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Miley Cyrus: 'Donald Trump Is a F–king Nightmare'

Donald Trump took a major step toward securing the Republican presidential nomination following the mogul’s Super Tuesday victory, and faced with the prospect of a President Trump, Miley Cyrus turned to Instagram Tuesday to tell her 38.1 million followers, “Donald Trump is a fucking nightmare!”

Cyrus wrote the caption next to a publicity photo of Trump; Cyrus’ Instagram burn has gained 239,000 likes since it was posted Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Dead Petz singer continued lobbying against the GOP frontrunner with a photo of Trump’s delegate totals over Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and a caption where Cyrus playfully threatened to move out of the country if Trump is elected and a hashtag #aintapartyindausaanymo.

 

Donald Trump is a fucking nightmare!

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Feb 29, 2016 at 12:35pm PST

 

gonna vom / move out da country. #aintapartyindausaanymo

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 1, 2016 at 6:32pm PST

Cyrus’ Instagram then took aim at self-proclaimed “most hated woman in the world” Rebecca Francis, a woman who uses her social media to showcase her hunting prowess, and the hunter’s allegiance to Trump.

 

Yes . That is a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose….. This makes me so unbelievable scared and sad…. Not only for our country but for animals that I love more than anything in this world…. My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces ….. I think I may vomit …. That picture on the right is so disturbing…. YOU are not destiny! It is not your job to decide when a living things life is over …. & YOU DT ARE NOT GOD NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE!!! (& if he doesn’t think he is “God” he thinks he is the fucking chosen one or some shit! We’re all just fucking jam between his rich ass toes! Honestly fuck this shit I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean! )

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Mar 2, 2016 at 6:07am PST

Cyrus isn’t the only artist to lament a possible future with Trump as commander in chief: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea recently told Rolling Stone, “I can’t take Donald Trump or anything he says seriously. I just think that he’s a silly reality-show bozo and blustering guy who likes getting attention. I don’t think he wants to be president, and I don’t think he has a chance to be the president. He’s just some egotistical, silly person whose main concern in life is getting a blowjob. He wants to be on TV and he wants everyone to thinks he’s important.”

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Neil Young Talks 'Effortless' New LP With Promise of the Real

Neil Young is nearly finished with his 37th album as a solo artist, working in a Malibu studio with his newest collaborators, Promise of the Real. “I’m very happy with what I’m doing,” Young told Rolling Stone this week. “I don’t know what its place is in the world, but I like it.”

The album is his second studio project with the band fronted by Micah and Lukas Nelson, sons of Willie. Last year’s The Monsanto Years was an electrified protest album that reached Number 21 on the Billboard Top 200. Young called the making of the new album “a very rewarding process.” It will be released in June.

“I feel really good and amped and energized. And I feel like I’m doing something that I’ve never done before,” Young said. “It’s not just music. It’s a soundscape. It’s kind of like flying around listening to things with your eyes closed.”

“Effortless” is how Young described his ongoing work with Promise of the Real, during an onstage interview with Cameron Crowe Monday in Los Angeles following a screening of his 1982 film Human Highway. At a reception with friends and colleagues immediately following the screening, Young told Rolling Stone the new recordings were both a continuation of what began with The Monsanto Years and a new creative path.           

“In critical other ways, it’s like nothing that I’ve done,” Young said. “It’s more like a giant radio show. It has no stops. The songs are too long for iTunes, thank God, so they won’t be on iTunes. I’m making it available in the formats that can handle it.

“It’s like a live show, but it’s not like a live show. Imagine it’s a live show where the audience is full of every living thing on earth — all of the animals and insects and amphibians and birds and everybody — we’re all represented. And also they overtake the music once in a while and play the instruments. It’s not conventional … but it is based on live performance.”

While young didn’t describe the lyrical content, current events have again been on his mind. In the past, he’s been inspired to write biting topical music from “Ohio” to Living With War (including the Bush-era anthem “Let’s Impeach the President”) and Monsanto.

During the onstage interview, Young got a laugh by describing his new Donald Trump impression. He took off his black hat with a sour look and put his chin in the air. “We were at a party the other night and I took my hat off — I have a big bald spot now … My lovely girlfriend was making my hair look like Donald Trump’s,” Young told the audience. “It was very entertaining and nobody filmed it, thank God.”

Later, Young said, “What’s going on these days is very much like Human Highway. Everybody’s not paying attention to what’s going on and they’re just living their own lives — maybe talking about [the election] as something to talk about. I support Bernie Sanders but I’m Canadian.”

He added, “I vote with my mouth. That’s my way.”

