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Miley Cyrus Postpones & Reschedules Remaining U.S. Bangerz Tour Dates


Image Courtesy Miley Cyrus via TwitterMiley Cyrus, still hospitalized after suffering a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics, has now been forced to postpone the remaining U.S. dates of her Bangerz tour, and she's not happy about it.

"Pi**ed off @ everything/everyone," Miley tweeted, bemoaning the fact that she wasn't able to perform at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena as scheduled on Friday.  "Sux seeing everyone havin fun in Nashville. My home town & the place I was looking the most forward to," she wrote.

Fans who currently hold tickets for the remaining dates will have their tickets honored for the rescheduled dates.  In addition, two brand new dates have been added in Pittsburgh and Chicago.  The European tour will proceed as originally scheduled.

Here are the rescheduled dates:

August 1 -- Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 2 -- Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
August 4 -- Pittsburgh, PA Venue TBD
August 6 -- Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 7 -- Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
August 9 -- Louisville, KY KFC YUM! Center
August 10 -- St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
August 12 -- Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
August 14  -- Chicago, IL United Center

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One Direction Picture Disc Leads "Record Store Day" Pop Releases


Columbia Records/RecordStoreDay.comAttention One Direction fans: even if you don't have a turntable -- heck, even if you don't know what a turntable is -- you might want to get on down to your local independent record store on Saturday to get your hands on an exclusive 1D release.

Saturday is Record Store Day, an event which sees hundreds of artists of every musical genre creating special vinyl-only singles and albums, which you can buy exclusively at your local record store.  The idea is to keep these local stores in business in a day when most of us purchase music with the click of a mouse.

The members of One Direction aren't old enough to remember a world without CDs, yet they've prepared a seven-inch vinyl picture disc of "Midnight Memories," the title track from their most recently album.  The artwork features the boys dressed up like '80s hair-metal rockers -- appropriate, since "Midnight Memories" sounds an awful lot like a song by '80s hard-rockers Def Leppard.   The flip side is "Rock Me," a live track from the group's movie One Directon: This Is Us, and it's not available anywhere else.

While the majority of Record Store Day releases come from alternative and classic rock bands, there are other pop releases too.  A 12" picture disc version of Katy Perry's album PRISM is available, and Paramore has created a 12-inch disc for their latest hit "Ain't It Fun" that looks like a broken record.  fun. has a 10" vinyl disc featuring unreleased demos from their debut album, Aim & Ignite.  Zedd is offering a 12" version of his song "Find You," in both studio and live versions.  Bastille, meanwhile, has a 10" picture disc of their popular live mash-up number, "Of the Night," which also features a live version of their song "Oblivion."

In addition, Phillip Phillips will be performing live at one of the participating stores: Rasputin Music, in Berkley, California.  Not only can you catch his show, but you can pre-order his new album Behind the Light, and receive a wristband to meet him afterwards.

For all the details about which artists are releasing what, and which stores are participating, visit RecordStoresDay.com.

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Miley, Beyonce, John Legend & Fergie Hitmakers Now Helping Madonna with New Album


Image Courtesy Madonna via InstagramMadonna seems to be going all out for her new album, teaming up with the best writers and producers in the biz.  Her latest crop of collaborators include songwriters who've penned hits for Madonna's new BFF Miley Cyrus, as well as Beyonce and Fergie.

In an Instagram post, the Queen of Pop noted that she was "having an iconic moment in the studio" with three people: Toby Gad, MoZella and Symbolyc One, also known as S1.  Even if you haven't heard of Gad or MoZella, you know the songs they've written: Miley's "Wrecking Ball," Fergie's "Big Girls Don't Cry," Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy," Colbie Caillat's "I Do," Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" and John Legend's "All of Me,"  to name just a few.

As for S1, he's produced songs for Beyonce, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z, 50 Cent and more.

"My throat hurts from singing laughing and crying," Madonna continued in her Instagram caption, describing her studio experience.

As previously reported, Madonna is also working with producer/deejay Avicii on her new album, as well as Martin Kierszenbaum, who's one of Lady Gaga's collaborators, and singer/songwriter Natalia Kills.  What this will all sound like when it's done is anybody's guess.

