Latest on lawsuit filed by Glenn Frey's widow

GLENN FREY:  Latest on lawsuit filed by his widow

The hospital and doctor named in the lawsuit filed by Glenn Frey's widow have asked that the suit be dismissed.

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Dr. Steven Itzkowitz claim that “the injuries of the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by the culpable conduct of the plaintiff.”

Cindy Frey claims that the hospital and Itzkowitz failed to “promptly and properly treat [Frey’s] ulcerative colitis and associated symptoms and diseases of the bowel. As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence, Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled; suffered injuries, pain [and] mental anguish; was compelled to seek medical care and attention; incurred expenses thereof; and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death.”

Frey died on January 18th, 2016 from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.

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PRINCE, HALL & OATES, SPRINGSTEEN:  Featured on Spielberg movie soundtrack

Steven Spielberg’s new movie Ready Player One is set 30 years in the future, but the soundtrack features classics from the '70s and '80s.

Sliding in alongside composer Alan Silverstri's futuristic melodies are Prince’s "I Wanna Be Your Lover," Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," "You Make My Dreams" by Hall and Oates and The Bee Gees' “Stayin’ Alive.” There are also such surprises as Bruce Springsteen's "Stand On It," the original B-side of his "Glory Days" single and the early Earth Wind and Fire track "Can't Hide Love." (Billboard)

The soundtrack album goes on sale Friday:

  • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” - Prince
  • “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” - Tears For Fears
  • “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” - The Temptations
  • “Stand On It” - Bruce Springsteen
  • “One Way Or Another” - Blondie
  • “Can't Hide Love” - Earth Wind & Fire
  • “Blue Monday” - New Order
  • “Stayin' Alive” - The Bee Gees
  • “We're Not Gonna Take It” - Twisted Sister
  • “You Make My Dreams” - Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • “Pure Imagination” - Bryan Nguyen feat. Merethe Soltvedt

BOB SEGER:  Update on his back and tour

Bob Seger's hopes of restarting his tour in the spring following surgery last fall don't look good.

A post Wednesday on his Facebook page says, "Bob continues to progress with his recovery and physical therapy. Returning to the concert stage is now our number-one priority. We want you to know that your patience and well wishes are greatly appreciated."

Seger had to cancel 19 shows on his Runaway Train tour to undergo surgery on October 20th at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor to repair a ruptured a disc in his neck, which was severely pinching his spinal cord. It was the first time he had undergone major surgery.

RONNIE WOOD:  Health update following cancer surgery

Ronnie Wood says he is doing well following cancer surgery last year.

He tells Metro, "I had three months of check-ups and it was all clear and they said go and enjoy life."

Asked about chemotherapy, he adds, "I don’t want to lose my hair. If your body is riddled with cancer, it’s a losing cause. Luckily, all mine was contained within the left lung and I was fortunate enough to get shot of it, bang. There was none in the rest of my body so I didn’t require chemo."

Ronnie was surprised not to have tumors in both lungs after smoking for over 50 years. And his advice to anyone with cancer: "Just be strong and remain positive. I was prepared to remain positive to my dying breath. I’ve had a great life and I was all ready to go. Wow! I didn’t know I was going to be given the ticket to last this long. What a reprieve."

Woody is the second member of The Rolling Stones to overcome cancer. Drummer Charlie Watts successfully dealt with throat cancer in 2005. 

Toto's David Paich tells The New York Post that the lyrics to "Africa" were partly inspired by priests who taught at his Catholic boys school. "They would tell me about how they used to work in Africa as missionaries, and they would bless the books, bless the crops and bless the rains. ‘Africa’ is about a guy working down there who’s lonely and needs a companion."

The Rolling Stones’ Exhibitionism display opens today (Thursday) in Nashville at the Musicians Hall of Fame. It’s the exhibit’s last stop in the U.S.

Styx drummer Todd Sucherman will host drum clinics on April 25th in North Hampton, New Hampshire; the 27th in Bangor, Maine; the 29th in Raleigh, North Carolina; and the 30th in Columbia, South Carolina.

Paul Young, who hit number-one covering "Every Time You Go Away," will tour the U.S. in June with Midge Ure, the co-writer of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” and the leader of the new wave group Ultravox. The first of their 10 shows is June 5th in Bethesda, Maryland.

Micky Dolenz will take part in Friday’s Rockers West of Broadway, a charity show at the Tin Roof in San Diego. He'll be joined by his sister Coco, several former Jersey Boys cast members and other theatrical performers.

Saturday in Las Vegas, Cheap Trick played what is believed to be their first show ever without Rick Nielsen, who has been under medical care for an undisclosed illness. Larry Melero, his guitar tech, filled in for the private show.

Mike Harrison, the voice of the British progressive rock band Spooky Tooth, died Sunday. He was 72. The group’s keyboardist Gary Wright went on to greater commercial success as a solo artist, with the Top 10 hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive” in 1976.

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