MARIAH CAREY PROMISES TO FIND LOST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
UNDATED (AP) - Mariah Carey tweets she’s on a quest to find the alternative album she says she made at the same time as her 1995 album “Daydream.” Carey sent fans in a tizzy when she revealed she worked on the album with her friend Clarissa’s band, Chick. Carey tweets she will not stop until she finds the album. Carey makes the revelation in her new memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” out today. Carey is putting out an album called “The Rarities,” consisting of previously unreleased songs and B-sides from the past 30 years.
ART DISPLAY MADE OF GUNS PAYS TRIBUTE TO LAS VEGAS SHOOTING VICTIMS
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas artist will display a sculpture made of 600 decommissioned guns as a remembrance to the victims of the 2017 shootings at a country music festival in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports artist David Fay made the 6-foot sculpture to resemble “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin. The piece will be on display in downtown Las Vegas beginning Thursday, the third anniversary of the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. Fay says he showed the piece, titled “On Second Thought,” to ten survivors of the shootings, and they said they thought it was well done.
DAVID BYRNE EATS HIS (COOKING) FAILURES
NEW YORK (AP) - David Byrne is learning to cook new dishes while he’s in pandemic lockdown, with mixed results. Byrne says if he’s got a success, he’ll put the leftovers in the freezer and have a decent meal another time. He says he’s had some “real failures” and he tells himself, “You’ve got to eat this anyway.” Byrne admits while some days he wakes up during the pandemic thinking, “What are we doing? Why am I doing anything?” other days he’s inspired to create. Byrne’s “American Utopia” show on Broadway will air as a special on HBO on Oct. 17.
MUNICH WILL NAME STREET AFTER FREDDIE MERCURY
MUNICH (AP) - The city council of Munich in Germany has voted unanimously to name a street after Queen singer Freddie Mercury. Queen’s website reports it was a five-year effort on behalf of German radio station Rock Antenne, which decided that there were not enough “rocking street names” in Germany. The station filed the paperwork in 2015 to request a street name for Mercury, who had recorded five albums in Munich. “Freddie Mercury Street” will be near the Olympic Hall, where Queen performed many times. The radio station also filed documents in 2015 asking for “Johnny Cash Road” in the town of Landsberg am Lech, outside Munich. Cash was stationed there in the 1950s with the U.S. Air Force.
DIPLO IS PLAYABLE IN FIFA 21
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - In the upcoming video game FIFA 21, you can play as one of the foremost soccer players in the world -- or you can be Diplo. Diplo’s avatar is a playable character in FIFA 21’s Volta Football Series. The game comes out next Tuesday.
APPLE IS MAKING DOCUMENTARY ON BILLIE EILISH
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Billie Eilish (EYE’-lish) is getting the documentary treatment. The film “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” will be released in February. It will be shown in theaters and on Apple TV Plus.