Kanye West Reignites His Feud With Taylor Swift Over Controversial Song Lyric

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(PCM) Kanye West just unveiled his new album “Life Of Pablo” during a kick-off event for New York Fashion Week held at Madison Square Garden. The album made its’ debut during the Yeezy Season 3 show, as West played tracks from the album during the runway show. However, with it being Kanye West, there is no surprise that there had to be a bit of controversy thrown into the mix.

It appears that West may have reignited his infamous feud with Taylor Swift with a lyric in the song “Famous” to which he raps that he and Taylor probably should have sex because he “made that b**ch famous”.  After receiving quite a bit of backlash online after the track was released, West claims that he spoke with Taylor about both the song and the lyric and she was well aware of the joke and gave her blessing.  West tweeted, “I did not diss Taylor and I’ve never dissed her …”.  He claims she found the lyric funny.

However, according to Taylor’s publicist Tree Paine Taylor never gave her approval on the track and said in the following statement, “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric.”

West went on to defend using the word b**ch in the song claiming that it is an endearing term for women in the hip-hop community. Taylor’s friends and fans have already begun to come to her defense via social media and even her brother Austin posted a video on Instagram of him throwing his Yeezy shoes in the garbage can.

 

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Red Lobster Sees A Huge Sales Increase After Being Mentioned In Beyonce’s New Single!

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(PCM) Seafood chain restaurant Red Lobster claims they have seen an almost 33 percent increase in sales after the release of Beyonce’s new single “Formation” where in a lyric she mentions taking her man to Red Lobster after sex! Talk about the power of pop culture! Reps from Red Lobster are deeming the sales increase the “Beyonce Bounce” and definitely credit her for the huge surge in sales.

Red Lobster has seen a steady decline in sales over the last few years and was sold by Darden Restaurant Group back in 2014.  It is now privately owned by investment firm Golden Gate Capital. After Beyonce dropped the “Formation” video, Red Lobster also became trending topic on Twitter for the first time ever. Red Lobster is incredibly grateful to Queen Bey and they jokingly tweeted “Cheddar Bey Biscuits” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?”.

It is unclear whether or not Red Lobster has attempted to make any contact with Beyonce or her camp, but things are definitely moving forward at a fairly fast pace. Red Lobster boasts 700 locations in the United States and Canada.

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Rammstein Revealed As One Of The Headliners For Chicago Open Air!

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(PCM) Chicago Open Air has announced Rammstein as one of the headlining acts for the 3-day music, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food festival held July 15, 16 and 17 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. This marks Rammstein’s only 2016 U.S. performance and first Chicago show since 2012. Additional festival headliners will be announced on February 16.

Chicago Open Air will feature performances by over 40 bands, an outdoor Gourmet Man Food selection incorporating local and regional cuisine, a craft beer village highlighting top brews from the region, and other entertainment and fan experiences.

Discounted Early Bird General Admission 3-day weekend tickets are available for purchase now at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

Rammstein are known for their explosive and creative live performances with spectacular lighting. In the course of two decades, the German rock band have risen to the apex of the great rock pyramid, achieving album and DVD sales in the millions, headlining major festivals and bigger venues around the world (including New York’s Madison Square Garden, a show that sold out its 18,200 tickets in under 30 minutes!), and establishing themselves as peerless master showmen with an approach to their art – and ‘art’ is the word – that is dramatic, epic in scale and capable of touching all of the senses; a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy and don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics.

“Rammstein is an act that is headlining major festivals all over the world,” says Chicago Open Air producer Danny Wimmer. “I’ve been trying to get Rammstein here for years and I couldn’t be more ecstatic to launch Chicago Open Air with them. If you’ve never seen Rammstein LIVE before, you are in for a real treat.”

Look for the full list of Chicago Open Air music, craft beer and artist-inspired beverages, as well as the Gourmet Man Food lineup to be revealed Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM Central Time at www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

A limited quantity of Early Bird discounted 3-Day Weekend General Admission tickets are now available for $199.50 (Field) and $109.50 (Bowl). Once those are sold out, GA 3-Day Weekend tickets will be $219.50 (Field) and $119.50 (Bowl) while supplies last, with prices increasing as allotments sell out.

VIP 3-Day Weekend tickets are available starting at $399.50. A limited number of 3-Day Weekend Zippo VIP Ticket 2-Packs are also available for $860.00. This package includes 2 VIP tickets plus 2 commemorative Zippo lighters.

All VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into the event, access to a VIP lounge area featuring dedicated food and beverage offerings (for additional purchase), field and stadium level viewing areas of the main stage, dedicated restroom facilities, and a commemorative Chicago Open Air VIP-only laminate.

Single day General Admission Bowl tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 16 at 5:00 PM CT and prices start at $49.50 (plus fees).

Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early and save.

Chicago Open Air is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, Live Nation and Toyota Park, with the support of the Village of Bridgeview and Bridgeview Mayor Steven Landek.

