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Tuesday
Dec122017

Beaux is a no-go: Father-to-be Dylan Scott plays the name game with wife Blair

Curb RecordsDylan Scott could become a daddy most anytime now, as he and his wife Blair await the arrival of their first little one.

Even though his first #1, “My Girl,” was inspired by his high school sweetheart, who became his bride, the Louisiana native is, in fact, expecting a boy.

“We'll have a baby at Christmas, which is going to be crazy…” Dylan tells ABC Radio. “We've got a name picked out, not a middle name. [We’re] still working on that.”

“I had the perfect name,” Dylan adds. “I wanted to name him Beaux. B-E-A-U-X. I just thought that'd be awesome.”

Blair, however, didn’t share Dylan’s enthusiasm.

“She said it was too country,” he laughs. “I was like, 'Babe, do you realize where we're from? Like, that's the way we grew up. We're country. This is how it is.' But she won. There's no battling her on a name, you know. So, she gets what she wants.” 

Dylan’s first holiday EP, Merry Christmas, is new this season. “Hooked,” his follow-up to “My Girl,” just broke into the top 40.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockBrett Eldredge performs Tuesday morning on Good Morning America. You can watch for him starting at 7 a.m. on ABC.

Chase Rice just wrapped his first trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland this week, with sold-out shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin. His latest single, “Three Chords and the Truth,” just broke into the top-35 in the States.

If you missed Walker Hayes Monday on Today, you can watch “You Broke Up with Me” online now. Walker also guests on The Talk on Tuesday, which starts at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Journey's Neal Schon releases instrumental holiday EP, "Ave Maria"

Neal Schon MusicJourney guitarist Neal Schon is embracing the Christmas spirit with open arms by releasing a new instrumental holiday EP titled Ave Maria.

The four-track collection, Schon's first-ever solo holiday release, includes soaring renditions of the popular Catholic hymn "Ave Maria," Elvis Presley's classic ballad "Can't Help Falling in Love" and two memorable Journey hits: "Open Arms" and "Faithfully."

Ave Maria is available for purchase now at digital retailers and via streaming services. As a gift to fans, Schon also has made the title track available as a free download at his official website, NealSchonMusic.com.

In conjunction with the EP, Neal and his wife, Michaele, have posted a holiday message that reads, "We give the gift of music & peace this holiday season."

In other Journey news, drummer Steve Smith will be playing concerts with three of his jazz projects in early 2018:  Vital Information NYC Edition, Steps Ahead Meets Soulbop and Groove: Blue Organ Trio.

The Vital Information NYC Edition tour is in support of the group's recently released album Heart of the City, which is available at iTunes and at VitalInformation.com.

Here are all of Smith's 2018 tour dates:

1/23 -- Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum*
1/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz Theater*
1/25 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz Theater*
1/26 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/27 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/28 -- Los Angeles, CA, Catalina Jazz Club*
1/29 -- Grass Valley, CA, The Center for the Arts*
1/31 -- Oakland, CA, Yoshi's Oakland Jazz Club*
2/1 -- Santa Cruz, CA, Kuumbwa Jazz Club*
2/27 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
2/28 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/1 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/2 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/3 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club**
3/20 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/21 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/22 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/23 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***
3/24 -- New York, NY, Birdland Jazz Club***

* = with Vital Information NYC Edition
** = with Steps Ahead Meets Soulbop
*** = with Groove: Blue Organ Trio.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Tina Turner to pen follow-up to "I, Tina," called "Tina Turner: My Love Story"

Tina Turner is giving fans more wisdom learned from her extraordinary life in a forthcoming book titled Tina Turner: My Love Story.

The autobiography, scheduled to be published by Atria Books in October, will cover a number of topics while also taking a look at Tina's 60-year career and life.   

"My real story, in its entirety, has never been told," Tina says in an official statement. 

