Phil Everly, one-half of the enormously successful and influential early rock band the Everly Brothers, died last night in Los Angeles from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.
Veteran producer and engineer Andy Johns, whose resume boasted classic albums by a long list of rock bands that included Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, and Van Halen, has passed away at the age of 61.
A powerful storm system that spawned several tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest early Wednesday morning, leaving millions of dollars of damage and at least 13 people dead in its wake. Early damage photos are showing that the devastation ranges from mild to severe.
Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges. “Irene was gon…