Odds & Ends: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Janet Jackson, AC/DC, Dolly Parton

A Dutch magazine’s interview with Graham Nash sparks Crosby, Stills & Nash breakup rumors … Janet Jackson reportedly postpones Europe … Loud music may not be solely to blame for AC/DC frontman’s hearing problems … Dolly Parton teases 2016 tour.

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The Star Theatre At The Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore

While speaking with Dutch magazine Lust For Life, Graham Nash said he was at odds with another member of CSN and that the famous trio might be history.

“I don’t like David Crosby right now,” Nash told the magazine, according to a translation posted by Consequence of Sound.  “He’s been awful for me the last two years, just fucking awful.  I’ve been there and saved his fucking ass for 45 years, and he treated me like shit. You can’t do that to me.  You can do it for a day or so, until I think you’re going to come around.”

To be fair, Crosby, Stills & Nash, as well as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young has weathered internal discontent in the past.  In Frank Zappa & The Mother’s Fillmore East June 1971 album there is the promise of “three unreleased recordings of Crosby, Stills Nash & Young fighting in the dressing room at the Fillmore East.”

In October 2014, the apparent demise of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young played out in the press when Neil Young reportedly said, “CSNY will never tour again, ever.”  Crosby responded via Twitter, saying, “We know Neil … we already knew.”

Pollstar contacted the publicist for Crosby, Stills & Nash, but had yet to receive a response by post time.

Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable World Tour” may not function as the title implies.  The BBC reports the European leg has been postponed.

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Accepting the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

According to the Beeb, a Ticketmaster email to fans said, “It is not possible to confirm new dates at the present time so we are refunding all ticket holders.”

In December, Jackson announced that she was postponing the North American leg of her “Unbreakable Tour,” saying she had to undergo surgery.  That portion of the tour is now scheduled to begin May 14 in Las Vegas.

The Euro/U.K. outing was tour was scheduled to begin March 30 in Birmingham, England.  So far, there has been no comment from Jackson or her representatives.  Stay tuned.

Yesterday was hardly a good day for AC/DC’s American fans.  The band announced that it was postponing the remaining 10 dates of its U.S. tour on account of singer Brian Johnson’s hearing problems.  Doctors ordered the frontman to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

But the band’s music may not be the sole culprit in Johnson’s hearing malady.  Ultimate Classic Rock unearthed a 2014 interview Johnson did with “King Of All Media” Howard Stern in which the singer said his love for racing cars shoulders some of the blame.

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United Center, Chicago, Ill.

“I’ve obviously had some hearing loss,” Johnson told Stern, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.  “I’ve got hearing loss in me left ear.  I didn’t get it from music.  I got it from sitting in a race car too long without ear plugs.  I heard my ear drum burst, because I forgot to put me plugs in under my helmet. That’s how it happened.  Music had nothing to do with it.”

Yesterday’s announcement from AC/DC said the band would reschedule the dates for later in the year and that those shows might include guest vocalists.

Dolly Parton announced a tour supporting her new album but details such as where and when were not included.

Parton will travel in support of her Pure & Simple double CD, mixing the new tunes with her greatest hits.  The album is set for a summer release.

“We’re so excited to get out there and see the fans again,” Parton said.  “I’m really looking forward to singing songs the fans have not heard in a while, as well as the hits, while debuting a few new ones off Pure & Simple.”

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Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.

Meanwhile “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” will be released on DVD May 3. Parton’s camp declares that the network showing attracted more than 15.8 million viewers, making it “the most watched movie on network TV in more than three years.”