AC/DC have told their fans in Italy to not buy tickets for shows in that country because, well, they aren’t scheduled to play there. An Italian newspaper recently claimed that they were set to play Olympia Stadium in Turin next June 8 and 9 and the news spread across the web. The band’s Italian promoter, Barley Arts, quickly issued a statement before the underside of the ticket scalping industry could get into high gear.
Paul McCartney played Broadway Monday night as part of a salute to the late composer Frank Loesser. McCartney has owned Loesser’s catalog for some time and put on the show with Jo Sullivan, the late composer’s widow.
A long list of Broadway stars sang songs from Loesser’s shows, including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Guys & Dolls and The Most Happy Fella. Also taking the stage was Art Garfunkel, performing Two Sleepy People, and McCartney himself singing On a Slow Boat to China.
Morrissey has announced he will play his Royal Albert Hall show tonight (Tuesday) in London after canceling last night’s performance. The singer had collapsed on stage Saturday night and was hospitalized for a short time with breathing problems.
On the other hand, Elton John is still too ill to perform at London’s Wembley arena. His promoters hope to reschedule for sometime in December.
Finally, Rod Stewart canceled his Tuesday appearance on ABC’s The View after catching a viral infection from his 3-year-old son Alastair. He recorded an apology for the show, saying “Viewers and ladies, I woke up this morning to do a vocal warm up and there was no voice. It’s just one of those things. It’s a viral thing that’s going around at the moment.”
The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman has given up smoking after 55 years after being advised by his doctors warned him about the health effects (really? Now is the first time?). Wyman said “They told me: ‘If you carry on, you are going to get emphysema.’ So I thought: ‘Sod it! I’m going to stop.'”
Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon are set to host next Monday night’s WWE Raw broadcast.