George McCorkle, one of the founding members of the Marshall Tucker Band and the writer of Fire on the Mountain, passed away on Friday at the age of 60. He had been battling a recently diagnosed cancer.
McCorkle played with the band until 1984 when he started a solo career. He also played with the Renegades of Rock, made up of former members of Wet Willie, the Outlaws and other southern rock groups.
Jimmie Rodgers had extremely successful brain surgery on Thursday. Word is that the doctors had found that his skull had regenerated enough on its own that putting further materials in was unnecessary. He'll be leaving the hospital on Sunday. Here's hoping he has a speedy recovery.
Rod Stewart slipped on the stairs at the opening of his concert Thursday night in Manchester and injured his leg. He did do his whole show and didn't visit a doctor until Friday when he received ten stitches.
Debbie Harry has once again gone under the knife for plastic surgery. She defends her action by saying, "Everybody knows that I've had plastic surgery. I did it for business reasons."
Paul Weller (Jam, Style Council) won the Silver Clef Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday afternooon at the annual O2 Silver Clef Luncheon in London. Bryan Ferry won Ambassador of Rock while Rod Stewart won the icon award and British Group went to Snow Patrol.