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Austin Mahone Reveals More "Secret" Details


Chase/Cash Money RecordsAustin Mahone has now announced more details about his debut release, The Secret, which will be out May 27. 

The disc is an EP that includes six songs, as well as two bonus tracks.  Among them is Austin's current hit with Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah," and you can get an instant download of the song when you pre-order The Secret on iTunes.  That's one of two tracks you'll get instantly with your pre-order: the other is "Till I Find You."

As previously reported, Austin will support the new EP with a summer tour sponsored by MTV.  It kicks off July 25 in his hometown of San Antonio, Texa.  British band The Vamps will open some of the dates, while other shows will feature Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo.  If you buy tickets to the tour, you'll get a download of the EP for free.

Here's The Secret track list:

"Till I Find You"
"Next to You"         
"Mmm Yeah" feat Pitbull
"Secret"                          
"Can't Fight This Love"    
"All I Ever Need"              

Bonus
"The One I've Waited For"
"Shadow" (Acoustic)  

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Lady Gaga Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed Ahead of Tour Kickoff


Image Courtesy Lady Gaga via TwitterShe wouldn't be able to sing with her mouth all swollen, so that's why Lady Gaga has decided to get her wisdom teeth removed before her tour launches next month.

"Wisdom teeth out," the singer tweeted, adding, in a parody of her song "Poker Face," "P-p-Percocet p-p-Percocet."  Percocet is a powerful painkiller.

She then posted a selfie showing herself in bed, looking sad and clutching a stuffed animal. "Chipmunk Cheeks," she wrote. "Wisdom Teeth out before tour. I can't eat.  I'm gonna put some meatballs in a blender."

Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball kicks off May 4 in Sunrise, Florida.

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Magazine Denies It Photoshopped Lorde's Nose


Eliza Grossman for FASHION MagazineLorde has been outspoken in the past about the way that images of her are sometimes Photoshopped without her consent.  But her latest accusation, against the Canadian magazine FASHION, has no merit, according to the editor-in-chief of the publication.

A few days ago, Lorde tweeted, "apart from the fact that i'm pretty sure this magazine gave me a new nose (:|), i really like this photo."  She included a photo from her recent spread for FASHION, showing her looking beautiful in a motorcycle jacket and floor-length leather skirt.

But in a statement provided to ABC News Radio, Bernadette Morra, the editor-in-chief of the publication, said, "I can assure you, FASHION Magazine did not give Lorde a new nose. Sometimes lighting or camera angles can give the impression that things look smaller, larger or different than they really are.”

Lorde appears on the cover of the May issue of FASHION.

Last month, Lorde tweeted a photo of herself on stage, and another image of the same performance, showing how her acne had been Photoshopped out.  "i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)," she wrote.

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Joey Fatone Says There's "Absolutely 100% No" Chance 'N SYNC Will Reunite Again -- for Now


Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTVEver since Justin Timberlake managed to reunite 'N SYNC for the MTV Video Music Awards last year, fans have been hoping that he, Joey, Lance, Chris and JC will do it again.  But according to Joey Fatone, it ain't happening.  At least, not any time soon.

Recalling the circumstances under which the reunion happened last year -- Justin called the rest of the group just two-and-a-half weeks before the awards show -- Joey told the Huffington Post Live, "I don't know whether or not something will ever happen again, but you always say 'never say never,' 'cause that happened. That was never gonna happen, and all of a sudden it did happen."

"So at this moment in time, is it gonna happen?" Joey said of another reunion. "Absolutely 100% no, at this moment."

Joey also said that he's not really in favor of groups who claim they'll never tour again going back on their word.

"All these other groups and bands have said, 'We will never tour again,' and you see, like, New Kids on the Block touring," he noted. When asked if he felt 'N SYNC is being "shown up" by the large-scale tours that NKOTB and Backstreet Boys have done recently, Joey cracked, "No. I feel like they just need the money.  No, offense guys."

Joey did allow that if a group has a new album to promote, he's fine with them going back on the road.  But therein lies the challenge.

