it because I have always been a fan of Kelly," says Jennifer, noting that she feels Kelly can give fans "a different perspective" on how to make it in the music biz. 

"We came into the industry two different ways," JHud explains. "[We can] show the contestants that there is no set formula to success...everyone has their own path and you can learn from me, from my way, or you can learn from someone like Kelly in her way."

For her part, Rowland says she loves JHud's approach to working with the contestants.

"She has so much to offer," Kelly says. "She's like, 'I've been here.' And when she’s talking to them, she acknowledges everything that they’re feeling and then helps them face it and deal with it."

"It’s such a great approach because you watch them change right before your eyes," Kelly adds. "And I love that part of it. And she’s just real."

The Voice airs tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm/7 pm Central, on NBC.

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Monday
Oct162017

Cassie's second album is ready: "The main difference is that it's mine"

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicEleven years after releasing her debut album, Cassie is ready to finally drop her second one, and she thanks her mentor and long-time boyfriend Diddy for maintaining her enthusiasm about her music career.

"I'll get to pick his brain and he gets to pick mine, which is really nice, but he just loves music so much and it rubs off,” she tells Billboard.  “When I listen to records now, I spend time. There's no rush. There hasn't been a rush 'cause obviously it's taken me a little while to get back to here, but he just loves music so much and it makes me love music even more too being around that.”  

Cassie has dropped several singles since her self-titled album was released in 2006, recording with numerous stars, including Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz

Ryan Leslie was the creative force behind her first album, writing and producing all the tracks. This time, Cassie says she was involved in writing all of her songs.

“There's a whole different level that you get to once you get to connect with yourself, especially as an artist writing music," she says. "I'm part of the entire creative project.”

Cassie's self-titled debut album reached number four on the Billboard chart, featuring the number one single "Me & U." Despite her success, she feels it was more of Leslie’s project than her own music. This time, she more closely identifies with her new album which is waiting for a firm release date. 

“If I'm going to leave this earth at any point, I wanna do something that's going to make me happy that I did for myself and that other people enjoy, too. The main difference is that it's mine.”

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Monday
Oct162017

Bryan Adams releasing "Ultimate" hits compilation, featuring two new songs, next month

UMe/Polydor RecordsA new compilation featuring Bryan Adams' biggest hits, along with two brand-new tunes, will be released November 3. The Ultimate Bryan Adams boasts 21 tracks, among them the Canadian rocker's chart-topping singles "Heaven," "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" and "All for Love," the latter a collaboration with Rod Stewart and Sting.

The album also features Adams hits including s "Cuts Like a Knife," "Run to You," "Summer of '69," "You Belong to Me," "Somebody," "Please Forgive Me," and "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You," as well as his collaboration with Tina Turner, "It's Only Love." The new songs are titled "Please Stay" and "Ultimate Love," and both tunes were written this year, according to Bryan.

"As a songwriter and musician you are always creating -- it's what you do," explains Adams. "So even though I've released an 'ultimate' collection, I'm always looking ahead. There are two new songs included…with the message that love still counts, even in uncertain times."

The Ultimate Bryan Adams is available for pre-order now.  Reserve your copy now and you'll instantly receive a free download of "Please Stay." You can also buy the track as a digital single or listen via select streaming services now.

Adams recently gave "Ultimate Love" its live debut during his set at the Invictus Games in Toronto, September 30. He also was joined by Bruce Springsteen for a couple of songs at the event. You can watch videos of both performances at Bryan's official YouTube channel.

Here's the full track list of The Ultimate Bryan Adams:

"Go Down Rockin'"
"Can't Stop This Thing We Started"
"Run to You"
"Ultimate Love"*
"Heaven"
"It's Only Love" -- with Tina Turner
"Here I Am"
"When You're Gone" -- with Melanie C
"Cloud Number Nine"
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"
"You Belong to Me"
"Summer of '69"
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
"Somebody"
"Please Forgive Me"
"Cuts Like a Knife"
"The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You"
"All for Love" -- with Sting & Rod Stewart
"Back to You"
"Please Stay"*
"18 Til I Die"

* = brand-new track.

