Music in the News – Oct. 15, 2013

Justin Timberlake Montreal concert postponed

Justin Timberlake’s Montreal fans will have to wait until next summer to see the superstar, as his concerts scheduled for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Bell Centre have been postponed. The “20/20 Experience World Tour” was set to debut in Montreal, but a rehearsal extension is said to be the cause for the delay. The tour’s third show scheduled for Nov. 4 in Boston has also been pushed back. The “20/20 Experience World Tour” will now debut in New York on Nov. 6. The new dates are July 25 and 26 for the Montreal shows, which might give enough time to save up for the $197 red-zone tickets. If you’ve already bought your tickets but can’t make the new dates, refunds are available at point of purchase.


Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 tracklist revealed

Eminem’s much anticipated eighth studio album will be comprised of 15 songs and a skit, including the already released “Berzerk.” Fans can expect collaborations from Skylar Grey and Kendrick Lamar, while Rihanna will lend vocals on a song called “The Monster.” Also, the band fun.’s lead vocalist, Nate Ruess, will appear on a song called “Headlights.” The album is being released on Nov. 5.

Track list:

“Bad Guy”
“Parking Lot (Skit)”
“Rhyme or Reason”
“So Much Better”
“Asshole” featuring Skylar Grey
“Rap God”
“Stronger Than I Was”
“Monster” featuring Rihanna
“So Far . . .”
“Love Game” featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Headlights” featuring Nate Ruess
“Evil Twin”


Lorde’s single “Royals” racist?

By now, you’ve probably heard the breakthrough song called “Royals” by New Zealand native, Lorde. The song’s lyrics discuss consumerism and wealth, and describe Lorde’s view of music today. In addition to that, according to feminist blogger Veronica Bayetti Flores, the lyrics are also racist. “We all know who she’s thinking when we’re talking gold teeth, Cristal and Maybachs. So why shit on black folks?” the blogger wrote in a commentary about the song.   Her comments have received a lot of backlash on social media, though Flores sticks by her words, telling CNN she took offense to “a critique of excessive consumption to a genre both created and currently dominated by Black Americans.” Lorde’s reps have not yet released a statement.


Do Americans prefer Nickelback or Congress?

The results are in for a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, and it’s not looking good for Congress. It turns out that Americans actually like Canadian rock band Nickelback more, which is great news as the band, usually considered to be the “worst band ever,” is releasing a greatest hits album titled The Best of Nickelback Volume 1 on Nov. 19.




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