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Bachman-Turner Overdrive “BTO” Drummer Robbie Bachman, Dead at 69

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive "BTO" Drummer Robbie Bachman, Dead at 69

Robbie Bachman, the drummer for the Canadian hard rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive “BTO”, known for 1970s hits like “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” died at the age of 69.

Randy Bachman, his brother and band-mate, announced his death on social media on Thursday, without elaborating on the cause.

“BTO’s pounding beat has left us,” Randy Bachman wrote. “He was a vital cog in our rock ‘n’ roll machine, and together we rocked the world.”

The Bachman brothers were Winnipeg natives who had grown up playing music.

Robbie Bachman first collaborated with his older brother Randy, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, in the band Brave Belt, which the elder Bachman helped found in the early 1970s after leaving the chart-topping Guess Who.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive was formed in 1973 by the two Bachman’s, brother Tim Bachman on guitar (later replaced by Blair Thornton), and Fred Turner on bass, and sold millions of records over the next three years with their blend of grinding guitar riffs and catchy melodies. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” was the band’s biggest hit, and it was followed by “Takin’ Care of Business,” “Hey You,” and “Roll On Down the Highway.”

Stephen King, a well-known fan, adopted the pen name “Richard Bachman” as a partial homage to BTO.

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Randy Bachman left the band in the mid-1970s, giving the remaining members permission to use the name BTO (But not Bachman-Turner Overdrive so as to distance himself from the band).

Robbie Bachman and the others continued to tour and record as BTO, but their popularity waned and they disbanded in 1980.

Over the next few decades, the band had sporadic reunions and legal squabbles as Randy Bachman and Robbie Bachman fought over royalties and the band’s name. After the early 1990s, the brothers rarely performed together, with Robbie Bachman telling The Associated Press that Randy had “belittled” the other band members and compared them to the fictional parody group Spinal Tap.

Robbie Bachman had been semi-retired in recent years. In 2014, Bachman-Turner Overdrive was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's Only Child Dead at 54

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Bachman’s death comes a day after the death of Lisa Marie Presley.  She died Thursday, hours after being hospitalized for a heart attack. She will be buried at Graceland, Elvis Presley’s famed home, which became a gathering place for fans distraught over her death a day earlier on Friday.

According to a representative for her daughter and actor Riley Keough, the singer-final songwriter’s resting place will be next to her son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020. Elvis and other Presley family members are also buried at Graceland.

Fans paid their respects at Graceland’s gates on Friday, writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers, and sharing memories of Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last remaining touchstones to the icon whose influence and significance continue to resonate more than 45 years after his own unexpected death.

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Lisa Marie, a singer-songwriter herself, did not live in Memphis, where she was born. She did, however, visit the city for her father’s birth anniversary and commemorations of his death, which stunned the world when he was discovered dead in his Graceland home on Aug. 16, 1977, at the age of 42. She was just in Memphis on what would have been her father’s 88th birthday.

Angela Ferraro was among those who visited Graceland on Thursday night, when the trees in the front lawn were lit up in green and red lights. On a chilly and windy evening, fans took photos and left flowers at the front gate.

Ferraro and her fiance drove from Olive Branch, Mississippi, 25 minutes to pay their respects. Ferraro said she liked Elvis’ music as well as Lisa Marie’s — the couple listened to Lisa Marie’s song “Lights Out” on the way to Graceland.

“Elvis died young, and she died young. “And her son’s death was also tragic,” said Ferraro, 32. “It’s difficult and devastating.”

Lisa Marie became the sole heir of the Elvis Presley Trust, which managed Graceland and other assets alongside Elvis Presley Enterprises until she sold her majority stake in 2005. She kept ownership of the mansion, the 13 acres surrounding it, and the c

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After Drake Battle, Kendrick Lamar Turns Victory Lap Concert Into LA Unity Celebration

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Inglewood, California – Kendrick Lamar’s Juneteenth “Pop Out” event at the Forum became an emotional live-streamed celebration of Los Angeles unity rather than simply taking a victory lap after defeating fellow rap artist Drake.

Lamar organized a three-hour event that included a combination of up-and-coming LA rappers and stars such as Tyler, The Creator, Steve Lacy, and YG. When it came to his turn to take the stage, the 37-year-old rapper pushed through a set with Black Hippy collaborators Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, performing his Drake diss songs “Euphoria” and “6:16 in LA,” before being joined on stage by Dr. Dre.

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After Drake Battle, Kendrick Lamar Turns Victory Lap Concert Into LA Unity Celebration

The two West Coast titans played “Still D.R.E.” and “California Love” before Dre called for silence to calm the raging crowd. It was a misdirect. He then gave the “Sixth Sense” phrase that opens Lamar’s smash hit “Not Like Us”: “I see dead people.”

A crowd of 17,000 people, including The Weeknd, LeBron James, Ayo Edebiri, and Rick Ross, rapped along to every word of the biting-but-jubilant DJ Mustard track, which Lamar resumed twice after the first verse and repeated four times in total.

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After Drake Battle, Kendrick Lamar Turns Victory Lap Concert Into LA Unity Celebration

NBA stars Russell Westbrook and DeMar DeRozan, Mustard, rapper Roddy Ricch, and even a juvenile dance group led by krumping inventor Tommy the Clown were shuffling, frolicking, dancing, and twirling around him as Lamar approached the stage in a red sweatshirt.