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Monday
Oct162017

The All-American Rejects' Tyson Ritter says next album will be "madness," could be the "last one"

Interscope RecordsThe All-American Rejects are currently working on their fifth studio album, their first since 2012's Kids in the Street. Over the summer, the band released two previews of the album with the new songs "Sweat" and "Close Your Eyes," which sound very different from each other. Frontman Tyson Ritter tells ABC Radio that sonic diversity will be a hallmark of the new album.

"Every song is a completely different sonic build, completely different board, sound-room," he says. "So every song sounds like it's a completely different record."

"I really like that," Ritter adds. "Because when you collect them all together, it just sounds like madness."

What will connect the songs on the album, Ritter thinks, is the visual component. "Sweat" and "Close Your Eyes" were accompanied by an 11-minute short film, and the visuals will carry on for the rest of the album as well.

"I wanna make all the visual the things that marries it," says Ritter. "Then the audio can be free, and it doesn't depend on each song to sort of define a sound of a record."

In fact, Ritter sees the album as a soundtrack of sorts.

"It's kind of a soundtrack to a band trying to figure out what its next record is going to be," he says. "And," he adds, "is it gonna be the last one?"

"We're kind of letting ourselves just define our ambition by the reception," says Ritter. "So, it's great: if nobody listens to it, or if people don't dig it, then it's like, 'Cool, let's move on.'"

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Monday
Oct162017

Rob Zombie's "Halloween" movies to screen for charity 

Santiago Bluguermann/LatinContent/Getty ImagesRob Zombie's 2007 remake of the classic 1978 horror film Halloween -- along with its sequel, 2009's Halloween II -- will be shown in a special screening for charity. The screening will fittingly take place on October 31 in Los Angeles, and will benefit the Rock Against MS Foundation, the sCare Foundation and the Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary.

The event will also feature a screening of the original Halloween, directed by John Carpenter. For ticket info, visit HellaHorror.com.

In other Halloween happenings, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails recorded a new version of the movie's iconic theme, which you can download now via digital platforms.

Zombie, meanwhile, is currently working on the follow-up to his 2016 album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.

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Monday
Oct162017

Pink gets candid about marriage: “You’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year” 

Sølve SundsbøBeautiful Trauma is the name of Pink’s new album, but it could also easily be used to describe some marriages. In a new interview with U.K.’s The Guardian, the singer gets candid about the ups and downs of her 11-year marriage to Carey Hart.

“There are moments where I look at [Hart] and he is the most thoughtful, logical, constant … he’s like a rock,” she says. “He’s a good man. He’s a good dad. He’s just the kind of dad I thought he’d be and then some.”

She adds, “And then I’ll look at him and go: I’ve never liked you. There’s nothing I like about you. We have nothing in common. I don’t like any of the s*** you like. I don’t ever wanna see you again.”

Pink admits these feeling will go back and forth.  “Then you’ll go through times when you haven’t had sex in a year,” she says. “Is this bed death? Is this the end of it? Do I want him? Does he want me?”

She concludes, “Monogamy is work! But you do the work and it’s good again.”

Earlier this year, Pink admitted that she and Carey had taken two “breaks” during their relationship. They have two children together, six-year-old Willow and nine-month-old Jameson.

Pink’s Beautiful Trauma album was released Friday.

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Sunday
Oct152017

Time to order the wedding cake (by the ocean): Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are engaged 

Gotham/GC ImagesJoe Jonas has been linked to quite a number of female stars over the years, but he's now ready to settle down with the First Lady of House Stark.  He and Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner -- who plays Sansa Stark -- are engaged.

Turner revealed the news on her Instagram over the weekend, posting a photo of her hand on top of Joe's -- she's wearing a diamond engagement ring.  The caption reads, "I said yes."

