Friday, April 19, 2013

Quick News

The man responsible for some of rock and roll's most iconic album sleeves including Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here (A personal favorite), Storm Thorgerson, passed away at 69 after a long battle with cancer.

Following the tragedy in Boston, legendary Beantown punks, Dropkick Murphys are selling shirts to raise money for the city and its victims of the Boston Marathon massacre. The band have already raised over $65,000, to see the shirt and purchase one click HERE.

After announcing he was selling his stake in Brooklyn Nets to start a sports agency, Jay-Z has sold his share in the team. Jay said in a statement: Being a member of the Nets organization surpassed some of my greatest ambitions. It was never about an investment; it was about the NETS and Brooklyn. My job as an owner is over but as a fan it has just begun. I’m a Brooklyn Net forever. It’s been an honor to work with Mikhail Prokhorov, Dmitry Razumov, Christophe Charlier, ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Brett Yormark and all the wonderful people involved in making the Nets first class. My sincerest thanks goes to Bruce Ratner, who first introduced the idea of moving the Nets to Brooklyn. A thank you and deepest appreciation goes to the fans. You are the lifeblood of any team. The Nets have made their mark on the NBA and as they enter a new era, Roc Nation does as well; as we embark on Roc Nation Sports. Our newest endeavor is committed to building the brands of professional athletes as we have done for some of today’s top music artists. For Roc Nation Sports to function at its full potential, NBA rules stipulate that I relinquish my ownership in the Brooklyn Nets. It was a tough decision but as I stated earlier, it’s not about ownership. Congratulations to The Nets on a great season and making the playoffs! I will always be a Brooklyn Net. 

In related news, Jay-Z was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World along with wife Beyonce, Frank Ocean, President Obama and First Lady Michelle, Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli. To see the full list, click HERE.