Arch Music News 7-13-12
After two seasons, Steven Tyler is leaving American Idol. Tyler released a statement Thursday announcing his plans to exit the Fox singing competition in a way only Steven Tyler can. He wrote, “After some long hard thoughts, I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit.” He added, “I strayed from my first love AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.” Tyler says the next few years are going to be dedicated to what he called “the ultimate in auditory takeover” while announcing the band’s plans to release their new album, “Music from Another Dimension” on November 6th.
Jennifer Lopez is not doing much to shut down the rumors that she won’t be back on “American Idol.” The singer-actress and “Idol” judge told NBC’s “Today” show Thursday that it’s a heartbreaking decision but one she’ll have to make soon.
So, who might be next as a judge?
Mariah Carey‘s name is cropping up among the list of potential judges under consideration to take a seat at the “American Idol” table. It’s possible that Randy Jackson may be exiting the show and is trying to get Mariah in one of the judge’s seats.
It looks like the peppermint candy-theme bra Katy Perry wears in her “California Dreams” tour may have to go. Multiple insurance companies have requested that Perry get rid of the bra because of potential injuries. Apparently, her hair sometimes gets caught in the bra’s spinning wheels. Insurers are concerned about possible strains on her neck and want Katy to stop wearing the stunt bra.
Madonna is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit over 1990 hit “Vogue.” A record company called VMG Salsoul claims Madonna never paid them for sampling horns and strings from Salsoul Orchestra’s 1977 dance track, “Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love it). According the lawsuit, Madonna has been illegally profiting from “Vogue” for 22-years. They also say it took them so long to discover the alleged infringement because the sampling is hard to detect in the song’s original state. However, with technology advances, they were able to isolate the music and pick up on certain sounds. Madonna’s camp has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
The members of Fleetwood Mac are reuniting for another tour. Stevie Nicks confirmed the rumors on “CBS This Morning” Thursday saying the band will reunite next year and all of the members of the band’s classic lineup will be on board except one. Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood will perform, but Christine McVie will not – she officially left the band in 1998.