Classic Rock Briefs for October 27, 2008

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Ron Wood’s Daughter Pregnant

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood has had a lot going on in his life lately. Struggles with alcohol and a split from his wife of two decades in favor of his new 20-year-old girlfriend have kept the U.K. papers buzzing about Wood in recent months. Now we hear that Wood’s daughter Leah is expecting her first child in the spring. She has not informed her father of her pregnancy, since she has not been on good terms with him since his affair with Ekaterina Ivanova, although it is a safe bet that he’s heard about it by now. Full Story.

Zeppelin Fan Determined To Continue Walk of Fame Campaign

Despite comments from Jimmy Page that put a bit of a damper on Rocky Dickerson’s efforts to secure a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Led Zeppelin, Dickerson has decided to press on with his efforts, and encourage other fans to join him. “I must admit I was taken aback by Jimmy’s non-endorsement of the campaign drive. I’m sure he has his reasons… and all of them possibly valid,” Dickerson says.”But I am so committed to doing this I cannot simply roll over and play dead…” Full Story.

Boston Rocker Suing Bon Jovi Has No Hate for Group

Bart Steele, the fellow who has filed a $400 billion lawsuit against Bon Jovi and other entities claiming that a song he Bon Jovi wrote to honor his hometown baseball team was stolen from him. Steele says he has been a Bon Jovi fan since 1985. On his personal blog, Steele recently wrote: “I never accused Bon Jovi of stealing lyrics or anything. I’ve been a fan for a long time which is also why this whole situation stinks. I only wanted fair credit and compensation for my work. Unfortunately, I’ve spent my past year learning the in’s and out’s of copyright laws…and they are very VAGUE!!!” Full Story.

Music Legends Lose Memorabilia In Warehouse Fire

Rare Memorabilia belonging to legendary rockers David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Elton John have been lost as a result of a fire in East London that raged through a warehouse being used by a company called Iron Mountain. The company’s website describes their business, in part,  by saying, “Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM) helps organizations around the world reduce the costs and risks associated with information protection and storage.” An estimated $1.5 million worth of memorabilia was destroyed in the fire. Legal action against Iron Mountain may be in the works, and the artists are said to be very upset about the loss. Duran Duran and The Sex Pistols were also reported to have lost items in the fire. Full Story.

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