MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler says he has returned to the United States for medical care and the band is cancelling the last four shows of its tour in South America. Tyler said on social media Tuesday that he flew back to the U.S. on Monday night after a show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He says he is ``not in a life threatening condition'' but needs to deal with a medical issue ``immediately''
to maintain future scheduled performances. The band has cancelled two shows this month, in Curitiba, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile, and two shows next month, in Rosario, Argentina, and Monterrey, Mexico.
Tyler says he expects to make a full recovery.
STOCK IN EMINEM ROYALTIES
You will soon be able to buy a share in Eminem's royalties. The company Royalty Flow is offering stakes in Eminem's recordings from 1999 to 2013 through an initial public offering of stock starting in October. The company says royalties from the catalog grew 43 per cent between 2015 and 2016, even though Eminem had no new music out. Royalty Flow was founded by Jeff and Mark Bass, who produced much of Eminem's music. Stock shares will be 15 dollars apiece, with a minimum stock purchase requirement of 2,250 dollars.
T-BOZ SUFFERS NECK INJURY
T-L-C is calling off the European leg of their tour because T-Boz is in a lot of pain. A statement on T-L-C's Facebook page says T-Boz is suffering from an injury that's compressing a nerve in her neck. Her surgeon recommended the postponement. The European tour was supposed to begin October 16th in Hamburg, Germany, and run through mid-November. T-L-C has no concerts scheduled after that.
BRYAN ADAMS HELPS BRING ``PRETTY WOMAN'' TO STAGE
Canada's Bryan Adams and longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance have written the music for a new musical based on the film ``Pretty Woman.'' The production will do a five-week engagement in Chicago in March before moving to Broadway in the fall of 2018. Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the 2012 film version of ``Les Miserables ,'' will star as Vivian.
Tony-winning actor Steve Kazee will star as Edward.
SCOTTY McCREERY IS GETTING MARRIED
Scotty McCreery is engaged to a woman who once doodled ``Mrs. Gabi McCreery'' in her diary as a child. McCreery proposed to Gabi Dugal at the top of a mountain in North Carolina.
They met in kindergarten and they have been dating for six years.
She's a pediatric cardiac nurse but has appeared in several of McCreery's videos. The wedding is planned for next year.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE - REMASTERING
Foster The People have a ritual when they finish an album: they pour a few drinks and listen to it together. However, keyboardist Isom (EYE'-som) Innis says when they listened to their ``Sacred Hearts Club,'' they all felt uneasy. Singer Mark Foster finally said what they were all thinking: ``It's not done.'' So they remastered it. Then they did it again. Then they did it again, and again. Innis says they remastered the album five times before they got it right. He says they did some different arrangements and took out other parts until they had an album that flowed continuously.
DEMI LOVATO: CHARTS DON'T MATTER
Demi Lovato does not keep track of how she's doing on the charts. She says these days, there are too many charts, so her song might be number one on one chart and number 10 on another. As she puts it, ``If it doesn't beat `Despacito,' it's not the end of the world.'' Lovato will release a new album, ``Tell Me You Love Me,'' on Friday. YouTube will release a documentary about the album called ``Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated'' on October 17th.
(The Associated Press)