Eminem Releases Powerful Video for “Guts over Fear”


Eminem has released a cinematic video for his Sia-assisted single, “Guts over Fear,” lifted from his double-disc Shady XV compilation.

In the video, posted on YouTube, an aspiring boxer overcomes various obstacles before he even steps foot into the ring, ranging from money woes to coping with an alcoholic father.  The visual was filmed in Slim Shady’s hometown of Detroit.

The Shady XV compilation is available in stores now. The double-disc project will feature new music from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, D12, Yelawolf and Bad Meets Evil as well as the label’s greatest hits including 50 Cent‘s “In Da Club” and Em’s “Lose Yourself.”

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Robin Thicke, U2 Among GQ’s “Least Influential People” of 2014

Credit: Harper SmithU2 is one of the biggest bands in the world, and last year, Robin Thicke had one of the biggest songs of the year, with “Blurred Lines.”  This year, GQ magazine has named both artists to its list of the “30 Least Influential People of 2014.

In fact, U2 and frontman Bono tops GQ’s list, because they “collaborated with Apple to strong-arm their new album [Songs of Innocence] into your iTunes library without your consent.”  The magazine adds, “The worst part was the way both Apple and U2 treated this, like it was some kind of noble gift to The People; in fact this was a $100 million marketing campaign.”

As for Robin, he’s on the list because he “reportedly cheated on his wife. Wrote an album named after her to get her back. Literally titled the first single ‘Get Her Back.’ Sold just 530 copies of the (sh***y) album in the U.K. in its first week. Still getting divorced.”

Adds the magazine, “The rest of this cheeseball’s career is our collective punishment for making ‘Blurred Lines’ popular. Let’s ALL get a divorce from this man.”

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“Voice” Pals Gwen & Pharrell to Team for “Paddington” Movie Song

Trae Patton/NBCGwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams just can’t stop working together.  Pharrell worked on Gwen’s upcoming album, and now Deadline reports that the two will team up to co-write and perform an original song called “Shine” for an upcoming movie.

The film, Paddington, is based on the popular bear character from children’s books, and it’ll arrive in theaters nationwide January 16 after a limited release in December. Of course, Pharrell’s last effort for a movie worked out pretty well: “Happy,” from Despicable Me 2, earned him an Oscar nomination.

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Fall Out Boy Announces New Album, “American Beauty/American Psycho”

Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementAfter months of secrecy and speculation, Fall Out Boy has announced some details about their forthcoming album. The new record, FOB’s sixth studio effort, will be called American Beauty/American Psycho and will be released on January 20.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be available for pre-order starting December 15. Those who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of its hit single, “Centuries,” as well as the title track and another song to be named later. The full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho has yet to be announced.

Since FOB released ”Centuries” in September, the single has occupied a spot in the top 10 on both Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs chart.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be the follow-up to 2013′s Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Dating back to their breakthrough album, 2005′s From Under the Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy has notched four straight top-10 appearances on the chart.

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Justin Bieber Tops “Forbes’” List of Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30; One Direction, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars Included

Ben WattsIf you think Justin Bieber‘s career is over, think again: the singer still raked in enough cash to topForbes’ list of the Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30.  In fact, musicians like Justin take nine of the 10 spots on the list.

During the 12-month period that Forbes considered — between June 2013 and June 2014 — the Bieb raked in an estimated $80 million, mostly due to the last dates on his world tour.

Second on Forbes’ list is One Direction, with an average age of 21. They took in $75 million during that same time period, thanks to touring and album sales.  At age 24, Taylor Swift is third on the list, with earnings of $24 million thanks to touring, albums sales and big-bucks endorsements.   Number four on the list is Bruno Mars, who just squeaks in at age 29.  He made $60 million, mostly due to the 118 tour dates he played during Forbes’ time frame.

Rihanna is #5 on the Forbes list.  At age 26, she earned $48 million during the time period monitored.  Miley Cyrus is #6, with $36 million, Lady Gaga is #8, with $28 million, while superstar deejay and producer Avicii is in at #9, with $28 million.  Electronic musician Skrillex rounds out the top 10 with earnings of $18 million.

The only non-musician in the top 10 is Jennifer Lawrence, who’s in at #7.

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5 Seconds of Summer to Release “LIVESOS” December 15

Capitol RecordsThey previewed it Sunday night on the American Music Awards. Now 5 Seconds of Summer will release a live disc, LIVESOS, on December 15

The 15-track collection documents the band’s past year on the road: it was recorded live during their U.S. concerts in 2014.  In addition to live versions of “She Looks So Perfect,” “Amnesia” and “Good Girls,” you’ll also find covers of Green Day‘s “American Idiot,” and a live and studio version of The Romantics‘ ’80s classic “What I Like About You.”  The lyric video is posted now on YouTube.

