Prep Music Report
ROLLING STONES CALL OFF AUSTRALIA SHOW
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Mick Jagger called in sick this weekend. Jagger has developed a throat infection and is under doctor's orders to rest his vocal cords. That forced the cancellation of The Rolling Stones' concert outside Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. Their next concert is scheduled for Wednesday in Sydney.
SANTANA RELEASES BOOK OF HEALING
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Carlos Santana had no difficulty writing about the darker aspects of his life in his new book because he had already dealt with those demons long ago. That includes the man who molested him as a child. Santana says he had the opportunity to confront the man. He says he knew if he condemned that man to hell, he'd go there with him. Santana says he reduced the man to a seven-year-old child, forgave him and sent him into the light.
Santana says the point of his book, ``The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light,'' is that we all need to heal on a daily basis.
He says cynicism is not good for creativity.
STEVIE WONDER DENIES HE'S GOING TO BE A DAD TO TRIPLETS
NEW YORK (AP) _ Contrary to what you may have heard, Stevie Wonder is not having triplets. Wonder himself told the audience at his New York concert on Thursday his partner is only having one baby. He got laughs when he said, ``I don't know who started that bull.'' He brought his infant daughter, Zaiah, onstage for ``Isn't She Lovely.'' He wrote that song for his daughter Aisha, who is now one of his backup singers.
STEVIE WONDER - WASHINGTON D.C. SHOW
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Stevie Wonder poured out his music _ and his heart _ to a concert audience in the nation's capital last night.
Playing before a packed house at the Verizon Center, Wonder continued a 12-city tour in which he performed songs from his landmark album, ``Songs In The Key Of Life.'' Wonder showed off his infant daughter as he performed ``Isn't She Lovely,'' written four decades earlier for another daughter, Aisha. Wonder gave a shout-out to President Barack Obama, including him in the history quiz that concludes his song ``Black Man.'' And he called for people nationwide to stand up against racism, pollution and gun violence.
WILLIE NELSON SIGNS ON AS TV HOST
UNDATED (AP) _ Willie Nelson will be the host of a new TV show.
He will host ``Inside Arlyn Studios,'' set in a recording studio in Austin, Texas. He will interview and sometimes sit in on performances by different musicians. Merle Haggard and Gary Clark Junior are the first guests. The show is filming pilot episodes but no network has picked up the series yet.
JASON MRAZ FARMS IN DETROIT
DETROIT (AP) _ Jason Mraz got down in the dirt before his Detroit concert on Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports Mraz spent a couple of hours at the Plum Street Market Garden helping to harvest lettuce and spinach. Mraz has an avocado farm in California and says he wants to get involved with urban farms while he travels to keep his skills fresh.
BUDDY HOLLY'S MOTORCYCLE BACK IN LUBBOCK
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ Buddy Holly's motorcycle is now at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Jessi Colter, singer and widow of Waylon Jennings, presented the bike to the center last week. It's a limited-edition 1958 Ariel Cyclone, and The Crickets gave it to Jennings on his 42nd birthday in 1979. Colter says she rejected a million offers for the motorcycle before going with George McMahan. She says his bid wasn't the highest, but she liked what he wanted to do with the bike. It will be on display to the public beginning next Tuesday.
MADONNA COSTUMES, WEDDING GOWN SOLD AT AUCTION
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Madonna's old clothes are worth big bucks.
Julien's Auctions says the gown and stole Madonna wore in the ``Material Girl'' video sold for more than $73,000 at auction outside Los Angeles over the weekend. Her uniform from ``A League of Their Own'' sold for more than $31,000, and a gown from ``Evita''
went for $15,000. A single earring she wore in ``Desperately Seeking Susan'' sold for more than $34,000. The wedding gown Madonna wore when she married Sean Penn in 1985 raked in more than $81,000.
FALL OUT BOY, LUPE FIASCO TEAM WITH CHICAGO BULLS
CHICAGO (AP) _ Fall Out Boy and Lupe Fiasco are helping out the home team. They've remixed the anthem ``Only The Bulls'' for the new season of the Chicago Bulls.
GAVIN DEGRAW, LADY ANTEBELLUM ADDED TO ``NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN 'EVE''
NEW YORK (AP) _ Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum will join the lineup of entertainers for ABC's ``New Year's Rockin' Eve.'' They will perform live from Nashville's New Year's Eve celebration.
Taylor Swift will perform in New York's Times Square.