Arch MUSIC NEWS for 9/24/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is headed to rehab in the wake of a severe, on-stage meltdown he had during a music festival over the weekend. He was apparently enraged that the band’s set had been cut from 45 to 25 minutes to give extra time to Justin Bieber or Usher, and he stopped the band’s set by unleashing a rant of more than 24 expletives in 100 seconds. The video has gone viral and here’s a warning…when you watch it be aware that it contains lots of foul language (24 F-bombs and 2 -s-bombs). The band’s set wasn’t actually cut by promoters, and in the aftermath, both Billie Joe and the band have apologized.
Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora is offering an apology of sorts to Green Day. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong recently said performing with Sambora’s group was the worst concert experience he’s ever had. Sambora tells “Rolling Stone” he’s sorry that Armstrong had such a bad experience, but adds that he’s not sure what the Green Day singer is talking about. The guitarist admits he has no recollection of Green Day ever opening for Bon Jovi, but admits he might have been “incapacitated” at the time. He adds that despite Green Day’s bad experience, he still wants to support up-and-coming acts by bringing them on the road with Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi has some new music on the way. The group has their next album ready for release next spring. The new studio effort will be the group’s follow up to their 2009 disc “The Circle.” They’re also contributing two songs to the upcoming film “Stand Up Guys,” starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.
It appears the late Michael Jackson may have had a pro-life stance in the abortion debate. On a song featured on the recently released “Bad 25″ reissue, Jackson addresses the subject with lyrics like, “Think about life, I’d like to have my child.”
The track, called “Song Groove (AKA Abortion Papers),” goes on to question a woman’s decision to have an abortion by repeatedly asking “What about love?” “Song Groove (Abortion Papers)” is a bonus track on Jackson’s “Bad 25″ album. The album was released last week to celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Jackson’s hit 1987 album “Bad.”
Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page says the upcoming release of the concert film “Celebration Day” wasn’t something that was pre-planned. “Celebration Day” documents Led Zeppelin’s critically acclaimed headlining performance at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007. ”Celebration Day” will receive a big screen presentation at participating theaters on October 17th, following several premiere events throughout the world. The movie will then be released in a variety of audio and video formats on November 19th.
For Lady Gaga, fame has its price. After some unflattering photos of the pop star went viral last week, the singer has been speaking out about her recent weight gain. According to “Radar Online,” executives at Gaga’s Universal record label, have asked her to drop the pounds after having to order new costumes for the rest of her tour. The news reportedly came from a source close to Gaga who vouched for the singer’s large appetite for Italian food. On Saturday, Gaga took to Twitter to thank her legions of fans for supporting her and knowing the real meaning of beauty. Still, things aren’t so bad for the pop star. Gaga sent out another tweet on Saturday announcing that her newly launched perfume FAME has sold a record-breaking six million bottles in its first week out. That makes FAME the 2nd fastest-selling fragrance ever after Coco Chanel.
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