NEW YORK (AP) — If Adele had not become a mom, she may not have ever returned to music. Adele tells Rolling Stone she doesn’t think she would have come back if it weren’t for her 3-year-old son, Angelo. Adele says she was starting to get a little afraid of all her success when she found out she was pregnant. Adele says she is the boss of everything in her work life but Angelo is the boss of her. She says he’s the only person who tells her no.
Archives for November 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town will team up for a duet at the American Music Awards. They will perform “Home Alone Tonight.” Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth will duet on the song “Marvin Gaye,” and Trainor will sing her song, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” The AMAs are November 22.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga is up for a People’s Choice Award not for her singing, but for her acting. She is up for sci-fi/fantasy TV actress for her work on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Rihanna and Selena Gomez are both nominated for favorite animated movie voice. The Weeknd has picked up five nominations, more than any other musician. Other nominees include Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Fetty Wap, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran and Carrie Underwood. Voting is open at PeoplesChoice.com until December 3. The awards will be given out January 6.
UNDATED (AP) Former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo says if he had not been arrested, he would probably be dead. Castronovo writes on his website he made a plea deal in his domestic violence case involving his ex-fiancee’ and was sentenced to four years of probation. Castronovo says he has completed a drug treatment program and he has realized he hit bottom. Castronovo is apologizing to his ex, as well as the members of Journey and Journey fans. Castronovo says he will now devote his time to his family and to promoting sober living.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has turned down the chance to discuss Bob Marley’s face. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that said merchandisers had used Marley’s likeness to sell clothes without permission from Marley’s children, who have their own company. The clothes were sold in stores like Walmart and Target. Marley’s heirs had sued rival companies in 2008, claiming their Marley merchandise violated federal trademark law.
NEW YORK (AP) Mariah Carey, Jennifer Nettles, Andy Grammer and Train are among the acts who will perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Others in the lineup include Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Plain White T’s, Daughtry, Rachel Platten, Jordin Sparks, Shawn Mendes, MercyMe, Jake Owen, Panic At The Disco, Prince Royce, Trey Songz and Questlove with The Muppets.
NEW YORK (AP) Adele has shattered the record for the most downloads in a week with her new song, “Hello.” Nielsen Music says “Hello” has sold 1.11 million digital downloads. It’s the first song to sell more than a million tracks in a week. The previous record-holder was “Right Round” by Flo Rida (RY’-dah), with 636,000 downloads in a week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull purposely avoided learning about Jethro Tull the agricultural pioneer for years. Anderson says he was embarrassed that their agent named the band after a dead guy in 1968 and Anderson felt getting close to Tull would be a betrayal. Anderson changed his mind a year ago and wrote a stage production based on Tull. Anderson says he was amazed how many parallels there were between Tull’s life and Anderson’s songs. Anderson says it’s not boring because it incorporates the greatest hits of Jethro Tull the band and he’s writing a show for toe-tappers. The show began its North American tour last night in Chicago.