MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
THE ROLLING STONES - CUBA
Mick Jagger told a concert crowd in Havana on Friday, ``We are sure that this night is going to be an unforgettable night, for you and for us.'' It was the first time the Rolling Stones had played in Cuba, and the biggest-name act ever to play in Cuba. Rock and roll was forbidden for decades in Cuba under Fidel Castro's rule. The Stones ripped through a two-hour set that started with ``Jumpin' Jack Flash'' and ended with ``Satisfaction.''
One 62-year-old Cuban man said after seeing the Rolling Stones, he can die happy. It wasn't just ordinary Cubans at the show. Jimmy Buffett, Richard Gere and Naomi Campbell were in the V-I-P section.
JUSTIN MOORE - HIS TAKE ON ``YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK''
Justin Moore believes there are some songs that you want to hear based on the title alone. That's how he feels about his song, ``You Look Like I Need a Drink.'' Moore did not write the song but he immediately formed an opinion of where he thought it would go. He says the song ended up being the antithesis of that. He says it could have been really cheesy, but he's hoping people think it's ``really cool and different and vibey.''
GUNS N' ROSES - TEASE TOUR
Why would Guns N' Roses release a list of North American cities if they were not intending to tour? G-N-R has put out a video listing 21 cities with the song ``Patience'' playing over it and the words ``Coming Summer 2016.'' G-N-R featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are playing a handful of shows this spring, including Coachella next month.
TOWN TRIBUTE - HANK WILLIAMS
The city of Oak Hill, West Virginia, has unveiled a memorial plaque in honour of Hank Williams. The marker was revealed in a ceremony on Thursday. Williams' daughter, Jett Williams, was in attendance. Williams was found dead in Oak Hill while being driven to a concert in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1953. A movie about Williams' life called ``I Saw The Light'' is out now in limited release.
FAKE RIHANNA PHOTO - ZIMBABWE TRIAL
Lots of people would love for their Facebook friends to think they were cuddling up with Rihanna. A school headmaster in Zimbabwe could get a year in jail for posting a mash-up photo of Rihanna with Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe wearing hip-hop gear. A screenshot of the image is a key piece of evidence in the trial of Edson Chuwe, who posted the photo on Facebook. Zimbabwe has a law that forbids insulting the president. The charge sheet against Chuwe says the picture of Mugabe and Rihanna shows them ``in a position suggesting that they were in love.'' If getting arrested for posting a fake photo sounds harsh, an employee at Chuwe's school was arrested for clicking ``like'' on Facebook in response to the image.
ROB ZOMBIE'S - ``31'' -RELEASE DATE
Rob Zombie's latest horror film has finally gotten a release date. His movie ``31'' will come out September 16th. The film is about carnival workers who are kidnapped by sadistic clowns and are forced to play a violent game. Zombie's latest album, ``The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser,'' comes out April 29th.
TWISTA - POT CHARGE
Twista says police should focus on more serious crimes than busting him for marijuana possession. Twista says his arrest is like being arrested for jaywalking. Authorities in South Haven, Indiana, arrested Twista Thursday night after the Rolls Royce he was riding in was pulled over for following an S-U-V too closely. Officers said they smelled marijuana, and the driver admitted the group had been smoking pot. A police spokesman says officers found a half ounce of marijuana in a fake can. Twista's arrest forced the cancellation of a concert. He was released on 500-dollar bond.
ADELE FAN - HURT
Adele has apologized after a fan at a show in Scotland got hit with a piece of the production set. A woman in the audience at the Glasgow show on Friday was injured when a chain fell from the production rigging. She was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital as a precaution. Adele tweeted, ``I'm so sorry to hear that someone got hurt at my show tonight. It's being investigated to ensure it won't happen again.''
MARIAH CAREY - BRUSSELS
Mariah Carey canceled yesterday's show in Brussels over security concerns. A message on Carey's Twitter account said the concert was called off for security concerns.
Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels left at least 31 people dead. The tweets said Carey hoped to see her Belgian fans soon but she did not mention a rescheduled concert.
JAMES IHA - SMASHING PUMPKINS
Fans who went to see Smashing Pumpkins in Los Angeles on Saturday could not believe their eyes: guitarist James Iha was playing with them. Rolling Stone reports Iha joined the band onstage for the first time in 16 years. He played seven songs with the band. Original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin plays with the current Pumpkins lineup. No word on the whereabouts of former bassist D'arcy Wretzky.
SNOOP DOGG - NATURE VIDEOS
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ videos on his website. Snoop did a parody of the ``Planet Earth'' documentary series during which he offered his own commentary to wildlife videos. More than 75-thousand people signed an online petition asking for Snoop to narrate the whole season of ``Planet Earth.'' Snoop now offers his commentary on videos for his ``Planet Snoop'' section of his Merry Jane website.
In one video, he bets on a snake as it takes on a squirrel but then changes his tune when the squirrel puts up a fight.
MILEY CYRUS - ALICIA KEYS - ``THE VOICE''
``The Voice'' is getting some girl power. N-B-C says Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will join the show as judges next September. The arrival of the two pop stars will mark the first time the judging panel will have two women on it at the same time. Cyrus and Keys join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in the coaches' jobs.
Both women know the drill on ``The Voice.'' Cyrus is an adviser this season and Keys mentored contestants before.
STEVE MARTIN - EDIE BRICKELL - BROADWAY
It was a curtain call with a twist for some Broadway fans last week. After the cast of the new musical ``Bright Star'' had taken their bows Thursday night, part of the set swiveled around _ and on it were Stevie Martin and Edie Brickell, the pair that wrote the musical. After the ovation, Martin and Brickell turned in a surprise performance, with Martin playing the banjo and Brickell singing. They have written two albums together _ but ``Bright Star'' is their first musical.
(The Associated Press)