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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 08:14

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

 

AMERICANA AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

 

Sturgill Simpson leads the nominations for the Americana Honors and Awards. He's up for artist, album and song of the year. Other nominees include Drive-By Truckers, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell and John Prince. The awards will be given out Sept. 13 in Nashville. 

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GRAMMYS WILL BE IN NEW YORK NEXT YEAR

 

The last time the Grammys were in New York, Norah Jones won best new artist and her music swept the album, record and song of the year categories. The Grammys will return to New York next year after spending 14 years in Los Angeles. The Grammys are set for Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28. Spike Lee made the announcement in a short film that features Tony Bennett, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, and Nile Rodgers. 

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ARREST MADE IN BURGLARY AT 50 CENT'S HOUSE

 

A suspect has been arrested in a break-in at 50 Cent's mansion outside Hartford, Connecticut. Police have charged 34-year-old Elwin Joyce of Windsor, Connecticut, with burglary, trespassing and other crimes. Police say the entry alarm was set off yesterday. Police say the found Joyce on the property. 

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CHUCK BERRY HOUSE COULD BE DEVELOPED INTO MUSEUM

 

The city of St. Louis is asking for bids to develop Chuck Berry's former home into a museum. The city has owned the home on Whittier Street since 2010 but it's in disrepair. While living there for eight years in the 1950s, Berry wrote songs like ``Maybelline,'' ''Roll Over Beethoven,`` ''Sweet Little Sixteen`` and ''Johnny B. Goode.`` When it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, Berry said, ''Many of my favourite songs came about while in that house.`` The city is envisioning the home as an anchor for a ''Chuck Berry Cultural District.`` Berry died in March.

 

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JASON ALDEAN IS GOING TO BE A DAD

 

Jason Aldean and his wife are expecting. They posted an Instagram photo of Kerr sitting on a kitchen counter near an open oven with a bun in it. She's wearing a ``baby mama'' shirt and he's wearing a ``baby daddy'' shirt. They were married two years ago. Aldean has two daughters from a previous marriage. 

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SNOOP DOGG PLANS FESTIVAL IN SMALL MISSISSIPPI TOWN

 

Snoop Dogg says he's always wanted to play in his father's hometown but his booking agent just won't do it.

Snoop's response is to stage his own festival there. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports Snoop is working with the mayor of Magnolia, Mississippi, to create a music festival. Mayor Anthony Witherspoon says they want to do it this year, but if not, definitely next year. Snoop says his dream lineup would include Mississippi natives Brandy and Ray J, David Banner, Soulja Boy and ``American Idol'' runner-up La'Porsha Renae. He says the first day would feature blues, gospel and country, for the ``aunts, grandmas and uncles,'' while the second day would feature hip-hop and R&B. 

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FOURTEEN VIDEOS ARE UP FOR TOP AWARD AT CMT MUSIC AWARDS

 

It might just be easier to answer the question, ``Who's up for the C-M-T Music Awards video of the year?'' with the answer, ``Everyone in country music.'' Fourteen videos are nominated, and one of them is the all-star video ``Forever Country''

featuring 30 country music acts. Other artists up for this award for their own videos are Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Cole Swindell (swin-DEL'), Dierks (DURKS) Bentley with Elle King, Florida Georgia Line, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.

Ballerini, Rhett and Urban lead the nominations with four each. The C-M-T Music Awards will be given out June 7th in Nashville. 

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CMT MUSIC AWARDS MAKE WAY FOR THE PREDATORS

 

The C-M-T Music Awards are moving, just in case the Nashville Predators make it to the Stanley Cup finals. The C-M-T Music Awards are usually in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. However, the Predators are still in the playoffs and that's their home ice.

The award show is moving to the Music City Center on June 7th as a precaution in case the Predators have a home game that day. 

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ALAN JACKSON WANTS TO SELL HOUSE

 

Alan Jackson has put his northern Georgia home on the market for 6.4-million dollars U-S. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Jackson's home in Clarkesville has five bedrooms and six full and three half bathrooms. It's more than 76-hundred square feet and it overlooks Burton Reservoir. The property includes a two-story boathouse and an outdoor full bath. 

