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Cher Adds More Dates to Dressed to Kill Tour

By Andrea Dresdale

Warner Bros. RecordsBefore she kicked off her Dressed to Kill tour back in March, Cher said she wasn’t sure if she’d enjoy herself. Well, it appears as though she has — she’s just added a set of new dates to the tour.

Having too much fun to stop now – new D2K tour dates!” Cher wrote on her Facebook page. She also tweeted the news and included a gif of her dancing with Winona Ryder, from their 1990 film Mermaids.

The five new dates, all in November, will see the legendary diva take her over-the-top show to Lubbock, Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas, as well as Bossier City, Louisiana and Charleston, South Carolina. Right now, the South Carolina show, on November 19, is Cher’s last scheduled U.S. date, but there could be more.

According to Pollstar, pre-sales for the new dates start on Wednesday for fans who RSVP to Cher’s Facebook page. American Express is also holding a pre-sale on Wednesday, while Ticketmaster is holding one on Thursday. The general public can buy tickets on September 5.

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Bastille to Perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Today" Show

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Jesse JenkinsBastille is back in action. The British band who brought you “Pompeii” will perform September 18 on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on NBC’s Today show October 6.

As previously reported, the band’s fall headlining tour, dubbed Bad Blood: The Last Stand tour, opens October 7 in Philadelphia, wrapping November 20 in Los Angeles. Bastille has basically been touring non-stop since the release of their debut album Bad Blood.

“Pompeii” has now been certified four four million downloads. The band’s latest single, “Flaws,” is currently climbing the charts.

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TBS Cancels Cee Lo Green's 'The Good Life'

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Image Courtesy Mattias Clamer/Atlantic RecordsCee Lo Green‘s unscripted TBS series, The Good Life, has been cancelled after one season.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the network decided to axe the show for failing to attract big ratings — the series reportedly averaged 677,000 viewers during its six-episode run.

The cancellation comes amid controversy surrounding the singer. As previously reported, last Friday the former The Voice coach pleaded no contest in Los Angeles to a felony count of dosing a woman with ecstasy at a dinner in 2012. Then over the weekend the singer tweeted but later deleted comments about rape leading women’s rights group UltraViolet to petition for the show’s cancellation.

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Proud College Mom Madonna Seen Dining in Ann Arbor, MI with Freshman Daughter Lourdes

By Andrea Dresdale

Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCMadonna may be the Queen of Pop, but she’s also the proud mom of a newly-minted college freshman. The singer’s eldest daughter, Lourdes, is now a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, her mom’s alma mater. The two were spotted at an Ann Arbor restaurant over the weekend as Lourdes prepared to start classes.

According to MLive.com, Madonna and Lourdes, whom she calls Lola, were seen eating dinner on Sunday at Ann Arbor’s Cafe Felix. Madonna, Lourdes and a few others sat in a back booth and stayed for an hour. “She was delightful. She was really low-key about it,” the bar manager tells MLive.com. “The coolest part was at the end she said ‘I really enjoyed myself.’” He added that the staff “flipped” when they realized who it was…and they weren’t the only ones.

MLive.com reports that a few students tweeted that they’d seen Madonna and Lourdes in the dorms on on campus. One wrote, “My roommate just screamed and ran after Madonna and Lola. So it’s safe to say that …read more

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Phillip Phillips Reveals His Secret Obsession: Food

By Andrea Dresdale

Credt: Nick WalkerPhillip Phillips fans know that the guy loves music. But it turns out when he’s not thinking about writing songs or performing live, the former American Idol champ has one thing on his mind: food.

“Honestly, I love food,” Phillip tells ELLE magazine, explaining why he’s excited to play the very first Food Network in Concert festival. The September 20 show outside of Chicago, Illinois will feature top musicians as well as cooking demonstrations by some of the Food Network’s biggest stars. “I love cooking too and baking and whatnot with my girlfriend. It’s just fun,” he adds. “Cooking to me, it’s kind of therapeutic. It’s completely different from music as well.”

So, is Phillip any good in the kitchen? “I’m not amazing at it, but I can cook myself a good meal,” he says. “And I’m not just saying this, but anytime I’m on the bus or at home, I’m watching Food Network or cooking on TV just cause it’s interesting to me. It’s pretty amazing how some cooks can just put together stuff off the top of the hat. But …read more

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Maroon 5 Reveals World Tour Itinerary

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Interscope RecordsIt’s a big day for Maroon 5. Not only is their new album, V, out today, they’ve also just announced the dates for their upcoming world tour.

