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8/30/18-"My Sweet Lord" #1

Music licensing company PPL has produced a Top 20 chart of the most played tracks in the 21st century released by Apple Records to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the record company founded by The Beatles. Apple Records released its first ever single in the UK, The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ on 30 August 1968. George Harrison’s 1970 Official UK Singles Chart Number One, ‘My Sweet Lord’, takes the top spot, […]

todayAugust 30, 2018

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8/26/18-Steve Perry & George Harrison

Former Journey star Steve Perry made sure he had the blessing of George Harrison's widow before he added his version of the former Beatle's I Need You on his comeback album. The singer first heard the track years ago and always dreamed of reworking it as an R&B tune, but he wanted to make sure Harrison's family was OK with his rendition before going public with it, and recruited Tom […]

todayAugust 26, 2018

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8/23/18-McCartney on drinking

Paul McCartney has cut back on his drinking to one "big glass" of wine a week, insisting grandad can't party like he used to. The former Beatles star, who is now a grandfather to eight kids, tells Mojo magazine he went on a bender after the Fab Four split in the 1970s and spent many days hammered as he worked on the start of what would become a very successful […]

todayAugust 23, 2018

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8/19/18-Marty Balin Disabled

Marty Balin — co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and longtime singer for that group and its later incarnation, Jefferson Starship— was, according to a lawsuit, left “totally disabled” by the care he received at a New York City hospital, following an emergency heart procedure. According to the New York Post, Balin has filed the suit against Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, alleging that staff there botched his recovery from open-heart surgery […]

todayAugust 19, 2018

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8/16/18-Queen of Soul Passes

(CNN) Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76. Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. The "official cause of death was due to advanced pancreatic cancer […]

todayAugust 16, 2018

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8/13/18-Aretha Franklin Gravely Ill

Aretha Franklin is reportedly fighting for her life. The 76-year-old's family and friends have reportedly dashed to Detroit, Michigan, where the Queen of Soul grew up, to be by her bedside, according to veteran reporter Roger Friedman in his column Showbiz411.com. "She is gravely ill in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy," he wrote. "Aretha is surrounded by family and people close to her. She will be […]

todayAugust 13, 2018

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8/12/18-Lisa Marie Presley struggle

Lisa Marie Presley is "proud" of the way she's overcome her battle with addiction, because even her therapist insists it's a "miracle" she is still alive. The daughter of rock legend Elvis Presley was widely reported to have checked into a Los Angeles rehabilitation facility to tackle a prescription pill problem in August, 2016, weeks after splitting from her husband Michael Lockwood, the father of her nine-year-old twin daughters, Harper […]

todayAugust 12, 2018

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8/8/18-McCartney TV special!

Paul McCartney's recent "Carpool Karaoke" segment on funnyman James Corden's U.S. late-night show is to be expanded for a TV special. The skit, which was shot in the Beatles star's native Liverpool and appeared on "The Late Late Show" in June, has been expanded into an hour-long episode, titled "Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool" and it is set to air in the U.S. on August 20th. […]

todayAugust 8, 2018

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8/6/18-Dionne slams documentary

Dionne Warwick has slammed allegations her late sister Dee Dee Warwick molested Whitney Houston when she was young. In new documentary Whitney, the tragic singer's longtime assistant claimed Whitney told her that her cousin, Dee Dee, molested her as a child, and Whitney's oldest brother Gary also alleged he was one of her victims. After the accusations arose in the film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, […]

todayAugust 6, 2018

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