advertisement
FYI

Fundraiser Launched For Tour Manager Gerry Lee After Stroke

The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

Fundraiser Launched For Tour Manager Gerry Lee After Stroke

By Aaron Brophy

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support Gerry Lee, the tour manager for veteran Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane, who suffered a stroke in September, and whose "big heart" has his friends and associates stepping up to help.


The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

According to the post on the Lee GoFundMe page, on Sept. 12 he "had a massive stroke and was rushed to the hospital in Toronto where the doctors worked on him to the best of their ability but he suffered brain damage and lost the function of the right side of his body. As of today, he’s slowly recovering in a rehabilitation centre. He still doesn’t have function in his right arm and leg, but he can now slowly speak and has just been able to eat solid food."

advertisement

The fundraising effort was set up by Bill Bell, a producer, musician and long-time guitarist for Cochrane. – More details available on the SamaritanMag website.

advertisement
Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services
Rb Hip Hop

Shaq’s Classic Song ‘You Can’t Stop the Reign’ Featuring Biggie Is Finally on Streaming Services

There's a more explicit Biggie verse in the vault, according to the NBA legend.

Shaq’s classic with Biggie is finally available on streaming services. The news was broken by FakeShoreDrive on X earlier this week, and the Hall of Fame big man confirmed the news Thursday afternoon (June 13).

The year is 1996 and Shaquille O’Neal and the Notorious B.I.G. are two of the biggest figures in their respective fields. Shaq was entering the last year of his deal with the Orlando Magic before he headed west to the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the 1995-1996 season. Biggie was getting ready to release his sophomore album, Life After Death, while in the throws of a beef with 2Pac. Big name-dropped the NBA player on the song “Gimme the Loot” off his debut album, Ready to Die, and the two had a mutual respect for each other ever since.

keep readingShow less
advertisement