MORNING MUSIC NEWS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22

Posted 5 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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CHRIS BROWN’S TRIAL DELAYED UNTIL TOMORROW

WASHINGTON (AP) — It will be at least another day before Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge in Washington gets going. A judge has delayed the proceedings — while attorneys hash out what will happen with Brown’s bodyguard, who was charged in the same incident. Christopher Hollosy was convicted yesterday of assault in the case, in which a man claims both the singer and the bodyguard punched him in the face, breaking his nose. The bodyguard is also expected to testify for Brown when his trial comes up — and take the fall for the singer, saying it was he, not Brown who punched the man. Trouble is, the bodyguard plans to appeal his conviction — and attorneys for the singer want him granted immunity so he can testify. Prosecutors haven’t said whether they would grant the request — and the judge has given both sides time to try to resolve the issue. The trial is now set for tomorrow.

”THE VOICE” GOES TO THE LIVE SHOWS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Merlin from Team Shakira got a standing ovation from the entire room on “The Voice,” even though no one could hear what she was singing. Her microphone went out during her performance of “Stay” but she kept singing anyway. Adam Levine says if it was him, he would’ve been in a puddle o f his own nerves. Usher says he would have wet his pants if he tried to hold a note as long as Audra McLaughlinfrom Team Blake did. Blake Shelton says Christina Grimmie from Team Adam, Tess Boyer from Team Shakira and Josh Kaufman from Team Usher are the artists to beat on each of those teams. Two of the top 12 will be eliminated tonight.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO PLAY iHEARTRADIO AWARDS

NEW YORK (AP) — They aren’t among those up for artist of the year. But three strong performers from this past year are among those who will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Pharrell Williams, Drake and Blake Shelton are among the artists who have been booked for the awards ceremony next month in Los Angeles. Others expected to perform include Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Arcade Fire, Lorde and Lady Gaga. Those up for artist of the year are Rihanna, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The May 1 show will air live on NBC.

 JASON DERULO TALKS “TALK DIRTY”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo people who claim his song “Talk Dirty” objectifies women have no idea what he’s talking about. He says thinking of women only as sex objects is something that is “not even in my head” when he writes a tune. He says the song is “fun” and that those who object to it are “taking it far too seriously.” Derulo says it’s not as though he doesn’t think about offending people with his music. But he says in the end, he just tries to do his style of music because he realizes that “there is going to be backlash on every song” he does so he doesn’t pay much attention to the critics.

DUFF McKAGAN PLAYS WITH GNR FOR GOLDEN GODS AWARDS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Original Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan will join the band for their performance on the Golden Gods Awards Show tomorrow. McKagan had been playing with the band on dates in South America while current bassist Tommy Stinson played reunion concerts with The Replacements. The Golden Gods show will stream live on Amazon, VH1.com, VH1Classic.com and the VH1 app. VH1 Classic will air the show May 24.

ROBIN THICKE, JOSH GROBAN WILL BE GUEST VOICES ON “AMERICAN DAD”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke will play an annoying coffee shop musician on an upcoming episode of “American Dad” on Fox. His father, Alan Thicke, will also be a guest voice on that episode, which airs May 4. Josh Groban will be a guest voice on the May 11 episode.

DEBBIE GIBSON IS DIAGNOSED WITH LYME DISEASE

UNDATED (AP) — Debbie Gibson can explain why she looks so skeletal lately: she’s got Lyme disease. Gibson writes on her Web site she is not sure how she got it. She says last spring, she started displaying food sensitivities, and it got so bad she couldn’t keep on weight. She also developed tingling in her hands and feet, night sweats, chills, fevers and migraines. Gibson looked so bad she went to a dermatologist and got Botox, which wreaked havoc on her physically and mentally. She had been seeing doctors but none of them thought to test her for Lyme disease — until one finally did. Gibson says she’s still undergoing treatment but she’s getting better.

TOM PETTY SAYS SONGWRITING GETS HARDER OVER THE YEARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you do anything for 40 years, you gotta figure it would be easy. No so much when it comes to Tom Petty and songwriting. He says these days, it’s harder than ever to write songs. He says after a while “you get a little more carefree or distracted” — and it’s hard to do songs that don’t “go over the same ground.” Even so, he must be doing something right; Petty will get an award from the songwriters group ASCAP tomorrow. He joins previous honorees like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Joni Mitchell. Petty says of his honor: “I’m duly impressed.”

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