MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
PAT BOONE MOURNS FATS DOMINO
Pat Boone says Fats Domino would introduce his song ``Ain't That A Shame'' by pointing to his piano-shaped diamond ring and saying, ``Pat Boone bought me this ring with this song.''
Boone writes on Facebook he always credited Domino every time he did the song. Boone made his name early in his career covering songs by black musicians and ``Ain't That A Shame'' was Boone's first number-one hit. Boone says Domino was ``a legend, an original, and we both knew we were very instrumental in each other's success.''
Domino died Tuesday at the age of 89.
LITTLE RICHARD: FATS DOMINO WAS ``ONE OF THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS''
Little Richard calls Fats Domino ``one of my greatest inspirations.'' Richard says, ``God was tops, but earthly, Fats was it.'' Richard says Domino was ``one of the greatest entertainers that I've ever known.'' They were both in the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Domino died Tuesday at the age of 89.
BOB SEGER HAS SURGERY
Bob Seger's surgery for his vertebra ``couldn't have gone better,'' according to his doctors. Seger posts on social media he had surgery on Friday to address the medical issue that forced him to postpone his tour. Seger had announced three weeks ago the problem was ``urgent'' but he did not give details. Rescheduled dates have not yet been announced.
METALLICA, DAVE MATTHEWS, G-EAZY PLAN WILDFIRES BENEFIT CONCERT
Metallica bassist Kirk Hammett says the recent wildfires in northern California literally stopped at his front gate. He tells the San Francisco Chronicle some of his neighbours were not so lucky. Metallica, along with Dave Matthews and G-Eazy will do a benefit concert for victims of the fires on Nov. 11 in San Francisco's AT&T Park. G-Eazy says the Bay Area is forever his home, and ``it hurts to see so many people lose everything.'' The fires killed at least 40 people and caused one-billion dollars in damage.
TWIGGY RAMIREZ LEAVES MARILYN MANSON'S BAND
Marilyn Manson has ``decided to part ways'' with bassist Twiggy Ramirez. Manson simply says he will replace Ramirez for his upcoming tour and he wishes him well. Ramirez's former girlfriend, singer Jessicka Addams, recently wrote on Facebook Ramirez mentally and physically abused her as well as raped her.
Ramirez has not commented on the accusations or his parting with Manson.
LUKE COMBS: THE TRAPPINGS OF SUCCESS
Luke Combs dreamed of stardom, and now that's he's got it, he's nostalgic for those good ol' days as a nobody.
Combs says for a couple of years, he and his band travelled in a 15-passenger bus to gigs in college towns, trying to make names for themselves. He says back then, they couldn't wait to have enough money to travel in tour buses, and now that they can, he misses the van. Combs says it was a blast hanging with his boys, doing the ``us-against-the-world kind of thing.''
``MICHAEL JACKSON'S HALLOWEEN'' AIRS FRIDAY
Michael Jackson will star as the Man in the Moon in an animated Halloween special featuring his music. Also, he will appear as a mad-scientist cat, a bat and a dancing jack-o'-lantern.
Executive producer John Branca says Jackson loved Halloween and the special is ``just for fun.'' It's about two teenagers who go to a haunted mansion on Halloween, but it's not too scary for little kids to watch. ``Michael Jackson's Halloween'' airs Friday on C-B-S.
BOB DYLAN'S GUITAR IS FOR SALE
The guitar Bob Dylan played at George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh is for sale. Heritage Auctions estimates the 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar will sell for more than 300-thousand dollars during an auction November 11th in Dallas.
Dylan sold it in 1977 for $500 to Larry Cragg, his guitar repairman.
Cragg kept it in a humidity-controlled environment all this time.
Dylan also played the guitar during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour of the mid-1970s and at several other concerts.
(The Associated Press)