Lamar delighted in the situation, saying, “Y’all ain’t gonna let nobody disrespect the West Coast.” “You’re not going to let anyone imitate our legends, huh,” he asked, referring to Drake’s usage of an AI program to mimic 2Pac’s voice on one of his diss tracks.

But Lamar had bigger plans, inviting select men and women to join him onstage for a group portrait.

“Let the world see this,” he urged. “For all of us to be on this stage together, unity, from the East side… LA, Crips, Bloods, Piru— this… is great, dude. We put this together exclusively for you guys.

“This… has nothing to do with any song at this time, nothing to do with any back-and-forth albums; it has everything to do with this particular moment. That’s what this… was about bringing us all together.

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After Drake Battle, Kendrick Lamar Turns Victory Lap Concert Into LA Unity Celebration

After the final song, Lamar exited, stating, “I promise you, this won’t be the last of us.” The slicing horns of the “Not Like Us” instrument rang out again, and the audience rapped the words without Lamar as they flowed down the hallways and out to the parking lot.

SOURCE – (AP)

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Rapper Travis Scott Arrested In Miami Beach For Misdemeanor Trespassing And Public Intoxication

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Miami Beach, Florida – Miami Beach police detained rapper Travis Scott early Thursday on misdemeanor charges of trespassing and public drunkenness.

Miami Beach police verified the arrest but could not immediately release any information. According to Miami-Dade County prison records, Scott, 33, paid his $650 bond and is scheduled to be released later Thursday.

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Rapper Travis Scott Arrested In Miami Beach For Misdemeanor Trespassing And Public Intoxication

His publicists, Jamie Sward and Alexandra Baker, have yet to respond to emails requesting comment, and Scott’s counsel is not listed on jail records. His agent, David Stromberg, waited to respond to a message sent to his LinkedIn profile.

Scott, born Jacques Webster, is one of hip-hop’s biggest artists. He has over 100 tracks on the Billboard Hot 100 and four singles that have topped the chart: “Sicko Mode,” “Highest in the Room,” “The Scotts,” and “Franchise.”

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Rapper Travis Scott Arrested In Miami Beach For Misdemeanor Trespassing And Public Intoxication

A crowd rush murdered ten people during Scott’s 2021 concert at Houston’s Astroworld festival. Many attendees could not breathe or lift their arms due to the crowd’s density. The victims, aged 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia, which an expert compared to being crushed by a car.

Lawyers for the victims claimed in lawsuits that the deaths and hundreds of injuries at the concert were caused by poor planning and a lack of regard for the event’s capacity and safety.

Scott, promoter Live Nation, and the others sued have refuted the allegations, claiming that safety was their priority. They claimed what happened could not have been predicted.

The final lawsuit was resolved last month.

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Rapper Travis Scott Arrested In Miami Beach For Misdemeanor Trespassing And Public Intoxication

Following a police inquiry, a grand jury declined to charge Scott and five others associated with the festival.

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Carrie Underwood Unharmed After House Fire in Tennessee

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Carrie Underwood and her family must be relieved right now… because they were able to escape a house fire in their Tennessee home over the holiday weekend.

A source for the country artist tells TMZ, “There was a fire on the property on Sunday night, which was immediately put out. The primary residence had no fire damage, and the family and their dogs were unhurt.

According to Williamson County & Fire, a fire broke out in Carrie and husband Mike Fisher’s garage just before 10 p.m. on Sunday evening, Father’s Day. Responders were able to extinguish the fire fast thanks to a 10,000-gallon water tank… situated on the singer’s estate.

Williamson County Fire & Rescue published an update in the aftermath of the fire, including a few images from the area, which appear to be quite dramatic.

Hey, added… “Almost instantly, the call was upgraded to a structure fire. Crews from each of our eight stations responded… Firefighters continue to extinguish hotspots to avoid further spread. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. There are currently no injuries.

While it was a sad way to end Father’s Day, Carrie had a relatively serene Sunday afternoon, posting photos with a couple sheep on Instagram Stories.

Carrie Underwood’s stage fall

Nonetheless, June has been a difficult month for the “American Idol” graduate. We broke the story. Carrie fell onstage last week after headlining a music festival in South Carolina.

ICYMI… Carrie tripped and fell while exiting the stage after her headlining performance at the Carolina Country Music Fest, which took place in a thunderstorm.

She posted on social media that she was unharmed by the fall, even making a sly jest about it… “Had a great time last night! And, despite the unexpected finish, it made for an unforgettable night!”

For Carrie’s sake, we hope the rest of her June is an uneventful one TMZ reported.

Carrie Underwood is a superstar in country music. She originally gained attention by winning “American Idol” in 2005, and she hasn’t stopped since.

Her debut album, “Some Hearts,” featured singles such as “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” These songs not only topped the charts, but also earned her numerous prizes.

Carrie has recorded several CDs that highlight her vocal range and emotional depth. Songs like “Blown Away” and “Cry Pretty” demonstrate her talent to create stories with song. Carrie has tried her hand at acting and fashion in addition to singing.

She has appeared on television shows and even has her own clothing brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood. Her influence on country music is evident, and her following continues to expand.

Carrie Underwood continues to be a powerful force in the music industry thanks to a combination of skill, hard effort, and real charm.

Source: TMZ

Tony Bennett, Masterful Stylist Of American Musical Standards, Dies At 96

Tony Bennett, Masterful Stylist Of American Musical Standards, Dies At 96

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