Lumineers, Lorde, Sheeran to perform at VH1 show
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Lumineers, Lorde and Ed Sheeran will perform at a concert Nov. 11 to celebrate VH1's "You Oughta Know" campaign.
"You Oughta Know" highlights emerging musicians and launched in 2005. VH1 announced Friday that Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande and rock sister trio Haim also will perform at New York's Roseland Ballroom for the event.
The concert will stream live online and will premiere Nov. 21 on VH1. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and married duo Johnnyswim also will hit the stage.
Past "You Oughta Know" artists include Adele, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Mumford & Sons.
New Zealand singer Lorde currently has the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Royals," and Sheeran and the Lumineers earned nominations in top Grammy categories earlier this year.
Chili Peppers, Neil Young to perform for charity
SILVERLAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Neil Young will perform at a benefit for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music that Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and Anthony Kiedis will host.
The organization announced Friday that the event will take place Oct. 30 in Silverlake, Calif. Red Hot Chili Peppers will also perform.
Flea founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in 2001. It facilitates music education and offers music lessons and scholarships.
The RHCP bassist says in a statement that he's "grateful" for all the help given to the organization. He adds that Young performing at the event "is the greatest blessing."
A silent auction will take place and will feature donations from Marc Jacobs, Tony Hawk, Pearl Jam, Gucci and others. The event costs $2,000 per guest, and a 10-seat table is $25,000.
Jane Fonda to receive AFI achievement award
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jane Fonda will receive the American Film Institute's 42nd Life Achievement Award, one of Hollywood's most prestigious career honors.
"Jane Fonda is American film royalty," AFI chairman Howard Stringer said in a statement released Thursday. "A bright light first introduced to the world as the daughter of Henry Fonda, the world watched as she found her own voice and forged her own path."
At 75, Fonda's career hasn't slowed, including roles in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and HBO's "The Newsroom."
Fond drew the ire of many Americans when she visited North Vietnam at the height of the Vietnam War, leaving a stigma that would last for decades.
The AFI award will be presented at a star-studded gala on June 5, 2014, to be televised later that month on TNT.
'Breaking Bad' fans place Walter White obituary
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Some fans of "Breaking Bad," the AMC series which concluded Sunday night, were inspired to place an obituary for character Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal.
The notice appears on page A4 of Friday's Journal. It's headlined "White, Walter" and includes a photo of Bryan Cranston, the actor who played the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.
The obituary says the 52-year-old "founded a meth manufacturing empire" and that he died "after a long battle with lung cancer and a gunshot wound."
The five-season series was set and filmed in Albuquerque.
Los Lunas science teacher David Layman, one of the members an unofficial fan group that placed the obit, says many are sad to see the show go. But he says the obit helps provide some closure.