Arch MUSIC NEWS for 1/7/13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Adele may have chosen the Oscars as her moment to make her much-anticipated comeback. According to “Ace Showbiz,” the singer will be appearing at next month’s Academy Awards ceremony to give her first performance since giving birth in October. Adele is reportedly set to sing “Skyfall” during a James Bond tribute section celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary. The song has been shortlisted for a nomination for Best Original Song at the Oscars. It is also one of the nominees at next week’s Golden Globes. The 85th annual Academy Awards are due to be held in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre on February 24th.
The Rolling Stones are denying rumors that they’ll be performing at Coachella this spring. The April festival in Indio, California recently appeared as a date on the Stones’ iPhone app. It’s since been removed, and frontman Mick Jagger says he doesn’t know how it ended up getting posted on the band’s official device. He tells “Rolling Stone” that the group hasn’t even been asked to consider appearing at the multi-day event. However, Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards are now confirming that the Stones are making plans for a 2013 tour.
Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, is on Oprah‘s list of interviews for 2013. OWN has released some of the stars who will be appearing on shows like “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and “Oprah’s Master Class” and they include LL Cool J, actress Drew Barrymore, Alicia Keys, Berry Gordy, Lenny Kravitz and Stevie Nicks. The date of Oprah’s interview with Houston has not been revealed, but it may line up with the one-year anniversary of her daughter’s untimely passing last February.
Slash says he’s not interested in working with Scott Weiland again. The guitarist is shooting down the singer’s reported plans to get Velvet Revolver back together. Slash claims that Weiland has been kicked out of his other group, Stone Temple Pilots, so he’s now “trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on.” But he tells “Classic Rock” magazine that the rest of Velvet Revolver isn’t “buying it,” adding that “the door’s shut on this side” and Scott is “on his own.”
Cher has a new TV project in the works. “The Hollywood Reporter” says the singer and actress has inked a deal with Logo to develop a new series. She’s working on the show with comedian Ron Zimmerman, and Logo’s Brent Zachy says what he’s read is “really terrific.” He doesn’t offer many details on Cher’s show, but says it takes place in Hollywood in the early 1960s.