News A Palooza 8/7/17

Contrary to an earlier story, originally reported by KOTA in Rapid City, South Dakota, Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant did NOT suffer a heart attack.

We contacted the band's management, who told us that what happened was that guitarist Garry Rossington, the last surviving original member of the band, had an arterial blockage that was corrected by the insertion of stents on Friday. He has been ordered to rest, leading the band to cancel shows through Thursday.

The next Skynyrd performance is set for Friday in Virginia Beach.


Guns n' Roses are the latest act to open a pop-up shop.

The store, called Guns n' Roses Was Here, will be open Friday through August 18th at Maxfieldin Los Angeles, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction. It will sell clothing inspired by the album and its cover design from such fashion houses as Off-White, Palm Angels, Amiri, Kelly Cole and MadeWorn.

Guns n' Roses' North American tour continues Tuesday in Miami.


Queen’s tour with Adam Lambert ended Saturday in Houston, and Brian May shared on his website, “It is DONE !!! Thank you HOUSTON, the Cosmic City !!! And thank you all who gave us so much warmth and energy on these 26 episodes of QUEEN Rock in the USA. And thanks to Adam, without whom ... and to our truly magnificent crew. Au Revoir !!!”

AC/DC's "Back in Black" is used in the trailer for the remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis.

A mini-documentary about Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, is streaming at Rolling Stone. Tye filled in as Korn's bassist for a while.

Foo Fighters were joined by Perry Farrell for a cover of Jane's Addiction's "Mountain Song" Friday night in Chicago.

Kevin Godley of 10cc has started a crowdfunding campaign for his first solo album, Muscle Memory.

This year’s 45th annual American Music Awards will take place Sunday, November 19th and be telecast live on ABC. The press release did not mention a city or venue for the show, though it’s been held at the Microsoft (previously Nokia) Theater in L.A. since it opened a decade ago.   


ShowBiz Buzzz...

FOX News Channel has suspended host and contributor Eric Bolling after allegations surfaced that he sent sex photos to his colleagues. The network says it's investigating the claims. (Variety)

Johnny Galecki is in talks to join the revival of Roseanne. Original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman and Alicia Goranson have already signed on for the new series.

This Is Us has lost its Emmy nominations  for “outstanding contemporary costumes.” The Television Academy deemed the submitted episode, “Moonshadow,” as ineligible after determining that most of it took place in flashbacks to the '70s. (Variety)

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been hospitalized with pneumonia while vacationing in Spain. He posted an pic Saturday showing his arm with a hospital identity badge. He wrote, "Not the sort of bangles I usually choose on holiday."

ABC has renewed Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid.

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