Monday, November 10, 2014

First notes (11/10/2014): Led Zeppelin still not touring, more

Posted By on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Editor's Note: First Notes is a weekly update of recent happenings in the world of music.

* Robert Plant reportedly turned down an offer of $300 million to tour with Led Zeppelin. Virgin Atlantic billionaire Richard Branson proposed a 35-show schedule in three cities — London, Berlin and New Jersey — that would have paid each band member that same amount. Plant has repeatedly said that he has no interest in touring with the band.

* Jason Aldean has removed his latest album from Spotify, following the lead of Taylor Swift. Old Boots, New Dirt was streamed by more than 3 million Spotify users between its release on Oct. 7 and its removal.

* One Direction was the big winner at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday night, taking home five statues. The show, which was hosted by Nicki Minaj, took place in Glasgow, Scotland.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED:
* Kissmas Concert 2014 featuring Jessie J, Nick Jonas and Bebe Rexha on Dec. 9 at the Fillmore.
* Jessica Lea Mayfield and David Mayfield at the Neighborhood Theatre on Dec. 10.
* Glen Hansard at the Knight Theater on Feb. 9.
* Echosmith at the Visulite Theatre on Feb. 25.

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