Quick Hits: Adele, Lady Gaga, Metallica, MTV EMAs, Warner Bros. Records, Puscifer, Rodrigo Y Gabriela
October 31, 2011

Adele has been forced to cancel the rest of her tour dates for 2011 to undergo throat surgery. In early October, the singer canceled her sold-out 10-city tour of the U.S. due to a vocal chord hemorrhage. She also canceled a performance at the Q Awards in London on October 24, where she won two awards. Now her November tour of the U.K. will be axed as well. "It is with deep regret that Adele has been forced to cancel her remaining live dates and promotional appearances in 2011," reads a statement on her website. "She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments." Even though fans won't get to see Adele in concert, they can still pick up her new live CD/DVD, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, on November 29.


Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga revealed in a new interview that she made her solo directorial debut with the upcoming video for her single "Marry The Night." Gaga is currently promoting Born This Way in India and told NDTV the clip will be "autobiographical." Gaga has co-directed previous videos but this is her first directing credit by herself. Also, Aceshowbiz.com reports that Gaga performed "Marry The Night" live for the first time at a Formula One afterparty event on Sunday, in a new piano-and-sitar arrangement.

Metallica's first-ever concerts in India were cancelled, due to security concerns over the venue. According to reports, angry concertgoers smashed up the stage following the last-minute announcement of the cancellation. Approximately 25,000 fans were already in attendance when the show was cancelled. Metallica apologized for the cancellation online, noting that there were serious questions as to the safety of venue. It was determined "there was a failure of a security barricade in front of the stage that could not be adequately repaired." The show was promptly rescheduled for the following night, but then cancelled altogether when the promoter was unable to obtain a permit in time. Metallica said in their statement that "We are deeply disappointed with this news as we were looking forward to our first experience in India as much as you guys were."

The lineup for the 2011 MTV EMA is officially complete, as MTV announced that Justin Bieber and David Guetta with special guest performers will be joining the party in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 6. Bieber and Guetta join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jessie J, LMFAO and Snow Patrol. Queen also will be honored with the Global Icon award and will take the stage for a special performance. The award show, hosted by singer and actress Selena Gomez, will premiere on Sunday, November 6 at 9 p.m. CET.

Warner Bros. Records will make several vinyl pieces available on November 25 for the Black Friday Record Store Day event. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik will be released on 140-gram red vinyl and limited to 2,500 units domestically; Tom Petty: Kiss My Amps (Live) will be a limited-edition LP with six live tracks from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' 2010 tour; A limited-edition 12" of the Black Keys single "Lonely Boy" will come out with "Run Right Back" on the B-side; and there's the Eric Clapton Blues Box, including the albums From The Cradle, Riding With The King and Me And Mr. Johnson.

Maynard James Keenan's band Puscifer will play Late Show With David Letterman tonight before hitting the road for a string of dates that are currently scheduled through December 11. Meanwhile, his bandmates in Tool are at home writing new music. In an interview with Loudwire, Keenan said that Tool guitarist Adam Jones and drummer Danny Carey are writing the music for a follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days, but he won't give any clue as to when it will be complete. "I'm allowing them their space to do what they do, so we're still in that mode," he stated. "Even if they told me how close they are to being done, I couldn't tell you because if I say 60 percent people will start counting down. When it's done everyone will know. But I haven't done anything yet. They write forever and then we go in and knock it all out. We're writing. We're writing vocals, but nothing's solid." As for touring, he added, "We will tour, but it won't be the old school dog and pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death."

Rodrigo Y Gabriela will offer their fourth studio album, titled Area 52, on January 24. The record features nine tracks from Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s discography re-arranged and re-configured for a 13-piece Cuban orchestra known as C.U.B.A. "The album is called Area 52 because we felt like Mulder and Scully approaching this — it was just a crazy idea, to see if a big Cuban band could play our music, a step in the dark," Rodrigo explained in a statement. "We knew it was out there, everyone has heard of Area 51, but we wanted to take it a little further. We saw it as a trip into the unknown, an experiment." The duo plans to launch a tour next year.




 
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