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A Facebook Live video allegedly shows Meek at the gym talking trash about fighting Drake. Mill can not be seen onscreen, but a voice comes across loud and clear.
"I'd beat Drizzy the f up for $5 mil," he said. "Of course I would. We gonna let Nicki [Minaj] be the ring girl. Y'all come to see that fight, wouldn't y'all? Y'all'd spend $100 a ticket for that." Read morehere.
The two pop superstars teamed up for a track on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, and there is speculation that the image accompanying the post features a still from a music video for their song, 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever." And just last week reports surfaced that the two had damaged a London hotel room during the making of a video.
Malik recently credited his girlfriend Gigi Hadid for initiating the collaboration with Swift. In a radio interview, the former One Directioner shared, "The interesting thing was she's actually friends with Gi, so she already reached out because [producer] Jack [Antonoff] had just played her the song anyway. She mentioned to me that she liked the song so I already kind of knew in the back of my head that she liked it so I asked her if she wanted to be on it and she was cool with it." See the posthere.
The episode focused on Jackson's infamous road trip from New York to Los Angeles with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando after the 9/11 attacks. In addition to Joseph Fiennes playing Jackson, the show, which was scheduled to air January 19, featured Stockard Channing as Taylor and Brian Cox as Brando.
"It angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother Liz as well," Paris tweeted. Read the network's statement about the cancelationhere.
The star-studded spoof features actors speaking in lines from West's songs. 'The Bold and the Lyrical" features Bryan Cranston and Jessica Biel as the bride and groom, Corden as the drunk audience member, Giovanni Ribisi is the interrupting ex, and bandleader Reggie Watts is 'the priest" officiating the events. Biel starts off saying "diamonds are forever" to her intended husband Cranston, who responds, " forever, ever?"
"Forever, ever," she replies. As hilarity ensues, a tipsy Corden offers up a "toast for the douchebags" and goes to "Runaway" to encourage for Biel to break out.
"Get down girl, go 'head, get down," the host says to Biel as he takes her hand and she convincingly delivers the lyric, "I'm in love with you, but the vibe is wrong."
"How could you be so heartless?" Cranston carried on. Don't miss the endinghere.
Details about the musical, which never came to light because Bowie suffered a heart attack in 2004 and had to shelve the idea, were revealed in a new piece Cunningham penned for GQ. He shared the surprising phone call he received from Bowie himself and the resulting work the two put in together.
In addition to an expanded alien narrative that went above and beyond what Bowie had done in the 1976 film The Man Who Fell To Earth, Cunningham wrote, "The plot would revolve around a stockpile of unknown, unrecorded Bob Dylan songs, which had been discovered after Dylan died. David himself would write the hitherto-unknown songs."
What those Bowie-as-Dylan songs sound like will forever be a mystery because he took things in a different direction after his heart attack. Bowie ended up adapting the 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth for the stage, which starred Michael C. Hall in both the New York and London production. Still, since he could do a mean Bruce Springsteen and Lou Reed impression, it seems likely he would've nailed Dylan too. Read morehere.
That might have something to do with his co-star. Bentley's wife Cassidy appears in the video, which they shot in Reykjavik, Iceland. "Black" is the title track on Bentley's latest album, a project detailing his marriage to Cassidy and the ups and downs they've faced. But there's even more significance to the title because "Black" is Cassidy's maiden name.
Bentley had to talk Cassidy into appearing on camera because she's shy, but once she saw the finished product she knew they'd done something special. "When I think about intimacy, you do go through these landscapes together that are totally foreign that you've never been in," she said about the video's central theme. Read morehere.
Related: Zac Brown Band Return to Roots on New Album
The band is currently in the studio recording the new album titled Welcome Home, which will be released on May 12th. Their tour kicks off the same day.
"We're looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017 and sharing some new songs with our fans," Brown said in the tour announcement. See the dateshere.
"'Shape of You' came very quickly," he tells Radio.com. "It was only really finished a month ago, it was one of four songs written in a day." He notes that the song was originally much more sparse: "It was just the marimba and the vocal [originally]."
And at first, he considered giving "Shape of You" to Rihanna, but then decided that the line about "Putting 'Van the Man' on the jukebox" a reference to Van Morrison might not work for her. He tells Radio.com that he may have been wrong about that, and that the lyrics may have worked for Rihanna.
