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*Duncan Jones, the 44-year-old son of David Bowie, announced he and wife Rodene Ronquillo are expecting their first child in June. Jones, an English director whose mother is Angie Bowie (born Mary Angela Barnett), announced the news Wednesday, exactly one month after his father, singer David Bowie, died at age 69. “1 month since dad died today. Made this card for him at Christmas. Due in June. Circle of life. Love you, granddad,” Jones captioned a photo of his drawing. Ronquillo reposted the picture, adding, “Shame on those of you who just thought I was really fat and didn’t say anything. HAHA.” She and Jones married in 2012. David Bowie died of liver cancer January 10th, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th studio album, “Blackstar.” Bowie will be honored at the Grammy Awards on Monday. Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the singer by performing a medley of his songs.
*A long-rumored Bruce Springsteen autobiography is in the works, with sources telling Page Six the book sold to Simon & Schuster for an advance of over $10 million. The Boss had put off writing his life story four years ago when The Who’s Pete Townsend and Neil Young both released their own autobiographies. The book will be titled “Born to Run.” “Writing about yourself is a funny business,” Bruce notes in his book. “But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” “Born to Run” will be released September 27th.
*Glenn Frey, guitarist of the Eagles who passed away on January 18th, will be honored in the Grammys with a tribute in charge of the remaining members of the band and Jackson Browne. The homage will include the participation of Eagles’ co-founders Don Hanley and Bernie Leadon, the guitarist Joe Walsh, the bassist Tim Schmit and Jackson Browne. Their performance will likely include the hit “Take it Easy,” which was one of the first most important hits of the band. The song was written primarily by Browne with contributions of Frey and sang by the latter. The Grammy Awards 2016 will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday and will air live on CBS.
*Paul McCartney has an interesting digital foray planned for this Valentine’s Day. McCartney and Skype have partnered to launch ten animated love themed Moji’s featuring exclusive new McCartney music. “It turned out to be a great laugh at the same time as challenging because you suddenly realize you’ve got to compress a musical interpretation of an expression into less than five seconds,” said McCartney. “It was like doing a huge crossword puzzle and coming up with all these solutions. And at the same time it was musical so it was great practice for me in the studio.” “I wanted it to sound sort of electronic,” he continues “so I wanted the signature to sound electronic rather than acoustic guitar, for instance. So I got the overall signature on the Moog in order to give it a modern flavor.”
*A new Netflix animated series for children titled “Beat Bugs” will feature major names singing some of the Beatles’ most beloved songs. Bands and artists who will contribute covers include Eddie Vedder, Sia, P!nk, James Bay, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and more. Debuting in August 2016, the series will use the Beatles’ music to send encouraging messages to viewers. The show reached a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which allows them to use recorded covers from songs in the “Northern Songs” catalog, once owned by Michael Jackson. (Some of the covers include “Help!,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Penny Lane,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and “Magical Mystery Tour.”
Steve Hackett (Genesis)-66
Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers)-64
Joe Garagiola (Sportscaster)-90
Josh Brolin (The Goonies: Brand / Milk: Dan White / W.: George W. Bush)-48
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