The News of Today

Post Reply
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

You can post some musical news that happened today, or this same calendar day. It doesn't have to be something worthy of its own thread.


On December 7, 1980, Darby Crash died. Here's what I typed at the time for the 1980 poll last year, though I didn't end up posting it: "December 7: Darby Crash of the hardcore punk pioneers The Germs (featuring Pat Smear) intentionally ODs four days after a concert reunion, due to a mixture of any or all of: heroin, naïvety, nihilism; a desire for infamy, filtered through David Bowie's 'Five Years'; the homophobia of the punk rock scene." Darby Crash's death was very quickly overshadowed by John Lennon's death. Pat Smear of course later joined Nirvana, and then Foo Fighters.

While I was driving home today, KROQ's ROQ of the '80s DJ boiled down December 7th to Pearl Harbor, and Edison demonstrating the phonograph for the first time.
"On December 7, 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation's leading technical weekly publication, Scientific American. The following report set off a stampede of reporters to Edison's laboratory to hear the amazing device."
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperi ... 20American.
Last edited by Live in Phoenix on Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Nick
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2780
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: The News of Today

Post by Nick »

Tomorrow is going to be a huge one. The 40 year anniversary of Lennon's death.
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Rowland Heights
Contact:

Re: The News of Today

Post by luvulongTIM »

The Germs are the ones that do that famous version of Silent Night that Rodney always plays right? Trying to think if he played it on his show Sunday. Would have been the perfect opportunity. I’ll check his playlist on Facebook. His show usually rarely commemorates anniversaries of deaths although with Bowie since it was so close to his own birthday when he passed and with their version of Silent Night, might make sense since he’s already playing Xmas tunes. Love that Darby was of the LGBT community and was close to Alice Bag who I have a connection to growing up in East LA. The famous wrestler Darby Allin got name from him (and the feces flinging schitzo guy that used to rape his audience.....which, meh, might as well change his last name to Benoit if you’re gonna reference that kind of infamy)
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

The Darby tribute name seems obvious now. Good thing he hasn't gone to WWE, or else they'd call him something like Bob Johnson.

Incidentally, I live over in Phoenix, so the only KROQ I get is ROQ of the '80s, as the HD2 of 94.5. The main signal plays obvious '80s, technically "better" but all the stuff you've heard a million times. I'm always heading over to the KROQ '80s instead. Generally deeper cuts, plus it's sort of fun to hear the B-52's, Bow Wow Wow, and Oingo Boingo elevated to Michael Jackson levels of airplay.
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Rowland Heights
Contact:

Re: The News of Today

Post by luvulongTIM »

Knowing Vince nowadays it’d just be Johnson if he started off as Bob Johnson on NXT LOL!
Just checked and it was the Dickies that made that punk version of Silent Night. But at least I was on the right LA punk related track. That reminds me of this band called Face to Face plugging themselves on KROQ, the most arrogant, egotistical, self centered plug you’d ever heard in your life about how they pretty much invented the LA punk scene and put everyone on the map including KROQ itself and just very Kanye West although I barely even know who Face to Face are. But what’s funny is how many times can you counter such a blanket bs, so full of yourself statement with literally one single letter? X!!!!! Nuff said. Mic drop lol!
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

"I found it hard to believe that someone would have shot him. It was hard to understand." That's how my mother put it for her real-time reaction to John Lennon's death. I was way too young to understand anything about it at the time. Before 24 hour news, and the Internet, many Americans probably heard the news from Monday Night Football, during the final game minute of what had been a nail-biter. ("And I don't care what's on the line, Howard, you have got to say what we know in the booth." "Yes, we have to say it. Remember this is just a football game, no matter who wins or loses...")
https://youtu.be/n73GFvAyIjs

Howard Cosell had actually interviewed Lennon on the show almost exactly 6 years earlier, on December 9th:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds82Id_GMe8

Some of the posts on the Beatles' Facebook page today:

A sad sad day but remembering my friend John with the great joy he brought to the world. I will always be proud and happy to have known and worked with this incredible Scouser! X love Paul

[George Harrison]
You were the one who had made it so clear
All those years ago
You point the way to the truth when you say
All you need is love
You were the one who imagined it all
All those years ago

[Ringo Starr]
Tuesday, 8 December 1980 we all had to say goodbye to John peace and love John. I’m asking every music radio station in the world sometime today play Strawberry Fields Forever. Peace and love.

