MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM - FLEETWOOD MAC
Lindsey Buckingham is out of Fleetwood Mac _ and it looks like the decision was not his. The band has put out a statement announcing their upcoming tour _ and in an almost ``oh, by the way'' fashion mentioned that Buckingham won't be with the tour this time around. The statement says it wishes Buckingham ``all the best'' going forward. It's unclear what triggered the split with one of the group's longest-tenured members. Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac in 1974 along with his girlfriend at the time, Stevie Nicks.
Buckingham will be replaced by Neil Finn of Crowded House and Mike Campbell, who performed with Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.
JASON ALDEAN - LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS
Jason Aldean admits he wavers between feeling gratitude and guilt after the Route 91 Harvest Festival shootings in Las Vegas in October. Fifty-nine people were killed and hundreds were injured when a gunman opened fire as Aldean was performing.
Aldean says he was thankful his family, crew and friends were not injured, but he feels terrible because the victims were there to see him. One of the things that helped was visiting injured survivors, because he says they were smiling and glad to be alive. Aldean's son was born two months to the day after the shootings, and Aldean says he gave Aldean something to occupy his mind so he wouldn't keep reliving the events. Aldean will release a new album called ``Rearview Town'' on Friday.
BLAKE SHELTON - 1982 TEXTBOOK
A seven-year-old student in Ada, Oklahoma, is thrilled that she was assigned a textbook that once belonged to Blake Shelton. Her mother is angry that the book is that old.
Student Marley Parker noticed that the name ``Blake Shelton'' was written in her book, ``Look Away (Keys To Reading),'' dated 1982.
Her mother, Shelly Bryan Parker, writes on Facebook she's ``embarrassed'' that the book is still in use. The discovery comes as Oklahoma teachers are in their second week of massive demonstrations to demand more education funding.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - ACMs
Carrie Underwood is finally going to let the world get a good look at her face. She will perform on the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. Underwood fell outside her home in November, resulting in a broken wrist and
40 stitches on her face. At the time, she told fans she might look ``different'' after the accident. She has posted photos that don't show her entire face, and she has not made any public appearances since the accident. The A-C-M's will air live on C-B-S.
MICHAEL BOLTON - DETROIT
Michael Bolton was so taken with Detroit that he made a movie about it. Bolton was researching his album ``A Tribute to Hitsville, U-S-A'' when he realized Detroit's strengths are being overlooked. He created an uplifting film called ``American Dream:
Detroit'' that features interviews with natives like Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola and Jerry Bruckheimer. The film will be shown in theatres for one day, May 15th.
(The Associated Press)