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just watched the 1st episode (Hans my Hedgehog) on youtube...it was excellent
will definitely watch some more


yay [smile]

nice...
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Asia frontman John Wetton dies

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Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Complications from Surgery

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wow [frown]
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Crazy, another talent gone way too young. Wonder what kind of surgery he was getting done.

Also, he was just starting a new TV show, wonder what they'll do there.
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/joni-sledge-sister-sledge-singer-dead-at-60-w471707

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"We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life," family says of "We Are Family" singer

Joni Sledge, who along with her three sisters founded the R&B group Sister Sledge of "We Are Family" fame, has died at the age of 60.

Joni Sledge, who along with her three sisters founded the R&B group Sister Sledge of "We Are Family" fame, died Saturday at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She was 60.

The Sledge family said in a statement, "Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We are saddened to inform you that our dear sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin, Joni passed away yesterday. Please pray for us as we weep for this loss. We do know that she is now eternally with Our Lord. We thank you in advance for allowing us the privacy to mourn quietly as a family. We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life."

Sledge was found unresponsive by a friend at her Phoenix home Saturday; no cause of death has been determined, AZ Central reports. Memorial services will be announced in the next week.

Joni, the second eldest of the Philadelphia-born Sledge sisters, co-founded Sister Sledge along with Debbie, Kim and Kathy in 1971. The daughters of a Broadway dancer and an actress and the granddaughters of an opera singer, the quartet released two albums that had little traction before breaking out with their third LP We Are Family, featuring the classic title track written and produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards."The four of us had been in the music business for eight years and we were frustrated. We were saying: 'Well, maybe we should go to college and just become lawyers or something other than music, because it really is tough," Joni Sledge told the Guardian in 2016.

"We Are Family" – the recording of which Joni called "a one-take party" – would climb to Number Two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979; Sister Sledge would also garner hit singles with the Rodgers/Edwards-penned tracks "He's the Greatest Dancer" and "Lost in Music."

Sister Sledge would record one more hit – a cover of Mary Wells' "My Guy" in 1982 – before Kathy Sledge departed to pursue a solo career in 1989. Joni, Debbie and Kim continued on as a trio until Joni's unexpected death. The group last performed together in October, and their next show together was scheduled for March 18th
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In 2016, Joni Sledge revealed that Sister Sledge would record a song called "W.A.M.O.W.," an acronym for "Woman Are the Music of the World."

"We're very excited there's a W.A.M.O.W. running for President of the United States," Joni Sledge said on November 3rd, just days before Election Day. "We support her 100 percent." Sister Sledge previously performed for Hillary Clinton at the White House when she was First Lady in 2000.
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Legendary musician Chuck Berry died on Saturday, according to police in Missouri. He was 90 years old.

The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed Berry's death on Facebook, saying police responded to a medical emergency at his home at approximately 12:40 p.m. local time.

Police say Berry was found unresponsive and he was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m.

His family is requesting privacy, according to the police statement.


'Every riff' by rock guitarists traced to Berry

"Every riff and solo played by rock guitarists over the last 60 years contains DNA that can be traced right back to Chuck Berry," Sweden's esteemed Polar Music Prize Foundation stated emphatically when awarding Berry its rock music prize in 2014.

Berry burst onto the scene in the mid-1950s, cutting songs at Chess Records that are woven into the very fabric of what became known as rock and roll: Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Johnny B. Goode, School Days, Rock and Roll Music, Sweet Little Sixteen, and No Particular Place to Go.

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. 18, 1926, to middle-class parents in the black neighbourhood of The Ville in St. Louis, Mo., Berry would grow up to produce an infectious alchemy of blues, hillbilly music and Western swing.He wrote story songs — often humorous — about working dead end jobs, or hitting the open road with a girl. They were crammed with geographic locations and innovative lyrics about fast cars, teen dances or consumerism.

"I concentrated on this fun and frolic, these novelties," he told Rolling Stone in 2000. "I wrote about cars because half the people had cars or wanted them. I wrote about love, because everyone wants that."

In his youth, Berry learned to play piano, saxophone and guitar. His father was deacon of a Baptist church and his mother was a school principal.

As a musician, he cut a dapper, lanky figure onstage with his conk hairstyle, wispy mustache and sideburns.
He thrilled crowds with nimble work on his Gibson guitar and his most famous move — crouching with his guitar and scooting backwards on one heel in what became known as the "duck walk."

Trouble with the law

Rock history wouldn't be the same if he had served the full 10-year term for an armed robbery spree committed with two friends in his late teens.

But he was let out in three, which left him free to bring his guitar to local clubs and meet, in succession, piano player Johnnie Johnson, bluesman Muddy Waters and Chicago label owner Leonard Chess.