Joe posted the same photo, with the caption, "She said yes."

Joe's brother Nick Jonas tweeted the same photo, along with his best wishes: "Ahh! Congratulations to my brother... and sister in law to be on your engagement. I love you both so much."

Joe and Sophie started dating in late 2016.  In the past, he's been linked to Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Ashley Greene, Camilla Belle and a number of other notable females.

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Saturday
Oct142017

Nelly's accuser won't testify, believes "the system is going to fail her"; his attorney wants a public apology 

Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesThe woman who accused Nelly of rape last weekend is refusing to testify against the rapper, according to a letter posted on her lawyer's website.

In the letter, the woman's lawyer, Karen Koehler, says that the woman, who she describes as a 21-year-old college student, has told the Auburn, WA Police Department and the King County Prosecutor's office to "put a halt to the criminal investigation of Cornell Haynes, Jr. (aka Nelly)" and that "she will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him."

According to Koehler, the woman feels that there's no way anyone will believe her word against Nelly's and that "the system is going to fail her."  Koehler writes, "People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break. She wants to close the door. She wants this to end. She just cannot bear it."

Adds the lawyer, "She never wanted notoriety. She never wanted a dime from that man."

In response, Nelly's attorney said in a statement to ABC News, "This is welcome news, even though Nelly was one hundred percent sure he would be vindicated. This is simply not enough. Her reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was: a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially."

"It is not enough," continues the statement. " This type of reckless allegation is an affront to women who are real victims of sexual assault. I am suggesting that Nelly seeks a public apology. I am further suggesting that Nelly considers whatever legal options are available to him. Nelly thanks his fans for their unwavering loyalty."

The woman claimed that last Saturday, Nelly assaulted her on a tour bus after his concert in Auburn, WA, just south of Seattle.  He was taken into custody, booked and released without being charged.  He later proclaimed his innocence in a series of tweets.

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Friday
Oct132017

From the "town trollop" to Mother Goose: How Dolly Parton's persona is reaching a whole new group of fans

Sony Music Nashville/Dolly RecordsDolly Parton has never been shy about her larger-than-life personality or her unique fashion sense, even admitting that her look was based on "the town trollop."  But now, with her first children's album, I Believe in You, the country-pop superstar says that same over-the-top image is what's endearing her to a whole new group of fans.  

"I have always said I look like a cartoon, 'cause I kinda do," Dolly admits. "I just always liked just being overexaggerated. And my voice is small... And I think kids kinda can relate to me, like a Mother Goose character."

The 71-year-old singer adds, "I don't care why they do, as long as they do. I love 'em, and they seem to love me. And when I'm with 'em, I just am exactly that age."

Dolly's I Believe in You album benefits her literacy program, which sends books to children all over the world, starting at birth and continuing until they're five years old.

"The first book that we give out through the Imagination Library is The Little Engine That Could," Dolly explains. "That was one we thought would be appropriate and I wrote a song that kinda mentions that. So it's got train sounds, and whistles."

The Country Music Hall of Famer also re-recorded her classic "Coat of Many Colors" for the project and composed another tune inspired by how she was bullied growing up.

"I thought...'I'm gonna write a song about how it makes people feel when you make fun of them, and make them feel less than they are or what they want to be,'" Dolly recently told a group of young fans in Nashville, before debuting "Makin' Fun Ain't Funny."

I Believe in You is available in stores and online now.

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Friday
Oct132017

Stevie Nicks recalls last time she saw Tom Petty in new "Rolling Stone" interview

Michael Kovac/WireImageTom Petty's untimely death on October 2 was followed by an outpouring of tributes from various well-known associates and admirers of the lauded rocker, although nothing was heard from one of his most famous collaborators -- Stevie Nicks. Now, however, comes word that Nicks has given an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone about Petty, and the magazine has posted an excerpt online.

