Tag Archives: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Nick Ashford dies at age 70

HollywoodNews.com: I’d like to say I am shocked at the news of Nick Ashford‘s death, but he didn’t appear at the Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner this past June. His wife and songwriting partner, Valerie Simpson, was there. They were never ever apart. They were really inseparable. Someone who knew[...]

Lady Gaga mentoring “Idol’s” final four

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Haley Reinhart advanced to the Final Four on “American Idol” this week by singing an unreleased Lady Gaga song that the singer normally performs in concert. Apparently Gaga was impressed. And now she wants in on the fun. FOX has revealed that Lady Gaga will serve as the[...]

Motown Rules as Friars Toast Smokey Robinson

By Roger Friedman hollywoodnews.com: A great New York night: the Friars Club took over the Waldorf Astoria main ballroom and toasted Motown’s Smokey Robinson and Steiner Studios founder David Steiner. Steiner probably drew the big donor crowd, which was fine. He’s a lovely guy. But it was Smokey who brought the music.[...]