Jared Leto to Participate in Entercom’s Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Special “I’m Listening”

Jared Leto is doing more than Listening

The 46-year-old part-Spanish American actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is part of the lineup for Entercom’s live, commercial-free broadcast special to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. Abrc gives you the different and best health suggestions for healthy life.

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Part of Entercom’s I’m Listening campaign, the September 9 broadcast will feature numerous music, film and sports luminaries like Leto.

The lineup includes Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Olympic gold medalist Michael PhelpsMike Shinoda of Linkin ParkAlessia CaraBebe RexhaCharlie PuthStone Temple PilotsStephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind and more.

Hosted by Seattle KISW-FM personality BJ Shea, the show will also feature clinical psychologist and NowMattersNow.org CEO Dr. Ursula Whiteside and Dr. Chris Nowinksi, co-founder and executive director of Concussion Legacy Foundation.

“In my forthcoming album The Pains of Growing, I touch on being lost and lonely and stuck inside my head,” said “Growing Pains” singer Cara. “I’ve recently dealt with anxiety – and understand what it was. I definitely want to reach as many people as I can, and will do so by partnering with Entercom and so many influential names connected to the cause. Hopefully, if I talk about mental health, it’ll help other people to talk about it… we’re all a lot more similar than we think we are.”

After Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington died in 2017, bandmate Shinoda released his first solo album, Post Traumaticabout the “journey out of grief and darkness.” Says Shinoda, “In most parts of the world, suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined. I hope that sharing my personal story, in music and conversation, helps open up the door to new discussions and awareness about mental health.”

The broadcast will air across Entercom stations nationwide on September 9 (at 7:00 am local time) and on live streams via the Radio.com app as part of National Suicide Prevention Week. The special will feature call-in opportunities as well as an interactive website for listeners to share their stories and seek resources. For more information about the I’m Listening campaign, visit their website here.

Last year, the broadcast featured HalseyLogic and iconic rock band Metallica, who spoke out about their experiences with mental illness and what fans can do to help themselves. The metal quartet spoke about how suicidal thinking can happen to anyone and how “talking about it is the most important thing.” Bassist Robert Trujillo reminded fans, “It’s not a sign of weakness to see a doctor when you are depressed.”

If you or someone you know is going through a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

Maná to Perform at Next Year’s Rock in Rio USA Festival

Maná is ready to rock Las Vegas…

The multiple Grammy– and Latin Grammy-winning Mexican rock group—consisting of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín and bassist Juan Calleros—will perform at next year’s Rock in Rio USA event.


The Latin music superstars, considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world, are the first Spanish-language artists to be announced for the first U.S. edition of the massive festival, to take place in Las Vegas over two weekends in May 2015.

“Maná is the perfect example of the strength of the Hispanic community in the United States and how culturally diverse the country is,” Rock in Rio founder Roberto Medina said in a release announcing the band’s inclusion in the lineup.

Maná is set to play on the festival main stage during Rock Weekend (May 8-9) joining No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park and Rise Against. Deftones, Sepultura and Coheed & Cambria have been announced for the City of Rock Sunset stage that weekend.

Taylor SwiftJohn Legend and Joss Stone are the headliners revealed so far for the following Pop Weekend.

Brazilian artists Leo Gandelman, Bossacucanova and Spokfrevo have been announced for the festival’s Rock Street Brazil, which will be animated by “charismatic characters of Brazilian culture,” according to the festival website. A Rock Street USA and Rock Street UK are also planned.

Maná, the world’s biggest-selling Latin rock band, played Rock in Rio Madrid in 2012.

Lovato to Be Part of MTV’s Music Documentary Series “The Ride”

Demi Lovato is about to enjoy a special ride

MTV has announced plans to roll out the music documentary series The Ride across its international networks, putting the spotlight on key moments in the careers of the likes of the 22-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress and rap star Snoop Dogg.

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After a first hour-long doc on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis aired in the U.K. in June, MTV Music will continue the series in Britain in October. Other international markets will start airing The Ride from September 26, said Viacom International Media Networks, the international channel arm of MTV parent Viacom.

MTV said the series, produced by Storyville Entertainment, gives fans “intimate access to some of the biggest names in music” and documents “the key moments in their careers, culminating in what they regard as their most transformative, breakthrough moment.”

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the show that it says is a chance for it of “harnessing MTV’s unparalleled access to the world’s biggest musical stars.” The series also continues its history of music documentaries.

It also mentionedLinkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Hudson and T.I. as upcoming subjects for the documentary strand. Further artists are expected to be announced later.

There aren’t any immediate plans to air the show on MTV in the U.S., a spokeswoman said.

Leto’s 30 Second to Mars to Launch Carnivores Tour with Linkin Park

He may be a newly minted Oscar winner… But Jared Leto is also a successful musician. And, he’s planning to take his show on the road.

The 42-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer, his brother Shannon and their 30 Seconds to Mars have revealed the details surrounding their upcoming Carnivores Tour.

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The band will co-headline several summer dates with Linkin Park and special guest act AFI, it was announced at a press conference in Hollywood on Tuesday, just days after Leto took home the Academy Award for best supporting actor.

The 25-date tour kicks off on August 8 in West Palm Beach, Florida, with stops in Tampa, Montreal, Chicago, Houston and Denver, among other North American cities. Carnivores stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 15 and wraps up on September 19 in Concord, California.

Live Nation announced that tickets will go on sale Friday. A minute-long trailer for the tour features a British narrator and assorted live scenes, paired with some of the bands’ more anthemic hits, including Linkin Park’s “Numb” and 30 Seconds to Mars’ “The Kill (Bury Me).”

Before the summer road trip with Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars will be heading out on a global tour that includes a concert in the Ukraine on March 12, after Leto referred to the conflicts there in his Oscar acceptance speech.

“To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say, we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight,” he said after collecting his statuette.

The tribute was missing from the delayed broadcast that aired on Russian television, but state-run television network Channel One said that it wasn’t responsible for cutting Leto’s speech.

Tribeca Film Festival Launches Music Film Challenge Using Blacc’s “Ticking Bomb” Track

Here’s your chance to create a special music video for one of Aloe Blacc’s songs.

The Tribeca Film Festival has launched a music film challenge, in which content creators and storytellers can create interactive music videos for songs by the 35-year-old Panamanian American singer, Ellie Goulding and Damon Albarn.

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The winning project for each artist will be screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place from April 16 to 27.

Starting Tuesday, participants can go to genero.tv/Tribeca to create a music video set to a song by one of the three artists, using Interlude‘s self-service interface Treehouse.

Filmmakers can select from Blacc’s “Ticking Bomb,” Albarn’s “Heavy Seas of Love” and Goulding’s “Dead in the Water.”

Submissions are due by March 27. A jury will then select finalists for each of the three songs, with the artists helping to select the winners.

The winning filmmakers will receive $10,000 each and a trip to attend the Tribeca Film Festival.

“New technologies are unlocking a world of storytelling opportunities for filmmakers to captivate, engage, and entertain audiences,” Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We are always looking for ways to introduce new technology to the filmmaking community at the Festival.”

Blacc, who provided vocals for Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” added: “I’m excited to see how ‘Ticking Bomb’ is interpreted by Genero‘s community of directors. Whilst the song is meant to shed light on an issue close to my heart, I’m interested to see how the song inspires and translates through Genero’s community. I’m definitely not expecting videos that offer a literal interpretation of the lyrics, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!”

Genero.tv connects musicians with a global community of more than 250,000 filmmakers, providing a platform for artists to find video directors.

The Genero community has created more than 5,000 videos, including official clips for Moby, M83, James Brown, Muse, John Mayer, Duran Duran, David Bowie, David Guetta, Passion Pit and Linkin Park.

The finalists’ films will be showcased during the Tribeca Online Festival and displayed throughout Festival venues and lounges via interactive kiosks.

Pitbull to Perform at the American Music Awards

Pitbull has joined the American Music Awards lineup, according to Billboard.

The 31-year-old Cuban American hip-hop heavyweight will perform on the ceremony’s 40th anniversary broadcast next month.


Pitbull, nominated for two American Music Awards, just a roster of just-added acts including country queen Carrie Underwood and pop star P!nk.

Previously announced performers at the all-star show include Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Linkin Park and Christina Aguilera, who has partnered with Pitbull on the new track “Feel This Moment” from his soon-to-be-released album, Global Warming.

This year’s ceremony will feature a new category, electronic dance music, as well as awards in genres including pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, alternative, adult contemporary, Latin and contemporary inspirational.

For the sixth year, winners will be decided by online fan voting. The show will air on ABC live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, November 18.