LADY GAGA KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
Lady Gaga kicked off the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour on January 11 in Vancouver, Canada for a two-and-a-half hour aural and visual extravaganza. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the set was "daunting and impressive, a multi-level, morphing ancient castle. Her costume changes were, as expected, frequent and fabulous."
GREEN DAY'S MIKE DIRNT PAYS TRIBUTE TO DECEASED BIRTH MOTHER:
Green Day bass player Mike Dirnt payed tribute to his recently deceased birth mother in a statement on the band's official website. Dirnt's mother Carol Alba Rowland put him up for adoption as a baby and the rocker reconnected with her just one month before she died. "Today we mourn the loss of Carol Alba Rowland my birth mother!"
SUPER BOWL ADDS JOURNEY TO IT'S LIST OF SUPER PERFORMERS!
Journey is going to perform at the Super Bowl. Arnel Pineda, who replaced Steve Perry as the band's lead singer, says, “Beyonce will sing at halftime, and we’ll be playing with Rascal Flatts before the football game starts.''