Arch MUSIC NEWS for 1-18-13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
A candle sparked a fire that sent the Beverly Hills Fire Department to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne‘s home early Thursday morning, but Sharon is taking the blame for the blaze. On yesterday’s episode of CBS’ “The Talk,” she explained that she had left a candle burning overnight and the heat built up in the glass vase, causing it to burst — setting the room on fire in the process. She said she and Ozzy tried to put out the fire themselves but their efforts looked like something you’d see on “The Three Stooges.” She admits they were “like two idiots” who did all the wrong things and just made the situation worse.
The numbers are in on The Rolling Stones‘ recent “50 and Counting” shows. Billboard.com says the group raked in 38-million-687-thousand-and-ten-dollars with their five sold out concerts in November and December, which averages out to more than seven-point-seven-million per show. With each performance running approximately two-and-a-half-hours, that boils down to roughly three-million-dollars an hour. And the 38-million-plus figure just accounts for ticket sales, not any revenue from the band’s pay-per-view special.
The Eagles‘ documentary will have its premiere this weekend. Band members Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit are expected to be on hand for the special screening of “History of the Eagles, Part One” at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Saturday. The movie chronicles the first part of the group’s story, from their formation in 1971 and rise to fame to their breakup in 1980. Director Alison Ellwood says viewers will learn more in particular about Henley and Frey, and “what sparked the desire to become the band.” Producer Alex Gibney adds that the movie shows “the character of the band,” and the audience will see “how different” the group members are from one another, and “how they complement each other.” In the film, the Eagles story unfolds through a mixture of archival footage, home movies, photographs, and a host of interviews. Ellwood says group members were “very forthcoming and quite honest” in recalling their past — even about “the hard times they had together.” There is also a “History of the Eagles, Part Two,” which has been completed. The second film covers the band members’ solo careers and their 1994 reunion. The group plans to eventually release the films together as a two-disc DVD set, but a date hasn’t been announced yet.
Bob Seger and Kid Rock are pairing up for a pair of concerts in March. The two are making good on promises of more onstage collaborations with two concerts in Minneapolis and Fargo, North Dakota. The Minneapolis date is set for March 15th. The Fargo concert will take place on March 16th. Tickets for both shows go on sale January 26th.
The Obama administration has unveiled the official list of songs that will be playing in the halls of the White House in the days leading up the next week’s Inauguration. The playlist was released on the Obama Inauguration Twitter page and features a number of artists who are set to perform at upcoming Inauguration events.
Official Obama-Approved Inauguration Playlist:
1) Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
2) I Was Here – Beyonce
3) Mi Gente – Marc Anthony
4) Carry On – fun.
5) New Day – Alicia Keys
6) Mud On The Tires – Brad Paisley
7) Turn Up The Love – Far East Movement
8) Edge Of Glory – “Glee” Cast cover of Lady Gaga
9) Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
10) Ordinary People – John Legend
11) Firework – Katy Perry
12) Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
13) My Mic – Nick Cannon featuring Biz Markie
14) Something Special – Usher
15) Higher and HIgher – Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago
16) Get Ready – Smokey Robinson
17) Future – Mindless Behavior
Rumors about the paternity of Michael Jackson‘s two oldest children, Prince and Paris Jackson, are resurfacing. The pop star’s former dermatologist, Arnie Klein, has posted a photo on his Facebook page of himself as a young man, overlaid with a current photo of Prince. The caption says “hmmmmm.” In the photos, the two appear to share a resemblance. There has been speculation that Klein is the biological father of Prince and his sister Paris for years. In the past, Klein has gone back and forth between claiming and denying paternity of the children whose mother, Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe, worked as Klein’s medical assistant. Rowe has never spoken publically about Prince and Paris’ paternity, but she reportedly confirmed to “Vanity Fair” last year that the children were conceived artificially. Neither Klein nor the children’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson, have commented.
Lady Gaga was apparently looking to cast Charlie Sheen in a music video at one time. She offered him a part in what she said was going to be “her first X-rated video.” Sheen said Gaga even had a plot worked out when she pitched him the idea. He claims she told him she wanted him to play a customer in a strip club and that she “wanted to do a full striptease as a lapdance” for him. Sheen says Gaga told him that if there is anyone who deserves an “X-rated lap dance,” it was him. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this video ever made it past the planning stages. Sheen said he was “so flattered” but that he never heard from Gaga again.