Arch MUSIC NEWS for 12/11/12
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Rush, Public Enemy, Heart, Randy Newman, Donna Summer and Albert King make up the class of 2013. Summer and King will receive the honors posthumously. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place April 13 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and broadcast on HBO on May 18.
Beyoncé has signed a $50 million dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi, and she’ll be closely involved in future collaborations with the soda giant. She’ll appear in a new TV ad next year (her fifth Pepsi TV ad since 2012), as well as on a series of limited edition soda cans. Pepsi will sponsor the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show.
Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Jon Bon Jovi and Katy Perry are among the 75 songs that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has deemed eligible for 2013 Oscar consideration. In a change from last year — when just two songs were nominated — the five works receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominees for final voting for the award.
Lynyrd Skynyrd was among many rock stars who took part in Fox’s 3rd annual American Country Awards on Monday night . The group performed their classic “What’s Your Name” with the event’s host Trace Adkins. Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham also appeared at the event to introduce a segment, while Joe Walsh and Jimmy Buffett were among the nominees. They were both in the running for Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration — Walsh for his contribution to Kix Brooks’ “New To This Town” and Buffett for his chart-topping hit with Zac Brown Band, “Knee Deep.” However, the award went to Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s duet “Remind Me.” The 3rd annual American Country Awards were presented in a ceremony in Las Vegas Monday night.
The Rolling Stones will share the stage with Lady Gaga this weekend. They’ve invited Gaga, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Keys to help them close out the final U.S. concert date of their 50th anniversary tour this Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The much-anticipated follow-up to Bruno Mars‘ 2010 debut hit album “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” was released today. The new album “Unorthodox Jukebox” includes the single “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which is currently at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 after nine weeks on the chart.
As the host of this year’s “VH1 Divas,” Adam Lambert says he’s out to prove that it’s possible for a diva to be a man. ”Divas” will feature performances from Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Natasha Bedingfield and Keri Hilson. Lambert says the goal this year is to disprove some of the negative connotations that come with being a “diva” and that so far everyone involved has been fun and easy to work with. The “American Idol” alum also weighed in on what’s in store for the show’s upcoming season, which starts next month. He says he hopes the contestants will be able to take away a good experience despite all the drama on the judges’ panel. “Divas” will air this Sunday, December 16th on VH1.