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Music Legend Glen Campbell Dead At 81 - (antimusic) Country music legend Glen Campbell died on Tuesday (Aug 8) in Nashville after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to his official Facebook page. He was 81. The iconic music star and acclaimed guitarist revealed in 2011 that was diagnosed with the disease and shortly after he embarked on his Goodbye Tour which concluded with the final show in Napa, Ca on November 30th, 2012. His final album, "Adios" was released earlier this year on June 9th. The following statement was issued on Tuesday: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. "Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace 'Shorty' and Gerald. "In lieu of flowers, donations for Alzheimer's research may be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the donation page at Careliving.org. "A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow. The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time."

Selena Gomez Cast In Woody Allen's Next Movie - (Radio.com) Selena Gomez has been cast in director Woody Allen’s next movie according to a new report in The Hollywood Reporter. The project is currently untitled, but it also stars Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) and Elle Fanning (The Beguiled) and will be released by Amazon Studios. Gomez began her career in earnest as a young actor on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place and has appeared in numerous films since including the recent releases The Fundamentals of Caring, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. She also executive produces the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.
Busta Rhymes Sends Son Off To College With Heartfelt Note - (Radio.com) You might think calling one of hip-hop's most legendary MCs "Dad" would lead to a rather unorthodox childhood. Over the weekend, Busta Rhymes proved that (rap) stars can be just like the rest of us. When he dropped his 18-year-old son King off at his college dorm, the rapper shared an Instagram snap of the duo in an embrace, along with a heartfelt message. "Today was such a magical day," Busta wrote. "This is a picture of me and my son in his new college dorm room where he will be through his next 4 yrs for college. Me and my beautiful family collectively saw my son off to college today… Another one of my babies left the nest today to embark on uncharted territory and start a new phase in life." Rhymes offered his congratulations and predicted that college will be the start of a bright future for King. "I congratulate my young King @tksaudi as his journey continues in an even Greater way," he wrote. "I know it wasn't easy but it was worth it every step of the way. It's so hard to watch your babies leave the nest. As always we will be here every step of the way. SECURE THE WIN MY YOUNG KING!!!! #TheSmithLegacyContinues."

Papa Roach Singer Requires Immediate Vocal Cord Surgery - (antimusic) Papa Roach have been forced to cancel three upcoming shows because frontman Jacoby Shaddix will be undergoing "immediate vocal cord surgery" and which will also require recovery time. The group has canceled their August 11th appearance at the Douglas County Fair in Roseburg OR, August 19th performance at Moonstock 2017 and their set at the Alaska State Fair on August 25th. The band broke the news to fans with the following message: "It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to cancel our upcoming shows in the Oregon, Illinois and Alaska this month due to the need for Jacoby Shaddix to have immediate vocal cord surgery and rest. "This week, Jacoby was advised by his Doctors and Vocal Specialists to have surgery on his vocal cord and to give his vocal muscles enough time to heal before Papa Roach resumes their current touring schedule in September. Jacoby had a similar surgery about five years ago. "Fortunately, the diagnosis was made early and full recovery should be soon. The vocal cords are a muscle and like any athlete, muscles can get injured in the course of their profession and we appreciate your understanding this diagnosis. "We wish to thank all of our fans in advance for your prayers and good wishes. We know some of you had travel plans and we will return next year to perform for you."

Def Leppard Planning 2018 Hysteria Performances - (Gibson) Def Leppard are planning to perform in its entirety their landmark 1987 album, Hysteria, as part of a special 2018 tour. As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, guitarist Phil Collen was asked by L.A. radio station KLOS if the band had plans to celebrate the LP’s 30th anniversary. “We are,” replied Collen. “I know it’ll be next year we’re gonna go on tour…. We’re getting some offers to play the whole album all the way through. So, yeah, we’ll be doing that.” Hysteria was recently reissued as part of a boxed set that includes the original album (remastered), two discs of alternate versions and B-sides, two discs of live material, and a pair of DVDs. The original album yielded seven singles. “… Having an album like Hysteria is kind of like having a tattoo--you make that decision, and we lived this album pretty much every day of our lives since then,” said singer Joe Elliot, speaking recently with Forbes. “It’s an important statement by the band … and luckily for us it remains one. That’s the great thing about it--it’s not one of these records that sold really well, then fell off the planet. It stayed alive, the way Hotel California or Rumours or Led Zeppelin 4 did.”

