Arch MUSIC NEWS for 2/4/13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
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Stevie Wonder is among the stars who were featured in special Super Bowl ads. He played the part of a voodoo priest in Bud Light’s commercial, and used his powers to send a fan to the big game. Meanwhile, Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide” provided the soundtrack to Budweiser’s “Clydesdale” spot, in which a man and the horse he raised to become one of the famed animals are reunited. Meat Loaf‘s “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” helped create the theme to M&M’s ad, and the Rolling Stones‘ “Sympathy For The Devil” added to the eerie ambience of Mercedes’ ad.
Geddy Lee of Rush will be turning up on TV tonight. He’s making a guest appearance on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” The episode is marking the return of Robin Sparkles — the former teen pop star persona of actress Colbie Smulders’ character, Robin, and Lee is one of many Canadians included on the show. Paul Shaffer, Alan Thicke, Jason Priestley, and Alex Trebek are some of the others also making cameos.
Beyonce had a little help from some old friends when she took the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday. The ladies of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, joined the star onstage in the middle of her 13-minute performance to sing their hits “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women.” They also helped Beyonce kick off her solo hit “Single Ladies.” “Queen Bey” emerged solo after a group of lucky fans who won a Pepsi-sponsored contest ran onto the field to introduce her. Starting off with “Love On Top,” she transformed with the high-tech stage into “Crazy In Love” and “Baby Boy.” Going with her girl power theme, she was backed up by a group of all-female band, including longtime member and guitarist Bibi McGill. After the brief Destiny’s Child reunion, she finished off with her signature “Single Ladies” dance and then slowed things down, closing the show with “Halo.” The Super Bowl was interrupted by a 34 minute power outage, following Beyonce’s halftime performance.
Alicia Keys added her voice as well as her own style to Super Bowl 47. The singer was part of CBS’ kick-off show prior to the big game, contributing the national anthem to the event. Keys accompanied herself on the piano, and gave the song her own unique touch at the end.
Adele has gifted her mother Penny Adkins with a brand new London apartment. According to the “Sunday Mirror,” the singer signed over a 942-thousand dollar property in Notting Hill in her mother’s name. Adkins reportedly raised the young star as a single mother and worked two jobs to support her dreams to become a star. Adele’s father, who left the future Grammy winner and her mother when Adele was still a child, recently tried to reach out to his superstar daughter after she publicly promised never to speak to him again. He apparently got on Adele’s bad side after he sold a story to the press about her.