News A Palooza 8/10/17

Paul McCartney, Bono and a slew of younger artists have taken time out to appear in a promo for former Vice President  Al Gore's new film about climate change, Truth to Power: An Inconvenient Sequel.

Also taking part are Adam Levine, Pharrell, The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Aoki and Randy Jackson.

McCartney opens the clip, saying, "I'm inconvenient for the future of the planet," followed by Bono, who adds, "The poorest of the poor are furious because they're hit first and worst by climate change."

 

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks should speak to Stephen Stills and Judy Collinsabout being able to work together after breaking up as a romantic couple.

Stephen and Judy dated in the late '60s; 50 years later, they are back together for an album and tour.

She tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "We maintained a friendship, which I think is very rare. We’ve always been friends, hung out with each other’s spouses, and we’ve talked and made a lot of lists together of songs we would do if we ever worked together... When we first started out, we should have skipped the romance and gone straight to this, but then he wouldn’t have written ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.’

"It was a difficult relationship and I don’t think it had a chance at that time — we both had to get off and do our own thing. If you’re married to someone in the same field and you’re both hungry and ambitious and bossy, it’s difficult to manage that in the same room. I don’t think it was meant that we had a continual romance, but it was always a very intense musical friendship and relationship."

Judy and Stephen are on the road this summer backed by a trio in advance of their first album together. Everybody Knows will be out on September 22nd.

The two are in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday and Saturday.


A New York City penthouse that Yoko Ono bought in 1995 and sold in 2014 has turned into a money pit for its new owner, developer David Blumenfeld, who bought it for his son.

The home, part of a converted 19th century horse stable in Greenwich Village, has warped beams, toxic mold and a rotted roof deck.

Blumenfeld has filed suit against the co-op board for refusing to make “structural repairs." 

In 2014, Yoko also sued the board, who she claimed interfered with her attempts to sell the penthouse.

Yoko is not the only wife of a famous musician to deal with mold in their home. In 2012, Mick Jagger’s ex-wife Bianca was ordered to pay $600,000 in back rent to her landlord after losing a legal battle concerning her New York City apartment. She was evicted from the rent-stabilized $4,600-a-month Park Avenue apartment in 2008 after complaining of water leaks and mold. She also had to pay just under $350,000 in legal fees.


Former Byrds bassist Chris Hillman premiered his Tom Petty-produced cover of Petty’s “Wildflowers” on Stereogum.com today (Thursday). It’s from Hillman’s Bidin’ My Time Album, which comes out September 22nd.

The Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring Memphis guitar legend Steve Cropper, will release a new album October 6th. The Last Shade of Blue Before Black has guest appearances by Doctor John, Paul Shaffer and Eddie Floyd.

Rick Wakeman, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year with Yes, has donated a keyboard to the hall for its Yes exhibit. He says, “I have chosen the Promega 3, which is a pretty rare instrument that I really liked and used in my rig from 2002 until 2006. I now use the new Promega, but there was something about the 3 that I truly loved in every way, including its unique look and design.”

Joe Walsh and one of his pre-Eagles bands, The Barnstorm, will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame Sunday. The group will reunite to perform at the event. The Hall will also induct Dan Fogelberg and the Caribou Ranch, the recording studio used by Walsh, Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel and many others. Scheduled performers at the ceremony include Garth Brooks, Amy Grant & Vince Gill, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Richie Furay.


Show Biz Buzzz...

Shaun Weiss, who played Goldberg in The Mighty Ducks, has been arrested again. TMZ says the former child actor was busted only five days after serving a jail sentence. This time he was caught with meth. He was sentenced to 150 days in jail for petty theft last month.

Kate Beckinsale’s time as a cougar has been short-lived. Her monthlong romance with 21-year-old aspiring actor Matt Rife has “fizzled out,” according to Us Weekly. The 44-year-old actress split from husband Len Wiseman in November 2015.

Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez have signed on for Woody Allen’s next feature film for Amazon Studios. (Variety)

Disney is pulling its new movies from Netflix and plans to launch its own streaming service. (Variety)

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