Lemmy Inspires Name For Prehistoric Crocodile - (Gibson) British scientists have named the fossil of a fierce Jurassic-era crocodile after late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. The 19-foot-long creature, now dubbed Lemmysuchus obtusidens, was renamed after scientists from the University of Edinburgh realized it had originally given the fossil an incorrect classification. As reported by BBC News, the giant crocodile occupied coastal waters around Great Britain more than 145 million years ago. The fossil was originally excavated in 1909 and subsequently housed at London’s Natural History Museum. Museum curator and avowed Motorhead fan Lorna Steel suggested the name. “Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we'd like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus, one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the Earth,” she said. “As a long-standing Motorhead fan I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to immortalize the rock star in this way.”


Man Rushes Britney Spears Stage In Las Vegas - (Radio.com) A Britney Spears show in Las Vegas turned dramatic Wednesday night (August 9) when a strange man rushed the stage. Fan footage from the concert shows the unidentified man creeping behind the performance while Britney performed at the front of the stage. As she turned around, Spears realized that something was wrong and paused her performance of “Crazy.” A swarm of male backup dancers and bodyguards tackled the intruder to the floor, while Britney spoke to a security professional about the developing situation. TMZ reports that Britney asked if the man had a gun; though it’s a bit hard to tell from the audio. The man’s struggle with shirtless backup dancer lasted a matter of seconds, before he was hauled away from the stage. Fans booed the stage-rusher and applauded the efforts of Britney’s team to diffuse the situation quickly. (Editor Note: The man has now been identified as Jesse Webb of Kansas City, MO. You can hear his side of the story in the video above.)

Man And Woman Stabbed At Rancid, Dropkick Murphys Concert - (antimusic) A suspect has been arrested after a man and a woman were stabbed during a fight at a Rancid and Dropkick Murphys concert in Chicago on Tuesday night (August 8th). The stabbings occurred during a fight that broke out in the bar area of the Huntington Bank Pavilion and the reportedly continued in the concert space at 9.30pm, according to the Chicago Tribune (via TeamRock) The victims were a 29-year-old man who suffered knife wounds to the face and neck and a 34-year-old woman who was stabbed in her abdomen. They were reportedly in stable condition at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital after receiving treatment. The incident did not cause the concert to be cancel or delayed with a witness telling the paper that there was an area cordoned off but few realized what had taken place. 

Chris Cornell's Family Plans Seattle Statue - (Radio.com) Chris Cornell’s family has announced plans for a sculpture honoring the late singer in his hometown of Seattle, WA. Speaking with The Seattle Times, Cornell’s widow Vicky said that sculptor Wayne Toth, who was responsible for Johnny Ramone’s memorial, will create the monument. “He has already given me a design and the children and I love it,” she said. Vicky expects the project will take approximately seven months to complete. “He is Seattle’s son,” she continued. “And we will be bringing him home and honoring him, I hope, with all of you, your love and support.”

Metallica Fan Arrested For Allegedly Urinating On Concertgoers In Phoenix - (hennemusic) An Albuquerque, NM man faces disorderly conduct and indecent exposure charges after allegedly urinating on a family of three at a Metallica concert in Glendale, AZ on August 4. 12 News reports Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers arrested Daniel Francis Daddio, 44, Friday night during the show at the University of Phoenix Stadium as part of the band’s summer North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.” The victim family – including a 10-year-old girl, her father and his wife - told police they "felt warm liquid washing over their backs and legs" during the event. According to court documents, the father said he turned around and saw Daddio had exposed himself and when he confronted the man, Daddio reportedly shrugged. According to FOX 10 Phoenix, DPS troopers say Daddio was heavily intoxicated when he was arrested and denied the incident occurred. Daddio made his first court appearance over the weekend. "I have to say in the 15 years I've been on the bench, this is one of the most disgusting scenarios I've ever read.. in any event, really inappropriate," said the judge. The alleged offender was released from jail following the hearing; he is scheduled to appear in court again on August 18. The Phoenix concert was one of the final dates on Metallica’s summer stadium tour, which will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16.











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