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Goo Goo Dolls Schedule L.A. Benefit Show December 15

The Goo Goo Dolls will be giving back this holiday season by doing a benefit concert at L.A.'s legendary Troubadour club December 15. The show, called "Embrace The World," will raise money for L.A.'s Good Shepherd Shelter, which helps women and girls who've been abused or exploited.  All proceeds will go directly to the shelter, and all ticket buyers are being asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the show.  Tickets go on sale November 7. The Goo Goo Dolls are also playing a benefit next week in San Diego for the Rob Machado Foundation, which supports charities dedicated…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Calvin Harris Says Rihanna Rejected All His Songs for Her New Album

If a guy writes the biggest hit of your career, you'd think you'd be inclined to record more of his songs, right?  Not so when it comes to Rihanna and superproducer/deejay Calvin Harris. Calvin wrote and produced "We Found Love," Rihanna's global smash, but he tells the British paper The Sun that when he submitted a bunch of material for her upcoming disc, she snubbed him. "I did a few things for it but they don’t get back to you. There are a lot of people involved!" he tells the paper. "She listens to everything — I know that —…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Beyoncé Platinum Edition" Box Set Coming Nov. 24

Last December, Beyoncé caught the music world completely by surprise with the unannounced release of her self-titled album. This time, she’s giving us all a bit more notice with the forthcoming release of the Beyoncé Platinum Edition box set. The two-CD/two-DVD limited edition package, available November 24, will feature the original album and DVD, plus a CD titled More, featuring two brand-new songs -- “7/11” and “Ring Off” -- and four unreleased remixes with new collaborations from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, and Mr. Vegas. The second DVD features ten songs recorded during Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show world tour.…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

NYC Boutique Commissions "R.I.P. Taylor Swift" Mural, but Says "We Wish Her No Harm"

Not everyone in New York, it seems, is happy that Taylor Swift has been appointed a Global Welcome Ambassador for the city.  In fact, one downtown boutique has commissioned a mural that appears to celebrate her death. The boutique, called La Petite Mort, hired a famed New York City graffiti artist known as Chico to create a mural on the store's metal security gate.  It shows Taylor's face superimposed on the New York skyline, surrounded by hearts, with the words "R.I.P. Taylor Swift" painted next to it. However, the shop claims that it isn't actually calling for Taylor's death.  After…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde Confirms "Hunger Games" Soundtrack Song with Ariana Grande

Last week during a Livestream chat, Ariana Grande revealed that she'd recorded a song with Lorde for the soundtrack of the upcoming movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1.  Now, Lorde has confirmed that the song is the mystery "fifth track," which was left untitled when she first revealed the album's track listing.  She's also revealed the mystery song's title. On Twitter, Lorde wrote, "yup.. track 5 from the mockingjay: part 1 soundtrack is ALL MY LOVE @MAJORLAZER feat. the one and only angel pipes sista @ArianaGrande." Ariana responded with a tweet saying, "all my love." Charli XCX and…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Knockout Rounds End with Blake Stealing an Artist from Gwen

The Knockout Rounds came to an end on Monday night's episode of The Voice. The four coaches -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani -- made additional cuts to their respective teams, with Blake using his lone steal on Team Gwen artist Craig Wayne Boyd. The coaches now have five artists each heading into next week's live show. Knockout Rounds adviser Taylor Swift was back at rehearsals, helping out the remaining artists. Team Blake's Allison Bray and Taylor Brashears faced off in the first Knockout of the night. To Blake's delight, Allison went country with the Dixie…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea’s Wardrobe Malfunction Caught on Tape

Iggy Azalea accidentally exposed herself after splitting her pants during a performance at a bar mitzvah this past Sunday.According to the website Gossip Cop, Iggy was performing at 13-year-old boy’s bar mitzvah at the Beverly Hills Hotel when the wardrobe malfunction occurred.Video of the incident shows the rapper continuing to perform and apparently unaware that there was a hole in the crotch of her tight pants that was visible for all to see every time she bent over or spread her legs.Nick Jonas was also hired to perform separately at the bar mitzvah.  There are no videos of his pants…

posted 2014/11/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Echosmith Announces 2015 Headlining Tour

Echosmith has been touring non-stop for several years now, but since their hit "Cool Kids" took off, they've been everywhere.  Now, the family band has announced a headlining tour kicking off next February. The tour starts February 10 in Ames, Iowa, and is scheduled to wrap up March 29 in Chicago.  Tickets go on sale to the general public November 7; members of the band's email list will have access to a pre-sale November 5.  Every pre-sale ticket purchased will come with a free, exclusive poster. The band has a short series of headline dates in November, and will appear…

posted 2014/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Thanked by Linda Perry for Singing Her '90s Classic "What's Up"

When Lady Gaga performed in Vienna, Austria on Sunday night, she treated the audience to a cover version of '90s hit "What's Up, by 4 Non Blondes.  Not only did the audience approve, but so did the woman who wrote and sang the song originally: famed songwriter Linda Perry. Perry was the frontwoman for 4 Non Blondes, but she's since gone on to write hits like "Beautiful" for Christina Aguilera and "Get the Party Started" for Pink, as well as tunes for Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Celine Dion. She tweeted to Gaga, "Thank U @ladygaga It's amazing when a…

posted 2014/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bruno Mars to Appear on "Saturday Night Live" on November 22

Bruno Mars will make an appearance on Saturday Night Live November 22. While he doesn't have a new album or a new single out himself, he's featured on "Uptown Funk!" the first single from the new album by super-producer Mark Ronson.  The song is coming out November 10; he and Ronson will team up to both serve as the show's musical guest that night.  Cameron Diaz will be the host. The last time Bruno was on Saturday Night Live was in 2012, and he served as both host and musical guest.  His first appearance on the show came in 2010.…

posted 2014/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Reveals Her Worst Fear, What She'd Be If She Wasn't a Singer & More in "ELLE"

Rihanna is spilling all kinds of cool tidbits in her new cover story for the December issue of ELLE magazine, which is billed as "Meet the 'Real' Rihanna."  While she won't reveal the craziest thing she's ever done -- "That's still a secret," she says -- she does go on record about all kinds of other interesting things. Asked what the sexiest thing a man has ever said her, Rihanna replies, "Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!"  She also reveals that the one thing that people misunderstand about her is the fact that she's "shy."  She…

posted 2014/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

MKTO, Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, The Madden Brothers & More to Perform on 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be stocked with musical performances this year.  Among the stars who'll be performing or appearing at the event: Meghan Trainor, Nick Jonas, MKTO, Becky G., The Madden Brothers, legendary rockers KISS and "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel. The parade will air Thursday, November 27 on NBC starting at 9 a.m. in all time zones. Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/11/03 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR