The Weeknd: ‘Music is Being Made’ With ‘House of Balloons’ Crew

The Weeknd  is back in the studio making music, but what form it might take he has yet to reveal. In an interview with Vogue , the R&B singer met with the magazine in a studio after he pulled out of most of his scheduled commitments, including the European stretch of Rihanna’s Anti tour, so he could lay down new tracks. “Creatively, some magic is happening right now, and I don’t want to lose it,” he said. Hear the Weeknd’s Bold Remix of Bryson Tiller’s ‘Rambo’ “It could be an album or it could be something else,” Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd, told the magazine. “But whatever it is, music is being made.” In the interview, he also shared his fondness for Daft Punk (“One of my biggest dreams is to work with them”) and Michael Jackson, calling him “part of my family,” and he added, “When I was born, that was the music my mother was listening to. Michael Jackson is a third parent to me.” Meanwhile, Quincy Jones, who produced Jackson’s Thriller, gave props to Tesfaye. “He has a sincere appreciation of his roots,” he said. “And frankly doesn’t lead with his ego.” Jones wasn’t the only one to weigh in on Tesfaye’s chops. “Right now, the radio is peppered with hints of production elements and vocal styling that were very likely inspired by the Weeknd,” Taylor Swift told the magazine

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CMA Fest Announces International Performers

Each June, Country Music enthusiasts from around the world travel to Nashville for CMA Music Festival. But fans aren’t the only ones crossing borders to attend the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience; international Country artists also make the pilgrimage to Music City to perform at CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international Country Music showcase on […]

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Justin Timberlake to Release New Song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’

Justin Timberlake  will be releasing a new song this week. The singer announced on Twitter  that the tune will be released on Friday. Read Justin Timberlake’s Heartfelt Prince Tribute “#CantStopTheFeeling” he tweeted  in response to a fan’s request for the name of the song. “Two more days,” Timberlake added to announce the timing. As far as the direction of the new music, he’s been tight lipped, though he recently shared a photo on Instagram  showing him in the studio with Pharrell Williams. He also retweeted KISS FM, who wrote “I just heard the new @justintimberlake song!!! OMG! SMASH!!!,” which may indicate a pop direction. However, he’s made some country turns singing duets with Chris Stapleton during the 2015 CMA Awards and more recently he collaborated with Little Big Town. “NBD… Just wiring with @littlebigtown,” he wrote on Instagram, including a selfie with the group’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman. “This band is truth!! So Good!!!!” The singer has been busy working on other projects outside his solo work as well.

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MUSICIANS DISCUSS THEIR FAVORITE ACE FREHLEY GUITAR SOLOS

Mark Lore of Noisey reports: …You don’t have to like KISS. You don’t even have to get them. But there’s a good chance you’re listening to something today that was influenced by the band. Red House Painters covered Shock Me . The Melvins released solo records in the spirit of KISS. The Replacements covered Black Diamond , as did the late Bathory vocalist Quorthon. Hell, Joey and Tommy Ramone got their faces blown off at an early KISS performance at Coventry in Queens.

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Radiohead’s ‘Burn the Witch’ Video Inspired by Refugee Crisis

Radiohead  released their sinister-beneath-a-whimsical-facade animated video for ” Burn the Witch ” on Tuesday and according to animator Virpi Kittu, its darker approach was part of a deeper take on Islamophobia and the refugee crisis in Europe. In an interview with Billboard , Kittu said her interpretation was that the band wanted to call attention to the crisis and the “blaming of different people… the blaming of Muslims and the negativity.” Watch Radiohead’s Sinister ‘Burn the Witch’ Video She said that misguided outlook might lead some to thoughts such as “burn the witch.” Radiohead had sent mysterious leaflets  to some fans that housed the words, “We know where you live,” which the animator alluded to as suggesting, according to Billboard , “the current insecurity and blame game spawned by anti-immigration politicians.” Kittu, who also worked on the band’s “There There” alongside director Chris Hopewell, said the uneasy juxtaposing of the cute stop-motion animated characters against the sinister themes portrayed in the video and in the song was what the band wanted conveyed. “They wanted the video to contrast with what they’re playing and to wake people up a bit.” She also discussed the video’s other influences, including the British series Camberwick Green and the 1973 British horror movie The Wicker Man . “Burn the Witch” is presumably the first single from Radiohead’s forthcoming ninth studio album. The title’s phrase appeared in Radiohead’s 2003 Hail to the Thief artwork. While the band has not released details on their next album, which is the follow-up to 2011’s The King of Limbs , they have plotted a handful of North American tour dates, including shows in New York, Los Angeles and Mexico City, along with festivals dates at Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Outside Lands. Related Radiohead B-Sides, Reissues Pulled From Streaming Services Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie Top Outside Lands Radiohead Send Mysterious ‘Burn the Witch’ Leaflet to Fans

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Is Carrie Underwood Ready for More Babies?