"I wanted to talk candidly about the past and the present: finding love; my struggle with a previously undisclosed, life-threatening illness; and, thankfully, today's happy endings." 

The 11-time Grammy winner co-wrote the book with collaborators Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann. It will also be available as an audiobook via Simon and Schuster. 

Tina's book will be the sequel to her bestselling 1986 autobiography, I, Tina, which she co-wrote with famed music critic and MTV news correspondent Kurt Loder.  

I, Tina detailed her abusive relationship with ex-husband Ike Turner, and also inspired the 1993 critically acclaimed biopic What's Love Got to Do with It, starring Angela Bassett as the legendary entertainer.  

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Greta Van Fleet battles being "overly creative" with "Safari Song"

Credit: Ford FairchildGreta Van Fleet topped Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart earlier this year with their breakthrough hit "Highway Tune," and they're back in the top 15 on the tally with their new single, "Safari Song." As bassist Sam Kiszka tells ABC Radio, the original recording of "Safari Song" had a lot more "safari" in it.

"When we formatted 'Safari Song' for the first time, there was a lot more percussion," Kiszka explains. "We kind of, I don't wanna say Dumbed it down, but kinda simplified it in the studio."

In fact, that was important lesson for the young band, who are currently working on their full-length debut album.

"When you go in the studio, you go from four musicians to infinite musicians in there, you can layer, like, 30 guitars," says Kiszka. "I think the important part is learning how to do that in discretion."

Kiszka says he hopes Greta Van Fleet plays the original "Safari Song," which boasted a "cool drum interlude" live some day, but he, along his brother and guitarist Jake Kiszka, is happy with the final track.

"It was taking too many liberties and being overly creative," Jake says.

"Safari Song" appears on Greta Van Fleet's double-EP, From the Fires, which is out now. The band's tour U.S. tour in support of the compilation continues tonight in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Tuesday
Dec122017

Bleachers, Lorde & more playing Ally Coalition LGBTQ benefit concert

ABC/Randy HolmesBleachers and Lorde will play the fourth annual Ally Coalition Talent Show, a benefit concert in support of homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. The event takes place January 24 at New York City's Town Hall.

The lineup, which was curated by Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, also features members of Spoon and The National. Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, who's Jack's sister, will host the evening.

For ticket info, visit TheAllyCoalition.org.

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Monday
Dec112017

Alice in Chains schedules 2018 North American headlining tour

Credit: Johnny BuzzerioAlice in Chains will hit the road on a North American headlining tour next year. The trek begins April 28 in Boston, and will hit Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta and Chicago, among other cities. Visit AliceinChains.com for ticket info.

Along with the headlining dates, Alice in Chains will play a number of festivals next spring, including Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range.

Here are Alice in Chains' 2018 headlining tour dates:

4/28 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues
4/30 -- Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
5/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall
5/3 -- Washington, D.C., Anthem
5/7 -- New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
5/10 -- Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy
5/15 -- Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
5/16 -- South Bend, IN, Morris Performing Arts Center

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Monday
Dec112017

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton joining forces for spring 2018 tour

Credit: Watt Casey, Jr.For the second consecutive year, the Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will be teaming up to keep on rockin' their fans in concert. After mounting a lengthy North American summer tour this year, the two veteran acts have announced plans for a spring 2018 tour of Canada and the midwestern U.S.

The trek currently features nine confirmed dates, kicking off April 14 in Victoria, Canada, and plotted out through an April 28 concert in New Town, North Dakota. More shows will be added soon.

"2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience," says Steve Miller in a statement. "The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are looking forward to seeing our friends in Canada and the States soon."

Adds Frampton, "Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve's set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can't wait to get back out there."

Miller recently released a pair of personally curated Steve Miller Band best-of collections called Ultimate Hits, and will be announcing plans for a new album early next year.

