JUELZ SANTANA SURRENDERS AFTER AIRPORT INCIDENT
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Juelz Santana faces two weapons charges after a carry-on bag containing a loaded .38-caliber gun and his identification were left at a security checkpoint in Newark’s airport on Friday. Santana surrendered to Port Authority Police early yesterday. Officials say he ran when the gun was discovered as the bag went through an X-ray machine.
LITTLE BIG TOWN PREPARE EMOTIONALLY FOR ACMS
LONDON (AP) — Little Big Town feels that holding the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas could be a raw reminder of what happened in Las Vegas nearly six months ago, but potentially therapeutic, too. A gunman killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. LBT’s Philip Sweet says he anticipates the ACMs will be a time of healing and remembering, but also moving forward in a positive way, stronger than ever. Bandmate Karen Fairchild says country musicians always look out for each other, but a tragedy like that took it took it to a different level. She says the ACMs will probably be a very emotional time. The ACMs are April 15.
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KID ROCK WILL BE INDUCTED INTO WWE HALL OF FAME
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kid Rock is getting a Hall of Fame induction. Not Rock Hall — WWE Hall. The WWE will induct Rock into the celebrity wing of its hall of fame on April 6 in New Orleans. Rock’s songs have been used as entrance music for several wrestlers as well as the theme music for several WWE pay-per-view events. Rock also has performed at WWE events. Others getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame are Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett and Hillbilly Jim.
BILLY CORGAN WILL RELOCATE TEA SHOP
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Billy Corgan is giving away tea for free at his tea shop in suburban Chicago, because he’s forced to close up. Corgan writes on Instagram his Madame Zuzu’s Teahouse will close Sunday “for various reasons which involve tenancy, but certainly nothing to do with the strength of the business.” He says there will be free tea and special last-day sales on Sunday. Corgan says he plans to relocate, but part of the holdup is the lack of ideal spots. He says he hopes to stay in Highland Park, Illinois, which is where the current shop is.
STEVE MORSE’S GUITAR DISAPPEARS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guitarist Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs is searching for a guitar that was stolen while on tour. Morse’s website says the dark green custom-built Buscarino acoustic guitar was taken as the band was loading in for a concert at Washington’s Lincoln Theatre last Wednesday. A reward is being offered for its return, no questions asked.
SUGE KNIGHT’S LAWYER ORDERED OFF CASE
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The start of the murder trial for Death Row Records co-founder Suge (SHUG) Knight could be delayed after a judge dismissed one of his lawyers with legal problems of his own. Los Angeles County Judge Ronald S. Coen dismissed attorney Thaddeus Culpepper from Knight’s legal team. Culpepper and another attorney formerly on Knight’s legal team were indicted a week ago on witness-tampering charges involving Knight’s case. They deny any wrongdoing. Knight has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder after he drove over two men outside a burger stand in Los Angeles in 2015. His trial is supposed to start April 9.
BEYONCE AND JAY Z SET DATES FOR “ON THE RUN 2” TOUR
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyoncé will hit the road together one more time. The “On The Run 2” tour begins in Cardiff, Wales, on June 6. The first U.S. date is July 25 in Cleveland. The first “On The Run” tour was in 2014.
ALBUM DESIGNER GARY BURDEN DIES
NEW YORK (AP) — The artist who designed the covers for albums like Joni Mitchell’s “Blue,” The Doors’ “Morrison Hotel” and “Deja Vu” for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has died. Rolling Stone reports Gary Burden has died at the age of 84, but details were not given. Neil Young writes on his website Burden created probably 40 covers for him, some for albums Young has yet to release. Young says his favorite Burden cover was his 1974 album “On The Beach.” More recently, Burden designed covers for albums by Conor Oberst, Kurt Vile and My Morning Jacket.
by Margie Szaroleta