Music & Entertainment News – Friday 4/27/18

Music & Entertainment News – Friday 4/27/18

Bill Cosby: He was found guilty on all three counts of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago.

Tom Brokaw: The former NBC News anchor has been accused of inappropriate behavior in the ’90s by two women.

Elton John has a new gig — reading bedtime stories. The rock legend — and father of two — will read The Dog Detectives: Lost in London on the BBC’s CBeebies children’s program May 3rd. Dolly Parton and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age made similar appearances.

(Like a knock-knock joke:) Guess Who’s selling his Southern California house? The Canadian band’s longtime lead singer Burton Cummings. His three-bed, three-bathroom Tudor Revival mansion in Studio City has “commanding mountain-top views” of the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, Sierra Pelona Mountains and the Angeles National Forest. It’s listed for just under $5 million.

Gene Simmons stopped by the corporate offices of 7-11 in Brea, California this week as his Money Bag Soda goes on sale at the convenience store chain.

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and David Bowie could win awards for the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants, which includes some of their songs. The show is nominated for Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. SpongeBob, along with Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville, is up for Outstanding New Broadway Musical. The winners will be announced on May 7th.

Neville Brothers saxophonist Charles Neville died today (Thursday) of pancreatic cancer in Massachusetts at age 79. Charles was the second oldest of the brothers, who were regarded as one of the most influential bands to come from New Orleans. The Nevilles were the traditional closing act at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, which starts on Friday, until they broke up in 2012.

Onetime Guns n’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has a new lead singer for his group Adler’s Appetite: onetime American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis. The Tony winner joins the band in time for a 10-date Australian tour next month, with an American trek expected later this year.

Brian Wilson guests on the title track for Janelle Monae’s album Dirty Computer, which is out tomorrow (Friday).

Friday at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Roger Daltrey of The Who will receive the We Are Family Foundation’s Peacemaker Award for his work on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

Booker T. Jones is the next rock legend who’ll write a memoir. The leader of the Stax Records house band as well as his own Booker T and the MGs will trace his journey from the segregated South to worldwide fame and 1992 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a book expected this fall.

S.J. Clarkson: She’s going to be the first female director to helm a Star Trek film.


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