PINK CADILLACS WANTED FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN’S FUNERAL
DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin’s funeral is going to be for friends and family only -- unless you have a pink Cadillac. Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple is calling on pink Cadillac owners to line up before Friday’s funeral to make a “Freeway of Love” in Franklin’s memory. Each driver and one guest will be admitted to the funeral. It’s expected to be a five-hour event, featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, Fantasia, Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams and Shirley Caesar.
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VINNIE PAUL’S DEATH CAUSED BY HEART ISSUES
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners in Nevada say Vinnie Paul of Pantera died of heart problems. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg says an enlarged heart and coronary artery disease contributed to Paul’s death in June at his home in Las Vegas.
DICKEY BETTS RECOVERS FROM STROKE
UNDATED (AP) — Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is taking time off from touring because of a mild stroke. His management says in a statement Betts has postponed three concert dates this week to recuperate. His doctors say he will be well enough to perform after three to five weeks of rest. His next scheduled concert is Nov. 1 in Augusta, Georgia.
MADISON BEER INSPIRES STRENGTH WITH “HOME WITH YOU”
CHICAGO (AP) — Madison Beer hopes her song “Home With You” gives women the words to say no. Beer says music can build confidence and a woman can say, “In the words of Madison Beer, I’m not going home with you.” With a message that strong, some people think twice about even talking to Beer. She calls that a mistake. She says she loves making new friends and in real life, she’s “bouncing-off-the-walls crazy.”
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KENNEY JONES WRITES AUTOBIOGRAPHY
NEW YORK (AP) — Drummer Kenney Jones of The Who will tell his life story. His book, “Let the Good Times Roll: My Life in Small Faces, Faces, and The Who,” comes out Sept. 25. He will discuss his life as a “ragamuffin” in East London who struggled with dyslexia, tell his rock-and-roll stories and give insight into having to replace Keith Moon.
GARTH BROOKS’ NOTRE DAME CONCERT SET FOR OCT. 20
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Garth Brooks will hold the first-ever music concert at the University of Notre Dame football stadium on Oct. 20. Brooks announced the concert in July but the date was not decided until the football team finalized its season schedule.
By Margie Szaroleta