Cher has joined the chorus of protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a video recording from 2005 featuring Trump making vulgar comments about women was released on Oct. 7. Posting on Twitter, Cher said, "LADIES--WE R NOT DISPOSABLE BLOW UP DOLLS,4RICH MENS PLEASURE.I HAD SCARY EXPERIENCE W/RICH IMPORTANT FILM PROD.& I WAS CHER/? I WANTED JOB--." Cher, who has more than 3 million Twitter followers, has voiced her disapproval of Trump often in the past year, often calling him a "LYING CON MAN" and a "PUNK ASS." - Billboard, 10/7/16...... A David Bowie tribute event is being held in Carinda, Australia, on Oct. 8 and 9, where the star filmed his classic "Let's Dance" video. "Let's Dance Carinda" will feature a re-enactment of the famous clip and a Bowie covers act named Lady Stardust. A tiled wall that Bowie stands in front of in the clip still remains, and is called "the David Bowie wall." - New Musical Express, 10/4/16...... After teasing a potential new album for more than a year, the Rolling Stones announced on Oct. 5 that they'll end their longest-ever studio album drought on Dec. 2 with the release of Blue & Lonesome, a 12-track all-blues effort described in a press release as taking "the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones." Produced by Don Was and the "Glimmer Twins" (the longtime pseudonym used by Stones frontman Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards for their production work), the Stones' first all-blues album will be released by Interscope Records and is currently available for pre-order. Blue & Lonesome was reportedly recorded "spontaneously," with live studio playing and no overdubs by the band -- currently comprised of Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood, as well as longtime touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards). Eric Clapton also contributes fret work to two tracks on album after his old friends asked him to participate as he was recording his own album in an adjacent studio. As they announced the new LP, the Stones unveiled the blue-tinged remake of their iconic lips symbol by projecting them across several locations in London on the evening of Oct. 5, including Marble Arch and the Centre Point building. Meanwhile, two days earlier on Oct. 3 the Stones played a surprise set for 1,200 truckers in Las Vagas, Nev. Semi truck company Freightliner hired the band to play a surprise set at their annual customer appreciation dinner, which took place inside the Bellagio conference room. The Stones treated the crowd to renditions of "Start Me Up," "Wild Horses" and "Gimme Shelter" as well as a rare performance of "Mixed Emotions" from Steel Wheels, a song they haven't played in 25 years. - Billboard, 10/6/16...... The start of legendary producer Quincy Jones' lawsuit against Sony Music and MJJ Productions over royalties Jones claims he's owed from posthumously released Michael Jackson albums has been delayed after a court has ruled the two defendants can no longer share the same legal team. In September, Judge Michael Stern have Quincy Jones the green light to pursue damages claims related to payment from permanent digital downloads. Jones is essentially arguing that he was cheated out of his share of royalties because Sony was underpaying MJJ, a song company controlled by the late artist's estate. The payment of digital downloads is an area of continual conflict between artists and labels and has taken center stage in several major lawsuits in the past decade. Jones' legal fight with Sony began in 2013, when he sued both Sony and MJJ, claiming master recordings he produced were remixed after Jackson's death to avoid paying him backend profit participation. The trial had originally been scheduled for mid-October, and It remains to be seen exactly how long it will take for new attorneys to get up to speed and get a trial back on the books. A status conference is currently scheduled for November. - The Hollywood Reporter, 10/7/16...... Roger Daltrey has again blasted a planned remake of the Who's 1979 Quadrophenia movie project, which will be made and set 35 years after the original film and star several of the original cast, including Phil Daniels. "It's just someone fishing to make some money," Daltrey told the UK paper The Daily Mirror. "It becomes a nonsense. The whole point of Quadrophenia was that it was a moment in time captured in a film... That moment in time is gone. It doesn't matter what those characters are doing now. It was about what we all went through at that age," he added. Ray Burdis, the director and writer of 1979's Quadrophenia, has defended the project, entitled To Be Someone, insisting it was not a sequel and was based on the novel by author Peter Meadows, who says his book was merely "inspired by" Quadrophenia. - NME, 10/7/16...... Sole surviving Bee Gees member Barry Gibb recently premiered new songs from his new album In the Now before an intimate listening party of 25 at Miami's Hit Factory/Criterion Studios -- along with more than 20,000 Bee Gees fans watching online. Gibb and his 11-piece band worked through four new songs from the album, then pivoted to the Bee Gees catalog for their 1977 classic "How Deep Is Your Love." "This one's for mum," he says (his mom Barbara Gibb recently died at 95). In the Now drops on Oct. 7 via Columbia Records. - Billboard, 10/6/16...... The surviving members of the tension-plagued Pink Floyd have just "reunited" -- at least online -- to release a joint statement condemning Israeli forces over the detention of female activists sailing to Gaza. In a joint statement posted on the Pink Floyd Facebook page, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters say that "Pink Floyd reunites to stand with the Women of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla" and they fully support Women's Boat to Gaza, an activist group that sailed from Barcelona to Gaza last month and were arrested by the Israeli navy earlier in October. They are expected to be deported. - NME, 10/7/16...... Prince's Paisley Park estate in Minnesota was opened to the public for the first time on Oct. 6 since the singer's death in April. The thousands of fans who attended were given a surprise treat when it was revealed that Prince's remains were being kept in an urn within the studio -- the same place where the "Purple Rain" singer passed away in the spring. The remains are being held in an urn designed by Prince's sister and nephew, who teamed up with Foreverence, a company that has created custom burial urns for such recently deceased rock legends as Lemmy Kilmister and Scott Weiland. The urn is designed to resemble a miniature version of Paisley Park, and features signature Prince details, like his purple Yamaha piano and white doves. - Billboard, 10/7/16...... Appearing on the CBS late night talk show The Late Late Show With James Corden on Oct. 6, Stevie Nicks revealed she was inspired to write the "Moonlight (A Vampire's Dream)" from her 2011 album In Your Dreams after seeing the second Twilight movie New Moon. Nicks then said that she couldn't just release one single, and therefore crafted the entire album around the track. Nicks told Twilight star Taylor Lautner, who was also on the panel, that "If it hadn't been for your movies... I've since made two records -- In Your Dreams, and 24 Karat Gold -- I would never have never made those albums because I was so staunch in my belief that it was over." - Billboard, 10/7/16...... Jimmy Page's guitar solo on the classic 1971 Led Zeppelin track "Stairway to Heaven" has just been voted the greatest solo ever by Classic Rock magazine. "Stairway to Heaven" was recently the subject of a lawsuit which the band won after after a jury deemed that the band did not plagiarise Spirit's 1968 song "Taurus." Trustees for late Spirit member Randy California have filed an appeal against the original verdict, with their lawyer saying there are "many appealable issues" for him to build a case on. - New Musical Express, 10/6/16...... Bruce Springsteen has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 15 with his new career retrospective Chapter and Verse. The album, which accompanies Springsteen's recently released autobiography, Born to Run, is Springsteen's fifth No. 1 on the chart (which began in 2006), with all five having debuted at the summit. Chapter and Verse features 18 songs spanning the New Jersey rocker's nearly 50-year career. Meanwhile, Springsteen has told Rolling Stone magazine that he admires San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest, while acknowledging the difficulty of making political statements in sports. "I admire Kaepernick, but it's a very difficult field to be outspoken in," Springsteen said. As for the Black Lives Matter movement, he said it is a case of "chickens coming home to roost." "Black Lives Matter is a natural outgrowth and response to the injustices that have been occurring for a very long time in the United States," he told the magazine. - Billboard/Rolling Stone, 10/5/16...... Excerpts from Brian Wilson's forthcoming autobiography I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir have been posted online at Google Books and include part of the first chapter entitled "Fear," in which the Beach Boys mastermind recalls his fear about going onstage in 2004 at London's Royal Festival Hall where he played