ALICE COOPER: Doing okay after car accident
Alice Cooper, who turned 70 on Sunday, emerged unscathed from a car accident last Thursday.
He tweeted: "Had a car accident this afternoon in Phoenix, but luckily everyone walked away UNHURT. Very thankful for that and also to @Dodge for building such a sturdy Challenger!!"
Cooper collects vintage American muscle cars, including the aforementioned Challenger. A fan posted a photo of Alice in front of the bright red Dodge on Twitter. (Blabbermouth)
TEMPTATIONS: Dennis Edwards has passed away
Dennis Edwards, the primary voice of such Temptations classics as "Cloud Nine," "Psychedelic Shack" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," died Thursday night in a Chicago hospital. He would have turned 75 on Saturday.
His wife Brenda tells the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch that Dennis had been in and out of hospitals since last May when he was diagnosed with meningitis. Edwards had lived in suburban Saint Louis in recent years.
Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968, when David Ruffin quit the group to go solo. Already a Motown artist as a post-"Do You Love Me" member of The Contours, Dennis brought a gospel-trained baritone that fit the group as it added socially conscious material to its catalog of love and broken-love songs.
Dennis remained with The Temptations through 1976. After returning briefly in the late '80s, he formed his own rival group, which after a lawsuit he was allowed to call The Temptations Review.
Edwards was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, along with Ruffin and the other members of the Tempts' hit-making lineup.
HALL & OATES: Why was Train chosen for the tour?
John Oates says Train are ideal tour partners for Hall and Oates. Both he and Daryl Hall have worked with frontman Pat Monahan, and it's clear they have plenty of respect for what he brings to the stage.
John says, "We know Pat Monahan really well. Pat was on Daryl's TV show; I did the Train Cruise in the Caribbean. And I also played with him with Train at the Aspen Jazz Festival. So, it just seemed like it was the right combination. I think they're kind of the next generation of artist after us in the '80s. And I love what he's doing... he's a great singer."