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Rod Stewart: My Wealth Is Highly Overstated

Reportedly [lastfm]Rod Stewart[/lastfm] owns several companies, a football team, a couple of islands, and rivals Donald Trump in real estate ownership.  What’s the true story? 


Why Rod Stewart Never Wrote Anything Political

U2 and Bono have certainly written their share of political songs.  Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and a host of others too, but not Rod Stewart.  And he has a very simple answer as to why.   


Rod Stewart: Songwriter Or Singer?

[lastfm]Rod Stewart[/lastfm], our KOOL artist of the week has just released his 5th volume of The Great American Songbook, but he’s written quite a few songs himself.  Does he feel like he ever got his […]


Donna Summer Disses Disco Diva Description

Donna Summer has reconciled her disco diva days, it took her a while to get to that point.  During the late 70’s through the mid 80’s you could almost feel steam coming out of her […]


What Donna Summer Does To Take Care Of Her Voice

[lastfm]Donna Summer[/lastfm] is performing with The Phoenix Symphony this Saturday night and you may think her glory days are far behind her.  Before you do, consider this: within just the past year she’s continued to […]


Donna Summer Talks About Her Suicide Attempt

At the height of her fame, beautiful, talented mom Donna Summer almost took her own life.  If fate hadn’t stepped in……..  


John Lennon’s Last Interview On His Last Album

    We thought Double Fantasy would be a new beginning from Lennon, who hadn’t released an album in the previous 5 years.  He was making plans to tour in 1981 and was excited to […]


Why Did The Beatles Only Play The Royal Variety Show Once?

[lastfm]John Lennon[/lastfm] said [lastfm]The Beatles[/lastfm] didn’t want to play it the first time.   


Huey Lewis Didn’t Write All The Groups Hits – Any Regrets?

One of [lastfm]Huey Lewis and The News[/lastfm] biggest hits live didn’t hit the top 10 either.  And it’s my favorite of all their songs. 


Why Was Huey Lewis And The News First Hit Of 1984 Initially Banned On A Few Stations?

It raised more than a few eyebrows with its title alone.   Once you listened to the lyrics and figured out what the song was really about, most bans were lifted.