CHER, LADY GAGA: Supporting March for Our Lives
Teens from around the country will skip school on March 24th to take part in the March for Our Lives -- a massive response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Though it's a grass roots movement, celebrities have been offering support though both donations and social media, with messages like:
Lady Gaga: Parkland Survivors and others that are standing up through the media are so brave and are true role models. I’m speechless at their courage. And so proud that these kids and young adults are our future. #GunControl #ParklandStudents The question now is will our leaders listen.
Zendaya: YESSSSS EMMA GONZALEZ!!!!!!! Thank you for your voice, and for your bravery and honesty while using it.
Cher: Believe Young Women & Men From Parkland Shooting Can Make Difference‼ Changing Awareness Is IMPORTANT, But IF YOUNG PPL “VOTE” THEY WILL SCARE CONGRESS IN2 ACTING‼ LOSING THEIR ”JOBS” IS WHAT CONG. FEARS MOST‼ ”SHOOTINGS” CAN HAPPEN IN ”ANY” SCHOOL. KIDS CAN BE CATALYSTS 4 CHANGE
The March for Our Lives will take place March 24th in Washington D.C. For more information, or to organize one in your own community, go to MarchForOurLives.com.
MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS: Wednesday, February 21st
MICHAEL JACKSON: LaToya tries to contact him via a psychic
The latest bizarre incident from the Jackson Family involves LaToya seeking out TV psychic Tyler Henry to try and learn more about Michael's final moments.
Henry tells E! News,"When Michael connected to LaToya... he came through very vulnerable, very private. He came across just like a brother trying to connect with his sister... Even if we're a celebrity in life, they still connect on a personal level on the other side."
Teasing the February 28th season opener of his E! network series Hollywood Medium, Henry says Michael "conveyed various messages... But especially when it's such a public figure, I think everyone who watches this episode will find a deeper sense of closure around Michael's passing as well."
We'll all have to wait until the program airs next Thursday to learn what Michael had to say from the after-life.
THE MONKEES: Mike and Micky will tour this summer
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz will tour together under The Monkees' brand this summer. They'll play 16 shows beginning June 1st in Chandler, Arizona.
They'll perform songs from their 1966 debut through 2016's Good Times, including some Nesmith compositions they've never played live.
Nesmith says, "We've been collaborating for over 50 years, so it's hard to believe it's never been just the two of us. I'm excited to dust off some tunes that I haven't played for a long time too. These are going to be some fun shows." And Dolenz adds, Now we finally get to do the Mike and Micky show that we riffed on back when we were shooting The Monkees."
Peter Tork won't join the tour. He says he's concentrating on his band's blues album Relax Your Mind, which honors the music of Leadbelly. "I'm shifting gears for now, but I wish the boys well, and I've learned to never say never on things further down the line."
It’s no coincidence that The Rolling Stones posted the following on Tuesday, “Since forming in 1962, The Rolling Stones have played well over 2,000 live shows!” Stay tuned for a tour announcement.
Mark Knopfler is putting the finishing touches on his new album.
KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently hosted a fundraiser for the Lifeline Education Charter School in Westlake Village, California. Joining him were Robby Krieger, Nikki Sixx, KISS drummer Eric Singer and former Chicagodrummer Danny Seraphine.
Small Faces, Faces and Who drummer Kenney Jones will publish his memoir on May 31st.
Eddie Money sang the national anthem prior to a Rochester Knighthawks minor league hockey game last week in Rochester, New York.
As promised, the Eagles have added more dates to their tour: October 9th at Madison Square Garden in New York and October 12th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, along with extra shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit. The tour starts March 12th in Indianapolis.
Gene Simmons put in an appearance at the 7-11 convention last week in Las Vegas. The convenience chain will be selling a line of Simmons products.
According to a Facebook tribute page, Barbara Alston, the lead singer on The Crystals’ first hit “Uptown,” died Sunday. She was 74.
Sade has delivered her first new music in more than seven years. She’ll have an original song titled “Flower of the Universe” on the soundtrack of A Wrinkle in Time, a Reese Witherspoon sci-fi fantasy that opens next month.
Jeff Coffey, who just wrapped up a two-year stint singing and playing bass in Chicago, will release a solo album this summer.
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman will mark the 50th anniversary of Yes with shows this summer.