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2016 R.I.P. WRAP UP….Add George Michaels to the list of fallen rock heroes of 2016 rock icons meeting their demise. Christmas day mourned when it was announced the WHAM star passed away in his sleep. The weird thing was, I was listening to the radio on Christmas Eve when “Last Christmas” played. It took me back to great memories and I remembered how much I enjoyed WHAM and the song when it first came out just as I was that moment. I awoke the next day on Christmas and the first thing I heard was that he died at age 53. I never met George but worked on his video “Father Figure” in Los Angeles. Then Greg Lake passed away December 7thafter a long battle with cancer. Where was all the television media reports for this man?!? EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER were one of the biggest bands of all time and there was not one report of media coverage other than the internet for this huge and influential music artist. He left us too soon at 69. And let’s not forget Keith Emerson left us nine months earlier of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Keith didn’t get much press either. But it was big in my world let me tell you. Leon Russell did get a fair shake from the media when he passed away from heart failure on November 13th. He was 74.
MOTLEY MONKEYS….The members of Motley Crue‘s former support act are suing them for putting them in danger on tour.Logan and Roger Raskin, who perform asTHE RASKINS, hit the road with Motley Crue in 2014, and they are now suing the disbanded rock act for a series of alleged hazing incidents and unfavorable conditions, according to the New York Post.In papers filed in Manhattan’s Supreme Court, the Raskins claim they were frequently forced to perform for next to no one because doors to venues rarely opened on time. They also allege their sound was tampered with and they were denied access to dressing rooms. The brothers also claim they were sprayed with urine by Motley Crue crew members dressed in monkey masks at a show in Connecticut. In their $30 million suit, the Raskins also allege they had to pay $1 million for the privilege of touring with the veteran rockers, who split up after their 2015 New Year’s Eve show……WAIT! Got sprayed with urine by crew in monkey masks? LOL….Okay give them $30 million….NOT! They will probably get more from the lawsuit than they will selling any of their music….
Speaking of MOTLEY CRUE, Nikki Sixx has quit Facebook. Oh No! Let’s go kill ourselves! How will we live?!? Oh well, he’ll be back when he has something to promote….l’ll give him a month off….He’ll need to promote SIXX:AM’s new record soon.. I hate to say it but SIXX:AM singer James Michaels is so boring. He needs to get arrested for drugs or public intoxication or ride on an airport baggage carousel like other lead singers to get some kind of identity and bad press going. He’s too goody goody with no image….Sorry guys just saying what others don’t want to!
SLASHING OUT…Slash’s estranged wife Perla Ferrar has fired back at his allegations their marriage wasn’t legal. The GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist filed for divorce from Perla, his wife of 13 years, in December, 2014. He cited irreconcilable differences in the petition and requested joint physical and legal custody of their two sons, London, 14, and Cash, 12. According to TMZ.com, Slash is now reportedly claiming they were never technically married in the first place. In response, Perla told said she was blindsided and hurt by Slash’s allegations. Slash, 51, has reportedly appealed to a judge to confirm that Perla, 41, was never legally divorced from her first marriage when they tied the knot in 2001. Perla had married a man named Carlos Marty in 1993, but the union would prove to be a brief one. She filed for divorce just a month later, and believed herself single when she wed Slash. Perla claims the problem was resolved in 2009, when a judge retroactively made her divorce valid dating back to 1994.But as their own divorce acrimony continues, Slash, real name SAUL HUDSON, is seemingly trying to use this legal technicality to prove the couple were never lawfully married, and denying Perla’s claim to HALF of the millions he earned during their union. (Was that HER playing the guitar? LOL) Slash previously filed for divorce from Perla in 2010 but they reconciled two months later and renewed their vows in 2011. He is now in a relationship with Meegan Hodges, whom he previously dated from 1989 till the beginning of the 1990s….Slash should just thank his lucky stars that drunken witch is finally out of his life. She was so rude to me and anyone who came within 6 feet of Slash….
RAIN MAKER RICHARDS…Keith Richards believes he can stop the rain with a magic stick that he waves before every Rolling Stones performance..The 72-year-old rocker always carries the ”superstitious” item and The Rolling Stones road crew ”rely upon” it to prevent downpours when the band - completed by Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts - are playing shows. Keith says: ”The stick is a very superstitious thing.””If it’s about to rain or if you’re playing outdoors and someone goes ‘Keith, it’s raining’, if I don’t go outside and do a few mysterious movements it would disappoint the whole crew.’They rely upon this stick to stop the rain – and the weird thing is that it works.” However, when the ROLLING STONES performed in a torrential downpour, Keith was forced to admit the magic stick doesn’t always work. He added: ”The rain stick is not infallible!”
LOVE FOR LEMMY…. Metallica frontman James Hetfield is petitioning for Lemmy to be entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. James Hetfield says it’s about time Lemmy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The METALLICA frontman – who was entered in 2009 with bandmates Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – thinks it is ”really really” important that the late Motorhead star, who died in December 2015 from an aggressive form of cancer, is ”acknowledged” because he was the most ”rock ‘n’ roll person” to exist…What makes James think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame care or know anything about Rock and Roll? I did more honoring REAL rock artists including Lemmy in six years than those lame brains did in 30 years….
DADDY JAGGER…If you want to be set up for life try to coax Mick Jagger in the sack. With Mick Jagger welcoming his 8th child at age 73, the lucky lady, Ballerina, Melanie Hamrick will never have to do a lick of work in her life. The legally binding financial settlement pays Melanie $15,000 a month until the baby boy named Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger turns 18. That adds up to about $3 million. Mick also bought her a house….some chicks really do hit the lottery without ever buying a ticket!
MANSON MUNCHIE….Marilyn Manson had to pretend to eat a real leech on the set of the TV show ‘Salem’.The 47-year-old shock rocker stars in the third season of the American supernatural drama series as a barber and one scene saw him have the slimy segmented worm in his mouth, although he wasn’t allowed to swallow it. Asked what it was like eating a leech, he said: ”I was a little disappointed that the leech handler wouldn’t let me be a little bit rougher with them [laughs]. They don’t really have nervous systems, technically. But I remember as a little kid I used to pour salt on slugs. They’re probably from the same family. And I have eaten escargot before, so I figured why not eat the leech? It’s not that big of a deal.” Asked if it was a real one, he added: ”Yeah. I wasn’t technically allowed to swallow it. So we will agree to disagree to agree that there is a leech in my mouth that did not necessarily get eaten.”…..Mmmm… let’s go out and hunt down some snails for snacks…..
ROCKWIRE…U2 frontman and long-time humanitarian campaigner Bono has been given the honour of being the first man to ever make Glamour magazine’s annual list of Women of the Year.The mag’s prestigious list has always attempted to celebrate women from diverse walks of life and industries, from fashionistas to business leaders and social justice activists, but it’s the first time that a man has been selected…..GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus is a married man.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the musician married lawyer Stephanie Howlett earlier this month (Dec16) in a low-key ceremony at the Basso restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri. Just 25 of the couple’s closest friends attended the 10 December 10th nuptials, but it’s unknown if any of the rocker’s GUNS N’ ROSES bandmates, including Axl Rose and Slash, celebrated with the couple.
In an unusual move, the wedding was paid for by Stephanie’s boss as a gift to his friend and co-worker, Blabbermouth.net reports……..Aerosmith have announced a farewell tour for 2017 called ‘Aero-Vederci Baby!’. The rock icons will kick off their ‘Aero-Vederci Baby!’ farewell shows at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 17 and will play their final show on July 5 at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland……… A Canadian police force has apologized to Nickelback after threatening to punish drunk drivers with the band’s music.
The local police force in the town of Kensington, made headlines earlier by warning those caught driving under the influence of alcohol would be subjected to the Canadian band’s music. In a post on Facebook, which has now been deleted, authorities said those caught, “on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a year’s driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the officer’s copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”
Kensington Police have now apologized to the band, claiming the important message of Don’t Drink and Drive has been overshadowed by their attempt to crack a joke at the expense of frontman Chad Kroeger and his band…….. Former Black Crowes star Eddie Harsch has died, aged 59.The keyboard player was a member of brothers Chris and Rich Robinson’s band from 1991 to 2006 and he also performed with The Detroit Cobras. Prior to his death on November 4th , Harsch was preparing for shows with Rich Robinson’s new band The Magpie Salute in the New Year……. Black Veil Brides star Andy Biersack and his wife were escorted off a plane in Los Angeles after allegedly fighting during the flight. The rocker and his spouse, singer/songwriter Juliet Simms, were warned to keep their verbal spat to themselves and when the couple continued fighting, American Airlines staff separated the pair before an air marshall handcuffed Juliet, according to TMZ. Police detained Simms upon arrival and she was later questioned and released. Biersack and his wife have since told TMZ she got drunk on the flight after abstaining from alcohol for months.
The couple insists “everything’s fine”, and the Biersacks are co-operating with an FBI investigation. The rocker married Simms in April of last year…Great…. Sounds like a real harmonious union…..