"You know what, she's the type of person who probably is banging Van Morrison. But I'm glad I kept it, I don't want to be just a one-trick pony and just do acoustic songwriter ballads, so it's nice to have something like that to put out there. "Read morehere.
During an appearance with Kevin Bacon, Fallon brushed off his best Kinks impression, throwing words like "hola," "yoga" and "granola" around with ease. The spelling bee turned ugly when the word "doughnut" appeared in the lyrics.
"We can't spell doughnut! It's so hard to spell! Why's it so hard! To spell doughnut!" Fallon exclaimed in the bridge. He moved on to simpler things, like Sammy S-O-S-A. Watch the tricky coverhere.
Like so many of the hit singles that emerged from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack in 2015, Halsey's contribution has a dark, brooding quality complete with pulsating rhythms and swelling synths.
She lets her voice rip on the chorus, climbing to its fullest breath. "So touch me like you never/ And push me like you never/ And touch me like you never/ Cuz I am not afraid, I am not afraid anymore," she sings on the chorus, her voice pushing each concluding word to its limit.
Halsey follows Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's collaboration, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" for the series' latest soundtrack installment with John Legend, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and more contributing songs yet to come. Listen to "Not Afraid Anymore"here.
"I miss my dude," Jarobi says the passing of Phife Dawg. "I'm so fing proud because of the fing way he went out. He went out spazzing and having fun. It's just funny because a lot of the s we talk about [on the new album] is real and it's kind of dark and s. At the same time, this s don't sound oppressive. It could be a downer and Phife being the n-a that he was is a big part of the reason the tone was so like it is."
The album, We Got It From Here' Thank You 4 Your Service, their first album since 1998, hit number one on the album charts. Despite that success, Q-Tip says it will be the group's last album.
"You can't even really think about another Tribe [album] without that man," he added. '"hat s would have to be something else totally different because that man was the motor." Read morehere.
"This LP is filled with alot of excitement," the rapper wrote. "blood sweat and tears. This project was designed for the culture of rap to know aint a dam thing change since the beginning of my career."
The graphic rendering was credited to Dan Iish Illustrations, and depicts a larger-than-life Raekwon towering among crumbling buildings. Some sources reported a March 10 release date for The Wild but Raekwon refuted those reports on Twitter.
"FYI album date will be released on a later date it's not March 10th and also my middle name ain't Quontrell either lol," he wrote. See the album arthere.
Last week odds for the matchup were released. Online odds maker Bovada lists Brown as the favorite going off at -160. However, they don't anticipate a one-sided fight, Soulja has been given odds of +125 to beat Brown.
To put it in context: when Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao famously fought back in 2015 Mayweather was the favorite at -200, while Pacquaio's had a +160 odds of winning. As predicted, Mayweather won that fight. Read morehere.
With Pitt doing the introductions, Cornell and Sting performed the Police's 'Every Breath You Take', Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' and Audioslave's 'Like A Stone'. Fan filmed footage has surfaced online here and Sting even shared a pic of the three of them hanging out backstage.
After engaging in some humorous banter with Sting, Pitt went on to introduce Cornell as "a very very good friend of mine and someone I've known for quite a while and whom I'm a huge fan of". Read morehere.
Apart from Jonathan and Drew Scott and Paslay the clip features Evan Bass and Carly Wadell from Bachelor In Paradise, Carrot Top, RaeLynn, Lindsay Ell, JD Scott, along with the Thunder >From Down Under cast: Aidan, Dylan and Ryan, and Fantasy cast: Delicia, Soolin, Mariah and Amber.
The single was released under the banner of The Scott Brothers and 100% of proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Watch the new videohere.
'It was a huge fight in my family, actually, and my girlfriend. It was a big battle." Alex Pall revealed to Carson Daly on 97.1 AMP Radio. "I mean my mom, she just has like 50 years on my girlfriend! My girlfriend is amazing.
"I wish we could all sit together, I mean honestly. But it was funny because she was like, 'Really?' and I was like, 'Uh, duh! She brought me into this world! Like, what were you expecting?'" Read morehere.
