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Ed Sheeran Album On The Way?

Famed singer Ed Sheeran hinted at new music on Instagram, which comes two years after his ‘x’ album in 2014. Many fans have been trying to decipher what his post means, though the indication is obvious that new music is on the horizon. When this album will release is anyone’s best guess, but we have a hunch that it’ll be sooner than later. What it also odd is this happened on Taylor Swift’s birthday, which may hint at another feature with both of them working on music collaboratively.

Ed changes his profile picture on all 3 social media handles to a shade of blue. This comes one year after a hiatus from the outlets, which caused an even bigger stir within the music community who so closely follows him. Amy Wadge who has worked with Sheeran on a number of projects hinted in an interview that his third LP will be releasing ‘very soon’ and will obviously make headlines and some top 200 charts. She also went on to say that he’s been preparing for this album for nearly a year.

Sheeran took a break from the music world last year when he concluded that he needed to utilize the time for family and other matters that have passed him by since his introduction to the limelight in 2012. Coming through on his promise, this tease comes one year after his hiatus and is an indication of great things to come, especially music. He is most known for his songs ‘Photograph’, ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and his duet with Taylor Swift ‘Everything Has Changed”.
For more news on this upcoming album release, make sure you’re keeping it locked to our site and social media handles, which are updated daily with new information about today’s hottest music trends, stories, and gossip.

Is There ANOTHER Rolling Stones Album On The Way?

Seeing as it’s been almost 11 years since we’ve seen a Rolling Stones album, it’s only fitting that after their most recent drop “Blue and Lonesome”, another album might be on the way. The first album which only featured covers of other songs has already bolted to, and may hold a spot at #1 in the U.K, as they’ve done multiple times throughout their career. Even more impressive was that Blue & Lonesome was recorded in just three days.

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With this one a week old, new information has suggested that the band is looking forward to Volume #2. Keith Richards tells The Guardian that the original album happened by accident, and the bulk of it was recorded in just two days. Also suggested was late keyboard player Ian Stewart was sending a message from above.

With new reports now suggesting that volume 2 is in the works, it leaves a lot up for discussion in terms of the material that may or may not be released. According to the band, they were also recording an entirely new album of material, which would conflict the reports of a second cover album to follow this one. In terms of rock ‘n roll, anything is possible, right?

It should also be noted that Mick Jagger just had his SEVENTH child — no word on if this will affect the band’s ability to create or finish an album.

For more information in regard to the Rolling Stones and the possibility of a new album, keep it locked here for the most recent updates as they become available to us.

Is a KISS Reunion Tour On The Horizon?

Is there a KISS reunion tour on the horizon? According to Ace Frehley, there is a slight possibility of it happening! Ace stated in an interview today that he is entertaining an idea that KISS could jump back on the reunion tour bus with him on it, however would be ‘fine’ if it didn’t happen. Other frontman Paul Stanley was only fuel to the fire of this news, as he was a guest feature on Ace’s solo album.

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He told an interviewer that the relationship between them was never as poor as it was made out to be, or perceived by the public eye. Throughout his founding of the band, Ace was in the band from 1973 to 1982, leaving and then returning over a decade later, only to leave again.

Ace tells his interviewer that while the band DOES have disagreements and things are often said, they’ve always been friends with him, just like he’s always been a friend to them. Adding into the fact that there were times in which the members didn’t talk, they can’t overlook the fact that they created something that above all else, withstood the ultimate test of time.

“Rumors are rumors” he says and that he ‘hasn’t been contacted’ If it could be done in a way that would end the career of KISS as a whole in a great way, he’d like to do it.

“Those guys run the show these days. I’m doing my thing and they’re doing their thing. If it happens it would be great. If it doesn’t I’ll be fine and they’ll be fine”, he says.

What do you think? Would you like to see KISS reunite one more time? What would you do if you were able to see them one last time?!

Kanye West RELEASED From Hospital

After a mental breakdown, tons of criticism from his fans and non-fans alike, Kanye West has finally left the hospital, and returned back to his home. Departing from the UCLA Medical Center, ‘Ye left the hospital accompanied by his wife Kim Kardashian. According to recent reports, Kanye will still be under the watchful eye of his physician Michael Farzam, who was the one to call 911 and have West admitted into the hospital. Kanye will be spending this time with his children, family and wife.

