Good news for Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan. After receiving the scary news that a malignant tumor had been found on his bladder, it has been successfully removed. Originally Gahan was diagnosed with severe gastroenteritis but further tests showed the low grade tumor. The group that has been on tour in Europe and did have to cancel a few shows however will be back on track on June 8th in Leipzig, Germany.
The new Activision “Guitar Hero 5” will be in stores on September 1. Fans are going to be so happy with the new edition and the enhancements that have been added. One of the main new features is that both the diehard fans plus casual players will both be able to enjoy the game. There will be more “social play” meaning you can easily switch from one song to another as well as quickly change the difficulty level. “Guitar Hero 5” will also allow anyone to play whatever fake instruments they want, so if a group of kids all want to play drums…no problem. There will also be more challenges and opportunities to play against people online as well as friends at home. “One game for example, eliminates weaker performers until there’s only one rocker standing.” IT is like a reality TV show right in your own home. Guitar Hero just keeps getting better and better and you can as always expect great music. Guitar Hero has given unknown bands a start just from being heard on the game, like Wolfmother, an Australian band that shot to instant fame. And of course there are the classic bands you will hear like Bon Jovi, and Iron Maiden, and some old yet new faces to Guitar Hero like Elton John and John Mellencamp. There are 82 bands in all on Guitar Hero 5. So enjoy your summer but don’t forget to rush out and buy it on September 1st.
And here are 2 rumors being confirmed and denied by the stars themselves. There has been some buzz about supermodel Gisele Bundchen being pregnant, but hubby Tom Brady, of the New England Patriots, says that is just not true. And remember David Hyde Pierce from “Frasier”, he confirmed with the ladies on “The View” that he did marry his long time partner, Brian Hargrove last October. Pierce says that they did not hide their life but basically have chosen to keep a low profile and not make a big deal. But now with all the controversy and changes in California regarding gay marriage, Pierce has been participating at the gay rights rallies. So David Hype Pierce has California covered and Cynthia Nixon in New York. Let’s get this situation voted on and figured out.
The stars are lending their support to cancer. This year’s “Stand Up to Cancer” celebrity ambassadors have been announced. It is a long list of celebrity’s that will support the organization with their time and efforts. This year’s ambassadors include Marcia Cross (whose husband is currently undergoing treatment for cancer), Sally Field, Kirsten Dunst, Dave Annable, Mandy Moore, Fran Drescher (uterine cancer survivor), Dana Delany, Sharon Osbourne, Patrick Wilson, David Archuleta and Sofia Vassilieva. The organization has raised over $100 million to fund research programs.