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Monday
Dec102012

Lady Gaga to Join Rolling Stones for Dec. 15 NJ Concert

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- The Rolling Stones will be joined by Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, at this Saturday's 50 & Counting show at Newark, N.J.'s Prudential Arena. That's good news not only for ticket holders, but also for fans who'll be watching the final show of the Stones' current outing via pay-per-view.

The Stones will also be joined at the New Jersey show by Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys. The Stones were joined at the London and Brooklyn, N.Y. concerts by guests including rock guitar legend Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, as well as by past Stones members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

Dubbed One More Shot, the Dec.15 pay-per-view event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  Fans can get more info at RollingStones.com/watch.

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Tuesday
Jun052012

Kanye West Goes Off on Fan With Laser Pointer at Paris Concert

George Napolitano/FilmMagic(PARIS) -- We are all familiar with Kanye West’s public outbursts, such as the time he stormed the stage at the 2009 VMAs after Taylor Swift won her first award for best female video, cutting her off, grabbing the mic away and protesting his support for Beyonce, or the time he made headlines for comparing himself to Hitler during a concert in England, or commanded the microphone after losing the best hip-hop artist music video award for “Touch the Sky” in 2006, claiming that because he lost "the awards show loses credibility."

But this time West took his outburst to a whole new level when a flash of light took him over the edge.

One fan’s use of a laser light at a concert over the weekend resulted in West embarrassing him in front of the entire crowd at his and Jay-Z’s "Watch the Throne” tour in Paris.

He used profanities toward a fan flashing a green laser during his song “Flashing Lights.”  He stopped the song to curse out the fan. He then continued to perform while asking if everyone was having a good time, as if nothing had happened.

Kanye West was apparently blinded by the laser the fan was wielding. The fan refused to quit the first time West told him not to “f*** with everybody’s show.”  That’s when West brought the show to a halt and had the entire audience “oohhh!” and shame the fan into not using the laser or get kicked out.

This wasn’t the first time West had called out a fan while onstage. Last year, the rapper ejected a concertgoer from a show for throwing a business card onto the stage while he was performing.

With his head-turning, jaw-dropping comments, images, blogs, lyrics and tweets -- one thing is for sure, Kanye West continues to make a name for himself, and keep himself in the spotlight -- but not the laser light.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May242012

Lady Gaga Angers Thai Fans with Fake Rolex Tweet

Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga may have just insulted millions of her legendarily devoted "Little Monster" fans with a single tweet.

"I just landed in Bangkok baby! Ready for 50,000 screaming Thai monsters. I wanna get lost in a lady market and buy fake Rolex," the pop star wrote to her 24 million Twitter followers Wednesday night.

By the next day, that comment had sparked an uproar in Thailand, where Gaga is traveling for her "The Born This Way Ball" tour, with fans calling the singer's remarks offensive and insulting.

"We are more civilized than you think," tweeted Thai DJ Surahit Siamwalla, who also called for a boycott of Gaga's Friday show in Bangkok.

"She came to our home, but instead of admiring us, she insulted us," read a comment on the popular Thai Web board pantip.com.

Gaga's preference for knockoffs was also made clear when the singer touched down in Hong Kong for a tour stop in April.

"I love this city," she tweeted April 30 after reportedly indulging a spin class in the city famous for its high-end retail. "You can work out & buy a fake Birkin on the same street."

The backlash is the latest in a series of controversies the boundary-pushing superstar has faced as her tour travels throughout Asia.

The "Born This Way" singer arrived in the Philippines May 19 to a crowd of 200 Christian youths calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts and holding placards urging the singer to "respect our faith, stop the blasphemy."

Officials in Indonesia, where Gaga's provocative lyrics and public image had been the subject of protests and complaints by that country's hard-line Islamist organizations, banned her from performing her planned June 3 concert there, fearing large and dangerous protests.

