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Neil Young & Willie Nelson’s Sons Reveal Album Release and Tour Dates

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By Philip Cosores

If you saw theNeil Youngduet with Stephen Colbert last year, you are aware that the line between serious Neil and joking Neil is narrow. And thus, it isn’t surprising thatRolling Stoneassumedhe was joking when he suggested that his next album, being recorded withWillie Nelson‘s sons, would be calledThe Montsano Years, named after the agriculture company. At the time, Young said the album would be “an upbeat review of the situation,” his tongue firmly implanted in cheek.

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Well, turns out Neil Young and the sons of Willie Nelson really are releasing an album titledThe Montsano Years. Young performed with backing band Promise of the Real at SLO Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, California on April 16 and revealed 11 new tracks, including those titled “Monsanto Years,”…

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Big Sean’s Teary-Eyed Performance On ‘Tonight Show’ After Ariana Grande Split

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Aw, Big Sean! The rapper got soft and teary-eyed on us while taking the stage to perform ‘One Man Can Change The World’ on the ‘Tonight Show’ on April 20  — right after his sad split from Ariana. WATCH his emotional performance here!

After the devastating news that Big Sean, 27, and Ariana Grande, 21, had called it quits, Sean brought out the waterworks while performing on The Tonight Show on April 20. In what was one of his most emotional performances to date, the rapper did a powerful take of his new song “One Man Can Change The World” off of his new album, Dark Sky Paradise. Was he shedding tears over Ariana?

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Sam Smith Says Being Called Fat Is Worse Than Any Homophobic Slur

Originally posted on 103.3 AMP RADIO:

Sam Smithadmits in a new interview that he has never struggled with his sexuality, but the same can’t be said of his weight.

In an interview with Australia’s version of60 Minuteson Sunday (April 19), Smith has admitted that he has a love/hate relationship with food.

Related:This Guy is Helping Sam Smith Get Over Laryngitis: See the Photo

“Food has controlled me,” Smith said plainly before explaining that as a kid he would turn to food for comfort. “When I was at school and I wasn’t having a great time or when music wasn’t going very well, I would eat?eating made me feel better.”

But, no matter how good it made him feel, it didn’t feel the void. It just led Smith to be ridiculed by other kids, admitting that comments about his weight are far more hurtful than any homophobic slur.

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Eatin’ It All Up

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I have to admit, I ran across the name “Cannonball” Adderley for the first time on an album by the Miles Davis sextet.  Kind of Blue  is probably the best selling jazz album in history, and like many musicians, I have memorized every note.  Miles had fired John Coltrane for continued drug problems, and had filled the saxophone spot in his quintet with the bluesy sound of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.  When Coltrane appeared to have gotten clean, Davis brought him back into the group and expanded his quintet to a sextet.  It was another stroke of genius by Miles, as the two saxophone players interacted brilliantly with each other.  (It also was a bit of insurance, if the new sobriety of Coltrane wasn’t as long lasting as hoped.)

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Adderley was a big man, born and raised in Florida before moving to New York.  It was in…

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Big Sean Feels ‘Blessed’ After Split With Ariana Grande — Pic

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

We are still so totally devastated over Big Sean and Ariana’s breakup, but the rapper himself is looking on the positive side of things. See the emotional post he shared on Instagram just hours before the couple announced they have called it quits.

Big Sean, 27, is making the best of things since his breakup from Ariana Grande, 21. The “Blessings” singer posted a positive message to his Instagram page just before he and Ari confirmed their split — check out what he said.

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Ariana Grande & Big Sean Have Broken Up

Originally posted on New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip - 97.1 AMP RADIO:

According to MTV, Ariana Grande & Big Sean have decided to part ways.

“They both deeply care for each other and remain close friends,” they said in a joint statement. “We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.”

A source says it may be due to the fact that both of them have upcoming tours that will keep them apart for the better part of the year.

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Norway announced it will be the first country to shut off FM radio

Benji Martin:

WHAT?!!!!

Originally posted on Quartz:

Norway’s ministry of culture declared last week that FM radio will soon be no more in the country. Starting in 2017, all existing FM stations, which transmit an analog signal, will be shut off for good, to be replaced by digital radio. The news was first reported by Radio.no.

While other countries are pushing digital audio broadcasting (DAB) in lieu of FM radio, Norway is the first country to get rid of the technology entirely. DAB is already growing in popularity around the world—and in Europe especially—so it’s likely only a matter of time before more countries start following suit.

“Radio digitisation will open the door to a far greater range of radio channels, benefiting listeners across the country,” the Ministry said in a statement. “Listeners will have access to more diverse and pluralistic radio content, and enjoy better sound quality and new functionality.”

Beyond broadcasting a superior quality of sound…

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