The Rolling Stones rocked a packed house in Los Angeles Friday on the opening night of their North American “50 and Counting” tour. With 17 dates, it’s their biggest in six years. “We first played LA in 1965. Thank you for coming to see us. We really appreciate it,” Mick Jagger said at Staples Center.
Celebrities included Jack Nicholson and Melanie Griffith, with guest performances by Gwen Stefani on “Wild Horses” and Keith Urban on “Respectable.” Days before the show, hundreds of seats were still available and scalpers scrambled to slash prices down from the original $250 to $600. The band released $85 seats on its official website.
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Gwen Stefani looked positively radiant while walking to a recording studio in West Hollywood Thursday and seemed to be in a very “zen” state of mind. She even threw up a peace sign to the watching paparazzi. No Doubt’s new album is under construction. Their last effort was Push and Shove.
No maybes about it – the Junos called Carly Rae Jepsen last night. The five-time nominee won an early trophy for best pop album for Kiss during the Junos’ non-televised gala dinner, which saw 35 awards handed out. That means Justin Bieber’s Believe lost in that category. Artist of the year honours went to 78-year-old Leonard Cohen.
Tonight, Canada honours its artists with the Juno Awards. Performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Vancouver’s Marianas Trench, The Sheepdogs, Serena Ryder, with host Michael Buble live from Regina’s Brandt Centre.
Buble himself is a Juno Fan Choice nominee. Tom Cochrane and Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy are appearing.
Meet the band, “Walk Off The Earth”. This funky quintet from Burlington had done a pile of their own videos, mostly for songs they had written themselves but it was their cover of Goyte’s “Someone I Used To Know” that really launched them into the music spotlight. It was featured on “Ellen” who thought it was really cool – very original (even if it was a cover of someone elses song)
See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nxMDe4WO-k
Londoner Pete Denomme (who owns the London Music Club on Colborne Street) is a singer/songwriter. He wrote this song to show support for unemployed workers in London, and Canada. Purchase the song from YouTube. Proceeds support the London Food Bank.
Adele has topped this year’s countdown of Britain’s richest young musicians with an estimated $48 million fortune. She turns 25 next month, is number one on the Sunday Times’ annual under 30 rich list for the second year running — despite taking an extended break to recover from a throat operation and to give birth to her first child last year. She made $16 million in the last 12 months.
Cee Lo Green was served with a multimillion dollar lawsuit over his failure to show at two concerts. The Cierra Management Group claim they paid $243,000 in 2011 to put on a couple of Christmas shows, but they alleged the gigs were never going to take place. They said the deal was only a scheme designed to finagle funding capital for concerts actually planned not to manifest. Cee Lo wasn’t accused of being part of the conspiracy, but he’s being sued for supposedly refusing to perform the shows.
Cierra bosses want a $14 million dollar settlement from Cee Lo. I wonder how much they want from the conspirators!