John Oates has revealed that Hall & Oates first number one single "Rich Girl" isn't about a rich girl, in fact, it isn't even about a girl. "It was written about a guy who was the heir to a fast-food fortune," Oates tells a reporter for TMZ. "Obviously, because Daryl [Hall] is really smart, he realized that "Rich Girl" sounded better than "Rich Guy."
Green Day thrilled fans in Australia earlier this month when they gave a surprise performance in a small pub. The impromptu gig took place at Sydney's Captain Cook Hotel and the band broke news of the show just hours before hitting the stage. They let fans know about the gig via Twitter, writing: "Hello Aussie! Green Day is playing tonight at a club called Captain Cook Hotel."
Keith Urban has been added to the lineup for the inaugural edition of the U.S. iTunes Music Festival. The event, which is sponsored by Apple and has taken place in London since 2007, will make its U.S. debut alongside the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas in early March. This year Urban will help kick things off with a host of other impressive performers.
Mariah Carey has revealed that her twins Monroe and Moroccan will be featured on her forthcoming new album. Speaking with People Magazine, Mimi said that the pair are already showing a flair for music at their tender age. "They're both so musical," Carey said. "They started singing and talking simultaneously . . . That sounds like a lie, but it's true."