Aldean had the following to say about the outing which he is launching in support of his 2016 "They Don't Know" album, "It only takes a couple weeks off the road before I get that itch, and I'm already feeling it.
"We're going to spend some time switching the production up to be bigger and louder than anything we've ever done. It'll be cool to have Chris back out with us and Kane is the right guy to get the fans riled up."
The tour will be kicking off in Toledo on April 27th and will feature support from special guest Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. Read morehere.
"I've been in touch with James Corden about this for three years because he wanted me to do the first one, and I just wasn't around," Sheeran said in an interview on UK radio. "But I can confirm that at some point this year I will be doing a Carpool Karaoke."
The bit will, of course, involve Sheeran having to sing some of his own music, and that has him feeling a bit awkward. "I think I'll just want to put on some Biggie," Sheeran said. "I want to put on something really awkward and dirty like Biggie's song 'Big Booty Hoes' or something like that." Read morehere.
We were sent these details: "The special pressings are limited to 1,000 copies of each title and are available exclusively from U.S. independent retailers. Each comes repackaged in the original sleeve artwork that the first pressings came in.
"Audio has been cut from the original lacquers directly from the studio of the original engineer, Mike Marsh, and fully approved by The Chemical Brothers' Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands."
In addition to the limited editions, those seven titles, along with 2015's Born In The Echoes, are available on standard black vinyl at retailer everywhere including Amazon.
The limited editions are available at Amoeba and at local independent record stores. More detailshere.
The Soul Survivors 1967 crossover classic, "Expressway to Your Heart," launched The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) as the first of dozens of hits for Gamble & Huff as songwriters and producers.
Richie and his brother Charlie continued to perform and record together as the Soul Survivors, and were preparing to mark the song's 50th anniversary this year. Read the tributehere.
The tour is set to kick off on March 9th in St. Louis, MO at the Peabody Opera House and will run until June 1st where it will wrap up in Atlanta, GA at The Tabernacle.
Currington will be launching the tour in support of his sixth studio album, "Summer Forever", which was release back in June 2015 and spawned the chart topping singles "Don't It "and "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To." See the tour dateshere.
The upcoming dates will kick off on January 29th with the Country's Family Reunion Cruise, followed by the first of a series of dates at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on February 10th.
He will also be appearing at iconic venue on Feb 21st, 24th, 25th and 28th in addition to other appearances across North American that conclude with a performance at the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, Ga on October 14th. See the dateshere.
While some may believe they are watching animation in the new clip, they are actually seeing real, painted body art that was meticulously applied to Twiztid by celebrated make-up/FX artist Kay Pike, who has worked with the likes of Marvel and Disney, according to the announcement.
"I still can't get over how cool this video turned out. It's definitely a great way to usher in a new era of Twiztid," states Jamie Madrox. Monoxide adds, "Yeah, and I bared my naked breasts for this! NIPS AND ALL! You'd better f***in' like it!" Watch ithere.
'Liquor & Whores' has finally solidified itself as a cross-genre smash: Bubbles has sung and played 'Liquor & Whores' on the Trailer Park Boys series and has performed the song with Guns N' Roses at the invitation of Axl Rose at scores of concerts internationally.
'Liquor & Whores' is produced by fellow Canadian Multi-Platinum Producer Marc Mysterio (Flo Rida, Daft Punk, Crash Test Dummies, David Guetta) whom had one of this Summer's biggest EDM Hits in 'Be The Truth' scoring Top 10's in UK (Music Week Club Chart), USA (Top 10 US Billboard - Next Big Sound) whilst also being selected as a theme for ESPN First Take show for the entire month of December. It was supported by every major Dj globally - including Tiesto on his famed Club Life Radio Show!
On his response "If You Show Up," Tyson unloads his own profanity filled insults. The video contains a bevy of models and full-length audio of Tyson's fiercest burns: He takes swipes at Soulja Boy and the rapper's trainer, Floyd Mayweather.
"I'm Mike Tyson, the greatest ever /Mayweather, fairweather I seen your fights man /a lot of hype, man /And Soulja gon wish you never took the fight man." Watch the explicit video for "If You Show Up"here.
The track reportedly appears on Tha Carter V. "Life of Mr. Carter" has a steady rhythm, but it's Weezy's verses that reveal his talent. He's looking for a lady to stand by his side and remain true to the end.
