Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rock News

In a shocking revelation by John Lennon's personal assistant, Fred Seaman, near the end of his life Lennon had become a secret conservative who supported the campaign of Ronald Regan. In the new documentary, Beatles
Seaman states that Lennon was embarrassed by his former militant left-wing beliefs, and "enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self." Seaman went on to say that "He was a very different 1979 and 80, than he'd been [in 1971] when he wrote Imagine. By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that [his] naivety."

Alt-rock icons, The Pixies, have extended their Doolittle tour to include, what the band is calling, the "lost cities." This extended leg of the tour will include only cities the band have never played in previously. Scheduled so far are Montclair, New Jersey, Waterbury, CT, Portland, ME, Huntington, NY, Wilmington, DE, Knoxville, TN, Santa Fe, NM and Bakersfield, CA before wrapping up in Santa Cruz, CA.
On Friday, July 1st, Kills guitarist Jamie Hince wed supermodel Kate Moss in a lavish ceremony. The wedding, which took place in Cotswold in the UK, was attended by fellow rockers Jack White and Paul McCartney, as well as celebrities, actors, fellow models and fashiondesigners (including Sir Paul's daughter, designer Stella McCartney.) Hince's bandmate Allison Mosshart acted as "best woman."
A Texas judge has rejected Willie Nelson's recent plea agreement, claiming the country music star had gotten off too easily. The plea agreement, which would allow Nelson to pay a $500 fine and $280 in court costs, stems from
a 2010 drug possession charge. The judge in the case feels Nelson was given a reduced sentence due to his fame, “At no point do I have to let him off,” the judge said. “If Willie Nelson gets off with nothing, I’m not going to be part of it.”

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