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Phil Collins Details ‘Face Value,’ ‘Both Sides’ Reissues

Phil Collins  will kick off his “Take a Look at Me Now” reissue campaign  on November 6th with remastered deluxe versions of his 1981 solo debut, Face Value , and his fifth LP, 1993’s Both Sides . The track lists, personally curated and compiled by the singer-songwriter, feature original studio material contrasted with live and demo versions, intended to showcase the evolution of his songs over time.  Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Phil Collins Songs “I’ve always been quite proud of my demos and have often made them available as B-sides, but with a few exceptions, I have avoided including those on these collections,” Collins says in a statement. “Instead, I’ve focused on how nicely the songs developed when played onstage, rather than showing how they originated.” The reissue series will be spread over “the coming months,” eventually spanning all of the former frontman-drummer’s eight solo albums. Each set will be remastered by Nick Davis – who worked on the massive reissue campaign for Collins’ former band, Genesis – and include new artwork featuring Collins recreating his poses from the original covers.  The albums will be released in several formats: 2-CD and digital versions will include the remastered album with additional content, and 180-gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl (single LP for Face Value , double LP for Both Sides ) will include the stand-alone remastered album. CD and vinyl boxed sets compiling both deluxe editions will also be available.  The eclectic Face Value , which hit Number One in the U.K., spawned hits like the brooding “In the Air Tonight” and funky “I Missed Again,” establishing Collins as a major commercial force apart from Genesis.

Selena Gomez Is Secretly In Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ Video

Justin Bieber secretly puts Selena Gomez’s name in his music video for “What Do You Mean.”

Listen to Shawn Mullins Channel Fab Four in ‘My Stupid Heart’

Nothing fires up the muse as readily as heartbreak. Shawn Mullins recently relearned that lesson, via a divorce from his third wife that left him both crushed and inspired. Sitting on his porch in Atlanta one afternoon, the newly single Mullins found himself searching for some sort of scapegoat. “Dealing with the split would be so much easier,” he thought, “if I could just blame the whole thing on my stupid heart.” With that, the title track for his new album was born, kickstarting the creation of a new studio album that will arrive next month on Rounder Sugar Hill Records.  100 Best Albums of the Nineties It’s been five years since Mullins released Light You Up

Justin Bieber Just Added Climbing Really Tall Things To His Résumé

Justin Bieber posted pictures of himself climbing things — which adds to his growing array of talents, including flying, which he debuted at the VMAs.

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Jumps 5 Years Forward — Here’s What We Know

Here’s everything we know about “Pretty Little Liars” five-year time jump and where the Liars will be when we see them next.

Country Icon Don Williams to Headline Fall Tour

More than four decades after his first Top Ten country hit, singer Don Williams continues to be a popular concert draw throughout the world, thanks to his warm vocal style and easygoing nature both on and off stage. The influential Texas native, nicknamed the “Gentle Giant,” has just announced his latest tour, which launches on September 9th, in Dodge City, Kansas, and is slated to run through November. 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time “Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again,” says the 76-year-old musician, whose two most recent LPs on Sugar Hill Records, And So It Goes (2012) and Reflections (2014) both reached the Top 20 on Billboard ‘s Country Albums chart. A member of the Sixties folk group, the Pozo-Seco Singers, Williams’ solo career was launched in 1971, with early hits including “Atta Way to Go” and “Come Early Morning.” His first Top 10 hit, “We Should Be Together,” was followed by such familiar tunes as “Rake and Ramblin’ Man” and “Tulsa Time.” In 1978, guitar great Eric Clapton covered Williams’ composition, “We’re All the Way.” That same year, Williams took home the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year honor.

Tyler, the Creator Addresses U.K. Ban: ‘I Felt Like a Criminal’

Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator  recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian , saying, “I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal.” Tyler broke news of the ban  last week and was forced to cancel a string of shows, including sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals. According to The Guardian , the letter the rapper received refers to Home Office policy on “behaviors unacceptable in the U.K.,” guidelines designed in 2005 to prevent suspected terrorists from entering Britain. The letter specifically quoted lyrics from Tyler, the Creator songs “VCR,” “Blow,” “Sarah,” “Tron Cat” and “French.” Tyler, the Creator’s Lawyer Strikes Back at ‘Riot’ Tag The letter reads: “The home secretary has considered whether, in light of this list, you should be excluded from the U.K. on the grounds that your presence here would not be conducive to the public good

See Maddie & Tae’s Harmony-Heavy Victory Lap on ‘Today’

When Maddie & Tae made their first visit to NBC’s Today show in August 2014, “Girl in a Country Song” was just one month old. Things were decidedly different this morning, when the girls returned to the show after a year’s absence to play their kickoff single — which has grown into a chart-topping behemoth since its debut last summer — along with their second hit, ” Fly .” Maddie & Tae on New Album: ‘It’s Not Just Boys and Rainbows’ “[It’s been a] whirlwind,” Maddie Marlow told the show’s hosts, when asked to describe the months separating the duo’s two Today appearances. “It feels surreal.” With that, Maddie & Tae launched into a victory-lap performance of “Girl in a Country Song,” the 2014 hit that railed against the bros of country-pop — and briefly broke their Number One stranglehold on the charts — while still dishing up enough polished twang to please the genre’s fans. Afterwards, the duo switched gears with “Fly,” a power ballad that shines a light on their strength as a harmony duo.  As their Sounds of Summer Tour  with Dierks Bentley winds to a close later this month, Maddie & Tae are preparing for their biggest headlining tour to date. The shows, which will help promote the recent release of their Start Here album, stretch across October and early November.  Related Watch Maddie & Tae Duet With Lee Ann Womack Maddie & Tae Talk ‘Tomatogate,’ New Album Maddie & Tae Announce Headlining Tour

Janet Jackson Opens World Tour With New Song Featuring Missy Elliott

Janet Jackson  launched her world tour in Vancouver Monday night, and though her set was reportedly  a hit-heavy 32 songs long, the show opened with a new Unbreakable  track featuring  Missy Elliott . Janet Jackson Preps First New Album in Seven Years A fan-shot video captured the opening moments of the show, which featured a Hitchcockian intro video filled with swarming birds as Jackson delivered a spoken word ode to her fans over a steadily building beat. When the track finally kicked in, Missy Elliott — standing tall on two giant screens framing Jackson’s silhouette — let loose over punchy, shuffling production. Jackson then emerged taking center stage and control of the as-yet-untitled song, a propulsive pop number with a vocal performance that vacillated between sultry, smooth and casually fierce

Ghost reveal UK tour dates

Ghost have announced that they’ll return to the UK in December.

Is This A ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ Invention Or A Real One? Take The Test

Can you tell which are the real inventions and which are the ones that the writers of “Dexter’s Laboratory” made up?

Dave Davies on Reviving the Kinks: ‘Where There’s Life, There’s Hope’

Two years ago, Dave Davies told Rolling Stone  there was a “50/50 chance” of a Kinks reunion  in the near future, but the singer-guitarist now says those odds have been downgraded. “I’d say there’s an outside shot,” he tells  Rolling Stone . “But where there’s life, there’s hope. I know Ray has a lot coming up, and I do as well, so we’ll see how things span out in the next few months

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