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6/19/12- Aretha Franklin wants to Judge!

Aretha Franklin 'would love to be a judge' on a talent show like The X Factor. The musical legend has been impressed by some of the contestants when she tunes into popular singing competitions on TV. However, she was dismayed that she hasn't been offered a seat on the panel of any of the programmes. Aretha was surprised that iconic stars such as herself and other greats aren't being considered […]

todayJune 19, 2012

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6/10/12 – Tommy Chong battling cancer

Actor Tommy Chong is battling prostate cancer. The 74-year-old is best known for his stoner-comedy routine alongside Cheech Marin, as the comedy duo "Cheech and Chong." Chong was diagnosed about a month ago and that the cancer is currently in a "slow stage one." He revealed he first noticed symptoms nearly eight years ago during his nine-month sentence at Taft Correctional Institution in California, adding that he believes the prison […]

todayJune 11, 2012

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6/7/12 – Our friend Bob Welch is Dead

Nashville police say Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. Police spokesman Don Aaron said Welch was found dead by his wife with a chest wound at their Nashville home around 12:15 p.m. local time Thursday. Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British […]

todayJune 8, 2012

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6/5/12 – Herb Reed of Platters Dead

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of 1950s vocal group the Platters who sang on hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender,” has died. He was 83. Reed died on Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Reed founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953. Reed sang bass on the group’s four No. 1 hits, including […]

todayJune 5, 2012

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6/3/12 – Procol Harum's Gary Brooker hurt

Gary Brooker, lead singer of Procol Harum, fell in his South African hotel room on Tuesday while on tour and is in serious but stable condition from a fractured skull. Procol Harum had been on tour in South Africa with fellow British groups 10 CC and the Moody Blues; however, the remaining concerts have been cancelled. The singer fell on his 67th birthday but, according to the promoter, he had […]

todayJune 3, 2012

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6/3/12 – Cat Stevens Musical Opens!

The Cat Stevens musical 'Moonshadow' had its world premiere in Melbourne last night with Yusuf/Cat in attendance for the opening night and after-party. Cat Stevens fans will love what 'Moonshadow' is. The sci-fi setting has a very human plot, and as Yusuf/Cat told us the day before, is based a lot on his own story.

todayJune 3, 2012

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5/25/12 – Eric Burdon's new CD

  "Til Your River Runs Dry" is the new album from former Animal Eric Burdon, set for release this September. Eric recorded the album in New Orleans across 2010 with further work done in California. 'I started feeling that I needed to use this album as a catharsis, to express my own truth,' Eric said in a statement. 'It took longer than any other album, not because of time spent […]

todayMay 25, 2012

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5/25/12 – Bobby Womack cancer free!

With all the bad news that has been occurring this year, it is great to hear that "Lost 45s" guest Bobby Womack has been declared free of cancer. The R&B great and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member had announced he was suffering from cancer back in March. At the time, Womack had been in the hospital suffering from pneumonia when the colon cancer was discovered and diagnosed as […]

todayMay 25, 2012

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5/24/12 – Elton John hospitalized briefly

Elton John checked into a Los Angeles hospital Wednesday, where doctors diagnosed the 65-year-old singer with a serious respiratory infection, his publicist said Thursday. The 65-year-old singer was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after testing and treatment Wednesday, according to his publicist. John became ill while performing his "Million Dollar Piano" show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last weekend, leading him to undergo […]

todayMay 24, 2012

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