Archive for December 23rd, 2012

Jimmy McCracklin, R&B Singer and Songwriter, Dead at 91

December 23rd, 2012
R&B singer and songwriter Jimmy McCracklin died on Thursday in San Pablo California at the age of 91 the New York Times reports  McCracklin was best known for his 1958 dance hit "The Walk" which he recorded for Checker Records with his band the Blues Blasters After McCracklin performed the song...

Rihanna Donates $1.75 Million to Barbados Hospital

December 23rd, 2012
Rihanna has donated $175 million dollars to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown Babados USA Today reports The funds donated in the memory of Rihanna's late grandmother Clara "Dolly" Braithwaite through Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation were used to purchase equipment for the hospital's radiotherapy department  The singer visited the hospital with her mother...

Frank Ocean Releases Axed ‘Django Unchained’ Track, ‘Wise Man’

December 23rd, 2012
Quentin Tarantino cut Frank Ocean from the Django Unchained soundtrack but the singer made the track he wrote and recorded for the film available through his Tumblr site on Saturday  Movie Review 'Django Unchained' "Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way there just wasn't a...

Ministry Guitarist Mike Scaccia Dies After Onstage Collapse

December 23rd, 2012
Mike Scaccia the guitarist for Ministry and Rigor Mortis died on Saturday night at the age of 47 Scaccia was performing onstage at the Rail Club in Fort Worth Texas as part of a 50th birthday celebration for Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt when he collapsed Shortly afterwards he was...