PITTSBURGH, PA – National Disc Jockey Day occurs every January 20 to commemorate the death date of Alan Freed, one of the nation’s early influential DJs. Freed is credited with popularizing the term “rock and roll” while working at radio stations in Akron, Cleveland and New York in the 1950s.
Pittsburgh has had numerous talented DJs since Freed coined that term. Given that today is meant to honor them, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Who is your all-time favorite DJ and why?
- Randy Baumann (WDVE)
- Big Bob (96.1 KISS)
- Jack Bogut (KDKA, WTAE, WSHH, WJAS)
- Bubba (B-94, Star 100.7)
- Chuck Brinkman (KQV, WTAE, WFFM-WMYG)
- Bill Cardille (WJAS)
- Porky Chedwick (WAMO, WEDO)
- Jeff Christie a.k.a.Rush Limbaugh (KQV)
- Rege Cordic (KDKA)
- Chris DeCarlo (WYDD, WDVE, Y108)
- John Garry (WTAE, WHTX)
- Steve Hanson (WDVE, WMYG, 3WS)
- George Hart (KQV, WXKX, 3WS, WPNT)
- Jim Krenn (WDVE)
- Terry Lee (WMCK, WIXZ)
- Sean McDowell (WYDD, WYTK, WRRK, WDVE)
- Jim Merkel (WPEZ, 3WS)
- Michele Michaels (WDVE)
- Mikey (96.1 KISS)
- Larry O’Brien (WTAE, WHTX)
- Scott Paulsen (WHTX, WDVE, WRKZ)
- Clark Race (KDKA)
- Jimmy Roach (WDVE, WMYG, Y108)
- Cris Winter (WXXP, WDVE, WISH)
Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist of the band Rush, has died at age 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in Santa Monica, California, on January 7 after battling brain cancer, CBS Los Angeles confirmed.Peart’s bandmates made an emotional tribute to him on Twitter, saying he battled the cancer for three-and-a-half years and calling him their “soul brother and band mate of 45 years.” In asking for privacy, they urged those who want to express condolences to do so by donating to a cancer research group or charity.
Tickets go on sale Dec. 13, with pre-sales starting Dec. 9.
A random check of the 3WS “recently played” list on Friday afternoon showed such titles as “Where Are You, Christmas?” by Faith Hill, “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey, “Frosty the Snowman” by The Beach Boys and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble.
On WISH, the recent song list included “Please Come Home for Christmas” by Eagles, “Step into Christmas” by Elton John, “Run, Rudolph, Run” by Chuck Berry, “Frosty the Snowman” by The Ronettes and “Deck the Halls” by Mannheim Steamroller.
Lemon Tree Records
Founding Date/Founder(s): 2014, Bobby Smith
Genre: Punk, Emo, Indie Rock. “We just try to focus on pumping up good people, we’re far more concerned about who the bands are as people than what their music sounds like.”
Artists/Bands: Currently feature Booze Radly, Always Tired, Ghost Music, Anna’s Anchor, and The Eastern Portrait. Will be working with Milpool, The Snipped, TV’s Norm, and God’s Green Apples in the near future.
Inspiration: “When I was first thinking about trying to do this for real I sent out emails to a bunch of labels that I looked up to,” says Smith. “Two responses to those emails were hugely impactful for me. One was from Mike Park of Asian Man Records just telling me to do it for the love of music and not really consider the financial aspect. The other was from the drummer for 82 percent of all PGH Punk bands, Timothy Little, of Between the Days Records. He gave me a ton of great advice and really showed me the ropes as much as you can in regards to the DIY spirit and how to professionally release music. It was a huge help!”
The winner’s of country music’s biggest night.
– Music Event of the Year: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
– New Artist of the Year: Ashley McBryde
– Single of the Year: “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton
– Song of the Year: “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Wiliford
– Vocal Duo of the Year: Dan + Shay
– Group of the Year: Old Dominion
– Musician of the Year: Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
– Music Video of the Year: “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves
– Album of the Year: “GIRL” by Maren Morris
– Male Vocalist of the Year: Luke Combs
– Female Vocalist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves
– Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band are bumping up from Heinz Hall to PPG Paints Arena.
