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Originally posted 06/23/2015 01:00PM
Composer James Horner died Monday evening in a plane crash in California. One of Hollywood's most prolific composers, Horner was responsible for a number of musical themes as indelible as the films they appeared in. Here are some of his most famous works.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:25AM
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach.
The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:35AM
Grunge, old-school rap and pyro-infused '70s rock are well represented in the latest list of nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nirvana, Kiss, N.W.A. and solo artists Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for 2014, Cleveland's Rock Hall announced Wednesday.
They are joined as nominees by Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, the Meters, Chic, Yes and the Zombies.
Originally posted 09/18/2013 03:00PM
Linda Ronstadt, the 11-time Grammy-winning recording artist who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, says that her "painful" disease has not only forced her to stop singing but also now requires her to have assistance with daily activities.
"It is painful ... I can't sing at all," the singer, 67, admits tells Rachael Ray on her show airing Friday. "Things that require a lot of coordination with your hands, like brushing your teeth or washing your hair ... It's hard to ask other people to do things for me. I feel like a big demanding baby."
The silky smooth songstress, whose book Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir was released Sept. 17, tells Ray and co-host Regis Philbin that music is still a large part of her life and that there are a number of current artists she greatly admires.
Originally posted 08/24/2013 09:00AM
Linda Ronstadt, the smooth-voiced singer who racked up 11 Grammy awards during a decades-long career, just revealed she "can't sing a note" due to Parkinson's disease.
Ronstadt, 67, received the diagnosis eight months ago, but showed signs of the disease as long as eight years ago – although she initially dismissed them as related to a tick-borne illness and shoulder surgery, she tells aarp.org in a story to be published on their website next week.
"I couldn't sing," she says in the interview, "and I couldn't figure out why. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn't occur to me to go to a neurologist. I think I've had it for seven or eight years already, because of the symptoms that I've had. Then I had a shoulder operation, so I thought that’s why my hands were trembling."
When she finally did see a neurologist, his diagnosis floored her.
Originally posted 08/11/2004 06:00AM
Do you play poker like a rock star? How about playing with some rock stars? Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro and Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik will compete with two fans for $10,000 at the Vegas Rock Star Poker Tournament at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Aug. 27.
Originally posted 07/22/2004 08:15AM
While Linda Ronstadt's admirers claim the crowd's reaction to her onstage pro-Michael Moore remarks last weekend was not as virulently anti-Ronstadt as a Las Vegas hotel manager had painted it, her detractors claim this is the best publicity the singer has had in years.
Originally posted 07/20/2004 08:00AM
Linda Ronstadt went bust in Las Vegas Saturday night after she praised Fahrenheit 9/11 filmmaker Michael Moore to her 4,500-strong audience in the showroom of the Aladdin Hotel.
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