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PINK FLOYD EXHIBIT OPENS IN LONDON

 

Drummer Nick Mason remembers Pink Floyd's first van quite clearly, because it used to break down a lot. He says they paid about 25-dollars for it, which included new tires. It's now on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in an exhibit about Pink Floyd. The display also includes the cane a headmaster used to beat Roger Waters as a student and the never-before-seen live footage from ``The Wall'' movie that was scrapped in favour of the animation sequences. The exhibit runs through October 1st. 

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TUPAC SHAKUR DOCUMENTARY IN THE WORKS

 

The estate of Tupac Shakur has teamed with ``12 Years A Slave'' director Steve McQueen for an authorized documentary on his life. McQueen says he looks forward to telling ``the unvarnished story of this talented man.'' Interscope Records is pledging support for the use of Shakur's music. 

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GEORGE THOROGOOD WILL RELEASE A SOLO ALBUM

 

For the first time, George Thorogood is releasing an album without the Destroyers. He will release his first-ever solo record, ``Party of One,'' on August 4th. Thorogood says after so many years of playing with the band, he had to reverse his hands and his head to do this music justice. 

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``HARRY STYLES: BEHIND THE ALBUM'' FILM COMES OUT NEXT WEEK

 

Harry Styles will give a peek into the creative process for his new album that's coming out Friday. Styles will release a film called ``Harry Styles: Behind the Album'' on Apple Music on Monday. It follows him in London, Los Angeles and Jamaica as he makes his self-titled debut album. 

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(The Associated Press)

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LOCAL RECORDING ARTIST KAYLA LUKY PERFORMS AT DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 09:00
LOCAL RECORDING ARTIST KAYLA LUKY PERFORMS AT DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST

Local Recording Artist Kayla Luky Performs at Dauphin's Countryfest!

Kayla performs at 6 pm on Sunday on The Credit Union Corral Stage

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:20
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

 

LORDE NUMBER ONE

 

Lorde says her song ``Royals'' was a moonshot, but she could not hope for repeat success with her new album, ``Melodrama.'' That's why she's so excited that it's the number-one album in America. Lorde tweets when she was a kid, she thought big records had to be made sterile and calculated, with something sacrificed. She says she had the ``divine thrill of disapproving that firsthand.'' She says her 15-year-old self would have been so proud. 

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SHAKIRA MOTHERHOOD

 

Shakira is not worried about being a working mom.

She thinks it's good for her kids. Shakira says she wants her children to see their mother doing something she loves because it's setting a good example for them. She wasn't always that way. Shakira says she used to be the centre of her own universe and kept pushing ``pause'' on having a family. Now that she has one, Shakira says they're the priority and she's happy to push ``play.'' 

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BILL WARD EQUIPMENT

 

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward had a habit of signing and dating his drum heads and sticks after he was done using them. He's now selling them. Ward will launch a shop through Reverb.com to sell the drum heads and other drum equipment he doesn't use anymore. He's unloading the cymbals he used on ``War Pigs,'' and he marvels that he played that song on cymbals so small.

Ward says he's had stuff sitting in ten storage areas. Ward says if the stuff ends up in a museum, so be it, but it would warm his heart if drummers would continue to use the equipment. The shop is expected to go live in the coming weeks. 

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA FUTURE

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra will continue touring as a way to honour late founder Paul O'Neill. T-S-O has issued a statement saying O'Neill always talked about the band as an idea that would continue long after he stepped away from the stage. T-S-O will announce their winter tour dates in the coming weeks. O'Neill was found dead in a Tampa hotel room of an accidental drug overdose on April 5th. 

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BRAD PAISLEY COMEDY SPECIAL

 

A comedy special based on the two shows Brad Paisley hosted in Nashville earlier this year is coming to Netflix.

``Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo'' features several comedians as well as guest appearances from Reba McEntire and David Hasselhoff. It will debut August 16th. 

