Arch MUSIC NEWS for 12/6/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The Rolling Stones will be giving fans a FREE behind-the-scenes look at their final Newark, New Jersey show. E! is set to host a live pre-concert special leading up to the group’s live pay-per-view performance at the Prudential Center. The show will feature interviews with band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ron Wood, along with backstage and concert arrival coverage. In addition, Stones expert Bill Flanagan will be on hand to provide information and insights into the band and their 50-year career. The Stones’ live pay-per-view event is the last of the band’s five scheduled “50 and Counting” concerts, and will be available through all cable, satellite, and telco providers on December 15th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Pacific. E! will launch the pre-concert coverage an hour earlier, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific. The Stones will play the first of their three U.S. concerts at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center this Sunday. The band will also perform at Newark’s Prudential Center on December 13th.
The Eagles are providing the official account of their early days in a new documentary. “History of the Eagles Part 1″ tells the first part of the group’s story, from their formation in 1971 and rise to fame to their breakup in 1980. The movie recalls the band’s experiences through the ’70s through a host of interviews, archival footage and never before released home movies, photographs and other memorabilia. Everyone in the band’s current lineup contributes to the project. The film also features interviews with the group’s former members as well as their friends and close associates in the ’70s. The band is slated to unveil “History of the Eagles Part 1″ at next month’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film’s premiere is scheduled for January 19th.
Rihanna is heading to the Style Network. She’ll produce and star in a fashion-oriented competition reality series for the cable channel. Ten hour-long episodes of the new show, titled “Styled To Rock,” are set to air on Style sometime in 2013. Rihanna says fashion has always been an integral part of her life and career and that she’s excited to share her creative insight with the show’s contestants. Rihanna will handpick 12 aspiring fashion designers who will be tasked with the challenge of styling a range of A-list clients each week. The singer will also select mentors to guide the designers. More information on how to participate on the show can be found on the Style Network website.
Jessica Simpson‘s deal with Weight Watchers could be in jeopardy. According to “US Weekly,” the execs at the dieting company aren’t thrilled with the idea of their newest spokesperson getting pregnant again. A source tells the magazine that the company is “furious at Jessica” about the rumored pregnancy and that she was “already on thin ice with them since she didn’t lose enough for the first ad,” which they had to shoot from the waist up. The source adds that it’s doubtful whether Weight Watchers will air the second campaign – even after Jessica dropped 70 pounds – because “nobody wants to hear about a pregnant woman dieting.” Jessica gave birth to her first daughter back in May. She is rumored to be carrying another child, but has not confirmed the pregnancy. She was paid a reported four million dollars to shed the pounds for Weight Watchers.
Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw have teamed up to record a song for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks romance “Safe Haven,” starring Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough. Caillat tells “Rolling Stone” the song is a ballad called “We Both Know.” The two also blended their voices on Caillat’s first holiday album called “Christmas In The Sand,” on the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The album arrived in stores in October.