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Monster High’s New Spring Time Flick "Electrified" Gets Another Teaser Trailer

Monster High’s upcoming spring time flick “Electrified” has gotten another teaser trailer. Check it out HERE and expect it spring 2017! http://www.nataliezworld.com/search/label/News

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Watch Usher, Sheryl Crow Tell Politicians 'Stop Using Our Songs'

Donald Trump has used a number of recognizable classic rock songs during his campaign by Queen, the Rolling Stones and R.E.M. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonighta team of high-profile musicians – Usher, Sheryl Crow, Heart, Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds – united to deliver a clear message to politicians: stop using our songs without permission.

“If artists want to lend their music to politicians, that’s fine,” John Oliver says in the clip. “But it is not OK for politicians to just take their songs. This happens every single election, and it is time for musicians to come together and take a stand.”

“It’s that time of year: campaign season’s here,” the supergroup sings on the ballad – which they warn is also not available for campaign use. “You wave and point, make your speeches while balloons fall everywhere/ But we notice something’s wrong, and it’s gone on way too long/ So we’re asking you right now: stop using our songs.”

“That’s licensing. You gotta call my publisher, OK?” Usher declares. Groban belts, “If I wanted to sing and not get paid, I’d be on Spotify.” 

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U2, Drake, Sting to Headline iHeartRadio Music Festival

U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting lead the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village. The two-day festival will take place on September 23rd and 24th at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Joining the headliners are a diverse roster of hitmakers across genres. Sam Hunt, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, Sia, OneRepublic, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher have also been tapped for the event. Ryan Seacrest will host.

The Daytime Village will take place once again at the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 24th with performances by artists like Panic! At the Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Good Charlotte, Jeremih, DNCE and more. The music will be featured alongside interactive fan experiences throughout the Village.

Fans will be able to livestream the festival through the CW Network on its official site CWTV.com as well as the CW smartphone app. The event will also air as a televised special on October 6th and 7th on the TV network.

Festival organizers also announced that they’ll be teaming up with the Global Citizen Festival to “harness the power of music to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030.” iHeartMedia will be streaming the Global Citizen Festival, which takes place on the same weekend as the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

The 2016 event will be the sixth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, which has taken place each September since 2011 in Las Vegas. The festival has partnered with the CW since 2012. Last year’s headliners included Demi Lovato, Kanye West, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, the Weeknd and Lil Wayne. Past years have hosted Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt and Bon Jovi. 


Jack White, U2, Pearl Jam, and Lady Gaga among others have joined over 150 more artists calling for reform of the DMCA. Watch here. 






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Lil Wayne Cuts Short Weed-Themed California Concert After 10 Minutes

Lil Wayne abruptly exited his performance Saturday night at the Medical Cannabis Concentrates Cup, leaving the stage just 10 minutes into his scheduled hour-long set at San Bernardino, California’s NOS Center.

Wayne performed four songs, including his verses from French Montana’s “Pop That” and Gucci Mane’s “We Be Steady Mobbin’,” before the rapper looked at the side of the stage and sang, “Don’t you ever call me to do this shit again. Don’t you, ever, ever, ever, ask me to do this shit again.” Midway through the next song, Wayne marched offstage and didn’t return, XXL reports.

In a statement, High Times, who hosts the event, said of Wayne’s unexpected early departure in a statement, “We have no idea why, after a stellar performance by B.o.B, Lil Wayne suddenly ended his performance after just four songs when he was contractually committed to performing for an hour for the fans. We are truly baffled by why Lil Wayne would do this in front of thousands of Cannabis Cup attendees – in total disregard for his fans – and are awaiting an explanation from his team.”

Lil Wayne has not commented on the abrupt exit on social media, but fans have been voicing their disappointment regarding the rapper’s set in the comments of Wayne’s Instagram post promoting the event.

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Lewie Steinberg, Original Booker T. & the M.G.'s Bassist, Dead at 82

Lewis “Lewie” Steinberg, Booker T. & the M.G.’s original bassist who played on the soul group’s classic 1962 instrumental “Green Onions,” died Thursday following a battle with cancer, Memphis’ Commercial Appeal reports. He was 82. The Stax Museum confirmed Steinberg’s death.

Steinberg served as the bassist in Booker T. & the M.G.’s alongside keyboardist Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper and drummer Al Jackson from 1962 to 1965, appearing on a pair of LPs with the group, 1962’s Green Onions and 1965’s Soul Dressing. Since that group also served as Stax Records’ house band, Steinberg’s bass can be heard on albums like Otis Redding’s Pain in My Heart.

“Green Onions” resulted from an hour-long jam session the group had prior to laying down a jingle. “I said, ‘Shit, this is the best damn instrumental I’ve heard since I don’t know when,’ ” guitarist Cropper later recalled. The track was named to Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Steinberg is also listed as a songwriter on “Green Onions,” even though his more famous successor in Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Donald “Duck” Dunn, was often mistakenly attributed to the track. As Steinberg’s niece Diane Lewis told the Commercial Appeal, “I saw Paul Shaffer at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (this year) and he talked about Lewie. He said, ‘I want you to know that Duck Dunn always made sure everyone knew that Lewie Steinberg was the one who played on Green Onions.'” Dunn died in 2012.

In an apocryphal anecdote, it was Steinberg who suggested that “Green Onions” be titled “Funky Onions,” but Stax founder Estelle Axton considered title “too out there”, Lewis said. Jones instead opted for “Green Onions,” as he once admitted in an interview, “Because that is the nastiest thing I can think of and it’s something you throw away.”

Steinberg, along with the rest of Booker T. and the M.G.’s, were enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. He and his former band mates were also inducted into the Memphis Hall of Fame and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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Legendary Singer-Songwriter And Producer Bunny Sigler Releases Inspiring New Single “Stand Up” On July 25, 2016

“Stand Up” Is The Latest Single From Sigler’s Critically Acclaimed 2015 CD, ‘Bundino’

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THE ANN WILSON THING EP #2 – FOCUS NOW AVAILABLE ON THEANNWILSONTHING.COM AND DIGITAL OUTLETS AUGUST 12 BY ROUNDER

“THE ANN WILSON THING” SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Ty Waters And Kayley Stallings Sign On As Youth Ambassadors To Live The Dream Tour Foundation

The Live The Dream Tour Foundation Has Its First Two Youth Ambassadors In Rising Stars Ty Waters & Kayley Stallings, Both Artists Will Be Introduced At The LTDTF Gala Fundraiser On Saturday, July 23.

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2gz "CASH SHIT" Single

ROCKHOUSE Drops Single “CASH SHIT” By Artist 2gz

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