Ace Frehley teams with Paul Stanley for “Fire and Water” video

Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley on the set of "Fire and Water"To celebrate the release of his new album, Origins Vol. 1, and his 65th birthday, Ace Frehley has released his first music video since 1989. It just so happens that the video, a cover of Free’s “Fire and Water” features his first musical collaboration with Paul Stanley in 18 years.

On it’s release, Origins Vol. 1 entered the Billboard 200 charts at number 23.  It also topped the Billboard Hard Music charts.

Watch the video here.

 

Jani Lane Dead: Ex-Warrant Singer Was 47

Jani Lane, who fronted the glossy rock band Warrant during the salad days of hair metal, was found dead in a motel room in Woodland Hills, Calif. Thursday evening of undetermined causes, police have confirmed. He was 47.

Details are scarce, but Lane was reportedly discovered at a Comfort Inn near Los Angeles. The death was first reported by TMZ.

Known for his golden boy looks and a voice that hearkened back to the 1970s era of arena rock wailers, Lane penned many of Warrant’s huge hits, including “Down Boys,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the band’s biggest charter, the 1989 ballad “Heaven.”

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Troubled Soul Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.

Winehouse shot to fame with the album Back to Black, whose blend of jazz, soul, rock and classic pop was a global hit. It won five Grammys and made Winehouse — with her black beehive hairdo and old-fashioned sailor tattoos — one of music’s most recognizable stars.

Police confirmed that a 27-year-old female was pronounced dead at the home in Camden Square northern London; the cause of death was not immediately known. London Ambulance Services said Winehouse had died before the two ambulance crews it sent arrived at the scene.

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Hollywood Legend Tony Curtis Dies At 85

Tony Curtis shaped himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob into a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well in such films as “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Defiant Ones” and “Some Like It Hot.”

The Oscar-nominated actor died at age 85 Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest at his home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson, Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said Thursday.

Curtis began in acting with frivolous movies that exploited his handsome physique and appealing personality, but then steadily moved to more substantial roles, starting in 1957 in the harrowing show business tale “Sweet Smell of Success.”

In 1958, “The Defiant Ones” brought him an Academy Award nomination as best actor for his portrayal of a white racist who escaped from prison handcuffed to a black man, Sidney Poitier. The following year, he donned women’s clothing and sparred with Marilyn Monroe in one of the most acclaimed film comedies ever, Billy Wilder’s “Some Like It Hot.”

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Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Nailed for DUI

Vince Neil, famed frontman for the ’80s hair-metal band, was arrested for suspicion of DUI early this morning in Las Vegas, E! News has learned.

A Las Vegas Police Department spokeswoman so far has released little information about the bust except to say it was accident related. No word if there were any injuries. The veteran 49-year-old rocker was booked into Clark County Jail and is currently being held on $2,000 bail.

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Legendary Actor Dennis Hopper Dies at Age 74

Dennis Hopper was no Easy Rider.

Hopper, the actor who upended Hollywood with his hippie classic, lost chunks of his career to hard-headedness and drugs, and wound up a revered elder statesman, died Saturday, May 29 at his home in Venice after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 74, and on seemingly on his ninth, if not tenth, life.

Unpredictable to the end, Hopper filed for divorce from his fifth wife, Victoria, while undergoing chemotherapy.

“I’ve reinvented myself so many times,” he once said.

Twice nominated for an Oscar, Hopper came up with his greatest creation when he and Peter Fonda decided to make “a Western, only on motorcycles.”

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Gary Coleman, from TV’s “Diff’rent Strokes”, dies at 42

Actor Gary Coleman, who had suffered from a brain hemorrhage from an accident in his home Wednesday, died Friday in a Utah hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Family members and close friends were at his side when life support was terminated at 12:05 p.m. (2:05 p.m. ET), Janet Frank said.

Coleman’s wife, Shannon Price, issued a short statement Friday afternoon saying details of how the former child actor died will be made public later.

“Now that Gary has passed, we know he will be missed because of all the love and support shown in the past couple of days,” Coleman’s spokesman, John Alcantar, said in a written statement. “Gary is now at peace and his memory will be kept in the hearts of those who were entertained by him throughout the years.”

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