Lyricist Jerry Leiber, who with composer and longtime collaborator Mike Stoller wrote songs recorded by Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones and many others, died Monday in Los Angeles.
Leiber, 78, had been battling cardiopulmonary disease.
Pearl Jam opened its extensive video vaults for ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ and the band has done the same with its audio collection for the documentary’s soundtrack.
Not only will it contain 14 concert, TV and radio performances that are connected with the forthcoming film, the ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ soundtrack also comes with a second disc of demos and other live recordings that covers PJ’s two decade history.
Last year, Bono‘s emergency back surgery in Germany had the U2 fan base worried about his welfare.
There was an entirely different kind of concern for Bono over the weekend, when reports circulated that he was treated for chest pains last week at a hospital in Monaco. U2 fans can rest easy, though: It was just a routine checkup, according to a spokeswoman for the 51-year-old singer.
Move over, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Nelly: the Beastie Boys have also been immortalized as commercially available action figures. And, in a rather superhero-like gesture, Mike “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Adam “MCA” Yauch are donating the proceeds from sales of their limited-edition figures to charity.
Since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 and Nirvana‘s inevitable breakup, Dave Grohl has stayed in the limelight and has flourished as the leader and frontman of Foo Fighters.
Krist Novoselic, meanwhile, has put music on the back burner for the better part of the last 17 years. But Novoselic has picked a good time to strap on his bass again for the public: a Sept. 20 celebration and fundraiser in Seattle to mark the upcoming 2oth anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album.
There’s always been a Halloween-appropriate look to the Misfits.
So it’s only appropriate for the legendary punk band from New Jersey to release new music prior to trick-or-treating season. Get ready for ‘The Devil’s Rain,’ which comes pouring down on Oct. 4 and will be preceded by the start of a US tour.
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