Here are all of Steve Miller Band and Frampton's confirmed joint 2018 tour dates:

4/14 -- Victoria, BC, Canada, Save on Foods Centre
4/16 -- Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Abbotsford Centre
4/18 -- Kelowna, BC, Canada, Prospera Place
4/20 -- Calgary, AB, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
4/21 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place
4/23 -- Saskatoon, SK, Canada, SaskTel Centre
4/24 -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Bell MTS Place
4/26 -- Sioux Falls, SD, Denny Sanford Premier Center
4/28 -- New Town, ND, Four Bears Resort

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Monday
Dec112017

"A Day with Dolly": The country-pop legend stops by "Sprout House" for new children's special

Universal Kids/NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as Dolly Parton stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

The country-pop legend will perform songs like "A Friend Like You," "You Can Do It" and "Together Forever," all from her first-ever children's album, I Believe in You. She'll also be joined by the show's host, Carly, as well as the lovable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube channel on Thursday.

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Monday
Dec112017

Shinedown announces Canadian headlining dates

ABC/Randy HolmesShinedown has announced a batch of Canadian headlining dates for next year, beginning March 27 in British Columbia. Visit Shinedown.com for ticket info.

Joining Shinedown on the Canadian run will be In This Moment and 10 Years.

Currently, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers are touring the U.S. as the acoustic duo Smith & Myers. That outing continues tonight in Nashville.

Along with the Canada dates, Shinedown will be playing a number of U.S. festivals next spring, including Fort Rock and Carolina Rebellion. Additionally, the band is working on their next album, the follow-up to 2015's Threat to Survival.

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Monday
Dec112017

Daughtry announces spring tour, online gaming for fans

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThey haven't announced new music...yet...but Daughtry will be hitting the road in March.

Chris Daughtry & company have announced a tour kicking off March 3 in Clearwater, FL and wrapping up April 20 in Oklahoma.  The band has been working on new music for their fifth album, the follow-up to 2013's Baptized.

In other Daughtry news, the band has launched an online gaming site called Daughtry Games.  It's essentially a website where you can play online blackjack and poker, but with "DAUGHTRY Dollars" instead of real money. 

As you play, you gain experience points, and become eligible to win memorabilia, concert tickets and Daughtry experiences.  The first 250 people who sign up will receive a bonus of 50,000 DAUGHTRY Dollars to their account.

Here are Daughtry's tour dates:

3/3 -- Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theater
3/7 -- Ft. Myers, FL,,Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
3/8 -- Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
3/10 -- Orlando, FL, Bayside Stadium - SeaWorld Florida
3/11 -- Greensville, SC, Peace Center Concert Hall
3/13 -- Augusta, GA, William G. Bell Auditorium
3/15 -- Wilmington, NC, Cape Fear Community College
3/17 -- Staten Isand, NY, St. George Theatre
3/18 -- Baltimore, MD, Hippodrome Theatre
3/20 -- Greensburg, PA, Palace Theatre
3/21 -- Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre
3/23 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Caesars Atlantic City - Circus Maximus
3/24 -- Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
3/25 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak
3/27 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
3/29 -- Utica, NY, The Stanley
3/30 -- Portland, ME, Aura
3/31 -- Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/3 -- Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center
4/4 -- Port Chester, NY, The Capitol Theatre
4/6 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun
4/7 -- Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
4/8 --  Concord, NH, Capitol Theatre
4/10 -- Niagara Falls, NY, Rapids Theatre
4/11 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live
4/13 -- Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
4/14 -- Red Wing, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Indigo Bay
4/16 -- Joliet, IL, Rialto Square Theatre
4/17 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Pabst Theatre
4/19 -- Salinas, KS, Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
4/20 -- Miami, OK, Buffalo Run Casino

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Monday
Dec112017

New live album by late ELP frontman Greg Lake captures memorable 2012 show in Italy

Manticore RecordsA new limited-edition concert album recorded during Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake's final tour has just been released. Live in Piacenza captures a November 2012 performance at Teatro Municipale in the Italian city of Piacenza as part of Lake's "Songs of a Lifetime" trek.

