Tom Petty - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Tom Petty Correction: Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 21-27 May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 76. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 74. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 70. Actress Carol Potter ("Beverly Hills, 90210," ''Sunset Beach") is 69. Singer Leo Sayer is 69. Comedian-turned-U.S. Senator Al Franken is 66. Actor Mr. T is 65. Drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 62. Actor Judge... Tue, 23 May 2017 16:57:00 GMT 2017-05-23T16:57:00Z Isn't it moronic: Morissette manager sad over 'stupid' theft LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alanis Morissette's meteoric rise to fame put her in need of someone who could wisely invest her fortune for her future. She thought she found that person in Jonathan Todd Schwartz, a money manager to the stars, who earned her trust and assured her that her nest egg was secure and growing. But even as she was repaying... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:09:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:09:00Z Alanis Morissette's ex-manager gets 6 years for stealing $7M LOS ANGELES (AP) — A business manager who stole more than $7 million from Alanis Morissette and others was sentenced Wednesday to six years in federal prison after the singer made a pitch for a lengthy and severe sentence saying he stole her dreams. Morissette said she had placed the fortune she earned through her fame in the trust of Jonathan Todd Schwar... Thu, 04 May 2017 03:52:00 GMT 2017-05-04T03:52:00Z Satellite radio's SiriusXM is debuting Beatles channel NEW YORK (AP) — SiriusXM satellite radio said Tuesday it will debut a channel devoted to the Beatles later this month, achieving a long-sought dream to highlight the music of the pop legends. The Beatles Channel launches May 18, a week before the band's newest archival project is released: a box set keyed to the 50th anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." ... Tue, 02 May 2017 13:41:00 GMT 2017-05-02T13:41:00Z Jazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on tap NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates. The weekend forecast calls for cloudy skies on both the opening day and Saturday, with rain probable on Sunday. Still, producer Quint Davi... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:00 GMT 2017-04-27T13:57:00Z In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror." And Demme's death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 mean... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-04-26T22:13:00Z 2017 Jazz Fest to include Stevie Wonder, Nas, Maroon 5 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's 30 days and counting until nearly 600 performers converge on the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course for the annual celebration of music known as Jazz Fest. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held over two weekends, April 28-30 and May 4-7 featuring such names as Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Harry Connick Jr... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:40:00 GMT 2017-03-28T23:40:00Z 'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You' NEW YORK (AP) — The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You." On the website for performance rights organization ASCAP, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle aka Tiny and Kevin Briggs have been added as co-writers of "Shape of You," co-written by Sheeran, Steve Mac and John McDaid. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-03-22T19:48:00Z Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 to headline Jazz Fest NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Usher and Dave Matthews are among some of the big names playing at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The lineup, announced Friday, includes more than 500 bands covering a diverse array of musical styles over more than a dozen stages set up at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:37:00 GMT 2017-01-27T23:37:00Z Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of Los Angeles, was charged with wire fraud and filing a false tax return for failing to report the embezz... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:53:00 GMT 2017-01-19T02:53:00Z Extra credit: Hits get added writers as lawsuits loom NEW YORK (AP) — What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and the Chainsmokers' "Closer" have in common? Yes, they dominated the charts, sold millions of singles and achieved international success in the last two years. But all three smashes also extended writing credit to older songs after they were compared to earlier hits. ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:21:00 GMT 2016-12-16T15:21:00Z