The former Beatle drummer will bring his ensemble there on June 20.
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 at ticketmaster.com.
The lineup will feature Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart. Starr is releasing his 20th studio record, “What’s My Name,” which features Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench and more.
Kanye West’s new studio album Jesus Is King was originally slated for release today (September 27), however the album has yet to materialize. After hosting a Sunday Service performance in Detroit, as well as a listening event at the city’s Fox Theatre, Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West has announced that the new album will arrive Sunday (September 29). “Kanye is doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC Sunday” Kim wrote in an Instagram story (viewed by Pitchfork). “He’s dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes.”
Boris Johnson has been backed into a corner over Brexit. Partly through his own missteps, partly from the growing opposition to his “do-or-die” Brexit plan, Johnson is a man for whom the losses are piling up, while the UK is a country running out of time.
Some people wait a lifetime for a reunion like this!
On an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show that aired on Wednesday, host and singer Kelly Clarkson reunited with the three people that helped make her famous: Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. This marked the first time all three original American Idol judges have reunited together with Clarkson since she won the first season of the show in 2002, which kickstarted her now-Grammy-winning music career, not to mention her new status as a TV star.
“I actually genuinely do not believe we would be sitting here today if you hadn’t entered the show that year,” Cowell said. “The whole premise of the show was we had to find a star who was gonna sell records. We found some great people that whole year but when you delivered that moment on that first live show, when you sang that winning song at the end-“
In June 1976, Joseph Finegold told The Pittsburgh Press that it was “the most horrible thing I have ever seen since World War II.” He was talking about ZZ TOP.ZZ TOPWith: Cheap TrickWhere: KeyBank Pavilion, BurgettstownWhen: 7 p.m. WednesdayTickets: $18-$88; ticketmaster.com
Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”Money’s comments appear in a video released Saturday from his AXS TV reality series “Real Money.” The full episode airs Sept. 12.
In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.
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Disney has laid out a vast catalog of new and legacy movies and shows you’ll be able to stream with the launch of the company’s Netflix competitor, . At launch on Nov. 12 in the US, Disney Plus will have 300 movie titles, and that’ll grow to more than 500 movie titles (100 of them being “recent” theatrical film releases) in the first year, as well as 7,500 episodes of TV. And Disney has even indicated it would revive nostalgic Fox franchises including a reboot on Disney Plus.
Paul McCartney got a little help from some friends Saturday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
First, McCartney’s former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, joined him onstage for a few songs near the end of his concert – held just six days after Starr’s 79th birthday.
Starr played drums on two Beatles tunes – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Helter Skelter” – according to Variety. He later tossed his drumsticks into the crowd and jokingly acted as if he planned to throw McCartney’s bass guitar into the crowd too, the report said.
Later, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh – who happens to be Starr’s brother-in-law – also took the stage, with the trio playing the Beatles song “The End,” part of the “Abbey Road” medley. (Starr is married to actress and model Barbara Bach, while Walsh is married to Bach’s sister, Marjorie Bach.)
Musician R. Kelly has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges.
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The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment. The singer was outside while walking his dog when he was arrested, Kelly’s publicist told ABC News.
Separately, a five-count indictment has been handed up from the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn that charges him with racketeering.
Country star John Rich and ‘The Five’ co-host Greg Gutfeld co-wrote the new song; all proceeds from ‘Shut Up About Politics’ will be donated to Folds of Honor — visit facebook.com/thefivefnc for details.
Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, who famously began his career as a member of Metallica, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. In a statement released Monday, Mustaine, 57, said that his diagnosis is “clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 percent success rate. Treatment has already begun.”
This inspiring pop song, available now on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and Google Play, was written by the eleven year-old singer-songwriter, who knows how to make magic happen, as the youngest runner-up in America’s Got Talent’s history and the only contestant to ever receive two Golden Buzzers.