MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018
HEDLEY - OPENER
Canadian band Hedley's opening act for last night's concert in Quebec City was cancelled after sexual assault allegations against the embattled band's lead singer Jacob Hoggard emerged. Videotron Centre, the venue hosting the show, announced on its
Facebook page that rock band Liteyears was no longer slated to begin the concert. The move follows a C-B-C story on Sunday that recounted a 24-year-old woman's allegations that Hedley frontman Hoggard sexually assaulted her in a hotel two years ago. A
lawyer for Hoggard has denied any wrongdoing by the musician. The band has already lost opening acts, airplay on radio stations and its management company amid earlier uproven allegations of sexual misconduct.
DAVID BOWIE - EXHIBIT
A travelling exhibit about David Bowie will make its final stop at The Brooklyn Museum in New York next month.
``David Bowie is'' will run March 2nd to July 15th. 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-dollars. The ``Aladdin Sane'' ticket goes for 25-hundred dollars and gets you private access to the exhibition, a talk with a Bowie guide, museum membership and a merchandise package.
ROLLING STONES - TWITTER
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 19-kilometres at each Stones show. It points out Jagger broke the kilometre 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 17th in Dublin.
``THE OSBOURNES'' - PODCAST
``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 T-V show. Carnie Wilson and comedian Sheryl Underwood are among the guests planned. The 10-week podcast begins March 5th, the 16th anniversary of ``The Osbournes'' debut on M-T-V.
ED SHEERAN - GLOBAL MUSIC SALES
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 bestselling single. Last year's champ, Drake, falls to second, followed by Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.
SCOTT IAN - HEADLINING DOWNFALL
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 four in the afternoon, ``but on a Tuesday, that's just not going to work.''
YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN - ARREST
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 - US VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
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. 23th.
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 26th to July 15th.
JOAN BAEZ - FINAL FORMAL TOUR
Joan Baez is calling her next tour of North America her final formal tour. It begins Sept. 11th in Ithaca, New York. Baez will release an album called ``Whistle Down The Wind'' on March 2nd.
REBA McENTIRE - ACM AWARDS NOMINEES REVEAL
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 ``C-B-S This Morning'' on Thursday. ``Entertainment Tonight'' host Nancy O'Dell will announce more nominees at
8:50 a-m on ETOnline-dot-com. The full list will be available at ACMCountry-dot-com. The A-C-M Awards will air live from Last Vegas on April 15th.
(The Associated Press)