Rock icon Bob Seger postponing Runaway Train tour over ‘urgent medical issue’

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 5:31 PM

Bob Seger Postpones Tour Because Of Health Issue

Bob Seger has been forced to postpone a series of upcoming dates on his Runaway Train tour, including a sold-out show in Atlanta scheduled for Saturday.

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The legendary singer said Tuesday afternoon that his doctor has ordered him to attend to an “urgent medical issue” concerning his vertebrae.

Seger, 72, performed at a sold-out show in Pittsburgh last week, but postponed his Sept. 30 concert in Columbus.

Rescheduled dates will be announced soon; previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new dates.

For more information, visit www.bobseger.com.

The following tour dates have been postponed:

Sep 30 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Oct 5 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Oct 7 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Oct 10 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Oct 12 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Oct 14 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Oct 19 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


Oct 21 Frisco, TX Ford Center at The Star
Oct 24 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Oct 26 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Oct 28 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Nov 2 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Nov 4 Inglewood, CA The Forum
Nov 7 Boise, ID Ford Center
Nov 9 Portland, OR Moda Center
Nov 11 Seattle, WA KeyArena

>>Related: Rocker Tom Petty has died at age 66, manager says

Nov 13 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena
Nov 15 St. Paul, MN XCEL Energy Center
Nov 17 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

Tom Petty buried at famous cemetery in private funeral service

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:26 PM

The Life of Tom Petty

 

Family and friends gathered Monday at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to bid a final farewell to legendary rocker Tom Petty, People magazine reported.

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Petty died of cardiac arrest on Oct. 2 at the age of 66.

The grounds of the shrine are just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean on Sunset Boulevard, and includes a temple, windmill chapel and meditation garden. The sanctuary also includes a spring-fed lake, waterfalls, and wildlife. 

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The funeral for George Harrison, the iconic Beatle and Petty’s Traveling Wilburys band mate,  was held at the shrine in 2001, Rolling Stone magazine reported.

There’s no word on who attended Petty’s private burial, but the musician’s daughter AnnaKim Violette Petty shared scenes from the day on Instagram.

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The dark of the sun we will stand together💜

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We care about each other and love our bad ass father💜

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>> Related: Rocker Tom Petty dead at 66, manager says

The music community and fans around the world were grief-stricken with word of Petty’s sudden and unexpected death. Numerous tributes have poured in and musicians have been playing Petty’s music at concerts and shows, honoring his memory. 

Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 4:18 PM

Bow Wow Tweets about Death Row Records, Social Media Pokes Fun

Bow Wow is correcting some fans and followers who were quick to criticize him for a tweet he posted Tuesday.

XXL Mag reported that the former kid rapper, who goes by Shad Moss, tweeted a photo of himself among iconic rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Tupac and others who were signed to the former label Death Row Records.

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The image appears to be a Photoshopped version of Vibe magazine’s iconic 1996 Death Row cover.

One Twitter user quoted the original tweet saying, “Inaccurate. Where's Biggie?”

In response, Bow replied that he had been on Death Row since he was 6. He posted the picture after a fan sent it to him. 

“(I)t brought back memories. Big was on bad boy (sic) my bros,” he tweeted.

Bow is right. The Notorious B.I.G. was signed to Bad Boy Records, now Bad Boy Entertainment, on the East Coast. It was founded by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, who produces records for many of the artists on the roster.

“Fan sent me the pic its not the original from VIBE,” he further clarified.

For further proof, the TV host tweeted photos of him with Snoop and Dre in 1993 and a screenshot of his appearance in Snoop’s “Gin & Juice” music video that same year.

The Source reported that, although Moss has never been officially signed to Death Row, he became connected to the label when Dre and Snoop made a stop at Moss’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio, during their The Chronic Tour in 1993. The tour manager asked if anyone wanted to come onstage, and Moss was hoisted up by his mother and her boyfriend. His freestyle impressed Snoop and and at 5 years old, he opened the tour for Snoop. He was even heard on skits on Snoop’s explicit “Doggystyle” album.

According to the publication, Bow Wow was supposed to record an album with Death Row, but label discussions fell through and by 1998, Snoop left the label. Bow Wow was introduced to Jermaine Dupri and his rap career soared.

As much as Bow Wow may be joked about for flexing on social media, this time, he was right.

Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 12:58 PM

Carrie Fisher Stuck Up For Friend Who Was Allegedly Assaulted By Sending A Cow Tongue To Producer

Apparently, Carrie Fisher wasn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands when it came to getting even.

Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the late “Star Wars” actress, opened up to a Tucson, Ariz., radio station about her own experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood following allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Ross told the station about in incident in which a producer (not Weinstein) picked her up to take her to dinner, but pulled the car over and climbed on top of her, pinning her to the seat.

She said that when she managed to get him off of her, he said, “You’ll never make a movie in my town and get the F out of my car.”

When Ross confided in Fisher, the actress decided to get revenge.

“About two weeks later, she sent me a message online, and she said, ‘I just saw [blank] at Sony Studios,’” Ross said. 

“’I knew he would probably be there, so I went to his office and personally delivered a Tiffany box wrapped with a white bow,’” 

>> Related: Actress Debbie Reynolds dies one day after daughter Carrie Fisher

She continued, “I asked her what was inside and she said, ‘It was a cow tongue from Jerry’s Famous Deli in Westwood, with a note that said, ‘If you ever touch my darling Heather or any other woman again, the next delivery will be something of yours in a much smaller box!’”

Fisher’s actions definitely had an impact on Ross.

“It felt validating to know, Okay, first of all, this woman who I love as a friend was not just a fake Hollywood friend. That’s who she was. She spoke out and she put things out there in your face,” Ross said.

Fisher passed away on Dec. 27, 2016, after suffering a heart attack on a plane from London to Los Angeles. She was 60 years old.

Designer Mychael Knight, ‘Project Runway’ alum, dead at 39

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 5:46 PM

Fashion designer Mychael Knight has died at age 39.
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Fashion designer Mychael Knight has died at age 39.(Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)

Mychael Knight, the engaging designer who appeared on Season 3 of Bravo’s reality TV competition series “Project Runway,” has died.

Obviousmag.com first reported that Knight, 39, died Tuesday at his home in Atlanta surrounded by friends and family. No cause of death was given, but Knight had reportedly been hospitalized in September.

“We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle. Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly. He was generous and so full of life. This is how we choose to remember his legacy,” the Knight family said in a statement to the publication.

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Knight, an Alabama native who was born in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1978, studied at Georgia Southern University and worked on the local fashion scene before trying out for “Project Runway.” He didn’t make it the first time, but in 2006, he was granted a slot on season 3 and quickly became a fan favorite.

He took fourth place for the season and went on to launch several fashion collections, including Kitty & Dick, which he previewed in Atlanta at a 2008 runway show.

He also appeared on BET’s “Rip the Runway” and worked on design projects with Starbucks.

Most recently, he partnered with fellow “Project Runway” contestant Korto Momolu for the MKKM Experience on Sept. 8 during New York Fashion Week.

Knight’s spring/aummer fashion collection, titled Mercy & Grace, featured colorful skirts, dresses and shorts that fans seemed to love. His designs have appeared on celebrities ranging from Sherri Shepherd to Iggy Azalea.