Arch MUSIC NEWS for 10/16/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Journey guitarist Neal Schon and alleged White House party crasher Michaele Salahi are engaged. While appearing at a benefit concert in Baltimore Sunday, Schon got down on one knee while onstage and proposed to the former “Real Housewives of DC” reality star. He’s 58, she’s 47.
Rihanna doesn’t understand why the public is so interested in her love life. The singer graces the cover of “Vogue” for the second time, opening up about how she feels about the world’s “fascination” with her and ex Chris Brown. Rihanna says “the world hasn’t let go” of Brown’s 2009 assault, for which he is still on probation, but she has.
Bruno Mars‘ upcoming album “Unorthodox Jukebox” is set to drop on December 11th. Mars is gearing up for his visit to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, where he’ll be doing double-duty as host and musical guest.
Adam Lambert is apparently putting his money where his voice is: the “American Idol” runner up recently insured his voice for 48-million-dollars. Voice insurance is a relatively common place practice in the music industry, but to put the number in perspective, Bruce Springsteen‘s voice is reported to be insured for six million and Dolly Parton‘s for 587-thousand-dollars.
Donald Fagen and Chickenfoot are among the artists with albums arriving in stores today. “Sunken Condos” is the first solo album from the Steely Dan frontman in six years. It’s Fagen’s follow up to his 2006 release, “Morph the Cat.” Meanwhile, Chickenfoot is making their debut album available again. The band’s self-titled studio effort was discontinued after their former label went under, so the group reclaimed ownership of the masters and are re-releasing the project. The new “Chickenfoot” features all the tracks from the original album along with a second bonus disc of live tracks and the cut “Bitten by the Wolf,” which was previously only available on import copies of the album.
The holiday album “A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary” is also being released. Cheap Trick is included in the multi-artist compilation. But their contribution has caused a stir within the group, since drummer Bun E. Carlos wasn’t included in the recording session. The charity disc raises money for Special Olympics.
Prince and Lady Gaga are reportedly contributing to the soundtrack to the upcoming film “The Great Gatsby.” Directed By baz Luhrmann, the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
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