Category Archives: Music

Gene Wilder, Star of Willy Wonka dies at age 83

US actor Gene Wilder, remembered by many for his lead role in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83, his family confirmed.

The comic actor also starred in classic films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Waco Kid,  Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).

Mr Wilder frequently collaborated with writer and director Mel Brooks as well as stand-up comedian Richard Pryor.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.

Mr Wilder’s nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

David Bowie Dies After 18 Month Long Battle With Cancer

David Bowie, whose ground-breaking sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He had just turned 69 last week.

Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told the media.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief,” said a statement posted on his official social media accounts.

Neither his publicist nor the statement elaborated on what kind of cancer the singer was fighting.

Sean P Diddy Combs Arrested Again, This Time For Violence

Los Angeles, California – Hip-hop music mogul Diddy (Sean Diddy Combs, P Diddy) was released from jail after an alleged assault where he attacked the coach with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, where his son is on the football team, police said. It is reported that this took place at son’s American football game about issues involving his son.

Diddy was transported to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center for processing at some point on 06/22/2015. He is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery. Los Angeles Police Department records show Combs was released on bail late on Monday night, and is due to appear in court in L.A. on 13 July (15) to face the charges. Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs is now out on bail.

Taylor Swift: Pay Me For My Music, Apple

Recently, Taylor Swift spoke out about Spotify economics. Now, she has slammed Apple over its decision not to pay musicians during a trial period for its new music service.

The music powerhouse has announced that she won’t allow her latest album, “1989,” to be included in Apple Inc.’s new music-streaming service, in a protest over royalties. Swift says Apple is acting greedy despite being one of the richest companies ever, and Taylor Swift is angry. When the Apple Music streaming service launches June 30th, users will get a three-month free trial.

Taylor Swift gets support from music superstars after writing open letter to Apple where she sad it was “shocking” that her music was to be given away for free as she pulls album from new music service.

The Apple tech giant is about to launch a new music subscription service, Apple Music on June 30, and to get folks to try it out, Apple will offer free three-month trial subscriptions.

This is usually what happens with large companies, they start attempting to railroad everyone just so they are able to do what they want, which is probably to sell more electronics rather than to help who they are using such as Taylor Swift and other great artists.

Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell Cancer Returns

Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell will be forced to miss the opening dates of the band’s summer North American tour after revealing that he is once again battling cancer. “I’m saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned. However, I’m beyond consolation that its return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while,” Campbell wrote on Facebook. “I’m still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon.”

Campbell announced two years ago that he was undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma, which he later said he was until recently in remission, but in a statement released June 20 the he says the lymphoma that the guitarist has been battling for two years has returned.

This rough news comes just before his band’s three and a half month tour is set to start, and his announcement indicates he will be sidelined for an undisclosed period of time.

The Amazing Taylor Swift

In the eyes of most people, Taylor Swift is one amazing young woman. Taylor Swift has had a life that has been a very exiting life. There are many things that Taylor Swift has been involved in such as being an aspiring songwriter, followed by being an overwhelming musician, acting, has won many, many awards, philanthropy and last but not the least and not limited to a very beautiful young woman. Yes Ladies, this is one that you will have to be on your toes to keep your man’s eyes off of because she not only has brains, but she’s got the beauty part too.

Taylor Swift has two music albums that include “Taylor Swift (2006)” and “Fearless (2008)”. She has two EPs that include “Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007)” and “Beautiful Eyes (2008)”. This young gal has a live album, “Live From SoHo (2008)” and a video album, “CMT Crossroads: Taylor Swift & Def Leppard (2008)”. The world will probably see much, much more of this young lady in the future as well because her future is a very bright one.

Of course there is so much to say about Taylor Swift that we could go on and on and on some more, what a woman.