Festival doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show ends at 11:30 PM on Friday, 11:00 PM on Saturday, and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

For more information on Chicago Open Air, visit www.ChicagoOpenAir.com.

Chicago Open Air sponsors include: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Marshall Headphones and The Music Experience.

Website: www.ChicagoOpenAir.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chiopenair

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiopenair

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Additions To The Rock On The Range 10th Anniversary Festival Line-Up Include Deftones And The Rolling Rock Comedy Tent Roster

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(PCM) Rock On The Range–the largest and most-acclaimed rock festival in America–has announced additions to the 10th Anniversary festival experience May 20, 21 & 22, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Deftones, along with The Shrine and Adam Watt, join the incredible music lineup, which features three days of music on three stages, with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers, hard rock titans Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Megadeth, At The Drive-In, Lamb Of God, Sixx:A.M., Hellyeah, and Pennywise, along with the genre’s hottest developing artists. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for the full festival lineup.

Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, “Rock On The Range has always been a show we enjoy playing, and to be a part of the 10th year is particularly exciting for us, especially with a new album in tow. See you all in May.”

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature some of rock’s favorite comedians including Grammy nominated Jay Mohr, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Craig Gass, Bethany Dwyer, and Madison Malloy, plus Columbus’s top comedy talent.

In addition, Saturday night’s festivities at Rock On The Range will include a live version of “That Metal Show” (based on the VH1 Classic program) starring hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. The live show will feature interviews with various ROTR bands, a “Stump The Trunk” segment, and typical “That Metal Show” commentary from Trunk, Jamieson and Florentine.

Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine proclaim, “Hey Rangers! Get ready for the rock reunion of a lifetime! No, not Guns N’ Roses…the three of us are reuniting for a special ‘That Metal Show’ live on stage for Rock On The Range’s 10th anniversary. Hope to see you all at America’s #1 rock festival!”

Another new element to ROTR is the Craft Beer Village, which will feature top breweries from the region.

To celebrate the festival’s 10th year, Rock On The Range 2016 will feature an exhibit area for all patrons to enjoy, showcasing the Rock On The Range Photography Collection, highlighting the last 10 years.

Fans are encouraged to buy tickets now at www.RockOnTheRange.com and save. Ticket prices will increase on Monday, February 22 at Noon EST. At that time, Weekend GA Field tickets increase to $229.50 (plus fees) and Weekend Stadium GA tickets increase to $159.50 (plus fees).

VIP, Hotel and Camping Packages, as well as Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Packs are now SOLD OUT. However, Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 VIP Lounge upgrades are still available to all GA Field ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Upgrades include access to the newly located VIP Tent with LED screens, seating areas, heating/air conditioning, premium cash bar, free WiFi, access to charging stations and lockers, dedicated VIP bathroom, and early entrance to the festival. VIP Lounge upgrades will also include easier access and private walkway to the Monster Energy Main Stage area from the VIP Tent.

Tickets for Rock On The Range have sold out in advance for three years in a row, with a monumental 120,000 in attendance over the three days of the 2015 festival. Die-hard fans annually travel from all 50 states and around the globe to Columbus for this festival, making it the largest of its kind in North America.

Download the Rock On The Range mobile app (available for FREE via iTunes and Google Play) for festival information and band performance times.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by great sponsors including: Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Zippo, The Music Experience, and Bud Light.

Website: www.RockOnTheRange.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rockontherange

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Elton John Joins James Corden For Post-Super Bowl Carpool Karaoke On The Late, Late Show!

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(PCM) Sir Elton John is the latest musician to join host of The Late Late Show, James Corden for a little carpool karaoke, as they jetted around in the very rainy Los Angeles weather belting out many of Elton John’s top hits. The clip is hilarious!

Their drive features songs such as “Your Song”, “I’m Still Standing”, “Crocodile Rock” and “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to name just a few!  The whole Lion King bit was especially comical!

Savoy At Union Transfer In Philadelphia, PA! Concert Review And Exclusive Interview!

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(PCM) This was our very first time witnessing Savoy live in concert and talk about putting on one heck of a show … these guys absolutely killed it and seriously, who can get enough lasers?! They by far and away put on one of the best laser light shows we have ever witnessed despite the small size of a venue like Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Savoy played this show as if they were playing to an arena and we eagerly gobbled up every moment.

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The fact that Savoy is a group that turns the standard definition of EDM straight on its’ head is definitely what has made us fall in love with them. They are completely unafraid to play around with various genres and a truly a group that refuses to be boxed into any particular format. Their live show gives the audience the feeling of raging out to a killer rock band while being entranced by the strong bass beats and incredible laser lights, all at the same time.  It is an out of this world experience and one that we highly recommend.

PCM’s Kristyn Clarke had a chance to catch up with Mike Kelly and Gray Smith of Savoy just prior to the groups amazing performance. You can check out the full interview below:

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