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Not one but TWO drummers have issued apologies about comments made about TAYLOR HAWKINS in a “Rolling Stone“ feature that came out this week. Taylor died unexpectedly back in March. PEARL JAM drummer MATT CAMERON told “Rolling Stone”, quote, “[Taylor] had a heart-to-heart with Dave [Grohl] and, yeah, he told me that he ‘couldn’t [effing] do it anymore’ . . . those were his words. So I guess they did come to some understanding, but it just seems like the touring schedule got even crazier after that.” While several of Taylor’s friends have echoed Matt, a rep for FOO FIGHTERS denied that a heart-to-heart or any type of meeting ever took place. Yesterday’s statement from Matt said, quote, “When I agreed to take part in the ‘Rolling Stone’ article about Taylor, I assumed it would be a celebration of his life and work. My quotes were taken out of context and shaped into a narrative I had never intended . . .”Taylor was a dear friend, and a next level artist. I miss him. I have only the deepest love and respect for Taylor, Dave, and the Foo Fighters families. I am truly sorry to have taken part in this interview and I apologize that my participation may have caused harm to those for whom I have only the deepest respect and admiration.” CHAD SMITH from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS told “Rolling Stone” about an incident last December when Taylor allegedly lost consciousness on a plane in Chicago. He said, quote, “[Taylor] just said he was exhausted and collapsed, and they had to pump him full of IVs and stuff . . . [and he said] ‘I can’t do it like this anymore.'” His apology statement said, quote, “Taylor was one of my best friends and I would do anything for his family. I was asked by ‘Rolling Stone’ to share some memories of our time together, which I thought was going to be the loving tribute he deserved . . .”Instead, the story they wrote was sensationalized and misleading, and had I known I never would have agreed to participate. I apologize to his family and musical friends for any pain this may have caused. I miss Taylor every day.” No bandmates or family members spoke to Rolling Stone for the story. The full article can be found at rollingstone.com. Hawkins died in March while the Foo Fighters were on tour in Bogota, Colombia. Medical examiners say they found traces of 10 different substances including opioids, marijuana, and antidepressants (LINK)
Members of the band Eagles of Death Metal were in a Paris courtroom on Tuesday to testify about the infamous 2015 Bataclan attack. They were to play when ISIS extremists opened fire inside, killing dozens of concertgoers. Lead singer Jesse Hughes got emotional on the stand while recounting the attack: “nearly 90 of my friends were murdered in front of us”. Guitarist Eden Galindo told the court that ever since that night “I live a different life. I’ll never be the same”. Extremist Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving attacker from that night, has been on trial since last September.
Some of the biggest artists in the world have never had a #1 hit on the Hot 100. Here are some that might surprise you:
- One Direction. They did get to #2 with “Best Song Ever” . . . and Zayn Malik and Harry Styles have hit #1 as solo artists.
- Shania Twain. “You’re Still the One”hit #2, and that was her peak.
- Missy Elliott. Her biggest hit was “Work It”, at #2.
- R.E.M. Their biggest hit was “Losing My Religion”, which made it to #4.
- Metallica. Surprisingly, “Enter Sandman”only made it to #16. But “Until It Sleeps” made it to #10.
- Green Day. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”has been their biggest hit so far, at #2.
- Pearl Jam. Their biggest hit was a COVER: “Last Kiss”made it to #2.
- Demi Lovato. She’s only made it to #6, thanks to “Sorry Not Sorry”.
- Bruce Springsteen. His highest charter made it to #2. Any guesses what it was? “Dancing in the Dark”.
- The Backstreet Boys. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)”was a #2 hit for them.
- Sheryl Crow. “All I Wanna Do”only made it to #2.
- Nirvana. Hard to believe, but “Smells Like Teen Spirit”only made it to #6.
- Imagine Dragons. “Radioactive”was only a #3 hit.
