It’s that time of year – nominations to the rock hall of fame are out and they include Chic (for the 11th time), Pearl Jam, Journey, J. Geils Band, Depeche Mode, ELO, The Cars and Steppenwolf. Headscratchers include Joan Baez, Janet Jackson, Chaka Kahn…and Tupac.
Billy Bush has been kicked to the curb by the Today show – the third hour’s audience is primarily chicks – so who might replace him? Man Candy choices include Harry Connick Jr. who has guest hosted already, Christian Slater and Eric Dane (aka McSteamy) will also step in.
Mike Meyers has a new book out and is touring to support it – It’s called “Canada” and is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment” – Myers says it’s a funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadian…there is a tour stop in Toronto at Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in Toronto at the Reference Library – 7:30pm Friday
Michael Moore has premiered a surprise film discussing the presidential election just three weeks before Americans head to the polls. Moore debuted “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” in New York on Tuesday night in front of an audience of his fans. Moore says he hopes more theatres will be announced soon.
Gwen Stafani and her fella Blake Shelton will work together again on The Voice – she will return as a coach for season 12, starting in the fall of 2017. Adam Levine and Alicia Keys will be the other mainstays with additional coaches announced at a later date.
Chuck Berry took 38 years to make another album because he wanted to be sure it would be good, according to his longtime bass player. “Chuck” has tracks that are described as ranging from “hard-driving rockers to soulful, thought-provoking time capsules of a life’s work.”. Berry turned 90 yesterday.