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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? 

10/22/2010

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.   

10/20/2010

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 […]

10/19/2010

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 […]

10/14/2010

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 […]

10/12/2010

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……..  

10/11/2010

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 […]

10/08/2010

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.   

10/04/2010

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. 

10/01/2010

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.

09/30/2010

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