Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock Hall
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Dave Grohl of the band Foo Fighters performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.
Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas
Nine people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been confirmed dead since lightning-caused fires that started weeks ago fused into a monster that largely destroyed Berry Creek, a tiny hamlet in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of San Francisco. Nearly 15,000 firefighters were battling 28 major wildfires across California, although 24 were sparked Thursday and quickly contained. The sheriff said the victims included Josiah Williams, 16, of Berry Creek, who apparently died while trying to flee the flames in a vehicle. In Berry Creek, most homes were reduced to smoldering piles of ash, twisted metal and blackened appliances, although some were unscathed. Kate Brown said Friday “dozens of people” are missing from the large wildfires that have burned across the state.
10 now dead in massive Northern California wildfire
The blaze, part of the lightning-sparked North Complex, expanded at a critical rate of spread as winds buffeted the region. Butte County sheriff’s deputies and detectives found seven bodies on Thursday, a day after three other victims were discovered. They kind of held the family together.”More bodies could be found as crews manage to make their way into devastated areas. A fire raging along the Oregon border destroyed 150 homes near the community of Happy Camp and one person was confirmed dead, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said. It was the second time in two days that firefighters in California had to take the rare last-ditch effort to save their lives.