MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
STEVEN TYLER REQUIRES - MEDICAL CARE
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler says he does not have a life-threatening condition, but it's something urgent enough for Aerosmith to call off the last four shows of their South American tour. Tyler flew from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the U-S on Monday night to seek immediate care for ``unexpected medical issues,'' according to a band statement. Tyler says he needed to deal with it right away to ``sustain and maintain'' his future performances.
TONY ORLANDO - LOSES FINGERTIP
Tony Orlando has lost the tip of his middle finger because of what he calls ``a stupid accident with my garage door'' in Branson, Missouri. Orlando tells The New York Daily News he tore the part from the tip to the nail bed and doctors cannot reattach it. Orlando is a longtime supporter of military veterans and he says compared to his military buddies, his injury is ``a bee sting.'' He jokes that he now has to sing his song ``Knock Three Times'' as ``knock two-and-a-half times.''
PIXIES SHOW - FIRE ALARM
So far, all The Pixies are saying about their smoke-filled concert in Portland, Maine, is a photo from early in the show and the words ``thank you.'' The Portland Press Herald reports theatrical smoke released during the band's encore set off a smoke alarm, forcing an evacuation of the Maine State Theater Tuesday night. It was a sold-out show for a theatre that holds at least 16-hundred people. One concertgoer says there was never a sense of panic.
GARTH BROOKS - ANTHOLOGY SERIES
Garth Brooks is planning a massive multimedia retrospective of his career. He will put out a 240-page book accompanied with 52 songs on five C-Ds -- and that's just part one of five. ``The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years'' will be on sale November 14th. The music will include the alternate take of ``That Summer'' and a track featuring Trisha Yearwood on a Brooks song before Brooks had put out his first record. It's Brooks' first time as an author.
KELSEA BALLERINI - ``LEGENDS''
Kelsea Ballerini wrote the song ``Legends'' about two years ago after a breakup and she wasn't sure it should be her next single. Ballerini says she didn't want to look back on the relationship with anger or bitterness but with love, so that's what the song it about. At least, that's what it was then. Ballerini says she's in a different place now and she wasn't sure if it still reflected who she is. She decided even though the song has changed meaning for her, it can be interpreted as being in a loving relationship or looking back on one. ``Legends'' will appear on her upcoming album, ``Unapologetically,'' out Nov. 3rd.
DORIS DAY - HONOURED
Part of Walnut Street in downtown Cincinnati has been given the honourary name of Doris Day Way. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the city council voted Tuesday to make the change.
Yesterday was also Doris Day Day in Cincinnati. Day, who is from there, now lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She's 95 and could not make the trip back home, but she sends her thanks.
(The Associated Press)