Radiohead adds Dudu Tassa as tour opening act

The band announced that Jewish-Arabic group Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis will be the opening act for the trek beginning March 30 in Miami, Florida. tour spans 11 dates, including dual headlining appearances at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Tassa and his band salute the legacy of early 20th century Iranian songwriters the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers. tour. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood appeared on Dudu Tassa’s track “Eize Yorn” in 2009. You can learn more about Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis can be found at ReverbNation.com. 
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Radiohead’s tour dates: 3/30 — Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena 4/1 — Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena 4/3 — New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 4/5 — Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center 4/8 — Seattle, WA, Key Arena 4/9 — Portland, OR, Moda Center 4/11 — Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl   4/14 — Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 4/17 — Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre 4/18 — Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre 4/21 — Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Tassa and the band will also support Radiohead during the British band’s July 19 show in Tel Aviv in Tassa’s home country of Israel. Jim Bennett/FilmMagicRadiohead has added some international flavor to their upcoming U.S.

Metallica fans get James Hetfield biography preview

Eglinton says Hetfield, his older sister and two half-brothers “grew up in a loving environment that encouraged creativity” and included regular attendance at the Church of Christian Science. In the preview, Eglinton writes of his first meeting with Hetfield in September 1986: “When I met that distinctly guarded guy that year after a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse in Scotland, I never imagined he would become a rock icon alongside Bono and [Bruce] Springsteen.”  He later writes, “James Hetfield is a guitarist of otherworldly ability, a frontman of gargantuan stature and a much-underrated lyricist and songwriter. Courtesy of Lesser GodsMetallica fans can now get an exclusive preview of the upcoming biography of frontman James Hetfield. Hetfield is a more sensitive and thoughtful person than his public persona has suggested.”
In the chapter one preview, Eglinton recounts Hetfield’s birth in working-class Downey, California, to mother Cynthia, a light-opera singer, and father James, a truck driver with a small distribution operation. It traces Hetfield’s entire life, including his overcoming his parents’ divorce, his mother’s death, and his own battle with alcoholism. The Clrvynt website is offering a sneak peek at the introduction and first chapter of author Mark Eglinton’s So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield, billed as “the first biography of a living Metallica member.” According to publisher Lesser Gods, the book is an oral history that includes interviews with the other members of Metallica plus fellow metal musicians like Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Pantera’s Rex Brown, and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield will be published in book form and online April 11 and is available for pre-order now. But he is more than just a great and influential musician.

Jermaine Dupri announces SoSoSummer 17 tour

“This type of tour promotes the next generation of Young Stars and serves an audience that is often overlooked in the urban and pop music genres, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Ticket information and full itinery for the SSoSummer 17 tour is available on Livenation.com. The tour kicks off May 25 in Louisville, KY and continues through June 25 in Dallas, TX. Dupri’s father, Michael Mauldin, is the tour promoter. Season-one champion Miss Mulatto, and season-two winner Mani, will be featured on the SoSoSummer 17 tour, along with others from the show. Mulatto and Mani are signed to Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. “We are excited to be on the forefront of such a ground breaking youth & family oriented movement,” says Mauldin. Tour stops also include Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and New York City. Prince Williams/Getty ImagesJermaine Dupri is presenting artists from his Lifetime reality series, The Rap Game, on a summer tour.

Tory Lanez debuts “Anyway” video

The Canadian MC is now touring throughout Europe and will join Migos, and Kodak Black as opening acts on Future’s “Nobody Safe” tour kicking off May 4 in Memphis, TN. Frédéric Ragot/RedfernsToronto rapper Tory Lanez does it the French way in his new “Anyway” video. Lanez parties in Paris in the clip, which debuted Monday. The sexually explicit track, produced by C-Sick, is the latest release from The New Toronto mixtape Lanez dropped on January 1.

