- Joe Jackson suffers heart attack
According to TMZ, Jackson family patriarch, Joe Jackson, has reportedly suffered a stroke and three heart attacks while in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 87-year-old was in Brazil celebrating his birthday, when he had a stroke. He was rushed to the hospital, and had the heart attacks. He underwent surgery to have a pacemaker installed and he is being monitored to see if it stabilizes his heart.
- Eric Clapton composes documentary soundtrack
Eric Clapton composed the soundtrack For Philippe Mora documentary, Three Days In Auschwitz....Speaking of their collaboration to Where's Eric!, Mora said, "This was a unique and trusting collaboration between old friends. I was simply blown away by Eric's score for this film which combined the tragedy of the events with a celebration of life. He created music with great dignity and emotional power. In my opinion, this is one for the ages."
See the trailer for the film, which premiered today in the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland below.
- Paul Hardcastle Chill Lounge 3- out now
Paul Hardcastle's new album The Chill Lounge Volume 3 is out now in the US and Europe. Hear a track "Exploring the Deep" below. The album is available now at Amazon.com
- Bessie Smith biopic receives 12 Emmy noms
Bessie, the HBO biopic about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, received 12 Emmy nominations today. Queen Latifah, star and executive producer of Bessie, was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Smith. She had been trying to get the project made for over 20 years.
Latifah, recently told the New York Times that the volatile life of Smith was “hard to watch” on screen. “She was not afraid to be wrong or afraid to fight or afraid to tell someone just like it is, and that’s a gift,” Queen Latifah said. “She gave me all the work I could handle.”
Read the complete list of Primetime Emmy nominations here.
- Dave Koz- Collaborations
“Good Foot,” a new song on Dave Koz' new album Collaborations, features keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who co-wrote the song with Dave. “Jeff was the first person to say to me, ‘You need to be a recording artist,’ recalls Koz. “The initial demos I made with him got me signed to Capitol Records, so he changed my life.”
Get an autographed copy of Dave Koz' new album Collaborations for $10, while you can at: http://kingsroadmerch.com/dave-koz/
- Brian Culbertson @ San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
One of the San Francisco Bay Area's biggest music festivals will be held on Friday August 7th through Sunday August 9th in Downtown San Jose. Over 100 shows on 12 stages of Jazz, Latin, Blues, R&B, New Orleans & World Music featuring:
- Nathan East and Bob James- The New Cool
"THE NEW COOL" a brand new album from legendary Bob James and Nathan East will be released 9.18.15. Here is a sneak peek:
- Janet Jackson's single debuts on Billboard Chart
Janet Jackson is back with her 40th single: "No Sleeep" from her upcoming album Unbreakable.
She recently accepted the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards, where she wore jewelry from her new line, Janet Jackson Unbreakable Diamonds available through paulrapsny.com.
Visit www.janetjackson.com for all the latest news on her album, tour, and jewelry line.
- Dave Koz- New Album and more
Dave Koz has being staying busy. In addition to touring, he has a new album coming out and a new partnership with CPK.
Pre-Order the Brand New Album Collaborations: 25th Anniversary Collection on Amazon for only $10 - http://bit.ly/25thAnnivColl
- Joni Mitchell Health Update
Joni Mitchell's conservator, Leslie Morris, posted this updated on Joni's condition at JoniMitchell.com: "Joni did in fact suffer an aneurysm. However, details that have emerged in the past few days are mostly speculative. The truth is that Joni is speaking, and she's speaking well. She is not walking yet, but she will be in the near future as she is undergoing daily therapies. She is resting comfortably in her own home and she's getting better each day. A full recovery is expected."
This goes against an interview with HuffPost by her former boyfriend,David Crosby, who said, "To My Knowledge,' Joni Mitchell 'Is Not Speaking Yet".
You may leave your well wishes for Joni at WeLoveYouJoni.com