Shaun's Music Minute 7-27-17

Big Names Set For BBC Radio One Live Lounge Month              

The BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge is known for getting superstars in to cover other people’s work, and they’ve nabbed a huge lineup for September, which is guaranteed to produce some great music. 

Foo Fighters will kick things off on September 1st live from their studio in Los Angeles, with the month’s lineup also including Coldplay, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lorde, The Killers, George Ezra, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Harry Styles and more, with the month wrapping with a yet to be named special guest.

Artists are expected to perform their own material, as well as a cover of any song from the past 50 years as a way of celebrating the station's 50th anniversary.

The Latest “American Idol” Judge Rumors              

As of right now, Katy Perry is the only artist confirmed for ABC's upcoming “American Idol” reboot, but according to the "Hollywood Reporter," some very big names are in the running to join her. Sources say that producers are looking into Luke Bryan and Charlie Puth as possible additions to the judges’ panel, as well as Lionel Richie who’s name has been mentioned previously, with former "Idol" judge Keith Urban a possibility to return as well.  

According to "HR," Richie is actually said to be one of the favorites among not only producers Fremantle and Core Media, but ABC, as well, with TMZ adding that both Richie and Puth are actually in advanced talks to join the panel. Meanwhile, Luke and Keith are also reportedly being considered for a spot on the show.

As for when new judges will be announced, so far, there isn’t any news, although auditions are scheduled to start August 17th in Florida so there will probably be some announcement by then.

Are John Mellencamp And Meg Ryan Back Together?               

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp were an item from three years before calling it quits in 2014. The last we heard about the former couple was when Mellencamp said Meg "hates me to death." It seems like she's worked through it, though.

The actress and rocker have reportedly been hanging out since that comment and according to at least one source, "they are together. It’s been a few months." So far both Meg and John are staying mum on their rumored rekindled romance.

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