"We've been gone for over 10 years, what can we really do?" he asked. "How can we step it up? Are we gonna put a new album out?" He also noted that everyone has their own lives:  he, Justin and Chris Kirkpatrick are married, and Lance Bass is getting married.  Referring to JC Chasez, who is single, he then turned to the camera and joked, "JC, buddy, what's goin' on, bro?"

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Ariana Grande's New Record Is "Huge," Says Iggy Azalea


Image Courtesy Ariana Grande via TwitterAfter hinting at it on Twitter, Ariana Grande has now confirmed that her new single, "Problem," will feature Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.  And Iggy warns fans to expect something special.

"Well, I'm extremely happy to be a part of @ArianaGrande's new record," Iggy tweeted. "And I'm warning you now... She may be small but the record is huge."

"Love you so much @IggyAzalea," replied Ariana.

"Problem" will be out on April 27.  Ariana, who's recovering from a wisdom tooth extraction, said her fans' excitement over the news is helping her feel better.  She tweeted, "had a rough afternoon getting my stitches out and my jaw is starting to hurt a little but your energy is making me forget all bout iiiiiiit."

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One Direction Members Morph Into Each Other in New "You & I" Video


Columbia RecordsInstead of having to choose which member of One Direction you like best, wouldn't it be great if all five guys could be rolled up into one super-dreamy individual?  Well, that's what happens in the group's new video for the single "You & I."

The clip starts with Niall Horan coming out of a building on an amusement pier by the British seaside, wearing a grey sweater and black slacks.  As he starts singing and walking down the boardwalk, he looks down, and when he looks up, he's morphed into Liam Payne, wearing the same thing.  After Liam sings for a bit, he holds up his hand, and passes it in front of his face: boom!  He's Harry Styles.  After Harry does his part, he turns around, and when he turns to face the camera again, and he's changed into Zayn Malik.  Then Zayn morphs into Louis Tomlinson, who morphs into Harry again.

After a huge closeup on Harry's eyes, the camera pulls back to show all five guys walking down the boardwalk singing, surrounded by multiple copies of themselves, all "frozen" in action. As they continue their walk, the frozen images appear and reappear, and each guy "jumps" into his frozen image and reanimates it. They also blow up balloons and let them go, and kick plastic balls, all of which appear to hang in the air, frozen, until the real items take their place. The clip ends with all five guys together singing, still walking down the same boardwalk. 

"You & I" is the latest single from the band's album Midnight Memories.

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fun.'s Andrew Dost Scoring New MTV Show, Upcoming Film


ABC NewsWhile fun. frontman Nate Ruess is recording duets with Pink, and guitarist Jack Antonoff is promoting his side project, Bleachers, and co-writing songs with the likes of Taylor Swift, the group's multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost, has also been keeping busy.

Billboard reports that Dost is getting into film and TV scoring, starting with composing the music for MTV's new series Faking It.  Dost says that doing this sort of work is "my career goal" and "my biggest ambition."   The show, which premieres April 22, is a romantic comedy set in a high school in Austin, Texas, and focuses on two girls whose popularity goes through the roof when a rumor starts that they're gay.  It isn't true, but the two decide to continue the charade because of their new social status.

On top of that show, Dost is also scoring a movie called Me Him Her, which stars Scott Bakula and Haley Joel Osment.

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"American Idol" Recap: Dexter Is Eliminated


Michael Becker/FOXAmerican Idol said goodbye to Dexter Roberts on Thursday night. The 22-year-old country musician from Fayette, Alabama, was eliminated after falling into the bottom two with Jessica Meuse.

For his swan song, Dexter took on Montgomery Gentry's "Lucky Man," which he previously performed last month, when the top 12 tackled songs that reminded them of home.

On Wednesday night's "competitors' picks" performance show, Dexter covered Luke Bryan's "Muckalee Creek Water."

The half-hour results show began with a cameo from Kevin Bacon, who stars in the Fox drama The Following.

The top six will return to the American Idol stage next Wednesday night on Fox.

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Aloe Blacc & Bastille Reveal Festival Strategy Ahead of Coachella's Second Weekend


ABC/Adam TaylorThe first installment of this year's Coachella festival took place last weekend, and this Friday, Saturday and Sunday brings the second installment, with many of the same acts returning, among them Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding, Outkast, Aloe Blacc and Bastille.  Those last two acts are performing tonight, and they both agree that playing festivals means changing your live show to capture as many new fans as possible.