If you buy LIVESOS on iTunes, you’ll get a bonus track called “Kiss Me Kiss Me.”  The deluxe edition, available only at Target, features the bonus track “Don’t Stop.”

In a statement, 5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin says, “Playing is the thing we have been most passionate about from the beginning. All we want is for our fans to come to the shows, rock out and have one of the best times they’ve ever experienced. Also, when a room is full of you guys from all different walks of life, you can let it go when you come to the shows and be free to be yourself.”

5SOS’ headlining tour begins July 17 in Las Vegas.

Here’s the tracklisting for the standard edition of LIVESOS:

1. “18
2. “Out Of My Limit”
3. “Disconnected”
4. “Amnesia”
5. “Beside You”
6. “Everything I Didn’t Say”
7. “Long Way Home”
8. “Heartache On The Big Screen”
9. “American Idiot”
10. “Teenage Dream”
11. “Good Girls”
12. “What I Like About You”
13. “End Up Here”
14. “She Looks So Perfect”
15. “What I Like About You” (Studio Mix)

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Initial Dates for The Script’s 2015 Summer U.S. Tour on Sale Now

Columbia RecordsAfter releasing their new album No Sound Without Silence, The Script have put initial dates for their 2015 U.S. tour on sale.  Mary Lambert will be joining the band for the trek, which kicks off May 26 in Boston.

Right now, the Irish trio has shows scheduled through June 7 in St. Louis, but more dates are expected to be announced.

Meanwhile, the group has also released a video for “No Good in Goodbye,” one of the standout tracks on No Sound Without Silence.

This past summer, the band toured with OneRepublic and American Authors.

Here are the tour dates:

05/26 — House of Blues, Boston, MA
05/27 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
05/30 — Mandalay Bay Beach, Las Vegas, NV
05/31 — Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
06/02 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
06/03 — Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
06/05 — State Theater, Minneapolis, MN
06/06 — Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL
06/07 — The Pageant, Saint Louis, MO

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Miley Cyrus Celebrates 22nd Birthday with Party and Pizza Cake

RCA RecordsIt seems Miley Cyrus had a blast at her 22nd birthday party Saturday night.

Sources tell People magazine the singer’s Happyland-themed bash at Metropolitan Nightclub in West Hollywood included a photo booth, blow-up dolls and performances by Las Vegas entertainers Beacher’s Madhouse. Miley posted a photo on Instagram of her enjoying a massive pizza cake at the party.

The “Wrecking Ball” singer dressed in a neon pink and lime green cut-out dress and was “in great spirits” the entire night, according to one source. Her new beau, Patrick Schwarzenegger, was celebrating alongside her. “They were cute and affectionate together,” says the source.

According to another insider, the party wrapped around 2 a.m.

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Katy Perry Lashes Out at One Particular “Sicko” Paparazzo

ABC/Paul TrantowThe Australian paparazzi allegedly wouldn’t leave Katy Perry alone, so now she’s turning the tables on them – and one photog in particular.

In a Twitter post Saturday, the pop star singled out infamous paparazzo Jamie Fawcett as one of the men who confronted her at a Sydney nudist beach last week even as she pleaded for privacy. Perry claimed Fawcett stripped naked as he snapped the photos and she threatened to release her own pics of his “tiny penis” and “rather large gut.”

“Ur a true sicko for taking pictures of us while being naked,” she tweeted.

On Friday, Perry began her rant against the Australian press. “Australian PRESS: You should be ashamed of your paparazzi & tabloid culture. Your paparazzi have no respect, no integrity, no character. NO HUMANITY,” she wrote in a Twitter post.

Perry, who is down under for her Prismatic world tour, said that instead of giving her space as she tried to have a quiet walk on the beach, the paparazzi attempted to make a deal with her. She said they told her if she gave them a bathing suit shot they would leave her alone. “This is PERVERTED & disgusting behavior that should NEVER be tolerated, especially by people who do NOT want this,” she wrote.

Fawcett is reportedly notorious for getting too close for comfort with celebrities. In 2005, he was accused of bugging Nicole Kidman’s Sydney home. He denied the allegations but was ordered to pay $1 million in compensation.

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Iggy Azalea Releases Lyrics to “Reclassified” Tracks

Grand Hustle/Def JamAs the American Music Awards unfolded on TV Sunday night, Iggy Azalea‘s Facebook page posted lyrics to the new tracks on her just-released album, Reclassified.

The songs include collaborations with Ellie Goulding, “Heavy Crown,” and Jennifer Hudson, “Trouble.” The lyrics are featured on photos from the booklet that comes with Reclassified.

Reclassified, which dropped early Monday, is a reissue of Iggy’s successful debut album, The New Classic.

Iggy won a couple of awards Sunday night at the AMAs in Los Angeles: favorite album — rap/hip-hop for The New Classic and favorite artist — rap/hip-hop.

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