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    Leap Day Surprise: New Songs From Drake


    Drake dropped two new songs without warning on Saturday, February 29th. He didn’t stop at just tracks though, he released a new music video that combined “When To Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” The lyrics of “When To Say When” gives a look into where Drake currently is in his life. This includes fatherhood and his prosperous career. “Chicago Freestyle” speaks of the balance between a love life and being a rapper.


    The combined music video for the two songs is surprisingly only between four and a half and five minutes. “When To Say When” is closer to five minutes on its own and “Chicago Freestyle” has a duration of about three and a half minutes so both songs are definitely abridged to create the music video.



    Just as there are two songs in the video, there are also two backdrops. “When To Say When” takes place in New York City while “Chicago Freestyle” shows a night out in Toronto, Drake’s hometown. With two different styles showcased in the new songs, the differing scenery really fits. “Chicago Freestyle” is one of Drake’s more gentle songs with gorgeous piano and vocal breaks while “When To Say When” has a more signature rap sound.


    The songs create a contrast within the video but give a good look into Drake’s life and perspectives. There’s one thing for sure and that’s that everyone will be hearing more of “When To Say When” and “Chicago Freestyle.” The only question left is will the songs drop as a combined single or will both get separate air time.


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    Cher Announces “Here We Go Again” Tour

    Cher Announces "Here We Go Again" Tour

    Cher is back at it this year with her “Here We Go Again” Tour. On Monday November 4th, she announced that she has added shows in the US. Her opening acts will include Nile River and Chic.


    Her US tour will begin March 6th in El Paso, Texas at the UTEP Don Askins Center. Other stops include Bossier City, LA, Memphis TN, and Charleston SC.


    If you are a member of Cher’s fan club, you can buy tickets starting at 10 AM on November 5th and ending 10 PM November 7th. Citi card members will also have access to pre-sale tickets during that time. Tickets are available to the general public beginning Friday November 8th at 10 AM at www.TheKingOfTickets.com.


    Cher continues to amaze her fans by not only performing on her tour, but she is also appearing in “Dancing With the Stars” as a guest judge. She will appear along with regular judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Julianna Hough. Cher is no stranger to “Dancing With the Star” as she has appeared on the show previously during Season 13.


    Don’t miss your opportunity to see Cher live at these locations:


    March 6 — El Paso, TX @ UTEP Don Haskins Center

    March 8 — Edingburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena

    March 10 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center

    March 12 — Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena

    March 14 — Little Rock, AR @ Simmons Bank Arena

    March 16 — Memphis, TN @ FedExForum

    March 18 — Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Arena at BJCC

    March 20 — Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum

    March 22 — Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center

    March 24 — Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena

    March 26 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

    Apr. 7 — Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center

    Apr. 9 — Madison, WI @ Kohl Center

    Apr. 11 — Fargo, ND @ Fargodome

    Apr. 14 — Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center

    Apr. 16 — Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena

    Apr. 18 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

    Apr. 20 — Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Apr. 22 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena

    Apr. 24 — Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center

    Apr. 26 — Billings, MT @ First Interstate Arena

    Apr. 28 — Salt Lake City, UT @Vivint Smart Home Arena

    Apr. 30 — Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center

    May 2 — Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

    May 4 — Everett, WA @ Angel of the Woods Arena

    May 6 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center


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    Listen to Carly Rae Jepsen and Enrique Iglesias Join bbno$, Y2K, on ‘Lalala’ Remix

    Carly Rae Jepsen

    Canadian singer/songwriter and actress Carly Rae Jepsen and Spanish-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor and producer Enrique Iglesias have partnered with Canadian rapper bbno$ and American artist and producer Y2K and for a new, official remix of their viral hit song “Lalala.”


    The hip-hop/rap track dropped in June. The remixed version now begins with a new additional verse from Jepsen, who also replaces the cut’s original vocals, and then moves into a new Spanish verse by Iglesias. In a statement to the press, Y2K commented: “The ‘Lalala’ remix is truly wild to me.”



    He notes: “We went from uploading a song online with no support, to having Carly Rae Jepsen and Enrique Iglesias come on and be a part of the remix.” Y2K also recalls: “When we sat down to brainstorm features we never in a million years expected that two of the most iconic pop artists would be down to be on our record. I love this remix so much and I’m super stoked to share it,” he concludes.


