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French Montana Taps Weeknd, Future for 'Jungle Rules' Album

French Montana has revealed the track list for his forthcoming album, Jungle Rules. The follow-up to 2013’s Excuse My French, his new set boasts a bevy of guests including the Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Future, Travis Scott, T.I., Quavo, Young Thug and more.

The 18-song set includes his previously released hit “Unforgettable” featuring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and his Future-assisted track “No Pressure.” The first track, “Whiskey Eyes,” features the late Chinx, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2015. Jungle Rules will be released on July 14th.

The rapper is currently on a European tour that culminates on August 26th at Hype Festival in Cologne, Germany. He joins the Weeknd’s second phase of his extensive Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour for select dates, including in Canada and Australia, beginning on September 9th at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Jungle Rules Track List

1. “Whiskey Eyes”featuring Chinx
2. “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee
3. “Trippin”
4. “A Lie” featuring the Weeknd and Max B
5. “Jump” featuring Travis Scott
6. “Hotel Bathroom”
7. “Bring Dem Things” featuring Pharrell
8. “Bag” featuring Ziico Niico
9. “Migo Montana” featuring Quavo
10. “No Pressure” featuring Future
11. “Push Up”
12. “Stop It” featuring T.I.
13. “Black Out” featuring Young Thug
14. “She Workin” featuring Marc E. Bassy
15. “Formula” featuring Alkaline
16. “Famous”
17. “Too Much”
18. “White Dress”

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Aloft Hotels And MTV Spotlight Top Asia Pacific Music Talent

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HAVOK To Begin US Tour w/ Darkest Hour & Jesus Piece and Joins "Metal Alliance" Tour with Overkill & Crowbar This Fall

HAVOK will make their return to the states with a pair of US tours in the Summer and Fall. The band joins Metalcore titans Darkest Hour on the “Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora” tour …Read More

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Kelly Clarkson Shuts Down Body Shamer With Four Simple Words

Kelly Clarkson doesn’t suffer trolls. On Tuesday, the American Idol alum nonchalantly shut down a body-shaming comment on Twitter. 

“Thank u 2 every person in service 4 protecting all of us and cheers to every person who fought for us to experience freedom & independence,” Clarkson tweeted on the Fourth of July. While most of her followers responded with their own stories of family members or loved ones in the armed forces, or tweeted their thanks to Clarkson for her sweet message, one person seized the opportunity to offer their non sequitur opinion.

“You’re fat,” the troll in question tweeted, to which Clarkson had a ready response. “… and still fucking awesome,” she replied with a winking emoji. The original user’s tweet has since been deleted.

In 2015, Clarkson similarly faced off against a body shamer with the same characteristic poise and resolve. British personality Katie Hopkins attacked Clarkson’s weight gain on Twitter after the singer appeared on Graham Norton Live. Clarkson addressed the controversy on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling the talk show host that she’s used to being criticized for her weight, but that it no longer bothers her. 

“I love how people think that’s new – like, ‘Welcome to the past 13 years,'” she said. “Yeah, I was the biggest girl on [American Idol] too. And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big because I was the biggest one on Idol, and I’ve kind of always gotten that. … It’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t mean that we’re gonna be that forever.”

“That’s the thing. Sometimes we’re more fit. Like especially me, I’m such a creative person that I yo-yo,” she continued. “So, sometimes I’m more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don’t, and I’m like, … I’d rather have wine.”

Clarkson has cautiously supported Kesha in her legal battle against producer, Dr. Luke, with whom Clarkson has also worked extensively. Just last year, the Idol alum offered her own negative experience with the producer. Clarkson tweeted in February 2016: “Trying 2 not say anything since I can’t say anything nice about a person … so this is me not talking about Dr. Luke.”

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Rare Tupac Shakur Letter to Ex-Girlfriend Madonna Heads to Auction

In a handwritten prison letter expected to bring over $100,000 at auction, Tupac Shakur confesses to Madonna that he ended their brief romantic relationship because of her race. 

“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career – if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting,” the rapper wrote in the note, dated January 15th, 1995 at 4:30 a.m. “But for me, at least in my previous perception, I felt due to my ‘image,’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was. I never meant to hurt you.”

The letter, available to read in full via TMZ, will go up for auction at the Gotta Have Rock and Roll sale, scheduled for July 19th to 28th. Rolling Stone has confirmed the letter’s authenticity. 

In the note, Shakur admits that Madonna shattered his ego when she remarked in an interview, “‘I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players’ or something to that effect.” But the MC also apologizes to the singer, confessing, “Like you said, I haven’t been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being.”

The rapper adds that he’s “grown both spiritually and mentally” – no longer the “young man with limited experience with [an] extremely famous sex symbol.” He extends an offer of friendship and asks Madonna if she’d agree to “speak face to face.” “It’s funny,” he writes. “This experience has taught me not to take time for granted.”

Despite its overall reconciliatory mood, the letter includes several ominous stretches. “If there is any information you can share with me regarding Jack and crew, please do,” Shakur writes. “It could very well be a matter of life and death.” He also warns Madonna to “please be careful,” using his past as evidence of the world’s cruelty. “Everyone is not as honorable as they seem,” he continues. “There are those whose hearts bleed with envy and evil. They would not hesitate to do you harm! Let my 5 bullets be proof of that!”

Shakur died on September 13th, 1996, six days after being fatally shot in Las Vegas in a drive-by shooting.

