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Thursday February 20



MAY MANAGED HEALTH SCARE BY REMEMBERING HOW MERCURY LIVED

During a recent interview with UK’s The Sun, Queen guitarist Brian May said he navigated through his most recent health issues by thinking about how Freddie Mercury faced his impending death in 1991. The 66-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said, “In a healthy way, it’s good to be aware of your death – so that you can get your life in perspective. Freddie Mercury was very focused and had no time to waste, ever! He really did spend the short life he had doing what he wanted to do. It is important to look at every day as a gift.” May underwent a biopsy in December after doctors feared he might have prostate cancer, but he was given a clean bill of health.

Read more: Thursday February 20

Wednesday February 19



SPRINGSTEEN SWEETENS 10 ALBUMS FOR DIGITAL RELEASE

Ten albums from Bruce Springsteen’s canon of classics have been remastered for sale on iTunes. The collections in question include Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, Born to Run, Darkness On the Edge of Town, Born in the U.S.A., We Shall Overcome – The Seeger Sessions, Working On a Dream, The Promise, Wrecking Ball and High Hopes. All 10 records were remastered under the watchful eye of Bob Ludwig, who has worked on stellar albums by the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, among many others.

Read more: Wednesday February 19

Tuesday February 18



CROSBY CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION CAUSES CONCERT CANCELLATIONS

Multiple Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby has been forced to postpone seven upcoming California concerts after undergoing heart surgery last Friday. The singer had a 90 percent blockage in his left anterior coronary artery and immediately underwent a coronary catheterization in which two stents were inserted. Two shows in San Francisco have been pushed back to April 20 and 21, and the five-night stand planed at the Troubadour in Los Angeles has not yet been rebooked. He is expected to make a full recovery in time to join Stephen Stills and Graham Nash for a CS&N tour slated to get underway March 4 in Richmond, VA.

Read more: Tuesday February 18

Friday February 14



STRONG HINT DROPPED OF VAN HALEN WORKING ON NEW ALBUM

Rumors of Van Halen working on a follow-up to their 2012 album A Different Kind of Truth appear to be morphing into reality. In a recent interview, Mark Tremonti, whose band Tremonti boasts bassist Wolfgang Van Halen as one of its members, said work on his band’s next album has been temporarily shelved, explaining, “With Wolfgang in the band, he does a lot of work with Van Halen right now, they’re putting together a new album, so it’s going to be hard to get everybody’s schedule to line up.”

Read more: Friday February 14

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