April 16, 2012 |
Axl Rose wasn't the only musician who didn't show up to perform Saturday at the 27th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, but it was illness that kept Rod Stewart from reuniting with the Faces and Adam Yauch from joining with the Beastie Boys. Rose's boycott of the 51/2-hour event generated the most sparks, however, because of his very public shunning of the ceremony and his decision not to join with his former bandmates as they became members of the Hall of Fame, which also inducted singer-songwriters Donovan and Laura Nyro and both incarnations of the British rock group the Small Faces and Faces.
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January 28, 2012 |
Pioneering R&B singer Etta James was saluted at her funeral service Saturday by fellow musicians, including Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera, and eulogized by the Rev. Al Sharpton as an artist who not only "changed the world of music [but] the cultural paradigm of the United States. " Best known for the rapturous joy or primal ache she brought to ballads of love and heartbreak such as "At Last," "I'd Rather Go Blind" and "All I Could Do Was Cry," James, who died Jan. 20 at age 73, also was lauded for overcoming adversity and persevering long enough to see a career renaissance that included multiple Grammy Awards, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a hit Hollywood film based on her life and numerous other accolades.
April 11, 2010 |
"Something very strange happened," says Frank Sinatra Jr. He is talking about the booking for his three- night stand at the Suncoast that finishes Sunday night, "Sinatra Sings Sinatra." A veteran recording artist and singer in his own right, Sinatra fronts a 20-piece band that offers songs that conjure images not just of his dad but of a bygone era of Vegas history: "I've Got You Under My Skin," "One for My Baby," "Luck Be a Lady." Of course, these are different times. Sinatra, 66, finishes the story of his surprise.
November 12, 2007 |
Would people pay $100 to see Rod Stewart perform four songs in a nightclub? You bet they would, and several hundred did Friday at the Key Club, where the rock star-turned-pop crooner was the "special guest" attraction in a benefit for guitarist Don Kirkpatrick, a veteran of Stewart's touring band who is undergoing cancer treatment. Musicians will tell you that bands become like families, with all the love and strife that implies.
November 4, 2006 |
In the flush of youth, Rod Stewart and Barry Manilow would have laughed to think their careers would ever be linked. Back then -- the early 1970s -- Stewart was a rock kingpin strutting his rooster haircut in the Faces and scoring solo hits including "Maggie May." Manilow, though a year younger than Stewart, was acting like rock never happened, arranging Andrews Sisters songs for Bette Midler and stepping toward easy-listening superstardom.
October 19, 2006 |
ROD STEWART has hung up his tux and fans seem to approve. The British singer's "Still the Same ... Great Rock Classics of Our Time" is the bestselling album in the nation, following up his wildly successful, four-album series of pop standards. "Still the Same" logged first-week sales of 184,000 copies to claim the top spot on the pop album chart.
July 26, 2006 |
Rod Stewart, who has spent recent years devoting himself to American standards, will return to rock with his next album, "Still the Same "Still the Same" -- Stewart's first rock album in over eight years -- follows four volumes of his "Great American Songbook" series of standards albums. Tracks include Bob Dylan's "If Not for You," Van Morrison's "Crazy Love," Bob Seger's "Still the Same" and John Fogerty's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."
March 7, 2006 |
A federal judge in Las Vegas has ordered rock star Rod Stewart to pay a casino there more than $3 million for not returning advance money he was paid before he canceled a concert in 2000. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered Stewart's lawyers to pay an additional $153,483 in contempt-of-court sanctions and legal costs for failing to turn over information to lawyers for casino giant Harrah's Entertainment before trial last year.
September 8, 2005 |
A federal jury decided Wednesday that rock star Rod Stewart should pay a Las Vegas casino $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December 2000. The seven-member jury found unanimously that Stewart should not have kept an advance he was paid for the New Year's weekend show at the Rio Hotel Casino, which he said he was unable to perform due to throat surgery several months earlier. Stewart, 60, was not in U.S. District Court when the verdict was reached.