Christine Rizk The Detroit News Published 8:09 AM EDT May 1, 2019 Russ Gibb, a former disc jockey and band promoter who launched a music hall in Detroit to rival east and west coast venues and kick-started a world-class Motor City music scene, died Tuesday night of heart failure at Garden City Hospital. He was 87. Gibb's death was confirmed by former student Andy Fradkin, who was given power of attorney "quite a few years back." "It had been a rough few years for him," Fradkin said. "Hopefully he's at peace now." Their friendship blossomed from the 1990s, when Fradkin took a class under Gibb at Dearborn High School. "He built himself a family there," Fradkin said. "But there were many chapters of Russ, through the years." Gibb, a local concert promoter and schoolteacher, started the Grand Ballroom on Grand River in Detroit in 1967 and then showcased live acts for budding talents like Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and others. He had … [Read more...] about Russ Gibb, promoter who gave MC5, Nugent, Iggy their start, dies
THE Cure drummer Andy Anderson has died aged 68. He lost his battle with cancer just weeks after he announced that he had been diagnosed with the disease on a Facebook post. The musician who has also worked with Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel was reportedly surrounded by friends and loved ones when he died at his home. He had written on Facebook earlier this month: "No boo-hooing here, just be positive. For me, it’s just another life experience and hurdle, that one has to make, yet another choice in life. Be cool, I most definitely am and positive about the situation." His former bandmate Lol Tolhurt said: "Andy Anderson was a true gentleman and a great musician with a wicked sense of humor which he kept until the end, a testament to his beautiful spirit on the last journey. "We are all blessed to have known him." ExclusiveBRUTE FARCE Albanian killer fighting deportation over right to happy family life beats wife ExclusivePIE ROLLER £148m EuroMillions winner scoffs 50 … [Read more...] about Andy Anderson dead at 68 – The Cure and Iggy Pop drummer passes away at home surrounded by family after cancer battle
ACTOR William Shatner says the MeToo movement has become “hysterical” to the point he no longer puts his arms around fans at Star Trek conventions. While saying he fully supported the movement, it had become “like the French Revolution”, and he had to rethink complements like “looking good” or “great legs”. The #MeToo movement began on social media when women, including many celebrities, tweeted about their own stories of sexually harassment to highlight the scale of the issue. Shatner's statements came after he slammed a radio station in Canada for taking Christmas song Baby It’s Cold Outside off the air. He told DailyMailTV: “In 2018 we have the MeToo movement, which I think is great, that these hidden forces are exposed and not to be allowed and women have equal rights. I've got three daughters [aged 60, 57 and 54], I'm all for that. But he said at the same time, “it's become hysterical”. Shatner said that … [Read more...] about Star Trek legend William Shatner slams #MeToo movement because he ‘can no longer compliment women’s legs’
"I'm not ashamed to dress 'like a woman' because I don't think it's shameful to be a woman." - Iggy Pop Well folks, it's that time of year once again: to share my favorite holiday with you and change my digital avatar for the next 365 days! Traditionally, I've dressed as superhero-figures from my childhood, but I wanted to switch it up a little bit this year. This year, my halloween costume is based on Rainbow Dash. For those of you who've never encountered the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic television show (recommended by me), there are six main characters: all female, all ponies (two pegasi, two unicorns, and two "Earth ponies"), and all with different personalities and inner struggles. Rainbow dash is loyal, brave, and the most talented flyer in the land, but she's also insecure, easily annoyed, proud and a bit of a braggart. She also has a pet tortoise named Tank, and dreams of joining the Wonderbolts, which is the My Little Pony equivalent of the crew from Top Gun. … [Read more...] about Happy Halloween 2013: Rainbow Dash edition!
Associated Press Published 7:13 PM EST Nov 30, 2018 This is the time of year when we dust off the holiday albums and CDs to play favorites that range from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song.” Being added to playlists this year will be music from a crop of new holiday albums from a variety of artists — even a beloved, legendary actor. Here are reviews of a few of those albums by Associated Press critics: Diana Ross, ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’ Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking for something more serene, with religious tones? Diana Ross has you covered. Or are you looking for inspirational music that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the holidays? Again, Diana Ross has you covered. Her … [Read more...] about Get in a festive mood with new Christmas music