Music news: Kanye, Whitesnake, and Carlos Santana

Three musical artists are tied to the news on Sunday, but none in a good way.

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I'll be honest. I partly hated tying Kanye West, Whitesnake, and Carlos Santana all together today. Mostly because it's unfair to the band Whitesnake. Meanwhile, Kayne knows someone who likely did something bad, and Carlos Santana just says something terrible.

Whitesnake lost founding member Bernie Marsden this week to bacterial meningitis. Marsden played on the band's first five albums, and he co-wrote such songs as "Here I Go Again," and "Fool for Your Loving." He was also the band's guitarist. Marsden left the band in 1982.

Marsden later formed the bands Moody Marsden Band and Alaska, among a handful of others. He also released a number of solo albums. Marsden was 72 years old.

Kayne, Whitesnake, and Carlos Santana find themselves tied to your Sunday news

Carlos Santana is unfortunately in your news on Sunday because he decided to go on a sudden anti-trans rant during a concert in New Jersey last week. There appeared to be no prompting for his monologue which included the words, "Because a woman is a woman and a man is a man. That’s it. Whatever you wanna do in the closet, that’s your business. I’m OK with that."

OK, thanks, Carlos! I am glad you decided to make yourself king and choose who should stay in the closet and who shouldn't and that you are OK with people staying in the closet. Wow. You'd think a musician from a minority group might have more understanding of others from a minortiy group.

Of course, as almost always happens, Carlos Santana took to social media later to apologize for his "insensitive" remarks. But then he later deleted the apology. Make up your mind, please.

Finally, Kanye West didn't do anything himself that was negative last week (that we know of), but his former publicist, Trevian Kutti, did. Kutti was arrested by Georgia officials for a role in the alleged scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Kutti was one of 19 defendants who had until this past Friday to turn themselves in.

While Kanye was not involved, he does seem to have a devotion to Donald Trump. He even had dinner with the former president in late 2022. So, take that for what it's worth.

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