Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/14/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott (Metro News Source © 2012) -
On Sunday night, Usher will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey on her Next Chapter show. The OWN network released a teaser clip of the pre-taped interview in which Oprah asks Usher a number of candid questions about his ex-wife and his custody battle for their children, as well as about his relationship with his mother. The entire interview will air on Sunday, September 16 at 9 p.m. EST on OWN.
AC/DC will release AC/DC Live At River Plate, their first live album in 20 years, on November 20. The album was recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 during one of the largest shows from their successful Black Ice World Tour. The 19 tracks on the live album include “Back In Black,” “Thunderstruck,” “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Rock N Roll Train.” It will be available as a special three-disc red vinyl package as well as a two-CD package featuring multiple covers and a special 24-page booklet.
Mickey Hart is a wanted man. The former Grateful Dead drummer has been accused of assault that allegedly happened earlier this month after a show of his in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Hart’s accuser has contacted the police and is pressing charges, but details on the reported attack haven’t been made public. An arrest warrant for Hart has been issued, and the rocker’s reps say they’re investigating the matter.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are getting a little help from President Obama. The Boss’ single “We Take Care Of Our Own” enjoyed a hefty sales surge of +409% prompted by its use at the Democratic National Convention. The song immediately followed Obama’s speech on September 6th, which capped off the three-day event in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this month.
In addition to his skills as a guitarist, Eric Clapton apparently also has an eye for artwork. He intends to sell a painting at an auction on October 12th, and will likely get five-times what he paid for it. Clapton purchased Gerhard Richter’s “Abstraktes Bild (809-4)” in 2001. The abstract piece was part of a three-piece set he bought for three-point-four-million-dollars. But now Sotheby’s, which is handling the upcoming sale, is giving the painting an estimated value of 14-to-19-million-dollars.
Dave Grohl is making progress on his documentary about Sound City Studios. A number of iconic albums were recorded at the facility, including Nirvana‘s “Nevermind,” Fleetwood Mac‘s “Rumours,” Neil Young‘s “After the Gold Rush,” and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes.” He says that while he still has a lot of work to do on the movie, he’s hoping to have it finished this fall.
Frank Ocean will be the musical guest backed up by a mute John Mayer when “Saturday Night Live” kicks off its new season this weekend. “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 38th season opener. Ocean will be performing hits from his debut album “Channel Orange” which dropped earlier this year. He’ll be joined on stage by singer John Mayer, who will only be playing guitar and not singing. Mayer has been away from the stage since he underwent an operation to remove a granuloma from his vocal cords on August 27th.