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Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67

Neil Peart, the virtuoso drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California, at age 67, according to Elliot Mintz, a family spokesperson. The cause was brain cancer, which Peart had been quietly battling for three-and-a-half years. A representative for the band confirmed the news to Rolling Stone. Peart was one of rock’s greatest drummers, with a flamboyant yet precise style that paid homage to his hero, the Who’s Keith Moon, while expanding the technical and imaginative possibilities of his instrument. He joined singer-bassist Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson in Rush in 1974, and his musicianship and...

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Liam Gallagher admits that he can be a bit of a “knob”

Liam Gallagher admits that he can be a bit of a “knob”

The 47-year-old rocker has become known for his long-running feud with his older brother and rival Noel Gallagher, which has seen Liam brand his sibling as a "potato", as well as blame him for the split of their band Oasis, and accuse him of preventing a reunion of the 'Wonderwall' hitmakers. But now, Liam has confessed that whilst he views himself as "extraordinary", he also knows he can step out of line from time to time. He said: "People know who I am. I am extraordinary but I can also be a bit of a knob - I know all...

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Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road,' Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Is the No. 1 Hot 100 Song of the Year

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road,' Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Is the No. 1 Hot 100 Song of the Year

Lil Nas X’s record-breaking single “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, finishes 2019 as the year’s top Billboard Hot 100 song. “Old Town Road” was a runaway chart hit on the weekly Hot 100 chart, as it spent a record-shattering 19 weeks at No. 1. It surpassed the previous record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the weekly list -- 16 weeks -- held by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day.” Lil Nas X, who turned 20 on April 9, is the youngest male artist with the year-end Hot 100 No. 1, and the second-youngest...

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Kanya West "Jesus is King"

Kanya West "Jesus is King"

  Credit: www.npr.com   In the 16 months since West's last full-length album, 2018's ye, the Chicago rapper has spoken openly about his battles with bipolar disorder, doubled down on his support for President Donald Trump and teased the release of yet another album by the name of Yandhi. Most notably, he started hosting exclusive, gospel-themed concerts. Aesthetically, these shows feature a choir and live band, sometimes dressed grunge, flowing robes encircling West as they perform. Sonically, the set features gospel adaptations of both old Kanye classics ("Jesus Walks") and the '90s era hits (Ginuwine's "So Anxious".) Since they've been...

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WW BLOG - HOW ELTON JOHN HIJACKED A STONES GIG

WW BLOG -  HOW ELTON JOHN HIJACKED  A STONES GIG

A hell of a drug... Elton John has revealed how he “hijacked” a Rolling Stones gig in the 1980s while high on cocaine. The music icon, who battled drug addiction in the 1980s, revealed how he outstayed his welcome after being invited to play ‘Honky Tonk Women’ at a gig in Colorado. The ‘Rocket Man’ singer outlined the incident in his upcoming autobiography Me, revealing how guitarist Keith Richards gave him the first indication that the band wasn’t happy with his antics. “I decided it was going so well, I’d stay on and jam along to the rest of their set, without first taking...

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