Music News


New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (9/30):
  • Banks - The Altar
  • Amy Lee - Dream Too Much
  • Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing
  • Pixies - Head Carrier
  • Regina Spektor - Remember Us to Life
  • Yellowcard - Yellowcard
Out next week (10/7):
  • Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
  • Rick Astley - 50
  • Colbie Caillat - The Malibu Sessions
  • Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
  • Melissa Etheridge - Memphis Rock and Soul
  • Green Day - Revolution Radio
  • Norah Jones - Day Breaks
  • Lisa Loeb - Feel What U Feel
  • OneRepublic - Oh My My
  • Phish - Big Boat
  • Pitbull - Climate Change
  • Sum 41 - 13 Voices
  • Various: NOW Merry Christmas

Top Albums

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Jason Aldean - They Don\'t Know
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Drake - Views
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Soundtrack: Suicide Squad: The Album
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Bastille - Wild World
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The Head and The Heart - Signs of Light
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Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
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The Beatles - Live at The Hollywood Bowl
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Jack White - Acoustic Recordings: 1998-2016
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Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
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Florida Georgia Line - Dig Your Roots
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Source: Soundscan, October 1, 2016


JUSTIN BIEBER ATTACKED AT CLUB IN GERMANY
Justin Bieber was attacked while trying to maneuver through a crowded club in Germany. According to video footage via TMZ, Bieber was trying to make his way through the club and accidentally bumped a male clubgoer. The man was not happy about Bieber bumping him and lunged at the singer, trying to punch him. The man slightly punched Bieber in the face and seconds later, Bieber's friend, John Shahidi, intervened. Bieber was quickly moved away from the man, who then got into a scuffle with Shahidi. In the clip, Shahidi falls to the ground and glass can be heard breaking.

Bieber was in Germany for his "Purpose World Tour."

  • The European leg of Bieber's tour ends in November.


ADELE IS UNBOTHERED ABOUT BRANGELINA'S SPLIT
Adele may have spoken about Brangelina's split last week, but she wants fans to know that it wasn't that serious. During the singer's show in NYC last week, she said, "I’m dedicating this show tonight to Pitt and Jolie because honestly I’m really, really sad… It’s the end of an era." During Adele's show this past Thursday (September 22nd), she cleared the air and said, "I think it’s a bit sick you’re reporting on an absolute joke. I don’t care if they’ve broken up. I couldn’t give a f**king sh*t."

She continued, "They’re making it out like I was heartbroken… I don’t care. I don’t know them… Break up if it doesn’t work out, that’s what I always do. I wish them both the best, but I don’t care. And to be honest, I don’t think they really care about what all you lot say. It’s ridiculous. With what’s going on in the world, and that’s front page news. It’s sick."

  • Adele later added, "I try and tell a lot of jokes and maybe my delivery is not always spot-on. I’m not an actual comedienne, so my timing isn’t always great. I didn’t mean it."


RIHANNA NAMED GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION
Rihanna has been named the Global Ambassador for Education for Global Citizen and Global Partnership for Education. According to Rap-Up.com, Rih's Clara Lionel Foundation has teamed up with Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen on a multi-year initiative that will support education globally.

Rihanna said in a statement, "I feel strongly that all children everywhere should be afforded the opportunity of a quality education. Therefore I’m proud to announce Clara Lionel Foundation’s partnership with education advocacy leaders like the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen. Working together, I know we can amplify our efforts and ensure that millions of children gain access to education globally." She also tweeted, "Honored to join @GPforEducation & @GlblCtzn team! Together w/@ClaraLionelFDN, we'll make education accessible for all! #EducationCannotWait"

  • As the new Global Ambassador, Rih is looking to assist more than 60 developing countries, specifically those in need, including "children in conflict and crisis areas."


LADY GAGA'S SAMSUNG CHARITY GALA PERFORMANCE CANCELED
Lady Gaga's performance at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala was canceled due to the company's recent recall of 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 phones. According to Page Six, Gaga was set to perform for the electronic company's gala last Thursday (September 22nd) at the Manhattan Center, however, due to the company recalling phones because of numerous reports of exploding lithium ion batteries, the event was canceled. A spokeswoman for Samsung said that the charity gala was canceled "to fully focus on our current business environment."

