SAM SMITH FANS BRING THE LOVE
When Sam Smith released his ``In The Lonely Hour'' album, he pretty much told the world he's lonely and looking for love. It's because of that album that he's not so worried about that stuff anymore. Smith says he used to hate it when celebrities said it, but he admits that the fans have filled the hole in his life. He says when he sings his songs and they sing back, it's like they're giving him a massive hug. His dilemma, though, is what's next. Smith says everyone, including himself, wants more, and he hasn't figured out how it should end. He says he's gone on a few dates but has not yet found true love.
JOHN FOGERTY ADDRESSES ``FORTUNATE SON'' CONTROVERSY
John Fogerty has an even-handed response to the controversy around Bruce Springsteen performing ``Fortunate Son'' at the Concert for Valor on Veterans Day in front of military veterans in Washington. Fogerty tells Rolling Stone he's proud that song still has resonance and that song's meaning has often been misinterpreted. He says, ``What a great country we have that a song like this can be performed in a setting like Concert for Valor.''
Fogerty says he wrote that song in response to an administration who painted anyone who questioned its politics as un-American. As a veteran himself, Fogerty says he has ``ultimate respect for the men and women who protect us today and demand that they receive the respect that they deserve.''
LYNYRD SKYNYRD GETS TRIBUTE IN ATLANTA
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant says his brother Ronnie would have been moved to see Gregg Allman singing ``Tuesday's Gone.'' Allman, along with Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Alabama, Cheap Trick and Aaron Lewis, performed at a Skynyrd tribute concert in Atlanta Wednesday. Lewis says he did a lot of things in his life to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, some of which he's proud and some of which he's not. The concert was at the Fox Theatre, where the band recorded their 1976 live album ``One More From The Road.'' Proceeds from Wednesday's show will go to saving the venue from demolition.
Canadian bad boy Justin Bieber has been summoned for questioning in Argentina. The singer's been accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a Buenos Aires nightclub during a South American tour last year. A judge has asked Interpol to use all ``necessary means'' to notify Bieber that he has 60 days to appear before the court in Argentina. The judge says that if Bieber fails to comply, an international arrest order will be issued.
AC/DC DON'T HAVE CONTACT WITH PHIL RUDD
Angus Young of AC/DC says they have not been in touch with drummer Phil Rudd since he was accused of threatening to kill and drug possession last week. Young says they had problems with Rudd during the making of their ``Rock or Bust'' album. He says it was hard to get Rudd to show up to record, and sometimes he wouldn't show up at all for video shoots and promotional activities. Young says Rudd has ``got to sort himself out'' and AC/DC will still go ahead as a band. He says, ``If we're touring, there will be a drummer in place.''
CULTURE CLUB CALLS OFF TOUR
Boy George has developed a polyp in his throat, so Culture Club are calling off their North American tour. A throat specialist has ordered Boy George not to sing because that could lead to troubles requiring surgery. Refunds are being given and the band hopes to make up the dates once Boy George's health is better.
JASON ALDEAN EXPLAINS SPOTIFY DECISION
Jason Aldean says he pulled his current album off Spotify because he wants everyone who is involved in making his music to be paid fairly. He says he's an artist whose career is built on songwriters, publishers, producers and engineers. He says he pulled his ``Old Boots, New Dirt'' album from the music streaming service, in his words, ``To do what is right for the people who have given me a great life.'' Aldean only pulled his current album from Spotify. Taylor Swift pulled her entire catalog.
PINK FLOYD'S NICK MASON SAYS THEY'LL REUNITE ONLY FOR CHARITY
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason says a reunion is not out of the question, but only for the right charity. Mason says it would have to be ``something similar to Live 8.'' In the meantime, fans will have to be happy with their new album, ``The Endless River.'' It was created from out-takes of ``The Division Bell'' sessions, plus a bit of newly recorded music. Mason says originally ``The Division Bell'' was going to be a double album. He says ``The Endless River'' reminds him in parts of ``A Saucerful of Secrets'' because they have a tendency to take old ideas and rework them again.
MICK FLEETWOOD CLAIMS HE PEED ON WHITE HOUSE LAWN
Mick Fleetwood says he not only urinated on the White House lawn, he got official permission to do it. Fleetwood tells The Guardian newspaper it happened during President Bill Clinton's farewell party. He says he didn't have time to go back to the house when Fleetwood Mac had to make their appearance. Fleetwood told their manager he didn't know what he was going to do, and then he says he heard ``this fella with an earpiece said something like 'permission granted to urinate on the lawn.''' Fleetwood says one of the other musicians took a picture of him doing the deed. He says he doubts the Clintons knew about it but they'll forgive him. Fleetwood writes about the incident in his new book, ``Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography.''