Miley Cyrus Takes On Led Zeppelin’s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”

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(PCM) Pop superstar Miley Cyrus has definitely been showing quite a bit of genre diversity lately and has just released a Soundcloud link to her cover version of the classic Led Zeppelin hit “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”.

Cyrus revealed the cover by tweeting “Check dis sh*t out” with a link that directed fans to Soundcloud. “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” was featured on Led Zeppelin’s 1969 debut album and was originally written by folk singer Anne Bredon and has been covered numerous times by a variety of artists over the years.

It has been stated that Zeppelin themselves learned the songs from Joan Baez, however Miley’s recently released version is definitely based on the Zeppelin version. Miley also recently revealed that she teamed up with the Flaming Lips for a Beatles cover album titled “With A Little Help From My Fwends” taking on the classic “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.  She also recently mentioned wanting to make an attempt to cover Leonard Cohen’s “I’m Your Man”.

Do you like Miley’s cover? Or should she stick to the pop genre? Personally, we think it’s great, but just wish the audio quality was a little bit cleaner.

 

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Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Surfaces! Claims Ex Is Selling It For Revenge

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(PCM) It has been revealed that a sex tape has surfaced that features hip-hop/pop superstar Iggy  Azalea. When the news of the tape first surfaced, Iggy’s team denied that that it existed, however now they are changing their tune.

Azalea’s legal team is now claiming that the tape in question actually does exist and that there is a strong possibility that she was underage at the time that it was shot.

The homemade video is being shopped by one of Azalea’s ex-boyfriends and he had approached porn giant, Vivid Entertainment for close to seven figures. Azalea’s lawyers tell TMZ.com that the video is the work of a “spurned business suitor a.k.a. ex-boyfriend who is trying to damage her image and career.”

Azalea’s lawyers also claim that the tape may have been shot with or without her knowledge or consent and if she was a minor at the time the tape would be classified as child pornography. If the tape were to be distributed under these circumstances there could very well be some serious legal ramifications for those in possession.

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Drama Club Release New Music Video And Announces Fall Touring Plans

(PCM) We were pleased to check out the newly released music video for “Halloween365 (Never Coming Down)” from electro house/shock pop duo Drama Club.

The band, consisting of Zero and Andromeda, has also announced that they will be joining Black Veil Brides on their upcoming U.S. tour which includes support from both Falling In Reverse and Set It Off. “The Black Mass 2014″ kicks off on October 21st in Niagra Falls, NY and works it’s way throughout the United States wrapping up on December 15th in Albuquerque, NM.

Here’s hoping that they bring out those ridiculously awesome masks and that wicked cool water drum on the road!!  We can’t wait to see what this duo will bring to the live environment!

Drama Club had the following comments about the upcoming “The Black Mass 2014″ tour:

There are no barriers in music as far as we’re concerned, Kids today, have a broad range of musical tastes and are very open mined. We’re mixing together tons of music for this tour. Blending Rock, Electro-house, and everything in between. We’ve already done a sick remix of Andy Black’s ‘They Don’t Need To Understand’ and are currently putting our spin on some Asking Alexandria, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Drama Club is all about self-empowerment, following your dreams, embracing your own individuality, and, above all else, self-expression through art and music. Black Veil Brides may be a hard rock band, but this tour made perfect sense for Drama Club because of the positive spirit and energy that we all have in common. Black Veil Brides create incredibly empowering music and their shows bring thousands of like-minded people together to celebrate in harmony. We are all about that energy, expression, and acceptance. We are incredibly excited to be part of the Black Mass Tour.

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Jackie Evancho Shares Two Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Clips With PCM

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(PCM) Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho is gearing up for the release of her third studio album “Awakening” set to drop on September 23rd. The album release will also coincide with her international world tour.

“Awakening” was produced by Nick Patrick and is Evancho’s first under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. The new album features some new directions for Evancho! Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones.

She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2’s “With or Without You.” Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem “Take Me There” and “Open Fields of Grace.” She also tackles the ethereal ballad “Memories” by the Dutch band, Within Temptation, in addition to the popular classic “Think of Me” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.

You can also catch Evacho making several TV appearances leading up to the album release. She will be visiting The Today Show on September 22nd, Queen Latifah on October 2nd, and a PBS special will air this December.

Evancho has revealed details about her upcoming album, as well as, some things that she enjoys doing her spare time in a series of exclusive interview clips that are premiering as part of a lifestyle series that lead up to the release of “Awakening” on September 23rd.

PCM is pleased to share two exclusive interview clips where Evancho reveals her love for archery (and The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon) and also explains some of the details that go into prepping for a big show!