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There seems to be a ton on the plate of West, who recently cancelled shows for his Saint Pablo Tour indefinitely, as well as a recent album release, and the anniversary of the death of his mother. Additionally, working closely with Adidas, Kanye and their team have been hard at work designing new forms of the Yeezy Boost 350 and 750, which are selling for upwards of $2,000 on secondary markets.

While it’s unclear as to what is the exact cause of Kanye’s original breakdown, there is a clearly a lot of stress on the artist within the past six months. It’s not unheard of to go through hard times and while his departure from the hospital points to good things, there is likely much more time to be spent recovering from this incident than many have speculated.

Our thoughts are with the West/Kardashian family.

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RATT Goes ‘Round & Round’ In Their Latest Lawsuit

Famous 80’s hair metal band Ratt has had two members going ‘round and round’ for some time now, in a lawsuit that has just recently seen it’s end. Former drummer Bobby Blotzer staked a claim against bassist Juan Croucier, saying that he used the RATT name to promote his other band, which is trademark infringement. According to other reports however, Croucier was still a part of the partnership that owned the RATT name, along with his former drummer, and the rest of the band.

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Oddly enough, a few members of the band attempted to transfer the name to another entity in 1997, but this was ruled invalid, meaning by technicality, Croucier was still a member of the partnership that owned the name, and was legally allowed to use the name in his new band’s name.

The last twist of the story includes the other members of the band stating that Blotzer was now officially out of the band, and could only use the words ‘Former member of RATT’ when referring to himself in another music situation.

RATT was famous for their songs ‘Round and Round’, ‘Slip Of The Lip’,  ‘Lay It Down’, ‘Wanted Man’, and many more — ‘Round and Round’ peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200.

An Arrest Has Been Made In The Death Of 3 Doors Down Guitarist

Following a tragic death, an arrest has finally been made in the death of 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts. Roberts, just 38 when he died, died from a prescription drug overdose in a hotel just outside of Milwaukee. Roberts served as the lead guitarist of the band from their inception in 1996 until 2012 when he left the band for health reasons.

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During his departure, Roberts stated that this was due to performing near 300 dates per year, and the band having exacerbated health and circulation issues that he was currently dealing with. He continued to mention that the band would always hold a special place in his heart, but needed to take this time off for his own health.

Police have now made the arrest of a doctor who was reportedly in connection with Roberts prior to his death. The alleged physician is believed to be from Alabama, a ways away from where his death was confirmed in West Bend, Wisc. Illegal drug distribution has been the primary charge in the case. Throughout his time as physician, Snellgrove (the accused) prescribed Roberts 5 different controlled substances in the names of different individuals, but (police) also have stated that the intended recipient of the drugs were all for Roberts.

As the story unfolds, keep it locked to Hits Radio for more information about this breaking news. To take a load off, make sure to head over to our radio section and flip on your favorite station, boast 100’s of top hits, classic jams, and much more.  

The Day a Record Label Cliché was Ruled Out

Have you ever been to a record store selling used and promotional copies? You’ll see many CD’s reading “For promotional use only – no reselling”. You probably had to think twice whether to buy a copy or not, wondering if it could be some sort of illegal sale. If you have ever bought a “Promo” CD before, you can rest assured that the FBI is not going to show up at your door and arrest you while your neighbors look on in horror.

Just recently, a higher court in San Francisco ruled that buying and selling of promo records is not in any way copyright infringement. Promo records are copies that are distributed by record labels, mostly to radio stations and some music critics, before the actual release date.

It was a big name in the music industry, Universal Music Group, that sued a California resident, Troy Augusto, about 4 years ago. The record label sued Augusto for allegedly reselling their promo CD on eBay. Similar actions would have been taken had the case favored UMG. Prior to suing Augusto, UMG’s standard practice was to send notifications to eBay with the objective of stopping the auctions. In court, Mr. Augusto firmly argued that he has the rights to sell the copies because he owns them, and stated that the First Sale Doctrine is applicable in his case.

…if you own a book or recording which you legally acquired, you retain the right to do whatever you want with it.

The First Sale Doctrine dictates that if you own a book or recording which you legally acquired, you retain the right to do whatever you want with it. You can give it to a friend, have the library keep it, or sell it to a record store. This rule makes borrowing a book from library possible. Thus, it annoys publishers and music labels as their profitability opportunity is impacted.

The Supreme Court originally ruled when this doctrine was codified that anyone who has bought anything in these categories are given the full ownership as long as the products is not being copied or reproduced. This case clearly showed that there is a distinction between copyright sale and sale of copy, so buy with confidence!

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