Arch Music News 5-29-12
Bob Dylan will be in Washington, DC today to receive a special honor. The legendary folk-rocker is among this year’s recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award acknowledges the recipients’ lasting contributions to American life and culture.
Elvis Presley‘s initial resting place following his death 35 years ago is among the items going up for bid at next month’s “Music Icons and Sports Legends” auction. You’ll need to drop quite a bit of cash to take advantage of this “opportunity.” The crypt’s starting price is set at 100-thousand-dollars. Julien’s “Music Icons and Sports Legends” auction will take place in Beverly Hills, California on June 23rd and 24th. The Elvis crypt is scheduled for the first day of the sale. The crypt is at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. The remains of both Elvis and his mother, Gladys, were held at the crypt following the rock legend’s death in 1977 until Elvis’ dad, Vernon, received permission to bury his wife and famous son at Graceland mansion.
One Red Hot Chili Peppers fan thinks he’s found the band’s bridge. “Vulture” reporter and Los Angeles native Mark Haskell says he used clues from frontman Anthony Kiedis’ memoir and various interviews to pinpoint the walkway that inspired the band’s classic hit “Under the Bridge.” Now, he believes the bridge Kiedis is singing about is most likely a small pedestrian tunnel underneath Wilshire Boulevard in L.A.’s MacArthur Park. The area was a major drug spot in the late 1980s, and Kiedis has previously said “Under the Bridge” is about a rock-bottom period in his life.
Lady Gaga won’t be taking the stage in Indonesia next weekend. She’s canceled her concert in Jakarta for June 3rd out of fear for her own safety and the safety of the 52-thousand “Little Monster” fans who bought tickets to the show. Islamic groups in the country had been protesting Gaga’s “vulgar” style, and national police had refused to give the singer a permit because of the security concerns.
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