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A rock and roll drummer who had his issues has died. Jim Gordon was a Grammy-winner who played drums for scores of popular artists throughout the '60s and '70s. He can be heard on classic albums including the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass." Gordon is perhaps best remembered for the piano part he wrote for Derek and the Dominos' smash hit, "Layla." Sadly, Jim Gordon suffered from schizophrenia, and was sent to prison in 1983 for killing his mother with a hammer. He was 77.
A legendary soap opera lives on. "Days of Our Lives" is being renewed by Peacock on a deal that will take it through its 60th season. The daytime drama was brought back for two more years after being moved to the streaming service last year. It was NBC's longest running show before moving to Peacock. Since then, NBC reports "Days of Our Lives" has consistently been a top ten title on Peacock.
There's another hat in the ring for the White House. The so-called Tiger King is running for president. Joseph Maldonado posted on social media over the weekend that he's running for President of the United States as a Libertarian. The former operator of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma is currently in federal prison, serving a 21-year sentence in a murder-for-hire plot to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin. On social media, Maldonado says his campaign isn't a joke. He says it's his Constitutional right, even from prison.
Our very own radio company will be handing out awards later this month and--just in time--we now have a host. Lenny Kravitz has been named as host of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show is scheduled for March 27th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live on Fox. Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and Keith Urban are among the artists scheduled to perform at the show. Coldplay will also have a special live performance from Brazil.
In case you haven't heard, Kellogg--the Michigan-based company famous for breakfast cereals--is splitting into two companies. And now we know the names of those companies. Officials say the WK Kellogg Co will focus on cereals, like Corn Flakes, Special K and Rice Krispies--while Kellanova will cover snack brands like Pop-Tarts, Pringles and Cheez-Its. The split is expected to happen by the end of the year.
A Florida man has a dream: he wants to give people around the country an Elvis experience. James Webb of Plant City recently paid 200-thousand dollars at auction for a plane once owned by Elvis Presley. He plans to sell the wings and use the body of 1962 Lockheed JetStar as an RV with which he can tour the country. Webb says he wants to raise money for charity and teach people about Elvis and his impact.