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For: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
>>Huckabee To Pay Survivor
(Undated) -- Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is paying Survivor 25-thousand dollars for using "Eye of the Tiger" without permission. Huckabee reportedly agreed to a confidential settlement with Rude Music, which is owned by Survivor's guitarist Frankie Sullivan. Huckabee used the song last year at a rally for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Huckabee tried to claim the rally was a "religious assembly," which are exempt from rules about song fees and licensing. It was later discovered that he claimed the event's fees as a campaign expense.
>>Ellefson Coffee Releases 'Kenya Thrash'
(Undated) -- Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson is selling a new coffee blend. 'Kenya Thrash' is the latest blend from Ellefson Coffee Company and is described as a "bold high-octane blend, roasted with a kick, for a high blend of flavor and function." Ellefson Coffee also has a blend called 'Roast In Peace.' Ellefson says his mission is to "bring this roast to our tables and awake our taste buds, fire up our rock n roll spirits and continue the global fellowship of music, art and coffee."
>>Mars Plays First Post Crüe Show
(Nashville, TN) -- Video of Mick Mars jamming out at his first post Motley Crüe gig is now online. Mars showed up at the Ernie Ball Music Man Pickers' Paradise show in Nashville last week and did some covers including Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll." Mars' is currently working on his first post-Crüe LP, with John Corabi. The pair was in the studio early this year, recording what Mars called, "new, fresh, greasy, slamming music."
>>Ian Paice Is Doing Great
(Undated) -- Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice is updating fans on his recovery. Paice posted on Facebook over the weekend saying, "I knew I had a lot of friends around the world but never realized quite how many. Again thanks to you all and I will endeavor to keep you up to date with my progress which so far is great." Pace suffered a mini-stroke earlier this month while on tour in Europe.
>>Eagles Get Kennedy Center Honors
(Undated) -- The Eagles are going to be honored by the John F. Kennedy Center For Performing Arts. The band will be celebrated at the December event for their contribution to American culture through the arts. The Eagles were scheduled to be at the gala last year, but had to drop out due to Glenn Frey's poor health. He died just weeks after the event.
>>London Organizes Motorhead Day
(London, England) -- London is having a special Motorhead Day next month. The event will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the band's first live show at the Roundhouse Camden in 1975. The "Raise A Glass For Lemmy" show will be held at the Black Heart Inn. Tickets are free but limited to just 250.