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For: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 

>>Elton John Defends Prince Harry, Meghan Markle 

(London)  --  Elton John is defending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for using a private jet to travel to their vacation in Nice [[ neese ]].  The couple was criticized in the media by some over using a private jet to take their son to the south of France because of their very public positions on climate change.  Elton John says the young family stayed at his home in Nice and that he provided the plane.  Elton says his plane is carbon neutral, and that after calculating how much carbon was released, he donated to groups that reduce emissions by the same amount. 

>>Soul Train Musical Coming To Broadway 

(New York, NY)  --   A new musical inspired by the TV dance show Soul Train is coming to Broadway sometime in 2021.  The musical will feature disco classics and center on the story of host Don Cornelius, who created the show in the 70s.  This is coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Soul Train's debut.  The Roots' Questlove is an executive producer. 

>>Canned Heat Bass Player Dies 

(undated)  --  The original bass player for Canned Heat has passed away.  A spokesperson for the classic rock band says Larry Taylor passed away Monday at his home in Los Angeles at age 77 after a 12-year battle with cancer.  Taylor played with Canned Heat from 1967 to 1970, including at their famous Woodstock performance.  He played with the band for numerous reunions since then, and was slated to join Canned Heat for the Woodstock 50 Festival. 

>>Hetfield's Car Displayed At Museum 

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  James Hetfield's 1948 Jaguar is on exhibit at a Los Angeles museum.  The Metallica singer's custom car called the Black Pearl is on display now at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard.  The museum is also showing off Hetfield's 1937 Lincoln Zephyr called the Voodoo Priest, along with Metallica artifacts and memorabilia.  The band is currently on tour in Europe.