The show featured Greg playing a variety of ELP's best-loved songs, including "From the Beginning," "Still…You Turn Me On," "I Believe in Father Christmas," "Lucky Man" and "Karn Evil 9." It also included performances of tunes from Lake's pre-ELP stint with King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King," as well as covers of the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel," The Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready."

Lake was joined for "Lucky Man" by a trio of respected Italian prog-rock musicians -- Aldo Tagliapietra, Bernardo Lanzetti and Annie Barbazza.

Live in Piacenza is available on CD, as a premium-audiophile double-LP vinyl collection and as a deluxe box set at ManticoreRecords.com. The box set features a clear-vinyl audiophile double-LP, a gold audiophile CD, a DVD containing a documentary about the concert, and such collectibles as photo prints, a poster and sticker.

In his 2016 memoir Lucky Man, Greg wrote that the Piacenza show was an "outstanding memory" for him. He added, "The show at Teatro Municipale was recorded and I decided to release a special collector's edition of it on vinyl. Somehow the event, the feeling of the music and the atmosphere all seem to be suited to being reproduced in this analogue way."

Lake died of lung cancer in December 2016. He was 69.

Here's the track list of Live in Piacenza:

"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Lend Your Love to Me Tonight"
"From the Beginning"
"Heartbreak Hotel"
"Epitaph"/"In the Court of the Crimson King"
"I Talk to the Wind"
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"
"Touch and Go"
"Trilogy"/"Still…You Turn Me On"
"I Believe in Father Christmas"
"Shakin' All Over"
"C'est La Vie"
"People Get Ready"
"Lucky Man"
"Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part II)"

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Monday
Dec112017

Grigio Girl: Lady Gaga reportedly releasing her own wine

ABC/Fred LeeCheers to Lady Gaga! According to celebrity site The Blast, the singer may be launching a new signature wine.

Reps for Gaga have reportedly filed the necessary paperwork to trademark two wines: Joanne Trattoria Vino Blanco and Joanne Trattoria Vino Rosso.

Joanne Trattoria is the New York City restaurant owned by Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta. The eatery, as well as Gaga’s latest album, was named after Gaga’s late aunt.

Earlier this year, Gaga’s reps also reportedly began the process of registering a line of wine under the name “Grigio Girls,” which is the name of a song on Gaga’s Joanne album.

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Monday
Dec112017

Someone's not "Drunk in Love" with Beyoncé-inspired beer

ABC/Image Group LABrooklyn brewery Lineup Brewing has received given a cease and desist letter ordering it to stop brewing its Beyoncé-inspired beer called Bïeryoncé, reports Pitchfork

You can check out what a can of Bieryoncé beer looks like on Lineup Brewing owner Katarina Martinez's Instagram account.   

The cans feature the brew's name in vertical pink letters similar to the font Beyonce has used as her logo.

Martinez tells the music website she decided to create the beer after missing one of Bey's concerts, even though she had tickets. 

"As a Hispanic, female-run business, I am very inspired by her so I thought I'd pay homage," she explains. 

"We're disappointed she didn't take it as a compliment, but oh well. It was fun while it lasted!"

Fans of Beyoncé curious enough to try a can of Bïeryoncé can still do so now in New York, while supplies last. 

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Monday
Dec112017

"A Day with Dolly": The country icon stops by "Sprout House" for new children's special

Universal Kids, NBCUniversalYou can spend A Day with Dolly starting on Tuesday, as the entertainment icon stars in a new Sprout House special that premieres at 11:05 a.m. ET on Universal Kids.

Dolly will perform songs like “A Friend Like You,” “You Can Do It” and “Together Forever,” all from her first-ever children’s album, I Believe in You. She’ll also be joined by the show’s host, Carly, as well as the loveable puppy puppet, Snug.

A Day with Dolly will re-air both Wednesday and Thursday at 9:55 a.m. ET, before also premiering on the Sprout YouTube channel on Thursday.

