Skrillex Refutes Justin Bieber Lawsuit: ‘Sorry But We Didn’t Steal This’

May 27, 2016 Music

Skrillex, who was named in the lawsuit filed against Justin Bieber over the hit "Sorry," has responded to the copyright infringement allegations. "SORRY but we didn't steal this," the producer tweeted alongside a video of how the songwriters crafted, and not sampled, the "Sorry" vocal hook at the center of the lawsuit.



Justin Bieber, Skrillex Sued Over 'Sorry' Hook


On Thursday, indie artist Casey Dienel, who performs under the moniker White Hinterland, revealed that she had sued Bieber, Skrillex and the other songwriters involved in "Sorry."


"As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber's song 'Sorry' copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song 'Ring the Bell,'" Dienel wrote on Facebook. "The

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Hear Joey Bada$$’ Resilient New Single ‘Devastated’

May 27, 2016 Music

Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ has dropped his latest single "Devastated," which the Pro Era MC first debuted during his Coachella set in April.



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The uplifting, resilient cut finds Bada$$ singing on the radio-friendly chorus, "I used to feel so devastated / At times I thought we'd never make it / But now we on the path to greatness / And all it ever took was patience." Adam Pallin, Kirk Knight and Powers Pleasant served as producers on "Devastated."


In addition to "Devastated," Bada$$ and Pro Era announced their second Steez Day Festival, the crew's annual tribute to Capital Steez, who took his own life in 2012. This year's fest, which has already sold out, will take place at Los

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Hear Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Minimalist Funk on ‘The Getaway’

May 27, 2016 Music

Red Hot Chili Peppers unleash atmospheric funk on "The Getaway," the title-track of their 11th studio album, out June 17th. "Take me to the future," frontman Anthony Kiedis croons over Flea's minimalist bassline. 



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"The Getaway," available now on all major download and streaming services, arrives weeks after the release of dreamy lead single, "Dark Necessities." Both tracks are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders. The Getaway, Red Hot Chili Peppers' first LP since 2011's I'm With You, was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. 


"We've written some songs that I feel are as good as any songs we've ever written,"

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Watch Arcade Fire’s Surprise DJ-Percussion Set Outside Louvre

May 27, 2016 Music

Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne delivered a quirky DJ set this week during French street artist JR's exhibition "JR at the Louvre," held at Paris public garden Jardin des Tuileries. The husband and wife duo were joined by live percussionists as Butler spun tracks by David Bowie ("Oh! You Pretty Things") and Sinéad O'Connor ("Nothing Compares 2 U") and others, NME reports.



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Fan footage shows Butler triggering echo effects from his laptop to transition between songs, which are augmented by live percussion. Chassagne adds cowbell and tambourine, decorates the garden with security tape and starts a dance party in the audience.


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See Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann’s Summer Fantasy Video ‘Little More Love’

May 27, 2016 Music

Lee Brice was busy collecting songs for his I Don't Dance follow-up when he stumbled across "A Little More Love," a summertime anthem written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby and Kristi Neumann. Something about the song's brotherly bounce made him reach out to Jerrod Niemann. Together, the longtime friends turned "A Little More Love" into a duet, relying on their real-life bond to sell the song's emphasis on buddies, buzzes and good weather.



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"It was not meant to be a duet at all, but I felt Jerrod all over it," says Brice. "The groove, the message, the feeling of the song — it all screamed my best friend. We've been harmonizing together for years, playing live shows

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Tom Petty Deep Cut?

May 27, 2016 Music

Tom Petty kicked off an American tour this month with his old band Mudcrutch, but don't buy a ticket to the show expecting to hear "American Girl," "Free Falling" or any of his other big hits. This is a Mudcrutch tour, and they're doing Mudcrutch songs with the possibility of maybe a cover or two. The only famous song that's even on the table is "Don't Do Me Like That" since it was recorded by Mudcrutch before it was redone with the Heartbreakers for Damn the Torpedoes.



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Now we have a question for you: What is Tom Petty's best deep cut? Anything that's not an obvious hit will count. Feel free to vote for a 1970s gem like "When the Time Comes" or "Hometown Blues," a latter-day tune like "One More Day, One More

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Blake Shelton Headlines Second Harvest Show: The Ram Report

May 27, 2016 Music

Blake Shelton will headline a show at the Mother Church of Country Music next month. The Voice coach is Nashville-bound for both CMA Music Fest, where he'll perform at Nissan Stadium, and the Stars for Second Harvest show at the Ryman Auditorium, which will raise money for families in need of food.



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The June 7th event also features Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Chris Lane and Kane Brown. Returning host Craig Wiseman, one of the most celebrated songwriters in country music, has penned a long list of the headliner's hits: "Mine Would Be You," "Boys Round Here," "Came Here to Forget," "Hillbilly Bone," "Green" and "100 Miles."


"Blake has always been a true friend and I'm ecstatic that

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Dierks Bentley on New Album ‘Black’: ‘I’ve Claimed the Right to Be Me’

May 27, 2016 Music

Dierks Bentley just wants to be himself.


"I think I've claimed the right to be any version of me that I want to be," he says, sitting in a studio on Nashville's Music Row, nursing a second cup of coffee. The 40-year-old singer-songwriter is deep in the promotional cycle for his eighth studio album, Black, an ambitious doozy of a concept record that follows the ups, downs and bad decisions of a long-term relationship. Bentley was inspired to explore the more nebulous areas of love after watching the Showtime series The Affair, about the fallout from an extramarital dalliance. " is the other side of the story, the things we don't talk about as much," he says, "like the two people who got ditched so two people could live happily ever after."



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Justin Bieber, Skrillex Sued Over ‘Sorry’ Hook

May 27, 2016 Music

Casey Dienel, an indie artist who records under the moniker White Hinterland, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Justin Bieber, alleging that the singer's hit "Sorry" borrows heavily from her 2014 track "Ring the Bell."



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"As many of you that follow my career and work have already recognized, Justin Bieber's song 'Sorry' copies the vocal riff prominently featured in my song 'Ring the Bell,'" Dienel wrote on Facebook. "The writers, producers and performers of 'Sorry' did not obtain a license for this exploitation of my work, nor did they obtain or seek my permission. Yesterday afternoon, I filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement against Justin Bieber and the other responsible

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Rapper Troy Ave Arrested for Fatal Shooting at T.I. Show

May 26, 2016 Music


New York rapper Troy Ave, himself a victim in Wednesday's night shooting at New York's Irving Plaza that left one man dead, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession, according to the New York Daily News.


The outlet obtained surveillance video taken inside Irving Plaza that appears to show Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, opening fire inside the venue's dressing room. Ronald McPhatter, the rapper's bodyguard, was shot and killed Wednesday night, though it is still unclear if the two incidents are directly connected. Collins himself was shot in the leg and checked himself into NYU Langone Medical Center, though the Daily News reports that the rapper accidentally shot himself. 



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