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ARETHA FRANKLIN: The Queen of Soul Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, whose peerless singing and regal bearing earned her the name the Queen of Soul, died today (Thursday) at age 76. The second most prolific female winner in the history of the Grammy Awards underwent surgery in 2010, reportedly for pancreatic cancer, but then returned to action and made a number of public appearances in which the often obese diva seemed ... Read More »

Carpool Karaoke with Sir Paul: The Sequel!!

After their original pairing, we’re very excited to see the Prime Time special! Paul McCartney showed off his hometown of Liverpool to James Corden, so The Late Late Show host returned the favor by showing off…his offices? The clip, which aired on Corden’s show Tuesday night, promotes the Carpool Karaoke special with McCartney that airs on CBS Monday night at 10:00 ... Read More »

Where Has Steve Perry Been?

If you hang out a lot online, you already may know the answer to that question. It seems as if the only time we’re assured of a sighting of the former Journey frontman is at a San Francisco Giants game. One has to wonder if the vocalist was missing his craft as much as we were his voice. Then, as ... Read More »

Praying for Aretha Franklin

Very sad news to report this morning:  ARETHA FRANKLIN’s family says she’s “gravely ill” and, quote, “asking for your prayers at this time.”  They didn’t give any more details.  CNN says she’s in hospice care.     Aretha is 76, and she had surgery for pancreatic cancer in December of 2010.  But she kept performing until her doctors advised her ... Read More »