Category: Music + TV News

Cheap Trick Files Counter Lawsuit Against Former Drummer Bun E. Carlos

Posted 04 Sep 2013 in Music + TV News

In late July we told you the story about how Bun E. Carlos is suing Cheap Trick for monies owed. Here’s that piece. Now they’re are counter suing. Here is a piece via Reuters News Service. Richard Nielsen, Thomas Peterson and Robin Zander have sued founding drummer Bun E. Carlos, asking a judge to confirm he was validly removed from the board of Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc and two other band-related corporations. The lawsuit filed on Friday in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, a venue more accustomed to high-stakes business spats, follows a July lawsuit by Carlos. Carlos, whose real name is Brad Carlson, along with former band manager David Frey claimed they were short-changed hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Linda Ronstadt Suffering From Parkinson’s Disease

Posted 23 Aug 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

This has been known in some industry circles for sometime. Now Ms. Ronstadt has gone public via a piece in AARP From AARP Blog Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP today that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago. But she ascribed her inability to sing to a tick bite (“my health has never recovered since then”), and believed the shaking in her hands resulted from shoulder surgery. In a wide-ranging interview with AARP’s music writer Alanna Nash to be published on aarp.org next week, Ronstadt revealed how she discovered that “there was something wrong” with her voice. “I couldn’t sing,” she...

George Duke, Legendary Jazz and Rock Keyboard Great Has Died

Posted 06 Aug 2013 in Music + TV News

From The JazzLine…. Rumors of the keys master’s death have been circulating since last night; however former Supreme’s member Scherrie Payne has confirmed that Duke died just yesterday on August 5. In a statement to the Mowtown Alumni Association, Payne wrote: ”I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening at St. John’s hospital in L.A.” Payne went on to reflect on how close Duke’s death is to his late wife’s, saying: ”It was just one year earlier, July 18th, that his beloved wife and my friend, Corine, went to be with the Lord.” Duke’s latest album ‘Dreamweaver’ was released on July 16, and stands as a heartfelt tribute to his late wife Corine, who...

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck Announce Fall Tour. Chicago Benefit Show Added

Posted 05 Aug 2013 in Music + TV News

Former Beach Boy Bandmate And Co-Founder, Al Jardine, And Original Beach Boy, David Marks, Join Tour That Kicks Off On September 27th And Will Visit Major North American Cities Including New York City, Toronto, Washington D.C., Philadelphia And Los Angeles August 5, 2013 — Los Angeles, CA — Legendary music icons and Grammy® Award winners, Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) announced today a co-headlining North American tour.  Two of the music industry’s most celebrated entertainers will kick off their tour onSeptember 27 th in Hollywood, FL and will visit 20 cities as they bring an evening of historic musical collaboration to fans across North America.  Tickets go on sale startingAugust 9 that www.livenation.com and will also be available at www.ticketmaster.com. Throughout late September...

“Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates

Posted 22 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News, Rock + Roll

CHICAGO (Courthouse News Service) – Cheap Trick’s disaffected drummer and its former manager claim in court that the three other band members owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars in tour proceeds and unpaid loans. ————————– UPDATE: Cheap Trick Counter Sues Bun. E. Carlos ——————– David Frey, Silent Partner Management, Brad Carlson aka Bun Carlos and Cheap Trick Unlimited Inc., sued Richard Nielsen, Thomas Peterson and Robin Zander in Cook County Court. “Plaintiffs Carlos and Frey are, respectively, the drummer and manager for the world-renowned rock band Cheap Trick,” the complaint begins. “Plaintiffs are forced to bring this action against the three defendants (who are the other members of the band) due to defendants’ outright refusal to account for,...

What is Nick Lowe Teasing? A ‘Stiff’ Reunion in the Works? An Album Backed by Wilco? What?

Posted 19 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News, Uncategorized

    Could there be some kind of Stiff Records Reunion in the works? Something is up we know that. Nick Lowe posted this picture and teased it with this caption. “Wondering what big announcement is coming Thursday, July 25? Head to www.nicklowe.com   (starting today!), where we’ll have daily hints of what’s to come. We’ll also try to help fill in the blanks with extra clues here on Facebook. Hope you’re as excited as we are…” There have been a few people guessing that it will indeed be a reunion since some think that in this picture that Elvis Costello is second from the left and possibly Larry Wallis far left. We’ve also heard that maybe Nick made record with...

Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers Assaulted on Stage at Blues Festival

Posted 14 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News

  Lester Chambers Assaulted On Stage BY: DAWN LEE WAKEFIELD of The Examiner… Dylan Chambers, son of music icon Lester Chambers, 73, has just posted (6 pm PST on Facebook, Saturday, July 13, 2013: “Dylan Here…. Lester was just assaulted on stage at The Russell City Hayward Blues Festival by a crazed woman after dad dedicated ‘People Get Ready’ to Trayvon Martin. He is on the way to the hospital now.” Lester Chambers, founding member of popular 1960s recording artists, The Chambers Brothers, was on stage at The Russell City Hayward Blues Festival tonight when his son said the attack occurred. It is indeed disturbing news for the 73-year-old singer, who just yesterday announced on his Facebook page, he’d completed the last hurdle prior to releasing his...

Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket Bring AmericanaramA Festival To Chicago – A CONCERT REVIEW

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” by Bob Dylan and his Band from the “Americanarama Festival” 2013 We live in the day and age of festivals. For music fans, festivals offer bang for the buck providing the opportunity to see numerous bands that you might not ever get to see otherwise at one time and in one place. For musicians, they open up the possibility of gaining a wider audience, particularly with festivals like the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that will be taking place here in Chicago next weekend. With a roster consisting of mostly up and coming artists, Pitchfork provides a bonanza for inquiring fans who want to discover music they’ve...

Randy Travis Suffers Stoke While Hospitalized.

Posted 10 Jul 2013 in Music + TV News

  Country Singer Randy Travis Hospitalized in Critical Condition Country singer Randy Travis, 54 has been admitted to a Dallas, Texas hospital in critical condition, according to a public relations representative. Travis was admitted Sunday for treatment of viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a viral infection that affects the heart tissue’s ability to pump blood. “Viral cardiomyopathy can be caused by 30-plus different viruses, but it’s almost impossible to pinpoint which virus it is,” said Dr. Ramin Oskoui, a cardiologist and internal medicine specialist in Washington. “Hospitals use viral cardiomyopathy as a ‘catch all’ diagnosis.” “To say that Mr. Travis’ alcohol use exacerbated his problems would be pure speculation, but if someone told me alcohol played a role...

Wilco Plays ‘All-Request Set’ Of Fun Cover Tunes at Their ‘Solid Sound’ Festival

Posted 21 Jun 2013 in Music + TV News

    Wilco Plays ‘All Request Set’ at Their ‘Solid Sound’ Festival Tonight, June 21st, Wilco gave their fans something special. They did an all-request set at their own Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. We thank Marc Cusa and Eric Berman (Of Eric Berman’s Song of the Day) for providing the list. Wilco June 21st, 2013 Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy Cut Your Hair – Pavement In the Street – Big Star New Madrid – Uncle Tupelo Dead flowers – Rolling Stones Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan Ripple – Grateful Dead Who Loves the Sun – Velvet Underground And Your Bird Can Sing – Beatles Psychotic Reaction – Count Five Tom Courtenay – Yo...

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