Sal Piro, who played a pivotal role in creating the audience participation routines that turned The Rocky Horror Picture Show into a multi-decade, world-wide phenomenon, died at his home in New York City Jan 21.
Sal Piro, who played a pivotal role in creating the audience participation routines that turned The Rocky Horror Picture Show into a multi-decade, world-wide phenomenon, died at his home in New York City Jan 21.
The late rock legend David Crosby reveled that he shared a very special relationship with Drew Barrymore in an interview that recently resurfaced following his death at 81.The Crosby, Stills and Nash band member passed away on January 18 following a long battle with an undisclosed illness.Now that he's gone, people are remembering the kindness exhibited by The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, including the help he and his wife, Jan Dance, showed to the ET actress, 47, during a vulnerable time in her life. Special relationship: Rocker David Crosby shared a very special relationship with Drew Barrymore. In a newly resurfaced interview the rocker explained how he and his wife helped Drew Barrymore with addiction recovery as a teenIn a June 2021 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the Teach Your Children singer shared how Drew lived with him and his wife for two months while recovering from addiction. 'We knew her because we were in recovery at that time.
Neil Young, whose friendship with David Crosby was as turbulent as their harmonies were blissful, paid an emotional tribute to late singer today, calling his former bandmate “a very supportive friend in my early life.”
David Crosby has died, aged 81, after a long illness.The musician’s family said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that, after a long illness, our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django.
Melissa Etheridge paid tribute to David Crosby following news of his death Thursday at the age of 81, thanking him for 'the gift of family' he gave her and her former partner Julie Cypher as a sperm donor for their two children, daughter Bailey and late son Beckett.'I am grieving the loss of my friend, and Bailey’s and Beckett’s biological father, David,' the singer-songwriter, 61, said on Instagram. 'He gave me the gift of family.
Iconic musician David Crosby has died at the age of 81, DailyMail.com has confirmed.The member of the band the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash died Thursday 'after a long illness,' his wife Jan Dance told Variety. 'It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,' she said in the statement. 'He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django.
Legendary Crosby, Stills & Nash cofounder David Crosby had died. He was 81.
diedIn a statement his wife said: “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away.“He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django.“Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.“His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music,” she continued.“Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly.“At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss.Thank you for the love and prayers,” the statement to Variety concluded.Crosby set down the template for ’60s L.A.
Graham Nash, whose voice melded perfectly with those of David Crosby and Stephen Stills in one of the best folk-rock trios of their era, remembered his late bandmate Crosby today.
David Crosby, the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who sang for The Byrds before co-founding a supergroup with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash — later adding Neil Young — has died. He was 81. His wife Jan announced the news today.
EXCLUSIVE: More than three years ago, when writer-director Cameron Crowe appeared with David Crosby on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – the duo were plugging their documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name – Crowe made a casual pledge to his old Almost Famous actor Fallon that when the then-developing musical adaptation of the film makes it to Broadway, Fallon has an open invitation to reprise his role as harried (and hairy) band manager Dennie Hope.
Roy Trakin There’s a famous photograph by Henry Diltz of Joni Mitchell playing guitar in Mama Cass Elliot’s Laurel Canyon backyard, with David Crosby holding up a joint in back and Eric Clapton sitting cross-legged watching transfixed. There, in the foreground, is Cass’ nine-month-old daughter Owen, teething on a film canister. “I often wonder what I was thinking,” says the now-55-year-old mother of two kids in their 20s, who lives in Encino with her husband of 31 years. “Clearly, I was thinking about that film canister. It was all pretty surreal, pretty cool.” Owen Elliot-Kugell, the only child of Mama Cass of the Mamas & the Papas, the seminal co-ed group that came to define the sound of 1960s hippie culture, has for years spearheaded the campaign to get her mother a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will finally take place on Monday, Oct. 3 on a stretch of Hollywood Blvd. between Sycamore and LaBrea alongside the stars of Sidney Poitier and Tyne Daly, with the likes of bandmate Michelle Phillips and good friend John Sebastian on hand to mark the occasion.
Jem Aswad Senior Music Editor Anyone who clicked on this article knows that the Byrds are one of the greatest and most influential rock groups of all time: They weren’t only influenced by the Beatles, they influenced them; they showed the world that Bob Dylan songs could rock; and via their own songs like “Eight Miles High,” “So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star,” “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “Time Between,” they paved the way for countless artists that followed, from jangle-pop to psychedelia to country rock. Well, fans are getting the Byrds history they’ve always dreamed of with BMG Books’ stunning “The Byrds: 1964-67” — out Sept. 20 — which is a comprehensive oral history and a gorgeous coffee-table photo book all in one: The editors basically licensed virtually every known photo of the group from the era, sat down with surviving founding members Roger McGuinn, David Crosby and Chris Hillman and got them to share their memories of the moments, the band, the era, each other and lots more. (The book follows the group as it gradually goes from a quintet to a quartet to a trio, and leaves off before Gram Parsons’ arrival in 1968, which launched a whole new chapter of the Byrds.)
responded.In February, Crosby performed live for the first time since 2019 after he surprised fans at the end of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s set in Santa Barbara, Calif.Crosby, much to the delight of eager fans, performed the hit 1970 track “Ohio” with vocal help from Shawn Colvin.“Was soooooooooo goooood to play with people who love it,” Crosby tweeted after the gig.I think I’m too old to tour any more ….sadly https://t.co/1y6dFscymL“Haven’t played live for a long time … Jason and that band swing so hard … then he is just sitting there alone singing ‘Cover Me Up’ and we’re crying.”It comes as Crosby rejoined Spotify last month after a five-month protest of controversial podcaster Joe Rogan.The folk rocker pulled his library of songs off of the streaming platform in solidarity with ex-band member Neil Young.Young, the Canadian-American grunge rocker, removed his catalog from Spotify earlier this year after the Sweden-based streaming company refused his demand to fire Rogan over alleged “disinformation” related to COVID-19 vaccines.“They can have Rogan or Young.
David Crosby fans hoping to catch him on tour soon will be disappointed to know that the iconic songwriter, aged 80 for a few weeks more, has ruled out the possibility.The former Byrds legend – who will turn 81 on August 14 – confirmed as much on Twitter overnight, responding to a fan who’d suggested he announce a new run of tour dates in the near future. “I think I’m too old to tour any more… sadly,” he wrote.I think I’m too old to tour any more ….sadly https://t.co/1y6dFscymL— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) August 2, 2022Crosby’s last full touring cycle took place in 2019, with a sprawling run of shows across North America running from May into September. The last of those dates – September 17, 2019 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado – remains his most recent public performance.
The Sun said the late night host and his wife, Julia, were riding rented bikes in central London when a man cut in front of James, sending him "flying." James, the report said, narrowly missed morning traffic while dodging the unaware rider. "Corden was fuming," a onlooker said. "This young cyclist just darted across the road and sent him flying. It must have really taken him by surprise."Although he was forced to dump his bike onto busy Regent Street at 10 a.m., James thankfully avoided injury. "He had no cuts or bruises but it must have hurt," the source said, adding that the fellow cyclist merely said "sorry." On July 18, The Sun published video purportedly taken just moments after the crash.
wrote.“How to be a d–k in one easy lesson, by David Crosby,” another added.“Well, they say life imitates art, but this portrait of David Crosby is much more visually appealing and likeable than the actual guy,” one joked.“Our Flag Means Death” actor Damien Gerard added to the conversation, tweeting that Crosby had a “s–tty attitude” and told fans not to “let a decrepit voice like his stop you from sharing your authentic selves.”Even Lynda Carter got involved, saying, “Life is too short to be mean to strangers online. Go outside and look at some trees.”“Why crush somebody when you can just say nothing? Especially a fan,” one person wrote.
David Crosby has been called an “unkind schmuck” for criticising a fan’s caricature depiction of him.The founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash was blunt in his response to fan DJB Sackett, who had shared his work with Crosby as a “thank you for the music”.Crosby responded to Sackett’s tweet, which shows the artwork in question. “That is the weirdest painting of me I have ever seen.
https://t.co/3USbW4Qt7aSocial media was stunned at David's sharp comments in regard to the portrait. After one person questioned why David would be so critical, the 80-year-old said, "I just didn't think it was any good … but I should not have dropped the 'don't quit your day job' on him … that was just being pissy … which I sometimes am … usually I'm fairly thoughtful."One person said David likely hurt the fan's feeling, to which the "For What It's Worth" singer shot back, "If I don't like it I don't like it." A fan said David was "tactless and unkind." He wrote back, "Does it mean I have to pretend to like art that I think isn't any good?"As he continued to give his less-than-enthusiastic responses to the art, a handful of fans appreciated the honesty.The artist who did the portrait didn't detail if he was hurt over David's criticism, but he did make reference to the response. "After yesterday's somewhat lively discussion on subjectivity in art appreciation, I'd just like to say thank you to the all the new followers and those who took the time to leave comments.
David Crosby doesn’t mince words, even with fans.
months-long boycott of the platform over concerns regarding misinformation being shared on Joe Rogan's podcast.Per , the trio will donate proceeds from streams of their music to COVID-19 charities for at least a month.Though the band split in 2015, they reunited in February, to issue a joint statement in support of their former bandmate, Neil Young, who made the decision to remove his music from the streamer in January, giving Spotify an ultimatum to choose either Young's music or Rogan's podcast — which is exclusively available on the streamer.In their statement, Crosby, Stills and Nash shared their concerns over having their catalog of music on the same streaming platform as the «dangerous disinformation» being shared by Rogan on his podcast.«We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences.
MixMag).The increase in rates, which amounts to 44 percent, follows a long battle with streaming platforms like Amazon Music, Spotify and YouTube.The percentage of label revenue (the TCC rate) has also been capped, meaning publishers will only be able to receive a limited royalty rate.The president of The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), David Israelite said in a statement: “Today the court reaffirmed the headline rate increase we earned four long years ago, confirming that songwriters need and deserve a significant raise from the digital streaming services who profit from their work.“We will fight to increase the TCC, or percentage of label revenue, which amounts to an insurance policy for songwriters, in the next CRB and will also fight for stronger terms regarding bundles.”Artists will receive the backdated rates, although this could be months away according to Bart Herbison of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). He said it is “still unknown when songwriters will receive their payments”.He added: “The bad news is that the definition of “bundled services” and of total content costs, one of the streaming rate tiers, were not what we wished.
Crosby, Stills and Nash apparently aren’t giving us just a song before they go. That’s because they’ve decided to return to Spotify, ending a boycott of the streamer that began in February in protest of podcaster Joe Rogan’s content.
After having their music removed from Spotify earlier this year, Crosby, Stills & Nash are back on the streaming service.
Todd Spangler NY Digital EditorSix months after the members of Crosby, Stills & Nash asked Spotify to pull their music from the streaming service, the folk-rock group’s songs have returned to the platform as of Saturday.The trio in February had joined a protest by former bandmate Neil Young, who demanded that his music be removed from Spotify because of the company’s distribution deal with popular podcaster Joe Rogan, who was accused of spreading false information regarding COVID-19 and vaccines on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”On Saturday, in reply to a Twitter user who asked Crosby why his music was back on Spotify, the musician said, “I don’t own it now and the people who do are in business to make money.” I don’t own it now and the people who do are in business to make money https://t.co/TwyI2z2y1w— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) July 2, 2022In March 2021, Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artist Group acquired Crosby’s catalog, which included his publishing and recorded music rights, including his solo work, as well as his work with the Byrds; Crosby & Nash; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.Crosby, Stills & Nash in February statement had said, “We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast. While we always value alternate points of view, knowingly spreading disinformation during this global pandemic has deadly consequences.
The stars are celebrating the legendary Beach Boys songwriter’s birthday.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett says he believes the band warned people that streaming services “wouldn’t work” as a new form of business.“We warned everyone that this was gonna happen,” Hammett told Classic Rock in a new interview. “We warned everyone that the music industry was gonna lose 80 percent of its net worth, power and influence.
David Crosby’s touring days are behind him.
again.The hugely popular, and hugely controversial, podcast host is threatening to quit the music streaming giant, leaving their $200 million deal on the table. During a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Podcast,” the former mixed martial arts commentator got into a conversation with MMA fighter Josh Barnett about the cutthroat podcast industry ring.“I will quit.
Spotify has revealed that it paid $7billion (£5.3billion) to artists last year.The news was published via its Loud And Clear website, which aims to “increase transparency” around payments.The streaming giant said that 56,200 musicians received more than $10,000 (£7,500) from Spotify last year and 130 of these were paid more than $5m (£3.8m).However, the figures shared don’t include the final figure the artist receives once labels and publishers have taken their share, which means the money they receive is often much lower. Songwriters and session musicians receive even less.The service has come under fire previously for its low artist payments, with the likes of David Byrne, producer Tony Visconti and David Crosby all criticising the platform recently.Visconti described the streaming service as “disgusting” over its low payments to artists.
