MORNING MUSIC NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

Posted 10 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

AS I LAY DYING Live in Fort Lauderlade by LUIS BLANCO PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER, on Flickr

AS I LAY DYING SINGER PLEADS GUILTY TO ORDERING HIT ON ESTRANGED WIFE :

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The lead singer of As I Lay Dying has admitted that he tried to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Timothy Lambesis pleaded guilty yesterday to a single count of solicitation of murder. Lambesis was recorded telling an undercover agent that he wanted his wife “gone” — and when the agent specifically asked if he wanted his wife killed, Lambesis replied: “Yes, I do.” Lambesis remains free on $2 million bond and will be sentenced on May 2.

JAMIE LEE SPEARS ON RECENT PAST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jamie Lynn Spears says she found herself as a mom before she was able to find herself as an artist. The singer and songwriter says over the past few years, she keyed in on being a mother when her daughter was born. She says she “took about a year off to focus strictly on her.” Then, she says she moved to Nashville with her child and started writing songs. She says she fell in love with the process of putting her thoughts and feelings on paper — then singing them. She says she feels “able to share” her music now because she feels more comfortable as a recording artist. And yes, in case you were wondering, Jamie Lee is Britney’s sister.

JUSTIN BIEBER’S AIDES ACCUSED OF STEALING PHOTOGRAPHER’S CAMERA

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — It’s one way to get the paparazzi off Justin Bieber’s tail — but it’s a method that isn’t police approved. Authorities near Atlanta have arrested the security guard and driver for pop singer Justin Bieber — and charged them with stealing a photographer’s camera. A police captain in Sandy Springs, Georgia, says Bieber was at an entertainment complex north of Atlanta when the incident took place. In a statement, he says bodyguard Hugo Hesney confronted a photographer because he thought he was getting too close to The Beeb. Police says the bodyguard and driver followed the photographer to a parking lot and swiped his camera. The two were arrested as they arrived at a house Bieber is renting in the area. Police say Bieber himself was not involved in the incident.

JUSTIN BIEBER’S POLICE TAPES

MIAMI (AP) — Those police tapes taken of Justin Bieber after he was arrested in Miami Beach will be the subject of a court hearing today. The singer’s lawyers have until this afternoon to object the release of the video taken on January 23. Some of the 10 hours of video show Bieber providing a urine sample for a drug test. The singer’s lawyers want those parts of the tape redacted — and the judge and media companies have agreed. The judge has allowed additional time for Bieber’s lawyers to go through the rest of the tape to see if they want to try to block other parts of it. Bieber was charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and having an invalid license. He has pleaded not guilty.

ONE DIRECTION THREAT CALLER SENT TO PRISON

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey man will spend eight months in federal prison for calling in a phony bomb threat to a venue hosting a One Direction concert. Federal prosecutors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania say William H. Klein was sentenced after pleading guilty yesterday to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure. The threat was called into Hersheypark Stadium to threaten the facility if the boy band performed last July. The call was traced to a pay phone at a 7-Eleven in Northfield, New Jersey — and surveillance footage helped identify the suspect. The show was held, after security was increased.

‘THE VOICE’-BLIND AUDITIONS CONTINUE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira says neither her hips nor her lips lie. On last night’s episode of “The Voice,” all four coaches were competing for Delvin Choice. Shakira pledged to take him to the top. Usher suggested his fellow coaches would say anything. But Shakira says she wasn’t lying with any part of her body. Delvin decided to go with Team Adam. Adam Levine was 2-for-2 on contestants who had four chair-turns last night. Country singer Cary Laine even surprised her own son when she picked Team Adam over Blake Shelton.

GUITARIST FOR BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS DIES

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — He was the lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets — the group credited with launching the rock era with their hit “Rock Around the Clock” in 1955. His family says Franny Beecher died yesterday at a nursing home near Philadelphia. He was 92.

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