Carrie Underwood is open to the idea of more kids. According to People, the singer is enjoying her time with her very mobile, climbing son Isaiah. “But yeah, definitely. And I’m like, ‘He’s so good — I could do a few more of those.,’ ” says Carrie, but not anytime soon. “I’m not sure when […]

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See Prince Proteges the Family Pay Tribute With New ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

More than three decades ago, Prince wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U,” an emotional expression of loss after a lover has left, for the Family, a group he’d signed to his Paisley Park label. Now the group, which goes by the name fDeluxe, has re-recorded the moving tune with members of recent Prince collaborators StrinGenius. 15 Great Prince Songs That Were Hits for Other Artists The group timed the release of their new video to coincide with the song’s opening lyric. “It’s with a musically heavy heart that tonight we honor our dear friend and musical collaborator Prince on what’s to be seven hours and 13 days after his passing,” singer Susannah Melvoin said in a statement, which also opens the video. “Our band, the Family – myself, Paul Peterson, Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson – offer you a moment of Prince’s musical legacy and brilliance with a song that he wrote for us many purple moons ago.” Prince helped put together the group, which features Melvoin and Peterson on vocals, saxophonist and flautist Leeds, drummer Johnson, and percussionist Jerome Benton, in 1985. Melvoin is the twin sister of guitarist Wendy Melvoin, who played in Prince’s band the Revolution. Prince wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on the Family’s self-titled debut, which came out in August 1985.

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Dolly Parton’s Gettin’ Hitched Again

Dolly Parton is getting hitched again…to the same guy. Dolly and her husband of 50 years, Carl Dean, are renewing their vows to celebrate their milestone anniversary. We’re going to get married again!” she told People. “I’ll have a beautiful wedding dress, ’cause I didn’t have a big, long wedding dress when we got married […]

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Alicia Keys’ New Song “In Common” Will Make You Dance Uncontrollably

Alicia Keys’ new song “In Common” will make you dance uncontrollably. Listen here.

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Kenny Chesney Debuts “Noise” Music Video on Rollingstone.com

Kenny Chesney made a video to match the reality-slamming urgency of “Noise,” the first single from Some Town Somewhere. Filled with quick cuts, slices of technology, talking heads, fashion models, vintage images, Donald Trump, a Kardashian and people yelling, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was looking for somewhere to debut the groundbreaking clip where […]

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AraabMuzik Announces New EDM Album ‘Dreamworld’

Producer AraabMuzik  will release his first new album in five years this summer with the arrival of Dreamworld.  The album features contributions from Baauer, Raiche and !llmind.  Dreamworld continues AraabMuzik’s exploration of EDM and hip-hop while incorporating other genres like grime, future bass and more. Behind the Scenes at Hard Festival The new record follows a pair of 2015 EPs, the EDM-minded King and the hip-hop-oriented Goon Loops . Dreamworld ‘s first single “Chasing Pirates” showcases AraabMuzik’s versatility as the Raiche-featuring track builds from relaxed EDM toward a thumping climax. The Pablo S-directed video also spotlights AraabMuzik’s supreme abilities on the MPC. Following the release of Electronic Dream , AraabMuzik’s output stalled briefly after the producer was shot during an attempted robbery  in May 2013. However, two months later, he dropped his The Remixes Vol. 1  collection, featuring his spin on EDM artists like Wolfgang Gartner, Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki. Related Electronic Dream (Deluxe Edition) AraabMuzik Shot During Attempted Robbery The Remixes Vol

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Why Woody Allen Chose Miley Cyrus to Star in New Series

Woody Allen ‘s new film Café Society  is scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11th. The 80-year-old filmmaker gave a rare interview where he discussed his marriage, his choice for president and his upcoming Amazon series  starring Miley Cyrus . Allen revealed how he first met the  Dead Petz singer, to  The Hollywood Reporter .  Miley Cyrus: ‘Donald Trump Is a F–king Nightmare’ “My kids would be watching Hannah Montana . And I would say: ‘Who is that girl? She’s got such a good delivery. You know, she snaps those lines off so well.

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