New this week: John Legend, ‘Serpent Queen’ and ‘Pinocchio’
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
New York man who threatened LGBTQ groups sentenced to 30 months
A 74-year-old retired schoolteacher from a New York City suburb was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses over several years.news.yahoo.com
Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID
Eric Clapton-Virus Outbreak FILE - Eric Clapton performs at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 in New York on April 14, 2013. Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) (Charles Sykes)Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs. The 77-year-old rocker tested positive following his concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 8. Clapton has expressed skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in the past.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Eric Clapton tests positive for COVID-19
Eric Clapton: What You Need to Know Eric Clapton: What You Need to KnowRock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton has postponed some tour dates after testing positive for COVID-19. The post also addressed Clapton’s positive COVID-19 test. “Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Clapton said in May 2021 that he experienced a “severe” reaction to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, NPR reported. He told Rolling Stone that he was afraid that he would “never play again.”©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Travis Tritt cancels shows with vaccination and mask mandates that are ‘trying to shame people’
The musician, who previously said promoters and venues requiring covid safety measures were “discriminating” against concertgoers, has been celebrated by conservatives, including Tucker Carlson, for pulling out of shows.washingtonpost.com
Show stopper: Eric Clapton won’t play where proof of vaccine is required
Won't play Eric Clapton said he would not play at venues that required proof of vaccination against COVID-19. And he is warning concert promoters that he will not play at venues where proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for attendees. “I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present,” Clapton wrote. “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”Eric Clapton won't play venues if they require vaccinations. He has several concert dates in North America scheduled for September 2021, Rolling Stone reported.wftv.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs
FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalog. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday. Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said that he bought his first Neil Young album when he was seven years old. “Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend . In the song, Young sang: “Ain't singin' for Pepsi, ain't singin' for Coke.
Outtakes: Stevie Nicks on Petty, Prince, Beyoncé and Harry
FILE - Harry Styles, right, presents a trophy to Stevie Nicks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. I feel like I know Beyoncé even though I really don’t know her at all. I hope you’re wrong.’ But he’s absolutely right.”_________CALL ME MAYBESpeaking of friends Stevie Nicks have been in touch with — don’t count the members of Fleetwood Mac. I’m really, really good friends with Mick,” she said. That’s really good too because that kind of keeps you in sort of that mindset also,” she said.
Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77
FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Hibbert, frontman of Toots & the Maytals, had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month. Grammy nominations for Hibbert included best reggae album of 2012 for “Reggae Got Soul” and best reggae album of 2007 for “Light Your Light.” Hibbert was ranked No. Married to his wife, Doreen, for nearly 40 years, Hibbert had eight children, including the reggae performers Junior Hibbert and Leba Hibbert. Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert ("Toots" was a childhood nickname) was born in May Pen, Parish of Clarendon.
Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits
Murakami said comparing the fight against the coronavirus to a war, as politicians often do, is inappropriate. Its not a war to kill each other but a fight of wisdom to let us all live, he said. Murakami has hosted his Murakami Radio every two months since August 2018 on Tokyo FM. Murakami began writing while running a jazz bar in Tokyo after graduating from university. Murakami said he worries the post-corona world may be a more closed and selfish place even if it has better protection.
Guitars signed by Dylan, Springsteen, Clapton, McCartney and U2 stolen from Daytona storage unit
Guitars signed by The Boss, Dylan, Clapton, Van Halen, U2, McCartney among those stolen from Daytona Beach storage unit. DAYTONA BEACH A thief hit a sour note by stealing guitars signed by legendary rockers Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and U2 from a storage unit, according to a police report. The manager at OK Pawn, Wes Wade, said Andrewlavage wanted $200 for the guitar signed by Van Halen. The guitars were kept in storage unit 455 in the Hyde Park Storage Suites, an upscale storage facility at 3088 W. International Speedway Blvd. She said all the guitars were in the storage unit last time she was there in October, the report said.news-journalonline.com
Legendary Cream drummer Ginger Baker dies at 80
Ginger Baker attends the funeral of Jack Bruce at Golders Green Crematorium on Nov. 5, 2014, in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)(CNN) - Ginger Baker, notorious hellraiser and celebrated drummer in the supergroup Cream, has died at the age of 80 at a hospital in the United Kingdom. In 1962, Baker replaced Charlie Watts as drummer in the blues band Alexis Corner's Blues Incorporated when the latter left to join the Rolling Stones. Baker then joined the Graham Bond Organization, a blues band that quickly became popular in the UK with Bond and bassist Jack Bruce with whom Baker had a legendary tumultuous relationship. Cream first reunited in 1993 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cream drummer Ginger Baker has died at 80
Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive drummer for Cream and other bands who wielded blues power and jazz finesse and helped shatter boundaries of time, tempo and style in popular music, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Musician Ginger Baker of Cream performs at the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp at AMP Rehearsal Studios on November 6, 2015 in North Hollywood, California. The Bruce family would like to extend their sincere condolences to Ginger Bakers family, friends and fans. Sad news hearing that Ginger Baker has died, I remember playing with him very early on in Alexis Korners Blues Incorporated. His father left behind a letter that Ginger Baker would quote from: "Use your fists; they're your best pals so often."cbsnews.com