MUSIC NEWSLast Update on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:05 AM EDT
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Chris Brown's Trial Delayed Until Tomorrow
It will be at least another day before Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington gets going. A judge has delayed the proceedings — while attorneys hash out what will happen with Brown's bodyguard, who was charged in the same incident. Christopher Hollosy was convicted yesterday of assault in the case, in which a man claims both the singer and the bodyguard punched him in the face, breaking his nose. The bodyguard is also expected to testify for Brown when his trial comes up — and take the fall for the singer, saying it was he, not Brown who punched the man. Trouble is, the bodyguard plans to appeal his conviction — and attorneys for the singer want him granted immunity so he can testify. Prosecutors haven't said whether they would grant the request — and the judge has given both sides time to try to resolve the issue. The trial is now set for tomorrow.
Debbie Gibson can explain why she looks so skeletal lately: she's got Lyme disease. Gibson writes on her Web site she is not sure how she got it. She says last spring, she started displaying food sensitivities, and it got so bad she couldn't keep on weight. She also developed tingling in her hands and feet, night sweats, chills, fevers and migraines. Gibson looked so bad she went to a dermatologist and got Botox, which wreaked havoc on her physically and mentally. She had been seeing doctors but none of them thought to test her for Lyme disease -- until one finally did. Gibson says she's still undergoing treatment but she's getting better.
Glen Campbell's Family Move Him To Care Facility
Glen Campbell has been moved to a memory care facility in Nashville as he deals with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell's wife, Kim Woolen, tells People magazine five family members were taking care of him and they were "completely exhausted." She says they have to watch him every second because he'll pick up knives and not give them up. His daughter, Ashley, says Campbell will try to drink things like dish soap or olive oil. Campbell moved to the facility at the end of March and he is adjusting well. Woolen says Campbell played a couple of songs for residents there on his first day, thanked them for coming and took a nap on the couch.
Tom Petty Says Songwriting Gets Harder Over The Years
If you do anything for 40 years, you gotta figure it would be easy. No so much when it comes to Tom Petty and songwriting. He says these days, it's harder than ever to write songs. He says after a while "you get a little more carefree or distracted" — and it's hard to do songs that don't "go over the same ground." Even so, he must be doing something right; Petty will get an award from the songwriters group ASCAP tomorrow. He joins previous honorees like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell. Petty says of his honor: "I'm duly impressed."
"The Voice" Goes To The Live Shows
Kristen Merlin from Team Shakira got a standing ovation from the entire room on "The Voice," even though no one could hear what she was singing. Her microphone went out during her performance of "Stay" but she kept singing anyway. Adam Levine says if it was him, he would've been in a puddle of his own nerves. Usher says he would have wet his pants if he tried to hold a note as long as Audra McLaughlin from Team Blake did. Blake Shelton says Christina Grimmie from Team Adam, Tess Boyer from Team Shakira and Josh Kaufman from Team Usher are the artists to beat on each of those teams. Two of the top 12 will be eliminated tonight.
Paul McCartney To Play Minneapolis Gig
The Beatles have only performed once in Minnesota — and that was in 1965. Now one of the two surviving members of the group will make a return visit to the Twin Cities. Paul McCartney will perform this summer at Target Field. The one-night show is set for August 2 at the ballpark the Minnesota Twins call home. When The Beatles played the area in 1965, they performed at Metropolitan Stadium, where the Twins played at the time.
Pharrell Williams To Play iheartradio Awards
They aren't among those up for artist of the year. But three strong performers from this past year are among those who will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Pharrell Williams, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the artists who have been booked for the awards ceremony next month in Los Angeles. Others expected to perform include Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire, Lorde and Lady Gaga. Those up for artist of the year are Rihanna, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The May 1 show will air live on NBC.
Jason Aldean Picks Honorary Bat Girls
Jason Aldean will help choose the honorary bat girls as part of Major League Baseball's breast cancer awareness program. Aldean is part of a panel who will choose an honorary bat girl for each of the 30 major league teams. The bat girls will be recognized at games on Mother's Day or another game in May.
Vance Joy Recalls His Favorite Gig
Vance Joy gets asked all the time to do oddball gigs. He says sometimes people will invite him to play at their cousin's wedding or something like that. He did do one of those requests and it was one of his favorite gigs ever. He showed up as a surprise guest at a girl's 16th birthday party in Canberra, Australia, to play a few songs. Joy says it was a lovely family who embraced him as one of their own.
Jason Derulo Talks "Talk Dirty"
Jason Derulo people who claim his song "Talk Dirty" objectifies women have no idea what he's talking about. He says thinking of women only as sex objects is something that is "not even in my head" when he writes a tune. He says the song is "fun" and that those who object to it are "taking it far too seriously." Derulo says it's not as though he doesn't think about offending people with his music. But he says in the end, he just tries to do his style of music because he realizes that "there is going to be backlash on every song" he does so he doesn't pay much attention to the critics.
Duff Mckagan Plays With Gnr For Golden Gods Awards
Original Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their performance on the Golden Gods Awards Show tomorrow. McKagan had been playing with the band on dates in South America while current bassist Tommy Stinson played reunion concerts with The Replacements. The Golden Gods show will stream live on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 app. VH1 Classic will air the show May 24.
Robin Thicke, Josh Groban Will Be Guest Voices On "American Dad"
Robin Thicke will play an annoying coffee shop musician on an upcoming episode of "American Dad" on Fox. His father, Alan Thicke, will also be a guest voice on that episode, which airs May 4. Josh Groban will be a guest voice on the May 11 episode.
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