Music News 8.16.17

Kenny Rogers to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Photography

2017 continues to be a big one for Kenny Rogers. Less than a month after announcing his retirement from music, the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum announced their first ever lifetime achievement award, and its inaugural recipient is the Gambler himself.

Rogers has authored several books on photography, most recently 2014’s Places I’ve Been, Things I’ve Seen, and in 2013 he received n honorary master’s degree in photography from Professional Photographers in America (fun fact: that’s the same year he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame). Rogers will receive the award alongside this year’s 10 photography hall of fame inductees on November 17th in St. Louis.


Wu-Tang Threads to Return This Year

Wu-Tang fans rejoice, their official clothing is coming back, so says RZA. He’s partnered with Wu-Tang executive producer Oliver “Power” Grant and Live Nation to revive Wu Wear nearly a decade after being discontinued. Nothing fancy with the revival line, just the classic t-shirts and hoodies sporting the iconic Wu Tang logo. The collection debuts this week in Las Vegas and you’ll be bale to get your hands on it later this year. RZA also announced that a full line will launch next Spring/Summer in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wu Tang Clan’s debut album.

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