News & Views
Radiohead wants Prince to “unblock” the Purple One’s Coachella performance of “Creep” – Associated Press
Diddy shows off his yacht, proving that size does matter – The Mirror U.K.
Steven Tyler says feet, not drugs, sent him to rehab – Boston Herald / Inside Track
Britney Spears’ lawyer says she is not fit for power-of-attorney court proceedings – The Press Association
Chris Martin downplays Coldplay’s success; says the band hasn’t done anything “that good.” – The Sentinel U.K.
Original “Star Trek” theme composer, Alexander Courage, dies at 88 – Associated Press
Kenny Chesney in Los Angeles – “He’s more energetic than George Strait, cuddlier than Toby Keith, is less schizophrenic than Brooks & Dunn and rocks harder than Brad Paisley.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
Duran Duran in Boston – ” … cycled through phases of Duran Duran’s catalog with an audience composed of nostalgia-seekers, diehard loyalists, and curious newbies.” – The Boston Globe
Gavin DeGraw in London “Occasionally, you stumble across an exceptional gig; the type that makes you realise why live music is hard to beat in the entertainment stakes.” – The Evening Standard U.K.
The Cure in San Jose – ” … took the stage at 8:30 p.m. with one thing on their minds: to play as many Cure songs as humanly possible.” – San Jose Mercury News
Adele in Portland, OR – “There’s enough blues and jazz and even rock in her voice to hint at a broad consumption of music, but it’s soul that comes up, again and again, in songs often threading together innocence and a certain wistfulness, especially as that innocence changes.” – The Oregonian
Pete Best in Roanoke, VA – “‘Tonight I’m going to take you back to the days when I used to play with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison” in Hamburg and Liverpool.'” – The Roanoke Times
They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)
Johnny Gimble is 82
Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five) is 64
Nicky “Topper” Headon (The Clash) is 51
Marie Fredriksson (Roxette) is 50
Wynonna is 44
Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) is 37
Idina Menzel is 37
Cee-Lo is 34
Remy Ma is 28.