the Beach Boys album Smile for the first time. In addition to the book project, which hits stores on Oct. 11 via Da Capo Press, Wilson is also planning to release a concert film called Brian Wilson & Friends. - New Musical Express, 10/7/16...... The Country Music Association announced on Oct. 4 that Dolly Parton will be received the 2016 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 50th annual CMA awards on Nov. 2 in Nashville. Parton is a nine-time CMA winner, including Entertainer of the Year. Willie Nelson was the first recipient of the award, presented in 2012. It honors an artist who has achieved national and international fame through performances, philanthropy, humanitarian efforts and record sales, and previous recipients also include Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash. The 2016 CMA awards will air on ABC on Nov. 2. - AP, 10/4/16...... There is now new hope that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson could perform live with the band again "within six months" after hearing aid developers Asius have been in contact with the 68-year-old singer about letting him test a hearing aid prototype that could help protect his hearing in the live arena. "We need to know he can test it without further damaging his hearing. And I expect those tests will go very successfully," says Asius' Chief Scientist Stephen Ambrose. Ambrose adds the company intends to make it's technology available "at a price point that people can afford." Johnson was replaced by Guns 'n Roses frontman Axl Rose for the band's recent "Rock Or Bust" world tour. In other AC/DC-related news, a new book maintains that sharks like listening to heavy metal music and in particular, AC/DC. Matt Waller, a chartered boat operator in Southern Australia, says he first noticed in 2011 that sharks behaved in a much calmer manner when played heavy metal music. "I started going through my albums and AC/DC was something that really hit the mark. Their behaviour was more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive," he writes. - NME, 10/5/16...... A New York City street situated at the at the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street will officially be renamed Ramones Way after the iconic '70s punk band the Ramones on Oct. 23. The street's location marks the main entrance to Forest Hills High School, where all four original Ramones members -- Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy -- attended. In April, the Queens Museum opened an exhibit of Ramones memorabilia, and an expanded version of the exhibit will move to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles later in October. - Billboard, 10/4/16...... Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has announced that he will be showcasing an art exhibition focused on neuroscience. According to a statement, "The Institute Presents: Neurosociety"is described as "an immersive theatrical experience" that will present the work of 15 cognitive neuroscience labs. Byrne co-created the exhibition with Mala Gaonkar. Speaking to The New York Times, Byrne said, "We won't be running these experiments like the labs do, but recreating some of their work in more entertaining or theatrical ways." The exhibition will open on October 28 and will run until May 31 at Pace Gallery in Menlo Park, Calif. - NME, 10/4/16...... Damian Marley, the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has announced that he will convert a prison into a cannabis factory. Marley has teamed up with the company Ocean Grown Extracts to turn California State prison into a growth space cultivating medical marijuana. "Many people sacrificed so much for the herb over the years who got locked up," says Marley. "If this [project] helps people and it's used for medicinal purposes and inspires people, it's a success." - Billboard, 10/4/16...... Rod Temperton, a legendary songwriter best known for penning some of Michael Jackson's biggest solo hits including "Thriller," "Rock With You" and "Off the Wall," died in London in early October after what a spokesperson described as a "brief aggressive battle with cancer." He was 66. Temperton's first break came as co-founder and keyboardist of the pioneering funk/disco band Heatwave, for whom he wrote a string of platinum singles including "Boogie Nights." Temperton left Heatwave in 1978 and began working with Quincy Jones on what would become Jackson's solo breakthrough album, 1979's Off the Wall, for which he also wrote the song "Burn This Disco Out." The collaboration continued on what would become Jackson's most iconic work, 1982's Thriller, for which he wrote the title track, as well as "Baby Be Mine" and "The Lady in