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CAPITOL FOURTH PERFORMERS

 

Kellie Pickler, Yolanda Adams and Broadway star Laura Osnes will join the lineup for the national Independence Day celebration in Washington. They join previously announced performers John Stamos, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, The Beach Boys, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, The Four Tops, Trace Adkins, singer Sofia Carson and ``The Voice'' winner Chris Blue. P-B-S stations will carry the concert live as ``A Capitol Fourth.'' 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017 08:37
MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

 

Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 B-E-T Awards. Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Bruno Mars, whose new album was heavily inspired by `90s R-&-B, also shined. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year - the top prize. Mars also won best male R-&-B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, ``perm.'' In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance the Rapper, who has raised two million dollars for Chicago public schools. The former First Lady said she and Barack Obama knew Chance ``since he was a baby rapper.''

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TUPAC SHAKUR MOVIE - STEALING

A magazine writer is suing the creators of the new film about Tupac Shakur  for using some of his work in the movie without his permission. Kevin Powell has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the makers of ``All Eyez On Me.'' He says it borrows from articles he wrote and interviews he did with Shakur for Vibe magazine. One instance Powell cites is the fictional character Nigel in the film, which he says is a copy of a character he wrote about based on music promoter Jacques ``Haitian Jack'' Agnant. The defendants in the lawsuit have not responded to requests for comment.

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BILLY JOEL - HIGH SCHOOL VISIT

Billy Joel's advice for new graduates at his old high school: ``Pick a job you'll like, because if you pick a job you hate life's going to suck.'' New York's Newsday reports Joel gave a speech Saturday at graduation at Hicksville High School in Hicksville, New York. He told the grads they will never have as much idealism as they do now and they should hold onto that. Joel didn't go to his own graduation. He slept through his English final and didn't make up the credit for 25 years.

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DAVE GROHL - F-BOMB RECORD

There are many things that Adele can do better than Dave Grohl, but he wasn't about to make swearing one of them. The Foo Fighters played the Glastonbury Festival in the U-K over the weekend. New Music Express reports Grohl told the audience he was told they were not supposed to swear during the festival. He also heard that Adele set the record last year for dropping the most F-bombs at Glastonbury, with 33. Grohl led the crowd in a chant of the offending word. He stopped and they kept going, so Grohl used that word to stop them and counted that as number 34.

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``GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2'' - SONG

Former Looking Glass singer Elliot Lurie says the way their song ``Brandy'' is used in the movie ``Guardians of the Galaxy 2'' is exactly how he always hoped it would be heard. It's used twice in the movie, and Lurie says the scene where Starlord's mother is singing along in her convertible is what he had in mind when he wrote it. Lurie says he used an old girlfriend's name for the song, but she was not a barmaid nor were they destined to be together. If you've never been able to guess what Lurie's accent is, believe it or not, it's New York. He says the producer told him to emphasize his R's because his Brooklyn accent kept coming through on the vocal.

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JOHN LEGEND - SPELLING CHAMP

The thing about being famous is that the hometown newspaper can dig up old news about you and tell everyone what you did. In John Legend's case, it's rather flattering. The Springfield News-Sun in Springfield, Ohio, republished a story about 10-year-old John Stephens, as he was known then, winning the local spelling bee in 1989. The article notes that Legend was the only kid who wore a suit and tie. His winning word was ``prejudice.''

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THOMAS DOLBY - CHARITY

The camping trailer Thomas Dolby used on his 2012 ``Time Capsule'' tour has sold on e-Bay for 12,600 dollars. Dolby's name is painted on the outside, and it contains equipment that allowed Dolby to record fans with messages for the future. It also has a fake laser death ray gun, a fake flux capacitor and a real Wi-Fi router. The sale included 100 Dolby t-shirts and 200 C-Ds believed to be of his ``Sole Inhabitant'' album, but no one checked for sure before the sale. Dolby is donating the proceeds from the sale to the educational charity Living Classrooms Foundation.

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ALEX VAN HALEN'S SON - ATHLETE

There aren't a lot of track-and-field athletes who are good at the three thousand-metre steeplechase event. Alex Van Halen's son happens to be one of them. Twenty-seven-year-old Aric Van Halen says he learned music as a kid but found that he was better at sports. Steeplechase involves jumping over barriers and running through water pits. Aric learned it while going to the University of Colorado. He made it to the Olympic trials last year but failed to qualify this past weekend. Aric says he's thinking of giving it up and pursuing a career in video.

