Arch Music News 7-10-12
Slash will have some famous friends with him for his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony today. Charlie Sheen is scheduled to speak at the event, along with famed film producer Robert Evans. The former Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist will have his star located right in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard.
Steven Tyler might not be returning to “American Idol” next year. The show doesn’t have a signed contract for the 2013 season with Tyler or his fellow “Idol” judges Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, and producers are exploring their options. They’re reportedly looking into bringing Adam Lambert, who’s been performing with Queen this summer, or pop singers Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus on board.
About those Super Bowl halftime rumors linked to Van Halen: David Lee Roth says the band would accept “in a New York minute.” There’s only one thing that stands in the way of them accepting the gig however, and that’s the simple fact that they haven’t been asked. Roth has addressed the rumors in an open letter posted on the Van Halen News Desk fansite.
Ted Nugent‘s drummer will be facing the music next month in conjunction with his arrest over the weekend. Mick Brown (a former member of 80’s rockers Dokken) is scheduled to appear in court on August 15th to address charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving to endanger, theft, and assault. According to police, Brown stole a golf cart after the band’s show Sunday night, and drove it while he was drunk.
Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews are making plans for this year’s Farm Aid. The 2012 concert will take place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 22nd. Ticket pre-sales for Farm Aid members start Tuesday, while the general public can begin purchasing tickets this Friday. Tickets range in price from 37-dollars-75-cents to 101-dollars-75-cents, which includes fees. Nelson, Mellencamp, Young, and Matthews are among the first confirmed performers for the show.
The members of Chumbawamba (most famous in the USA for their ’97 hit “Tubthumping”) say it’s time for them to “hang up our guitars, trumpets and football rattles.” The political British pop-punk band has announced in a lengthy website post that they’ll be marking their 30th anniversary by wrapping up their career.