She continued, "We remain committed to honoring our charitable partners, and this year they will receive an even greater donation than planned. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and hope that our consumers and partners understand."

  • A source spoke on the cancellation and told the site, "Samsung execs thought it wouldn’t look good to be partying while their phones burned, as it were. But the ­cancellation was a multimillion-dollar disaster that will actually bring more attention to the recall."
  • In other Gaga related news, several reports surfaced over the weekend, claiming that the NFL was going to confirm the singer's Super Bowl halftime performance. The reports said that the announcement was going to be made on Sunday (September 25th) during the pre-game show. However, there have not been any confirmations as yet.


NICK JONAS' NEW ROLE MADE HIM REFLECT ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS BROTHERS
Nick Jonas, who was formally known as a part of the trio -- the Jonas Brothers, has opened up about his "complicated and great" relationship with his brothers. During a recent interview with People magazine, Nick spoke on how his new role in the film, Goat, made him think about his relationship with his brothers. He said, "I also have brothers and my journey with them has been complicated and great." Nick went on to say, "My little brother started college a month ago. You can imagine after making this film, I had a very real conversation with him where I said, 'Okay, before you even think about joining a fraternity, you need to watch this movie.'"

He continued, "I really hope this movie does become a tool for people to see what the darkest side of that world can be. We've all talked about the fact that we didn't set out to make a movie that is an indictment of the fraternity culture. There are some things that I think are probably really great about it."

  • In a separate interview with Wonderland magazine, Nick spoke on hazing in fraternities and said, "I think it's a conversation that is important in this moment because there's so many of these stories in recent years of young men pushing each other to a point where it's all just so dangerous. And at the center of the film, as far as themes go, is masculinity: and what that looks like at 16, and the pressures forced onto these young men, and the stakes that become so high. So being able to tell that story in a way that feels very grounded and very real, and starting a conversation, was important."


QUICKIES
ARIANA GRANDE RE-SIGNS WITH SCOOTER BRAUN: Billboard has confirmed that Ariana Grande has re-signed with Scooter Braun after parting ways with the manager back in February. Braun will be managing all aspects of Ariana's career.

DNCE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE: DNCE has announced that they are dropping a new single. The band tweeted, "THE FIRST SINGLE OFF OUR DEBUT ALBUM #DNCE IS COMING FOR YOU. BODY MOVES. 9/30. ONE WEEK. GET READY."

BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE VEGAS RESIDENCY: The Backstreet Boys are taking their talents to Vegas for a concert residency. According to Entertainment Weekly, the band announced the "Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life" tour, which will take place at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, on Friday (September 23rd). In a press release, Kevin Richardson said, "We’re going to call the show 'Larger Than Life,' and we’re taking that theme and we’re going to run with it." Brian Littrell added, "If you’ve ever been to a Backstreet Boys show… it’s going to be that on steroids." The show kicks off on March 1, 2017. Tickets go on sale on October 1st.

SELENA GOMEZ REACHES INSTAGRAM MILESTONE: Selena Gomez has hit an Instagram milestone. The singer now has 100 million followers.

GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL 2016: The 5th annual Global Citizen Festival took place in NYC's Central Park this past weekend and featured performances from Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Kendrick Lamar and Usher. The event was hosted by Tamron Hall and Willie Geist and included special appearances from Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and many others.

PHARRELL AND WIFE HELEN LASICHANCH EXPECTING THEIR SECOND CHILD: Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanch have announced that they are expecting their second child together. The two announced the news last week while attending a CHANEL-hosted dinner to celebrate their new fragrance N°5 L’EAU. The two welcomed their first child Rocket Man Williams in 2008.

OMARION SUED FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING CHRIS BROWN'S 'CAME TO DO': According to The Jasmine Brand, Omarion, along with Atlantic Records and DJ Mustard are being sued by BMG Rights Management over Chris Brown's "Came to Do" song. BMG Rights Management has claimed that Omarion ripped off the song and passed it off as his own. The company wants $300,000 and an injunction preventing him from continuing to illegally profit off their work. The company explained back in 2014, the song "Came To Do" was written by multiple songwriters and featured on Brown’s album X. One of the writers, Redwine, assigned 50% of the rights to the song to BMG. Then later in the year, Omarion released his fourth studio album under Atlantic Records which included the track "Post to Be" which they say infringes on Chris Brown’s song, which they own the rights to currently.