Month: April 2016

Prince Dead at 57: The Music World In Shock – Full Report and Tribute

Prince Has Died. He was 57 The singer’s body was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early this morning (April 21, 2016). On April 15 his private plane had to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay and a spokeman told TMZ that everything was fine. However there were signs that things were not right, the singer cancelled two recent shows due to health concerns. He was born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father was a pianist and songwriter and his mother was a jazz singer. Prince released his first albun “For You” in 1978 but it wasn’t until his fifth album “1999” in 1982 that everyone knew his name. The title tune and “Little Red Corvette” are still big airplay tunes. Two years later came his career crescendo with the movie and soundtrack to “Purple Rain.” He starred in the film that produced five hit singles, “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,””Purple Rain.” “I Would Die 4 U” and “Take Me with U” He was a multi-instrumentalists. Some say he could play up to 27 instruments. In concert it was usually the guitar but he would surprise the crowds with his drumming and keyboard chops. The seven time Grammy winner sold more than 100 million records and won the...

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Brian Johnson of AC/DC Releases a New Statement About His Departure

Brian Johnson of AC/DC Releases a New Statement About His Departure “As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer. I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented. On March 7th, after a series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss, I was advised that if I continue to perform at large venues, I risked total deafness. While I was horrified at the reality of the news that day, I had for a time become aware that my partial hearing loss was beginning to interfere with my performance on stage. I was having difficulty hearing the guitars on stage and because I was not able to hear the other musicians clearly, I feared the quality of my performance could be compromised. In all honesty this was something I could not in good conscience allow. Our fans deserve my performance to be at the highest level, and if for any reason I can’t deliver that level of performance I will not disappoint our fans or embarrass the other members of AC/DC. I am not a quitter and...

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A New Ghost Spotted at Stanley Hotel that Inspired The Shining: See the Picture

They say the camera can see things that the human eye sometimes misses or just doesn’t want to see. During a stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado Stephen King was inspired to write, “The Shining. Maybe King picked up the scent of this ghost? Last week guest Henry Yau snapped a pic of the lobby of the Stanley Hotel. The apparition seems to be wearing period clothing. Is it photobombed of photoshot? The hotel has a reputation of ghoulish spirits. “When I took it, I didn’t notice anything,” Yau, director of public relations at the Children’s Museum of Houston, told Click2Houston.com. But there’s more, paranormal expert, there are two ghosts in the photo: The woman in black on the stairs and a child to her left. About the hotel, Stephen King wrote, “In late September of 1974, Tabby and I spent a night at a grand old hotel in Estes Park, the Stanley. We were the only guests as it turned out; the following day they were going to close the place down for the winter. Wandering through its corridors, I thought that it seemed the perfect—maybe the archetypical—setting for a ghost story. That night I dreamed of my three-year-old son running through the corridors, looking back over his shoulder, eyes wide, screaming. He was being chased by a fire-hose. I woke up with a tremendous...

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It’s Been Confirmed Axl Rose Is the New Lead Singer For AC/DC: What do you think?

I think it’s safe to say this will be a polarizing decision for the fans AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” tour will continue from May 7 to June 12th with Rose signing the big hits like ‘Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell” and “Thunderstruck.” The group made the announcement last night. AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, who was forced to abruptly quit touring with the group or risk “total hearing loss.” The group released the following statement, “AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures,” the band said. “As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.” Axl and Guns N’ Roses were joined by Angus Young at Coachella last night. They played “Whole Lotta Rosie’ and ‘Riff Raff.” What do you think? Leave your comments below. – by John...

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