Aretha Franklin will headline the 91st Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC next Friday, December 6th. The ceremony will be streamed live on-line at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 3:30pm (Central) on December 6th.
This will be the First Lady of Soul's first performance since undergoing medical treatment this summer. She's also scheduled to perform December 21st at Detroit's Motor City Casino.
Aretha Franklin had a smash hit in 1985 with "Freeway of Love." We've got it from iHeartRadio:
Billy Joel says he will make an "exclusive and historic announcement" next Tuesday at New York's Madison Square Garden. The announcement will be broadcast on the MSG Network, MSG's Fuse Network and BillyJoel.com. It's likely the announcement will have to do with performing.
Back in 2010, Billy was said to be exploring the possibility of doing a residency in New York. Could be he's inked a deal with Madison Square Garden to either do one at MSG, where he has four shows early next year, one of the smaller venues in NYC like Radio City Music Hall. We'll see on Tuesday.
Billy Joel hit #1 in 1989 with his smash "We Didn't Start The Fire." Here it is from iHeartRadio:
This past Sunday marked the 22nd anniversary of the deth of Freddie Mercury. Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor used the occasion to announce that the movie about their lead singer is now full steam ahead.
The duo have been working on the movie for years. May said, "We had a fabulous breakthrough moment. We saw some trial footage which brought big smiles to our faces, and made three decisions which will enable us to press that vital button this coming week."
The film had hit a roadblock when actor Sacha Baron Cohen was fired from his role in the movie as Freddie Mercury. We'll see what happens from here.
Here's Queen's 1978 smah "Fat Bottomed Girls" from iHeartRadio: