Canadian singer Avril Lavigne stood up for fellow-Canadian rockers (and her husband’s band) Nickleback! Of course, Nickleback is usually the butt of musical jokes. At the beginning of December a police officer in a small P.E.I town joked on FB that anyone he arrested for impaired driving would be forced to listen to Nickelback on the way to jail! And now, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took a swing at the band in a video introducing Facebook’s new artificial intelligence system called “Jarvis” voiced by Morgan Freeman. He asks the system to play a good Nickleback song, to which the voice replies “There are no good Nickleback songs.” Well, Avril didn’t like that very much and posted this message to Zuckerberg:
And after artists like Celine Dion, David Foster, Garth Brooks, Elton John and Andrea Bocelli have all rejected offers to sing at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Beach Boys say they’re considering the offer. The band released a statement on the topic on Thursday to address ongoing speculation about their involvement in the highly-controversial January 20th event. “The Beach Boys have been asked to perform as part of the inauguration festivities. But no decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate. We will let you know as soon as a decision is final,” a rep for the band told Billboard magazine. More details here.