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Frankie J Grande, who appeared on the CBS reality show Big Brother 16, revealed to his fellow houseguests that he's Ariana Grande's older brother. When Frankie won a letter from home he got a letter from his sister. Ariana said that she was super proud of him for doing what he was doing on Big Brother 16.
Being Compared To Talking Heads - Spoons
Critics in 1981 declared Spoons first album Stick Figure Neighbourhood to be "The best album that Talking Heads Never Wrote!" It does sound a bit like something Talking Heads would write. :)
Having A Sharp Whistle That Hurt Jordan's Ears - Jonathan Knight (New Kids On The Block)
In the interview with Much News Weekly, Jonathan Knight is seen calling out papparatzi who were filming the band from below. Jonathan gave a sharp whistle which baby brother Jordan could hear from 5 ft away.
They performed together at the Juno Awards ceremony in Vancouver for the first time in 9 years with all members/former members present.
Being Intentionally Kept Away From Their Father - Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson
Brian Wilson, who's daughters Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson make up 1/2 of the pop trio Wilson Philips, was bedridden for several years and was being intentionally kept away from his family by his psychologist.
Brian was finally able to make peace with his daughters in early 2004.
The Filthy Fifteen list with She-Bop which was said to be about masturbation.
During a Much Music interview with VJ Bill Welychka, Jakob Dylan was asked about his father. He said simply "Don't judge me based on what my father did."
In the years after Chris Steffler left the band due to having severe tinnitus, Mark became an advocate for those who like Chris suffer through hearing loss and don't take care of it.
Chris had suffered a lot because he hadn't taken care to make sure that his hearing didn't suffer further due to the loud sounds that he encountered due to his drums and his fans screaming.
That's what she's best known for.
Dan is a unique kind of drummer. Not only does he sing with Mark and Sergio but he's also left-handed. So anytime a stage crew sets up his drums he has to supervise them so they don't set his drums up for a right-handed drummer.
In Cartersville, Illinois there was the Moonstock heavy metal festival. This region was in the path of totality for the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Moments before the moon started to eclipse the sun Ozzy got on stage and he and his band kicked off his hit 'Bark At the Moon'. During that song the sun got totally eclipsed by the moon and the daytime turned into 'night'. By the time the song ended the sun 'reappeared' and daylight returned. This was all preplanned ahead of eclipse totality time. A landmark of heavy metal history, rock'n'roll history, astronomy history, Ozzy's checkered life and more. I wish I was there but where I was the sun was 90% eclipsed and I ain't complaining on that.
right now Myanmar is waging a genocidal war against the Rohingya people in the western territories. Many civilians are being raped, murdered, forced from their homes to flee from a major ethnic cleansing operation. Aung San Suu Kyi, once a prisoner of Myanmar's totalitarian government and later de facto head, has denied that anything is wrong and there that there is no genocide occurring. She and Bob Geldof were awarded the Freedom Award of the City of Dublin. Suu Kyi has done nothing to stop the ethnic cleansing or even acknowledge it. In protest Bob Geldof went to a municipal court in Dublin and gave back his award document as a protest because "she's a murderer" and he wanted no association with "somebody like that".
Do We Know It's Christmas?
Earlier this year singer and Partridge Family alumni David Cassidy revealed to the world that he had inherited dementia from his mother, actress Evelyn Ward. She wasn't the only one who suffered from mental illness.
David's father Jack Cassidy had bipolar disorder and died in an apartment fire in 1976 when he lit a cigarette, fell asleep, and lit up his couch.
Jack's body was found near the front door of his apartment and had to be identified through dental records.
On the last stop of the Man Machine Poem tour in 2016 which was in The Hip's home town of Kingston, Ontario Gord Downie brought forth the plight of indigenous people of Northern Ontario and of Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old Ojibwa first nations boy who escaped from a residential school in Kenora, Ontario. Chanie died of starvation and exposure just 40 KM from his home.[br] Chanie's sister Pearl became good friends with Gord and he called out Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to find out "what the hell went on up there?"?
Being lesbians... except not really - t.A.T.u.
The world was led to believe that Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina were in a romantic relationship with one another, only for both girls to come forward in 2004 stating that this was all an act. Both are/have been since married to men, though Yulia has stated she is actually bisexual.
Gord Downie's book Secret Path about Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old indigenous boy who was forced into a residential school in Kenora and then ran away. Chanie died from starvation in 1966 just 40 KM from his home. Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sister and herself a residential school survivor, decided to tell of the misguided deeds that were done to First Nations children by the Church and the government. [br] [br] In a Heritage moment Pearl told the story of the cultural genocide that was happening "Kill the Indian in the child."
Kid Rock was the opener at this Rolling Stones show I attended in 2015. The souvenir booths had items from both Kid Rock and of course, the Stones. Kid Rock's souvenirs were just clothing items. There were hats simply saying "American Badass". OK, you say - no big deal. There were T-shirts with Rock's face on the front. Both the T-shirt and a jacket had this phrase from one of this song titles on the back: YOU'VE NEVER MET ANOTHER MOTHER FUCKER LIKE ME. Can you imagine the jokes that could draw from other people? LOL. OK, Kid. You said it, not me. If you say you're a motherfucker, then a motherfucker is what you are! YOU said that, not me!
I Got Stoned 2X At Ohio State University!
In 1989 Tom Petty explained in a radio interview why, like many other artists like Bruce Springsteen and bands like REM refused to let their hits be used for commercials to promote products. Tom said,"Well, I'd feel like some kind of honkey if I did it. It just wouldn't feel right. To me that's selling out." Well, he NEVER BACKED DOWN from his stance on this issue. RIP TOM PETTY
Great Scot! - Sir Rodney Frederick Stewart
When Rod Stewart got knighted late last year, he wore tartan plaid pants at his ceremony. He's been known to wear T-shirts saying "God Made the Scots #1" and having Scottish bagpipers start off his shows before he gets on the stage.
In the video for You Don't Know How It Feels Tom sings "let's get to the point. Let's roll another joint" but the word is reversed in the video to say "let's get to the point. Let's roll another tnoij" to avoid MTV's young crowd being exposed to words like.
At the 1994 MTV Music Video Awards when Tom won Best Male Video he joked that he didn't know what the last word in the verse of his song was?
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