First Notes (9/2/2014): Survivor singer dies at age 63



Editor's Note: First Notes is a weekly update of recent happenings in the world of music.

* Jimi Jamison, singer for the band Survivor, has died at age 63 from an apparent heart attack. Jamison became the singer for the band from 1984 until 1988, providing the vocals for The Karate Kid's "Is This Love" and Rocky IV's "Burning Heart." He also sang the theme to Baywatch, "I'm Always Here," as a solo artist. Jamison joined Survivor shortly after the band recorded its biggest hit, "Eye of the Tiger."

* Cee-Lo Green pleaded no contest to a felon drug charge — and then made some questionable comments. Green tweeted out, "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" and “When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass where is your plausible proof that anyone was raped.”(sic) Green later deleted the tweets and apologized for his comments. Green will now serve three years of formal probation and complete 360 hours of community service.

* A man in Iowa City has been charged with assault after police say he threatened to kill his neighbor because of the music he was playing. Terrill Wiges, 63, allegedly held a knife to his neighbor's throat and asked if he was ready to die. It's unknown what music was playing.

* Randy Travis' name no longer appears in his hometown of Marshville, North Carolina. The old signs, which read, "Marshville Home of Randy Travis & Country Living," have been replaced by signs that simply say, "Welcome to Marshville North Carolina." Town manager Fern Shubert says the old signs were "too busy" for drivers to read.

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