‘The Voice’ Recap: Battles begin with Alicia Keys winning a three-way battle to steal one of Blake’s artists

Gwen and Blake also stole artists. Each coach enlisted the help of a guest adviser during rehearsals: John Legend, for Adam Levine’s team; Luke Bryan, for Shelton’s team; Céline Dion, for Gwen Stefani’s team; and DJ Khaled, for Keys’ team. The key, according to Blake, was for each artist to give a performance the other coaches “can’t live without.” If they succeeded, he explained, neither one of them would go home. Gwen argued that she wanted the young singer from the beginning, praising her “spirit” and “talent.” After serenading Brennley — who turned 15 — with “Happy Birthday,” Adam insisted that he had “so many wonderful ideas” for what to do with musically with her. ET on NBC. Adam called the battle “a boxing match posing as a singing competition.” Based on his “gut’” Blake went with Casi, leading to a three-way battle for Ashley between the other coaches. Gwen touted her “newfound love for country,” adding that she could help her learn to “work the stage.” Alicia reminded the singer that Adam was the only coach that didn’t turn his chair for her during the blind auditions. Here are some of Monday’s highlights:
Teen Brennley Brown and Lauren Duski, representing Team Blake, faced off against each other on Little Big Town’s “Better Man.” The choice posed the biggest challenge for Brown, who has never been in a relationship, but Blake also noted that Lauren needed to “pour a little anger” in the song. Adam argued that he was the only one who stated that she had won the competition before Blake made his choice. The challenge for Quizz was reaching the notes he didn’t think he could hit. The evening culminated in Alicia Keys winning a three-way battle to steal one of Blake Shelton’s artists. The battles continue Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Blake, crowned Lauren the winner. That turned out to be the winning argument, as Ashley chose Alicia. Felicia, according to Alicia, sang with feeling, but needed to feel her “joy.” Alicia chose Quizz for his “innocence and vocal prowess.”
It wasn’t the end of the road for Felicia though, as Blake snatched her up, explaining that there is “no reason she can’t win this whole thing.”
Blake’s final pairing of the night was Ashley Levin and Casi Joy, dueling on Reba McEntire’s “How Blue.” Blake loved Ashley’s power, and Casi’s “classic country voice,” which he compared to Tammy Wynette. Brennley chose Team Gwen. However, Gwen and Adam fought to steal Brown. Trae Patton/NBCIt was the first night of the battle rounds on The Voice Monday night, as teammates went head-to-head for the right to advance to the next stage in the competition. Alicia’s second pairing of the night, Quizz Swanigan — the youngest artist ever in the competition at 13 years old — and Felicia Temple. They went head-to-head on “Titanium,” by David Guetta featuring Sia.

Kevin Ross reveals how Maxwell’s advice led to his success

“He told me to never do a song that I wouldn’t do 20 years from now,” Ross tells ChicagoPride.com. “There will never be another Stevie Wonder ever. The youth needs to hear something else too. “I don’t listen to comparisons,” he says. If there are hundreds of artists doing the same thing then why can’t I be a little left of center?”
Ross toured as an opening act for Maxwell and well as Ne-Yo, and he co-wrote the Trey Songz’ hit “Touchin, Lovin,” featuring Nicki Minaj, 
As a new Motown artist who writes, produces, sings and plays keyboards, Ross has been compared to a Motown legend, Stevie Wonder. Brown/Getty ImagesKevin Ross is riding the popularity of his hit single, “Long Song Away,” and he thanks Maxwell for some special songwriting advice. “I feel like we don’t have enough music that tells our generation that we are worth it, that they belong, and have a purpose. Frederick M. “I feel like we all have greatness within us so we have to reach that zenith,” Ross says. ”In this business everyone wants you to do trends because you are young. hopes his music provides inspiration for young people. I am just a little fragment to help contribute to that cause.” 
Ross is currently on tour with Ro James, and his debut CD The Awakening will be released March 24. You only get one of those every couple of hundred years.“
The singer from Washington, D.C. That is a gift that is one of a kind.