Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 11-17September 6, 2022 GMT
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 11-17:
Sept. 11: Actor Earl Holliman is 94. Comedian Tom Dreesen is 83. Movie director Brian De Palma is 82. Actor Lola Falana is 80. Drummer Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is 79.
Planet Drum unites global percussionists in common rhythmAugust 11, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Grammy-winning group of the world’s top percussionists has reunited after 15 years on a new record that aims to bring the world together in rhythm and dance.
Planet Drum’s new record “In The Groove,” out now, features drummers from very different backgrounds and musical cultures collaborating using technology to adapt their acoustic instruments into new sonic forms.
John Mayer finds renewed desire to perform as a headlinerMarch 18, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When John Mayer toured with the Dead & Company band, he lost some motivation to solely perform his songs as a concert tour headliner.
Mayer grew more satisfied with blending in than standing out.
Rhiannon Giddens, Lumineers join ‘Event for the Environment’November 9, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 musical artists will perform next month as part of an online fundraiser for the environment that will be shown on YouTube.
Black Pumas, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, the Lumineers, Rhiannon Giddens, Cat Stevens, Taj Mahal and Rosanne Cash are among the musicians that have signed on for “Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment,” organizers said on Tuesday.
Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead’s poetic lyricist, dead at 78September 25, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78...
Dead and Company announce June concerts at the GorgeNovember 29, 2018 GMT
Just a few months after the band played the Gorge Amphitheatre in June, Dead and Company, featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, has already announced a return trip.
John Mayer leaves hospitalDecember 9, 2017 GMT
John Mayer is back home following his hospitalisation this week.
The 40-year-old musician was rushed to hospital in New Orleans earlier this week after suffering from acute appendicitis - which is is an inflammation of the appendix, caused by a blockage in the hollow portion of the tube - resulting in him undergoing an emergency appendectomy to remove the body part.