Adam Levine's Karaoke Carousing Has a Purpose
Adam Levine is a restless spirit. Over the past few years, the Maroon Five singer has had his fingers in everything, from guesting on records with everyone from Gym Class Heroes to Slash, to designing a guitar for instrument maker First Act, to becoming a coach on top rated reality TV show The Voice.
In his off hours he’s been popping up regularly at karaoke bars around the country and now we know why! The tattooed singer has signed on to executive produce a new sitcom for NBC that is set in a karaoke bar. Yes, really. Casting details have not yet been finalized, but he hasn’t definitively said that he won’t star in the series. Bad Teacher filmmaker Jake Kasdan will direct and executive produce.
As for his band? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. Last year the 33-year-old told Rolling Stone, “I don’t know if I want to do this into my 40s and 50s and beyond.” Well, he does have some time.
Motley Crue, Mad and Rad and Still Shouting at the Devil
Motley Crue’s afterburn is almost as bright as they were in the heyday.
Last week Nikki Sixx stopped the band’s show in Frederick, Maryland after a fan refused to give his camera to the bassist. The musician held out his hand demanding that the fan turn it over but the audience member refused to release his camera, causing Sixx to leap over the security barrier and into the crowd to try to take it. Security guards stepped in to break up the melee, finally getting Sixx back onstage and spiriting the fan and his camera to parts unknown.
What set him off? Maybe he didn’t like the way his hair looked that day. He took to his Tumblr account to explain, saying, “I’m a recovering addict. Cameras are my new drug.” Be sure to ask him about it when you go to see his lecture "This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx" on August 25 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, CA. Reservations for the free event can't be made until noon, August 17, via the Annenberg website.
Vince Neil has had his own anger management problems, but he’s gotten a temporary reprieve. The Motley Crue singer received an emergency postponement in his Las Vegas trial on misdemeanor charges stemming from a confrontation with an ex-girlfriend at a casino comedy club according to the Associated Press.
A Las Vegas judge granted the request Monday, August 8, after a brief hearing, rescheduling the trial for November 7. Neil’s layer did not explain why his client was requesting the continuance, nor did Neil appear in court. But we have two words for that: tour dates. Crue is currently in the middle of a US tour with Poison and the New York Dolls.
The 50-year-old rocker has pleaded not guilty
to the misdemeanor battery charges and disorderly conduct charges He’s accused
of poking the chest of his then-girlfriend, Las Vegas entertainment reporter
Alice Jacobs, on March 24 and cursing and pointing at Jacobs and two friends
sitting with her.
When the incident first occurred, Jacobs filed a battery report against Neil after claiming the signer went ballistic on her and a friend while they were watching a show at the Las Vegas Hilton. But at the time, the singer insisted that it was Jacobs who got physical and not him. Jacobs hired an attorney and at the time of the incidence was planning to subpoena the surveillance footage at the venue to bolster her claim.
Neil has already served ten days in jail this year stemming from a DUI case.
Finally, former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has been asked to star on Dancing With the Stars. What did the bombastic musican do? He took to his Twitter account, @MrTommyLand, and tweeted: “Ok! Ready for the funniest shit ever!!! “Dancing With The Stars just offered me a spot on the show!! I’ve never hit the PASS button so quick.”
But don’t worry, Lee will be back on the little screen soon. He’s developing Culture Shock with Tommy Lee, an investigative travel show for the Syfy network that is nothing like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and doesn’t take place in a karaoke bar.
The unscripted series stars Lee as he attempts to uncover various rituals, symbols, and other mysteries of secret societies. Tommy will immerse himself in the history of each society, meet with former members and participate in their ceremonies.
“This is the first show that I’ve been a part of that will blow our minds and reveal things that will explain almost all our questions,” Lee says. “I’m very excited to be partnering with Syfy on this show. It’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved.”
Lee previously starred in various reality series, including Tommy Lee Goes To College and Rock Star Supernova.