A swarm of leaping grasshoppers joined Paul McCartney on stage on Monday night (May 6th) in Goiania, Brazil during the second stop on his Out There world tour. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the insects — which nearly covered the stage at some points — took a shine to the former Beatle, who introduced the bug who was perched happily on his shoulder as “Harold.” McCartney even turned to the grasshopper during “Hey Jude” and sang Harold the line: “‘the movement you need is on your shoulder” — adding “it certainly is now.”
Happy Birthday to Billy Joel, who turns 64 today (May 9th). With two recent festival shows under his belt at Australia’s Stone Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Fest, Billy Joel fans are waiting to see what his next move will be. Billy, who hasn’t toured since 2010, went on record as stating that he’s considering a series of full-album shows in major U.S. cities in the near future. August 10th will mark the 20th anniversary since the “Piano Man” released his last studio rock album, River Of Dreams. The album, which peaked at Number One on the Billboard 200, featured the Top Three hit — and Billy’s last Top Ten hit to date — “The River Of Dreams.”
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101 Number One song of the Day was recorded by a group who wanted to stay anonymous in their native country when they were starting out. Why would a neophyte band want something like that?
The Beach Boys release their 41 track double disc “Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour” is due out May 21st. Here’s a trailer.
Mariah Carey may be ending her American Idol judging career. According to Perez Hilton, Mariah is disliking her experience so much — she might even try to leave before the end of the season.
- A source said, “Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time… One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite. She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her… She’s also under fire with the producers for not being critical enough of the contestants.”
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The 101 Number One Song of the Day is about a teacher who returned to the High School he attended as a teenager and the writer who was especially hired for the project found it to be a somewhat difficult challenge.
“Iron Man 3″ has now, after one weekend, made twice as much money as “Iron Man 2″ made during its entire run. Love Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark! Downey’s portrayal of Tony Stark runs rings around Tony in the comic books…at least as I remember him. I defer judgment to our resident comic book expert Jack Lutz. He says he’ll see it in a week or two.
Barry Manilow is heading back out on the road this week. Manilow kicks off his 16-date run on Thursday (May 9th) at Manchester, New Hampshire’s Verizon Wireless Arena and eventually winds things down on July 29th at Atlanta, Georgia’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre.
Last January and February, Manilow returned to Broadway at the St. James Theatre for his first extended run in nearly 25 years.
- Barry Manilow told us that there’s a discernible difference between the Las Vegas crowds and his die-hard audience who follows him out on the road: [“The audiences that come here, they wanna hear the hits. I’ve tried periodically to throw in a couple of album cuts and they’re polite, but when I hit ‘Ready To Take A Chance Again’ the roof caves in. And I get it. Now, that’s Vegas. Y’know, Vegas is, y’know, not my fans every night, but when I go out I really might put back some of these album cuts that people haven’t heard in a long time.”