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West coast American Idol audition bus tour stops at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
COUNTRY ROCKS YOUR SUMMER ON “CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY’S NIGHT TO ROCK,” AIRING TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK – Just when you think it can’t get any hotter, more superstar performers have been announced for “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airing TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Adding their chops and charm to the special are Luke Bryan, Eric Church with special guest Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton with special guest season-two contestant on “The Voice” Gwen Sebastian. – Read more at Zap2it
Sony Music Fights Lawsuit Alleging Cheating of ‘American Idol’ Stars – Five months after the record company founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller brought a blockbuster lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment for allegedly cheating artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood, a New York federal judge is being asked to make an early determination about the claims. Sony was among the record majors that extracted $105 million in settlement from file-sharing LimeWire. Does the money trickle down? In a motion to dismiss filed late last month, Sony argued that it isn’t obligated to credit 19 such money. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Guitar stolen from Constantine Maroulis’ band at Hamptons bash – A thief at a Hamptons charity gala with the theme, “Let’s Misbehave,” took the concept too literally. After “Rock of Ages” star Constantine Maroulis and ’80s cover band Jessie’s Girl rocked the Love Heals gala at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, “some idiot stole the bass guitar from the band,” that had played for VIPs including Nicky Hilton, Sonja Morgan and Eric Ripert, a source told Page Six. But, the spy added the caper may not go unsolved for long.
“The thief was no genius — he was photographed [at the event]. The cops are confident he will be tracked down,” our spy said. – Read more at The New York Post
Baby Girl on the Way for Danny Gokey – The American Idol alum, who is expecting his second child with wife Leyicet, has found out the sex of their baby on the way, Gokey announced Sunday on Twitter. “We recently found out the gender of our baby forming in my wife’s stomach. Here’s what we found out!!” he Tweeted, with a link to an Instagram video post. In the clip, the couple — who are already parents to 18-month-old son Daniel Emanuel – are at their ultrasound, waiting for the big reveal. – Read more at People
Catching up with David Cook: Rock singer and American Idol winner – Massapequa – Rock singer and songwriter David Cook sat down and chatted with me on his tour bus after his concert on July 18 at John J. Burns Park in Massapequa, New York. The American Idol season 7 winner played as part of the “2014 Music Under The Stars Summer Concert Series,” to a great turnout. “We came through here at 89 North last fall and the crowd was great. The crowd was certainly bigger this time with the same energy. It is definitely ‘Strong Island.’ I was happy to be a part of it,” he said. – Read more at Digital Journal
Don’t Stop Him Now: Adam Lambert Talks Queen Tour, Next Album – I kind of think your album Trespassing was ahead of its time by a year or so. It had Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams on it, then a year later Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” blew up, and now Nile and Pharrell are everywhere… You know, it’s funny. I think what’s funny about the music business, that I’ve learned kind of the hard way, is that part of it is the music — you have to have good songs, obviously, or else your product isn’t there — but so much of it is about timing and positioning. The business of music is really tricky, and everything has to kind of work in unison, in harmony, to make for a successful release. And that’s just something I’m still learning about. I think with this one coming up, without being able to give away all the details of the business plan, it’s a much different situation: different label, different producers, different people involved, different management. It’s all going to be a different ballgame, so I’m really excited. – Read more at Yahoo.com
Some cinema operators could refuse to carry the Paul Potts biopic, although The Weinstein Co. always has the option of renting theaters. – In a bold move, The Weinstein Co. and Yahoo are teaming to make the Simon Cowell-produced film One Chance available for streaming this fall on Yahoo Screen 10 days before it begins rolling out in theaters. The British independent film, directed by The Devil Wears Prada’s David Frankel, is based on the real-life story of Paul Potts, a bullied shop assistant and amateur opera singer who became a YouTube phenomenon after being selected by Cowell to appear on Britain’s Got Talent (Potts would go on to win). James Corden, who won the Tony for best actor in 2012 for One Man, Two Guvnors, stars as Potts. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter