Big 95 Music News: Eagles, Prince

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EAGLES:  Glenn Frey's widow files suit

Glenn Frey's widow has filed a wrongful death suit against one of his doctors and the hospital where the Eagles singer-guitarist died.

Cindy Frey accuses Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and Doctor Steven Itzkowitz of negligence for failing to properly treat Glenn’s ulcerative colitis. The suit also alleges the hospital mistreated an infection and didn't advise them on the risks and side effects from his treatment.

According to court documents, "Glenn Frey was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled."

Thursday is the second anniversary of Frey's death -- and the expiration of New York state's two-year limit for such suits. The complaint seeks unspecified damages. (Reuters)

PRINCE:  On stage--sort of

Prince will be the next resident of Rock and Roll Heaven to fuel a show combining vintage video and audio with live musicians and backup singers.

The hybrid production Prince: Live on the Big Screen will be staged for the first time on April 21st as part of the Twin Cities tribute weekend Celebration 2018.

The show is set for the Target Center in Minneapolis on April 21st. 

PETER ASHER:  Delighted with Linda Rondstadt's honor

Peter Asher is "utterly delighted by the news" of Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel  being added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The producer who turned Ronstadt into rock's leading lady of the mid- and late-1970s tells us, "I welcome this recognition on behalf of everyone who helped make this album – the indefatigable and brilliant recording engineers, the extraordinarily creative musicians and so on – and above all of course on behalf of Linda herself, one of the very finest singers with whom it has ever been my privilege to work."

Asher, who has been ramping up his performing career in recent years, has several East Coast dates scheduled with fellow '60s hit-maker Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy: March 12th at Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland; March 14th at Daryl's House in Dutchess County, New York; and March 21st at the Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo. The duo will also perform at a New York Beatlefest the weekend of March 9th through the 11th.

MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES:  January 17th

Culture Club will head to Israel. The '80s hit-makers will perform on November 7th at Tel Aviv's Yad Eliahu Arena.

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston, “The Oogum Boogum Song” by Brenton Wood and “Someday at Christmas” by The Jackson 5 are featured on the soundtrack to the movie Love, Simon, which comes out March 16th.

The Celebrating David Bowie tour has extended its run by a week, adding shows in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Clearwater, Atlanta and New Orleans between March 14th and 19th. It still kicks off February 10th in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Kylie Minogue, who recorded the ‘80s reboot of “The Loco Motion,” will release the new single “Dancing” this Friday.

Gerry McGee won't join The Ventures on their East Coast tour. The legendary L.A. session guitarist, who joined the band in 1968, has had some health issues since turning 80 last year.

Micky Dolenz says, "It’s a distinct honor to have 'As We Go Along,' a deep cut from the soundtrack of TheMonkees movie Head, appear on the soundtrack of [the new film] Lady Bird... The track, which we recorded with Ry Cooder and Neil Young, was always one of my favorites and I frequently perform it in concert." Micky calls the song "one of Carole King and Toni Stern’s best without a doubt."

The Flamingos’ doo-wop classic “I Only Have Eyes for You” is number-one on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart for December, following its use in the Netflix show The Crown. The chart is based on tags, sales and streams of the song on Tunefind and Shazam.

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