Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/9/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The late John Lennon continues to be remembered on the anniversary of his birth today. While fans will be gathering at Strawberry Fields in New York’s Central Park, BeatlesNews.com says an event is also planned in Los Angeles. Fans will come together at the former Beatle’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which is in front of the Capitol Records building on Vine Street. A birthday cake cutting ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. local time, and fans are encouraged to bring flowers and candles to place on Lennon’s star.
Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, will be in Iceland for the annual relighting of the Imagine Peace Tower. In a message on ImaginePeaceTower.com, Ono is calling on people to “come together to realize a peaceful world.” She adds that she’s hoping the tower will “give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion.” The Imagine Peace Tower will remain illuminated until December 8th, the anniversary of Lennon’s death.
Former Eagle Don Felder has a new album out. “Road To Forever” is his first solo album in nearly 30 years.
Lady Gaga is apparently determined not to be outdone by Justin Bieber. The pop star got sick and vomited on stage during a show in Barcelona on Sunday. Gaga’s gagging gaffe came about a week after Bieber got sick on stage, vomiting on stage on the first night of his “Believe” tour in Glendale, Arizona. A video of the Gaga incident was recorded by an audience member. It shows the singer throwing up at least twice during the chorus of her song “The Edge of Glory.” Gaga doesn’t seem to be too embarrassed what happened. Shortly afterwards she tweeted the video out to her 30 million followers, saying “check out Lady PukeGa doing Swan ‘Vomit’ Lake.” She also added that the video is “quite a good laugh.”
Kesha [kesh-uh] is adding author to her resume. The singer-songwriter has announced plans to release an illustrated memoir in November, just before the release of her new album “Warrior.” Titled “My Crazy Beautiful Life,” the book will tell the story of Kesha’s sudden rise to fame three years ago. It’s being published by Touchstone. The 25-year-old singer said in a statement that the memoir will give fans “a more complete picture” of what her life “is really is like.” “My Crazy Beautiful Life” is set to release on November 20th. ”Warrior” will be released on December 5th.
Barbara Walters is getting caught up in the war of words between “American Idol” judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Minaj is accusing the veteran broadcaster of unbalanced reporting, claiming Walters never asked for her side of the story. Walters addressed the rapper’s Twitter complaint on Monday’s episode of “The View.” She said, they did in fact reach out to Minaj and asked her to call them. Walters claims to have had Mariah’s home phone number when she spoke to the singer last week. She says she didn’t have a direct line to Minaj.
Lady Gaga has been honored with the LennonOno Grant For Peace, for her work with the gay, lesbian and transgendered community. “Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living artists of our time,” Yoko Ono said in a statement. “She is not only an artist, she is also an activist, using her art to bring better communication to the world. She is being acknowledged for her activism, and how her album Born This Way has widely changed the mental map of the world. And how it has made us deal with the future world, which happens to be here already.” Gaga accepted the award and donation in person on Friday in Iceland, giving the donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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