Dogbites News - February 21, 2009
Mandy Moore hopes there won't be too much of a fuss over her wedding to rocker Ryan Adams. The 24-year-old star and Ryan, a singer songwriter, confirmed their engagement last week.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith originally suggested that the band's current hiatus would last a year, but he now admits that the break likely will be longer. "Maybe it'll be two years, maybe more," says Smith. "We'll only get back together for the right reason: to play music with one another." Smith currently is set to release an album in the late spring with his new supergroup, Chickenfoot, which then will embark on a major tour.
Green Day reportedly are planning to kick off a massive world tour of arenas in July to support their next album, 21st Century Breakdown (due in May).
Nine Inch Nails will tour with the reunited Jane's Addiction this year. "I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the [United States] and we all felt it could be a great thing,"
Amy Fisher, the infamous " Long Island Lolita," has announced she'll tour the country - as a high-paid stripper. The 34-year-old Fisher said she plans to perform at least once a month and has an exclusive contract with the Lee Entertainment Network, an agency that does dance bookings for porn stars. Reportedly, Fisher has already performed at Scores in Baltimore and has shows booked in Denver and Reading, Pa.
Giants great Brad Van Pelt is dead of an apparent heart attack at age 57. He was found in his chair by his fiancée Tuesday at the house they recently purchased together in his hometown of Owosso, Michigan, according to former teammates Harry Carson and Brian Kelley. Together with Lawrence Taylor, they formed the unit known as the Crunch Bunch, considered one of the top linebacking corps in Giants history, from 1981 to '83. They have remained close ever since, doing everything from golf outings to charity work together.
Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor Hanson and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger have formed a new band, Tinted Windows. The group has recorded its debut album at Stratosphere Sound Studios in New York, which Schlesinger and Iha co-own with Ivy's Andy Chase. The set is expected this spring on a label to be announced.
STRUGGLING Playboy magazine is putting a guy on the cover for only the ninth time in the monthly's 56-year history. "Knocked Up" star Seth Rogan will grace the cover of the March issue, following in the steps of Peter Sellers, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and Burt Reynolds. An insider told us Rogan will pose with Jason Kidd's baby mama, Hope Dworaczyk, but Playboy reps declined to comment.
Max and the band will be joining the Conan O'Brien Show out in LA!!!
Last night was the last night taping in NYC.
If Jimmy Fallon is nervous about the premiere of his new gig as "Late Night" host, he'll have show-biz heavyweights Robert De Niro and Van Morrison to lean on. They'll be the guests for Fallon's March 2 debut hosting the NBC late-night show. Fallon replaces Conan O'Brien, who has his final show Friday before heading out west to take over the "Tonight" show in June. Morrison will perform material from his critically praised "Astral Weeks" album.
Ronnie Wood faces being axed from the Rolling Stones because of his drinking. The 61-year-old rocker - who has been treated for alcoholism several times over the last 30 years - has been warned to curb his partying or risk being banned from a proposed autumn tour of America with band mates Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts. A source told Britain's Daily Express newspaper: "All the band have to have a compulsory pre-tour medical to make sure they can get insurance.
"Ronnie failed his medical for the 2002/2003 tour because he was drinking seven times the recommended number of alcohol units a week. He had to spend months drying out at a clinic in Arizona."There are worries that could be the case again this time."
Ronnie was most recently treated for his alcohol addiction last August at the Life Works clinic in Surrey, England, following a 10-day drinking binge in Ireland with Russian girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, 20. If he is banned from touring, Ronnie risks losing out on hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Kelly Groucutt, bassist for Electric Light Orchestra for nine years (74-83) has died. Groucutt, who was 63, died Thursday having never regained consciousness after having a heart attack the day before.
$100. A ticket ……….. on sale this morning
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
U2 are streaming their new album, No Line on the Horizon, in its entirety on their MySpace page in advance of the disc's March 3 release. Click here to listen to all 11 tracks from the effort. Meanwhile, U2 have scheduled their first-ever live performance on a morning television show in the United States with a March 6 appearance on ABC's Good Morning America.
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