For more information and to keep up-to-date with Jackie Evancho please visit:

www.JackieEvancho.com | @JackieEvancho | Facebook.com/jackieevancho

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Man Overboard Reveal New Music On The Way And More At Made In America Festival

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(PCM) We recently had the chance to catch up with Man Overboard while out at the recent Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, PA over Labor Day weekend.

The band has deserving earned the title of being one of the biggest bands on the pop punk scene. Forming back in 2008 the band hit the ground running and continue to go strong to this day.

They have been a staple during the Vans Warped Tour over the years, but it was awesome to catch the band performing a festival such as Made In America where they were able to hold their own on a line-up that featured mostly EDM, hip-hop and indie rock artists.

Chatting with the guys backstage at Made In America was a lot of fun and you can check out the full interview where we discuss the ways in which the band has continued to grow, their fan base, and of course some details about the new music which is headed our way soon.

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Kandace Springs Set To Release Debut EP This September

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Blue Note Records has signed Kandace Springs and will release her self-titled debut EP on September 30 together with SRP Music Group. Springs will perform the EP’s first single, “Love Got In The Way,” when she makes her national television debut on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Friday, October 3. The official video for “Love Got In The Way” premiered on Afropunk.com and can be viewed here!

The pre-order for the Kandace Springs EP, which offers a first taste of her forthcoming full-length album, launched today on iTunes. See below for track listing. She will perform at an exclusive EP release show at The Box in New York City on September 30, with a limited number of tickets available to Kandace’s fans to be given out on her Facebook page. In October, Springs will open for Chance The Rapper on two East Coast dates of the fall 2014 Verge Campus tour.

Drawing on R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and Latin music, Springs’ four-song EP showcases her knack for merging old-school values with fresh and innovative styles. Kandace co-wrote the first single, “Love Got In The Way,” and the sultry “Forbidden Fruit,” with Sturken and Rogers, who produced the tracks along with Eli Wolf. “West Coast” and “Meet Me In The Sky” were produced by Philadelphia and Los Angeles-based team Pop & Oak (Nicki Minaj, Drake, Alicia Keys), who co-wrote these songs with Springs.

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Fall Out Boy Release New Single And Send Fans Into A Frenzy

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(PCM)  Rockers Fall Out Boy have dropped their new single “Centuries” today and fans are going absolutely wild. The new track is a #1 trending topic globally on the internet and is currently available right now on iTunes. It will be released to other digital retailers and streaming services including Spotify, Beats and Amazon at midnight tonight.

Fall Out Boy are hot on the heels of their recently-wrapped MONUMENTOUR summer tour which received strong critical acclaim and the monster success of their #1 album Save Rock and Roll.

This will be the band’s first single from a forthcoming album on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The track, produced by JR Rotem, was recorded in Los Angeles, with fellow DCD2 artist LOLO lending backing vocals. To launch the single, the band created a video directed by Scantron and using footage shot by Beutler Ink, using Instagram’s brand new Hyperlapse app. An official music video will follow shortly. The band’s first live performance of “Centuries” can be seen on September 16th on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.

ESPN’s inaugural coverage of the College Football Playoff will showcase the upcoming single “Centuries” as the featured track on ESPN’s College Football Playoff game and studio telecasts, and in on-air promotions throughout the season. ESPN will use the song in various capacities, including highlight packages and transitions in and out of commercial breaks during the network’s coverage of the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tripleheaders – the “New Year’s Six” – showcasing the semifinals and four additional premier bowls and the first-ever College Football National Championship on January 12. The song will also be a central part of the regular-season marketing efforts to promote the top college football matchups across ESPN’s networks each week. ESPN began using an instrumental version of “Centuries” on August 25 in advance of the opening weekend. Fall Out Boy and ESPN will also collaborate on a video for exclusive use in the game telecasts. The video will feature the band performing “Centuries” and college football highlights relevant to each College Football Playoff matchup.

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz had the following comments about the new track:

“We never had a plan to jump right back into it after the whirlwind year we’ve had…but sometimes the song calls you. We started writing “Centuries” while we were on tour. Traveling the world for the last year we have seen, and been a part of, the landscape and fabric of music – from tiny sweaty clubs in Australia to insanely huge festivals in the UK. It felt impossible not to react to it, to be inspired and to want to scream back,” said Pete Wentz.

“Like The Great One said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We don’t feel any urge to turn the clock back; we crave something new, our place in it all. That some kids from the Middle of Nowhere, USA can make a mark or will scream long enough until the world listens is amazing – but it’s all just to prove to the next kid that she can pick up a guitar and know that it is a weapon.

