It was an interesting weekend for music news, with information leaking about the fact that the super-wealthy Madonna has a homeless brother, Amy Winehouse’s official death report has been lost in the mail, Loretta Lynn has become seriously ill, Justin Bieber and Maroon 5 will be joining the American Music Awards (God help us all), and more…
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- Madonna has a homeless brother: Madonna’s older brother, Anthony Ciccone, “revealed that he is currently homeless in an interview with the Michigan Messenger”:
“My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time…You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times – why my sister is a multibazillionaire, and I’m homeless on the street? Never say never. This could happen to anybody.”
Gosh—Madonna? Mean? Who woulda thought?
- An official report outlining the circumstances of Amy Winehouse’s death has been… lost in the mail. According to Rolling Stone, “the file, which outlines the circumstances of the singer’s death in July, was sent to the singer’s family, but they have not yet received the package.” Whoops. Scotland Yard is currently making inquiries into the disappearance.
- Billboard has it that the 76 year old Loretta Lynn is down with early stage pneumonia, and will have to cancel scheduled performances. Last August, Lynn had to cancel gigs due to knee surgery. Here’s hoping she recovers soon.
- Billboard also notes that Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and Christina Aguilera will be joining forces to appear on the 2011 American Music Awards. God help us all.
What do you think of the weekend’s news?