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Happy Birthday!

10/16/2015 7:00am EDT
Happy Birthday to:

Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962)

Irish singers John and Edward Grimes aka Jedward (1991)

Singer Shayne Ward (1984)

Australian actress Pippa Black (1982)

Actress Caterina Scorsone (1981)

Actor Jeremy Jackson (1980)

Singer/songwriter John Mayer (1977)

Actress Kellie Martin (1975)

Actor Rob Machado (1973)

Actor Paul Sparks (1971)

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove (1969)

Actress Terri J. Vaughn (1969)

Actor Randall Batinkoff (1968)

Actor Randy Vasquez (1961)

Actor Gary Kemp (1959)

Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958)

Grateful Dead / Ratdog founder Bob Weir (1947)


Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses

8/2/2014 8:00pm EDT
Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses
More than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Medication can be effective, but millions of people with the disease continue having seizures for the rest of their lives.

Several celebrities have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, including some that may surprise you.

Prince told PBS's Tavis Smiley in a 2009 interview: "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

The singer added: "My mother told me one day I walked in to her a...

Flea Praises Bruno Mars In Open Letter To Fans Over Super Bowl Miming

2/4/2014 11:43pm EST
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has addressed rumors that neither he nor bandmate Josh Klinghoffer were playing their instruments live during the Super Bowl halftime show wiht Bruno Mars Sunday night.

Nothing looked amiss until eagle-eyed Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid noticed that both Flea's bass and Klinghoffer's guitar had nothing plugged into their output jacks.

"That guitar is plugged into NOTHING," he wrote on twitter. The tweet went viral, leading to much speculation over the legitimacy of the performance.

"No trickery. No choice, but no trickery," Flea first responded, b...

Review: Super Bowl XLVIII's Music Performances Exceed Expectations

2/3/2014 8:10pm EST
Bruno Mars
2014 is all about trying new things, personally and professionally – or something like that. Last year, I put my two cents in about the Super Bowl halftime show, but didn’t critique the other performances – “America The Beautiful” and of course “The Star Spangled Banner.” Rather than merely focusing on what my boy Bruno Mars did, I’mma give some analysis to Queen Latifah (“American The Beautiful”) and Renée Fleming (“The Star Spangled Banner”) as well. And yes, it is love – for the most part!

Queen Latifah

“America The Beautiful”

Queen Latifah is nothing short of a Renaissance woman....

Patti Smith To Appear On Flea's Fundraising Solo EP

7/19/2012 4:20pm EDT
Patti Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea has recruited punk icon Patti Smith for his new fundraising solo EP, which fans will decide how much to pay for.

Following Radiohead's ground-breaking sales concept, the bassist will release the Helen Burns project later this year and allow fans to pay what they want to download the tracks.

All proceeds will benefit the Silverlake Conservatory for Music school Flea founded a decade ago.

He tells RollingStone.com, "It is obscure, arty, mostly instrumental music, except when Patti Smith sings. It will be available for download at any price you want to pay...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Anthony Kiedis & Flea Surf In Rio

9/25/2011 3:00pm EDT
Anthony Kiedis & Flea
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, sporting his new 'stache & bassist Flea, with a new purple 'do, hung ten and caught some waves in Rio de Janiero's west zone of Prainha on Friday.

The Chilis are in town for the world's biggest music festival - Rock In Rio - and are promoting the release of their latest album, "I'm With You." The band's classic album, "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" turned 20 on Saturday.

This year marks the festival's return after 10 years and takes place in the 'City of Rock' venue at the future site of the planned Olympic Village when the 2016 Summer Games come to t...

Venice Beach Was THE Place To Be For Celebs This Weekend (Photos)

8/1/2011 2:00pm EDT
Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin strolled down to the Venice Beach boardwalk for a late breakfast on Saturday. The "True Blood" couple smiled for the cameras as they made their way to a beach bar.

Rosario Dawson wore a black sundress and rode a bicycle with a group of friends on Saturday. Dawson currently stars in "Zookeeper" opposite Kevin James.

A very fit Kellan Lutz jogged along the beach on Saturday. The "Twilight" star wore a black tank top, knee-high socks, fingerless gloves and carried a pedometer.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers gave a free concert from a rooftop while filming a ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Play Secret Show In Big Sur

7/29/2011 9:12am EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to the stage for the first time in four years on Wednesday with a secret outdoor concert under the stars.

