Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/8/12
Arch Music News is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Ozzy Osbourne has a special TV appearance coming up this week. Ozzy will be on hand to help wife Sharon celebrate her 60th birthday on an episode of CBS’ “The Talk.” Tuesday’s program will be dedicated to the occasion, and will also feature appearances from daughter Kelly Osbourne as well as Sharon’s former “America’s Got Talent” colleague Nick Cannon.
Stevie Wonder; Earth, Wind, and Fire; and Jon Bon Jovi were among the stars showing their support for President Obama. They were just some of the celebrities who performed at the “30 Days To Victory Concert” in support of the president’s re-election. At the event, President Obama expressed his gratitude to all the performers, even though he didn’t actually get to see the concert. Jennifer Hudson and Katy Perry also performed at the event, while George Clooney was among those who addressed the crowd. The president also praised the artists’ talents, saying they “just perform flawlessly night after night” while he “can’t always say the same” about himself. The “30 Days To Victory Concert” took place at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Muse fans got a taste of things to come on this weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The band performed two of their newest songs — “Madness” and “Panic Station” — on Saturday’s episode of the NBC sketch comedy show. The live appearance came in conjunction with announcing a 2013 North American tour behind their latest album, “The 2nd Law.” So far, the trek is scheduled to begin January 21st, with a show in San Diego. They come to St. Louis on March 8th at Chaifetz Arena.
Lady Gaga is being recognized as an activist. She was honored as the fifth and final recipient of the LennonOno Grant For Peace. In a press release, Yoko Ono called Gaga one of the biggest artists of our time. Ono also praised Gaga’s “Born This Way,” saying that it has “widely changed the mental map of the world.”
The Who‘s Pete Townshend says he actually feels “sick” about having his long awaited autobiography, “Who I Am,” finally arriving in stores. The rock legend tells the UK’s “The Sun” that instead of having a sense of accomplishment, he feels “depleted and concerned” about publishing the book. Townshend explains that he doesn’t want “somebody to be hurt” by the things he’s written but he needed it “to be true,” so he’s “waiting for responses.” “Who I Am” is said to pull no punches, and publisher Harper Collins book description says Townshend tells his tale “with his trademark eloquence, fierce intelligence, and brutal honesty.” He covers his difficult childhood, life as a member of The Who — along with all the creativity and decadence of the rock scene and his associations with other rock greats. Pete also addresses his child pornography arrest — which he’s said stemmed from research for this book. Townshend’s “Who I Am” will be in stores today.
Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy may be worried about her granddaughter’s future. TMZ is reporting that Cissy thinks it best to withhold 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina’s inheritance until she has matured. Sources close to the grandmother tell the site that Cissy is concerned that the multimillion dollar inheritance will take Bobbi down a dangerous path, one similar to her mother’s. Apparently, Cissy feels Bobbi is surrounded by negative influences, like her boyfriend Nick Gordon and her father Bobby Brown, who could end up draining her fortune if given the opportunity. Sources say she thinks Bobbi Kristina is still impressionable and is scared at the idea of leaving an estate worth an estimated $20 million dollars in her hands. Also according to TMZ, Cissy and Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat filed a request last week to modify the singer’s will, with changes only to the distribution schedule.
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