"Festivals are a really great experience," Aloe tells ABC News Radio, but notes, "It's a challenge for me because there are multiple stages, and what I'd like to do is try to steal as many fans to come to my stage as possible!"

So how does he do that?  "I keep my show really high energy," the "Wake Me Up" singer explains. "I try to make sure that the audience is singing and doing a lot of call and response, and I give 'em a chance to dance in the middle as well."

Bastille's drummer, Chris "Woody" Wood, tells ABC News Radio that it's important to have the right set list for your festival performance, with the main rule being "stick to the hits."

"I think it would be a very brave band who would play too many album tracks," he tells ABC News Radio. "I mean, if you play your own headline show, people'll have bought tickets and they probably have the album, and kind of know all your kind of back catalog. But at festivals you are often playing to people who are maybe a bit interested, so you've always got to try to convert them into fans."

On top of that, Woody adds, "We obviously try to give them as kind of energetic a show as possible."  

Following Bastille's performance at Coachella, they'll continue their U.S. tour, which runs through June and includes stops at several additional festivals.  Aloe, meanwhile, has a few individual shows coming up, but he's also gearing up for his opening slot on the next leg of Bruno Mars' Moonlight Jungle tour next month.

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John Legend to Executive Produce Documentary-Style Dance Film


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John Legend is teaming up with Step Up 5 writer John Swetnam to create a new coming-of-age dance flick, titled Breaking Through.

Deadline reports their upcoming project will serve as a "documentary-style drama for the YouTube generation." Legend will serve as an executive producer while Swetman will make his feature directorial debut.

The independent film will begin casting and filming this summer.

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See Jason Derulo & Jordin Sparks Perform New Duet Live for the First Time


Major Caldwell/Warner Bros. RecordsJason Derulo's new album Talk Dirty includes plenty of upbeat tunes, but there also are tender moments, like "Vertigo," a romantic duet with his girlfriend Jordin Sparks.  Now, you can watch the two lovebirds perform the song live.

A new video posted on Jason's YouTube channel shows the two performing the song live for the first time, for a Walmart Soundcheck performance.  There are no flashy special effects or costumes: the two simply sing the tune, which is basically about getting busy, while staring into each other's eyes. 

"Ladies come and go but you got something different/Had me so addicted from the start," Jason sings to Jordin. "And I'd never known all this loving I was missing/'Til I worked my way into your heart/You give me vertigo."

Jordin responds, "The way that you please me sets this room on fire/I'm burning with desire in this bed/So if I'm dreaming please don't wake me up/If all of this is happening in my head/Waited for so long/But what you got is different/Had me so addicted from the start."

Jason told OK! magazine, "With 'Vertigo,' Jordin and I recorded about six songs, because I wanted to make sure I had the right song for the album. When I wrote 'Vertigo,' I knew it was it. It’s just us and the piano so the emotion really comes to life."

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform in a Parking Lot


Macklemore LLCGrammy-winning rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have filled concert venues around the world, but next month, you'll be able to see them perform in a mall parking lot for free.

No, the duo hasn't fallen on hard times: they're teaming with Microsoft for a special promotional appearance.  Access Atlanta reports that the software giant is opening a new store in the upscale Perimeter Mall, located north of Atlanta, Georgia, and it's enlisted Macklemore & Lewis to perform at the grand opening next month.

The free show will take place in the parking lot of the mall at 8:30 p.m. on May 31.  Fans do need tickets to attend, but you can get them for free by attending the store's opening that morning. According to Access Atlanta, Microsoft has often tapped the duo to perform at its events, since both are based in Seattle.

Kelly Clarkson is another artist who frequently performs at Microsoft store openings.  In fact, she has one scheduled for October 25 in Buffalo, NY.

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John Legend Executive-Producing Documentary-Style Dance Movie


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCJohn Legend is teaming up with Step Up: All In writer John Swetnam to create a new coming-of-age dance flick, titled Breaking Through.