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PETER TOSH'S SON - ATTACKER CHARGED

A man accused of seriously injuring the son of reggae great Peter Tosh while in jail is facing an aggravated assault charge. Kyrie Baum is accused of attacking Jawara McIntosh in a general custody housing unit of the Bergen County jail in New Jersey in February. McIntosh is in a coma with traumatic brain injuries. He'd been serving a six-month sentence for pot possession. Baum is serving time for robbery and gun possession. Authorities have not said what sparked the attack but they do say it lasted less than 10 seconds. McIntosh's family had threatened to sue because they could not find out information about the attack.

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(The Canadian Press)

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017 08:21
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

 

GENE SIMMONS - TRADEMARK BID

 

Gene Simmons of KISS has given up his attempt to trademark the devil horns hand gesture. The U-S Patent and Trademark Office states the application has been withdrawn. Simmons had put in the application two weeks ago. The metal community ridiculed Simmons for that move. Simmons' representative has not returned requests for comment. 

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OBIT- BO WAGNER - STARBUCK

 

Percussionist Bo Wagner of the band Starbuck has died. Singer Bruce Blackman writes on his Facebook page Wagner died Tuesday at the age of 72. A cause of death was not given. Starbuck had a number-three hit in 1976 with ``Moonlight Feels Right.''

Blackman says Wagner's marimba solo on that song is considered the standard for all marimba students that few can achieve. Blackman says they had talked about recording another Starbuck album two years ago but their lives got in the way. They did a concert in Atlanta in August billed as ``Starbuck's Farewell Performance'' and Blackman says they had no idea how prophetic that would be. 

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LORETTA LYNN - CANCELS SHOWS

 

Loretta Lynn is bowing out of two more concert dates as she recovers from a stroke she suffered in May.

Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa, says Lynn's July 7th concert has been cancelled ``due to circumstances beyond our control.'' The Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa, cites the same message for Lynn's July 21st concert. Lynn, who is 85, is planning to host a motorcycle and music festival at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the end of September. 

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STEVE EARLE - ``OUTLAW''

 

Steve Earle had two purposes in making his ``So You Wannabe An Outlaw?'' album. One was to reclaim the word ``outlaw.'' Earle says fans think it was the boozy lifestyle that musicians like Earle and Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson led back in the day, and it's not. The other purpose was for Earle to channel Jennings and pay tribute to the musicians who helped shape Earle, like Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver. Earle says he was the kid of the outlaw country movement and all his heroes are dying out. He says it's possible another movement like that will happen, but probably not in his lifetime. ``So You Wannabe An Outlaw?'' is out now. 

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CHRISTINA PERRI - WEDDING

 

Christina Perri is engaged. Perri announced on Instagram her boyfriend, Hollywood Reporter on-air host Paul Costabile, proposed and she said yes. Costabile posted on his Instagram he knew he wanted to marry Perri the day she showed up for an interview almost four years ago. 

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KATY PERRY - DIAMOND AWARD 

 

Katy Perry has become the first musician to earn a third Diamond Award for singles from the Recording Industry Association of America. The R-I-A-A says Perry's song ``Roar'' has passed the ten-million mark for sales and streaming equivalents.

Perry's songs ``Firework'' and ``Dark Horse'' also have earned Diamond Awards. Eminem and Lady Gaga are the only other acts who have two Diamond Awards for singles. 

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PETER TOSH'S SON - JAIL ATTACK

 

 The son of reggae legend Peter Tosh is in a coma after getting beat up in jail and his family is going to court to get answers. Jawara McIntosh has been hospitalized with brain injuries since the attack in February at the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey. He was serving six months for marijuana possession after police say they found more than 29-kilos of pot in his car. His family says McIntosh is a Rastafarian like his father and was fighting for marijuana legalization. They say McIntosh can't tell them what happened in jail and officials won't give them any solid information. The family plans to sue the county. A spokesman for the Bergen County's sheriff's office declined comment. 

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(The Associated Press)