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Ringo Starr Celebrating 75th Birthday Today with Fans in Hollywood

Ringo Starr turns 75 today, and will be celebrating in Hollywood right outsid the Capitol Records building with the help of a few friends and his fans.

Not only will Starr be celebrating his birthday with filmmaker David Lynch, Eagles guitarist-songwriter Joe Walsh and musician Edgar Winter, today is also the 10th anniversary of #PeaceAndLove.

For 10 years now, all Ringo Starr has wanted for his birthday is more Peace and Love.  So this year is no different.  Starr is asking everyone to think, say or do #PeaceAndLove at noon your own local time.

 


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Surprise… Billy Joel Got Married on The 4th of July

Fourth times a charm as the Piano Man married girlfriend Alexis Roderick Saturday at his Long Island, NY estate, this according to US Weekly.  The ceremony was a surprise to the family and guests gathered for a Fourth of July celebration and was presided over by non-other than New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Form Mrs. Joel, Christie Brinkley, posted a congratulations on Instagram, “Congratulation to the glowing bride and groom.. And to my daughter Alexa, who has a wonderful friend in Alexis! Wishing the growing family every happiness!”


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Metallica Featured in New National Geographic Documentary

Metallica appears front and center in a new National Geographic documentary, The 2000s: A New Reality.

Why Metallica you ask?  We’re glad you did.  You see back in the early 2000’s there was this little company called Napster.  Napster was the file-sharing program that changed the entire landscape of the music industry as we remember it.

“To us, it’s no different than walking into a Tower Records and basically stealing a Metallica CD and walking out with it,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says of Napster in an archival interview.

In the span of just 7-months, Napster grew from 1-million members to 30-million.

The 2000s: A New Reality, which will air on National Geographic on July 12th and 13th, will feature 120 new interviews with Aughts icons like Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, Perez Hilton, Michael Moore, Bill O’Reilly, Sharon Osbourne, General David Petraeus, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Donald Trump and many more.


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Jon Bon Jovi Embroiled in Political Controversy

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his intentions to run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  Now that doesn’t seem like a controversy right off the bat, but what Governor Christie did or should we say the music he played became controversial.

Governor Christie used several Bon Jovi songs before, during and after his announcement.   The choice of tunes, or should we say the artists, got a lot of people gasping and wondering how this could be?  Jon Bon Jovi is a very active Democrat.  So much so, he and his wife hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton just the day before.

Well everyone, we’re here to tell you that you can cool your jets, jump off the conspiracy theory band wagons, because Jon and Governor Christie are good friends, and Jon approved of the use of the songs.

In a statement, Jon said, “yes, I absolutely gave him permission to use my songs.”


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The Rolling Stones Meets Art Enthusiasts, What Could Go Wrong?

The Rolling Stones have played pretty much every venue known to man.  But next year they’ll be on exhibit in what can only be called “Exhibitionism” at the famed Saactchi Gallery in London.  This will be the first international exhibition on The Rolling Stones.

Exhibitionism will take over the entire gallery with 9 thematic galleries featuring over 500 original Stones’ artefacts, with striking cinematic and interactive technologies offering the most comprehensive and immersive insight into the band’s fascinating fifty year history.

I wonder if there is a thematic gallery devoted to the loves of Mick Jagger?


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