Deadline reports their upcoming project will mix two movie subgenres -- dance movies and found footage -- to create a "documentary-style drama for the YouTube generation."  John will serve as an executive producer, while Swetman will make his feature directorial debut.

The independent film will begin casting and filming this summer.

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Miley Cyrus Postpones Two More Concerts, Rails Against Rumors: "Stop Scaring My Fans"


Image Courtesy Miley Cyrus via TwitterMiley Cyrus, still hospitalized due to her severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic, has been forced to postpone two concerts: one in Kansas City, MO, and one in Nashville, TN.

The April 18 show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena has been rescheduled to August 7.  A note on the venue's website says, "Miley continues to be hospitalized due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. All tickets for the show will be honored on the new date."

The April 19 show at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville has been postponed to August 9. 

Meanwhile, Miley is furiously tweeting her displeasure at the rumors that have been flying regarding her hospitalization; one story even suggested she might be pregnant, while others suggest she more ill that she actually is. "So many ignorant stories out there no one is reading the official statement and these dumb *sses are scaring my fans," she wrote, and posted the official statement regarding her condition.

"Shut the f**K up & let me heal," she added. "Stop scaring my family, friends, & fans."

Earlier on Thursday, Miley had written, "can't quit crying. i wanna go back on tour. im meant to be onstage performing for y'all.... not laying in a hospital bed."

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Should Bruno, Katy, Pharrell, Lorde & Taylor Make the "Time" 100?


John Paul Filo/CBSEach year, Time magazine compiles the "Time 100," a list of the most influential people in the world.  While that list is chosen by Time's editors, readers are allowed to vote for stars of music, TV and film who they believe have changed the world in the past year.  Voting's open now, and among those up for the honor are Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Lorde.

Time is offering readers the chance to choose among 18 of the world's most popular stars and one top songwriting duo: the husband and wife team who wrote the songs for the movie Frozen.  The candidates have been selected for their musical success, their ability to command the headlines, their philanthropy and their social media prowess -- except Beyonce.  She's included on the list because, as Time notes, "She's Beyonce. 'Nuff said."

Here are the candidates:

Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Bruno Mars
Lorde
Shakira
Pharrell Williams
Rihanna
Carrie Underwood
Beyonce
Jay Z
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Drake
One Direction's Harry Styles
Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Grammy-winning French robot duo Daft Punk
Frozen composers Robert & Kristin Lopez

Voting at Time.com closes at midnight on April 22, and the readers' poll winners will be announced on April 23.  The official "Time 100" list will be released April 24.

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LMFAO's Redfoo to Guest-Judge "Dancing with the Stars" Monday Night


Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCIt's hard to imagine a member of LMFAO doing anything on the dance floor except shufflin', but the duo's Redfoo will be sitting at the judges' table Monday night on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

Monday night's theme is Party Anthems Night, so the man behind the smash hit "Party Rock Anthem" is an appropriate choice to guest judge the show.  In addition, Redfoo actually has experience as a reality show judge, having served in that capacity on the Australian version of The X Factor.

While LMFAO hasn't broken up, Redfoo and his nephew and band mate Sky Blu have been focusing on individual projects since they announced they were going on hiatus in September of 2012.

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Lorde Wins Prestigious New Zealand Music Prize, Gives Away Her Winnings


Monty Brinton/CBSLorde has continued her winning ways by scooping a prestigious music award in her home country of New Zealand -- but she's decided to give away all the prize money.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Lorde's album Pure Heroine won this year's Taite Music Prize, which is given to a local album which is judged by a panel to be the best release of the past year.  The winner is entitled to 10 thousand New Zealand dollars, as well as studio time, and Lorde has generously decided to donate the prize money to the other nominees.

In an acceptance speech via video from Las Vegas, Lorde said, "I think everyone is kind of sick of me winning stuff at the moment and I think there are people who are more in need of the funds and the exposure than I am right now. So if you will accept it, the prize money and the studio time have been split between this year's nominees...if you don't want it, that's cool too."

The Herald reports that the rest of the finalists, made up of artists largely unknown outside of New Zealand, seem to be OK with Lorde's generosity, tweeting their thanks.  If each artist agrees, everyone will receive a bit more than $1,666, and they'll have to divide up the studio time.

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