POLICE BREAK UP CROWD VIEWING DAVID GUETTA CONCERT
MIAMI (AP) - Miami police say David Guetta’s (GET’-ahs) rooftop concert on Saturday for people stuck inside during the coronavirus outbreak still resulted in people violating social distancing guidelines. The Miami Herald reports police broke up a crowd of about 200 watching from the sidewalk in downtown Miami. Florida has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people during the pandemic. No arrests were made. Some residents were able to watch from their balconies, and the charity concert drew about 9 million views online.
BRAD PAISLEY: “NO I IN BEER” WAS TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brad Paisley had the framework of his song “No I In Beer” two years ago, including the now-appropriate line, “We’re all in this together.” Paisley says he and co-writer Kelley Lovelace wrote a lot of the song in 2018. Paisley says when the coronavirus pandemic hit and everyone kept saying, “We’re all in this together,” the song took on a different meaning. He says it turned into a “rallying cry” and a “fight song.” Since Paisley is unable to tour because of the outbreak, he’s taken up invitations to surprise people on their online meetings. So far he’s turned up at a teacher’s meeting, a gathering of medical personnel, and a guy’s 21st birthday party where friends were playing beer pong online.
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TRAVIS SCOTT’S NEW SONG WILL COME OUT ON FORTNITE
NEW YORK (AP) - Travis Scott will debut his new song within the online game Fortnite this week. Scott will debut the “Astronomical” experience on Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern, with encore performances for other parts of the world on Friday and Saturday and another American one Friday at 6 p.m. Eastern. Players can buy Scott’s outfits and emotes at the Fortnite storefront beginning today.
STEVEN VAN ZANDT NEARLY PLAYED TONY SOPRANO
NEW YORK (AP) - Had things turned out differently, it would have been E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt who played Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos.” Van Zandt was one of three finalists for the role, according to actor Michael Imperioli, who hosts the podcast “Talking Sopranos” with fellow actor Steve Schirripa (shi-RIP’-ah). Imperioli says while James Gandolfini got the part, show creator David Chase wrote the character of Silvio for Van Zandt. Imperioli says there was no Silvio in the original script. He says the third actor was Michael Rispoli, who played Jackie Aprile (ah-PREEL’) Senior.
THE WEEKND STAYS AT NUMBER ONE WITH “AFTER HOURS”
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Weeknd keeps his lead at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart with “After Hours.” It’s been number one for four weeks. “The New Toronto 3” by Tory Lanez is second. Lil Uzi Vert is number three with “Eternal Atake.” Lil Baby’s “My Turn” is in fourth, followed by Bad Bunny and “YHLQMDLG.”
by Margie Szaroleta