"Especially when these hoes ain't right, these hoes ain't loyal/ What's wrong or right, and what's the order," he raps, before illustrating the type of woman he needs with "I'll be A-OK as long as my wife could cook a quarter/ Type of st I won't take for granted." Listen to "Life of Mr. Carter"here.
They will be headlining a series of global music festivals beginning with Tokyo International Forum on May 25th and concluding with an appearance at Festival Sudoeste in Portugal on August 5th.
Additional appearances include the Seoul Jazz Festival on May 28th, Release Athens Festival on June 17th, North Sea Jazz festival in Rotherdam, the Moon & Stars festival in Switzerland and more. See all of the dateshere.
Seven-year-old girl Xia Vigor was booked on the Philippine TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, a talent show competition in which children imitate their favorite stars.
The British Filipina contestant nailed Swift's "You Belong to Me" and delivered the song with all the gestures, winks and stage moves of her hero. Clearly, she's been studying hard. Watch iyhere.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Rey, and DJ Snake will be headlining the very first Lollapalooza Paris. All told, there will be over 40 artists who perform across the four stages.
London Grammar, Alt-J, Pixies, The Roots, Marshmello, Liam Gallagher, The Hives, Martin Solveig, I AM, La Femme are also on the bill. Read morehere.
The tour leg is scheduled to kick off on April 7 in Uniondale, NY at the Nassau Coliseum and will be concluding on September 3rd in Phoenix, AZ at the Comerica Theatre.
Prior to the American dates, Medzel will be traveling to Japan for a handful of dates beginning on March 29th in Osaka. She has announced additional Japanese dates in Nagoya and Tokyo. See the dateshere.
Sophie (Katie Stevens) is a waitress who can't stop drinking on the job while Noah (Pierson Fode) is a member of Dan + Shay's band who finds that his behavior is getting in the way of his passion (via The Boot).
Over the course of the video, Sophie and Noah spiral out, their addictions getting the best of them, but it turns out that build-up was actually an extended flashback.
"How Not To" switches gears towards the end when the couple show up at a one-year sobriety party that Dan + Shay and their other friends throw them. Their love for one another helps them make it through their first year of recovery. "How Not To" appears on Dan + Shay's sophomore album Obsessed. Watch the videohere.
Following the opening show at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Church stopped in Grand Forks, N.D. at its Ralph Engelstad Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sioux Falls, S.D. at its Denny Sanford Premier Center on Sunday, Jan. 15, totaling 38,200 fans to whom the tenacious country rocker played.
Performing more than 90 songs and over nine hours in just one weekend, Church and his "superb" (Lincoln Journal Star) band played two complete sets of old and new favorites each night that brought, as the Lincoln Journal Star puts it, "a swinging ode to the power of 'Jack Daniels' complete with shots, small town stories ΰ la 'Homeboy' and salutes to 'Talladega' that became a singalong, and a beer-glasses-held-high 'Pledge Allegiance to The Hag.'"
The duo will be hitting the late night TV show's stage to perform their global chart topping single "Just Hold On", which they released to much fanfare back in early December.
The track claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes charts in 43 countries including the UK. It hit No. 2 in the U.S. and claimed top spots on Spotify charts across the world. Check out a streamhere.
Rhett has so far announced the additional cites that have been added to the outing which is scheduled to kick off on February 23rd in Saginaw, MI at the Dow Event Center. Additional details are still to be announced.
Rhett had this to say, "It's unreal that we're adding dates before we've even had a chance to get started. It'd be impossible to pick which part of the tour I'm most excited about, but I can't wait to get back out there. We're going to make sure every last person at the show has a good time." See the new cities listhere.
The three friends were having a blast, singing and dancing along to Michaels' debut single "Issues," which was released last week. "When the people who changed your life create magic," Gomez posted on Instagram on Sunday (Jan. 15). "I'm so happy for you guys one of my favorite songs they have ever written."
In the studio was also Republic Group president Charlie Walk who shared a video of his own. Songwriter Tranter also got in on the fun with a video of his fellow songwriter Michaels singing along to the song they wrote together. All the while, Gomez was in the shot giving the two writers big hugs and singing along word for word. Read more and see the posthere.