Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/12/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott and Metro Networks © 2012
Cee Lo Green is developing a sitcom with NBC, the home of his current TV gig on The Voice. Cee Lo’s Emerald Productions has inked a deal to develop and produce new projects, including a potential sitcom based on his life.
Bobby Brown is planning to return to television in a project with BET that would revolve around his life and businesses. Details about the show have not yet been released, but the show will be executive produced by James DuBose, the reality TV producer behind the attempted comeback of former football star Michael Vick. Brown is currently on tour with the reunited New Edition and has been reported to have checked himself into rehab for about three weeks last month.
Cheap Trick‘s Bun E. Carlos admits it was “a real shock” to learn that his bandmates had recorded a song for the new “A Very Special Christmas” album without him. He doesn’t say whether he plans to launch a lawsuit to block the release of the song, but his rep says legal action in the matter is “possible.”
“A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary” is slated for release on October 16th. The holiday compilation album is also expected to feature Train, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Christina Aguilera, and others. The annual project raises money for Special Olympics.
How much are your favorite rock stars worth? A few weeks ago that question was answered with figures on the net worth of drummers, now it’s the singers: Paul McCartney tops the CelebrityNetWorth.com list of “The 50 Richest Lead Singers in the World” with $800 million dollars. U2‘s Bono has second place with a net worth of $600 million. Jimmy Buffett follows in third place with $400 million. Elton John, with an estimated wealth of $320 million, and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who’s said to be worth $305 million, round out the top five. The rest of the top ten: Sting ($300 million) is #6, Phil Collins is seventh with $250 million. Dave Matthews and Prince are tied with $250 million and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl completes the top ten with $225 million. CelebrityNetWorth.com based its rankings on available public figures covering record sales, publishing royalties, endorsements, real estate, and other income sources.