QUEEN: Brian May is talking about his health
Brian May is a happy camper during these early days of the Queen + Adam Lambert European tour.
Writing on his website he says, "I feel lucky, happy, grateful and blessed... At an age undreamed of... My dad was gone at the age of 66. So for me all this is bonus time... I swear, there is nothing - NOTHING - like the experience of playing a rock show to a roaring crowd, living and breathing every note. Grateful. Even though pretty much every bone in my body aches ... (!) ... Grateful!!!"
May, who turned 70 in July, has had a few health issues these past few years, but he says he works hard to keep further ailments at bay.
"It is about keeping fit because if you're not fit you can't do anything. So now I take it pretty seriously. I think I ignored my body for the first 50 years of my life, maybe more, just let it get on with its thing - do its thing. But now I take seriously looking after it and I try to eat well and I exercise everyday. You know, I work out and I just try and keep physically and mentally in the right state."
DIANA ROSS: Celebrating three decades of hits
Diana Ross draws from three decades of classics for her upcoming compilation.
Due November 17th, The Legacy Collection centers on her solo hits of the '70s and '80s from both the Motown and RCA labels. It reaches back to her Supremes days for "You Can't Hurry Love" and adds a new dance remix of her chart-topping reboot of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."
The compilation ties in with Ross-stalgia. The Motown icon will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Music Awards, which air November 19th -- two days after the disc goes on sale.
MORE BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS HEADLINES: November 6th
Sting, Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Borns, Courtney Love and others will all perform at Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen Monday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. To celebrate the concert, Feist released a cover of Cohen's "Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye."
Micky Dolenz and Mark Lindsay will extend their 50 Summers of Love show into next winter. They’ll bring their popular two-man show to next February’s Flower Power Cruise.
Dick Cavett is donating his TV talk shows to the Library of Congress. Between the '60s, '70s and '80s, he hosted more than 2,500 hours of TV, including interviews with David Bowie, Cher, David Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Patti LaBelle kicks off the new season of her Cooking Channel series, Patti LaBelle's Place, on November 26th. Cedric the Entertainer appears on the opening episode, with Laverne Cox, Tamron Hall and Robin Roberts booked to follow.