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Watch Brett Eldredge Croon Sinatra Classic in Nashville

Backed by a six-piece jazz band and clad in a tuxedo, Brett Eldredge spent an evening last December crooning Frank Sinatra classics at a Nashville speakeasy.   

The Sinatra tributes are becoming an annual tradition for Eldredge, who grew up singing pop standards popularized by the likes of Ol’ Blue Eyes. In the video above, he gestures with a half-full highball glass while ripping into “Come Rain or Come Shine,” the mid-Forties Broadway tune that made a memorable appearance on Sinatra & Strings in 1962. A small horn section contributes blasts of brass behind him, while bartenders at the Skull’s Rainbow Room — an alleyway bar that opened its doors in 1948, just two years after “Come Rain or Come Shine” was first published — serve up the sort of fussed-over drinks the Rat Pack might’ve once ordered. 

Midway through the show that night, Eldredge announced an interest in turning the yearly event into a holiday-time charity performance. Although official details have yet to be announced, the singer’s tour schedule currently ends with a November 19th performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, leaving him just enough time to head back to Nashville and rehearse with a big band before the annual Sinatra gig. 

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Bob Dylan Sells 6,000-Item Private Collection for $15 Million

A previously unknown treasure trove of 6,000 artifacts from Bob Dylan‘s private collection – including handwritten lyrics, contracts and private letters alongside video and audio recordings – has been sold by the artist to the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa for an estimated $15 to $20 million. Most of it will housed at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, though access to it will largely be restricted to scholars and Dylan experts. Plans are still up in the air, but highlights from the collection will likely be displayed to the public in the near future.

The New York Times was given an exclusive preview of the collection, which includes Dylan’s original Blood On The Tracks notebooks, handwritten lyrics to “Chimes of Freedom,” “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Dignity” and footage of the artist performing at Toronto’s Massey Hall in 1980, New York’s Supper Club in 1993 and rehearsing for the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. There’s also a manuscript of his 1971 book Tarantula, hundred of tape reels and a 1978 postcard from Barbra Streisand.

George B. Kaiser, the chairman of the BOK Financial Corporation, provided the majority of the funds for the deal, which was brokered by Glenn Horowitz, a New York-based rare book dealer. The collection is estimated to be worth more than $60 million, and since Dylan sold it for about a third of that, he will likely be able to claim it as a significant charitable donation for tax purposes.

While private artifacts from major rock acts like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Who have been sold at auction houses for decades, Dylan has largely kept his items out of the public eye. Two years ago, a handwritten copy of “Like a Rolling Stone” sold for more than $2 million and the electric guitar he sold at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold for nearly $1 million in 2013. The Dylan camp eventually hired an archivist to sort through his private collection and brought in Horowitz to reach out to prospective buyers.

Dylan has rarely discussed his creative process with any depth, though that hasn’t stopped a flood of books from hitting the market analyzing each song in incredible detail. But now, Dylan experts have a previously unimaginable resource to tap into when penning future volumes about the artist’s work.

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Wheelhouse Marketing and PR Announces Partnership with Dallas, TX Live Venue The Bomb Factory

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Wheelhouse Marketing & PR announces its alliance with the Dallas, TX live music venue The Bomb Factory to create the architecture for the facility’s Partnership Development Strategy. Wheelhouse will identify, assess and value…

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Chico (Founder of Gipsy Kings) & the Gypsies to make their USA Debut Concert in Burbank Starlight Bowl Amphitheatre on Saturday June 25, 2016

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New Novel Puts Bronx Neighborhood in the Spotlight Once More

NEW YORK, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — With Chaz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale taking the spotlight again in the form of a new musical appearing Off Broadway, ENJ Carter seeks to bring a new perspective to the same Belmont neighborhood with his just published novel Doo-Wop…

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Mila J Teams With Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey For The BET All Access Sweepstakes

Mila J Teams With Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey For The BET All Access SweepstakesLYNCHBURG, Tenn., March, 2 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Music artist, Mila J has been buzzing quite a bit lately. With the release of her mixtape, “Waiting Game,” upcoming film roles and a recent feature on a chart-topping single, the singer and songwriter is making power moves. Beginning…

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Slipknot Announces Summer Tour

Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men will be hitting the road together this summer! Check out the list of dates below. TOUR DATES: JUNE 9    Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre11  Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre13  Concord, …Read More

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Brothers + Company Announce Run EP Release, Plus Debuts New Single "Search Team"

Little Rock, AR alternative rock band Brothers + Company have announced the forthcoming release of their debut EP titled RUN. Formed in early 2014, the four-piece band has quickly come together to create a musical …Read More

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