CLEVELAND (AP) — Joan Jett will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by another wild woman: Miley Cyrus. The Rock Hall has announced more presenters and performers for the induction ceremony on April 18. Zac Brown and Tom Morello will perform in tribute to the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. John Mayer and Gary Clark Junior will perform for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Beck, Karen O of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Nate Ruess (ROOS) of fun. perform for Lou Reed. John Legend will perform for Bill Withers
LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King says he’s feeling better and was released from the hospital yesterday. He had been hospitalized in Los Angeles over the weekend. His daughter, Claudette, tells The Los Angeles Times her father, who is 89, was dehydrated as a result of his diabetes. King was forced to cancel his tour last fall after falling ill in Chicago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Don McLean’s original manuscript and notes for the song “American Pie” have sold at auction for $1.2 million. Christie’s auction house in New York did not reveal the name of the buyer. The 16 pages included the original working manuscript and typed drafts for the song. “American Pie” was a number-one hit in 1972.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Wilson didn’t need to meet his guest musicians before creating songs for them. He just flipped on the radio. Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess (ROOS), Zooey Deschanel (ZOH’-ee day-shah-NEL’) and M. Ward, and Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian (SEB’-oo sih-MOH’-nee-ihn) are among the artists who perform on Wilson’s “No Pier Pressure” album. Wilson says he heard their voices on the radio and wrote songs accordingly. Wilson calls the album “a labor of love” and says he wanted a sound that was both modern and reminiscent of the 1960s. “No Pier Pressure” is out today.
UNDATED (AP) — Joni Mitchell is still hospitalized but getting better. Mitchell’s website reports she remains under observation in a hospital and she continues to improve every day. Mitchell was found unconscious in her home on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police guitarist Andy Summers needs to set the record straight: they were not a reggae band. Summers says he hates it when people call them “white reggae.” Another thing he wants to set straight: he loves Sting but he’s not holding anything back about their relationship in the new documentary, “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police.” The film gives the history of The Police from Summers’ point of view. Summers says Sting and he have a great love because they experienced something incredible together. He says the film is more like dishing the dirt on a beloved brother rather than bashing him.
LONDON (AP) — The first wife of John Lennon and mother of Julian Lennon has died. Her publicist says Cynthia Lennon died yesterday at her home in Mallorca, Spain, with Julian by her side. She died of cancer at the age of 75. Cynthia and John Lennon met at art school in Liverpool and married after she got pregnant with Julian. Their marriage was hidden to promote Lennon’s image with female fans. The couple divorced in 1968 after John Lennon started seeing Yoko Ono. Cynthia Lennon published two books about her relationship with Lennon, “A Twist of Lennon” and “John.” Paul McCartney calls Cynthia Lennon “a lovely lady” and “a good mother to Julian.” Ringo Starr tweets, “Peace and love to Julian Lennon. God bless Cynthia.” Ono says she’s very saddened by Cynthia Lennon’s death and adds, “I felt proud how we two women stood firm in the Beatles family.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell has been taken to a hospital. Los Angeles fire officials say paramedics answered an afternoon 911 call in Bel Air, where Mitchell lives. But officials didn’t verify her identity. Mitchell’s website and Twitter account reported last night that she was in the hospital. A statement on her website says “Joni was found unconscious in her home.” The statement adds, “She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits.” It wasn’t immediately clear what illness she had. The 71-year-old singer-songwriter told Billboard magazine in December that she has a rare skin condition, Morgellons disease, which prevents her from performing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again.
The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.
The “Zip Code” tour will once again reunite singer Mick Jagger, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.
The last time the Rolling Stones played North American stadiums was during their “A Bigger Bang Tour” in 2006. They opted for arena venues for their “50 & Counting” anniversary tour in 2012 and 2013.
The band interrupted last year’s “14 On Fire” and rescheduled all their Australia and New Zealand dates after fashion designer L’Wren Scott, Jagger’s companion since 2001, took her own life.
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Daltrey says he used to try to sing like it’s the first time, but now he sings for what might be the last time. Daltrey tells Rolling Stone he thinks the current Who tour will be the last big tour they’ll do. Daltrey is 71 and Pete Townshend is 69. Daltrey says he wants to stop while they’re still at the top of their game. Daltrey says he can picture doing an acoustic set at a theater in New York with Townshend in the future, because then the audiences would come to them.