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Green Day guitarist Jason White diagnosed with tonsil cancer

Green Day announced that the band’s guitarist, Jason White, was diagnosed with a treatable form of tonsil cancer after a routine tonsillectomy.

The band wrote the following statement on their website:

“We have some news to report regarding our brother Jason White, and wanted you to hear it from us before word spread. Jason recently underwent a routine tonsillectomy, and his doctors discovered a treatable form of tonsil cancer. Thankfully they caught it early and he should make a full and speedy recovery.”

White joined the band in 1999 as a touring member of the group, and became an official member of the group in 2012. The band, which was formed in 1987, recently made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of nominees.

Rapper Beanie Sigel shot near New Jersey home

Rapper Beanie Sigel was shot early Friday morning after an apparent fight outside his home in Pleasantville, New Jersey. READ FULL STORY

Dropkick Murphys cancel concert after tour bus hits pedestrian

The Dropkick Murphys have cancelled their concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday night after their tour bus was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

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Manhattan Transfer's Tim Hauser dies at 72

Tim Hauser, founder and singer of The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, according to the Associated Press.

The news came from band representative JoAnn Geffen on Friday. Hauser was 72 years old.

Founded in 1969, The Manhattan Transfer is known for hits such as “Operator” and “The Boy From New York City.” The group won a number of Grammys, and received an impressive 12 nominations for its 1985 album, Vocalese.

Hauser was born in Troy, New York. The musician is survived by wife Barb Sennet Hauser, son Basie, and daughter Lily.

The Manhattan Transfer will move forward with their upcoming tour. Their next show in Manchester, New Hampshire on Oct. 23.

 

16 killed, others injured, in collapse during South Korean K-pop concert

The collapse of a ventilation grill at a South Korean concert venue Friday led to the deaths of 16 concertgoers, while at least nine others were reported seriously injured, according to news outlets local to the area.

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Young Jeezy arrested on firearms-related charges

According to the Mountain View Police Department of California, gunshots were fired during a Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday, Aug. 22 at Shoreline Ampitheatre, which resulted in the death of 38-year-old Eric Johnson.

The following Sunday, the Mountain View Police, along with the Irvine Police Department, executed search warrants at the Verizon Ampitheatre in Irvine, and as a result of that search, six individuals, including rapper Young Jeezy, were arrested on firearms-related charges. The police have not yet announced any connection between the arrests and the shooting.

The homicide investigation is ongoing.

Drake pitches Kevin Durant, Raptors fined 25k

The Toronto Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that Drake, rapper and team ambassador, made about Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant at a recent concert in Toronto. The NBA sees the comments as a violation of its anti-tampering rules, ESPN reports.

ESPN’s sources explained that Drake, who was named the Raptors’ global ambassador in September 2013, performed what the league considers a public recruiting pitch: “Before we leave, I just want to show one of my brothers something,” Drake said, addressing the crowd. “You know, my brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us. I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen.” Following Drake’s comments, Durant was met with an ovation, and the crowd reportedly broke out in a “KD” chant.

The Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly planning to court Durant, who will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016.

Adele's son wins five-figure settlement from paparazzi

Even when Adele isn’t on stage, she’s still winning.

According to the Associated Press, Adele’s one-year-old son, Angelo, won a five-figure sum in damages from a settlement with photo agency Corbis Images UK after paparazzi photographed him in private family moments.

Adele’s lawyer Jenny Afia told the AP that the singer refused to let her son become “public property.” “It is a matter of profound sadness that many of his milestone moments, such as his first family outing and his first trip to playgroup, were photographed and published worldwide expressly against his family’s wishes,” Afia added.

As for the money, it will be held in a trust for Angelo, and Corbis Images UK has agreed to stop using the photos.

Dozens hospitalized during an Avicii concert in Boston

Dozens of concertgoers, many of them minors, were taken to hospitals during a concert at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

The Boston Globe reports that more than 50 people were treated or evaluated at the scene, with 36 others transported to hospitals from the event. There were no fatalities, and all of the patients’ symptoms were relatively minor. Dehydration and drug and alcohol use were cited as the likely primary causes.

The medical problems occurred during a packed concert featuring electronic dance musician Avicii. The show marked the opening of the Swedish Grammy nominee’s tour across the eastern United States and Europe. At a May Avicii concert in Toronto, 29 people were hospitalized.

These hospitalizations follow news of a second death related to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, a three-night festival that drew around 400,000 people. Police at EDC told reporters that nearly 800 people were treated for medical conditions over the course of the festival’s run, but that only 25 were taken to hospitals.

Boston police Superintendent in Chief William G. Gross told the Globe that large incidents involving drug and alcohol-related problems are common at EDM concerts. “We’ve seen this type of behavior, alcohol, abuse of other drugs, before,” he said.

Boston police are still investigating and speaking to officials at TD Garden about the event.

Paul Simon, Edie Brickell disorderly conduct charges dropped

Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will not be prosecuted on the disorderly conduct charges previously filed against the singing couple.

Simon and Brickell were arrested on April 26 by police investigating a family dispute at their home in New Canaan, Connecticut. According to the clerk of Norwalk, Connecticut, Superior Court, the prosecutor decided to drop the domestic-violence case.

CNN reports that the couple held hands in court. “Edie and I are fine,” Simon told the judge. Brickell took the blame for instigating the argument in a statement: “I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband.”

Simon, one-half of the legendary duo of Simon and Garfunkel, is a 12-time Grammy winner and member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Brickell is known for her 1988 hit “What I Am,” which was recorded with her 1980s rock group Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. The two have been married for 22 years.

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