Controversy Rocks St. Patrick's Day; Stooges Rocker Dead at 64
March 17, 2014
By ABC NEWS
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations Underway
It’s not all Guinness, shamrocks and rainbows for St. Patrick’s Day this year. Indeed, celebrations on the East Coast have gone slightly awry after Guinness announced over the weekend it dropped all sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The Irish beer maker follows in the footsteps of brands like Sam Adams and Heineken. Those companies' long-brewing argument with organizers about the exclusion of LGBT groups from marching openly on the Irish holiday came to an ugly head Friday.
Iggy and the Stooges Drummer Scott Asheton Dead at 64
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Scott Asheton, founding member of pioneering punk bank Iggy and the Stooges, died Saturday of an unspecified illness. He was 64. Fellow band member Iggy Pop announced the death on his Facebook page Sunday.
“Scott was a great artist, I have never heard anyone play the drums with more meaning than Scott Asheton. He was like my brother,” Iggy Pop wrote. “He and Ron have left a huge legacy to the world. The Ashetons have always been and continue to be a second family to me.”
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Ties the knot
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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, 55, exchanged vows with model girlfriend Courtney Bingham, 28, Saturday in a Gothic rock meets French countryside ceremony. Of course.
At the wedding held at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles, the 130 guests were greeted with peacocks on arrival as well as other personal touches, People reports.
“Hot damn. I'm a married man.... @how2girl looked absolutely beautiful. Now it's time to PARTY.” Sixx tweeted after the ceremony.
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