They were the three most instrumental in getting Chess to record Maybellene (originally titled Ida Mae) and Wee Wee Hours in the summer of 1955.

The song was a hit for the 29-year-old Berry, and he soon built a star following among white teenagers, helping him escape an eked-out living in jobs that ranged from hairdresser, gas station attendant to assembly line worker.

If rock and deviance were related, Berry did his best to give the critics ammunition throughout his career, beginning with a Mann Act charge of transporting a minor over state lines in 1960. He said he was bringing her to a job in his club as a hat-check girl. Authorities said the 14-year-old was a prostitute.

While locked up for 18 months he wrote hits Nadine and You Never Can Tell, used memorably 30 years later in the Pulp Fiction film dance scene.
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another legend has passed...RIP Don Rickles

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Damn! [frown]

He was one funny cat.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 after losing his battle with leukemia, TMZ reported.

Murphy died in a New York City hospital, according to TMZ. Murphy co-starred on the "Chappelle's Show" and is the older brother of Eddie Murphy.

Murphy was credited in a number of different movies and TV shows, including roles on "Night at the Museum" and "Norbit" along with TV series "Black Jesus" and "Power."
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(CNN)Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late '60s to the mid-'80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom "Happy Days," has died. She was 56.

Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female," the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said.

"Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she was deceased and an autopsy is pending," the department said.

Moran was cast as Joanie Cunningham, the younger sister of Richie Cunningham, who was played by Ron Howard, a child actor who is now a famed director.

"Such sad sad news ... I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up TV screens," Howard wrote on Twitter.


The show aired from 1974 to 1984. It was set in 1950s Milwaukee and was a big hit with a catchy theme song and memorable characters such as The Fonz, played by Henry Winkler.

Moran played the same character in the early 1980s in "Joanie Loves Chachi," a short-lived spinoff with her "Happy Days" co-star Scott Baio continuing his role as Chachi Arcola.

Other "Happy Days" spinoffs were "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy."
More of Moran's co-stars --

Henry Winkler, who played Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli; and Don Most, who played the goofball character Ralph Malph -- expressed their condolences on Twitter:

"OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth," Winkler wrote.
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/18/chris-cornell-former-soundgarden-singer-dies-aged-52

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Chris Cornell, lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52.

In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian Bumbery, said Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit.

Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause, and asked for privacy.

Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden, and was tweeting upbeat messages about a sold-out concert the band played in Detroit just hours before his death.

His rock peers paid tribute, such as Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Mark Lanegan, Billy Idol and Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.

Soundgarden were part of the Pacific Northwestern grunge scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, coming up alongside bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam – Cornell recorded a 1991 album with the latter under the name Temple of the Dog. Like Nirvana, Soundgarden were first signed to indie label Sub Pop before making the jump to a major, taking their heavy, angsty sound into the mainstream with singles like Black Hole Sun.

The band sold more than 10m albums in the US alone, and were nominated for nine Grammy awards, winning two. They broke up in 1997, but reformed in 2010; their most recent album was King Animal in 2012, and they had been working on new songs over the past year.

Following the breakup of Soundgarden, Cornell recorded a solo record, before being recruited as the singer for Rick Rubin-produced supergroup Audioslave, which also featured former members of Rage Against the Machine. Featuring a glossy yet robust update of the bands’ 1990s sound, their 2002 debut album was a big success, eventually going triple platinum in the US.

Cornell also recorded You Know My Name with composer David Arnold, which was used as the theme for the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale, which introduced Daniel Craig as 007.

He had struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol, checking into rehab in 2003 and going sober ever since. “I actually like rehab a lot. It’s like school; it’s interesting. I’m learning that I can be teachable at age 38,” he told Spin magazine that year. “I would sometimes drink before we played. It wasn’t a big deal. It became a bigger deal when I stopped doing the other things I liked to do. I used to ride mountain bikes around with my friends, and we’d keep 40-ouncers where the water bottle was supposed to be. But once I removed the mountain and the bike, there was just the drinking.”

He later told Details magazine: “When I transitioned into adulthood – high-stakes emotional responsibilities – I did everything I could get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it. The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the first time, you don’t know that that’s your fate. The moment isn’t that dramatic. And then that was it – I didn’t want to care anymore.”

In 2012, he and his wife Vicky created a foundation that works with vulnerable children facing poverty and homelessness. The couple had two children, Toni and Christopher Nicholas; Cornell also had a daughter with first wife and former manager Susan Silver.




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Chris Cornell death ruled a suicide by hanging. Sad! [frown]

https://www.yahoo.com/music/chris-cornell-soundgarden-audioslave-lead-singer-dies-52-100236488.html?.tsrc=fauxdal
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