Arch MUSIC NEWS for 2/14/13
Arch MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
Bon Jovi is seeing just how young their audience skews. The band is among the nominees for this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. The New Jersey rockers are vying for Favorite Music Group along with Maroon 5, the British boy band One Direction, and the Nickelodeon-launched Big Time Rush. The fan-voted event lets tweens weigh in on entertainment and pop culture, with categories in sports, books, video games, and apps as well as in music, movies, and TV. Online voting begins Thursday at Nick.com/kids-choice-awards. The 26th annual Kids’ Choice Awards will air live on Nickelodeon on March 23rd.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be playing at least one festival this summer. The group is on board for this spring’s Hangout Music Fest, taking place in Gulf Shores, Alabama from May 17th through the 19th. Petty and company are slated to be a headliner at the three-day event, along with Kings Of Leon and another act which will be announced in the coming weeks. The Black Crowes, the Trey Anastasio Band, and The Shins are just a few of the other bands scheduled to perform over the course of the event, while the lineup is expected to grow. Tickets for the Hangout Festival go on sale Friday. Additional details are available at HangoutMusicFest.com.
A film about Stevie Nicks is getting a screening at next month’s South By Southwest Film Festival. “In Your Dreams – Stevie Nicks” documents the Fleetwood Mac singer’s efforts as she worked on her 2011 solo album. Nicks recorded the project in her home studio with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart serving as her producer. “In Your Dreams” is described as a “magic-tinged musical journey” that showcases Nicks’ and Stewart’s creative process, and provides “a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman.” The Nicks documentary is scheduled to be shown on March 14th. The South By Southwest Film Festival takes place in Austin, Texas from March 8th through the 16th.
The remaining dates of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” tour have been canceled. A statement on her Little Monsters site says the star is in need of surgery after additional tests have determined that she has what’s being called a labral tear of the right hip. Her doctor has ordered “strict down time to recover” from the procedure, forcing Gaga to cancel her tour. The singer tweeted on Tuesday that she had been hiding the injury, which was said at the time, to be a case of synovitis, or severe inflammation of the joints. Gaga canceled four shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, saying that she “could not walk.” The pop star said she had been keeping her “chronic pain” a secret from her staff because she “didn’t want to disappoint” fans.
Katy Perry and Rihanna may need a refresher in girl code this Valentine’s Day. The two used to be close, but it looks like their friendship took a hit because of Rihanna’s decision to publicly reconcile with Chris Brown. A source tells “Us Weekly” that the “Firework” singer kept a distance from Rihanna at Sunday’s Grammys because she “doesn’t approve” of their rekindled romance. The source says they “aren’t tight anymore” since Rihanna’s decision to go back to Chris last year. Katy was seated in the front row at the awards show with her own beau singer John Mayer, while Rihanna and Chris were seen getting cozy elsewhere in the audience. The couple was spotted together at an afterparty later that night as well.