It was an excuse note — signed by The Boss himself. Fourth-grader Xabi Glovsky and his dad Scott went to the sold-out Bruce Springsteen show in Los Angeles last Tuesday night. Xabi held up a homemade sign saying: “Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note.” After the show, Springsteen invited the pair backstage where they posed for photos. And Bruce scribbled a note for the boy’s teacher. The note said: “Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy.”
Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson will be the guest guitarist on Bad Company’s next tour. Guitarist Mick Ralphs says he’s just not feeling up to the travel of touring this time, and he’s glad the band found Robinson to fill in for him. Robinson says it’s an honour to be able to play with the band. Bad Company will co-headline a tour with Joe Walsh beginning May 12th in Dallas.
A film is in the works based on Michael Jackson’s chimp, Bubbles. The Hollywood Reporter reports the film “Bubbles” will tell Jackson’s story from the chimp’s perspective. It will be made using stop-motion animation. A release date was not announced.
Prince is telling his life story, from his first memory to his Super Bowl performance. Prince told an audience in New York on Friday that publishing house Spiegel and Grau made him an offer he can’t refuse. He says the working title is “The Beautiful Ones.” He says his brother Dan is helping him with it because he’s a good critic and not a “yes” man. The book will come out in the fall of 2017.