The Blast says Keith Richards recently posted the following tribute to the late Tina Turner. ‘’I am so saddened to hear of Tina’s passing. There is so much I would like to say about her but feel I am at a loss for words. She was the most wonderful and warm person with whom I’ve been friends since the early 60’s. She was one dynamic performer I ever have known. She had a great voice and a beautiful feel for a song.  I will miss her forever! My deepest condolences to her family. Rest in Peace, Tina!’’

The NY Post says Paul Simon has lost most of the hearing in one of his ears. He says, ”It happened quite suddenly. My reaction to that was frustration and annoyance; not quite anger yet, because I thought it would pass, it would repair itself.”

Cleveland Scene Magazine says John Mellencamp was recently performing in Cleveland when he got mad at his audience for being loud. He said,  “I don’t like people screaming from the audience. Listen, hey, you guys, if these people don’t shut up I’m just going to leave, OK? Because I’m not used to this crap. Look, guys, if I wanted to play in this type of drunken environment, I’d play outside or I’d play in an arena.” The crowd decided to behave as John continued

ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus tell the BBC that the band has no plans to reunite next year on a European reality TV show. Benny says, “I don’t want to and if I don’t want to, they won’t go. It’s the same for all four of us – someone says ‘no’, it’s a no.”  Bjorn added, “We can celebrate 50 years of ABBA without us being on stage.”

Rare News says Bruce Springsteen was recently performing in Amsterdam when he tripped up some stairs on stage. Stage hands helped him to his feet. Bruce took the mic and joked, “Good night everybody!”

Ultimate Guitar says Queen is in talks to sell their music catalog for $1 billion. Music companies and private equity firms plan to bid on the amazing catalog.