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For Friday, December 9, 2016
>>Greg Lake Passes Away
(Undated) -- The rock community is mourning the loss of another legend. Greg Lake, co-founder of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died Wednesday. His manager says he passed away after "a long and stubborn battle with cancer." Lake was 69.
>>Mick Jagger's A New Dad
(Undated) -- Mick Jagger is a father again. The Rolling Stones frontman and girlfriend Melanie Hamrick announced the birth of their son yesterday and a publicist said, "Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time." Jagger is 73 years old and has seven other children, five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
>>Yoko Calls For End To Gun Deaths
(Undated) -- Yoko Ono is calling on Americans to stop gun deaths. John Lennon's widow wrote a letter on social media yesterday on the 36th anniversary of his murder saying, "Every day, 91 Americans are killed with guns. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 36 years, our son Sean and I still miss him." Lennon was killed by Mark David Chapman in New York City in 1980. Chapman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20-years-to-life in prison. He has been denied parole nine times.
>>Bowie Tribute Planned For January
(New York, NY) -- More details are being released about the upcoming tribute concert for David Bowie. A bunch of the musician's former bandmates will mark the first anniversary of his death with a show at Terminal 5 in New York City. The event will take place on January 10th, the day Bowie died. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
>>Stones Will Keep Going
(Undated) -- The Rolling Stones just released their new covers album, "Blue and Lonesome," but guitarist Keith Richards is already looking ahead to volume two. In a new interview, Richards says the Stones recorded the bulk of the record in two days explaining, "It's almost like getting something off your chest that had been there for a long time. I'm looking forward to volume two already." Guitarist Ron Wood agreed saying, "Howlin' Wolf almost died on stage, plugged into his kidney machine, so there's no reason why we wouldn't go exactly the same way."