The Week In Music: Steven Tyler Writes This Way
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's memoir is set for release on May 3 and fans can expect nothing short of a walk on the wild side. Titled Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? — A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir, the book is reportedly filled with rock star memoir standards — sex, drugs and, of course, rock and roll. If you're wondering what happened when Tyler and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards spent a weekend at Bing Crosby's house in Long Island, or when Tyler blacked out onstage while singing "Reefer Head Woman" in 1978, you'll find it all in his book, and more. Readers should be prepared to walk this way with the leader of the self-proclaimed "most decadent, lecherous, sexiest, nastiest band in the land."
Actress Kate Hudson is adding another notch to her score-a-musician belt with the announcement of her engagement to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy on the "Today" show on April 27. The actress was previously married to Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes. Could this be an extension of the "GRAMMY Effect" for Muse? The band picked up their first GRAMMY for Best Rock Album for The Resistance at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in February, and aside from his recent engagement, Bellamy is also expecting a baby with Hudson. The British rocker seems to have caused quite the uprising in the expecting actress, who revealed the proposal was "very sweet and very romantic." "He's a beautiful man and I'm excited," said Hudson. The couple has yet to announce a wedding date, or on which side of the Atlantic it will take place.
Lady Gaga has added a new Little Monster to her collection. Elton John and husband David Furnish named her the godmother of their adopted son Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. It doesn't mean diaper-duty is likely for the Fame Monster, but according to Furnish, "She will be a good person to guide [Zachary] through the ins and outs of the music business, 'cause she sure knows everything about the business now." As for John, he sees Gaga as the perfect choice once you get to know the real Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. "When you get to the real person underneath, there's a simple girl who loves her parents," says the real Reginald Kenneth Dwight. It seems celebrities turning to celebrity godparents is nothing new judging by this Parade magazine list. Elton himself is the godfather of Victoria and David Beckham's sons Brooklyn and Romeo. As Sly And The Family Stone once sang, "It's a family affair."
Fellow Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp may have looked to Keith Richards for the inspiration for his character Jack Sparrow, but actor Orlando Bloom turned to a later generation of rockers for Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, Sympathy For Delicious. For his own take on sex, drugs and rock and roll, Bloom focused on the Stone Roses' Ian Brown and Oasis' bad-boy Gallagher brothers to give his character that rock and roll je ne sais quoi. "The north of England is where a lot of great British bands come from," Bloom told The Huffington Post at the film's New York premiere." That attitude that the Gallagher brothers have, and Ian Brown as well, was like, 'We are the best f***ing band in the world, and if you don't know it, f*** you,' you know what I mean?" Well, we're not sure we know what he means, but we figure Cee Lo Green does.
Today is a day that will go down in history as Prince William prepares to marry Kate Middleton in an event that is sure to captivate audiences from Buckingham Palace to the West Coast. But former Smiths frontman Morrissey isn't buying in. "Why would I watch the wedding?" Morrissey exclaimed in an interview on BBC Radio's "5 live." "I couldn't take any of that seriously. I don't think the so-called royal family speak for England now and I don't think England needs them. I do seriously believe that they are benefit scroungers and nothing else." Strong words coming from the man who stormed offstage during his set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2009 because he smelled burgers cooking. "The press reports from Buckingham Palace tell you that people love them, but go out now and speak to people on the street and they will laugh at you," said Morrissey. "They really will." Given his opinion on the It's no mystery where he got the inspiration to write "Will Never Marry."
As Lollapalooza prepares to celebrate its 20th birthday Aug. 5–7 on the grassy plains of Grant Park in Chicago, festival founder/Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell couldn't be happier. "I want to take care of my people," said Farrell. "They've been with me for 20 years. That's how I go. It's a family-run business at this point." More than 50 acts are set to take the various stages over the three days, including Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, the Cars, Coldplay, Eminem, Foo Fighters, Cee Lo Green, Muse, and Ween, among others. Farrell revealed he's looking forward to seeing Green perform, as well as the Cars. "It might've been my first or second concert ever," said Farrell of the first time he saw the Cars live. "Yeah, I loved their music when I was growing up."
What were some of our other favorite stars up to this week? The TWIM Twittertable says: katyperry: hehehehehe; MileyCyrus: When sushi smells like tots you got a problem. #aiportsushi; justinbieber: Its a beautiful day In the neighbourhood; keshasuxx: CONGRATSSS DR LUKE I LUVS U!!!! @thedoctorluke; NICKIMINAJ: Headed to Edmonton! Canada wuts good?!?!?!?
Katy Perry's "E.T." featuring Kanye West is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" is tops on the iTunes singles chart.
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