MEN WITHOUT HATS: On tour This Summer

Men Without Hats are another of the ’80s hit-makers who’ve signed on for this summer’s Retro Futura Tour. Frontman and main songwriter Ivan Doroschuk knows many of his co-stars. He’s recently worked with several of them. Ivan was destined for a career in music — his mother taught voice at McGill University in Montreal, and he took piano lessons while growing …

J GEILS: Guitarist Dead at 71

The guitarist and namesake founder of the J. Geils Band has died. According to Boston’s WCVB, John Warren Geils Junior was found dead today (Tuesday) in his Groton, Massachusetts home. He was 71. The cause of death has been called natural causes. The hard-driving R&B band band, which featured vocalist Peter Wolf, built its reputation around Boston and began making …

BLONDIE: Was Harry Hassled Unfairly?

Was a member of Debbie Harry‘s staff out of line when he threatened to “drop” a cameraman? The Daily Mail reports that Blondie‘s frontwoman was heading for a flight at the end of their Australian tour when she was approached by a cameraman. After a member of her staff asked the intruder to put the camera away — and was refused …