Kelly Clarkson’s New Video Has An Impressive Pedigree

Kelly Clarkson doesn’t always pull the diva card, but she gets what she wants. And when she wanted a memorable clip for the first single from her new album, she got one – by scoring legendary director Dave Meyers to direct.

If his colorful style looks familiar, you might know him as the director of Kendrick Lamar‘s Humble video.

In fact, Dave Meyers is responsible for some of the most iconic videos of the past 20 years!
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Nashville Says Goodbye To Troy Gentry

Last Friday was a tough day for the country music community. Not only did we get the sad news of the passing of Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, but then we found out Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash. This week, Nashville said goodbye to Troy in a celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry. You can watch the service here. I’ve started the video where the service begins, but if you want to see some cool personal videos of Troy, go back to the beginning.

I didn’t know Troy well, but I did get the opportunity to meet him several times over the years. He was just a genuine and nice person, and obviously talented as well. He will be missed by us all, and we continue to send love to his family, to Eddie Montgomery, and to all who knew and loved him.

Grab Your Sunga Gatos! It’s Time To Rock In Rio.

Live x Live has got your ticket to one of the hottest music festivals in the world.

Click here for a live stream with a view that definitely beats the angle you would get standing 100 rows back behind the hairy shirtless guy.

You’ll see Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more!

Just check the lineup, hit the live stream and drink up the music like a Brazilian avocado smoothie.

*One catch, gotta do the double cheek kiss all weekend long…because Rio.

Click here for the complete lineup

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She’s Gonna Miss Him Like A Child Misses Her Blanket…

True Love: still dead.

One of the longest-lasting marriages in the music world, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, announced on Thursday that they’re separating.

Bummer, right? They married in January 2009, but they’ve been together since 2004, and have a 4-year-old son named Axl.

Just last year, Josh shared the secret to their marital success with Entertainment Tonight, saying “You know, we still really really like each other. That’s important.

But now it seems like maybe they like each other a little less.

The couple’s joint statement reads:

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year. To give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”

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The good news? Fergie’s new album is probably full of awesome breakup tracks. Listen to her new songs on Slacker’s New Pop Now station!

Psst. Charli XCX, Work A Deal With Funko Pop! So We Can Collect All The Boys In “Boys”. Plz/Thx.

Source: ET

Charli XCX is back with a self-directed video starring a musical montage of males.

Did she turn the tables to objectify the guys or was she pointing out that women as viewers can be equally just as lecherous? Perhaps both.

The all star cast includes Khalid, Mark Ronson, Joey Bada$$, Brendan Urie, Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, Stormzy, Swet Shop Boys, Jack Antonoff, Ty Dolla $ign, Chromeo, Charlie Puth and I’ll let you figure out the other 50+ because that is half the fun.

More importantly, if she does work a deal with Funko Pop! so you can collect them all, do you take them out of the box??

I might.

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The New Stranger Things Trailer Lures You Back To The Upside Down With Dragon’s Lair And Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Source: The Verge

Are you ready to head back to Hawkins, Indiana?? ME TOO.

The Netflix hit show debuted a new trailer at ComiCon to prepare you for season 2.

That’s when we will hop back on our bikes along with our favorite 12yr olds and battle whatever Hawkins Laboratory has up its lab coat sleeve.

Season 2 will premiere Oct. 27th. Until then, watch out for demogorgons living in your walls and listen to Parker’s Slacker 20: Stranger Things.

Ps – Come back Barb.

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We did a thing… a Nashville thing.

We made a little change on the Slacker country side. Nothing huge, nothing that will really affect you at all, but just a little tidying up.

We changed the name of our New Country Now station to Nashville Now. And here’s why:

Until today, we had one station called New Country, and one station called New Country Now. They’re very different stations, but how could you know that? It’s so confusing.

New Country plays the latest songs from your favorite Country artists like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, etc. That’s not going to change, and the name of that station makes perfect sense as it is.

Nashville Now plays the brand new releases from your favorite Country stars, but also new artists you’re maybe not so familiar with. Maybe they just got their first record deal. Maybe they don’t have a record deal at all yet, but an alert Slacker fan pointed us in their direction, and they’re awesome enough we think you should hear them, too. Maybe I wandered into a bar in Nashville and heard them playing and thought, “Man, Slacker listeners would dig this!” Chances are, it’s stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. This is what this station has always been, and now it has a new name to differentiate it from our New Country station. Get it?

So. Take your pick — listen to New Country here or Nashville Now here, or check out your My Favorites Mashup station for songs you’ve hit that heart button on and other stuff like it. It’s your radio world. We just live in it. 🙂

Rihanna Moonlights As A Magical Substitute Teacher For A Deserving Class In Malawi.


Source: Uproxx

You’d never know the challenges these kids face in and out of school by their big smiles but that’s what happens when Rihanna walks in a room. She traveled to Malawi, one of Africa’s poorest countries, to learn about the hurdles these children face.

“Joined by Former Australian Prime Minister and Board Chair of the GPE Julia Gillard and Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. She is calling on fans from all across the globe to help by donating to the Global Partnership for Education’s efforts. The organization’s goal is to raise $3.1 billion to help bring quality education to over 870 million children in 89 countries between 2018 and 2020.”

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