Watch: Lady Antebellum's new video for 'Downtown'

Watch: Lady Antebellum's new video for 'Downtown'

Hillary Scott is a girl gone wild with 'Two Broke Girls'' Beth Behrs

It’s a good thing the members of Lady Antebellum have their day jobs because, as their new video for “Downtown” proves, Hillary Scott makes a lousy felon, and Charles Kelley and David Haywood make donut-obsessed, hilariously inept cops. (Plus, why the boys are trying to do New York accents when they’re in Los Angeles is beyond me, but that would be thinking about it way too hard).

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Watch: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and Josh Homme jam on 'Mantra'

Watch: Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor and Josh Homme jam on 'Mantra'

Foo Fighter bashes the drums on 'Sound City: Reel To Reel' track

Dave Grohl has has plenty to say for  his new documentary, “Sound City,” about the vaunted Los Angeles studio where such classics as Nirvana’s Nevermind” were recorded. But on “Mantra,” he lets the music do the talking.

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'X Factor's' Tate Stevens reveals cover art and track listing for debut set
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'X Factor's' Tate Stevens reveals cover art and track listing for debut set

April 23 release teams Stevens with top Nashville tunesmiths

Tate Stevens, “The X Factor’s” season two winner, will release his self-titled Syco/RCA Nashville set on April 23. Today, he revealed the album art and track listing.

As the listing reveals, the country singer co-wrote three of the 11 tracks on the set. For many of the other selections, he corralled in some of Nashville’s top songwriters, including Rivers Rutherford, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip for “That’s How You Get the Girl,” as well as Bradley Gaskin, a performer in his own right, for first single,  “Power Of a Love Song.”

“Since winning ‘The X Factor,’ we’ve listened to hundreds of songs and set a ton of writing appointments with some of Nashville’s best songwriters. The outcome is a collection of 11 songs I’m really proud of, and I can’t wait to get this record out there.” Blake Chancey produced the set.

"Tate Stevens" track listing

1. "I Got This"
Tate Stevens/Joe Diffie/Wade Kirby/Phil O'Donnell
 
2. "Can't Get Nothin' Done"
Tate Stevens/Ashley Gorley/Wade Kirby/Phil O'Donnell
 
3. "Ride It Out"
Tate Stevens/Shane Minor/David Lee Murphy
 
4. "Power Of A Love Song"
Jeremy Bussey/Bradley Gaskin/Marcus Franklin Johnson
 
5. "Sweet"
Kelly Garrett/Kendell Marvel/Tim Owens
 
6. "That's Where We Live"
Carson Chamberlain/Wade Kirby/Phil O'Donnell
 
7. "El Camino"
Chris Hennessee/Donny Lowery
 
8. "That's How You Get The Girl"
Dallas Davidson/Ben Hayslip/Rivers Rutherford
 
9. "Ordinary Angels"
Victoria Banks/Phil Barton/Emily Shackleton
 
10. "The Last Thing I Do"
David Lee Murphy/Kim Tribble
 
11. "Holler If You're With Me"
Jeremy Bussey/Drew Davis
 
 

'Harlem Shake' holds steady atop Billboard Hot 100 for 3rd week
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'Harlem Shake' holds steady atop Billboard Hot 100 for 3rd week

Demi Lovato gets off to strong start

Years from now when folks look back at what was No. 1 this week, will they even remember “Harlem Shake?” Regardless, Baauer’s viral video sensation makes it three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

Its popularity, despite even “The Simpsons” paying homage, seems to be waning as its streaming decreases by 45% this week.  Additionally, digital sales slip by 23%. However, the song,  is building at radio (though it’s hard to imagine it can go very far there given there’s not really a full-length song there). It enters the Pop Songs radio airplay chart at No. 38, according to Billboard.