    Bbno$ earlier told reporters that the specific “Latin Spanish vibes” in the hit song, which climbed to the top of the Rolling Stone Trending 25 Chart back in July, were actually inspired by the track “I Like It” by American rap artist Cardi B. The featured guitar line was written by Y2k on a MIDI keyboard. Bbno$’s music hook generally follows the same melody.


    Bbno$ concluded: “While [Y2K] was doing that [composing the guitar line], I was like ‘nah-nah, nah-nah-nah. He turned around like, ‘Go record that.’”


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    Green Day Detail Their New Album, Tour With Weezer and Fall Out Boy

    Green Day

    Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong said he “wanted to do something different.” After the release of 2016’s “Revolution Radio,” the lead vocalist decided to make the new album soulful, incorporating music from artists such as Smokey Robinson and even Amy Winehouse. He added: “I’d always loved British mod music from the Sixties, but I wanted to go to where the source was and see if I could put [soul] through the Green Day filter.”


    The breakthrough moment in the process happened at Armstrong’s place in Newport Beach, California. He was just jamming with bandmate and drummer Tre Cool who came up with “a nasty f*cking beat.” Armstrong immediately came up with a title: ‘Father of All Motherf*ckers.’ He worked it into a 1960s-like dance-party piece complete with a Prince-style falsetto.


    The tune became the titular track of the group’s new album, “Father of All… .’ which drops February 7, 2020. The new, experimental work features wiry riffs, danceable grooves, and a mix of musical genres from vintage R&B to New Wave. Bassist Mike Dirnt adds that some selections remain rooted in a bedrock of punk too. He concluded that such cuts as “Junkies on a High” and “Meet Me on the Roof” are “Green Day firing on all cylinders.”


    The band will debut the new songs on their Hella Mega Tour. Included in this 2020 stadium tour will be Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Armstrong says: “Playing a stadium is pretty sick in itself. But we really wanted to have the biggest rock tour of the year.”


    Green Day will close every night of this tour, which is the first time they appear with Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Boy inducted Green Day into the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame four years ago, and also cited the “Dookie” album as inspiration for their founding.


    Green Day also has a history with Weezer. They both broke out in the same era. Armstrong concludes: “We both kind of came up at the same time, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

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    Bruce Springsteen Releasing Another Album, Plots Tour

    Bruce Springsteen & Bryan Adams

    Bruce Springsteen’s newest album, Western Stars, will be released on June 14th. This will be his first album release of new and original tracks since he released the “Wrecking Ball” album in 2012. So far, the public has only heard one song from the album, Hello Sunshine, which he says is influenced by Southern California pop music of the Seventies. It does have that Glenn Campbell sound and feel. The other 12 songs on Western Stars are Hitch Hikin,’ The Wayfarer, Tucson Train, Western Stars, Sleepy Joe’s Café, Drive Fast, Chasin’ Wild Horses, Sundown, Somewhere North of Nashville, Stones, There Goes My Miracle and Moonlight Motel.


    A new group of songs (about a full album’s worth) he’s recently written for the E Street Band will be featured on their upcoming tour. He hadn’t written for the E Street Band for about 7 years, and then about a month ago, suddenly he was inspired somehow. He said that the songs just came out of almost nowhere. The Boss and the E Street Band haven’t played together since their 2017 concert at the Mount Smart Stadium in New Zealand.


    This past Sunday night, the legendary filmmaker, Martin Scorsese and Springsteen chatted at a Netflix event They talked about Springsteen’s residency performance, “Springsteen on Broadway” at New York’s Walter Kerr Theater as well as their common religious heritage, both being brought up as Catholics and its influences on their work. They also chatted about Springsteen’s performance at the White House at the end of the Obama administration.


    They did not talk at all about the new album, “Western Stars,” nor did they discuss Scorsese’s new film coming up on Netflix later this year, “The Irishman.” It just came up once, very fleetingly, in the context of the discussion about Catholicism. The Boss did question Scorsese on his film, “Last Waltz,” where the audience wasn’t seen until the end of the film, an anomaly at that time. Scorsese explained that is started out as a sort of experiment, and how they went about filming it. Watching and listening to two super-artists from different genres talk about their separate talents and similar influences is a rare and intriguing thing, almost as captivating as a Springsteen concert or a Scorsese film.


