MORNING MUSIC NEWS FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

Posted 8 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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SOUNDGARDEN MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF “SUPERUNKNOWN”

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Soundgarden will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its landmark album “Superunknown” when it plays at South By Southwest. The Seattle grunge group will perform the album from beginning to end during the third night of the iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas, The group also plans to do a multi-disc reissue of the album on June 3.

JUSTIN BIEBER ARREST VIDEO CLIPS RELEASED

MIAMI (AP) — Have you seen the latest Justin Bieber videos? They don’t include music — or even voices. And they certainly aren’t pretty. The teenage singer is seen walking unsteadily — and even appears to stumble — while performing a sobriety test. The video was taken last month, shortly after The Beeb was arrested on driving under the influence and other charges — after being caught drag racing on a public street. Of the 10 hours of video released by Miami-Dade County prosecutors, only a few moments actually show Bieber. In one clip, Bieber wobbles as he tries to walk carefully and slowly heel to toe. As he turns, he stumbles slightly and seems to hold his arms out to help him keep his balance. In a second try, he even reaches out to a wall for support — then has what appears to be a heated conversation with a police officer — with both pointing fingers at each other.

The clips were released after requests were made by various news organizations — including The Associated Press

JUSTIN BIEBER SECURITY GUARD ADMITS TO TAKING CAMERA FROM PHOTOGRAPHER

ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Bieber’s security guard says he did it. The guard admits he did take a camera from a photographer who was shooting pictures of the singer. But the security man says he did it to delete photos of Bieber taken outside an arcade near Atlanta where the visited on Tuesday. Police documents quote photographer Jason Winslow as saying Bieber security guard Hugo Hesny saw him shooting in a parking lot outside the arcade — and told him to leave. Winslow kept shooting photos from farther away then Hesny chased him down, opened the door to his vehicle, took Winslow’s camera — and drove off. Bieber wasn’t involved in the incident. But the bodyguard faces a battery charge in South Florida. Police say he grabbed a photographer by the neck and pushed him outside a recording studio back in June as he tried to take pictures of Bieber.

BIEBER BODYGUARD CORRECTIVE

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — In a story about the arrest of a bodyguard for Justin Bieber, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on incorrect information from police, that the singer’s driver was arrested and charged with stealing a photographer’s camera. Police told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the driver, 49-year-old driver Terrance Johnson, was detained by police but later released and never charged. %href_on(http://www.robinthicke.com/news/robin-thicke-tour-statement

ROBIN THICKE THANKS FANS FOR SUPPORT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Thicke is expected perform tonight at a concert in Washington D.C. But before he takes the stage, he is thanking his fans for their support. He’s been through a tough stretch the past week; he had to cancel two tour dates last week because he lost his voice and scrubbed Tuesday’s show in North Carolina because of what he called “unforeseen circumstances.” Another “circumstance” — he and wife Paula Patton announced the other day that they are splitting after nine years of marriage. In a posting on his Web site, Thicke expresses thanks “for the well wishes these last few days.”

JOAN JETT GETS GOLDEN GOD AWARD

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Jett is getting some serious love from the rock ‘n roll world. She will be receiving the Golden God Award — the first female to get the honor. The award is given out by Revolver magazine to an artist who “embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal.” Jett will perform at the show where she will get her award April 23 in Los Angeles. Guns N’ Roses will also perform. Axl Rose will get a lifetime achievement award at the same event. Fan voting for other awards is under way online.

”AMERICAN IDOL”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We don’t know who the viewers will be sending home tonight on “American Idol.” But last night the judges were showing some favorites. J-Lo says Jessica Meuse had one of the best performances of the evening. The judges also liked M.K. Nobilette’s sound and her new look, with makeup! Caleb Johnson got the crowd screaming with a rocking performance, complete with jets of smoke. Keith Urban says he has serious pipes. J-Lo says he’s ready for the rock star life. Before one of the Top 13 gets the boot, we’ll hear a performance from last year’s winner, Candice Glover.

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