MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
The Guess Who founding member Chad Allan is recovering in a British Columbia hospital after suffering a stroke.
Regenerator Records co-founder Larry Hennessey says the 74-year-old rock legend was admitted last Wednesday night accompanied by his wife, Christine.
Born Allan Kowbel, the Winnipeg native adopted the stage name Chad Allan and played key roles in the creation of both the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Allan formed his first band Al and the Silvertones while attending high school in Winnipeg in 1958.
As musicians including Randy Bachman joined the group, it took on several different monikers before adopting the Guess Who.
Their rendition of Johnny Kidd's ``Shakin All Over'' became a No.
1 hit in Canada in 1965. That same year, Burton Cummings joined the group, replacing keyboardist Bob Ashley, and Allan left the band shortly thereafter.
(The Canadian Press)
ZZ TOP - HOUSTON
Z-Z Top says Houston has been their home base for four decades and they stand alongside their neighbours after Hurricane Harvey hit. The group says in a statement they are encouraged by the local recovery efforts. They point out that long ago they recorded a song called ``Heaven, Hell or Houston.'' They say they're confident ``the first word will describe the title's third word and the middle will soon be overcome.''
BEYONCE - HOUSTON
Beyonce is stepping up to help her hometown of Houston. She tells The Houston Chronicle she's working with her charity and her pastor in Houston to help the people affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Beyonce says she remains ``in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help.'' She says she is implementing ``a plan to help as many as we can.''
COURT ORDER - LYNRYD SKYNYRD FILM
A judge has blocked the release of a movie about the 1977 plane crash that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant. U-S District Judge Robert Sweet ruled last week against the film ``Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.'' The film was based on the accounts of drummer Artimus Pyle.
Sweet ruled the film violated a ``blood oath'' taken by the surviving band members and Van Zant's widow promising not to exploit the band's name and history. A lawyer for Cleopatra Films says the ruling does not say specifically what the plaintiffs are owed and he plans to appeal.
THE KILLERS MEMBERS - WILL NOT TOUR
Even though The Killers promise they are ``the same four weirdos'' they've always been, they're only going to tour with two founding members. The band posted a handwritten memo saying guitarist Dave Keuning is sitting out the tour to spend time with his family, and bassist Mark Stoermer is taking a break to go to college. They also promise they will not be performing as a two-piece. The Killers' new album, ``Wonderful Wonderful,'' comes out September 22nd. Their tour begins Jan. 5th in Toronto.
TANTRIC SINGER - CHARGED
Singer Hugo Ferreira of Tantric is disputing charges that he sold used cars without a license. The Sentinel and Enterprise of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, reports Ferreira has been charged with multiple complaints, including forgery of motor vehicle documents. Ferreira says he sold three of his own cars that were stored on a lot owned by a properly licensed dealer. He says he's never sold any of the dealer cars or filled out paperwork for them. Ferreira missed a court date earlier this month.
He says the date was set even though court officials knew he'd be out on tour with his band.
HINDER - COURT
Hinder is suing former singer Austin Winkler for using their name to promote his solo career. The members of Hinder filed a lawsuit in federal court in Oklahoma City saying the band and Winkler agreed he can bill himself as ``Austin Winkler, formerly of Hinder.'' Their lawsuit says his tour last year suggested he was performing as Hinder. Winkler's representative did not respond to requests for comment. Winkler left the band for personal reasons in 2013.
BACKSTREET BOYS - FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys says it made complete sense for them to collaborate with Florida Georgia Line. He says the Backstreet Boys have always listened to a diverse mix of music. Nick Carter says the F-G-L fans help, too. He says they've been so open to Backstreet Boys music. F-G-L's Brian Kelley says he and Tyler Hubbard have had to step up their game since they started touring with the Backstreet Boys. He says the Backstreet Boys have become brothers, mentors _ and dance coaches. Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line will sing each other's hits on tonight's episode of ``C-M-T Crossroads.''
SELENA GOMEZ'S INSTAGRAM HACKED
The nude pictures of Justin Bieber are gone from Selena Gomez's Instagram account and she's back in control of it.
Hackers briefly posted pictures Monday of paparazzi photos of Bieber swimming naked in a pool while on vacation in 2015. Gomez and Bieber dated off and on for years until they broke up in 2015. The account was taken offline briefly.
ZAC BROWN - VOICES TV PROFILE
Zac Brown will narrate a T-V special about Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. ``On A Mission: Atlanta Rising'' airs Saturday afternoon on N-B-C. Brown, who is a Georgia native, knows Blank because he supports Brown's charity Camp Southern Ground.
(The Associated Press)