Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/4/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The full version of Adele‘s theme for the new James Bond movie will be premiering at 0:07 in London, or double-oh-seven, on October 5th. In the U.S., that means the track will make its debut at 7:07 p.m. Eastern time (6:07pm in St. Louis). This Friday, October 5th also marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. “Skyfall,” starring Daniel Craig comes to U.S. theaters on November 9th.
Britney Spears may be showing her tough side on the judges’ panel on “The X Factor,” but she might not have as much say when it comes to her personal life. According to a new report from “Radar Online,” the pop star’s conservatorship under father Jamie Spears and fiancé Jason Trawick has her on a tight leash. Not only do they have the legal power to make her financial and personal decisions, Radar says they also keep her cell phone and Internet use “restricted and heavily monitored.” An insider tells the website they’re keeping closer tabs on her communication because the restraining order against Britney’s ex-manager Sam Lutfi has expired.
Taylor Swift now has two songs in the top five on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. Billboard.com says “Begin Again” is bumping Psy’s “Gangnam Style” out of the top spot, and debuting at number one on the list with first-week sales of 299-thousand. Meanwhile, Taylor’s hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is still riding high on the chart. The 169-thousand in sales reflects a 14-percent drop from the previous week, but is still strong enough to put the track at number five. Both songs are from Swift’s upcoming album, “Red,” which will be in stores on October 22nd.
Rush, Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Deep Purple are finally getting a shot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The groups are among the nominees for the Class of 2013. They’re among 15 acts that are in the running for the honor. Billboard.com says other first-time hopefuls include Procol Harum, the Marvelettes, and blues great Albert King, as well as rap pioneers Public Enemy and N.W.A., Randy Newman, Kraftwerk, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band are getting their second chance at induction. The late Donna Summer is also up for consideration again, marking her fifth Rock Hall ballot appearance, while Chic has been bypassed six times before. Artists become eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their debut recording. And for the first time, the fans will have a say as to who makes it in. Voting will be open at RollingStone.com from now until December 5th, with the top five acts making up a so called “fan’s ballot” that will be included among the more than 600 ballots sent out to artists, historians, and music industry insiders. The Rock Hall’s Class of 2013 will be celebrated with the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will take place in Los Angeles on April 18th.
Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck admitted to being a bit of a liar this week. He wrote on REMhq.com that even though he said he’d never make a solo record, he’s actually done just that –and plans to have it in stores this Friday. Buck’s new effort will be released as a limited-edition pressing of two-thousand vinyl copies via Mississippi Records. He says he never desired to release an album on his own, but it “just kind of happened” while he was recovering from an injury after R.E.M. called it quits last year. Yet Buck isn’t really alone on the new record. He says he wrote about 95-percent of the lyrics and music, but got some help with the recording from a handful of special guests, including Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, the Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee, Patti Smith guitarist Lenny Kaye, and others. Buck’s first solo track, “10 Million BC,” surfaced online earlier this summer after it was featured on a New York-area radio show.
A museum devoted to all things ABBA will open in Sweden next year. The permanent exhibition dedicated to the Swedish pop music supergroup will feature memorabilia like the elaborate stage costumes worn by group members throughout the years. ABBA fans will also get the chance to sing some of the band’s biggest hits alongside holograms of the group. ABBA rose to fame to the 1970s and the group has become a cultural mainstay on both sides of the Atlantic with songs like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” The group sold around 370 million records in total.
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