Monthly Archives February 2016

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fall Out Boy

February 29, 2016 Music

Fall Out Boy are currently on the road supporting last year's smash album American Beauty/American Psycho, which sees the group expanding its emo-inflected pop-punk sound in dance-y, sample-laden directions. While the band members have grown up largely in the public eye, ever since their major label breakthrough, 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, there are still things to be learned about Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley. Watch the video above to pick up on just a few new tidbits, from the messiness of Fall Out Boy's 2009 split to why they asked the song's titular movie star to approve their recent hit "Uma Thurman."


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Zac Brown Band Announces Headlining Black Out the Sun Tour

February 29, 2016 Music

Less than three months after wrapping up their Jekyll + Hyde Tour, Zac Brown Band are looking ahead to another multi-month trek across the U.S. 



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The Black Out the Sun Tour kicks off May 19th, one month after Brown and company stage their fifth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston. Like their Jekyll + Hyde run — a headlining tour that stretched throughout the summer, fall and early winter of 2015, with the band playing more than 25 songs a night — the new tour will bring marathon shows to amphitheaters and sports arenas, including two-night stands at Fenway Park in Boston and the Alpine Music Valley Theatre outside of Milwaukee. Drake White, who opened a string of

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Slipknot, Marilyn Manson Scare Up Summer Tour Dates

February 29, 2016 Music

After spending last summer on the road with Lamb of God, Slipknot will next team with Marilyn Manson – who last trekked with Smashing Pumpkins – for an extensive North American tour. The jaunt, the group's latest in support of their .5: The Gray Chapter, begins June 9th in Salt Lake City and will spend the next two months hitting amphitheaters before closing out with a hometown show for Slipknot in Des Moines, Iowa on August 5th.



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Of Mice & Men will serve as supporting act on the tour. Tickets for the trek will first be offered up to Slipknot's fan club starting March 1st, with a Citi pre-sale scheduled for March 2nd. The general on-sale begins March 4th at 10 a.m. local

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Watch Jana Kramer’s Costume-Heavy ‘Said No One Ever’

February 29, 2016 Music

Seven years after starring in her first episode of One Tree Hill, Jana Kramer is flexing her acting chops again with the music video for "Said No One Ever." Directed by Edgar Esteves, the clip finds Kramer jumping between a number of roles, dressing up as a disco ball queen one minute and preening in front of a dressing-room mirror the next. 



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"Said No One Ever" was co-written by Natalie Hemby, the chart-topping writer behind Miranda Lambert's "Automatic" and Little Big Town's "Pontoon," along with busbee and Nicolle Galyon. It's a bright, bubblegummy blast of pop, with Kramer replacing the twang of previous releases with a brassy vocal delivery. Arriving nearly a year after her Top 10 power

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Set Course for ‘Unruly Mess’ Tour

February 29, 2016 Music

Fresh off releasing This Unruly Mess I've Made, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will showcase their new album during a 14-concert trek kicking off May 25th in Vancouver. The duo's upcoming trek also includes a previously announced stop at this year's Bonnaroo festival.



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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' spring dates conclude with a June 21st gig at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom; check out their official website for full ticket information. Before they embark on their North American trek, the duo will first set off on an extensive tour through Europe that launches March 8th in Luxembourg.


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For Kesha and Dr. Luke, Many Possible Legal Outcomes

February 29, 2016 Music

The ugly legal battle between producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and Kesha Rose Sebert is likely to end in one of two ways: Lawyers for both have called for a jury trial to rule on Sebert's accusations that Gottwald physically and emotionally abused her, forcing her to drink with him, then take "sober pills," after which she "woke up the following afternoon, naked in Dr. Luke's bed, sore and sick." But such a trial could drag on forever, legal experts say, given both sides' copious court motions and a likely discovery process to investigate intimate details of both artists' lives. "It can take many years to get to trial in New York Supreme Court," says Megan Goddard, a veteran New York attorney who specializes in representing sexual-harassment victims.



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Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson Ready New Albums

February 29, 2016 Music

Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson will each release new albums on March 11th. Despite being the sons of two of country music's true legends — Jennings is the progeny of Waylon Jennings; Nelson is Willie Nelson's guitar-playing heir — the artists have carved out their own musical paths, often veering from those of their fathers.



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Jennings' new project is Countach (For Giorgio), a synthesizer-heavy tribute album to electronic-music visionary Giorgio Moroder. Nelson and his band the Promise of the Real, meanwhile, release Something Real, furthering the jam-based sound he's honed on the road. Both contain elements of Waylon and Willie, however: a sample of the elder Jennings' voice

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Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful ”Til It Happens to You’ at Oscars 2016

February 28, 2016 Music

Lady Gaga gave a powerful performance of "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Gaga and songwriter Diane Warren are nominated for Best Original Song.



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Gaga appeared from behind a frame and sitting at a piano. She dramatically delivered the ballad that built up as a string orchestra joined in. The performance climactically ended with a group of sexual assault survivors surrounding Gaga at the piano with the words "Not Your Fault" written on their arms. Both Gaga and Warren are survivors of sexual assault.


Warren has been nominated for Best Original Song eight times, with her first nomination arriving in 1988 for Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" from Mannequin. She has

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Watch Lady Gaga’s Powerful ”Til It Happens to You’ at Oscars 2016

February 28, 2016 Music

Lady Gaga gave a powerful performance of "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Gaga and songwriter Diane Warren are nominated for Best Original Song.



Oscars 2016: The Complete Winners List


Gaga appeared from behind a frame and sitting at a piano. She dramatically delivered the ballad that built up as a string orchestra joined in. The performance climactically ended with a group of sexual assault survivors surrounding Gaga at the piano with the words "Not Your Fault" written on their arms. Both Gaga and Warren are survivors of sexual assault.


Warren has been nominated for Best Original Song eight times, with her first nomination arriving in 1988 for Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" from Mannequin. She has

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Watch Lady Gaga’s Powerful ‘Til It Happens to You’ at Oscars 2016

February 28, 2016 Music

Lady Gaga gave a powerful performance of "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Gaga and songwriter Diane Warren are nominated for Best Original Song.



Oscars 2016: The Complete Winners List


Gaga appeared from behind a frame and sitting at a piano. She dramatically delivered the ballad that built up as a string orchestra joined in. The performance climactically ended with a group of sexual assault survivors surrounding Gaga at the piano with the words "Not Your Fault" written on their arms. Both Gaga and Warren are survivors of sexual assault.


Warren has been nominated for Best Original Song eight times, with her first nomination arriving in 1988 for Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" from Mannequin. She has

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