The outing kicks off February 16 in Dallas and will hit 27 North American cities in and ten European stops before wrapping up in Lisbon, Portugal June 17. MAGIC! will join Maroon 5 on the road as a special guest.

Tickets go on sale to the general public September 13 via Live Nation, though fan club members can buy them as early as Saturday, September 6. American Express card members and Live Nation mobile app users can also purchase tickets before the general public on-sale date. When you buy your ticket via Live Nation, you’ll score an instant digital download of V.

For more information, check out Maroon5.com. Here’s the tour itinerary:

2/16 — Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
2/17 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
2/19 — Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
2/24 — Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
2/25 — Tampa, FL, Tampa Bay Times Forum
2/27 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
2/28 — Indianapolis, IN, Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/2 — Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
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Stevie Nicks Says "Half the Songs" on New Album Are About Lindsey Buckingham

By Andrea Dresdale

Warner Bros.Over the years, many of Stevie Nicks’ songs have documented her love life, including, perhaps most famously, her years with Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. They broke up years ago, but on Stevie’s new album, she’s revisiting their relationship: a good portion of the songs, she says, were inspired by Buckingham.

The album, 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault, is made up of songs that Stevie wrote years ago, but never recorded, and some date back as far as 1969. She tells Rolling Stone that nobody in Fleetwood Mac has heard the album yet, but she predicts, “Lindsey will love it. Half the songs are about him!”

For example, she tells Rolling Stone that “Lady,” a song on the album for which she recently released a lyric video, “captures the mood of me and Lindsey being scared to death when we moved to L.A. in 1971.” She adds, “Our producer…gave us this white carved piano – I wrote ‘Rhiannon’ on it. But I didn’t know how to play. ‘Lady’ was me figuring it out.”

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Maroon 5 Guitarist Explains How to Pronounce Their New Album's Title

By Andrea Dresdale

222 Records/ Interscope RecordsMaroon 5‘s fifth album album, V, is in stores today, but if you’re not sure whether the title is pronounced “Vee” or “Five,” well, you’re not alone. According to the band’s guitarist, even the band’s members weren’t sure how to pronounce it when they came up with it.

“I pronounce it ‘Five’ but different people have been calling it ‘Vee,’” James Valentine tells ABC News Radio, “because we named the album in an email chain. We were, like, throwing back ideas and nobody was really speaking them out loud, so I think for a while, none of us really knew who was pronouncing it ‘Vee’ and who was saying ‘Five.’ I say ‘Five.’”

No matter what you call it, V arrives just over two years after the band’s previous album, 2012′s Overexposed, which is pretty speedy by Maroon 5 standards. As James notes, “The album came together so quickly and so effortlessly. We sort of blinked and the album was done.”

As for why the band was able to turn around a new record so quickly, James says it’s simple: they merely never took a break.

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Jimi Jamison, Lead Singer for Survivor, Dies at 63

By Tom Carr

Jimi Jamison, lead singer for the group Survivor, has died, according to a post on the band’s official Twitter account.

The post reads, “Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts,love & prayers go out to his friends & family.”

Jamison’s booking manager, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ.com that the singer died Sunday night of a heart attack at the age of 63.

Jamison was a member of the band Cobra in 1984 when he joined Survivor after the group’s lead singer, David Bickler, was forced to quit due to polyps on his vocal cords. The change came after the band scored success with the Rocky 3 track “Eye of the Tiger.”

According to Rolling Stone, Jamison recorded three albums with Survivor. He was the lead singer on the songs “Burning Heart” from the movie Rocky 4 and “The Moment of Truth” from the film The Karate Kid. The band also scored a hit with “Is This Love.”

Jamison also co-wrote and recorded the song “I’m Always Here,” which became the theme song for the TV series Baywatch.

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Taylor Swift Joining "The Voice" as Season Seven Mentor

By Andrea Dresdale

Sarah Barlow/Big Machine RecordsGet ready to see a lot of Taylor Swift on your TV this season. The singer has joined The Voice as a mentor for all four teams, US Weekly reports.

Taylor will be working with the show in the same way that Coldplay’s Chris Martin did last season: she’ll advise the contestants on the teams of veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

As previously reported, each team will also have its own advisor: Stevie Wonder will work with Adam, while Alicia Keys joins Pharrell. Gwen’s husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale, will advise her team, and Little Big Town will work with Blake.

A source tells US Weekly, “Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with. She had great feedback for all the contestants. She made for an amazing mentor.”

The new season of The Voice begins September 22. Taylor’s new album, 1989, is out October 27.

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