Similarly, the songs at Nos. 2-4 stay the same this week: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Thrift Shop,”  Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Rihanna’s “Stay” featuring Mikky Ekko rises 7-5, swapping places with will.i.am and Britney Spears’ “Scream & Shout,” which falls  5-7.  Drake’s “Started From the Bottom” holds at No. 6, Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” hangs in at No. 8, while Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” stays locked at No. 9. Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” featuring John Martin climbs 12-10.

Other songs of note: Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” storms onto the chart at No. 12, driven primarily by strong sales of 215,000 copies.

Watch: Justin Timberlake preps to host 'Saturday Night Live'

Watch: Justin Timberlake preps to host 'Saturday Night Live'

He and Kenan Thompson work out some important issues

Justin Timberlake has already proven that he will go down among the great “Saturday Night Live” hosts, alongside Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

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Watch: Foo Fighters and John Fogerty tear through 'Fortunate Son' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Watch: Foo Fighters and John Fogerty tear through 'Fortunate Son' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Sound City Players head to South by Southwest next

Before the Sound City Players head to South By Southwest next week for a March 14 performance at Stubbs BBQ, Dave Grohl, the rest of the Foo Fighters, and John Fogerty put on a ferocious performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic, “Fortunate Son” for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night (March 5).

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<p>Josh Ritter</p>

Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter talks heartache, rebirth and new album 'The Beast In Its Tracks'

Singer-Songwriter holds nothing back on seventh album

When Josh Ritter’s marriage broke up, the singer-songwriter did what came naturally: he wrote about it.

But in the depths of his pain, the emotions were too raw to produce anything redeemable. “When the feelings ran highest, it was also the hardest time to write anything down. It wasn’t so much like a kind of telling about anything,” he says.

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Watch: Miranda Lambert's crazy, sexy new clip for 'Mama's Broken Heart'

Watch: Miranda Lambert's crazy, sexy new clip for 'Mama's Broken Heart'

Should Blake Shelton be worried?

Well, Blake Shelton can’t say he wasn’t warned. Should he and Miranda Lambert ever split, he gets a little preview of how his wife will react in Lambert’s crazy cool video for “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

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<p>Ed Sheeran</p>

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran sets February release date for new set, reveals song title

Singer/songwriter hits the road with Taylor Swift this month

Best new artist Grammy nominee and Taylor Swift collaborator Ed Sheeran’s current album, “+” may still have a lot of life left in it in the U.S., but the British singer/songwriter is already thinking of his follow-up. Plus, the "A Team" singer has already set a release date of Feb. 17, 2014.

“My second album has taken full shape recently,” he told Australian outlet Noise11.com. “I don’t know if there will be any collaborations on it yet. I have a name for it but I can’t tell you the name just yet but it doesn’t start with a letter.”

The song titles, thankfully, do start with letters, including “Photograph,” a tune Sheeran expects “will be the big one on the album.”

Sheeran, who plays three nights at Melbourne’s Festival Hall starting March 4, says he isn’t ready to preview any of the new material on stage just yet, in part because he knows it goes out to the world the minute he does.
“Big bands can ease in new songs to their set but my fans are so viral that the moment that I’d play a new song, every one of them would hear it,” he told Noise11.com. “I don’t want everyone knowing what the record is before they get it. I want them to listen to it first.”

We previously reported that Sheeran thinks fans can expect a more mature sound on the set. He'll continue working on it as he hits the road with Swift, whose U.S. tour starts March 13 in Omaha.

 



 

Watch: Dido watches the parade pass her by in new video for 'No Freedom'

Watch: Dido watches the parade pass her by in new video for 'No Freedom'

Even the confetti is crying

Dido’s new video for “No Freedom” sure is pretty, but I’d be lying if I said I understood it at all.

The angelic-sounding British singer is dealing with the dissolution of her relationship to a seemingly indifferent boyfriend as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade scrolls by, include the big Nemo balloon. Confetti rains down during the happy occasion, in direct contrast to the sadness (or so we think) in the huge loft.  All we could think about was how much that apartment must rent for each month with those gorgeous ceiling to floor windows.

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