Showing posts from May 2, 2012

Video - Isaac Hayes former Memphis Mansion in flames!

According to WMC-TV crews on the scene, there were three people at the home when the fire started. They were able to make it out and were not injured. Chopper 5 is above the fire in Cordova right now. Huge flames are visible from the air. The fire is so big Shelby County fire called both city and county resources to help contain it. The $1.4 million home was foreclosed on after Isaac Hayes' death. The Shelby County Fire Department confirms that this is the former home of Hayes. Source: WMC-TV Memphis/BackinMemphis

Bobby Brown's first interview since Whitney Houston's Death - Video

Visit for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy Here's part 1 of Bobby Brown 's first interview since Whitney Houston 's death. Part 2 airs tomorrow on NBC's Today Show, in the 8 o'clock hour.

Carl Perkins' Cadillac - Drive By Truckers

Here's a song stuck on repeat on my iPod - A tribute to the great Carl Perkins from Drive By Truckers. Enjoy! It's Catchy!

Zsa Zsa Gabor Estate to be settled out of court

video platform video management video solutions video player   Zsa Zsa Gabor ’s daughter and husband are attempting to settle a dispute over the 95-year-old actress’ care and finances outside of court, attorneys told a probate judge Wednesday. The two sides will meet with a retired probate judge in late June to try to mediate their issues without the need for a lengthy court fight. Gabor’s daughter Constance Francesca Hilton has asked that a conservatorship be created to oversee the actress’ medical care and ensure that her assets are being properly protected. The petition is opposed by Frederic von Anhalt , Gabor’s husband of 25 years and her caretaker.  Hilton appeared for a brief scheduling hearing Wednesday but did not speak. Attorneys said they would report the results of the mediation at a hearing on July 11. Hilton and von Anhalt have sparred for years and each has accused the other of financial mismanagement related to Gabor’s finan

Isaac Hayes former Memphis Mansion on fire

The 7,200 square foot mansion that used to belong to Isaac Hayes is on fire. The $1.4 million home was foreclosed on after his death. Huge flames are visible from the air. It is unknown if anyone is living in the home.   Hayes was a musician and legend at Stax Records . He was also known for being the voice of "Chef" in SouthPark . He died of a heart attack inside the mansion. Source: Memphis Ch 5/ BackinMemphis

Shaft Guitarist Charles "Skip" Pitts has passed away

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charles “Skip” Pitts, the longtime Memphis guitar player whose distinctive riffs helped define soul and make Isaac Hayes’ “Shaft” theme cool, has died. He was 65. Pitts is responsible for the unforgettable wah-wah guitar sound on Hayes’ “Theme from Shaft,” the ‘70s Blaxploitation film that remains a memorable moment in American popular culture — mostly due to the enduring popularity of the song. Tim Sampson, communication director with the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis, says Pitts died Tuesday after a long struggle with cancer. Schooled by neighbor Bo Diddley while growing up in Washington, D.C., Pitts had a long, historic run in Memphis. He played with Hayes for nearly four decades, worked as a session musician for Stax Records and logged time with many significant soul acts. Source: AP/NY Daily News/BackinMemphis