Canned Heat Loses An Original Member, S.R. Vaughan, and more Nuggets

Long-time Canned Heat bassist Larry “The Mole” Taylor died Monday of cancer. He was 77. He also played with The Monkees,Tom Waits and many others. He was the younger brother of Ventures drummer Mel Taylor. His death leaves drummer Fito de la Parra and guitarist Harvey Mandel as the only surviving members of the ‘60s Canned Heat.

Joe Perry likes the new Stevie Ray Vaughan biography,Texas Flood. He says, “Out of all the stuff I’ve read about Stevie this has to be the definitive story of a great artist. From what I know, [authorsAlan Paul and Andy Aledort] really nailed it! After the first chapter not only do you want to read the next, but you wanna stop and put on [his album]Texas Flood and turn it up!”

Bret Michaels laid his father Wally to rest Monday, a little more than two weeks after he died of a heart attack. On his website, the Poison frontman writes, “It truly hit me that there is no bringing my father physically back, it is final. I can’t fix this one, which is why it’s so important to have faith to believe in something, to love him more than he will ever know & remember that this is God’s plan, that I will see him again one day.”

Ziggy Marley will be honored as an "Ambassador of Peace" by Creative Community for Peace in a private ceremony on September 26th in Los Angeles.

Joan Jett and country singer Carrie Underwood are teaming up to record NBC's Sunday Night Football theme.They performedtogether at CMA Fest in June and got on really well. Carrie suggested they do this project.

The rock-country collaborators will bring back "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," which is based on "I Hate Myself for Loving You."

A preview of the clip will air on this week's edition of Sunday Night Football.

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