ROLLING STONES: MICK’S MARATHONS, KEITH’S PIE PREFERENCES
UNDATED (AP) — Oh, the things you learn from The Rolling Stones’ Twitter feed, like how much Mick Jagger moves or Keith Richards is protective of his shepherd’s pie. The Rolling Stones tweet that Jagger runs the equivalent of 12 miles at each Stones show. It points out Jagger broke the half-mile record at his elementary school and he’s still a runner. Meanwhile, Richards requests shepherd’s pie in his dressing room at every show, and they have a “no busting the crust” rule. That means the first slice belongs to Richards and no one else can break the crust. The Rolling Stones have just announced a European tour that begins May 17 in Dublin.
“THE OSBOURNES” RETURN AS A PODCAST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Osbournes” are back — only this time, it’s a podcast. Jack Osbourne tells The Hollywood Reporter it would never work to bring the reality show back, but “this is probably the next best thing.” Jack will act as host, while Ozzy, Sharon and Kelly Osbourne will give updates on their lives and talk about their time on the TV show. Carnie Wilson and comedian Sheryl Underwood are among the guests planned. The 10-week podcast begins March 5, the 16th anniversary of “The Osbournes” debut on MTV.
ED SHEERAN TOPS GLOBAL MUSIC SALES OF THE PAST YEAR
LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran was the biggest music act in the world last year. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry says Sheeran’s “Divide” album was the top-selling album globally in 2017, and his song “Shape of You” was the world’s best-selling single. Last year’s champ, Drake, falls to second, followed by Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.
SCOTT IAN EXPLAINS WHY HEADLINING IS NOT ALL THAT
GRAND PRAIRIE, Alberta (AP) — Anthrax and Killswitch Engage are co-headlining a tour by alternating who closes the show, and being the closer is not necessarily the slot either band wants. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says you could ask members of either band and they’d give the same answer: they’d rather be the second-to-last act on stage. Ian says the truth is that audiences get tired with a multi-act concert, especially if it’s a festival and people are baking in the sun. Ian has more energy when he goes on earlier, too. He says it would be great if he could play at 4 in the afternoon, “but on a Tuesday, that’s just not going to work.”
006-a-09-(Scott Ian, guitarist for Anthrax, in AP interview)-“the middle slot (laughs)”-Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says being the headliner is not necessarily the most desired slot. (refers to band Killswitch Engage) (27 Feb 2018)
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009-a-13-(Scott Ian, guitarist for Anthrax, in AP interview)-“our same gig”-Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian says Anthrax puts on the same show whether or not they’re the headliner. (27 Feb 2018)
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YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN FACES KIDNAPPING AND WEAPONS CHARGES
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested on charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault with a weapon. YoungBoy was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida over the weekend on a warrant from Waycross, Georgia. He faces extradition after appearing in court yesterday. YoungBoy is on probation in connection with his arrest for a drive-by shooting in 2016.
PETER MURPHY GETS STUCK IN VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After much delay, Peter Murphy has been forced to move his three-week San Francisco residency to the summer. Murphy’s residency at The Chapel was supposed to begin Jan. 23. Murphy has run into delays getting a visa and delayed the residency several times. He blames his troubles the U.S. getting flooded with applications from Turkey after a dispute between the two countries, and Murphy’s application got caught up as a result. Murphy’s residency has been moved to June 26 to July 15.
JOAN BAEZ ANNOUNCES FINAL FORMAL TOUR
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Baez is calling her next tour of North America her final formal tour. It begins Sept. 11 in Ithaca, New York. Baez will release an album called “Whistle Down The Wind” on March 2.
REBA McENTIRE WILL READ ACM AWARDS NOMINEES
ENCINO, Calif. (AP) — Reba McEntire will reveal the nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards. McEntire will read the nominations list during the 8 a.m. hour of “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell will announce more nominees at 8:50 a.m. on <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.ETOnline.com”>www.ETOnline.com</a> . The full list will be available at <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.ACMCountry.com”>www.ACMCountry.com</a> . The ACM Awards will air live from Last Vegas on CBS on April 15.
DAVID BOWIE EXHIBIT WILL END IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK (AP) — A traveling exhibit about David Bowie will make its final stop at The Brooklyn Museum in New York next month. “David Bowie is” will run March 2 to July 15. It includes about 400 items from Bowie’s archive, including the ice-blue suit he wore for the “Life on Mars?” video, the stage set model for the 1974 “Diamond Dogs” tour and several handwritten lyric sheets. Standard tickets start at $20. The “Aladdin Sane” ticket goes for $2,500 and gets you private access to the exhibition, a talk with a Bowie guide, museum membership and a merchandise package.
by Margie Szaroleta