UNDATED (AP) — Paul Kantner of Jefferson Starship is hospitalized with a suspected heart attack. The band writes on its Facebook page that Kantner’s health took a bad turn last week. They say he’s stable now and undergoing tests. Jefferson Starship will continue with the tour and will dedicate every show to Kantner until he’s well enough to rejoin them.
SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — The 911 calls from David Crosby indicate he was genuinely concerned for the jogger he hit. The California Highway Patrol has released the calls Crosby made after hitting Jose Jimenez with his car on Sunday. In the first call, Crosby says he’s the one who hit Jimenez and he asks for an ambulance right away. He tells a dispatcher the sun was in his eyes and he couldn’t see Jimenez. After the dispatcher tells Crosby help is on the way, Crosby hangs up, but he called a second time asking how fast the ambulance will be there. Jimenez is hospitalized with broken bones, cuts and bruises, and he is expected to survive.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello is writing his life story. Penguin Books says Costello will write a memoir entitled “Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink.” Costello is expected to write about growing up in Liverpool, playing with famous musicians and what Penguin is calling “more than a few instances of bad behavior.” The book will come out October 13, 2015.
SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (AP) — According to authorities, David Crosby hit a jogger with his car in Southern California. The California Highway Patrol says Crosby was driving his Tesla electric car Sunday, on a road in the Santa Barbara area where he lives. Crosby hit Jose Jimenez, who was jogging along the right side of the road. The man suffered broken bones, cuts and bruises but is expected to survive. The CHP says Crosby was going about 55, the speed limit on that road. Authorities say he was driving toward the sun with limited vision. The CHP statement adds neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the accident. The 73-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer stopped and cooperated with authorities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Adam Levine of Maroon 5 will team up for a music competition show that focuses on songwriters. The Hollywood Reporter reports the show will be called “Songland” that focuses on regular people with compelling stories trying to pitch their songs to producers and musicians.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you don’t already have a copy of the song “Blurred Lines,” soon you might not be able to buy it. Marvin Gaye’s family has filed an injunction in court to prevent the copying, distributing and performing of the song. Gaye’s family won a $7.4 million verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, claiming it copied Gaye’s song “Got To Give It Up.” Meanwhile, Williams has spoken for the first time since the verdict was handed down. He tells The Financial Times the verdict handicaps anyone who might be inspired by something else, whether it’s music, fashion or design. He says the entertainment industry could be “frozen in litigation.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness, and the man right in the middle of it all is “Happy” singer Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams. He will light the Empire State Building yellow this afternoon as part of the International Day of Happiness. He is inviting people to upload photos of themselves being happy at www.GlobalHappyParty.com that will be transformed into an animation set to the tune of “Happy.”
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Edwin McCain is turning his love of boat restoration into a TV show. McCain is the star of the six-part series, “Flipping Ships,” which premieres April 24 on Animal Planet. McCain has a business called Boats Have Souls, and they will bring dead boats back to life for the show. The premiere episode will feature McCain working with Darius Rucker as they renovate a speedboat that will be auctioned for the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.
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