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    Brooks & Dunn Provide Sneak Peek into ‘Reboot’ Collaborative Album

    Broosk & Dunn

    Roughly a decade after their latest release as a country duo, Brooks & Dunn released the third single off of their new album, “Reboot”. This single features Jon Pardi in a new and improved version of “My Next Broken Heart”. This song, when it was originally released nearly 30 years ago, became the duo’s second ever number one on the charts.


    Expect no different with this “rebooted” version! The crisp country beat along with the alternations of Pardi and Brooks & Dunn’s vibrant voices creates a perfect heartbreak ballad. In addition to the added voice on the track, the familiar fun and upbeat sound of the 1991 version is still prominent. With that being said, although this version has been “rebooted”, old fans of Brooks & Dunn are sure to appreciate this version just as much. The message of the tune remains intact, and this unconventional take on what is classified as a love song is a surefire way for anyone to find the good in having a potentially sub-par love life.



    Some of the best modern-day country stars are also being featured on this album. The 2019 Grammy Album of the Year award winner, Kacey Musgraves, is featured on “Neon Moon”. Musgraves also helped in co-producing this track. What’s interesting about this song, is that the original gives the listener a certain sense of hope. The song is about losing a significant other but feeling comforted by the light of the moon. Imagining this song as a duet with Kacey’s soothing voice as the female in the story has the potential to entirely transform this song into something spectacular. Other stars that appear on various songs on the album are Luke Combs (“Brand New Man”), Kane Brown (“Believe”), Thomas Rhett (“My Maria”), and Ashley McBryde (“You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone”).


    The array of voices and overall styles throughout this album are promising. ‘Reboot’ is going to be a culmination of some of the greatest voices, both young and old, in country music. With a total of 12 songs making up the track list, ‘Reboot’ combines some of the duo’s best hits in a new and innovative way. The final product, which is set to be released on April 5th, is expected to be nothing short of a masterpiece!


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    Black Eyed Peas Cruise Forward and Incite Nostalgia in Video “4Ever”

    Black Eyed Peas

    The Black Eyed Peas are back with their newest visual from their latest LP, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1. and it has been worth the wait. 


    Released October 26, 2018 through Interscope Records this LP is the first release since parting ways with Fergie. Though the group is officially sans one member, the track features Canadian artist Esthero, proving the musical group still appreciates the elements of a sultry female vocal. This collaborative aesthetic works all-the-more with their newer throwback sound. 


    In the video, for the track “4Ever” the Black Eyed Peas continue their journey emitting a relaxed feel while going for a night drive. The musicians are seen cruising forward, literally, yet returning to their hip-hop roots. 


    Still, the group doesn’t shy away from collaborating with fellow contemporary artists such as Nas featured on “Back 2 Hiphop”, and Nicole Scherzinger featured on “Wings”. 


    The visual and audio for “4Ever” work together to bring us back to the days when hip-hop was the BEP dominant voice. The video’s motion is slower and laid back and the colors reminisce of analogue. The songs’ production kicks us back to the days when music was more simple, less slick and left room for listeners to focus on the message. 

    Music fans who miss hip-hop’s more authentic days will be pleased. 


    The tour for Masters of the Sun Vol. 1 has come to an end but keep and eye out for the group making the rounds at festivals such as Rock in Rio 2019 in October.


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    Recording Academy to Honor Black Sabbath and George Clinton Among Others

    Black Sabbath

    The Recording Academy will be presenting the Lifetime Achievement Grammys on May 11th in Los Angeles. There will be a special ceremony to honor artists from a variety of music genres. Among those being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy are Black Sabbath, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Dionne Warwick, Julio Iglesias, Sam and Dave, Donny Hathaway, and Billy Eckstine.


    Additionally, the Academy will present Trustees Awards to Lou Adler for his work as a producer, Ashford and Simpson for their work as artists and songwriters, and Johnny Mandel for his work as a songwriter. Saul Walker will be awarded a posthumous Technical Grammy Award for his innovation with recording technologies and specifically microphone preamps.


    Billy Eckstine, who was known as a jazz singer, and Donny Hathaway,known for his work as a soul artist, will be recognized posthumously, as will Dave Prater of Sam and Dave and Nickolas Ashford of Ashford and Simpson. Sam Moore and Valerie Simpson are the surviving members of those duos. Of the remaining honorees, many of them have retired from touring or have slowed their performance activities tremendously. George Clinton has decided to retire from touring. Black Sabbath have completed their last tour, called The End, but their founding members have their own projects with Ozzy Osbourne currently on his last world tour which he has named the No More Tours 2 Tour.


