Do you remember hearing about a fire happening on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood back in 2008? Here is a link to the New York Times article for those who need a refresher: http://tinyurl.com/y2jglcnc
“According to a new report from theNew York Times, a fire that swept the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, Calif., in 2008 resulted in massive damage that wasn’t publically reported, including losses of irreplaceable master tapes from some of country’s biggest names. Universal claimed after the fire in 2008 that the damage was “relatively minor.” The company reported that a vault of video and television media was destroyed, along with a portion of the studio tour” (Taste of Country, “LORETTA LYNN, MERLE HAGGARD + MORE CLASSIC COUNTRY RECORDINGS DESTROYED IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxqkgj7y)
“According to the original report, Universal initially claimed the damage was “relatively minor,” but internal documents published by the Times dispute that account. “The West Coast Vault perished, in its entirety. Lost in the fire was, undoubtedly, a huge musical heritage,” a memo written in March of 2009 states” (Taste of Country, “REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT REPORTEDLY AMONG 800+ ARTISTS WHO LOST MASTERS IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxg5zepb)
We can only imagine how these artists must feel. We’re sure it was hard enough to hear about the fire in general. But finding out over 10 years later that your masters were part of the casualty must feel like a punch to the stomach!
“The cause of the fire is now believed to have been a blowtorch used by workmen to repair the chapel roof on New England Street around 3am. They reportedly followed policy of standing watch for an hour (to spot any fire after the work) then went for a break. The fire was reported at 4.43am by a security guard. The Universal City Fire crew were on scene four minutes later, by which time a whole block of facades was engulfed” (TheStudioTour.com, “2008 Fire” http://tinyurl.com/y5w2jl64)
What are your thoughts on this whole situation? What would you do if your masters got destroyed? Let us know in the comments below.
If you do a Google search for the top country songs of all time, you will find a multitude of articles from various sources. Not all of the lists referenced below are of the same length, so we will only be sticking with the top 10 songs on each list. All songs mentioned are on the top 10 list as of 6/24/2019.
Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) – Jimmie Rodgers
Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
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In last week’s episode of the Voice, Adam Levine showcased his new hairdo (a shaven head) that has since set the internet in a frenzy with the new look. Since then many people have been using this to make jokes about how Blake could “one-up” Adam. Ellen DeGeneres did this on her show that aired October 16th, Ellen and the powers of technology gave Blake a new hairdo.
After four tumultuous years The King and Queen of Country are divorcing. Looks like the star of The Voice isn’t picking Miranda to be a finalist.
2. Jason Aldean and Jessica Usery
After 12 years of marriage the court docs sited “irreconcilable differences”. Translation: His wife couldn’t reconcile Jason dating former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr. Oh, he married the differences part of the irreconcilable after the breakup.
3. Shania Twain and Mutt Lange
Well maybe we should have known that this wouldn’t work. After all when you marry a man named “Mutt” …
4. Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger
This marriage lasted 4 months there were rumors that Kenny’s middle name was really “beard” which he denied in a sixty minutes interview. He apparently didn’t understand what it was like to be married … for four months?
5. Leann Rimes and Dean Sheremet
(where do these people get their names?) I guess Sheremet rimes with According to Sheremet the business ended up destroying them. It may have been the business or it may have been Leann’s affair with Cibrian…
Miranda Lambert spoke with Country 106.5 WYRK about her disagreements on her husband Blake Shelton when it comes to The Voice, and some of her biggest pet peeves.
“I watch The Voice as an absolute fan. I don’t get any inside information because I’d rather just watch it as a fan, but sometimes it’s like, why did you say that? Or, why did you turn around on that one -that wasn’t any good! Or, why didn’t you turn around? So yeah, I definitely have my opinions.”
Miranda went on to reveal a few details on how her husband can rub her the wrong way. “He’s very witty, and he always has a comeback for everything.”
Watch the whole interview below, and learn more details about her upcoming tour dates.
Dear Lord, where do we begin? When you put Blake Shelton and Adam Levine in the same room, and leave them to their own devices, very interesting things happen (to say the least).
Remember this past Christmas, when Taylor Swift’s gift giving campaign went viral across the internet? Well, Adam came up with the brilliant idea of “one-upping” Swift with a similar gift giving extravaganza.
You won’t believe what gifts they had in mind for fans of The Voice. It’s the thought that counts, right? Watch the video below: