Music News – Thursday, July 29

The newest casino on the Las Vegas strip may play host to a residency for the one and only Adele.
Insiders say she’s about to earn $140,000 per night starting in January. Resorts World already secured big name residencies from Carrie UnderwoodCeline Dion and Katy Perry. This November, Celine opens The Theatre at Resorts World, which has a capacity of 5000. Katy Perry performs there on New Year’s Eve.
Believe it or not, the most recent Adele concert happened in the summer of 2017 — more than 1500 days ago. (The Sun, UK)

Sure, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is nice, but now New Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi and Whitney Houston are getting a real honor: rest stops named after them on the Garden State Parkway.
The neighboring New Jersey Turnpike has rest stops named after historical New Jerseyites, like Thomas Edison, but the Parkway is going for star power, reports NorthJersey.com.  The rest stop formerly known as — no joke — Cheesequake will now be known as the Jon Bon Jovi Service Area.  The one formerly known as Vauxhall will be renamed the Whitney Houston Service Area.
Other famed New Jerseyites who are getting the rest stop treatment include Frank SinatraToni MorrisonJames Gandolfini, salsa legend Celia Cruz and author Judy Blume.  It’s all part of a campaign by the New Jersey Hall of Fame, which is installing displays about each rest stop’s famous namesake.
But wait, you ask — where’s the Bruce Springsteen Service Area?
“Bruce Springsteen respectfully declined to have a service area named after him,” a New Jersey Hall of Fame spokeswoman told NorthJersey.com. “It should be noted, though, that Bruce has been very supportive of the New Jersey Hall of Fame over the years, and is very much a part of the fabric of the Hall.”