    Julio Iglesias and Dionne Warwick still perform on occasion. Lou Adler is still an active producer. In 2016, he worked on the live broadcast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again for Fox. Currently 93 years young, Johnny Mandel has worked with such artists as Frank Sinatra and Count Basie. He worked with Tony Bennett on his 2004 project, The Art of Romance, and with Barbra Streisand in 2009 on her Love is the Answer project.


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    Robyn To Headline New Tour in 2019


    Swedish singer Robyn’s first album in over 8 years, Honey, is taking the world by storm. She managed to take some painful life changes and turned them into a soothing disco-infused medley of songs.


    Just last week, Honey reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electric albums chart, her third number 1 album and first leading LP to do so. There are four tracks currently on the Top/Dance Electric Songs charts including “Missing U,” which hit #18 in August, the title track, which recently hit #26, and two new singles, “Ever Again,” at #26, and “Human Being,” featuring Zhala, at #49. 


    The last time the singer released any new material was in 2010 with Body Talk. She has since continued to remain busy with numerous other collaborative efforts. She worked with Röyksopp on an EP entitled Do It Again and released a mini-album in 2015 entitled Love Is Free with La Bagatelle Magique. A third EP collaboration was released with Mr. Tophat in 2016 entitled Trust Me


    In 2019, she will be headlining an eleven-day North American tour in support of the new album. Her first stop will be on February 23rd at the Palladium in L.A. along with additional stops in Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Oakland. She has already sold out one of her shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, in which she plans to perform on March 8th. The tour will finish up in Toronto, Ontario on March 14th. 


    Tickets for Robyn’s new tour will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on November 16th. You can find tickets here


    Here are Robyn’s 2019 tour dates: 


    Feb. 23 – The Palladium in Los Angeles, CA 
    Feb. 26 – Fox Theater in Oakland, CA 
    Feb 28 – PNE Forum in Vancouver, BC 
    Mar. 1 – Paramount in Seattle, WA 
    Mar. 5 – Palace Theatre in Minneapolis, MN 
    Mar. 6 – Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL 
    Mar. 8 – Madison Square Garden in New York, NY (ALREADY SOLD OUT) 
    Mar. 9 – The Anthem in Washington, D.C. 
    Mar. 11 – House of Blues in Boston, MA 
    Mar. 13 – MTELUS in Montreal, QC 
    Mar. 14 – Rebel, in Toronto, ON


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    New Year’s Six and CFP Second Rankings

    Alabama Crimson Tide

    So far, so good. At least for now. 


    No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, and No. 3 Notre Dame remain undefeated this week. The 13-member selection committee of the College Football Playoff has had it pretty easy with No. 4 Michigan joining the top 4 on Tuesday as many had predicted. 


    The SEC East champion Georgia is in limbo as No. 6 Oklahoma continues to be highly ranked followed next in line by No. 7 LSU. On Saturday, LSU lost for the second time this season to Alabama and dropped four spots. 


    While the talk all across the spectrum has been about the weak performance of the ACC this season, they do have 4 ranked teams including No. 13 Syracuse, No. 14 NC State, and No. 17 Boston College, who all joined Clemson. Clemson is highly valued by the selection committee for their scheduling strengths, while the Tigers have yet another opportunity on Saturday to improve their resume by claiming the division with a win over BC. 


    It was truly Groundhog Day for No. 8 Washington State, the Pac-12’s only remaining loss and highly-ranked team, along with UCF which remains at No. 12. 


    Here’s how the bracket currently looks: 


    No. 1 Alabama would square off against No. 4 Michigan in the College Football Playoff Semifinal in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – the committee won’t geographically disadvantage a No. 1 seed. Arlington, Texas is closer to Tuscaloosa than it is to Miami, where No. 2 Clemson will play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the College Playoff Semifinal in the Capital One Orange Bowl. 


    A contract bowl that guarantees historic Big Ten champs against the Pac-12 champs is the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual. No. 4 Michigan is expected to win the conference and is already in a semifinal. The next highly-ranked Big Ten team should be No. 10 Ohio State. The Buckeyes would likely play against No. 8 Washington State which is anticipated to be the Pac-12 champion. 


