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Charlie Sheen Releases 'Winning' Single with Snoop Dogg
Now that his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour has wrapped up, Charlie Sheen has at long last released "Winning," his single with Snoop Dogg. The track features two playful Snoop verses and synth-driven hook, as well as a well-placed tiger growl. Listen to it here (via NY Mag):
Bruno Mars Responds to Tyler, the Creator Dis
Bruno Mars has issued a response to Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator, who threatens to "stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus" in his "Goblin" single, "Yonkers." "[Tyler] has to wait in line if he wants to stab me," the "Grenade" singer says. "[Tyler's] definitely not the first guy that's said something like that to me and he's not going to be the last… That's what common' up is. You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way." ( Spin)
Arcade Fire Announces 'Suburbs' Deluxe Edition
Arcade Fire has announced that third album "The Suburbs," which won the Album of the Year award at the Grammys last February, will be re-released as a deluxe edition on Aug. 2. The CD/DVD package will feature Spike Jonze's "Scenes from the Suburbs" short film and previously unreleased tracks "Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues," the latter of which features David Byrne.
Adele's Ex-Boyfriend Asking for Royalties
An ex-boyfriend of Adele is arguing that the British singer owes him money for helping inspire the content of her debut album, "19." "He really thought he'd had some input into the creative process by being a prick," the singer told The Sun. ( Fader)
Aventura's Romeo Santos Releases Debut Single
Aventura singer Romeo Santos issued "You," his debut solo single, on Monday (May 9). The bachata is the first taste of "Formula," his forthcoming debut album.
Shania Twain's TV Series Sees Strong Debut
"Why Not? with Shania Twain," the country singer's new reality show on OWN, debuted to strong ratings on Sunday (May 8), with a 0.8 rating among women 25-54. "Why Not?" is the network's highest-rated debut since OWN premiered last January. ( THR)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)