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How Sophie Encouraged Joe Jonas to Get His "S -- t Together" And Reunite With the Jonas Brothers. The Jonas Brothers reunion certainly didn't happen overnight. Nearly six years ago, the beloved boy band's Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas were arguing over everything from their tours and music videos to solo projects. "At some point [the band] go so dysfunction that we didn't even let in outside writers," Joe confessed to Harper's Bazaar. "We didn't have a producer. We didn't have a table. We were like, 'We're good with this.' Not to speak of memes, but it was like that dog and the burning house: 'This is fun.'" When the finally decided to break up in October 2013, the trio assumed the door would never reopen. "It was like, 'F--k this. And f--k you guys,'" recalled Joe. "'I'm going to go figure out what's next for me and this will never happen again.'" The middle brother moved on with the band DNCE. But he could not shake off the lingering pain from splitting from his brothers. "I couldn't even play one of our songs on stage with DNCE even just to nod to the past," he revealed. Enter now-wife Sophie Turner, who he began dating in 2016. With her help, he was able to mend his friendship with Nick and Kevin. "It encouraged me to see she had such a great relationship with her brothers," he told the magazine. "That was really a big thing for me to be able to look at, and say, 'I gotta get my s--t together.'" Since reconciling, the trio have released two singles, "Sucker" and "Cool," and have documented their journey in their new film, Chasing Happiness. They're set to drop a new album this month and head out on tour later this year. "It felt like the appetite was out there," Nick told the outlet. "That didn't mean it would be easy. I've been saying, over and over, 'I'm so glad it worked. By no means can we hang out and ride the wave. We're going to have to keep pushing. But this could have gone terribly wrong. We're grateful the pieces came together." As for Joe and the Game of Thrones actress, they wed in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony in May. "We had to do a legal marriage before we did a real big one," Joe added, noting their upcoming vows this summer in Europe. "It was either the courthouse, or our version, and I preferred our version," Joe says. "Friends, Elvis, and Ring Pops." As for us? We're just thankful we didn't have to wait until the year 3000 for new JoBros music! (Eonline)

Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett Rock the National Anthem Ahead of NBA Finals Game 3: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform the national anthem prior to Game Five at the Oracle Arena on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, Calif. Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Oakland's Oracle Arena was the place to be on Wednesday night, and Metallica's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were in the thick of it. The veteran rockers plugged in to perform a dueling-axes version of the National Anthem prior to tip off, with Hammett taking the lead. Hetfield and Hammett are Bay Area locals, and they brought some much needed grunt and muscle to the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who are banged up and played without injured superstars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and reserve center Kevon Looney. It's not the first time Metallica have warmed up a pro sports game. They're regulars at Warriors games, on the ice for NHL fixtures (they support San Jose Sharks) and they've rocked "The Star-Spangled Banner" for San Francisco Giants' contests at Oracle Park. The best-of-seven NBA Finals series was locked at one game apiece heading into Game 3. (Billboard)

Future Teases 'Save Me' Project. Future photographed on Feb. 26, 2017 at Photopia in Miami. Future will drop a new project on Friday (June 7). The ATLien announced plans for Save Me on Wednesday (June 5) via social media, sharing its gothic artwork. "Title: SAVE ME Artist: Future Hendrix Date of Release: June 7777777," Pluto wrote on Instagram. Future recently wiped his entire Instagram clean and has been vaguely teasing his next move. He also posted a clip of a visual to a somber track that looks to titled "Xanax Damage," which is just oozing with Hndrxx vibes. Future already notched his fifth consecutive No. 1 studio album with The Wizrd at the top of 2019, but the 35-year-old is no stranger to flooding the marketplace and returning with multiple projects in a calendar year. (Billboard)