Yes, we are still talking about this dress! Marilyn Monroe’s birthday dress designer Bob Mackie just called out Kim Kardashian saying her rewear was a “big mistake”. He designed it and he hates that Kim wore it. Here is Kim talking about getting into the dress. Mackie who is 82 said “I thought it was a big mistake,” Mackie told the outlet. “[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess. She was just fabulous. Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her,” he argued. “Nobody else should be seen in that dress.”
Ozzy Osbourne has been working on a new album for the last couple years to follow up his 2020 album “Ordinary Man”. A tentative release date was revealed by Sharon Osbourne, so it’s expected sometime later this year Ozzy confirmed that the album was finished back in April. Sharon says September is when we’ll get to hear Osbourne’s new album, which will once again feature Zakk Wylde on guitar.
Bam Margera just reached a major milestone … completing a 12-month treatment program for drug and alcohol abuse. The Jackass star just finished the year-long program in Florida, and for the next couple months, he’ll continue attending outpatient treatment classes. Bam says he’s living near his rehab center in Boca Raton, and his wife Nikki and son Phoenix recently moved in with him because he’s now able to live in an apartment outside of the treatment center while he attends classes. He’s also working out again as part of his rehab … and last month his Viva La Bam costar Brandon Novak told TMZ that it’s the closest Bam’s been to the person he was when they were growing up together on the skateboard scene.
“Bachelor in Paradise” fans rejoice: ABC announced its fall schedule yesterday, and you’re getting FOUR HOURS of your favorite show every week! “BiP” is taking over Mondays from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., now that “Dancing with the Stars” is moving to Disney+ . . . and it’ll also air for two hours on Tuesdays. JESSE PALMER will host. ABC is holding the new season of “The Wonder Years” until midseason, but they say it’s not because they had to fire producer-director Fred Savage over inappropriate behavior. The new Gina Rodriguez show “Not Dead Yet” is also being held for midseason, along with the returns of “A Million Little Things”, “American Idol”, “The Bachelor”, and “Judge Steve Harvey”. They’re also adding “Celebrity Jeopardy!” to their Sunday night lineup, to pair with “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”. It sounds like Mayim Bialik is going to host, but for some reason they won’t admit it yet. The other new shows on the fall schedule are a spinoff of “The Rookie” called “The Rookie: Feds”, starring Niecy Nash. . . and “Alaska”, starring Hilary Swank as a disgraced New York journalist seeking redemption at a newspaper in Anchorage (LINK)
You know what would be an entertaining turn of events? If CHRIS ROCK hosted next year’s OSCARS. And it COULD very well happen. An executive at ABC has already said he’s open to the idea. He wants to make next year’s show, quote, “even better.” Ratings were up by 58% this year. There were 16.6 million viewers compared to last year’s 9.8 million. So I’d imagine, making Chris host could help keep viewership up. At least we wouldn’t have to worry about WILL SMITH slapping him. He’s banned for 10 years, remember? Next year’s ceremony will take place Sunday, March 12th. So there’s plenty of time to decide (LINK)
- Wenwu in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
- Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther”
- (Spoiler Alert!!!) The Scarlet Witch in “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
- Agatha Harkness on “WandaVision”
- Hela in “Thor: Ragnarok”
- The Green Goblin in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
- Kingpin on “Hawkeye”
10. Mysterio in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Bubbletoes, Jack Johnson is 47.
Tina Fey is 52.
Rob Base is 55. Hip-Hop pioneer behind the 1988 masterpiece “It Takes Two”.
Enigma is 65. Dude behind 1991’s Gregorian chant smash “Sadeness Part 1”.
Chow Yun-Fat is 67. “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” superstar
George Strait is 70.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh is 72.
Mr. October Reggie Jackson is 76.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 112 fine films, including:
- Bared, Bound and Tickled All Over
- Battling Ball-Gagged Beauties
- Born to Be Bound
- Business Beauties in Bondage
- The Passion Of Fashion
- Sexy Squirming Squealers
- Tickle ‘Em Til They Squeal
- And who can forget her role in 2014’s Thong Detective
Erika Jordan is 40 years old!
