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5/16/21-Pervis Staples Dies

By Alex Traub Pervis Staples, who sang harmony and also provided quieter forms of support during the rise to gospel stardom of his family’s group, the Staple Singers, died on May 6 at his home in Dolton, Ill. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Adam Ayers, a spokesman for Mr. Staples’s sister, Mavis Staples. Mr. Ayers did not specify the cause. Pervis Staples joined two of his sisters, […]

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5/9/21-Lindsey on Stevie

Source: music-news.com Lindsey Buckingham never got "closure" with former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks. The pair were together both romantically and musically during the height of the band's fame in the 1970s and Lindsey admits that he struggled to move on once the pair's relationship had broken down as they were still making records. He told Nile Rodgers on his Apple Music 1 show 'Deep Hidden Meaning Radio with Nile […]

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5/9/21-Elton John on hated song

  Source: music-news.com Sir Elton John has will "throw a party" when he never has to play 'Crocodile Rock' again. The music legend is not a fan of his 1972 hit and has vowed never to perform it once his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour comes to an end in 2023. Asked on Watford FC footballer Troy Deeney's Deeney Talks podcast if there was a song he "can't get away […]

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5/5/21-Tommy West Died

  Hear Tommy West on "The Lost 45s!" Source: AP Tommy West, a music producer, singer and songwriter who played a major role in the short-lived career of musician Jim Croce, died of complications associated with Parkinson’s disease, his family said. He was 78. West died Sunday in hospice care. Born Thomas Picardo Jr. in Jersey City, New Jersey, he developed his musical talents after his family moved to Neptune, […]

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5/2/21-Ringo fave song & more

Source: music-news.com Ringo Starr thinks 'Come Together' "worked perfectly" for The Beatles. The 80-year-old musician - who starred in the legendary group alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Paul McCartney - has revealed that the 1969 hit is his all-time favorite song from his time in the Beatles. During an appearance on 'The Late Show', host Stephen Colbert asked: "You get one song to listen to for the rest […]

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4/22/21-Roller Les McKeown dies

Hear Les on "The Lost 45s." London (CNN) Scottish singer Les McKeown, who achieved global superstardom in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of tartan-garbed pop titans the Bay City Rollers, has died, his family confirmed Thursday. He was 65. McKeown fronted the Bay City Rollers during their dizzying heyday in the mid-1970s, when their hits "Shang-A-Lang," "Bye, Bye, Baby," and "Give a Little Love" catapulted them to acclaim and […]

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4/22/21-KISS biopic

Source: music-news.com Netflix has all but signed a deal for the upcoming KISS biopic, 'Shout It Out Loud'. According to Deadline, the movie will focus on the story of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley meeting in Queens in New York and forming the iconic 'Rock and Roll All Nite' band with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. Joachim Rønning is on to direct and the script comes from Ole Sanders, who […]

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4/21/21-Sir Tom Jones at 80

  Source: music-news.com Sir Tom Jones says being knighted by The Queen is by far his proudest achievement. The 'It's Not Unusual' hitmaker has reflected on his storied career spanning more than five decades and insisted nothing can top being appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 by Her Royal Highness. Tom - who had humble beginnings in Pontypridd, South Wales - believes God gifted […]

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4/20/21-No ABBA biopic

Source: music-news.com ABBA have ruled out a biopic while they are still alive. Bjorn Ulvaeus has insisted he wouldn't want an actor to play him on the big screen in a film like Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or Sir Elton John's 'Rocketman' and doubts his bandmates would either. The founding member of the iconic Swedish pop outfit - also comprising Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Frida Lyndstad - said: “I don’t […]

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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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3/15/21-Bon Jovi Tour Plans

Source: music-news.com Frontman Jon Bon Jovi has admitted mammoth stadium tours are "not motivational" for him anymore, but the 59-year-old rocker still wants to play gigs in a "manner that's pleasurable". Speaking to Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt on their 'Rockonteurs' podcast, Jovi admitted: “I had a conversation about [playing in] Australia a year from now. As long as we do it in a manner that’s pleasurable, we want to […]

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3/11/21-New Bee Gees movie

Source: music-news.com Bee Gees biopic to be directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh The 60-year-old actor and filmmaker will reportedly lead the way for the Paramount Pictures' movie focused on the life and career of the iconic 'Stayin' Alive' hitmakers - made up of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb - from their humble beginning to pop superstardom. As reported by Variety, Branagh - who has been at the helm of […]

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