MUSIC NEWSLast Update on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3:06 AM EDT
from Eyewitness News Online
Miley Cyrus In The Hospital
Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized with a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A spokeswoman for Cyrus says she called off her concert in Kansas City, Missouri, last night. She's on medical rest on the advice of her doctors. She tweeted a photo of herself in what looks like a hospital gown. She called off a show last week in Charlotte because she had the flu. Cyrus is scheduled to perform tonight in St. Louis.
Zac Brown Band have added a bassist. Matt Mangano joins the band as its eighth member. That doesn't mean John Driskell Hopkins is leaving. He's just moving to other instruments. He plans to play guitar, baritone guitar, ukulele, and banjo as well as bass and upright bass. Zac Brown Band will kick off their Great American Road Trip Tour on May 24 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Usher Finalizes Team On "The Voice"
Team Usher is ready for the finals on "The Voice." He chose the three singers for his team as the show begins the round in which the public will vote. He chose Bria Kelly, who he called "a shining star." He picked Josh Kaufman, who he says has a story yet to be told. His final pick was TJ Wilkins, the singer Shakira called "the ace under your seat."
Chrissie Hynde Has A Not-Quite-Solo Solo Project
Chrissie Hynde feels a bit dishonest calling "Stockholm" her solo album. She says it's actually a collaboration but her collaborators wouldn't be in a band with her, so she put her own name on it. She does have a backing band who will support her on tour, though. There's nothing profound about the first single, "Dark Sunglasses." She says it's simply about a guy who wears sunglasses. There is something profound about the video: Hynde is not in it. She says for 30 years she's loathed videos and always begged not to appear in them, only to be met with laughs. "Stockholm" comes out June 10.
Brandy Calls Off Wedding
Brandy isn't getting married after all. Her representative tells People magazine she and music executive Ryan Press have called off their engagement by mutual agreement. They plan to stay friends and the rep says there's nothing negative about the breakup. Brandy and Press went public with their relationship late in 2011 and were engaged late in 2012.
New Orleans Jazz Fest Gives Springsteen More Time
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has done some rearranging of the schedule to allow Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band some room to rock. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports when the schedule was released in March, Springsteen was slotted to play an hour and 50 minutes. Springsteen is famous for sometimes playing three hours. The schedule has now been revised so Springsteen can play two hours and 45 minutes. He will take the stage on May 3.
"Soul Train" Plans Broadway Run
The hippest trip in America is coming to Broadway. Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver has acquired the theatrical rights to "Soul Train." Weaver is one of the masterminds behind the show and film "Rock of Ages." Weaver says he will hire a writer and work on music rights. He won't speculate on when the show will open, only saying, "When the story's right." He says the heart of "Soul Train" is a great story and great characters, as well as fashion and music.
Sean Combs Will Speak At Howard University
Sean Combs will return to his college to talk about how he carved a path to success. Combs will be the commencement speaker at Howard University on May 10. He was a student there in the late 1980s. Combs will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities.
Songwriters Hall Will Honor Dan Reynolds Of Imagine Dragons
Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons will get a special award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He will receive the Hal David Starlight Award, given to a young songwriter who makes a significant impact on the music world. Reynolds says a lot of the songs on the Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" album came from dreams or nightmares, hence the title. The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction will be June 12 in New York. This year's inductees include Ray Davies of The Kinks and Donovan.
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