The Blues opened their series with the Avalanche in Colorado last night. And a goal from Ryan O’Reilly in the first got the Blues an early 1-0 lead. In the 2nd the Avalanche came back and not only tied things up, but by the end of the 2nd, they were up 2-1. It took almost all of the 3rd before Jordan Kyrou scored a power play goal to tie things up and force an overtime. Jodan Binnington stopped 42 shots in regulation. UNFORTUNATELY for the Blues, about 8 mins into the overtime, Josh Manson scored the game winning goal to give the Avalanche a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 is tomorrow night.
The Lightning beat the Panthers in Game 1 of that series 4-1. They next play on Thursday as well. The Hurricanes host the Rangers tonight for Game 1 of that series and the Flames host the Oilers to kick things off in Calgary.
Game 1 of the Double Header yesterday between the Mets and the Cardinals saw the Cards losing 3-1 up in New York. Miles Mikolas picked up the loss. IN the night game things were a little different as the Cards picked up a 4-3 win. Tyler O’Neill actually used his bat in an unfamiliar way as he bunted in the game winning run in the top of the 9th. Today, the two teams are back at it. Jordan Hicks gets the 6:10PM first pitch start.
Matt Harvey, the veteran starting pitcher who has struggled to replicate his early-career stardom with the New York Mets, was handed a 60-game suspension on Tuesday for distributing a prohibited “drug of abuse” and thus violating Major League Baseball’s drug program. Harvey, 33, is on a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and is at the team’s extended spring training facility. His suspension is retroactive to April 29 and is the result of a negotiated settlement that will allow minor league games to count toward the punishment. Harvey’s suspension is tied to his testimony in the February trial of former Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay, who faces a minimum 20-year prison sentence related to the sudden death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Harvey acknowledged while under immunity from criminal conviction to being a cocaine and oxycodone user and occasionally providing Skaggs with oxycodone pills when he played for the Angels in 2019.
Over in the NBA, the Miami Heat picked up a game 1 win against the Boston Celtics 118-107. Tonight we have the Warriors and the Mavericks kicking off their series in San Francisco. Tip off is scheduled for 8PM.
The Orlando Magic own the No. 1 overall selection in the 2022 NBA draft after winning the lottery. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings round out the top four in that order. The top prizes in this year’s draft include Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr., Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey, though there’s no consensus on the No. 1 prospect in a draft that could take plenty of twists and turns at the top.
Starting next year, the XFL will have all its regular-season games and playoffs air on ESPN and other networks owned by Disney as part of a multiyear agreement. Beginning in February 2023 and continuing through the spring, 40 regular-season XFL games, two playoff semifinals and a title game will appear on ESPN, ABC and FX. The deal also includes content rights for Disney’s digital, social and streaming outlets, like ESPN+. The eight-team XFL is returning under new owners including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In February, the XFL reached a partnership agreement with the NFL that will focus on creating innovation programs and protecting the health of players.
Nike has reportedly secured its first name, image and likeness deals with athletes at the high school level, signing two California sisters, Alyssa and Gisele Thompson, to a multiyear deal. According to the girls manager – yes , they play high school soccer and have a manager – Nike signed them to a deal that includes “monetary compensation.” The agreement was made during a dinner in Los Angeles on Monday. However, the terms of the deal have yet to be announced. Both are committed to play soccer at Stanford following their high school careers. As many discussions have risen in recent weeks about the impact of NIL at the collegiate level, the state of California grants high school athletes the same access as college athletes regarding NIL.
And finally — Spectators looking for star power at the 2022 PGA Championship in Tulsa will have the opportunity to find plenty of it in one place during the first two rounds. That is because Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will all be part of the same group. The trio tee off at 8:11 a.m. STL time during Thursday’s first round and 1:36 p.m. during Friday’s second round.