• Update: Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner Recovering After Suffering a Heart Attack

    Update: Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner Recovering After Suffering a Heart Attack

    Some new information about Jefferson Starship singer/guitarist Paul Kantner‘s health scare has been revealed on the band’s official Facebook page.  A message posted Thursday reports, “Paul did indeed have a heart attack,” adding that “he had a procedure [Thursday] afternoon and he’ll be recovering in the hospital the next few days before heading back to San Francisco to recuperate.” The group also thanks fans “for all of your incredible support.” News of 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s illness was first reported on Wednesday, when it was revealed that Kantner had been hospitalized and was undergoing tests to find… Read more

  • Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

    Stevie Wonder to Be Presented with Braille Baseball Bat Tonight in Louisville

    Stevie Wonder will be presented with a unique gift tonight to commemorate his concert at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Louisville Slugger company has created a special baseball bat featuring a message engraved in Braille in honor of the Motown legend’s show. The message, which appears both in Braille and regular lettering, reads: “STEVIE WONDER, SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE TOUR, MARCH 27, 2015, LOUISVILLE, KY.”  The bat boasts a maple finish and features orange and white accents to represent the prominent colors on the singer’s classic 1976 album, Songs in the Key of Life, which… Read more

  • Report: Rolling Stones Now Planning to Announce North American Tour Next Week

    Report: Rolling Stones Now Planning to Announce North American Tour Next Week

    As Rolling Stones fans know, the band intended to announce details of a 2015 North American tour on Thursday, March 19.  Those plans were delayed, reportedly because of ticketing issues involving the trek’s promoters.  Now, Hits Daily Double is reporting that, according to insiders, The Stones will make the tour announcement sometime next week. The same sources tell Hits Daily Double that the trek will visit stadiums and other large venues in 16 cities and, as previously reported, will kick off over the Memorial Day weekend at San Diego’s Petco Park.  The insiders also claim the tour will feature shows… Read more

  • Annie Lennox's Concert DVD Gets a Release Date

    Annie Lennox's Concert DVD Gets a Release Date

    Annie Lennox‘s new concert film, An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox, is set to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on May 4. The film features Lennox, backed by a 19-piece band, performing a series of classics songs from her album Nostalgia, including “Summertime,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “Strange Fruit.”  Also included is her powerful rendition of “I Put a Spell on You,” which she sang at the Grammys this year and which was featured on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. The concert concludes with a four-song selection of Lennox’s own solo and Eurythmics hits: “Here… Read more

  • The Who’s Roger Daltrey Talks Farewell Tour, Possibility of a New Album

    The Who’s Roger Daltrey Talks Farewell Tour, Possibility of a New Album

    As The Who gear up for the first of its two scheduled North American tour legs this year celebrating the band’s 50 anniversary, frontman Roger Daltrey is insisting that this will indeed be the British rock legends’ final major trek. “I do know this is the last big tour we’ll ever do,” he tells Rolling Stone.  “We have to be realistic.  I want us to stop at the top of our game when we are still really good at what we do.” The 71-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has struggled with voice problems over the years, but he… Read more

  • Ringo Starr Says Beatles Could Have Reunited "If We Had Just Relaxed Behind It Long Enough"

    Ringo Starr Says Beatles Could Have Reunited "If We Had Just Relaxed Behind It Long Enough"

    This week, Ringo Starr will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone by himself for the first time since 1981.  Among the topics the former Beatles drummer chatted with the magazine about are his sobriety, and why the Fab Four never reunited prior to John Lennon‘s death in 1980. On the latter subject, the 74-year-old rock legend says he believes a reunion might have happened if he and his ex-band mates had been better at communicating with each other. “With the [technology] you have now, I think we could have got it together,” he maintains.  “I think the stumbling… Read more

  • KISS' Gene Simmons Accuses The Rolling Stones and U2 of Using Backing Tracks at Their Shows

    KISS' Gene Simmons Accuses The Rolling Stones and U2 of Using Backing Tracks at Their Shows

    Everyone knows that KISS offers up a lot of bells and whistles during its concerts, from pyrotechnics to lasers to fake blood, but Gene Simmons insists that there’s one thing the band’s shows won’t feature — backing tracks to augment the music.  In a new interview with Australia’s news.com.au, Simmons maintains that his group is among the only rock acts who don’t use pre-taped recordings to help fill out their live sound. “There’s nobody with a synthesizer on our stage, there’s no samples on the drums, there’s nothing,” he declares.  “There’s very few bands who do that now — AC/DC,… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Apr 02Teen Homeschooler Book Club at the Lee County Library
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