My Life." His biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit, as a songwriter, came with "Baby, Come to Me," a 1983 hit by Patti Austin with James Ingram, which hit No. 1 for two weeks. His other compositions include "Hey Lover" by LL Cool J, "Sweet Freedom" by Micheal McDonald and "Stomp!" by the Brothers Johnson. Temperton and Jones were nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar in 1986 for the song "Miss Celie's Blues" from the movie The Color Purple. His passing was announced by Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell: "Rod Temperton, British composer and musician, died last week at the age of 66 in London following a brief aggressive battle with cancer. His funeral was private. He was often referred to as The Invisible Man. He was the sole writer of multiple successful songs such as "Thriller", "Off The Wall", "Rock With You", "Give Me The Night", "Sweet Freedom", "Always & Forever" and "Boogie Nights" to name just a few. His family is devastated and request total privacy at this, the saddest of sad times." - Billboard, 10/4/16...... North Carolina concert promoter Marc Hubbard pleaded guilty on Oct. 4 to defrauding the University of Hawaii of $200,000 by promising to produce a Stevie Wonder fundraising concert that never happened. Hubbard pleaded guilty to wire fraud in federal court in Honolulu, saying he lied about his ability to secure Wonder for a concert. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will recommend that Hubbard's sentence run concurrently with the sentence he receives for a similar case in Pennsylvania. Hubbard is scheduled to be sentenced in Pennsylvania later in October and in Hawaii on Feb. 16. - AP, 10/4/16.
After a David Bowie box set of mid-'70s recordings, Who Can I Be Now? 1974-76, dropped on Sept. 23, another posthumous Bowie release has been announced. Bowie Legacy is a collection of the rock icon's "finest singles" along with selections from his final album, Blackstar, plus a previously unreleased version of the classic 1971 single "Life On Mars?" mixed by its original producer Ken Scott. Bowie Legacy will be available on CD, vinyl and download in standard and deluxe formats. The CD and digital versions will be released on Nov. 11, before the double vinyl edition drops on Jan. 7, 2017 -- the week of the anniversary of his death. On Oct. 21, a 2-disc release of cast recordings from the Bowie-inspired and created musical "Lazarus" will hit stores and feature Bowie's final studio recordings ever -- "No Plan," "Killing A Little Time," and "When I Met You." - New Musical Express, 9/28/16...... After first experiencing a stalker problem in 1977, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has posted on his website that another (or possibly the same?) stalker is terrorizing him in recent weeks. Roth says the obsessed fan has called his phone early in the morning nearly 100 times in the past few months. "Help! I have a stalker. A very real one. 75 stalker phone calls in the last four months. All of them at 5:30 to 6 in the morning... Every now and then at 2 in the afternoon. Never on the weekend. The phone calls show up on my old phone but they don't show up on the phone bill." Roth added that this stalker is "particularly obsessed" and "knows a little about tech." "They can remove the number out of my phone when they want to," he posted. Roth says that he's called in "the professionals," who told him the calls are designed to terrify him and ruin his day. "It's exactly what happened to me during my first stalker experience in 1977 (and) the second time (is) even worse." "I was more afraid and more intimidated the second time around. It really threw me off in the way where you stop eating or you eat too much and you sleep all the time," he says. - WENN.com, 9/29/16...... Paul Simon participated in a Q&A at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Sept. 30. Simon, 74, says he's more determined to be full of surprises than ever in his advanced years. "I know how easy it is to become bored with popular music," he said. "Because I am bored to death of it. I know that applies to me as it applies to every other artist If you want people to listen, you really better make it interesting, because there are a lot of choices of things to do -- not only things to listen to." Hosted by veteran rock journalist David Wild, the Q&A was largely devoted to Simon's latest album, Stranger to Stranger, Simon's most critically acclaimed album since perhaps The Rhythm of the Saints. Simon went on to say that he felt it was Art Garfunkel's burgeoning movie career that broke up Simon & Garfunkel. "It was the movies that broke us up," Simon said. "We