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‘Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Little Richard dies aged 87

‘Architect of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Little Richard dies aged 87

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Little Richard, one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, has died at the age of 87.His son, Danny Penniman, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, and Bill Minson, a close friend and pastor, told the Associated Press news agency that the star died on Saturday morning. The self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll", Little Richard was famous for hits including Good Golly Miss Molly, Long Tall Sally and Tutti Frutti in the 1950s, and was one of the first inductees into the Rock Hall Of Fame in 1986 - alongside Chuck Berry, James Brown, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly. ...
Coronavirus: Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise

Coronavirus: Rock bands start selling face mask merchandise

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As the global pandemic continues, bands have started offering a new piece of must-have merchandise alongside their T-shirts and hoodies - face masks.Metal acts like Megadeth, Korn and Thursday have led the way, listing masks on their online stores. My Chemical Romance are selling a stockpile of masks they designed before the pandemic for a show in the desert.The proceeds will go to a fund for those in live music industry who have lost their jobs because of Covid-19."We had these masks made to keep you dust-free in the desert, a show that never happened, never will," the band said in a statement. Perhaps, they suggested, "we were unknowingly waiting for the right time" to send them to fans. ...
Mud wasp nests used to date ancient Australian rock art

Mud wasp nests used to date ancient Australian rock art

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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Researchers have used mud wasp nests to narrow the age range of Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Previous surveys suggested some Kimberley painting were 16,000 years old, but the latest findings proved the Aboriginal rock art was much younger. "This is the first time we have been able to confidently say Gwion style paintings were created around 12,000 years ago," Damien Finch, doctoral student at the University of Melbourne, said in a news release. "No one has been able present the scientific evidence to say that before." For the study, published this week in the journal Science Advances, scientists collected and analyzed 100 mud wasp nests from rock art sites. "A painting beneath a wasp nest must be older than the nest, and a painting on...
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s wrestler father dies aged 75

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s wrestler father dies aged 75

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Tributes have been paid to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's father and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, following his death aged 75.Johnson, who was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, was a trailblazer in the ring and was the first African-American WWE tag team champion. He was known as "Soul Man" and retired in 1991, with his son Dwayne continuing his wrestling legacy before becoming a major Hollywood star. Dwayne Johnson, now a major Hollywood star, inducted his father into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.In a statement announcing his death, WWE said it "extends its condolences to Johnson's family, friends and fans". Advertisement No cause of death was given. Fans and figures from the wrestling world have be...
Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

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Shattered remnants from the volcano that generated a devastating tsunami in Indonesia a year ago have been pictured on the seafloor for the first time.Scientists used sonar equipment to image the giant chunks of rock that slid into the ocean when one side of Anak Krakatau collapsed. Some of these blocks are 70-90m high. Their plunge into the water produced tall waves that tore across the shorelines of Java and Sumatra on 22 December 2018.Over 400 people around the Sunda Strait died in the nighttime disaster, and thousands more were injured and/or displaced. Media playback is unsupported on your device Researchers have been trying to reconstruct what happened ever since. But all their ...