For as tough as Joan Jett is, she cried while accepting her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame over the weekend . The two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, jammed out together on “With A Little Help From My Friends” for Starr’s induction. Bill Withers, another inductee, rarely performs in public anymore, but he helped sing “Lean On Me” with John Legend. Green Day, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, were also inducted. The ceremony will be broadcast on HBO May 30.
Don Henley and a clothing company have settled a dispute over a pun on Henley’s name. The Duluth Trading Company had emailed an ad for shirts to its customers that said, “Don a Henley and Take It Easy.” Henley sued, claiming trademark infringement. The company also issued an apology to Henley and made a contribution to Henley’s non-profit organization, the Walden Woods Project.
Ozzy Osbourne’s response to Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward: “Stop playing the victim and be honest with yourself and our fans.” Osbourne wrote a response on his website to Ward’s demand that Osbourne apologize for comments he made about Ward. Osbourne says he cannot apologize because Black Sabbath knew Ward was not capable of making an album and doing a tour, so the band moved on without him.