Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rock News

--On what would have been his 75th birthday, seminal rocker Buddy Holly, was finally awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The presentation ceremony, which took place on September 7th, was attended by Holly's widow Maria Elena Holly, as well as actor Gary Busey, who was nominated for an Oscar for playing Holly in a 1978 biopic, and Peter Asher, half of the singing group Peter & Gordon, and producer of the Holly tribute album Listen to Me. Holly's star on the walk of fame is located right next to that of The Beatles, who chose their name as an homage to Holly's backing band, The Crickets.

--Jermain Jacksons recently revealed that plans were under way to secretly whisk away his brother, Michael Jackson, away to Arabian Gulf kingdom ofBahrain, if Mciahel had been found guilty in his 2003 child molestation case. According to Jermain's new book You Are Not Alone: Michael Through A Brother's Eyes, a private jet was on stand by to take Michael out of the country on 24 hours notice. Jermain stated "At the end of the day, this is supposed to be the land of the brave, home of the free, democracy, freedom of speech. The way they were treating him, none of that existed. Why should he go to jail for something he didn't do?" Michael Jackson was eventually acquitted of all charges in the case.

--Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison after being found guilty on battery charges. Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, has been to six month behind bars for pushing a young woman out of his moving car. In addition to jail time Mane will also be required to complete a series of anger management courses and pay a $3000 fine, plus the medical bills of the defendant.

--Paul McCartney told US Weekly that he plans to wed fiancĂ©e Nancy Shevell this weekend in a “very elegant and classy” ceremony at a farmhouse in the Sussex countryside. McCartney, and Shevell, a member of the board for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, met at a dinner part in 2009. This will be McCartney's third marriage, his first wife Linda, died of cancer in 1998. His second marriage to Heather Mills ended in a bitter divorce in 2008.

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