were separated for too long by two movies that Artie made. But no matter what, we couldn't have followed Bridge Over Troubled Water with a (similarly epic) album... It would have been like my first solo album anyway, because you have to go down and make it smaller and more rhythmic. And that would not be playing to Simon & Garfunkel's strength, which includes having a big ballad, which Artie can knock out of the park." But he also suggested his wandering interests in Jamaican and other world music would have eventually split the duo if Garfunkel's films hadn't: "I already wanted to go to a Jamaican rhythm ... I thought, if I want to get this, I've gotta go to Jamaica. That would not have been an easy argument to make to Artie... He wouldn't have liked that." Asked what he thinks constitutes a hit, he said: "I always say the song I wish I wrote: 'Silent Night.'" - Billboard, 10/2/16...... A new musical based on the life and music of reggae legend Bob Marley is coming to the UK in 2017. "One Love: The Bob Marley Musical" will feature some of Marley's most popular tracks, including "No Woman No Cry," "Exodus" and "Jamming." Premiering at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Mar. 10, the musical will run though Apr. 8. It is an updated version of director/writer Kwame Kwei-Armah's show "Marley," which he staged in Baltimore in 2015. - New Musical Express, 10/1/16...... A massive collection of mid-'60s Bob Dylan recordings is being planned for release this holiday season. The 1966 Live Recordings, a new box set with a whopping 36 discs that captures numerous shows Dylan played across the US, Europe and Australia, will drop Nov. 11. Adam Block of Legacy Recordings says the inspiration for the new box set came when his label was culling material from the 2015 mid-'60s Dylan compilation, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12. "We were continually struck by how great his 1966 live recordings really are... the intensity of Bob's live performances and his fantastic delivery of these songs," Block noted. The vast majority of the recordings have never been released before, and Dylan's May 26 Royal Albert Hall show is also being released as a standalone album on Dec. 2. - Billboard, 9/30/16...... The new Ron Howard-directed Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years has sold enough tickets in its first two weeks to warrant keeping it in cinemas for a third week. Eight Days a Week became available by streaming for home viewers on Hulu after its world premiere on Sept. 15. The film will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 18. Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for the film industry site comScore, says the movie's popularity is "a testament to the inexhaustibly profound interest that exists by today's audiences in the Fab Four." The cumulative take for the film since its opening was $2,088,918, which Dergarabedian calls a success. "In the indie documentary world, $2 million is a lot of bucks at the box office," Dergarabedian says. Eight Days a Week was also the most profitable film in 48 of the top 50 theaters in its first week of release, according to its distributor, Richard Abramowitz of Abramorama. - Billboard, 10/2/16...... Ringo Starr has premiered a new version of his peace anthem "Now the Time Has Come" featuring Colombian superstar Fonseca, who sings a Spanish verse on the powerful track. The release follows a peace treaty signed in late September by Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the rebel group FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia). "Now the Time Has Come," written by the ex-Beatle and producer Bruce Sugar, was initially premiered in partnership with United Nations in celebration of the International Day of Peace. - Billboard, 9/30/16...... After a Philadelphia fifth-grader named Michael Fenerty skipped school for the chance to meet Bruce Springsteen at a book signing for Springsteen's new autobiography Born to Run on Sept. 27, Springsteen signed an absentee note for the boy to present to his school. The boy's father brought along a pre-typed note that Springsteen signed to excuse his son's absence, and Springsteen quipped to the boy that he would have to read the note first because that's how he got in trouble with his first music contract. The school's principal reportedly only received a photocopy of the note. - AP, 9/30/16...... Tom Petty has been named the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year for his charitable work for the homeless, the MusiCares Foundation and the Recording Academy president and CEO Neil Portnow announced on Sept. 28. Petty will receive the honor at the annual