Public support for the Jakarta concert, which was sold out, nonetheless remained high and Gaga gave hope to her fans.

"Little monsters, be patient please," the singer's promoters tweeted after the ban was announced.  "We will keep you updated.  We are still fighting."

On Thursday, Gaga's manager confirmed the singer would rather cancel performances than make changes to appease her protesters.

"We'll skip them," her manager, Troy Carter, told a music conference in Singapore.  "We play the show as it is. It's a very specific show, it's a very specific audience."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May242012

Elton John Suffering from Serious Respiratory Infection, Cancels Performances

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Elton John is suffering from a serious respiratory infection, and has been forced to cancel performances of his Las Vegas show The Million Dollar Piano on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Elton first became ill last weekend but his condition worsened and he was hospitalized at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday.  After undergoing tests for a day, a doctor recommended that Elton not perform for a week and follow a regimen of antibiotics and complete rest.

In a statement, Elton said, "It feels strange not to be able to perform these ‘Million Dollar Piano’ concerts at The Colosseum. I love performing this show and I will be thrilled when we return to The Colosseum in October to complete the eleven concerts soon to be scheduled."

He added, "All I can say to the fans is sorry I can't be with you. I hope to see you soon at this wonderful theatre at Caesars Palace."  Ticket holders can exchange their tickets or receive refunds.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr102012

Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy Tour Schedule Revealed

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A full slate of dates for the upcoming joint U.S. tour featuring Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy has been announced.

The trek, which will stop in more than 20 cities, gets under way on July 21 in San Bernardino, Calif., and is scheduled through an Oct. 13 show in West Palm Beach, Fla. As always, Benatar will be performing with her husband and longtime guitarist Neil Giraldo.

The couple revealed that they have plans to release some new music next year.

Here are all of the joint tour’s confirmed dates according to JourneyMusic.com (*denotes that Benatar is not on the bill):

7/21 — San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheatre
7/22 — Stateline, CA, Harvey’s Outdoor Arena
7/24 — Paso Robles, CA, Main Grandstand, California Mid-State Fair
7/26 — Cheyenne, WY, Frontier Days
7/28 — Seattle, WA, The Gorge
7/29 — Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino Amphitheater
8/3 — Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
8/4 — Denver, CO, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
*8/6 — Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip Campground Amphitheatre
8/8 — Indianapolis, IN, Indiana State Fair – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/10 — Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Amphitheatre
8/15 — Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands Sands PAC
8/17 — Louisville, KY, Kentucky State Fair – Freedom Hall
8/18 — Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair – Grandstand
8/24 — Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/25 — Dallas, TX, Gexa Amphitheatre
8/31 — Kansas City, KS, Live Strong Sporting Park
9/1 — Saint Paul, MN, Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
9/21 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music City
9/22 — Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
9/28 — Bangor, ME, Waterfront Park
10/6 — Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre
10/12 — Tampa, FL, 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
10/13 — West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Feb282012

Celine Dion Cancels Performances Through End of April

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Celine Dion had to cancel four shows after coming down with a virus last week, but things have gone from bad to worse.  The singer has now been put on voice rest through the end of April, and has canceled all of her scheduled shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace through Sunday, March 18.  She'll resume performances beginning June 9.

Celine flew to Los Angeles earlier this week to see a specialist, and was diagnosed with a weakness in her right vocal cord.  She needs six to eight weeks of vocal rest to completely recover.

In a statement, the diva said, "I tried to sing at my sound-check last week, and I had no control of my voice whatsoever.  We thought that after a few days rest I would improve but it wasn't getting any better...I guess it was worse than I thought."

She adds, "Obviously this is the worst thing for a singer...not being able to do your shows.  I feel worse knowing that I'm disappointing my fans.  I'm so sorry...I hope they forgive me."

Anyone who purchased tickets to Celine's show can get automatic refunds if they paid via credit card.  Those who purchased tickets with cash can return their tickets at the point of purchase for a refund.

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