MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018
The Barenaked Ladies with Steven Page will be among the performers at this year's Juno Awards. As previously announced, the band will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the show, which will air on C-B-C from Vancouver on March 25th. Now organizers say they'll also perform together, nearly a decade after Page left the group he co-founded. Other performers for the Junos broadcast include jazz star Diana Krall, pop artist Shawn Hook, and Nunavut indie roots band The Jerry Cans.
JUELZ SANTANA - AIRPORT INCIDENT
Juelz Santana faces two weapons charges after a carry-on bag containing a loaded .38-calibre gun and his identification were left at a security checkpoint in Newark's airport on Friday. Santana surrendered to Port Authority Police early yesterday. Officials say he ran when the gun was discovered as the bag went through an X-ray machine.
LITTLE BIG TOWN - ACMS
Little Big Town feels that holding the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas could be a raw reminder of what happened in Las Vegas nearly six months ago, but potentially therapeutic, too. A gunman killed 58 people including four Canadians and wounded hundreds of others at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1st. L-B-T's Philip Sweet says he anticipates the A-C-M's will be a time of healing and remembering, but also moving forward in a positive way, stronger than ever. Bandmate Karen Fairchild says country musicians always look out for each other, but a tragedy like that took it took it to a different level. She says the A-C-M's will probably be a very emotional time. The A-C-M's are April 15th.
KID ROCK - WWE - HALL OF FAME
Kid Rock is getting a Hall of Fame induction.
Not the Rock Hall -- the W-W-E Hall. The W-W-E will induct Rock into the celebrity wing of its hall of fame on April 6 in New Orleans.
Rock's songs have been used as entrance music for several wrestlers as well as the theme music for several W-W-E pay-per-view events.
Rock also has performed at W-W-E events. Others getting inducted into the W-W-E Hall of Fame are Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett and Hillbilly Jim.
BILLY CORGAN - TEA SHOP
Billy Corgan is giving away tea for free at his tea shop in suburban Chicago, because he's forced to close up. Corgan writes on Instagram his Madame Zuzu's Teahouse will close Sunday ``for various reasons which involve tenancy, but certainly nothing to do with the strength of the business.'' He says there will be free tea and special last-day sales on Sunday. Corgan says he plans to relocate, but part of the holdup is the lack of ideal spots. He says he hopes to stay in Highland Park, Illinois, which is where the current shop is.
STEVE MORSE - GUITAR STOLEN
Guitarist Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs is searching for a guitar that was stolen while on tour. Morse's website says the dark green custom-built Buscarino acoustic guitar was taken as the band was loading in for a concert at Washington's Lincoln Theatre last Wednesday. A reward is being offered for its return, no questions asked.
(The Associated Press)