JOHN MAYER EXTENDS BATTLE STUDIES TOUR
John Mayer has just announced dates for the summer leg of his Battle Studies tour. It will kick off July 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will keep the singer-songwriter on the road for the rest of the season until September 11th when it winds down in West Palm Beach, Florida. While Michael Franti has been opening up for Mayer on the current leg of his trek, Mayer will have three openers for different dates during the summer: Train, Owl City and the Avett Brothers. See when John is coming to a town near you and who he will have in tow, at www.JohnMayer.com.
ALANIS’ SONG TO BE USED IN PRINCE OF PERSIA
Alanis Morissette’s song “I Remain” will be featured in the end credits of the forthcoming film Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. According to a press release, the singer-songwriter said that “the song wrote itself and this story was the ultimate muse.” Prince of Persia: Sands of Time hits theaters this Memorial Day Weekend, while the soundtrack will be available on May 25th.
INGRID ANNOUNCES HEADLINING TOUR
Ingird Michaelson just announced via press release that she will be heading out on a summer headlining tour. It will begin on June 7th in Toronto, Canada and wrap up June 20th in Tarrytown, New York. Also, her single “The Way I Am” was recently certified Platinum after being downloaded more than one-million times. Learn more at www.IngridMichaelson.com.
BEP, CARRIE & MORE ADDED TO IDOL GIVES BACK
Carrie Underwood, The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Jeff Beck will perform on Idol Gives Back, which airs Wednesday, April 21st at 8 PM on FOX. Idol Gives Back has made history by raising over 140 million dollars for charity to date. This year’s special will help raise awareness and funds to benefit various U-S and international charities, including Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U-S Programs and the United Nations Foundation. For more info, head to www.AmericanIdol.com/IdolGivesBack.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER LOVES GAGA
Another celebrity has just come out as a fan of Lady Gaga. Sarah Jessica Parker told MTV that not only does she love the pop star because people compare her “unconventional” style to SJP’s Sex and the City character “Carrie Bradshaw,” but Sarah insists she loved Gaga before she became mainstream. Parker also said that her son James is a big fan, and that he performed a version of “Bad Romance” for a singing contest.
ANOTHER GAGA IMPERSONATOR
We reported that a few weeks ago, a Lady Gaga impersonator was walking the streets of Melbourne, Australia, pretending to be the pop star. Well it appears that it’s happened again, but this time it was the people of Perth, Australia that were fooled. According to www.PerezHilton.com, an Aussie radio station said that Gaga was in town, and “dozens” of fans started following the impersonator around town. See pictures on the gossip site now.
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S FRUITY WEBISODE
Lady Antebellum’s recent Webisode Wednesday features not only the band’s first mall appearance, but Dave Haywood’s skills involving fruit. Dave proves he can throw fruit extremely high in the air, and launches an apple on to the Saddledome Arena in Alberta, Canada. The video even shows footage of him doing the same stunt last year at the arena while on tour with Keith Urban. He also mentions he was able to land an apple on the top of the Pittsburgh Steelers stadium as well. Check out their latest Webisode Wednesday at www.LadyAntebellum.com.
GREEN DAY RELEASE NEW VIDEO
Green Day have released a music video for their song “Last of the American Girls.” MTV News put the new video up on their Web site so fans can check out the clip, which features the band playing, a punk girl as the leading lady and even some dancers. Hit up www.MTVNews.com for more.
STING IS FOR THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
Sting has written an article on The Huffington Post, calling for the legalization of marijuana. The singer feels America is wasting money putting pot users in jail when that money can be spent overcoming poverty and stopping global warming. Sting wrote, “The ‘War on Drugs’ has failed but it’s worse than that. It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned.” Sting wants people to support the Drug Policy Alliance, which campaigns for those jailed for non-violent drug offenses to be released. Read everything the singer had to say at www.HuffingtonPost.com.