Arch MUSIC NEWS for 2/15/13
ARCH MUSIC NEWS is compiled by Jay Philpott -
The cancellation of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” tour is expected to have a major financial impact on the concert business. According to the “Chicago Tribune,” promoters estimate the scratched dates could cost the industry more than 35-million-dollars in revenue this year. Gaga’s tour was the fifth most-successful of 2012, bringing in an estimated 161-million dollars. On Wednesday, a day after announcing the cancellation of four concert dates citing inflammation of the joints, the singer said she had to scrap the remainder of her tour as well, as she would eventually need surgery on her hip. Tickets for the remaining dates on Lady Gaga’s tour are being refunded at point of purchase. Gaga has not addressed the cancellation of these over 20 dates since the announcement. She tweeted on Tuesday breaking the news that she would have to postpone four shows, confessing that she’d been hiding the injury from her staff but that it had reached a point where she couldn’t walk.
Chubby Checker is seeking to unpackage a racy app from Hewlett Packard. The rock and roll pioneer has filed suit against the computer giant and its Palm Inc. subsidiary over a software application that guesses the size of a man’s anatomy based on his shoe size. Checker’s attorneys are seeking a multi-million dollar judgment for what they say is the “irreparable damage and harm” caused by HP-Palm’s “Chubby Checker.” Born Ernest Evans, the 71-year-old “Twist” singer trademarked his stage name, Chubby Checker, in 1997. Checker’s lawsuit says the app will “blur and tarnish” the trademark by associating Checker with “obscene, sexual connotation and images.” The lawsuit was filed this week in St. Lucie County Federal Court in Florida.
John Fogerty says working on “Wrote a Song for Everyone” has been “a joyful journey,” and describes the project as “a high-water mark” in his life. The album features collaborative remakes of some of Fogerty’s best-known songs, and Billboard.com says the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman previewed the upcoming disc at an event this week in New York City. Kid Rock, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and Jennifer Hudson are some of the stars who teamed up with Fogerty for tracks on “Wrote a Song for Everyone.” The 14-track album also features two new tunes. He said “Mystic Highway” stemmed from ideas he jotted down “20 or 30 years ago.” John admitted that “Train Of Fools” is probably his “favorite song” on the album, “because it’s new.” “Wrote a Song for Everyone” will be released on May 28th.
Track Listing For John Fogerty’s “Wrote a Song for Everyone”
1. Fortunate Son (with Foo Fighters)
2. Almost Saturday Night (with Keith Urban)
3. Lodi (with Shane Fogerty and Tyler Fogerty)
4. Mystic Highway (John Fogerty solo)
5. Wrote a Song for Everyone (with Miranda Lambert feat. Tom Morello)
6. Bad Moon Rising (with Zac Brown Band)
7. Long As I Can See the Light (with My Morning Jacket)
8. Born on the Bayou (with Kid Rock)
9. Train of Fools (John Fogerty solo)
10. Someday Never Comes (with Dawes)
11. Who’ll Stop the Rain (with Bob Seger)
12. Hot Rod Heart (with Brad Paisley)
13. Have You Ever Seen the Rain (with Alan Jackson)
14. Proud Mary (with Jennifer Hudson feat. Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band)
Stevie Nicks is continuing her association with Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players. She fronted the group for their network TV debut last night on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” performing the song “You Can’t Fix This.” Grohl formed the group in conjunction with the premiere of his film, “Sound City,” a documentary about the legendary recording studio in Van Nuys, California. Nicks and Grohl co-wrote “You Can’t Fix This” specifically for the film’s soundtrack. Stevie also appears in the movie. She launched her recording career at the facility with the 1973 album “Buckingham Nicks,” her collaboration with Lindsey Buckingham. Fleetwood Mac also recorded their 1975 self-titled album and their landmark 1977 disc “Rumours” at Sound City.
Alicia Keys, Kesha, Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips will all be heading to the Lonestar State as performers during this weekend’s NBA All-Star weekend. Keys will be taking over halftime during the game, which airs this Sunday on TNT starting at 7:00 p.m. STL time. But there will be plenty of entertainment even before the game kicks off. TNT is airing the “NBA All-Star Saturday Night” event as well, which will include performances from “American Idol’s” Phillip Phillips and the recently reunited Fall Out Boy. British singer Ellie Goulding, who will be going on tour with Bruno Mars later this year, will also be on hand. Ke$ha has been tapped to take over Sunday’s Pregame Concert, getting fans pumped up along with Ludacris and B.o.B.
Sheryl Phillips, mother of “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips, has been arrested for DUI. According to TMZ, Sheryl was pulled over by police for swerving across lanes in her van in Albany, Georgia on Thursday morning. Law enforcement officials tell the site that Sheryl was unable to complete a field sobriety test administered by officers at the time she was stopped. Police took her into custody and transferred her to a nearby hospital. She was booked in Dougherty County after doctors decided she was well enough to go to jail. A source close to the family also tells the site that Sheryl and her husband had split up last week. The “Home” singer reportedly has a strained relationship with his parents. Last November, it was rumored that his folks were forced to close up their family business because Phillip refused to help them out financially.