Arch MUSIC NEWS for 1/11/13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Jon Bon Jovi could win another Golden Globe award. He’s among the nominees for Best Original Song at this weekend’s event with “Not Running Anymore” from the film “Stand Up Guys.” Bon Jovi is facing off against Adele‘s James Bond theme “Skyfall,” Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars‘ “Safe & Sound” from the movie “The Hunger Games,” Keith Urban‘s “For You” from “Act Of Valor,” and “Suddenly” from the film “Les Miserables.” Jon has won a Golden Globe before, but it’s been a while. He was previously honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press for 1990′s “Blaze of Glory” from the movie “Young Guns 2.” The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented in a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California Sunday night, and air on NBC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. But Jon won’t be vying for an Oscar next month. While “Not Running Anymore” was on the Motion Picture Academy’s list of eligible tracks for the Music (Song) honor, he didn’t make the cut.
KISS is making plans for yet another Caribbean adventure. The group has announced the “KISS Kruise 3,” which will set sail this fall. A post on the event’s website says that with the inaugural “kruise” the band “united the KISS Navy to sail across the open seas,” and on the second voyage the KISS Navy rocked the boat with such intensity that the sea begged for mercy!” And now it’s time to once again “grab your face paint, your krazy costumes, your sunscreen” and get ready to come on board that ship that will “rock n roll all night and party everyday!” The 2013 excursion will depart from Miami on October 28th, and take “kruisers” on a round trip voyage to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Additional details on the trip are available at www.TheKissKruise.com.
Fans have been ready for Justin Timberlake to put out new music for years – and now he finally is. On Thursday, Timberlake released a video on Twitter confirming that he’s planning to make his big return to music in the days to come. The video can be seen at countdown.justintimberlake.com. After it ends, a countdown starts up that expires on Sunday at midnight – a hint that the new material is just days away. Timberlake, whose last album “Futuresex/Lovesounds” came out in 2006, also gave an official explanation about his absence from the music world. He says that he could never be “done with music” because it means more to him “than anyone else in the world.” He explains that he isn’t the type of artist to keep making album after album “year in and year out” and still expect it to fulfill him. The video ends with him putting on a pair of headphones and stepping up to a microphone saying that he’s finally ready to take the plunge.
Charlie Sheen has generously offered to pay for the funeral of Chris Guerra, the young paparazzo who died in a car crash while attempting to get a photo of Justin Bieber. The “Anger Management” star sent a 12-thousand dollar check to Guerra’s family to help pay for the services, which took place privately on Thursday. According to “TMZ,” Charlie is close friends with a former photographer who knew Guerra and offered to help when he got word that the family was having money troubles.
The ladies of Destiny’s Child – Beyonce included – have announced that they will be releasing their first new song in eight years. The track is called “Nuclear” and will be featured on their upcoming compilation album “Love Songs.”
“The X Factor” may just now be the “exit” factor for Britney Spears. She’ll leave the Simon Cowell talent search series after just one season (and a $15 million paycheck!). The source says Britney has made the decision that she won’t be returning, adding that she wants to concentrate on her music. There has been no official word from either “The X Factor” or Britney’s camp about her plans for the show.
Adele is officially up for an Oscar. “Skyfall,” the singer’s song contribution to the James Bond movie of the same name, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. It’s the first James Bond theme in a decade to have clinched the nomination and to have been a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. “Skyfall” is a favorite among the songs in the running, which also includes “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”; “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”; and “Before My Time” from the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The final, and most surprising, nominee is the song “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from the comedy “Ted,” which was written by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane. Only three other James Bond themes have been nominated before “Skyfall” – “Live and Let Die” by Paul and Linda McCartney; “Nobody Does It Better” by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager; and “For Your Eyes Only” by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson. None have taken home an Oscar. Adele is rumored to be attending the February 24th ceremony, with reports that she will be performing “Skyfall” during a Bond tribute segment.