Tony Visconti has shared his views on Spotify, criticising the streaming service as “disgusting” over its low payments to artists.Visconti, best known for his lifelong work with David Bowie, was asked by The Independent about a tweet in January in which he asked followers to help him delete his Spotify account.It came during backlash around podcaster Joe Rogan, whose show on the platform was criticised for sharing misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine, and which led to artists including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell removing their music.Visconti clarified that he did not eventually delete his account. “I thought about it, but I use Spotify as a tool,” he said.
David Crosby has offered young creatives a stark message, saying “don’t become a musician”.In a new interview with Stereogum, Crosby was asked what message he would give to new musical creatives. He replied: “Don’t become a musician.”The reason he gave was largely due to streaming royalties.He continued: “I don’t like Spotify. I don’t like any of the streamers, because they don’t pay us properly.
David Crosby has called Joe Rogan “not real impressive” amid detailing in a new interview his reasons for pulling all his music off of Spotify.Earlier this month, the member of the disbanded folk supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash (which when completed by Neil Young were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) joined his former bandmates in support of Young’s demand that his music be erased from Spotify.Young took particular aim at controversial podcaster Joe Rogan – a prominent skeptic of the COVID vaccine who has a $100million exclusivity contract with Spotify – pointing out widespread misinformation shared through his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience.“We support Neil and we agree with him that there is dangerous disinformation being aired on Spotify’s Joe Rogan podcast,” Crosby, who also performs solo, said along with the group in a joint statement via his social media.pic.twitter.com/yyhHTQi7fm— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) February 2, 2022Now, in an interview with Stereogum, Crosby has expanded on his decision to shun Spotify and remove his music from the platform. He also made it clear that he takes issue with all streaming services – not just Spotify, with which Rogan has the lucrative content deal.“Here’s how I feel about it.
Spotify may have paid at least $200million for the exclusive rights to Joe Rogan’s podcast, double the figure that was previously reported.The streaming giant secured an exclusive license to host The Joe Rogan Experience in May 2020, when it was widely reported the controversial podcast host had been paid over $100million as part of the deal.However, “two people familiar with the details of the transaction” have since claimed to The New York Times that the three-and-a-half-year deal was actually worth twice what was initially believed: at least $200million. Spotify has yet to publicly comment on this report.The Times points out Spotify had previously purchased whole content companies – podcast network Gimlet Media and digital media brand The Ringer – both for slightly less than $200million each.In recent weeks, Spotify has come under fire for hosting The Joe Rogan Experience, its biggest podcast in the US and many other countries, with an estimated per-episode listenership of around 11million people.Last month, Neil Young requested the platform pull his catalogue, citing “false information about vaccines” being spread on the platform and specifically targeting Rogan’s podcast.
Spotify and FC Barcelona are reportedly close to agreeing a sponsorship deal, according to a radio station based in the Spanish city.The football club announced back in September that it has debts of more than £1billion, and they are said to now be in talks with the streaming service over a £237million deal.The purported three-year deal would see Spotify’s name appear on the shirts of both the men’s and women’s teams, and their training kits. It would also be prefixed to the football giant’s stadium name, which would then be known as the Spotify Nou Camp.As well as reports from the radio station RACI (via The Times), a Catalan journalist has also shared a photo online of executives from Spotify meeting with Juli Guiu, FC Barcelona’s vice president of marketing, at the stadium.If the deal is closed successfully, it could make for some positive news for the streaming platform, which has been embroiled in controversy recently surrounding its exclusive The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.Rogan was called out for spreading “misinformation” about the COVID-19 vaccine on the show, while clips later resurfaced online of him using racial slurs and making racist comments on the programme.
Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler has penned an op-ed piece in which he discusses the issues surrounding Spotify and its current situation with Joe Rogan.In January, hundreds of scientists and medical professionals asked Spotify to address COVID-19 misinformation on its platform, sparked by comments made on The Joe Rogan Experience. The 270-plus members of the science and medical community signed an open letter, which called Rogan’s actions “not only objectionable and offensive but also medically and culturally dangerous”.Following the publishing of that letter, Neil Young demanded his music be “immediately” removed from the platform, with many high-profile artists like Joni Mitchell, David Crosby and Graham Nash following suit.Since then, a consumer poll from Forrester Research has found that 19 per cent of the streaming service’s customers have since cancelled their subscriptions, or plan to in the near future.
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