Rolling Stone

CHRISTINE MCVIE, THE longtime co-lead vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the age of 79. A cause of death was not available, but McVie’s family said she died at a hospital “following a short illness.” Continue reading “Christine McVie, Keyboardist and Singer for Fleetwood Mac, Dead at 79”


Olivia Newton-John, beloved actress and singer best known for her role as Sandy Olsson in Grease and for a long string of hits topped by 1981’s “Physical,” died on Monday (Aug. 8). She was 73. Continue reading “Olivia Newton-John, Beloved ‘Grease’ Actress & Singer, Dies at 73”

Yahoo News

Ric Parnell, the British musician best known for playing doomed drummer Mick Shrimpton in Rob Reiner’s cult-classic heavy metal mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, has died at age 70. The news was confirmed Sunday on social media by comic actor Harry Shearer, aka Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls, who said “no one ever rocked harder” than Parnell. No cause of death was revealed at press time. Continue reading “Spinal Tap drummer Ric Parnell dead at age 70”


In contrast to modern conflicts, the Vietnam War attracted the wrath of the political left, which campaigned vehemently against it. The outrage even led to attacks on veterans. On Vietnam War Veterans Day, almost half a century after the last US troops left the country, RT tries to understand – what was it about this particular conflict that struck a nerve? Continue reading “‘I couldn’t comprehend why we were there’: Many Americans hated the Vietnam War but then forgot about it”