Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/11/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The Rolling Stones appear to be nailing down dates and venues for some upcoming shows in London at the O2 Arena on November 26th and 27th, then two nights at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on December 15th and 16. The Stones are also expected to play a couple of shows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, but those dates haven’t been set yet.
Stevie Nicks says she’s “truly sorry” for saying she would have strangled Nicki Minaj if she were in Mariah Carey‘s heels. Nicks’ apology comes after her strong reaction to the widely reported exchange between the rapper and the singer at a recent “American Idol” audition. Speaking on Minaj’s profanity-driven argument with Carey, Nicks told “The Daily” “How dare this little girl! If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.” She continued saying, “I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it.” On Wednesday, the Fleetwood Mac singer issued a statement saying her remarks were “out of character” for her and came during a “long and exhausting day of interviews.”
Tom Petty is getting rid of his favorite car. He’s putting his 1996 Jaguar XJS Convertible up for bid to raise money for charity. Tom says the vehicle really means a lot to him, and he has “so many great memories associated with this car.” He explains that he got the Jag early on in his relationship with his wife Dana, while they were still dating, because she said it was her favorite type of car. Petty recalls the first time he and Dana took the car out for a drive, and says they were both “in heaven” as they rolled down California’s Pacific Coast Highway. The rocker adds that he and Dana “sure are going to miss” the car. Petty will donate the money raised from the sale of the car to the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders. The auction opens Thursday at eBay.com/TomPetty, and will run for ten days.
Sammy Hagar is currently in Mexico marking his 65th birthday. The Red Rocker is hosting his annual Birthday Bash at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, and he’s added some star power to the celebration. Country superstar Kenny Chesney is set to perform at the multi-day event on Friday. Sammy calls Chesney’s concert “an awesome birthday present,” and adds that he “can’t wait to rock with Kenny and the fans.” Chesney previously performed at Hagar’s birthday event in 2004. He set the record for the longest performance at the Cabo Wabo Cantina with a show clocking in at three-hours-and-40-minutes.
Miley Cyrus may be looking for another role to shed her Disney Channel image – but apparently “Bonnie & Clyde” isn’t it. According to TVLine.com, the pop star is out of the running to play the female lead in the new Lifetime and History Channel miniseries. Cyrus was reportedly in negotiations to play notorious outlaw Bonnie Parker in the upcoming project. The role would have been the 19-year-old’s first big return to television since playing the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, the average girl with a double life as a pop star. The singer has been inching back to acting recently, starring in the movie “LOL” with Demi Moore earlier this year. She’ll also appear in a multi-episode arc on CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” which will air later this month.
It looks like Beyoncé will not be starring in Clint Eastwood’s remake of A Star Is Born after all, due to scheduling conflicts. “I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood,” the singer/actress said in a statement to E! News. “For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.”
More information continues to surface about Dave Grohl‘s Sound City documentary. In a new interview with Billboard, Rick Springfield reveals that he recorded a new song, “The Man Who Never Was,” with the Foo Fighters for the soundtrack to the upcoming film. Springfield recorded his breakthrough 1981 album Working Class Dog at Sound City.
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