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Reel Busy 2009 In Store For Reel Big Fish, New Album Of Covers Due Jan. 20

October 21st, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Reel Big Fish
OC'S original skanking pranksters Reel Big Fish have finished mixing and mastering the tracks that will make up their new album, a 10 song serving of high-energy covers which they've dubbed, Fame, Fortune and Fornication.

The release is set to include the band's signature ska take on such classics as Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me", Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down", John Mellencamp's "Authority Song", and The Eagles "The Long Run." For good measure, Reel Big Fish pay tribute to their early ska/reggae forefather's with versions of Desmond Dekker's "Keep A Cool Head" and Toots and The Maytals...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 16

July 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to 80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971), funny guy Will Ferrell (1967), English musician Fatboy Slim (1963), "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" actress Phoebe Cates (1963), Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952), actor Ruben Blades (1948), reggae singer Desmond Dekker (1941), actress/dancer Ginger Rogers (1911; d. 1995), silver screen legend Barbara Stanwyck (1907; d. 1990), and notorious baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (1889; d. 1951).
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Reggae Legend Desmond Dekker Dies

May 26th, 2006 10:25am EDT
Desmond Dekker
Reggae legend Desmond Dekker has died in his Surrey, England, home. He was 64.

The Jamaican singer collapsed after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

His manager Delroy Williams says, "It is such a shock. I don't think I will ever get over this.

"Desmond was the first legend, believe it or not. When he released Israelites nobody had heard of Bob Marley - he paved the way for all of them.

"He was at his peak fitness, he had this big tour coming up for this summer and he was looking forward to it - and then that was it.

"He died peacefully but it still hurts. I wa...
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