added: 5 Dec 2011 // by: VVN Music
Lionel Richie will be honored on Monday by Harvard University. He will be receiving the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award in recognition of his contributions to the original We Are the World and it's 2010 remake for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Dr. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation, said in a statement, "Richie is one of our nation's most creative musical artists who has inspired many through his artistic and philanthropic endeavors."
Dr. Conrad Murray has officially filed an appeal of his conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. At this point, Murray is representing himself.
Gloria Estefan is in negotiations to appear on a January episode of Glee playing Santana's mother. The episode would feature Latin music including Estefan's own songs along with those of others from the genre.
Bruce Springsteen showed up at Bob Seger's show on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden and the two went into duet mode on Old Time Rock and Roll.
UFO have posted on their website that their upcoming album is not being called Last of the Bone Riders, which was just a working title for the LP. The true title is Seven Deadly and will be released on February 28 in the U.S. and Canada.
A fascinating story on the infamous Recording Academy tweet on a possible Van Halen announcement at their Nominations Concert and the hard reality of what happened from the Hollywood Reporter.