In the excerpt, the Fleetwood Mac singer reveals that she last saw Petty at London's Hyde Park in July, when she opened for him and The Heartbreakers and then joined the band to perform her and Tom's hit duet "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." She remembers that before hitting the stage, she rehearsed the tune with Tom and other Heartbreakers members, and that she later ended up watching the group's set with another famous singer.

"After I came off stage from my set, [Shania Twain] came backstage," says Stevie. "She was so funny. She said, 'I'm going to be greedy right now. I need to watch this show with you.' Shania and I watched Tom's show…and sang at the top of our lungs…[W]hat a magical moment that was: Shania got to stand there with me and watch my boys."

Nicks also recalls some comforting advice Petty gave her in 1994 when she met up with him after she'd had an upsetting visit from an old boyfriend.

"I asked Tom if he would help me write a song," she recalls. "And he said, 'No. You are one of the premier songwriters of all time. You don't need me to write a song for you.' He said, 'Just go to your piano and write a good song. You can do that.'"

Nicks' full interview will appear in an upcoming Rolling Stone issue devoted to Petty.

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Friday
Oct132017

Old Sensation: INXS releasing deluxe 30th anniversary edition of "Kick"

Rhino EntertainmentINXS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its most successful album, Kick, by releasing a special deluxe edition of the multiplatinum collection on November 24. The expanded set features three CDs and a Blu-ray disc, and includes bonus remixes, alternate versions, demos, B-sides, live performances, videos and more.

Released in October 1987, Kick featured four top 10 hits, "Need You Tonight," "Devil Inside," "New Sensation" and "Never Tear Us Apart," which peaked, respectively, at #1, #2, #3 and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself reached #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, and has sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S.

The Kick 30th Anniversary Edition contains a CD with a remastered version of the original album, and two other CDs featuring various bonus tracks. In addition, a special half-speed remaster two-LP vinyl version of Kick, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, will be released on December 15.

"Classic, fabulous pop songs that jump out of the speakers, now more than ever before!" INXS guitarist Andrew Farriss says about the 30th anniversary edition of Kick. "The latest INXS vinyl cuts are an outstanding sonic achievement, especially the Kick album. I was truly amazed to hear INXS' recordings sounding so incredibly fresh, clear and kick-ass, like vinyl on steroids..."

Kick is the first in a series of special releases INXS is planning this year, which also marks the 40th anniversary of the band's formation and, sadly, the 20th anniversary of founding frontman Michael Hutchence's death.

Here's the complete track list of the deluxe Kick reissue:

CD 1: Original Album Remastered

"Guns in the Sky"
"New Sensation"
"Devil Inside"
"Need You Tonight"
"Mediate"
"The Loved One"
"Wild Life"
"Never Tear Us Apart"
"Mystify"
"Kick"
"Calling All Nations"
"Tiny Daggers"

CD2: Demos, Mixes & More

"Move On" (Guitar Version)
"I'm Coming (Home)"
"Mediate" (Live from America)
"Never Tear Us Apart" (Live from America)
"Kick" (Live from America)
"On the Rocks"
"Do Wot You Do"
"Mystify" (Chicago Demo)
"Jesus Was a Man" (Demo)
"The Trap" (Demo)
"Guns in the Sky" (Kick Ass Remix)
"Need You Tonight" (Mendelsohn Extended Mix)
"Move On"

CD3: Additional Mixes & B-Sides

"Never Tear Us Apart" (Soul Version)
"New Sensation" (Nick 12" Mix)
"New Sensation" (Nick 7" Mix)
"Devil Inside" (Extended Remix)
"Devil Inside" (7" Version)
"Devil Inside" (Radio Edit)
"Different World" (12" Version)
"Different World" (7" Version)
"Need You Tonight" (Big Bump Mix)
"Need You Tonight" (Ben Liebrand Mix)
"Need You Tonight" (Mendelsohn 7" Edit)
"Guns in the Sky" (Kookaburra Mix)
"Calling All Nations" (Kids on Bridges Remix)
"Shine Like It Does" (Live)

Blu-ray

Kick mixed in Dolby Atmos & High Definition Audio
Promo Videos
--"Guns in the Sky"
--"New Sensation"
--"Devil Inside"
--"Need You Tonight"
--"Mediate"
--"Never Tear Us Apart"
--"Mystify"
--"Kick" (New 2017 promo)

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Friday
Oct132017

Kurt Cobain's 1992 MTV VMA award going to auction 

Frank Micelotta Archive / ContributorA number of Kurt Cobain's personal items are going up for auction in a new lot from Julien's Auctions, including the trophy he won at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

Cobain received the award when Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" won the prize for Best New Artist in a Video. The 1992 show was also infamous for a backstage spat between members of Guns N' Roses and Nirvana.

Along with the VMA, the auction will also include a Cobain drawing, the cheerleader outfit he wore for a 1994 Rolling Stone photo shoot, and even Cobain's Blockbuster card.

Additionally, the auction features items from artists including The Beatles, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, U2 and Fleetwood Mac, among many others.

The auction will be held November 4 in Los Angeles and live online. Visit JuliensLive.com for more info.

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Friday
Oct132017

Bishop Briggs releases new single, "Dream"; debut album due in spring 2018

Credit: Jabari JacobsBishop Briggs has premiered a new single, titled "Dream." The track, which the musician describes as "unlike anything I've ever released," is available now for digital download.

"This song scares me and I think that's what I find most liberating about it," Briggs says. "'Dream' is about having fears and doing your best to embrace them no matter how strenuous the grip is."

"Dream" is the first preview of Bishop's forthcoming full-length debut album, which is due out in spring 2018. Earlier this year, she released an EP featuring the singles "River" and "Wild Horses."

In other Bishop Briggs news, the singer is featured on a new version of the Cold War Kids song "So Tied Up." The original also included vocals from Briggs, but the new version, called "So Tied Up (moreBishop)," features, as the title suggests, even more Bishop Briggs. You can grab that via digital outlets as well.

Briggs is currently on tour through North America, playing dates with Alt-J and Bleachers.

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Friday
Oct132017

Listen now: A Great Big World reminds us “Life Is Good” in new song from "The Star" soundtrack

ABC/Richard HarbaughA Great Big World has released their optimistic new tune, "Life Is Good," off the The Star soundtrack.

Ian Axel and Chad King trade verses on the upbeat, piano-driven track from the Christmas-themed animated flick.

“It’s time to celebrate/I think we got a miracle/Straight from the heavens/It’s the start of something beautiful/The rain was pouring, now I see the sunshine/Don’t have to worry about a thing here on cloud nine/Life is good,” they sing.

You can receive the song as an instant grat track when you pre-order the album now. The second instant grat track, Fifth Harmony's “Can You See,” will be released October 17.

The track list also includes Mariah Carey performing the film’s title track, as well as new songs by Zara Larsson and country singer Kelsea Ballerini.

The Star soundtrack comes out October 27, while the animated movie opens November 17.

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Friday
Oct132017

New Star Shining: Kelsea Ballerini and Jake Owen unwrap new Christmas covers this season

Epic RecordsKelsea Ballerini is rubbing elbows with the modern-day queen of Christmas on the soundtrack for the new animated film, The Star.

Mariah Carey, who’s known for her massive holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” contributes a new song, also titled “The Star.” Kelsea covers the country/bluegrass standard, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” while Jake Owen does his version of “What Child Is This?”.

A cappella sensation Pentatonix, pop stars Fifth Harmony, and Christian artists Kirk FranklinYolanda Adams and Casting Crowns also contribute tracks to the film.

The movie, which comes out November 17, tells the nativity story through the eyes of the animals. 

The soundtrack for The Star will be available October 27.

Here’s the complete track listing: 

“The Star” -- Mariah Carey
“Children Go Where I Send Thee” -- Kelsea Ballerini
“We Three Kings” -- Kirk Franklin
“Can You See” -- Fifth Harmony
“Life Is Good” -- A Great Big World
“Mary, Did You Know” -- Zara Larsson
“O Holy Night” -- Yolanda Adams
“What Christmas Means to Me” -- Saving Forever
“Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” -- Jessie James Decker
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow” -- Casting Crowns
“What Child Is This?” -- Jake Owen
“Carol of the Bells” -- Pentatonix

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Friday
Oct132017

Put on your “Headphones” for WALK THE MOON’s new song

RCA RecordsGet your headphones ready. WALK THE MOON has a new track you’ll want to hear, appropriately titled “Headphones.”

On the quirky, high-energy track, lead singer Nick Petricca proclaims, “I can take a beating like a good pair of headphones.”

Petricca previously told Rolling Stone it was the “very first song” the band wrote for their new album, What If Nothing. “It just came out of us, this angry-boy energy," he said.

What If Nothing will be released November 10. “Headphones,” along with their single “One Foot,” will be available as instant grat tracks when you pre-order the album now.

The band kicks off their Press Restart tour on November 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Friday
Oct132017

Chris Brown celebrates Halloween with new “High End” video

ABC/Randy HolmesChris Brown is already in the Halloween spirit, dropping his supernatural “High End” video featuring Future and Young Thug.

Breezy co-directed the horror clip with Spiff TV, including cameo appearances from Trey Songz, Fabolous and Teyana Taylor. Brown appears as a zombie, emerging bare-chested from a coffin, and breaks off "Thriller”-inspired choreography.

The video begins with the disclaimer, “This film and its content do not inherently convey or praise any kind of occult.”

“High End” is from Brown’s eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon, which will be released on Halloween, October 31. It's available for pre-order now on iTunes.

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Friday
Oct132017

New 112 album, 'Q Slim Mike Daron,' features Faith Evans and Jagged Edge

eOne MusicIt’s been 12 years since 112 released a new album, and now the group is making a comeback with a new CD featuring Faith Evans and Jagged Edge.

112's sixth studio album, Q Slim Mike Daron, named after the four members, will drop October 27. It is now available for pre-order on iTunes. All five previous albums were certified gold or platinum.

The Grammy award-winning crooners also just revealed the artwork for the project, which includes 15 tracks.

The group released a throwback, speakeasy-themed video for the first single, “Dangerous Games,” in September.

112 launched their career in 1996 with their self-titled, double platinum debut album produced by Puff Daddy for his Bad Boy Records label.

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Friday
Oct132017

Listen now: Theory of a Deadman requests a "Wake Up Call" with new song

Roadrunner RecordsTheory of a Deadman has shared a new song called "Wake Up Call," the title track from the band's forthcoming album. The track is an acoustic-based ballad tells the enduring tale of missing someone while you're on the road. You can download the song now via digital outlets.

The Wake Up Call album also features the lead single "Rx (Medicate)," which currently sits at number one on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. You'll be able to listen to the whole album when it arrives October 27.

Theory is currently touring the U.S. in support of Wake Up Call. The outing continues tonight, October 13 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Friday
Oct132017

Keith Urban joins next month's Country Rising benefit, as it expands to help victims of Vegas tragedy

The GreenRoomIn light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, next month’s Country Rising benefit in Nashville is expanding to donate money to shooting victims, as well as those affected by hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands.

Keith Urban will also join the lineup that already includes Jason AldeanDierks BentleySam HuntLady AntebellumLittle Big TownMartina McBrideReba McEntireChris StapletonGeorge Strait and Carrie Underwood.

Tickets for the November 12 concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena go on sale next Friday at 10 a.m. CT, with pre-sales starting on Wednesday.  

Due to scheduling conflicts with his dates in Spokane, Washington, Garth Brooks will no longer be on the bill. Instead he’ll donate all the money from his two November 12  shows to The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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