Kanye West loves David Bowie's music and his legacy so much ... he has NO PLANS to record a cover album, which means angry Bowie fans can settle down.
Outrage spread on the Internet after multiple reports claimed Kanye was recording a tribute -- featuring covers of Bowie's biggest hits -- however, a rep for West tells us that's complete BS.
The rumor, apparently started in a British tab, launched a petition -- which already has 5,000 signatures -- to shut down the album. Not sure how that would have stopped it anyway, but it's a moot point.
We're told Yeezy had a ton of respect for Bowie -- he tweeted about his death -- but they never had plans to work together.
David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
Glenn Frey, co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles, has died ... TMZ has learned.
We're told the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We're told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City.
Glenn co-wrote and sang on most of the Eagles hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few. He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.
After the Eagles' 1980 breakup, Glenn launched a successful solo career, recording numerous hits ... most notably "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City."
Glenn also got into acting, snagging a recurring role on "Miami Vice."
He reunited with the Eagles in '94 for their monster Hell Freezes Over tour and recorded music till the end, releasing what would be his fifth and final solo LP, "After Hours," in 2012.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been fighting intestinal issues for awhile but his condition relapsed before the holidays, forcing the Eagles to pull out of their Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December. At the time, the band said he needed major surgery that would require a lengthy recovery.
Don Henley said, "He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken."
He added ... "We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
Famous '70s TV star Dan Haggerty -- who played Grizzly Adams -- died from cancer early Friday morning ... TMZ has learned.
Haggerty died after battling cancer for the last few months. Sources close to Dan's family tell us doctors discovered the cancer after he had surgery for back pain.
Haggerty starred in the 1977 hit TV show "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" as the lovable mountain man whose BFF was a grizzly bear. He also guest starred on several TV shows like "CHiPs" and "Charlie's Angels."
Haggerty was getting treatment in a hospital until recently when doctors told him the end was near and his son told close friends and family to come visit over the last few days before he passed.
Bunny Ranch owner and friend of Haggertys Dennis Hof tells TMZ, "Grizzly Adams was my friend for 20 years, the Bunnys loved him, he loved to drink with the Bunnys and told amazing jokes."
TMZ Sports has obtained the Lawrence Phillips' 911 call -- in which a prison staffer tells the operator to send help because the ex-NFL star "has attempted suicide right now."
During the call, the staffer says he's in the dark about Lawrence's condition or how he tried to take his own life ... but says he was instructed by other Kern Valley State Prison staffers to call for an ambulance asap.
By the way, officials say the call came in to 911 at 12:14 AM -- 9 MINUTES after prison officials say they found Phillips unresponsive in his cell.
As we previously reported, Phillips' next of kin -- along with his biological mother and his lawyer -- do NOT believe Lawrence committed suicide ... and are demanding an investigation into the death.
Prison officials say Phillips was found unresponsive in his cell early Wednesday morning and was pronounced dead 90 minutes later after he was transported to a nearby hospital.
David Bowie won't soon be forgotten anywhere, but especially not in L.A. where artists are throwing up HUGE tributes.
The most prominent one went up on the office of Timewarp Music -- Jules Muck painted a mural of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie chumming it up with another rock icon ... Motorhead frontman Lemmy, who died last month.
Another piece of graffiti appeared hours after Bowie's death Sunday night -- his name was spray painted on wall in the middle of Hollywood. That one didn't stick though ... it was painted over by Tuesday morning.
Lawrence Phillips' biological mother -- and the people closest to him -- do not believe the ex-NFL star committed suicide in his prison cell ... with his next of kin telling TMZ Sports, "I know for a fact he wouldn't do that."
We spoke with Tonissa Murdock -- who was listed as Phillips' next of kin with Kern Valley State Prison due to their close relationship for more than 20 years.
Murdock says her family took in Lawrence during the '90s and he's been like a brother to her ever since. Tonissa says they were extremely close and last spoke with him around the Christmas holiday and he was very upbeat and positive at time, focusing on becoming a better person.
"I know him well enough to know he wouldn’t commit suicide."
Tonissa says she's the one who had to break the news to Lawrence's biological mother -- and says they both are demanding answers from prison officials.
"I asked the coroner for information about his body and she was very unhelpful," Tonissa says ... adding that she was told Lawrence was found with a note -- but officials wouldn't reveal what it said.
Tonissa also says she's upset that she was notified at 7:15 AM -- hours after he was found -- preventing her from being able to meet Phillips at the hospital before he was pronounced dead.
In the past few months, Tonissa says Phillips was determined to clear his name in the April death of his cellmate -- telling her he only acted in self-defense.
"He knew that he was innocent about his cellmate. He faced adversity his whole life and during all those times he said suicide was never an option."
As for the prison, officials say they will examine Lawrence's body on Friday -- but so far, have not released any details regarding how exactly the ex-NFL star died.