MusiCares dinner and benefit concert in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, two days before the 59th annal Grammy Awards. Participants in the concert will be revealed at a later date. "I am so very pleased to be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year. I have so much respect for this organization, which really does care about the people in our industry," Petty said in a statement. "I myself know many people who MusiCares has aided in desperate situations. Again, let me say this is a true honor." Petty, a three-time Grammy Award winner, and his wife Dana were given the Midnight Mission Award in May 2011. Midnight Mission offers emergency help and drug and alcohol assistance programs for the homeless in the Los Angeles area. - Billboard, 9/28/16...... During his first of three scheduled gigs in Mexico City on Sept. 27, Roger Waters lashed out at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with a message projected on the stage behind him that called Trump an offensive name in Spanish. "We don't want a wall that separates us from our sister, our mother earth, or from each other," Waters also told the crowd. The former Pink Floyd member also criticized Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, blaming his administration for many of the thousands of people who have gone missing since Mexico's drug war began in 2006. "Mr. President ... Where are they? What happened to them?," Waters said. - AP, 9/29/16...... After Iggy Pop posed nude for a New York Academy of Art-organized class back in March, a collection of drawings from the event are set to go on display at the the Brooklyn Museum in November. "It was not about anything silly," Pop noted at the time. "It wasn't about my winkie, or anything. It was just a documentation of what's left of me," the 69-year-old former Stooges frontman noted. The drawings from the class will also be featured in a new art book, Iggy Pop Life Class, which carries the same name as the exhibition and will be released on Oct. 25. - NME, 9/28/16...... Sony Corp. announced on Sept. 30 that it has completed its acquisition of the Michael Jackson's estate share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, giving it sole ownership of the music publishing powerhouse. The deal was first announced in March, but it took a while to close because the transaction had to be scrutinized by the EU Commission and because the Jackson estate needed to do some house cleaning in preparation for cashing out, sources say. In a press release, Sony said it had paid $750 million for the Jackson estate's 50% share in the company. Both Sony and the Jackson estate still have a stake in EMI Music Publishing, which is administered by EMI. The Jackson estate still has substantial interests in other music assets, including all of Jackson's master recordings as well as Mijac Music, the publishing company that owns all of the songs written by Jackson as well as songs by some of his favorite songwriters and artists that were acquired by Michael during his life. - Billboard, 9/30/16...... After the celebrity gossip site TMZ.com posted on Sept. 30 that police had rushed to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's mansion in Los Angeles when several other news outlets received a tip that the 90-year-old Hefner had passed away, Hefner posted a message on Twitter later that night. "I wish the tabloids had informed me a little earlier in the week that I'm sick. I might have cancelled my weekend plans," he posted. A representative for Playboy Enterprises also confirmed that Hef "was fine." "It is no secret that over the past few years he has suffered with back pain that has made it a bit more challenging for him to get around, but at 90 years of age, he is enjoying his life and still very involved in the day-to-day activities of editing the magazine," the statement said. Rumors first began to swirl that Hefner's health was failing after a New York Post/Page Six report on Sept. 29 claimed the reclusive media mogul was "super sick" and had dropped to 90 pounds. Hefner -- who married third wife Crystal, 30, a former Playmate, in 2012 -- sold his famed Playboy Mansion for $100 million in August. The deal gave him the right to continue living there for the rest of his life. - The Hollywood Reporter, 10/1/16...... Tom Jones will be returning as a coach for the UK version of The Voice in ITV's reboot of the show, along with new coaches Gavin Rossdale and Jennifer Hudson. Jones, Rossdale and Hudson will be joining long-standing coach Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas on the singing talent show, after ITV bought the rights to the show beginning in 2017. Earlier