(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Song Hall Announces 2013 Nominees
GRAMMY winners Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac); Elvis Costello; Vince Gill; B.B. King; Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics); Jeff Lynne; Joe Perry and Steven Tyler (Aerosmith); Rod Temperton; and Steve Winwood are among the nominees for induction into the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Inductees will be honored at the 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 13, 2013, in New York. In related news, Pepe Aguilar, La Original Banda El Limón de Salvador Lizárraga and Los Huracanes del Norte will be honored with the Billboard Musical Legacy Award, Excellence Award and the Voice Award, respectively, at the 2012 Billboard Mexican Music Awards on Oct. 18 in Los Angeles. Additionally, GRAMMY-winning composer Danny Elfman will receive the Maestro Award at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, Calif.
Bieber's Star-Studded Canadian Lineage
Justin Bieber may be soon changing his tune from "Never Say Never" to "We Are Family." According to genealogists at Ancestry.com, Bieber shares DNA with fellow Canadian stars Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne, though the family lineage is somewhat far-removed, (Bieber is 10th, 11th and 12th cousins to Dion, Gosling and Lavigne, respectively) We're guessing Ancestry.com simply hasn't yet uncovered the Bieb's relationship to Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, and every member of the Montreal Symphony. But one thing is certain — Bieber better be invited to the Lavigne/Chad Kroeger wedding. And will Bieber be the godfather to Lavigne's rumored child?