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4/20/21-Jim Steinman Dead

Source: NPR.org Jim Steinman, co-creator of power ballads and orchestral-style rock by such artists as Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler, has died. Steinman was a composer, lyricist and record producer whose work with Meat Loaf on the 1977 album Bat Out of Hell catapulted the motorcycle-loving singer to stardom. The Connecticut State Medical Examiner's office confirmed Steinman's death to NPR. He was 73. Steinman's brother told the Associated Press he […]

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4/18/21-Queen hardships in ’75

source: music-news.com Queen were so heavily in debt before the release of 1975's A Night At The Opera, they would have been forced to split if the album had not been a success. The band’s fourth album, which featured the hits Bohemian Rhapsody and You’re My Best Friend, became a lifesaver for the rockers, who would have been forced to give up on their dreams if it had flopped. "We […]

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4/17/21-Poco’s Rusty Young dead

Hear Rusty Young on "The Lost 45s" Source: New York Times Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75 As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. By Bill Friskics-Warren NEW YORK TIMES Rusty Young, a founding member of the popular country-rock group Poco and a key figure in establishing the […]

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4/17/21-Mick Jagger on Corona

  Source: music-news.com Sir Mick Jagger thinks he's been "very lucky" amid the coronavirus lockdown. The 77-year-old star counts himself as incredibly fortunate, as he's been able to live very comfortably during the global health crisis. He said: "You have to be patient, learn self-reliance ... but all these things, as I say for me ... I'm very lucky. I don't have the problems of living, say in a small […]

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4/17/21-New Mary Wilson music

  Source: music-news.com Previously unheard music from Mary Wilson is set for release. The former Supremes star - who died in February at the age of 76 - had a large collection of unreleased music when she died and there are plans in place to share it with the world, according to Bruce Resnikoff, President/CEO of Universal Music Enterprises. He told Variety: "I made that commitment to her the last […]

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4/1/21-Paul Simon Sells

Paul Simon has sold his back catalogue to Sony Music Publishing. The label now owns the rights to the music legend's hits, including ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Mrs. Robinson’ and ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’. The Grammy-winner's Simon and Garfunkel songs are also included in the deal. Simon said in a statement: “I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. “I […]

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3/26/21-McCartney Cookbook

source: music-news.com Paul McCartney is paying tribute to his late wife Linda by sharing her meat-free recipes in a new family cookbook. The Beatles legend has teamed up with his daughters Mary and Stella to launch Linda McCartney's Family Kitchen: Over 90 Plant-Based Recipes to Save the Planet and Nourish the Soul. The trio has updated singer Linda's best-loved vegetarian meals, such as shepherd's pie, chili non-carne, 'sausage' rolls, and […]

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3/24/21-Prince Anniversary

  Source: music-news.com Prince fans have been invited to mark the fifth anniversary of the music icon's death with a free visit to his Paisley Park compound. The Purple Rain hitmaker passed away at his Chanhassen, Minnesota estate on 21 April, 2016, and on the upcoming anniversary, officials are throwing open the doors to the superstar's former home-turned-museum for devotees to pay their respects in the atrium. A statement reads: […]

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3/20/21-No Police

  Source: music-news.com Sting regrets The Police’s reunion. The 69-year-old singer reunited with bandmates Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland in 2007, 19 years after they split, and then embarked on a global tour in 2008 but the ‘Every Breath You Take’ hitmaker admitted the experience didn’t leave him feeling the way he’d hoped it would. In an interview with Reader's Digest magazine, he said: “At the time I labelled the […]

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