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, you can call up Paul's same-day reaction. Influenced by some crappy Beatles book called "Shout," I used to think that Paul was being nonchalant about it all. Now it seems terribly obvious that he just didn't want reporters in his face that day.
Last edited by Live in Phoenix on Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Hymie
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2995
Joined: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Re: The News of Today

Post by Hymie »

The song that became the theme of his passing at the time was "In My Life." Before that it was just another album track but after that it became much better known.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Birthdays today for Elvis Presley and David Bowie.

Incidentally, I was reading a little bit of some Bowie book that I got for Christmas. I couldn’t even tell you the title offhand, but it covers his music tracks through Scary Monsters. Bowie never wrote an autobiography, and of course Elvis never did either. The closest Bowie got was Moonage Daydream: The Life & Times of Ziggy Sta,rdust which was an annotated photo book of his Ziggy years. For Elvis, I’d recommend Peter Guralnick’s two-book series, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. Really, in light of Jimi Hendrix’s Starting at Zero book, which compiled interviews and writings into a pseudo-autobiography, you’d think that they would apply that same treatment to any number of musicians who never wrote a book but gave years of interviews.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Evan Rachel Wood accuses Marilyn Manson of 'horrifically' abusing her

Yahoo News
The Week

Brendan Morrow
February 1, 2021, 6:36 am

Evan Rachel Wood has come forward to accuse ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson of "horrifically" abusing her.

The Westworld star has previously discussed her experiences with domestic abuse, and in an Instagram post on Monday, she revealed "the name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," alleging he "started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years," per Variety. The two were engaged for less than a year in 2010 after their relationship became public in 2007.


"I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission," Wood wrote. "I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives."

Although Wood hadn't named Manson as her alleged abuser, she has previously opened up about being a victim of domestic violence and testified before Congress in 2018 about her experience with "toxic mental, physical and sexual abuse which started slow but escalated over time, including threats against my life, severe gaslighting and brainwashing, waking up to the man that claimed to love me, raping what he believed to be my unconscious body," per USA Today.

Manson hasn't yet commented on Wood's allegations, though his representatives previously released a statement in 2020 saying, in part, that there are "numerous articles over multiple years where Evan Rachel Wood speaks very positively about her relationship with Manson."

Alongside Wood, Vanity Fair reports four other women also came forward with their own social media posts on Monday accusing Manson of abuse and saying they have suffered from PTSD since their alleged experiences with him.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.yahoo ... 00126.html
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

DMX Hospitalized and in Critical Condition After Suffering Overdose

The overdose reportedly triggered a heart attack

Spin
Katrina Nattress April 3, 2021 12:23 pm

DMX (born Earl Simmons) has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after suffering from an overdose, TMZ reports. Sources close to the rapper told the outlet that the OD occurred at his home at around 11pm Friday night, and it triggered a heart attack. He was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, and is currently in the critical care unit. A source says Simmons has “some brain activity,” while another says he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he might not pull through.

A rep for DMX confirmed to SPIN that he’s in the hospital but didn’t confirm further details.

https://www.spin.com/2021/04/dmx-hospit ... -overdose/

====================================================

I heard like 10 years ago about him having drug problems; I thought he once changed the chorus to "Slippin'" during a show so it went "I wants to make records but I keep fucking it up!" but that line is already in the song or close to it, dating back to 1998.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Rapper DMX is hospitalized and on life support following heart attack, longtime lawyer says

CNN
Laura Ly and Alec Snyder

(Edited)

Rapper DMX remains hospitalized and on life support in White Plains, New York, his longtime attorney Murray Richman confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

The rapper suffered a heart attack Friday around 11 p.m. at his home in White Plains and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital, where he remains on a ventilator, Richman said. The attorney said he did not know what may have caused the heart attack.