    Another contract bowl, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is certain to get the Big 12 champion as well as the SEC champion. Because the SEC champ, No. 1 Alabama, is currently in a semifinal, the Sugar Bowl should also get No 5. Georgia, the second highest-ranked SEC team. The Bulldogs would face the expected Big 12 champion in the ranking, No. 6 Oklahoma. 


    It’s likely that No. 12 UCF, the highest-ranked champion from a Group 5 conference, will go to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. This team should also be able to land a spot in the New Year’s Six Bowl rather than the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl where the team played last season. The Knights would square off against No. 7 LSU due to matchup and fan interest. 


    Of the remaining highly-ranked teams, No. 9 West Virginia and No. 11 Kentucky would play in the Peach Bowl which likewise, would be chosen due to matchup, fan interest, and geography.



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    A$AP Rocky On The Road Again In 2019

    Asap Rocky

    A$AP Rocky, a Grammy nominated Harlem rapper, will be on the road again in 2019. A$AP Rocky whose real name is Rakim Myers is a rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob. As a solo artist, A$AP Rocky has won numerous awards, written and performed on top ten singles, and sold multi-platinum albums.


    A$AP Rocky is a New York City native whose musical career begin in the late 2000’s. In 2011 he received critical acclaim for his debut mixed tape Live. He is now a mover and a shaker in the hip hop community. For the last three years A$AP Rocky has been on a self-imposed hiatus. After the release of his award winning album At Long,Last ASAP, he took some time off. This low profile respite provided him with an opportunity to perfect his craft by working on projects at his leisure. But the time has come for his return, and he is back in full force.


    This nationwide tour called his Injured Generation Tour will be his first since his Too Cozy tour last fall. His 2019 tour will feature his latest album Testing. This long-awaited album features musical appearances from headliners in the industry like Frank Ocean, Playboi Carti, Lauren Hill, and Kodak Black. The album has as executive producers Hector Delgado, Juicy J, Chace Johnson, and AWGE, and it boast of guest vocals by Puff Daddy and Snoop Dogg.


    The Injured Generation Tour, the first since last fall’s Too Cozy Tour, will feature stops in major cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, and Inglewood. See his tour dates below:


    Jan 8, 2019: The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn. 

    Jan 9, 2019: UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill. 

    Jan 11, 2019: Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, ON 

    Jan 13, 2019: Place Bell in Montreal, ON 

    Jan 15, 2019: The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pa. 

    Jan 18, 2019: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. 

    Jan 20, 2019: The Anthem in Washington, D.C. 

    Jan 22, 2019: Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. 

    Jan 23, 2019: Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Ga. 

    Jan 25, 2019:  Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas 

    Jan 26, 2019: NRG Arena in Houston, Texas 

    Jan 27, 2019: The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas  

    Jan 30, 2019: Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif. 

    Jan 31, 2019: The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. 

    Feb 1, 2019: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. 

    Feb 2, 2019: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif. 

    Feb 5, 2019: Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore.  

    Feb 6, 2019: Accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash. 

    Check out A$AP Rocky 2019 Injured Generation Concert Tour Tickets


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    Zayn Grapples With Heartbreak In His Latest Single


    For Zayn Malik, trying to find just the right words for his latest hypnotic song, “Fingers,” was not an easy feat, but against all odds, he managed to do the impossible. Low synths and an appealing mid-tempo sound make this a worthwhile track to check out.


    The song is about a one-sided relationship that left the singer feeling heartbroken. In a low, sultry tone with a clean drum beat, he attempts to address his feelings of heartbreak while looking at his phone. “Cause I’m fucked and I want ya, I can’t even text ya,” he cries painfully into the microphone. “Cause my fingers ain’t working, by my heart is/If you wanna let me know where you hiding/I could come and love you.”



    You can almost tell by just the raw, agonizing lyrics alone that the song is heart-wrenching and bittersweet. No other song puts heartbreak into perspective quite like “Fingers” does. It is a must-listen for all Zayn fans.


    “Fingers” is the latest single from Zayn’s second album. It is unknown when MCA Records will issue a release date or a title for the new album. His first album, Mind of Mine, dropped in 2016.


    This is not the only single Zayn has released so far this year. Other songs including “Dusk Till Dawn,” featuring Sia, “Too Much” featuring Timbaland, “Let Me,” “Entertainer,” and “Sour Diesel” have also made their rounds in the music world along with a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” which was released in July.

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