Make no mistake, “Centuries” is, at its most distilled, the story of David & Goliath. It is us passing along the story of how we feel right before we step on stage, trading feeling small and human for all the sweat and grit and sheer power of belief it takes to stare down a giant. Sometimes wrongs are righted. Sometimes if you scream loud enough the world will listen. Sometimes the quintessential loser wins. Sometimes the giant falls.”

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Lee Ann Womack Gear Up For The Release Of Provocative New Music Video

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(PCM) When Lee Ann Womack agreed to do a clip for “The Way I’m Livin’,” the title track and lead song from her 9/23 Sugar Hill debut, she knew one thing: “I did not want a literal, storyline video.” The Roger Pistole-directed clip is anything but…and it’s provocative enough CMT will world premiere it across its platforms on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

“We joked about things you don’t hear at a Lee Ann Womack video shoot,” says the Grammy-winning vocalist of the unlikely video. “You know, like ‘The snakes just got here…’ Only for this clip, the snakes really did
just arrive!”

Considering the realm and reality in the world around us, Roger Pistole created a video where time has multiple layers, the characters are open to interpretation and Womack delivers a vocal performance that is equal parts confession, rumination and scalding immersion in the moment. In the end, the notion of just who the devil is will prompt discussion – with no clear cut answers.

“I think getting people to talk about things, issues and what they believe is the best thing music can do,” Womack says. “And I love that this video takes that concept, and pushes it even farther. Life isn’t black and white; people’s reasons aren’t simple, nor are the reasons they fall. Roger got the exact thing I was trying to capture in the song – and man, did he find a great way to create a video that leaves you wondering, but also shows you a lot about the gray areas of life.”

Shot in an abandoned house on a working cattle farm outside Nashville, “The Way I’m Livin'” seems like another old house in a field video – until you get 30 seconds in. From there, it’s a powerful exploration of temptation, falling, fighting and perhaps salvation – all without one obvious cue.

“The best things let you bring your own life to’em,” says the woman, whose The Way I’m Livin’ was singled out by The New York Times in their Fall Arts Preview. “I really want this album to open up what songs can contain, to make people think about their definitions of not just ‘what’s country?,’ but why do we need definitions.”

Wednesday, Sept. 10, CMT will take people even further into the song The Wall Street Journal debuted earlier this summer, writing of the song’s intensity, “She sounds as if she’s making up for lost time.” World Premiering it on CMT, as well as CMT Pure, CMT.com and the CMT Artists App

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Blake Shelton And JCPenney Honor USO Family At San Diego Concert

On Saturday night, during Blake Shelton’s performance at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in San Diego, JCPenney, along with Blake, presented the USO with a special JCPenney gift card for a lucky USO family on-stage. Following the presentation, Blake asked the crowd to turn on their cell phone flashlights and hold them up in the air, creating a magical moment for the family while Blake sang “Home”.

Family names: Roland Kiendrebeogo, Marie Esther Kiendrebeogo and their son Oswald Kiendrebeogo

 

Photo Credit – Getty Images for JCPenney

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Steve Aoki Paints A Neon Future At Made In America Philadelphia

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(PCM) Words cannot even begin to express how excited we are for the upcoming new album “Neon Future I” the first installment of a dual release from Steve Aoki on September 30th!

The Vegas born producer/DJ recently performed at both Made In America Philadelphia on Saturday and then at Made In America Los Angeles on Sunday. When this man finds a minute to rest is completely beyond us!  His restless and creative spirit is always on the go and it shows.

His performances are truly a work of art and we adore an artist, especially in the world of EDM, who is not afraid to get up close and personal with their adoring fans, even if that does mean getting showered in both cake and champagne from time to time! Yum!

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It is also not everyday that you have rap icon (and Budweiser Made In America curator) Jay-Z and the infamous two-dollar bill man literally making it rain two-dollar bills during a performance as well…but with a Steve Aoki show, always expect the unexpected.

We got to hear some snippets of new material of the upcoming album which included a new collaboration with Afrojack. “Neon Future I” will also feature collaborations with Aoki and Empire Of The Sun, Fall Out Boy, Waka Flocka Flame and Machine Gun Kelly. We also loved his clever move of blending the opening of Kanye’s “Power” into the Chainsmoker’s “Kanye” as a way to almost welcome Kanye, who was up next, to the stage.

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We had the chance to catch up with Steve Aoki just prior to his incredible Made In America performance. We discussed the new album, the hectic schedule and the many places from which he draws his inspirations. Check out the full interview below:

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