PRODIGY’S KEITH FLINT REMEMBERED
LONDON (AP) — The Chemical Brothers are remembering Keith Flint of Prodigy as “an amazing front man” and “a true original.” Flint died by suicide at his home outside London over the weekend, according to Prodigy bandmate Liam Howlett. Flint was 49. Howlett writes on Instagram he is shell shocked, angry, confused and heartbroken. Skrillex tweets he may not have had a career if it weren’t for Flint. Ian Brown of Stone Roses calls Flint “a beautiful human.”
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RYAN ADAMS’ EUROPEAN TOUR CALLED OFF
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Adams has no concert dates on deck after his tour of the U.K. and Ireland was canceled. The cancellation comes after The New York Times reported several women, including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore, accused Adams of misconduct and verbal abuse. He denies the allegations. The tour was to begin March 30.
DIERKS BENTLEY ANNOUNCES SECOND YEAR OF SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL
NASHVILLE (AP) — Dierks (DURKS) Bentley is calling in a favor with Luke Bryan. Bentley says because he played Bryan’s Crash My Playa event, Bentley asked Bryan to play his Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado, this year. Bryan agreed. Bentley says he’s thrilled that he gets to stage the festival for a second year, since he did not make any money off last year’s festival. He says most festivals take three or four years to turn a profit. Being in charge has its privileges, though. Bentley says he’s having a ’90s Country night simply because he wants to hear Travis Tritt and Diamond Rio. Other performs at the festival, set for Labor Day weekend, include Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Deana (DEE’-nah) Carter and Tracy Lawrence.
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PHARRELL WILLIAMS CREATES NEW FESTIVAL
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams is calling on his friends to help launch a music and culture festival in his hometown of Virginia Beach. Missy Elliott, the Dave Matthews Band, Travis Scott, Migos, SZA (SIH’-zah), Janelle Monae and Anderson .Paak (PAK) are on the lineup for the Something In The Water festival April 26-28. Williams says Virginians are taste-makers and the world will see that Virginia is full of people who are “uniquely gritty, bold and brilliant.” The festival also will show films, sponsor wellness seminars and feature a pop-up church.
WARPED TOUR REUNION ANNOUNCES LINEUP
UNDATED (AP) — The Offspring, The All-American Rejects, Gym Class Heroes and Sum 41 are among the acts who will help relive the days of the Warped tour. They are in the lineup for the July 20-21 concert in Mountain View, California, one of three shows this summer celebrating the tour’s 25th anniversary. Others set to play at those shows include Andrew W.K., The Used, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, NOFX (noh-ef-EX’), Good Charlotte and Bad Religion. The June 8th concert at the Rock Hall in Cleveland will feature Simple Plan, Hawthorne Heights and We The Kings. The June 29th and 30th shows in Atlantic City will feature 311, Andrew W.K., Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup, Gym Class Heroes, The Offspring, Taking Back Sunday, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and Bad Religion.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCE EXHIBIT LINEUP
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase Keith Whitley, Kacey Musgraves and Brooks and Dunn this year. The museum has unveiled its lineup of exhibits for 2019. The Whitley exhibit opens May 3, while the Musgraves one opens July 3. The one on Brooks and Dunn will open Aug. 9. On Oct. 4, the museum will highlight the work of Boudleaux (bood-loh) and Felice Bryant, the first full-time songwriters in Nashville who wrote “Bye Bye Love,” ″Wake Up Little Susie” and “Rocky Top.”
MORRISSEY WILL DO BROADWAY RESIDENCY
NEW YORK (AP) — Morrissey is doing Broadway. He will play seven dates between May 2 and May 11 at New York’s Lunt-Fontanne Theater. His album of covers of 1960s and ’70s songs, “California Son,” comes out May 24.
by Margie Szaroleta