in 2016, Sir Tom famously told the BBC to "go f--- themselves" when he was replaced by Boy George without consulting him -- slamming them for what he said was "sub-standard behaviour." - New Musical Express, 9/29/16...... A crowdfunded statue of late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has been erected in his favorite bar in Hollywood -- the Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip. The crowdfunded effort to finance the statue was first announced in February, and a total of $23,000 was raised for a life-sized statue constructed by artist Travis Moore. Moore says the statue was modelled on a photograph taken by legendary rock photographer Robert John. Kilmister died in December 2015. - NME, 9/28/16...... Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne has settled a legal spat with an alleged former mistress of Ozzy's, hairdresser Michelle Pugh. Pugh had accused Kelly of "elder abuse" after it emerged she had conducted a four-year affair with rocker Ozzy behind his wife Sharon's back. The scandal rocked the Osbournes' marriage, led to a brief separation earlier in 2016, and resulted in Ozzy seeking therapy for sex addiction. Pugh claims she was targeted with abuse and became the victim of bullying after she was identified as the other woman in May. She initially filed papers in August, accusing Kelly of publicly disclosing "private facts" and causing "intentional infliction of emotional distress" to her on Twitter, but now her lawyer says the dispute has been "privately resolved." Sharon was asked about Kelly's actions on her TV show The Talk and she admitted she found Kelly's tweets about Pugh funny. She explained, "She loves her mom. She loves her dad so much... I'm always proud of my girl. What are you going to be mad (about)? She's an adult." - WENN.com 10/1/16...... Legendary guitarist Robin Trower launched a 13-date tour of the UK on Sept. 30 in Norwich. The "Bridge of Sighs" guitarist also visits Holmfirth (10/1), Manchester (10/6), Clitheroe (10/7), Chester (10/8), Gateshead (10/10), Glasgow (10/11), Stockton (10/12), Frome (10/14), Leamington (10/15), Exeter (10/16) and London (10/18) before wrapping in Brighton on Oct. 19. Trower is touring behind his 2016 release, Where You Are Going To, and the opening act on all dates is the Stevie Nimmo Band. - Noble PR, 9/30/16...... In a new interview with AARP magazine, actor Warren Beatty denies a claim by author Peter Biskind in his 2010 unauthorized Beatty biography that Beatty has bedded 12,775 women in his life. Although Bonnie and Clyde star once had a playboy reputation in the '60s and '70s, the 79-year-old Oscar winner told AARP it wouldn't have have been possible to reach that number. "Think about it, sleeping with 12,775 people? That would mean not just that there were multiple people a day, but that there was no repetition," he said. Beatty said while he may have been promiscuous in the past, he has never had an issue with any of his former lovers. "Look, I never misled anyone and... I'm a nice guy," he says. In 1992, the actor settled down after marrying actress Annette Bening, and the two have four children together. "I waited a long time to be married," he continues. "When you don't get married until you're 54... well, as (playwright) Arthur Miller said (in "Death of a Salesman"), 'It comes with the territory'." - WENN.com, 9/28/16...... Accomplished pop/country songwriter John D. Loudermilk, who penned The Raiders' 1971 No. 1 hit "Indian Reservation," passed away on Sept. 21 at the age of 82. Among Mr. Loudermilk's many other compositions that became big hits for a variety of artists are "Abilene" and "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" (George Hamilton IV), "Ebony Eyes" (The Everly Brothers), "Everything's Alright" (The Newbeats), "Norman" and "Paper Tiger" (Sue Thompson), "Talk Back Trembling Lips" (Johnny Tillotson), "Waterloo" (Stonewall Jackson) and "Tobacco Road" (The Nashville Teens)....... Conductor Neville Marriner, the founder of the London Orchestra, has died at 92. Mr. Marriner founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with the dream of creating a chamber ensemble, and started by having a group of friends gather to rehearse in his living room. The academy first performed at the London church on Trafalgar Square, which gave the ensemble its name, in 1959. The London Orchestra enjoys one of the largest discographies of any chamber orchestra worldwide. Mr. Marriner worked with orchestras around the world, and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979 and a Knight Bachelor in 1985. In 2015, he was made a Companion of Honour for his services to music. - AP, 10/2/16.