Music News: Bryan Adams writing 'Pretty Woman' musical


Julia Robert and Richard Gere in 'Pretty Woman.'
Julia Robert and Richard Gere in 'Pretty Woman.' (Buena Vista Pictures)

Get ready, Broadway: the 1990 rom-com Pretty Woman is being turned into a stage musical. The songs will be co-written by Jim Vallance and Bryan Adams — yes, that Bryan Adams. The film's director Garry Marshall, who died last year, co-wrote the play's script with J.F. Lawton, the movie's screenwriter. The Pretty Woman musical will have a five-week run in Chicago starting March 13, 2018, before moving to Broadway next fall. (New York Times)

Reissue, Yeah Yeah Yeah

If you're a fan of bands with "Yeah" in their name, this is an exciting day for you. Yeah Yeah Yeahs have announced a reissue of their 2003 album Fever to Tell, while Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are prepping a reissue of their 2007 release Some Loud Thunder.

Fever to Tell will be available as a standalone vinyl reissue, or a deluxe box set that includes "a time capsule of ol photos, DEMOS (1st ever recorded), a mini film documenting our near DOWNFALL and other fun memorabilia, from the turn o/ the century NYC," according to Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The reissue comes out Oct. 20, and the band have already released a never-before-heard studio recording of "Shake It" from the set. (Billboard)

The Some Loud Thunder reissue, out Nov. 24, will be more modest: it includes only five bonus tracks, all live recordings. (Pitchfork)

Steven Tyler's ailing

Aerosmith have canceled several upcoming shows, with singer Steven Tyler battling "unexpected medical issues." The nature of the ailment hasn't been disclosed, but Tyler assures fans they don't need to worry. "I am not in a life-threatening condition," he wrote in a statement, "but I need to deal with this right away and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances. I promise I'll be back." (Rolling Stone)

Ryman Auditorium removes "Confederate Gallery" sign

The historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville has removed a sign designating its balcony the "Confederate Gallery." The sign was first put in place over a hundred years ago, when the balcony was built to accommodate attendees at a convention of the Confederate Veterans' Association. The sign — a replica of the original, which was lost and replaced in the 1990s — has been moved to a historical exhibit within the building. (Rolling Stone)

Madonna's tween son sings "Holiday"

To celebrate the 12th birthday of her son David, Madonna shared a video of him singing along to her 1983 hit "Holiday." Also, dig the 50 Cent reference. (Billboard)

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