Trump Wanted The Killers, Celine Dion, Kiss, or Meat Loaf to Play His Inauguration – It’s no secret many musicians aren’t fans of Donald Trump — just look at the number of artists who have spoken out or taken legal action against him. It’s not surprising, then, that his 2017 inauguration featured bottom-barrel performances by the likes of 3 Doors Down, Toby Keith, and DJ Ravidrums. But if Trump had gotten his way, the relatively paltry crowd at the National Mall that fateful day would have been listening to The Killers, Celine Dion, KISS, Aerosmith, or even Meat Loaf. As for musical acts, she was working with Clive Davis’ son, Mitch, “trying to book some famous talent (we were hoping to book two or three acts from a list we’d drawn up featuring Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Kiss, the Killers, Meat Loaf, Mavis Staples, Pat Benatar, and Lynyrd Skynyrd).” – Read more at ConsequenceofSound
Luke Bryan’s excited to be back on ‘Idol’ with Lionel and Katy, even if they’re “six feet apart at the judges’ table” -“I would say that there will be significant [new] ways that we have to tape it,” Luke explains, “just based on adhering to social distancing and how we get contestants out there. So you will notice changes.” “But, you know, at the end of the day,” he adds, “any changes are just simply predicated because we’re doing our best to make the best show [we can].” Still, Luke’s holding out hope he’ll get to be in the same room with Lionel and Katy, even if they are a little farther apart. “Currently, I don’t think it’ll be in video land…” Luke predicts. “I think there’s a way that we can integrate video and actually be there…” “We’ll probably be six feet apart at the judges’ table,” he laughs. – Read more at BigCountry101
Casey Abrams Voice Acting Reel
American Idol 11 alum Casey Abrams is trying his hand at voice work. His bff Haley Reinhart currently voices a character on Bill Burr’s Netflix animation, F is For Family.
— Casey Abrams (@CaseyBassy) August 31, 2020
Lauren Alaina Melts Away The Pain With New EP, ‘Getting Over Him’ – Lauren Alaina was dancing eight to 10 hours a day. Her hectic schedule on Dancing with the Stars left little room to be sad. Two weeks prior to her dazzling star turn, she went through a brutal break-up, but she didn’t want her pain to be the story on the show. Instead, she spun her tattered heartstrings into impressive dance routines. “It was a time of celebration for me, and I was learning a new skill. It was really hard. I was also away from all of my friends and family,” he tells American Songwriter over a phone call earlier this month. She couldn’t escape the sorrow, of course, so she wrote a song about it. A stunning piano ballad, “What Do You Think Of,” featuring pop star Lukas Graham, sprouted out of her ache and began her entire journey of healing. – Read more at American Songwriter