Zedd Collaborator Matthew Koma Rips Producer as 'Toxic,' 'Abusive' and Just 'the Worst'. "Proud of you for finally speaking up," says Koma's fiance, Hilary Duff. This probably isn't the anniversary present Zedd was hoping for. Matthew Koma, who collaborated with the DJ/producer on the mega-singles "Spectrum" and "Clarity," used the 7-year-anniversary of "Spectrum's" release to put Zedd on blast for his alleged behavior in the time since. Koma -- who's currently engaged to Hilary Duff -- co-wrote both tracks, with his voice taking the lead in "Spectrum." After being asked by fans why the two didn't continue to work together after those hits, Koma posted a lengthy series of notes explaining their volatile relationship. "In response to years of: 'What happened with you & Zedd.' I want to finally be transparent about this...it's a really sad truth because I'm extremely proud of the work he and I did together...unfortunately my good feelings toward those songs have all but disappeared as they were experienced alongside someone to toxic and self-serving that it occupied the space where any happiness could exist," he wrote. Adding that it's not "that dramatic of a story," he boiled it down to: "Shitty people suck and when they're successful, people are afraid to blow the whistle." As he kept writing, Koma claimed the "blows" began with little things, with Zedd allegedly taking credit for writing the songs. "I wrote every word and melody," said Koma. He also claimed Zedd prevented him from being paid for singing on "Spectrum" until years later and delayed the release of his own music. The singer then alleged it was his idea to find a singer who "could really nail" the vocals in "Clarity." He added, "I wanted it to be great for him. He won a Grammy for it - I wasn't invited." "More or less, I was just brushed under the rug while he took all the credit," he continued, "which felt confusing because the millions of people who connected to 'Clarity' and those other songs, seemed to connect to the lyrics/emotion/melodies I had written. But he deemed his Kick Drum sound the driving force and left me out of all shared credit." Koma said his experiences weren't unique to just him. "For years I thought maybe it was me, but over time, I'd run into other people who worked with him - other writers/singers/producers/DJs/People on his own team ... and the sentiment was shared. He's the worst," he wrote. After applauding the many artists he's worked with who "treated me with mutual respect," he said "ego" and "success" are all too often a cause for disaster. "But for those always wondering why there was never more music from the two of us, it wasn't really my choice," he added. "Now, he has plenty of people to write his songs and produce his tracks and help him continue on his trajectory. But I rather work at Starbucks and clean the toilers than ever experience that abusive dynamic again. Toxicity doesn't breed happiness. Alexa, play 'Happy Now.' Actually, please don't." Zedd has yet to respond on social media and his reps weren't immediately available for comment. After his post went live, Duff also commented on Instagram, writing, "This is so important for people who love the music to know. Writers are taken advantage of, ignored, and mistreated. Proud of you for finally speaking up." Bebe Rexha also commented, "The unfortunate dark side of the music business" -- and actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse added, "Hell yes. Get the word out man. Can't get treated that way." (Too Fab)

Coming in at No. 2 just won't do when you're DJ Khaled. Multiple music sources told Page Six that the rapper and producer is fuming at his label after his ballyhooed new album, "Father of Asahd," failed to debut at the top of the charts. "He stormed into Epic with an entourage," a source said. And when projections showed his new record looked likely to come in second, "he was angry and yelling. He threw a temper tantrum," blaming the also-ran album placing on his label chiefs' not understanding streaming services and bundle deals. A second source, who also described how the disappointed DJ did not hold back his displeasure, added, "No. 2 won't do for Khaled. He was not happy when the album didn't debut at No. 1 .?.?. Not happy at all." An industry insider added: "He was furious. There was some nasty stuff said. Publicly, he's all about 'positivity,' but there is a mean side to him that people don't see .?.?. He overhyped the record and blew it up as his biggest album ever." Turns out it wasn't. "Father of Asahd" debuted behind LA rapper Tyler, the Creator's fifth studio album, "Igor" -- despite an aggressive PR push by Khaled's team that included a "Saturday Night Live" appearance and a Pepsi #Summergram kickoff event in New York. The album features guests Cardi B, Meek Mill and SZA. Another insider said Khaled went off when an estimated 100,000 downloads of his album that were sold through a bundle deal with an energy drink weren't included in his sales by Billboard. The source said, "Khaled was upset that his label wasn't fighting for him and fighting for those numbers to count, which could have propelled him to No. 1. They don't get it." Meanwhile, Sony, which owns Epic and also reps Tyler, "is happy regardless. Their artists were No. 1 and No. 2." A source close to Khaled insisted he's staying sanguine. "His album is almost gold and it's not even a month old." He's sticking to his positive mantra on social, writing, "Still celebrating the album that was the most streamed and digital sales .?.?. to the world." His rep didn't comment. (Page Six)

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