Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who performed a cover of the song “If I Had a Hammer” and also appeared in “The Dirty Dozen,” has died due to complications of COVID-19. He was 83.Trinidad “Trini” Lopez III died on August 11, according to the Palm Springs Life Magazine, where he had been a resident since the 1960s.Some of his other hits included “Lemon Tree,” “I’m Comin’ Home, Cindy” and “Sally Was a Good Old Girl.”A documentary film called “My Name Is Lopez” had just been completed on Lopez’s life from filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes, and the filmmakers had just shown a cut of the film to Lopez as recently as last week. The directors hope to premiere it in 2021.Also Read: Smash Mouth Frontman Steve Harwell Tells Mask-Free Sturgis Rally Crowd, 'F- That COVID S-!'Lopez’s debut album in 1963, “Trini Lopez at PJs,” contained a version of Pete Seeger and Lee Hayes’ “If I Had a Hammer,” and the song wound up going number one in 36 different countries and was awarded a gold record. He also recorded a version of “La Bamba” and the track “Green Green.”As an actor, Lopez was one of the Dirty Dozen in the Robert Aldrich action film from 1967, but he got his film debut playing himself, making a cameo appearance in “Marriage on the Rocks” from 1965. And because of his international success as a pop star and guitarist, he was arguably a larger star than many of his “Dirty Dozen” co-stars, including Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson.Lopez also has some cult status as a designer of two vintage Gibson guitars that have since become collectors’ items, the Gibson Trini Lopez Standard and the Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe, which were in production from 1964 until 1971.In all, Lopez scored 13 different singles that charted up through 1968, and in 1993 he was awarded a Golden Palm Star in his hometown of Palm Springs.Read original story Trini Lopez, ‘If I Had a Hammer’ Singer and ‘The Dirty Dozen’ Actor, Dies at 83 of COVID-19 At TheWrap
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Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s former acting chief of staff, warned Republicans on Monday that there is still a COVID-19 “testing problem” in the country.“I know it isn’t popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results. My daughter wanted to get tested before visiting her grandparents, but was told she didn’t qualify,” Mulvaney wrote in a CNBC op-ed. “That is simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic.”Earlier this year, however, Mulvaney appeared to downplay the risks of the virus by comparing it to the flu and accusing the media of extensively covering the spread of the virus to “bring down” President Donald Trump at a conservative event in February.Also Read: Trump Finally Wears a Mask for Cameras During Visit to Military HospitalBut in his Monday op-ed, Mulvaney urged Congress to focus on “dealing” with the pandemic by directing money toward research, temporary hospital beds and therapeutics. He also said lawmakers need to “focus” on solving the problems of the pandemic, rather than focusing on the election.“Put another way, the fact that people aren’t going on vacation probably has more to do with fear of getting sick than it does with their economic condition. Giving people a check, or some financial incentive to travel, won’t solve their problem. Make people feel safe to go back on an airplane or cruise ship, and they will of their own accord,” Mulvaney wrote. “Elections, despite what too many politicians think, cannot be bought. But problems can be solved. As lawmakers consider the next stimulus, let’s hope they focus on the latter.”According to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center, there are over 3.3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 135,000 deaths in the United States.Read original story Trump’s Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Warns Republicans: ‘We Still Have a Testing Problem’ With COVID-19 At TheWrap
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Eminem went after bad cops, people who refuse to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brews in his new (co-)single and first collaboration with Kid Cudi. The Slim Shady of “The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” also sent “prayers” out to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery in his lyrically excellent-as-always verse.We’ve posted Marshall Mathers’ relevant lyrics, which are courtesy of Genius.com, below. They’re in order of his flow.First, on Brees, who caught Em’s wrath for saying that NFL players kneeling during the pregame national anthem was “disrespecting the flag.” Brees has since apologized for taking that stance.I had hoop dreams, now I shoot threes (What?) Got a lil’ green (Yeah), but I don’t do weed (Nope) Purp nor lean (Nah), that’s Tunechi (Yeah) That’s New Orleans (What?), f— Drew Brees (Yeah)Also Read: Here's Why Eminem No-Showed the 2003 Oscars When He Won for 'Lose Yourself'On anti-maskers:Bunch of half-wits up in office (What?) Half of us walking around like a zombie apocalypse Other half are just pissed off and (Yeah) Don’t wanna wear a mask and they’re just scoffing And that’s how you end up catching the s— off ‘em I just used the same basket as you shopping Now I’m in a f—in’ casket from you coughin’ (Damn)If you didn’t catch that last line, it’s a double entendre for “coffin.”Also Read: Eminem Responds to Nick Cannon's Diss Song 'The Invitation'On Floyd, Arbery and bad cops:And it’s nonstop fury (Yeah) ‘Cause I ain’t holding ‘em up like an armed robbery (Nah) And God’s my jury, so when I die, I’m not worried (Nah) Prayers to George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (Yeah) How the f— is it that so many cops are dirty? (Huh?) Stop, man, please, officer, I’m sorry But I can’t breathe when I got you on top of me Your goddamn knee’s on my carotid artery (F—)Those bars are a little more straightforward.Also Read: 50 Cent Says He Advised Eminem to Not Respond to Nick Cannon: 'You Can't Argue With a Fool'“The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady” from Kid Cudi featuring Eminem is a 2020 release from Republic Records, which is a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.Watch the music video above.(A few times, maybe, to catch all the punchlines.)Read original story Eminem Slays Anti-Maskers, ‘Dirty’ Cops in New Single With Kid Cudi – Plus: ‘F— Drew Brees’ (Video) At TheWrap
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