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Monday
Dec112017

Watch now: Partying can’t cure Louis Tomlinson’s blues in “Miss You” video

Epic/Sony RecordsLouis Tomlinson tries to forget about his ex in the new video for “Miss You.”

The clip features Louis heading out for a night on the town with his pals, in an attempt to drown his sorrows in beer and shots. But when the lights come on and he sobers up, he realizes how much he misses his old flame.

“We’re singing till last call/And it’s all out of tune/Should be laughing but there’s something wrong/And it hits me when the lights go on/Sh**, maybe I miss you,” Louis sings.

“Miss You” follows Louis’ previous single, “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha.  That song made him the fifth member of One Direction to score a top 40 solo hit.

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Monday
Dec112017

K. Michelle thinks about sleeping with someone's else's man in new music video

Derek BlanksOver the weekend, K. Michelle released the music video for her single, "F*** Your Man." 

The visual shows the singer as a lounge singer, crooning the jazz-inspired song about the possibilities of having an intimate relationship with someone else's man. 

"F*** Your Man" is the interlude track from K. Michelle's new 21-track album, KIMBERLY: The People I Used to Know.  

Chris Brown and Jeremih are both featured on the disc. 

You can watch the visual for "F*** Your Man" on YouTube now.  

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Monday
Dec112017

Liam Payne reveals parenting tip he learned ahead of son’s first Christmas

ABC/Heidi GutmanLiam Payne is gearing up to celebrate his son’s first Christmas.

He tells Entertainment Tonight that if there’s one parenting tip he’s learned going into the holiday season, it’s that his son likely won’t care about gifts at this age.

Liam says he was advised that his 8-month-old son, Bear, “is only going to be interested in the wrapping paper, so buy the shiniest one!”

The singer says that in addition to spending time with Bear this holiday, he’ll also be eating his own weight in “lovely Christmas food.”

He joked, "You might see a different Liam after Christmas, and then you'll see post-Christmas Liam with a new year’s resolution, hopefully!"

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Monday
Dec112017

Eminem offers $500 limited edition "Revival" bundles

Craig McDeanWith Eminem's latest album Revival arriving this Friday, fans have the option of pre-ordering the digital version of the disc as part of a $500 limited-edition autographed collectors' bundle. 

The complete package includes a limited-edition autographed "Walk On Water" steel print, a limited-edition black dog tag, a digital copy of Revival and digital downloads of "Walk on Water" and "Untouchable" with purchase. 

The steel print features Em's handwritten lyrics for "Walk on Water" etched on steel from the rapper's home city of Detroit. 

Alternatively, fans can choose to pre-order the collectors' bundle that comes with a CD for $505. 

Em collaborated with Detroit-based fine art publishing company 1xRUN to create the limited-edition packages. 

For information on how to purchase, visit Eminem's website. 

Revival, arriving everywhere December 15, features guest vocals from BeyoncéAlicia KeysKehlaniPinkPhresher, frequent collaborator Skylar Grey, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and rock group X Ambassadors.  

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Monday
Dec112017

Tickets for Bryan Adams' "Pretty Woman" musical on sale this Friday

PRNewsfoto/PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICALBryan Adams fans should forget about the "Summer of '69" and start thinking about the Summer of 2018, which is when they'll get to see the rocker's first Broadway musical.

As previously reported, Bryan and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance have written the music for  Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on the Julia Roberts/Richard Gere rom-com of the same name.  Tickets for the production -- both its world premiere in Chicago and its subsequent Broadway run -- go on sale this Friday.

The Chicago world premiere takes place March 13, and tickets for the five-week engagement can be purchased at BroadwayInChicago.com.  The Broadway performances begin July 20, 2018, with the official opening night coming August 16, 2018. Those tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

The book of the musical was written by the late Garry Marshall, who directed the movie Pretty Woman, and J.F. Lawton, who wrote the screenplay.

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