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2017-04-27

Adele: "Hello, it's me...and you're using my image without permission"

Who else but Adele would buy a bunch of greeting cards with her face on them so she could send them to all her friends? The British tabloid The Sun reports that Adele popped into the upscale department store Peter Jones in London's ritzy Sloane Square and bought every single greeting card in the place.  The cards feature a cartoon image of the singer, and the words "Hello, it's me." A source told the paper, "Adele walked right up to the shelf and took the lot. She found it hilarious. The staff couldn't believe she was in there, let alone…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley and Noah Cyrus’ brother Trace Cyrus launches solo career

The Cyrus family is one talented bunch. Trace Cyrus -- the son of Billy Ray and the older brother of Miley and Noah -- is ready to tackle his own solo music career. Trace, the former backing vocalist and lead guitarist for Metro Station, has released a new single called “Lights Out.” The song combines an electronic beat with Trace’s emotive vocals. The lyrics details a tumultuous relationship with a “small town girl” who moved to the city.“What's the point if we're just a lie/Girl, I want you to live with me/She rocks Chanel when she's riding her black Benz/Drunk…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers get lit onstage with superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line

The Chainsmokers teased they had a big surprise for fans on social media ahead of their Wednesday night show in Cincinnati, Ohio -- and boy, did they deliver. For the encore, the duo brought out superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line to perform their collaboration, “Last Day Alive.” The song's the closing track on The Chainsmokers’ chart-topping album, Memories… Do Not Open. Thursday morning, Florida Georgia Line members Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley gave their fellow duo a shout-out on Twitter and Instagram. “Thanks to the Chainsmokers for having us last night in Cincinnati!!!” they shared, along with a photo,…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder dishes on new music by Camila Cabello and Liam Payne

In a lengthy Facebook message, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder has announced that his band is taking a new approach to music: instead of albums, they'll just be releasing new songs -- sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly.  The first one, "No Vacancy," arrives this Friday.  But in addition to writing new songs for OneRepublic, Ryan's been busy working with other artists, including two whose solo work fans have been hotly anticipating. Speaking to Newsweek, Ryan says he's been in the studio with both Camila Cabello and Liam Payne, working on songs for their first solo albums post Fifth Harmony and One Direction, respectively. …

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prepare for "Mania": Fall Out Boy announces new album, single and North American tour

Are you ready for Mania? That's the title of Fall Out Boy's new album, which will be released September 15. Fall Out Boy has been teasing the announcement of Mania this whole week with various purple images, leading people to think they might be releasing an album called Purple. While that isn't the case, the album's cover is awash in Prince's favorite color. For your first taste of Mania, Fall Out Boy has shared the album's first single, titled "Young and Menace." The track is available for download via iTunes.  You can also watch its video now on YouTube. And…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Listen now: Imagine Dragons brings the "Thunder" with new track

Imagine Dragons has come crashing back with a new song called "Thunder." The reggae-tinged, percussion-heavy track is streaming now on YouTube. "Thunder" is the second new track from Imagine Dragons this year, following the single "Believer." The band is currently working on their third studio album, which is due out this year. Imagine Dragons' most recent album is their 2015 sophomore effort, Smoke + Mirrors. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Source: "No fighting" between Janet Jackson and estranged husband

Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana may have broken up, but the two are apparently being very civil towards one another. A Jackson family friend tells People magazine, "Janet really trusts Wissam and he trusts her. She and Wissam are working together to co-parent. They have a strong friendship. There is no fighting between them.” Not only that, says the friend, but the entire Jackson clan is fine with Wissam, too.  "[They all] like [him] and see that he is a great father," dishes the pal. Janet, 50, and Al Mana, 42, split soon after they welcomed their first…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato, the Backstreet Boys and Jason Derulo want you to post the "Best.Cover.Ever."

By now, we all know that posting covers on YouTube is a legit way to get discovered.  That's why Demi Lovato, the Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo and Ludacris are teaming up with the video platform to help make your dream of music stardom a reality. All four acts are teaming with Ryan Seacrest Productions for a new YouTube series called Best.Cover.Ever.  It's sort of like American Idol: Fans submit a cover version of a song, and the singer with the best one gets to perform a duet with the artist whose song they covered, which will air exclusively on YouTube.…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Be an extra in "A Star Is Born" with Lady Gaga at special L.A. event

Lady Gaga is inviting fans to join her in the cast of A Star Is Born. On Wednesday the singer tweeted a call for fans to join Gaga and co-star and director Bradley Cooper at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to be extras in concert scenes being shot for the movie. Fans are advised that the scenes being shot "will portray a Country Western music concert," so "All you Monsters that can attend should get decked out in your most comfortable denim & boots, throw on a Stetson (leave those pink Joanne hats at home)...."The shooting will take place…

posted 2017/04/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-04-26

Late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme was a music documentary visionary

Not only did the late Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme helm such acclaimed dramas as Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, he was also a concert film visionary. Demme, who died Wednesday at age 73, directed Stop Making Sense, the groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary. The film gained accolades for its imaginative construction and editing, and was the first to be shot entirely using digital audio. Demme also directed a trilogy of concert film/documentaries featuring Neil Young: 2006’s Heart of Gold, 2009’s Neil Young Trunk Show, and 2012’s Neil Young Journeys. Demme’s music video work included the video for Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia," and Bruce's 1995 clip for "Murder Incorporated." In addition,…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

It's official: Katy Perry serving up "Bon Appetit" on Friday

Katy Perry made it Instagram-official.  Her new single is called "Bon Appetit," and it's coming Friday.  Oh, and it features rap trio Migos of "Bad and Boujee" fame. Katy posted artwork for the single to Instagram late Wednesday -- it features Katy's disembodied head superimposed on a plate of fruit while the hands of the members of Migos reach for the plate. "Compliments of the chef: 4.28.17," wrote Katy."Bon Appetit" is the second single Katy's dropped in recent weeks from her forthcoming album, following "Chained to the Rhythm."  Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Timberlake on the late Jonathan Demme: "Master of humanity...genius of storytelling"

Justin Timberlake paused Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to film director Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at 73. Demme directed last year's tour documentary Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids. "Words just aren't enough with heartache like this," Justin wrote on Instagram, posting a black-and-white photo of himself and Demme embracing. "You, master of humanity. You, genius of storytelling. You, generous and warm man. You, special soul. You taught me so much about life and art and about standing up for what you believe. You made me better at my craft. And, the time I spent with you away from…

posted 2017/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR