Arch MUSIC NEWS for 11/19/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Here are the winners from the 2012 American Music Awards:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Carly Rae Jepsen
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK:
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK:
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK:
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK:
Justin Bieber, “Believe”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY:
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY:
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY:
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY:
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP:
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP:
Nicki Minaj, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded”
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B:
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B:
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B:
Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK:
FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY:
FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN:
FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL:
FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC:
Stevie Wonder paid tribute to the late Dick Clark. At Sunday’s 40th American Music Awards, Wonder shared his memories of the event’s creator. Wonder also called upon those in power — including politicians and spiritual leaders — to “put your love first” to “unite the world.” He then launched into a four-minute, 20-second tribute performance that included a medley of his hits “Master Blaster,” “My Cherie Amour,” and “Sir Duke” as images of Clark were shown behind him.
Bobby Brown is pleading not guilty to charges of DUI. Brown was not in the courtroom for Friday’s hearing, but entered the plea through his lawyer. However, the judge still ordered Brown to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings pending his next court date on December 13th. The New Edition singer was arrested on October 24th after he failed a field sobriety test. Along with driving under the influence, he was also charged with driving on a restricted license and driving without an interlock system. Brown could face up to two-years in prison if he’s convicted on all charges. The October arrest was Brown’s second this year. In March the singer was arrested for DUI after police pulled him over for talking on his mobile phone while driving. He pleaded no contest to that charge and was sentenced to three years of probation.
Paul McCartney is stepping up for the turkey this Thanksgiving. The former Beatle is supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in their campaign to make the holiday meat free. He’s featured in an ad wearing a t-shirt that says “Eat no” with a picture of a turkey. McCartney is depicted standing next to the phrase “Say No, Thanks To Turkey – Go Vegetarian.” Regarding his own family’s holiday menu, the British rocker says he’ll serve a veggie roast for Christmas. He tells “NME” that it slices up so he can do all his “traditional dad things” with it, but it’s “completely vegetarian” and “delicious.” McCartney adds that he prefers the veggie roast over his “memory of turkey.”
Kid Rock is kicking off a busy week with a new album. His latest effort, “Rebel Soul,” hits music stores today, just a few days before he’s scheduled to take the stage in his native Michigan during halftime at the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day football game. “Rebel Soul” is the follow-up to Rock’s 2010 country-tinged album, “Born Free.” It also marks the first time he’s made an album available on iTunes. Kid Rock previously only allowed digital versions of his albums to be sold as a whole, but he changed his mind with his ninth release. Sources tell Billboard.biz Rock felt he could “no longer ignore how much money he was leaving on the table” by staying away from Apple’s digital music store.
Coldplay fans have plenty of new items to pick up today. They’ve just released their “Live 2012″ package, which documents their “Mylo Xyloto” world tour on CD and either DVD or Blu-Ray. The concert film made its debut last Tuesday, when it arrived in select movie theaters around the world for one night only. But if Coldplay’s first concert film and live album in nine years isn’t enough, fans can also get the accompanying eBook, “Mylo Xyloto Live.” The interactive collection comes with hundreds of pictures and videos, plus frontman Chris Martin’s studio journal and interviews with the band and crew members from the “Mylo Xyloto” trek. The digital book is being released exclusively through Apple’s iBooks and iTunes.
R.E.M. isn’t letting retirement keep them from releasing new music videos. The clip for the group’s song “Blue” made its debut online late last week, more than a year after R.E.M. called it quits. The video was directed by James Franco, and also features an appearance by Lindsay Lohan. Pitchfork.com says Franco was originally set to work with Michael Stipe and company on two videos from their 2011 “Collapse Into Now” album. In addition to “Blue,” the actor was also supposed to work with them on a video for “That Someone Is You,” but the second collaboration has yet to surface.