Entertainment giant AEG has contacted David Bowie’s inner circle about the superstar’s possible interest in a Las Vegas deal.
John Meglen, co-CEO of Concerts West, a division of AEG Live, confirmed Tuesday that he “just sent a note to David’s guy” after a British report that Bowie is being courted to return to the stage for the first time since 2006.
Meglen, who oversees the entertainment lineup for the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, said in a telephone interview that he would “love” to land Bowie, who has been in semi-retirement.
“He’s phenomenal, and he’s always been at the top of my list of someone who would do an amazing residency,” he said.
There’s some history between Meglen and Bowie.
“I did a few tours with David,” he said.
“I think it’s all rumor right now, but I’m checking out the rumor,” he added.
Bowie, 66, has been semi-retired since 2004 when he underwent angioplasty for an acutely pinched coronary.
Last January, on his birthday (Jan. 8), Bowie’s website announced that his first studio album in a decade, titled “The Next Day,” was being released.
BRADSHAW KICKS OFF Q & A
Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw revisits the John Elway feud and takes a swipe at the Mannings in the first of what will be our weekly online Q & A with newsmakers at NormClarke.com.
Bradshaw revealed that he has talked to Elway just once in 30 years since criticizing the Stanford star for refusing to play for the Baltimore Colts, the team that made Elway the NFL’s No. 1 overall pick in 1983.
Bradshaw said he has paid a price for his straight-shooting analysis. “I’m not going to mention names … but I’ve tried to interview superstars, and they’ve turned me down.
“And Fox doesn’t want anybody to know that.”
Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue profiles the high-flying Imagine Dragons with a headline that reads: “How a Vegas bar band became the biggest breakout of the year.”
Founded in Las Vegas in 2008, the band — singer Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman – have hit the top.
Rolling Stone crowned the Dragons this year’s modern-rock breakout story. Their debut album, “Night Vision,” is the year’s second-best-selling rock album (after Mumford & Son’s “Babel”).
The Dragons saw their opening track, “Radioactive,” become the top digital rock single, selling more than 3 million copies.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have released a statement calling reports of marital strife “totally false and ridiculous.” …
Celine Dion has placed a second home on the sales block. The six-bedroom French chateau in Montreal was built by Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, in 2001, and they rarely visited in recent years. They recently put their 13-bedroom Florida mansion on the market.
THE PUNCH LINE
“People are still talking about that over-the-top Miley Cyrus performance at the VMAs. … Why couldn’t Kanye West interrupt that?” – Jay Leno
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