Crosby, Stills and Nash need to brush up on their Christmas songs. The trio was way off key while trying to harmonize on “Silent Night.” Did they need Neil to get them on key? They were among the performers last night at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree outside the White House. President Barack Obama and the first family flipped the switch to light the tree.
At the first Super Bowl, in 1967, the halftime entertainment was a pair of college marching bands. Things have come a long way since then, as big-name stars like Michael Jackson, U2, the Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars, Prince and Katy Perry have done the halftime show _ which has become the must-see-T-V, even for non-football fans. This season’s headline act will be Coldplay. But the N-F-L is hinting that some of those who have done the show before might join the band onstage. The game _ and show _ are set for Feb. 7th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Scott Weiland has died. He was the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, confirms the death last night to The Associated Press. Weiland’s current band, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, was scheduled to play at a Medina, Minnesota, concert venue. The venue’s website shows the event was cancelled. Local authorities couldn’t immediately be reached for comment by the AP. Weiland was dogged by substance abuse problems throughout his career. He was 48.
Mariah Carey plans to keep up her scheduled holiday shows even as she recovers from a severe case of the flu. People-dot-com reports Carey was hospitalized on Wednesday. Carey’s representative says she’s been sick for the past few days but she’s doing better now. Carey’s next show is Tuesday at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
A marker to remember the 11 people killed at a 1979 Who concert in Cincinnati was unveiled last night. Mayor John Cranley dedicated the memorial, accompanied by the families of those killed at what was then Riverfront Coliseum 36 years ago yesterday. The marker lists the names of those who died. The show was general admission, and the crowd waiting to get in surged when doors opened.