The hitmakers staged an intimate gig on the lawn at the Henry Miller Memorial Library in the Big Sur, California, attended by just 300 people, most of whom were friends of the band.

It was the group's first live performance with new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante, and the rockers thrilled the audience by treating them to a special preview of songs from their forthcoming album, "I'm With You."

The set opened with new...

Flea Overjoyed By Student He Taught To Play The Trumpet

7/26/2011 11:05pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea showed his soft side by breaking down in tears as he told of his work helping underprivileged children.

The bassist was also a trumpet prodigy in his youth, and he was delighted to share his skills with a young student at California's Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit music school which he co-founded in 2001.

He later discovered the youngster had been accepted for a university course - and Flea wept with pride as he recalled the tale.

He tells Q magazine, "He was, like, 10. It was during a period when the Chili Peppers took six months off and ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce New Studio Album, 'I'm With You,' Out Aug. 30

6/7/2011 8:51am EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album, I'm With You, on Warner Bros. Records on August 30th, 2011. Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I'm With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band's previous five albums, 2006's Stadium Arcadium, 2002's By The Way, 1999's Californication, 1995's One Hot Minute, and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman.

I'm With You is the band's first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium, w...

Bassist Flea Steps Out With Purple Hair; See Other Stars With Bright Locks

5/10/2011 1:00pm EDT
Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea (Michael Balzary) has bright purple hair! We spotted the musician chatting on his phone while he took a walk in Soho with his daughters Clara Balzary and Sunny Bebop Balzary yesterday.

He's not the only music star who likes jazzing up his hair. Rihanna has been a bright red head for quite a while, and Katy Perry has experimented with blue hairstyles.

Nicki Minaj is one of the most outrageous colored hair trendsetters. She has a penchant for pink. Check out photos below:

Rihanna's favorite color du jour:

Katy Perry feeling blue:

One of Nicki Min...

John Entwistle Named Greatest Bassist Of All Time

4/1/2011 8:02pm EDT
John Entwistle
Late The Who star John Entwistle has topped a new online poll to find the best bassist.

The rocker, who died in 2002, beat out Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea and Paul McCartney in the Rolling Stone readers survey.

In naming Entwistle the top man, the publication's editors state, "His solo on My Generation is probably the most famous bass solo in rock history."

"The Who have carried on since his sudden death in 2002, but their music has lacked Entwistle's thunder and been considerably weaker as a result."

Also making the top five: Rush's Geddy Lee and Les Claypool from Primus.


Thom Yorke Rocks On Despite Explosion

4/7/2010 2:46pm EDT
Thom Yorke rocked on at his New York City show on Tuesday night despite a dangerous explosion near the concert venue that shut down several Broadway shows.

A manhole exploded in Times Square, prompting police to block off an area around Roseland Ballroom, where the Radiohead frontman was booked to play with his side project, Atoms for Peace.

Evening performances of Broadway shows including hit musical Jersey Boys had to be cancelled - but Yorke managed to get clearance for his concert and took to the stage with the supergroup, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Ra...

We're Giving Away A Gibson Guitar To Celebrate Fuse's Rock Hall Induction Ceremony!

3/25/2009 6:00pm EDT
Gibson Giveaway
Fuse welcomes you to an exclusive look at this year's highly-anticipated, star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, airing live from Cleveland Ohio's Public Hall on April 4th at 9pm ET/PT. Watch as a chosen few of music's most legendary acts including Metallica and Run DMC join fellow rock legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

As the exclusive television partner, Fuse is the only place to get a front row seat to the induction ceremony live from Cleveland. The four hour show will carry on the tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of this year's inductees...

Goofy Rock Names

5/30/2008 8:58am EDT
Meat Loaf
There are lots of bizarre, random band names in the history of rock and roll, like the Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Smashing Pumpkins, and the Electric Prunes, and it may have been a little embarrassing to say "I'm a member of The Electric Prunes." But, would you be willing to say, "I am the Electric Prune?"

Here at Starpulse, we would like to pay tribute to the individuals who have the courage to sign his/her checks, or introduce him/herself at a parent teacher conference with one of the below listed names.

10) The Edge: It's kind of a cool name when you think about it. Not Ed...