Gregg Allman biopic? Kravitz drops out of Marvin Gaye movie. #SlashBird. Plus today’s Music History / Birthdays
Allman Brothers – One Way Out
It’s rumored a movie in the works based on Gregg Allman’s autobiography My Cross to Bear. Allman did not confirm or deny the rumors, but simply said “I’m the kind of person that doesn’t speak about things until they’re in the bag, you know?” My Cross to Bear is on sale now if you’re seeking some good reading material for the beach. (via VH1)
Lenny Kravitz – Always on the Run (featuring Slash)
Musician and sometimes interior decorator/actor Lenny Kravitz was slated to play Marvin Gaye in the biopic Sexual Healing, however, word is he dropped out as the star with no reason given. Law & Order star Jesse Martin will take his place as the legendary Motown singer. The highly anticipated film’s director is Julien Temple, who was originally at the helm of Spiderman on Broadway.
Slash is apparently a huge fan of the Angry Birds games and when the makers found out, of course they’d ask him to participate in the new series. So Slash agreed and tweeted with the hashtag #slashbird. No word on what his participation will be, but the new series is Angry Birds in Space. (via VH1)
New Music – Family of the Year ‘Hero’
92sday: Blues Brothers ‘Do You Love Me’ and ‘Messin with the Kid‘
Today’s the 31st Anniversary of the tragic death of funny man and music man, John Belushi. Drug overdose at the age of 33.
Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Higher Ground’
Happy Birthday John Fruscianti, former RHCP guitarist. He’s 43 today.
Other Music Birthdays and Historic days:
Eddy Grant (singer) is 65 (‘Electric Avenue’)
Alan Clark, Dire Straits keyboardist – 61
Penn Jillette, comedian/magician of Penn & Teller (also does voiceover work for Comedy Central) – 58
Craig and Charlie Reid, singers for the Proclaimers – 61
One Year ago today 92ZEW announced the arrival of new morning man/Program Director “Hurricane Shane” who previously held down the afternoon drive slot at Birmingham’s 97X alternative radio station. He dropped the ‘Hurricane’ due to the likelihood of increased chances for direct hurricane hit.
1965… The Rolling Stones kicked off an English tour accompanied by The Hollies, Goldie & The Gingerbreads, The Checkmates and The Konrads.
1965… The Mannish Boys, which featured a young David Bowie, released their second single, “I Pity the Fool.”
1970… John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into a London clinic. Later in the month, the couple began a primal scream course led by therapist Dr. Arthur Janov. Lennon began writing songs from this that appeared on the album Plastic Ono Band.
1971… Led Zeppelin performed “Stairway to Heaven” in concert for the first time at the Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was the first date of their Back to the Clubs tour.
1982… Blues Brother John Belushi died after overdosing on drugs at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont Hotel. He was 33.
1984… Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour released his second solo album, titled About Face.
1994… When the cops came to investigate a domestic dispute at Grace Slick’s home in Tiburon, California, the Jefferson Airplane singer waved a shotgun at them. She was sentenced to two-hundred hours of community service and four Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week for the next three months.
2001… Kiss frontman Paul Stanley was served divorce papers from his wife of nine years. Pamela Bowen Stanley cited irreconcilable differences.
2003 …Donatella Versace announced that the fashion house’s new clothing line was inspired by Christina Aguilera, who would also become a spokesmodel for Versace,
2004… British newspaper The Mail on Sunday estimated Paul McCartney’s worth at 1.3 billion dollars more than Elton John, Mick Jagger and Madonna’s wealth combined.
2005… Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who left Korn after finding God, was baptized in Israel’s Jordan River along with 20 other members of his church, the Valley Bible Fellows.