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'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' Sells Music Rights for Big Bucks

Tina Turner has released her 60-year music catalog to BMG, for a reported $50M

(Newser) - It's a seller's market, apparently—at least if you're Tina Turner. The 81-year-old Grammy Award winner, the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" responsible for such hits as "What's Love Got to Do With It" and "Private Dancer," has released the rights...

Here Is Your 2021 Rock Hall of Fame Class

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's headed to Cleveland on first try

(Newser) - Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, reports the AP , leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland...

Tina Turner: Ike Changed My Name Without Asking

'I said, 'Who's Tina?''

(Newser) - Tina Turner sat down with Gayle King for a wide-ranging interview on CBS Sunday Morning during which she revealed that her second wedding was really "the first time that I got married, as far as I was concerned. When Ike asked me to marry him, I knew it was...

Tina Turner Remains Baffled by Son's Suicide

Craig Turner was 'troubled soul,' though she doesn't know why he took his own life

(Newser) - Tina Turner is finally speaking out about the July death by suicide of her oldest son, Craig Turner, and she tells the BBC she's as baffled as everyone else. "I still don't know what took him to the edge," she says of her 59-year-old son, who...

Tina Turner: My Husband's Incredible Offer 'Shocked Me'

The singer says Erwin Bach gave her a kidney

(Newser) - Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband, the AP reports. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at "20% and plunging rapidly." She says...

Tina Turner’s Son Dies by Suicide

Craig Turner found dead in Calif. home

(Newser) - Tragedy for the Turner family: Craig Turner, eldest son of Tina Turner, has died in an apparent suicide. The 59-year-old was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his California home Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . Craig was born when Tina Turner was just 18. His biological father...

Tina Turner Getting Hitched
 Tina Turner Getting Hitched 

Tina Turner Getting Hitched

Will wed Erwin Bach, beau of 27 years

(Newser) - Tina Turner and Erwin Bach, her record producer beau of 27 years, are making things official. Sources tell the New York Post the couple, living together in Switzerland since the 1990s, will wed July 21 either at their Lake Zurich home (according to some sources) or at their French Riviera...

Tina Turner Dumping US Citizenship for Swiss

'I cannot imagine a better place to live'

(Newser) - It's official: Tina Turner is divorcing America. The pop legend has decided to become a citizen of Switzerland, where she's been living since 1995, giving up her US citizenship in the process. "I'm very happy in Switzerland," she explained to a German-language paper, according to...

See the Playlist for Chelsea Clinton's $2M Wedding

Someone really likes Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky's wedding playlist has a boomer slant so strong that it suggests the thirtysomethings like the same music as their parents—or that someone's pulling TMZ 's leg. Selections include hits by Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, and Michael Jackson. And they'd better be pretty...

Surprising Celebrity Buddhists
 Surprising Celebrity Buddhists 
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Surprising Celebrity Buddhists

Tiger isn't the only big-shot who practices Buddhism

(Newser) - Tiger Woods shocked many by mentioning Buddhism in his televised mea culpa. "People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist,” he said. "I drifted away from it in recent years." He's not the only big-shot Buddhist around, the Daily Beast notes. Here are...

Divas Renew Royal Rumble
 Divas Renew Royal Rumble 

Divas Renew Royal Rumble

(Newser) - The Aretha Franklin-Tina Turner feud has taken another dissonant turn, USA Today reports. Beyoncé referred to Turner as "the queen" at the Grammy Awards—yes, that was 8 months ago—and Turner stirred things up again last week, saying: "There were so many kings and queens there...

Aretha to Beyonce: I Am Queen
Aretha to Beyonce: I Am Queen

Aretha to Beyonce: I Am Queen

Queen of Soul slams 'cheap shot' at Grammys

(Newser) - R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means, Beyonce. That's the message "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin fired off after baby-diva Beyonce introduced singer Tina Turner as "the queen" at the Grammys. Turner is sometimes called the queen of rock 'n' roll, but Franklin wasn't having it. "I am...

Turner Died of Cocaine OD
Turner Died of Cocaine OD

Turner Died of Cocaine OD

Music pioneer, 76, had a lifelong problem with drugs

(Newser) - Rock and soul legend Ike Turner died last month from a cocaine oversdose, a coroner's report says. Turner, 76, perhaps as famous for his abusive relationship with Tina Turner as for his pioneering music, had lifelong problems with drugs. The San Diego medical examiner says the overdose appears to have...

I Like Ike, Says Spector, But I Hate His Enemies

Eulogy takes aim at Tina, Oprah, others

(Newser) - Phil Spector gave an impromptu and rambling—but highly entertaining—eulogy at pal Ike Turner's funeral in which he took potshots at Tina, Oprah, Whoopi, and even Eric Clapton, Fox News reports. Spector glorified Turner—“Ike could play circles around Eric Clapton and Eric knew it”—and vilified...

Ike Turner Dead at 76
Ike Turner Dead at 76

Ike Turner Dead at 76

Musical legend gained infamy as Tina's abusive husband

(Newser) - Ike Turner, who gained nearly as much fame for his pioneering rock and soul music as he did being Tina Turner's abusive husband, died at age 76 today, the AP reports. The cause of death was not immediately known. Turner teamed with Tina for a series of powerful hits in...

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