The music world is on over-load today! Where do we start?
Ok – let’s talk love, first. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nancy Wilson[/lastfm] from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Heart[/lastfm], who’s confirmed the story behind the rock on her left hand – she’s engaged! Per the band’s web site, Nancy says ‘love is GRAND’, and she’s marrying Geoff Bywater, a music exec at the Fox network. Cheers!
Now…[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Aerosmith[/lastfm]! The band’s announced a summer tour…they’ve revealed 18 dates of the ‘Global Warming Tour.’ Their web site, AeroForceOne.com, has all dates posted so far – none in Charlotte – but don’t give up! More dates should be added.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Madonna[/lastfm] had a Twitter exchange on Monday with Ryan Seacrest to plug her new album ‘MDNA’, but she also offered to show the New York Jets’ new quarterback Tim Tebow around town. Madonna was quoted as tweeting “He’s ‘like a virgin’ and so am I.” Oh to be a fly on the wall should that ‘tour’ happen!
‘The Bodyguard’, starring [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] and Kevin Costner is celebrating a re-release today, for it’s 20th anniversary. Only two theaters in the area will be showing it – today only. See the film tonight here in Charlotte at Stonecrest 22 @ Piper Glen, (get tickets early for the 7:30pm show) or in Salisbury at Tinseltown (also a 7:30pm show). ‘The Bodyguard’ is expected to be shown at more than 400 theaters nationwide today only.
Finally, E-Streeters Nils Lofgren and Steve VanZandt open up about the changes and the ‘new’ E-Street Band and the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen [/lastfm]‘Wrecking Ball Tour.’
Here’s an excerpt from RollingStone.com:
Rolling Stone: “It was a pretty bold move to debut the new band and new show at the Apollo (Theatre), considering it was being broadcast live.
Steven: “To do our first show as a broadcast, that’s real balls. I’m proud of us for pulling it off. It was pretty close to flawless, I have to say. Keep in mind, we have a brand new five-piece horn section. We’re still working on horn parts. We’re still working on vocal parts with the singers. We have a couple new people involved. I took it for granted, but they were probably a bit nervous. They did great, though.
We spent a lot of time thinking about this show and talking about it. The horn section was a good answer to the unanswerable: “How do you replace Clarence Clemons?” Well, you don’t. It’s real simple. The same way you replace Danny Federici. You don’t. You have somebody else playing those parts, but you have to do something else, you have to morph it into a hybrid of what you were. It’s not going to be the same.”