MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
SHOTS FIRED - JASON ALDEAN CONCERT
A 22-year-old man from Walls, Mississippi, will have a court appearance today for firing shots after a Jason Aldean concert in Tupelo on Friday. Steven Michael Hulbert is charged with aggravated assault after police say he shot an unidentified man in the chest. Police were already on the scene as security for the concert. Witnesses say a small group of men argued in the parking lot after the show and Hulbert allegedly fired four to six shots. Police say the shots hit the victim and several vehicles. People still inside the arena were kept inside until police determined they could safely leave. Less than a month ago, Aldean was on stage when 58 people were killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
VEGAS GUNMAN - BRAIN EXAMINED
A scientist at Stanford University plans to examine the brain of the gunman responsible for killing 58 people during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1st.
Dr. Hannes Vogel of Stanford's neuropathy department tells The New York Times the chances are slim of finding anything that might explain why Stephen Paddock opened fire. However, he says Las Vegas authorities told him to spare no expense in examining Paddock's brain. The exam is expected to take place this week.
JAM MASTER JAY - MURDER
Fifteen years after Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was shot to death, New York police are no closer to finding his killers. His cousin, Ryan Thompson, says potential witnesses may not come forward because they could be jailed as accomplices. On October 30th, 2002, Jay was in a studio in Queens when two armed men were buzzed in. Some reports say Jay hugged one of the men before he was shot in the head. Thompson, who once worked security at the studio, says the security camera was broken. Some speculated Jay's death was a result of unpaid debts. Police had identified a convicted armed robber as a suspect but the man was never charged.
OFFSET CARDI B - PROPOSAL
Cardi B is doing some heavy lifting these days. Her engagement ring supposedly weighs eight carats. Cardi B got engaged to Offset of Migos when he dropped to one knee on stage and proposed during a concert in Philadelphia on Friday. Cardi B showed off the ring on Instagram.
JACKSONS - FAMILY HOME
Janet Jackson admits when she saw the old family house in Gary, Indiana, she started crying. The Northwest Indiana Times reports Jackson and her brother Randy Jackson visited the house on Friday, then answered questions for students at Roosevelt High School, where their siblings Jackie and Rebbie attended. Janet Jackson says the family moved when she was a preschooler and she hasn't been back in Gary since she was eight-years-old. Randy Jackson says when they left, all they had was ``love and a dream.'' One student asked about Janet's baby, and she says every doctor told her it wasn't possible but she has ``a beautiful, healthy son.''
LINKIN PARK - TRIBUTE
Linkin Park brought on some big talent for the tribute concert to late singer Chester Bennington in Los Angeles on Saturday, including surprise guests Alanis Morissette, Bebe Rexha and Gavin Rossdale. However, one of the most uplifting moments was when Linkin Park performed their song ``Numb'' as an instrumental and let the crowd of 17-thousand provide the vocals. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda debuted an unfinished song written in response to Bennington's death. Other performers include Machine Gun Kelly, Steve Aoki, Sydney Sierota of Echosmith, Jonathan Davis of Korn, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Sum 41 and members of System Of A Down and No Doubt.
TRUMP - WRONG GREENWOOD - BIRTHDAY
U-S President Donald Trump sent birthday greetings by accident to a New York lawyer rather than the singer of ``God Bless The USA.'' Trump tweeted, ``Happy birthday to the great (at)leegreenwood83. You and your beautiful song have made such a difference. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!'' The Twitter handle for Lee Greenwood the singer is (at)TheLeeGreenwood. The other Lee Greenwood says, ``I get this a fair amount, but certainly not at this level.''
Trump later corrected the tweet.
(The Canadian Press)