Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/11/12
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A weird weekend for Miley Cyrus – is she the “new Britney Spears” or the ”new Lindsay Lohan?” First, she was the center of the story about an intruder caught in her home and now is reportedly named in a police report connecting her to criminal battery allegations. The nightclub drama occurred Saturday night when a man claims Miley’s fiancé, actor Liam Hemsworth got in his face when he and his friends accidentally bumped Liam’s chair inside Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel. The alleged victim claims Miley then jumped in between them to break up the exchange, pushing him and striking him in the face. A witness who claims to have seen the argument denies that Cyrus hit the man.
Sheryl Crow defended her ex-fiancé Lance Armstrong, who recently gave up his Tour de France titles after facing scrutiny over doping charges. She appeared on the debut episode of Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show “Katie” and commented on Armstrong’s decision to give up his athletic accolades. She said she still cares for Armstrong and despite everything still greatly admires him for the “unsurmountable” work he has done for cancer awareness with his “Livestrong” campaign. Crow also spoke out on the benign brain tumor she recently discovered. She said although it’s not life-threatening, discovering it was a sobering moment for her as a mother. Viewers in St. Louis did not see the program, since the station carrying “Katie” isn’t debuting the program until today.
They may not have a wedding date set, but Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger‘s other collaboration should be out soon. The recently-engaged couple started dating after the Nickelback frontman joined Lavigne in the studio to work on her follow-up to last year’s “Goodbye Lullaby,” and now Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid says the new record could be out as early as the end of this year.
Gwen Stefani has built a name for herself in music and fashion but for the singer, it’s her marriage with musician Gavin Rossdale that’s the icing on the cake. The singer tells “Marie Claire” that her relationship with Rossdale is her “biggest accomplishment.” Stefani and Rossdale have been married for ten years and will be celebrating their anniversary on September 14th. She says they are as happy as they’ve ever been. Gwen also reveals that though she wanted to add to her family with a third child, “it didn’t really work out.” Stefani says she is happy with what she has in her two little boys, six-year-old Kingston and four-year-old Zuma.
With her family life going strong, Stefani is looking forward to the release of No Doubt‘s latest album “Push and Shove,” which will be released on September 25th.
Pink has kicked herself in gear to take off her baby weight. She told “People” about how she managed to drop the pounds after giving birth to her daughter, taking a light-hearted approach to losing the 55 pounds she gained while pregnant. She adds however that maintaining her body is especially important as a performer who is known for her active concert routines and that when she initially started to work off the extra pounds, she had to make time for two workouts per day. These days, Pink is content with hour and a half workouts five times per week. She also adds that she is realistic about her diet and doesn’t try too hard to stick to it everyday. Pink’s new album “The Truth About Love” will be out September 18th.
Things may not be over for Katy Perry and John Mayer just yet. “People” reports the pair was spotted in Las Vegas early Sunday morning after spending the night with a group of friends at the well-known strip club Spearmint Rhino. The magazine’s website also says Perry and Mayer had checked into the Wynn Hotel earlier in the evening and that Mayer was seen on Friday having dinner with two friends at The Palms Hotel. The group apparently stayed at the strip club until 5 a.m., according to onlookers.
Dee Snider is clarifying his objection to Paul Ryan’s use of Twisted Sister‘s “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” He recently blasted the Republican vice presidential hopeful for using the band’s hit at a campaign event. As a guest on the new Current TV show, “Joy Beher: Say Anything,” Snider again acknowledged that there is “practically nothing” Ryan stands for that he supports. But he also explained that he hasn’t banned Ryan from using the song, he’s just “denounced” it. Dee said everyone is welcome to use the song, explaining that it’s become “an anthem” for anybody who has something to rebel against. Dee added that other Republicans and even Tea Party candidates have played “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at events.
But Snider also admitted he isn’t a big fan of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Dee explained that he thinks Romney is just telling the people what they want to hear in order to win over voters, and doesn’t really believe what he’s saying. Regarding his own political views, Snider described himself as a “mugwump” — someone who doesn’t follow any particular party line, but votes for the individual they think is the best person for the office.
The man who helped The Beatles create their studio sound is now telling his story. The documentary “Produced By George Martin,” which arrives in stores today, offers a personal glimpse into the life and background of the famed producer from the man himself. Martin, who turned 86 this year, recalls his childhood, life during World War Two, and his formal music education, which led to his career in the recording industry. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Rolf Harris, and other artists who worked with Martin also share their insights and memories of working with George, while other famous producers including Rick Rubin and T. Bone Burnett also add to the film. “Produced By George Martin” originally aired on the BBC last year. But the new documentary includes nearly an hour of additional footage not included in the original British broadcast.
The Rolling Stones are helping to provide the soundtrack to this fall’s “Monday Night Football” games. Last night ESPN launched its new “Legends To Legends” feature, in which the network is incorporating different Stones tracks into the sports broadcast. A total of 16 Stones songs will be included over the course of the NFL’s 2012-2013 season, with a mix of hits and lesser-known tracks getting the spotlight. Last night’s offerings included snippets of “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “One Hit (To The Body)” serving as bumper music into commercial breaks during the season premiere “Monday Night Football” double header.