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Morrissey Alleges Police Officer Pulled Gun on Him in 'Act of Terror'

UpdateMorrissey canceled seven “proposed live dates” in Italy in September, according to his nephew, photographer Sam Esty Rayner. “Obviously, with psychopaths like this on the loose, it is not safe for me to be in Italy,” the singer said, per his nephew. 

Morrissey claimed that a police officer in Rome threatened him with a gun in a Facebook post jointly authored by Rayner. The singer described the altercation as a “deliberate act of terror.” 

Rayner confirmed the validity of Morrissey’s quotes to Rolling Stone

The Rome police department did not respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment. 

Rayner wrote that the officer “terrorized Morrissey for 35 minutes, demanding ‘papers,'” which the singer didn’t have. Moments later, the armed officer allegedly remarked, “I know who you are” and began shouting as a crowd of “over 100 people” gathered. Morrissey eventually walked away without being followed. 

“I had not broken the law or acted suspiciously,” Morrissey wrote. “The officer unlocked his gun and held it as he screamed into my face. Some people came to my rescue. This happened outside the Nike store, and many people filmed the obviously insane officer. I believe he recognized me and wanted to frighten me. I did not back down even though I believed he was about to shoot me. I urge people to beware of this dangerously aggressive Officer. He might kill you.”

Morrissey released his 10th solo LP, World Peace Is None of Your Business, in 2014.

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Hear Jennifer Lopez's Lively New Song 'Ni Tu Ni Yo'

Ahead of her first Spanish-language album in a decade, Jennifer Lopez released a second new single, “Ni Tú Ni Yo.” The vivacious dance track features Gente de Zona.

Lopez’s vocals stand out over the song’s intricate guitars and horns. It’s a much different energy from the emotional ballad “Mirate,” the first song from the forthcoming album that she performed at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Lopez’s 2007 album Como Ama una Mujer was the singer’s first Spanish-language LP and featured production and writing credits from her then-husband Marc Anthony. Anthony also produced “Mirate,” which will be released in September. 

Last year, the pair recorded a cover of the song “Olvídame y Pega la Vuelta,” which was used a promotional single for her upcoming album. They performed the song together at the Latin Grammy Awards in November. 

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Tool's Maynard James Keenan: Lilith Fair 'Declined' Band's Offer to Play

Lilith Fair was a pioneering, all-female music festival prominently headlined by singer-songwriters. Tool is an influential, all-male prog-metal band – probably the last act you’d expect to read in Glamour‘s comprehensive oral history of the fest. But singer Maynard James Keenan offered a memorable quote in the piece, recalling that he asked Tool’s booking agent to offer their services at the inaugural 1997 event.

“He did. They declined,” Maynard said. “I wanted the ‘thank you but no thank you’ letter to frame. Never got it.”

Instead, Lilith Fair proceeded with its groundbreaking line-up of female performers. Founder Sarah McLachlan headlined the festival along with Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman, Jewel, Paula Cole, Fiona Apple, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant, among others.

But a different high-profile male performer did wind up performing at the third event, in 1999, when Prince (then known as “The Artist”) assisted on an all-star jam of Sheryl Crow’s “Every Day Is a Winding Road.” McLachlan’s drummer and then-husband, Ashwin Sood, recalled assembling a “super-band” in Crow’s dressing room.

“I get into the dressing room, and there he is in a gold lamé suit from head to toe,” Sood said. “He’s wearing gold ­seven-inch heels. And Sheryl introduces me: ‘This is Ashwin. Ashwin, this is The Artist.’ He looks at me, and the only thing that comes out of his mouth is ‘You must be The Husband.'”

McLachlan told Glamour that she hoped the all-female fest – which also staged a final, less-successful event in 2010 – would combat sexism in the industry. “The first time I felt sexism was the pushback from radio stations [in the mid-Nineties],” she said. “They’d say, ‘We added Tori Amos this week, so we can’t add you.’ Or: ‘We added Tracy Chapman this week, so we can’t add you.” And I’m like, ‘We’re doing completely different [things]!”

Meshell Ndegeocello reflected that the fest offered a “communal” atmosphere that differed from her previous experiences onstage. “I didn’t have anyone barking at me at sound check,” she said. “I know that sounds stereotypical. But maybe it’s [also] because Sarah is Canadian. It was just like a really chill vibe, you know? I’m sure if I did a festival with Courtney Love as the head, that would be a different vibe.”

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Watch Liam Gallagher Wander Through London in 'Chinatown' Video

Liam Gallagher strolls through the streets of London in the minimalist video for new acoustic, solo song “Chinatown.”

The former Oasis singer drifts by a graffiti-covered underpass and gazes out at the Palace of Westminster. At sunset, he navigates the song’s titular district, past busy restaurants and supermarkets, as director Charlie Lightening zooms around with his camera.

The reflective ballad recalls the melodic sweetness of Oasis classic “Champagne Supernova.” The track highlights the singer’s upcoming debut solo LP, As You Were, which also includes strident lead single “Wall of Glass.”

As You Were, out October 6th, features four songs – “Wall of Glass,” “Paper Crown,” “Come Back to Me” and bonus cut “Doesn’t Have to Be That Way” – helmed by pop producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Tegan and Sara). Dan Grech-Marguerat (Radiohead, Beck) produced the remaining tracks.

In a statement upon announcing the album, Gallagher promised a bare-bones approach in keeping with his previous work. “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” he said. “It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”

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