KINGS OF LEON WRITING NEW ALBUM
Kings of Leon started off the week with three GRAMMY wins for their song “Use Somebody.” Later that night, the Nashville band revealed to Vh1 Radio that they’re already working on a new album, the follow-up to their 2008 disc Only By The Night. After admitting that they’d had some celebratory drinks, frontman Calab Followill said he doesn’t expect too many collaborations on the new effort as they make him nervous. No word as to when the new music will hit stores.
LADY GAGA TALKS GRAMMY PERFORMANCE
Did you enjoy Lady Gaga’s performance with Elton John that kicked off the GRAMMYs on Sunday night? Well, you’re definitely not the only one. The pop star herself took to her Twitter page to say that it was her “favorite performance” she had ever done. If you missed the amazing duet, check it out
ROB THOMAS PART OF “WE ARE THE WORLD”
We may not know the complete list of artists getting together for Lionel Richie’s remake of the song “We Are The World,” but we do know one! Rob Thomas wrote on his Twitter that he will be a part of the all-star collaboration, and that it’s a “true honor.” Follow the matchbox twenty frontman at www.Twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas.
KELLY CLARKSON WANTS TO HELP ANIMALS
Leona Lewis may get all the credit for being an animal lover, but Kelly Clarkson is one too! The original American Idol took to her Twitter page to write that she “just saw the saddest humane society commercial” and that she “can't believe how cruel people are to animals.” She went on, asking fans who are considering bringing her presents at her shows to instead, donate to the humane society, a gesture she called the “best gift.” Follow Kelly at www.Twitter.com/Kelly_Clarkson.
SPICE GIRL’S BOYFRIEND ARRESTED
Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s boyfriend was arrested for cocaine possession over the weekend in London. According to British paper The Daily Mail, Henry Beckwith, who is said to be worth upwards of 600-million dollars, was searched after being suspected for being in possession of narcotics. There have been rumors floating around that the couple are not only dating, but are actually engaged. Learn more at www.DailyMail.co.uk.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS DEBUT NEW GUITARIST
Red Hot Chili Peppers played their first show with their new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer, this past weekend at the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year Gala celebrating Neil Young. The band played the classic 1972 Young tune “A Man Needs a Maid.” Josh joined the Chili Peppers in early January after John Frusciante announced in December he was leaving the group. Josh is 31 years old and has toured with the likes of Beck and Gnarls Barkley before getting the new gig. Learn more at www.RollingStone.com.