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‘Thriller’ Songwriter Rod Temperton Passes Away at 66

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Though you may not recognize his name, Rod Temperton is one of the best songwriters at the forefront of pop. Now that he has passed away at the age of 66, people are reminiscing about his best works, including Michael Jackson‘s hit “Thriller.” Jon Platt, chairman of publisher Warner/Chappell, stated that Temperton died from “a brief aggressive battle with cancer.” ...

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Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows over Health Scare, but Illness Can’t Keep the Queen Down

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Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has been a powerhouse performer for decades, but unfortunately even the Queen needs to take a break once in a while. Franklin announced in a press release that she would be taking some time away from performing. The 74-year-old singer revealed that she had to cancel shows due to doctors’ orders, but she hasn’t ...

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Rebel Soul: Kid Rock Tells Confederate Flag Protestors to ‘Kiss My…’

BandRumors wants to know what you think of Kid Rock “appropriating” the Confederate Flag? Heinous crime or a case of the PC police going too far? We’ve already learned this year that anyone cane “identify” with another group so it wrong for Kid Rock to identify with “Southern Pride?” Just because the Confederate flag has been removed from the South ...

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