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Cher Postpones Tour Stops Due To Viral Infection

September 9th, 2014 12:14pm EDT
Cher has been forced to reschedule shows on her "Dressed To Kill" tour in New York and New Hampshire while she recovers from an illness. The singer is coping with an acute viral infection.

Concerts in Albany, N.Y., and Manchester, N.H., have been postponed to Oct. 6 and 7, respectively. Fans can use their tickets on the rescheduled dates or have the option of turning them in for a refund.

Cher, 68, was diagnosed with the infection in Los Angeles, Calif., over the weekend and has been ordered to rest in bed for several days.

The second leg of her tour is scheduled to kick off on Sept. 15 ...

Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

September 9th, 2014 11:07am EDT
Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: Th
There’s nothing like the fourth quarter, a time when label executives know that sales will flourish more than any other time of the year. A host of albums are always dropped during this most exciting and lucrative time, and this week certainly doesn’t break way from that trend. Led by particularly notable releases from Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice, and Ryan Adams, here are nine albums to check out this week.

1) Lee Brice, I Don’t Dance (Curb)

Country artist Lee Brice returns with his third studio album I Don’t Dance. I Don’t Dance follows up his 2012 album, Hard 2 Love, which debuted at #...

Taylor Swift's New Song 'Bad Blood' Is About A Frenemy - Is It Katy Perry?

September 9th, 2014 10:22am EDT
Taylor Swift's New Song 'Bad Blood' Is About A Frenemy - Is It K
Not all of Taylor Swift's music is about failed relationships. The singer reveals her new song "Bad Blood" is about an unnamed pop rival.

Swift has many famous pals, including singers Selena Gomez and Lorde and actresses Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Hailee Steinfeld, and Sarah Hyland. But there is one female pop star she has had problems with. So what does she do? Sing about it on her upcoming album, "1989."

Swift tells Rolling Stone: "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we fri...

Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Hasn't Been On A Date In A Long Time

September 9th, 2014 8:31am EDT
Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Hasn't Been On A Date In A Long Tim
Taylor Swift is fed up with dating because she doesn't like people making fun of her. The pop star hasn't been on a date since she split with One Direction star Harry Styles last year, and she blames her dry spell on the media and comedians for joking about her love life.

People have ridiculed the singer for her dating disasters and her propensity to write songs about the failed relationships. In her new song, "Shake It Off," Swift pokes fun at her short-lived romances.

She tells Rolling Stone: "I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime. And I'm just not c...

Demi Lovato Calls On Congress To Act On Mental Health Reform

September 8th, 2014 10:16pm EDT
Demi Lovato Calls On Congress To Act On Mental Health Reform
While the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is raking in millions of dollars in donations for its cause, Demi Lovato has been in Washington, D.C., trying to raise some awareness for another important cause, but one that doesn't get much attention: mental health.

The 22-year-old singer, who suffers from bipolar disorder, joined up with former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy on Thursday at the convention for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which was held at the U.S. Capitol, to urge congress to pass a new comprehensive mental health bill.

The Alliance's convention ran from Sept. 3-6, co...

Music Review: 'Nick & Knight' Is Better Than Expected

September 8th, 2014 6:30pm EDT
Nick & Knight
Had collaboration between boy bands/ members of boy bands occurred say 15 years ago, the buzz would’ve been ‘off the charts’ – nothing short of tremendous. Sure, there’s a following currently for Nick Carter and Jordan Knight as members of their respective boy bands, but it’s a bit more low-key. Even so, Nick & Knight actually deserves more notoriety than it’s receiving.

“One More Time” opens Nick & Knight with incredible energy. Bursting with enthusiasm, “One More Time” benefits from its sunny major key as well as a gargantuan chorus. The soulful rhythmic guitar plays a vital role i...

One Direction's Fourth Studio Album, 'Four,' Out Nov. 17, Band Drops New Single 'Fireproof'

September 8th, 2014 5:33pm EDT
One Direction
One Direction -- Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam and Niall -- are back with a brand new single and the announcement for their fourth studio album, the aptly titled, "Four."

The band announced in a press release on Monday that they'll be dropping their fourth album on November 17 and that new single "Fireproof" can be downloaded now for free on their official website (for 24 hours only).

The new track was written by Tomlinson and Payne, along with John Ryan, Jamie Scott and Julian Bunetta.

The band released a short YouTube video to thank fans for their support (46 million records sold!) and to a...

Canadian Prosecutors Drop Assault Charge Against Justin Bieber

September 8th, 2014 4:55pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is pleased after prosecutors in Canada dropped an assault charge against him. The singer was accused of attacking a limo driver in Toronto in 2013, but officials have withdrawn the charge against the pop star.

During the incident, there were several other passengers inside the car, and prosecutors were unable to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Bieber was responsible for the attack.

Prosecutor David Mitchell told the court he would no longer move forward with the case because there is "no reasonable prospect of conviction," adding, "There were a number of people in the...

Female Band The Mrs. Empowers Women With Their Music & 'Magic Mirror'

September 8th, 2014 9:44am EDT
The Mrs.
Today's hit pop songs often focus on teenage heartbreak and partying. The Mrs., an all-female band from Austin, Texas, sings about topics women like them can relate to, including balancing a career, marriage, motherhood and friendships without losing their own identities.

The Mrs. founder Andra Liemandt explains: "We formed our band out of a need to do something just for us in our busy lives, and to connect with and inspire other women that it is never too late to follow our dreams."

The band wrote their debut single “Enough” to help women see themselves with a less critical eye and reali...

10 Rocking Rock Songs of 2014

September 7th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
10 Rocking Rock Songs of 2014
Sometimes, you just need to totally ‘rock’ out – right on, right on. Sometimes it’s all about busting out the air guitar or pretending you’re banging away on the drums like Animal from The Muppets. Well… maybe not the Animal thing – that’s a bit much. But in the spirit of rock n roll, with a little help from the alternative side of things as well, here are 10 rocking rock songs from 2014.

No, not all of them are manic, exhilarating up-tempo joints (yep, we’re talking to you Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, and Counting Crows), but all 10 songs are special and worth spinning. Here go...