Daily Digest: Billboard Music Awards, Adam Lambert, Robin Gibb, Hangout Music Fest, more

Posted May 21, 2012 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Billboard Music Awards, Van Halen tour cancellations, Hangout Music Festival highlights, Whitney Houston’s last song and Adam Lambert’s first number one album are just some of the headlines for May 21, 2012

David Lee Roth Responds to Van Halen Postponements (or Cancellations) in Video

People are pretty pissed nationwide over the abrupt cancellations of multiple tour dates for Van Halen’s 2012 road show. Some are of course squabbling that the band – including original members David Lee Roth and brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen, along with Eddie’s song Wolfgang, are ringing one another’s necks. Some are looking at Roth’s ego as the cause of the problem. Roth responds to the rumors in this video. Read more at Huffington Post:


Celebrities, Musicians Pay Tribute to Robin Gibb’s Passing



‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Crowns Arsenio Hall Winner of Season, Major Rating Boost for Finale’

The former late-night show host beat American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken on last night’s episode of NBC’s ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Hall plans to return to late-night television in some capacity. Plans are probably still developing. Read more at Entertainment Weekly:

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ also proved to be major competition for Billboard Music Awards (ABC) in ratings. Billboard’s big night dippied 10 percent in the demo from last year’s ceremony for a 2.7/7, tying 2006’s low. As for Donald Trump’s Apprentice, the season finale grew 22 percent from last week for a 2.2/6, with 6.8 million total viewers. Read more at Chicago Tribune:


Adele, LMFAO lead victories at 2012 Billboard Music Awards



Sunday’s highlights at Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival: Mavis Staples, Steve Winwood, Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe

SPIN magazine provides a chunk of the details on Sunday night’s closer.


Read more at SPIN:


Whitney Houston’s final song with Jordin Sparks released



Adam Lambert Expected to Top Billboard 200, Would Become His First Number One LP



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