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Tom Petty Waited 38 Years for This

Posted on 08/7/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentAnything is possible. Even if it takes you almost 38 years. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just earned their first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The rock group first hit the charts in 1977 with a self-titled album that featured such classics as “Breakdown” and “American Girl.” >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. Hypnotic Eye sold 131,000 copies last week, Petty’s best sales week since Wildflowers sold 161,000 copies after Christmas in 1994. Petty’s No. 1 album didn’t …

Who’s the ‘Grandma Drummer’? Mystery Solved

Posted on 07/22/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentYou may have seen her in the past few days: the gray-haired, bespectacled woman in a pink shirt and jeans who stars in a video uploaded to YouTube by a drum shop in La Crosse, Wis. She walked into the store, sat down at a drum set and began rocking out. It’s not just the drumming that caught people’s attention. Watch what she does with those sticks! When the store uploaded the video, they gave it the title: Grandma Drummer, and …

Spot the Beastie Boys Tracks Featured in This MCA Tribute

Posted on 04/12/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentA Year and a Day from James Curran on Vimeo. If you’re 51 today, you were 25 when the Beastie Boys released Licensed to Ill; you might remember dancing to “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” They were inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year, just after the death of 47-year-old lead singer MCA. As the anniversary approaches, we’re starting to see some amazing tributes. Above, an artist put together a trailer for his London art show …