Richman said he has known DMX for 25 years and said Saturday evening that he has been in touch with the rapper's family all day. He said he is aware of the rapper's medical prognosis, but declined to comment on it.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, burst on the rap scene in the late 1990s with songs including "Party Up" and "Get At Me Dog." His first five albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co ... index.html

================================================

Technically from yesterday, but a little more vivid:

Rapper DMX Still on Life Support and ‘It Does Not Look Good,’ Lawyer Says

The Daily Beast
Jennifer Adams

Rapper DMX is still on life support and in grave condition following a heart attack, despite an earlier “misstatement” that he was breathing on his own, his lawyer was quoted as telling Page Six. “It does not look good,” attorney Murray Richman was quoted as saying late Saturday. Richman told the news outlet that “a lot of people are gathering at the hospital.” ... DMX has a history of substance use and has sought rehab treatment over the years. He was reportedly in rehab in 2019 following a year-long prison stint for tax evasion. He reportedly checked himself in at the time after feeling like he might relapse. After he ended treatment, he performed in Vegas, telling his supporters, “When you fall down, get back up... you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/rapper-dm ... g-overdose
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Kurt Cobain became part of the infamous "27 Club" 27 years ago. (Robert Johnson and Amy Winehouse are early and latter-day members.) It was on a Tuesday, but like most people I didn't know until Friday. My dad used to call around then, after school, and he told me. Cobain had said in a recent Rolling Stone interview how happy he was (don't put stock in interviews, by the way), and I remember it took me a really long time to absorb what happened. The finality of his action, of course, continues on...

Edit:
A few days later after this post, I posted this on Facebook on April 8th:
27 years ago, on a Friday afternoon after school, my dad called his very skinny son on a landline phone, pre-Facebook, pre-social media, pre-email, pre-Internet, pre-streaming, pre-Pokémon catch streak (these innovations seem like a mixed bag when I list them all off), basically to tell him that Kurt Cobain had joined the infamous 27 Club, which stretches all the way from bluesman Robert Johnson to Amy Winehouse. I used the great luxury of that time period -- MTV on cable television, at my Grandpa's house -- to watch the weekend-long tribute, which involved constant airings of Nirvana's unplugged show, which now had a sort of funereal aspect to it. When someone's been gone that long, like with John Lennon, it unfortunately just seems like part of that musician's narrative, as if unavoidable. Drug use was arguably a significant factor here, and it would later consume the lives of the singers for Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots. (Scott Weiland unusually made it all the way to middle age before dying of an OD; this unfortunately seems like the imminent fate of rapper DMX, as well.)
Last edited by Live in Phoenix on Sun May 16, 2021 3:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

DMX Remains in Coma on Life Support, Will Undergo Critical Brain Function Tests

The Root / yahoo! life
Tonja Renée Stidhum

(Excerpt)
As of Wednesday morning, DMX (born Earl Simmons) remains in a coma on life support, his manager confirmed.

According to NBC affiliate 11 Alive, DMX’s manager Steve Rifkind provided an update on Tuesday night noting that the 50-year-old rapper-actor will be undergoing critical brain function tests.

“DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are multiple people with inaccurate information about his well-being and it is not helpful and productive,” Rifkind said on Tuesday. “Tomorrow he will undergo further tests on his brain function and his family will determine what’s best from there.”

DMX was reportedly deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes following his drug overdose that led to a heart attack on Friday night and the results of the tests performed on Wednesday may determine the difficult decision that his family will have to make. Per sources via TMZ, the rapper has “little brain activity.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo. ... 00917.html

================================================

I hate to say it, but I think the writing's on the wall.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Mick Jagger teams up with Dave Grohl for a song

================================================

ROLLING STONE
Mick Jagger Has Some Thoughts on the Pandemic, Anti-Vaxxers, and Conspiracy Theories


The Rolling Stones frontman opens up about his new song with Dave Grohl “Eazy Sleazy,” Trump “winging” the pandemic, and the “light at the end of the tunnel”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollin ... 54825/amp/
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

5 years without Prince :cry:
Opioids took him from us, like they would with Tom Petty the following year.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

By today, I mean last night. Not a really important post, but, don't try to sneak go-go/funk music past 74-year-old Glenn Close.
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Rowland Heights
Contact:

Re: The News of Today

Post by luvulongTIM »

Thought I heard recently Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke. Hope it’s nothing too serious. Thoughts and well wishes to an amazing talent.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

It was only just recently reported:



Lucinda Williams Suffered a Stroke Last Year

The singer-songwriter is in recovery and unable to play guitar, but hopes to return to the stage this summer

Pitchfork
MATTHEW ISMAEL RUIZ MAY 4 2021

Lucinda Williams suffered a stroke in November 2020, Rolling Stone reports. Williams experienced a blood clot on the right side of her brain on November 17 that affected the left side of her body, and was rushed to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center. After a month of therapy at a Vanderbilt rehab center, she was discharged on December 21. Now six months into her recovery, Williams walks with a cane, is unable to play guitar, and continues to experience pain on her left side. Her husband Tom Overby said there were no signs of brain damage and that she is expected to make a full recovery.

Williams, who turned 68 in January, was originally scheduled to perform at the Mile 0 Festival in Key West, Florida, this past weekend, but canceled the appearance last month. Williams plans to return to performing this summer; her tour opening for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is scheduled to start July 19 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her cover of Sharon Van Etten’s “Save Yourself” appeared on Van Etten’s covers LP epic Ten in March. Her last LP Good Souls Better Angels was released in April 2020.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/pitchfork. ... -year/amp/
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Pop Smoke was gunned down by a baby-faced 15-year-old shooter who ambushed the Brooklyn rapper with a group of teens

They were bent on stealing the singer’s diamond-studded Rolex, a detective testifies


https://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/ ... ssion=true

================================================

From my time working at a juvenile prosecution office, I've learned that some teenagers are perfectly willing to gamble throwing away their lives, and for even less money.
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Rowland Heights
Contact:

Re: The News of Today

Post by luvulongTIM »

I know hair metal never does to well here and rightfully so IMO but their poster child music video sex kitten, Tawny Kitean passed away today as well.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Today's news is we're back online :mrgreen:
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

The CDC's message for vaccinated citizens:


People vaccinated against Covid-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.co ... index.html
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

I asked you to go to the Green Day concert
You said you never heard of them (how cool is that)
How cool is that?
So I went to your room and read your diary:
"Watching Grunge leg drop New Jack through a press table"
R.I P. New Jack (died May 14th, at 58 years old)
Image
luvulongTIM
Different Class
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:14 am
Location: Rowland Heights
Contact:

Re: The News of Today

Post by luvulongTIM »

Wow. I never knew they were referenced in that song. I know his tag team, the Gangstas used NWA as their theme music which is kind of funny with them working with several territories of the actual NWA wrestling organization. The way WWF and the World Wildlife Federation used to have conflicts, always wondered why the National Wrestling Alliance and the rap group NWA never really had issues. I know Ice Cube and company used to strike fear in people but you put guys like The Ganstas, Haku, Road Warriors and the Anoia’is (the Rocks family) in the mix to strongly suggest they change their names you got a legit war on your hands. Maybe that was for the best. But now I’m noticing AEW is now licensing popular music to bring their wrestlers out again like Pixies and recently the Troggs even. Bringing it back to the old territory days when they’d have recognizable songs instead of themes written for the wrestlers. Bray Wyatt and Darby Allin have cool original themes. Think the bassist to the JAMC wrote the Wyatts theme. Well RIP and the keep letter is P with someone as tormented as New Jack. Hope he’s finally found it.
User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1830
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: The News of Today

Post by Live in Phoenix »

Bob Dylan is now 80. (Get used to that number pretty soon for '60s legends.)
Post Reply