Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/18/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson are telling their story in the new memoir “Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock and Roll”, which arrives in stores today.
It didn’t take long for the book “Clockwork Angels” to catch on with fans. The novel based on Rush‘s new CD was just released two weeks ago, and it’s already at number 18 on the “New York Times’” Best Sellers list. Rush drummer Neil Peart created the elaborate story behind the concept album, which he and science fiction writer Kevin J. Anderson put it down in book form.
Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” returns to stores today to mark the 25th anniversary of the album’s release. In addition to a standard reissue, “Bad 25″ is also being released as a deluxe reissue, featuring three CDs and a DVD of the 1988 Wembley Stadium concert Michael Jackson performed for Princess Diana and others.
“Live And Let Die” is getting the nod as the best James Bond theme song. The Paul McCartney and Wings 1973 hit served as the title track to the eighth film in the Bond franchise, which starred Roger Moore as agent double-oh-seven. The full list of The BBC’s List Of The Top Ten James Bond Theme Songs:
1. Live and Let Die: Paul McCartney and Wings, 1973
2. Nobody Does It Better: (The Spy Who Loved Me), Carly Simon, 1977
3. Goldfinger, Shirley Bassey, 1964
4. A View to a Kill: Duran Duran, 1985
5. Another Way to Die: (Quantum of Solace), Alicia Keys and Jack White, 2008
6. The World Is Not Enough: Garbage, 1999
7. Diamonds Are Forever: Shirley Bassey, 1971
8. You Only Live Twice: Nancy Sinatra, 1967
9. For Your Eyes Only: Sheena Easton, 1981
10. You Know My Name (Casino Royale), Chris Cornell, 2006
Jon Bon Jovi is getting credit for helping Big & Rich name their new album. The duo’s John Rich tells Billboard.com that the phrase “Hillbilly Jedi” came from a songwriting session with Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora. But the country star says JBJ played an even bigger role in the album naming process. Rich explains that when their label rejected the title for legal reasons, Bon Jovi called “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, and persuaded him to give Big & Rich permission to use the word “Jedi.” Big & Rich’s “Hillbilly Jedi” arrives in stores today.
New “American Idol” judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey may not be happy with having to share the spotlight. TMZ.com is reporting that the two were interrupting and talking over each other on their first day on the set together on Sunday. A source told the website that Minaj and Carey “just don’t like each other.” Carey, reportedly, has not been thrilled with the idea of having Minaj as a co-judge from the beginning. When she first signed on to do the show in July and discovered that the popular rapper was on the short list, she reportedly hung up the phone on producers upon hearing the news. Sources say Mariah claimed she was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judging panel.
After weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed by that Adele will be lending her voice to the latest installment of the James Bond series, “Skyfall.” “Total Film” confirmed the news, adding that the track will also be titled “Skyfall.” Adele is jumping into the project at an ideal time considering that the James Bond franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Rumors about her involvement began swirling when Adele was spotted visiting Abbey Road Studios. She will be following in the footsteps of musicians like Madonna, Tom Jones and Paul McCartney, all of whom have recorded the official theme song of a James Bond flick. “Skyfall” comes to theaters on November 9th.
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