Grapevine: Nick Cave’s son dies in fall

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Nick Cave’s son dies in fall

Arthur Cave, the son of British musician Nick Cave, died this week from injuries he sustained after falling off the 60-foot chalk cliffs at Brighton, England. The 15-year-old was airlifted to the hospital after being found by walkers at the foot of the cliffs. Besides his father, Arthur leaves behind his twin brother, Earl, and his mother, Susie Bick. The Caves released this statement: “Our son Arthur died on Tuesday evening. He was our beautiful, happy, loving boy. We ask that we be given the privacy our family needs to grieve at this difficult time.” Nick Cave performed at the Masonic Temple in Detroit in the summer.

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction to be a father

One Direction fans freaked out when the news broke that one member of the boy band, Louis Tomlinson, is going to be a father. The baby’s mother is stylist Briana Jungwirth, who is being described as a “friend” of Tomlinson. They’re both 23. According to Us Weekly, the response from fans on Twitter was less than joyful.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is now just JR JR

Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is dropping Dale Earnhardt from its name and will henceforth be known as “JR JR.” The group explains the name change in a post on its website, which coincidentally can still found at The band says the name change has nothing to do with NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt Jr., who gave the band his blessing to use the name. Rather it’s the confusion it has caused in the years since: Fans showing up to concerts expecting to see the driver, or requests from dying children to meet their hero, who is not in the band.

Rod Stewart says Detroit was the place to party

Rod Stewart touted the Motor City on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Tuesday night, as he drove around L.A. with Corden in a “Carpool Karaoke” segment. In between singing along to “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and other Stewart hits, the rocker was reminiscing about his wild days out on the road with the Faces, “shagging and a’drinking.” “One of the best places we used to party was Detroit,” Stewart said. He added that the Faces were banned nationally from all Holiday Inns, “So we would check in to the Holiday Inn as Fleetwood Mac. We would announce onstage that we were having a party back at the Holiday Inn. We’d let all the girls in, not all the guys … then as the night wore on, you’d pick the top five.”

‘Orange’ actress releases Bowie covers album

Comedian, actor and jazz musician Lea DeLaria has released “House of David” on Ghostlight Records. The release includes jazz renditions of David Bowie songs like “Rebel Rebel” and “Young Americans.” One of the first openly-gay comedians on television, DeLaria is best known for her role as Big Boo on the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black.” This is her fifth jazz album; she also has two comedy albums.

Adam Graham and Susan Whitall contributed

Thursday’s birthdays

Phoebe Cates, 52

Will Ferrell, 48

Corey Feldman, 44