Eric Clapton wrote in the program for his 70th birthday concerts last year, “I swear this is it, no more.” He’s breaking that promise. Clapton will perform two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and two at the Los Angeles Forum in March.
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Caitlyn Jenner has picked a name for her upcoming memoir: “The Secrets of My Life.” Which begs my question: Are there any more? The book is scheduled for April 17. It will trace Jenner’s life from childhood and the years Jenner was Olympic superstar Bruce Jenner through multiple marriages and children and transition to Caitlyn. Jenner came out as a trans woman in 2015.
A 10-year-old Philadelphia drummer is getting high praise for his cover of a Metallica song – even from the band who featured it on their Instagram page over the weekend. Daniel Krilov has been playing drums for only two years…he’s a School of Rock Philadelphia student, and posted a one-minute recording of himself drumming to his favourite song, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” to his own page on the social media site last week. Metallica reposted the video shortly after with the comment…”Nice work dude!”
And last but not least – The Queen of Soul – Aretha – has created a controversy with her performance (some may call it a marathon performance) of the American National Anthem at a Vikings, Lions game Thursday. People either loved it or hated it. Girl stretched things out. A lot. Here are some of the tweets that were sent out during and after
– an ESPN staffer tweeted: Aretha Franklin is pretty far up at the top of the list of folks who can take however long they want with the national anthem.
But then this:
Bad news: Football is cancelled
Good news: 13-hour Aretha Franklin concert. Leave it on through dinner. Everybody will love it.
And this from a Pittsburgh starting pitcher Jameson Taillon
Thankful Aretha Franklin doesn’t sing the Anthem when I pitch, pretty sure I would have to go back to the pen and warm back up #pipesthough