MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
SHANIA TWAIN - EXPLAINS BRAD PITT
The reason Shania Twain name-check Brad Pitt in her song ``That Don't Impress Me Much'' is because he was in the news at the time she wrote the song. The Canadian star tells Billboard magazine Playgirl had published nude photos of Pitt, and she remembers thinking, ``I don't know what all the fuss is about.''
She was writing her ``Come On Over'' album at the time, so he was on her mind. She says she wasn't picking on Pitt, but it was ``the association in that moment.''
HOUSTON CONCERTS - HURRICANE HARVEY
Lady Antebellum's concert in Houston has been called off for Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. The concert, which also featured Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, probably will not be made up. Refunds are being offered. Coldplay is scheduled to play NRG Stadium tonight. Mary J. Blige and A Simple Plan also have shows in Houston tonight. Harvey is expected to become a major hurricane today and could make landfall tonight or early Saturday.
LUIS FONSI - ``DESPACITO''
Luis Fonsi says it would be conceited of him to assume he should be nominated or automatically win an award for ``Despacito.'' The song was a notable snub when the nominations for the M-T-V Video Music Awards came out. On Tuesday, M-T-V created a new category, ``song of summer,'' and ``Despacito'' is one of the contenders. Fonsi says with all due respect to any award, he gets more validation from the millions of people who have viewed the video or downloaded the song. The M-T-V Video Music Awards are Sunday outside Los Angeles. Kendrick Lamar and his song ``Humble'' lead the nominations with eight.
BOB SEGER - PALACE AT AUBURN HILLS
Bob Seger can blow the roof off his September 23rd concert, because the venue will close after he's done. The Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit will shut its doors after Seger plays there. It was the home of the Detroit Pistons for
29 years, but the Pistons will move to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Detroit Red Wings will play there too. What happens to the Palace has not been determined.
(The Associated Press)