Grapevine: Rock community says goodbye to Lemmy

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Rock and roll says goodbye to Lemmy Kilmister

News surfaced that Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died at age 70 Monday after a short battle with cancer, and rock and roll fans and musicians took to social media to share their feelings. “Lost one of my best friends,” Ozzy Osbourne tweeted. “He was a warrior and a legend.” Metallica posted that Lemmy was “one of the primary reasons this band exists.” Offline, a “reserved” sign was posted on the Megatouch game machine at the Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, along with flowers and candles. Lemmy was a regular at the bar and often sat in front of the game, making him accessible to countless fans. The Mirror reports that the singer died while playing a similar game he had at his home.

‘Glee’ actor Salling arrested on child porn charges

Actor Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday by the Los Angeles police on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Salling, who starred on the Fox musical hit “Glee,” has “hundreds of images” on his computer, according to TMZ. Salling, 33, was sued by an ex-girlfriend in 2013 for sexual battery. He appeared on “Glee” as Noah “Puck” Puckerman from 2009-15.

Country singer Craig Strickland is missing

After a duck hunting trip was hit by bad weather in Oklahoma, counter singer Craig Strickland is missing and his friend, Chase Morland, has been found dead. Their boat was found capsized in Kaw Lake; Strickland’s dog turned up alive. Strickland, 29, is the singer for the country rock group Backroad Anthem. His wife, Helen Strickland, a former Miss Arkansas USA, tweeted this week asking for prayers for her husband.

‘Seinfeld’ soup man coming to Kroger

After 20 years of exclaiming “no soup for you,” the “Seinfeld” Soup Nazi — actor Larry Thomas — is giving you soup. He’s on a promotional tour of Kroger stores with Original Soupman CEO Jamieson Karson. They’ll be at the new Kroger at 20891 E. 13 Mile in Roseville passing out samples at 11 a.m. Jan. 17. Soupman soups, which the New York Times called “art, not soup,” recently became available at Kroger stores. The Soup Nazi rose to fame after a 1995 episode of “Seinfeld” in which Jerry, George and Elaine visited a new soup stand on Kramer’s recommendation. The episode and character is named “Soup Nazi” because of the strict requirements he puts on customers in regards to the ordering and paying process. Thomas was nominated for an Emmy Award for his “Seinfield” performance in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

Also ...

■Drummer John Bradbury of ska band the Specials has died at age 62, the BBC reports. No cause of death was given.

■Actor Ryan Phillippe, 41, and his girlfriend of four years, Paulina Slagter, 25, are engaged. Phillippe was married to Reese Witherspoon for eight years and they have two children together.

Wednesday’s birthdays

Patti Smith, 69

Meredith Vieira, 62

Tiger Woods, 40

Tyrese Gibson, 37

LaBron James, 31

Ellie Goulding, 29