MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
ED SHEERAN INJURES ARM
Ed Sheeran says he's had ``a bit of a bicycle accident.'' He posted an Instagram photo of his bandaged right arm.
He says it may affect some of his upcoming shows and he's awaiting medical advice. Sheeran's Asian tour begins Sunday in Taipei, Taiwan.
IRON MAIDEN'S EDDIE WILL APPEAR IN ``ANGRY BIRDS''
Eddie, the Iron Maiden mascot, is entering the realm of ``Angry Birds.'' Eddie the Bird will be a playable character in the game ``Angry Birds Revolution,'' out tomorrow. He will be available for two weeks, and players who successfully recruit Eddie the Bird to their teams will keep him forever. He will have four evolutions that represent different Iron Maiden albums.
JOE JONAS IS GETTING MARRIED
Joe Jonas of D-N-C-E is engaged to ``Game of Thrones'' actress Sophie Turner. They both shared the same Instagram photo of her hand wearing a diamond ring. Jonas' caption was, ``She said yes,'' while Turner's was, ``I said yes.''
LINDSAY ELL RECREATES JOHN MAYER AS HOMEWORK
Kristian Bush of Sugarland gave Lindsay Ell an education in musicianship by making her get inside the head of another musician. Ell says Bush asked what her favourite record is, and she said ``Continuum'' by John Mayer. Bush challenged her to recreate it in her own studio, playing all the instruments herself, and she had two weeks to do it. Ell took the challenge. She says she learned so much about Mayer's guitar playing and her own, but more importantly, she learned how she wanted a band in the studio to sound. Her debut album, ``The Project,'' is out now.
NF HAS NUMBER-ONE ALBUM
The artist with the number-one album in the country this week has never had a song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rapper N-F debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 album with ``Perception,'' moving 55,000 units. It beats out Tom Petty's ``Greatest Hits,'' which moved 47,000. The only other act this year to have a number-one album without a song on the Hot 100 is alternative band Brand New. Their ``Science Fiction'' album topped the chart last month.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IS NUMBER-FOUR BROADWAY DRAW
Bruce Springsteen is a Broadway smash. The Broadway League reports Springsteen's concerts at New York's Walter Kerr Theatre raked in 1-point-9 million dollars in the first week.
His debut was Thursday. That puts him in fourth place for the week as far as Broadway shows go. ``Hamilton'' is in the lead with
2-point-9 million dollars, followed by ``Hello, Dolly!'' and ``The Lion King.''
(The Associated Press)