January 31, 2014 |
Dave Grohl was on his way to rehearsals for a TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' U.S. live television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" when the panic set in. "Suddenly it hit me: Maybe I ought to listen to the record again before we rehearse it," the founding member of Nirvana and Foo Fighters said of his impending run-through of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with guitarists Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr. for "The Night That...
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February 16, 1990
A songwriter who once sued pop icon Stevie Wonder over the song "I Just Called to Say I Love You" testified Thursday in Los Angeles that any similarities between that tune and a song he wrote are coincidental. Lee Garrett said he withdrew from the copyright infringement suit against Wonder, a longtime friend who had prevented Garrett from committing suicide in 1977, "because it (the suit) was based on a lie."
December 16, 2004 |
Stevie Wonder has reason to be overjoyed. In April, he'll end a 10-year hiatus from studio recording with the release of his album "A Time 2 Love." And Saturday he'll hold his ninth annual House Full of Toys show at the Forum to benefit underprivileged kids. At the concert, Wonder promises to preview at least one track from the album. "I don't know which of the new songs I'm going to do," he said. Joining Wonder on the bill Saturday are host Dave Chappelle, rapper Doug E.
April 24, 2013 |
The Times has boxer Victor Ortiz, a former WBC welterweight champion, guest-blogging while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars . " Each week while he competes on the show, Ortiz will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Ortiz's thoughts about Week 6, which he offered via email. This week, Ortiz was eliminated, finishing in eighth place overall. Q. You had to learn two dances this week, a solo dance and a team dance.
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January 1, 1991
Voice theft. Song theft. Voice fraud. The cops should have had a voice squad instead of a vice squad in 1990. Silly Story Of The Year award goes to the pop group Milli Vanilli, focus of an international scandal after it was revealed that "singers" Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan had not sung a note on their 7-million-selling debut album "Girl You Know It's True."
May 10, 2005 |
Music video has been a meaningless medium for blind and visually impaired people, and Stevie Wonder has decided to do something about it. The musician, who has been blind virtually all his life, will release a video of his new song "So What the Fuss" that includes a descriptive audio track by rapper Busta Rhymes.
December 6, 2013 |
On “Graceland,” his 1986 Grammy Award-winning album, Paul Simon sang a secular lullaby that could've been addressed to the oppressed black multitudes of apartheid South Africa and their moral leader, Nelson Mandela. “These are the days of lasers in the jungle,” Simon intoned on the album's lead-off track, “The Boy in the Bubble.” “These are the days of miracle and wonder / And don't cry baby, don't cry.” Although the ambiguous lyrics seem to refer to a broader human condition, they also evoke the aspirations that were roiling South Africa in the mid-1980s and that Mandela embodied, both within his country and to the outside world. FULL COVERAGE: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
October 26, 1988 |
Four sure things and a dark horse have been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Rolling Stones, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and Dion will be honored at ceremonies in New York on Jan. 18, it was announced late Monday. The first four acts were considered shoo-ins for enshrinement in their first year of eligibility--25 years after their first record release.
June 25, 2013 |
On Monday morning, I strolled from the East India Club - my temporary address while working from London - and went to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Little did I know I would come away from the event with a novel insight into the controversial cyber-spying operations being run by British and American intelligence agencies. Navigating through the tourist throng, I took a position near the front gate of the palace with a decent view of marching red-coated soldiers in their towering bearskin hats.
March 4, 1989 |
When singer Minnie Riperton died from breast cancer on July 12, 1979, she was listening to a song Stevie Wonder had written especially for her, according to her husband, Dick Rudolph. On Sunday, Wonder will again sing for Riperton. He is the headliner of a benefit concert at the Universal Amphitheatre launching the Minnie Riperton Fund, a venture administered through the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.