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Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

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If you only know Dr. Maya Angelou from her appearances on Oprah, there is a wonderful yet bittersweet treasure in store for you. For sadly, one of the world’s greatest literary voices has now fallen silent. Maya Angelou died today at age 86. To say she was a renaissance woman would be barely a thumbnail sketch of the scope of ... Read More »

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Jimmy Page Says “There Is Not Going to Be Any More” Led Zeppelin Concerts; Talks Plans for Solo Music and Shows

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Image Courtesy of Ross HalfinJimmy Page has weighed in once again about the prospects for a possible Led Zeppelin reunion and, not surprisingly, he’s not optimistic. In a new Billboard interview, the guitar great points out that it’s been seven years since the band’s last performance, at the 2007 Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert in London, and notes that “quite clearly…there ... Read More »

Happy 88th Birthday to Chuck Berry!

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Image Courtesy of Chuck Berry’s ManagementHail, hail, Chuck Berry, who celebrates his 88th birthday today. The rock ‘n’ roll pioneer has been a national treasure since he duck-walked onto the music scene some 60 years ago. Not that we need reminding, but his many unforgettable tunes include “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Brown Eyed Handsome ... Read More »

Manhattan Transfer Singer Tim Hauser Dead at 72

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Image Courtesy of JAG EntertainmentTim Hauser, a founding member of the pop-jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday at the age of 72. The band’s manager JoAnn Geffen tells the Asbury Park Press that Hauser passed away after suffering a heart attack. The quartet’s surviving members, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel, posted a joint statement on their ... Read More »

Judge Rules Against Led Zeppelin in Attempt to Dismiss “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Lawsuit

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Bob Gruen/Atlantic RecordsA U.S. district court judge has ruled against Led Zeppelin‘s surviving members in their attempt to have a copyright-infringement lawsuit involving the band’s “Stairway to Heaven” either moved to a California court or dismissed completely. The suit, which claims that the opening of “Stairway” was cribbed from an obscure 1968 instrumental titled “Taurus” by the group Spirit, was ... Read More »

The Real Reason U2’s Bono Always Wears Sunglasses

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A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael YadaIf you’ve ever thought U2 frontman Bono‘s habit of always wearing shades was merely a rock star affectation, well, get ready to eat some crow: turns out there’s a serious medical reason behind it. On Friday’s episode of BBC TV’s The Graham Norton Show, when host Norton asks Bono if he ever takes off his sunglasses, the 54-year-old singer ... Read More »