Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/4/12
Arch Music News Compiled by Jay Philpott
Rihanna let loose a Twitter tirade after arriving in Paris late Saturday. When she arrived at the Gare du Nore station in the French capital she found a crowd of eager fans waiting for her. As her bodyguards and the station’s security team struggled to keep the crowd at bay, she tried to leave the station. She later used a choice expletive while calling her French fans “insane” on Twitter. She followed up with, “FYI, if u push me, you WILL get pushed back!”
Earth, Wind, and Fire are among the acts who’ll be taking part in this week’s Democratic National Convention. The group will be part of a star-packed lineup slated to perform on Thursday, which is the final day of the three-day political event. Foo Fighters and Mary J. Blige have also been tapped to take part in the festivities, while Marc Anthony will be on hand to sing the national anthem. They’re joining James Taylor who had previously been announced for the convention.
Freddie Mercury is receiving a special tribute from “Angry Birds.” The game maker has unveiled a new animated clip featuring the late Queen singer as one of the birds. The short video features a mustached triangular yellow bird on a bicycle, who strikes fear in a pig on his path. The video is part of the annual “Freddie for a Day” event, which both commemorates the rocker’s birthday and raises money and awareness for The Mercury Phoenix Trust. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the AIDS charity. It was created by surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor along with Queen manager Jim Beach in conjunction with the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness. “Freddie for a Day” officially takes place on September 5th, which was Mercury’s birthday, and invites the public to honor Freddie by dressing as the flamboyant performer for the day.