Headlines: Brian May Reveals Heart Attack, Randy Jackson Rejoins Journey

Brian May reveals recent heart attack, says he’s good now – Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing “a small heart attack.” May said Monday in an Instagram video that the stents were put in after his doctor drove him to a hospital after he starting feeling the symptoms of a heart attack. He said he found the experience shocking, because “I thought I was a very healthy guy.” The 72-year-old said he feels fine now and the procedure was a success. “I walked out with a heart that’s very strong now,” May said. – Read more at AP.com

Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Randy Jackson Back in Journey – Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson is back at bass duties for the band, Journey, Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon announced.Jackson–who recorded and toured with the group in the ’80s for the 1986 “Raised on Radio” album and tour–will be joined by new drummer Narada Michael Walden.“Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again,” Schon announced on social media. The new lineup made their debut Saturday with a socially distanced performance of “Don’t Stop Believin’” as part of the UNICEF Won’t Stop fundraiser concert. – Read more at 101.7.com

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Just Sam Talks After Winning ‘American Idol’ 2020 – Do you plan on having any original music released soon? I am currently working on original music that my team and I are hoping will uplift people during this time. I have a message so I want to take my time to perfect the music I put out. But, if I happen to fall upon the perfect song, I will definitely be releasing it soon. Do you have an idea of what genre or the type of music you want to create? R&B/Soul. I want to put out music that inspires people, like the music I listened to growing up. For example, songs like “Rise Up” by Andra Day or “Stand Up” by Cynthia Erivo. – Read more at CelebMix

‘The Voice’ winner Todd Tilghman Q&A: ‘I felt kind of an inner pull to try something new’ – What goes into the decision making on your song choices? A: MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE! Hahaha. It’s important to me to tell stories and convey emotion. For me, music is kind of a thread that connects what we’re experiencing to what we’re feeling. One song can completely state what we thought there were no words to describe, and music can make our feelings more raw and valid. I have leaned heavily on advice and direction from my coach, and I’ve remained true to either a story I wanted to tell or an emotion I wanted to express…or both. – Read more at Clarion Ledger

Voice finalist CammWess recalls Winthrop, Rock Hill influences on road to success – Cameron Wesley was in his senior year at Winthrop University in Rock Hill when he auditioned for NBC’s talent show “The Voice.” “I decided to put the whole school thing on hold and see how far I could take this thing,” he said. Going by CammWess, the 22-year-old was nearly cut from the show twice but was saved by Kelly Clarkson and later John Legend. CammWess said both coaches taught him invaluable lessons. “Working with two titans in the field, I kind of got more than I bargained for in that aspect,” he said. “I got to learn from two different perspectives.” – Read more at HeraldOnline

Archie Williams wrongfully spent decades at Angola. Now he’s a budding ‘America’s Got Talent’ star. – “I watched ‘America’s Got Talent’ in prison, and I would visualize myself being there,” he said. “I always desired to be on a stage like this, and now I’m here. Thank God. I know it’s the chance of a lifetime.” He was exonerated in March 2019, thanks to the help of the Innocence Project New Orleans, when improvements in evidence technology proved fingerprints taken at the scene of the crime belonged to another man — a serial rapist who went free while Williams was serving his sentence. – Read more at The Advocate

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