HUGH HEFNER PASSES ON.

HUGH HEFNERHugh Marston Hefner was an American magazine publisher, editor, businessman, and playboy. He was best known as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, which he founded in 1953.FOR THE MULTI GENERATION PLAYBOY HERO LIFE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN GOOD BAD STRANGE AND MYTHICAL .DONT TAKE THE GRAPHIC RENDITION OF OLD HEPH THE WRONG WAY .I PURPOSELY DID THIS BECAUSE I RECOGNIZED MR HEFNER FOR THE DEVIL OF A LADIES MAN HE WAS .ONE DEVIL OF A BUSINESS MAN .EVEN IF MY INTENTIONS HAD BEEN TO INSINUATE THE BUNNY GOD ENDED UP IN THE INFERNO IT WOULD BE CANCELLED OUT BY THE FACT HE EXPERIANCED HEAVEN ON EARTH .SO WITH ALL DUE RESPECT MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND ADMIRATION FOR THE DEVILISH PLAYBOY MASTERMIND  HIMSELF MR HUGH HEFNER .

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died today (Jan. 18). He was 67.

 

The band posted a statement on its Facebook page, listing “complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia” as the causes of death. Frey had disclosed the problems back in November, when the band were forced to pull out of attending the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony because he required major surgery

Born on Nov. 6, 1948, Frey began playing in bands in his native Detroit in the mid-’60s. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Los Angeles in the late-’60s, when he met J.D. Souther and Jackson Browne. When Souther’s then-girlfriend, Linda Ronstadt, needed a new backup band, she hired Frey, drummer Don Henley, bassist Randy Meisner and guitarist Bernie Leadon. The chemistry was so good that, after their 1971 tour, the four of them broke out from under Ronstadt and called themselves the Eagles.

The band were successful from the get-go. Their first single, the Frey-Browne co-write “Take It Easy,” reached No. 12 and set the template for the band mix of country-rock with pitch-perfect harmonies. Frey’s smooth vocals contrasted perfectly with Henley’s rasp, giving them the same blend that made the Beatles so successful.

 

 

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Natalie Cole has died at age 65

88Chart-topping R&B singer Natalie Cole, who followed her legendary father into the music business with hits like “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and “Unforgettable,” died at age 65.

“Natalie Cole, sister beloved & of substance and sound. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted the Rev. Jesse Jackson on New Year’s Day.

Natalie Cole has died at age 65.LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

Natalie Cole has died at age 65.

Cole, who had struggled with a variety of health issues in recent years, died Thursday night, according to publicist Maureen O’Connor. The cause of death was reportedly congestive heart failure.

A physically weakened Cole, winner of nine Grammy Awards, was forced to cancel a string of concert performances over the last three months after a recurrence of hepatitis C linked to her earlier drug abuse.

THE APOLLO THEATER’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY DRAWS BIG NAMES LIKE GLADYS KNIGHT, NATALIE COLE, JOSS STONE AND SAVION GLOVER

The daughter of music icon Nat (King) Cole scored a huge 1991 hit with “Unforgettable” — a virtual duet with her late father. Natalie was just 15 when her father died in 1965, a decade before his daughter launched her own solo recording career.

The album “Unforgettable … With Love” spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and won six Grammy Awards.

But her career exploded with her 1975 debut album that included the massive hit single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and a pair of Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Performance.

inside chapos ecape tunnel

Infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who daringly escaped prison on July 11, utilized a tunnel leading from the only “supermax” maximum-security prison in Mexico, where he’d been held. At least that’s the explanation Mexican authorities have given as to how the leader of the Sinaloa cartel escaped prison for the second time.

In the aftermath of the escape, VICE News went to Almoloya de Juarez to inspect the exit of the tunnel that “El Chapo” allegedly used, and spoke with an activist and former inmate of Altiplano prison who claims to have discovered flaws in the authorities’ version of events.

In Photos: Take a Tour of the Tunnel ‘Chapo’ Guzman Used to Escape in Mexico – http://bit.ly/1CTEMdK

Mexico Releases Footage of ‘Chapo’ Escape, But Will Public Believe It? – http://bit.ly/1SF2tIP

‘Chapo’ Prison Break Shows Just How Weak Mexico’s Government Really Is – http://bit.ly/1HVTkXf

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R&B Singer Johnny Kemp of ‘Just Got Paid’ Fame Dies.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song “Just Got Paid,” has died in Jamaica. He was 55.

Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It had not yet been determined how he died.

Police said Kemp arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship but added that they did not have further details.

Bahamas R&B Singer Johnny Kemp of ‘Just Got Paid’ Fame Dies

Reach Media Inc. said Kemp had been scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week, but the U.S.-based parent company of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” said it did not have further details.

Kemp was nominated in 1989 for a Grammy Award for “Just Got Paid” in a category that included Bobby Brown and Luther Vandross. The song was a No. 1 hit on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

Kemp appeared on a 2007 Keith Sweat DVD called “Sweat Hotel Live” and had been performing at musical events across the U.S. in recent years.

SPECIAL REPORT .Pirate Bay knocked offline worldwide following police raid

Pirate Bay knocked offline worldwide following police raid

Police in Sweden have raided The Pirate Bay, seizing servers, computers and other office equipment, citing violations of copyright law.

Peer-to-peer file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been knocked offline worldwide in the wake of a police raid on the company’s Stockholm, Sweden premises, and the subsequent seizure of servers and other equipment.

“There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” said police national coordinator for IP enforcement Paul Pintér in a statement, according to TorrentFreak.

The raid was also confirmed by prosecutor Fredrik Ingland, who works on file-sharing cases and who, according to Metro Sweden, initiated the raid.

“Several servers and computers were seized, but I don’t want to say exactly how many,” he told TT News Agency. “I can’t say exactly what the crime is yet.”

Peer-to-peer file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been knocked offline worldwide in the wake of a police raid on the company’s Stockholm, Sweden premises, and the subsequent seizure of servers and other equipment.

“There has been a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm. This is in connection with violations of copyright law,” said police national coordinator for IP enforcement Paul Pintér in a statement, according to TorrentFreak.

The raid was also confirmed by prosecutor Fredrik Ingland, who works on file-sharing cases and who, according to Metro Sweden, initiated the raid.

“Several servers and computers were seized, but I don’t want to say exactly how many,” he told TT News Agency. “I can’t say exactly what the crime is yet.”

Chief keef dropped from interscope AND NOW drops new music

Since Chief Keef signed with Interscope in Summer 2012, he’s given them his debut album, Finally Rich, and… not much else. Since dropping that project in Decemeber 2012, Keef has not only failed to put out a follow-up, but his already-lengthy rap sheet has gotten longer — and now Interscope has reportedly dropped him from their roster. AllHipHop says they have info from an unnamed source inside Interscope, and write, “Interscope began to ‘subtly disassociate’ itself from the 19-year-old rapper after he had a series of legal cases sprout up in 2013 and 2014.” Adding that Keef’s been “quietly dropped,” the source says “Keef and his people tried to keep the label accountable (once Keef moved to Los Angeles) but Interscope didn’t seem interested in dropping a new album. Keef’s team tried to have formal meetings but nothing moved.” Stay tuned for official confirmation, and expect Keef’s new output (which has already been pretty weird) to keep getting weirder.chief keef by bishop deville

Wiz Khalifa – The Rain (Explicit)