(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Bassist John Hall, a founding member of Addison Groove Project, died on November 26 after fighting cancer for more than a year and a half. He was 25.
He performed with the group until his diagnosis in June of 2003. "Though he was not performing with us," the band said in a statement, "his presence was felt on every stage, in every city we went. He was like a brother to us and it still feels unnatural to think we'll never have another conversation with him."
Donations may be made in Hall's memory to The Mockingbird Foundation, c/o The Godards, 6948 Luther Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021 or to Healthcare Dimensions Hospice, 40 Woerd Ave., Suite 102, Waltham, MA 02453, Attn: Jennifer Harding.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
Arthur Mogull Dead At 77
LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Arthur Mogull, a 50 year music industry veteran, passed away on November 25 at age 77. According to Reuters, Mogull died of heart failure in his Beverly Hills home.
During his career Mogull worked with Deep Purple, the Electric Light Orchestra, Kenny Rogers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Hootie and the Blowfish, John Denver and Olivia Newton-John. He was an executive at three major labels (Warner Brothers, Capitol and MCA), ran United Artists Records before buying the company and in the last decade formed two indie record labels, JRS Records and Insane Records. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers