MORNING MUSIC NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

Posted 4 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

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AARON LEWIS SCOLDS GUYS GRABBING AT CROWD-SURFING GIRL

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Warning to creepy guys in mosh pits looking to grope crowd-surfing girls: Aaron Lewis has put you on notice. A video has surfaced of Lewis calling out guys who got grabby with a teenage girl at a concert sponsored by Kansas City radio station KQRC on Saturday. Lewis stops his set and goes on a profanity-laced rant, scolding the guys in the audience. He says if he sees it again, he will point out the offenders and have everyone around them beat them up. He ends with, “Now girls, feel free to crowd-surf safely.” Lewis is the father of three girls.

LORDE HITTING THE ROAD AGAIN

UNDATED (AP) — Gas up the tour bus for Lorde. The teenage New Zealand-born singer is heading back on the road. She will be touring North America again come fall. The first stop is Philadelphia — and from there she heads south, and across the midwest before ending up on the West Coast as part of the Austin City Limits Festival. Earlier this year, Lorde toured the continent — including a stop at the Coachella Festival. Earlier this year, Lorde won the Grammy for “Song of the Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “Royals.”

BET AWARDS ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell Williams, Usher and Jennifer Hudson are among the acts who will perform at the BET Awards. Drake, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Lionel Richie will also perform. Chris Rock will host. The BET Awards are June 29.

SINGLES FRUSTRATED JIMMY PAGE

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Page would have loved to stick with The Yardbirds, if only they didn’t have to deal with singles. Page says The Yardbirds were starting to do innovative things when they broke up. He says it was “soul-destroying” to do “silly songs” for a single and have their creative songs stuck on the B-side. That all changed with Led Zeppelin. Page says that was a guitar-based band because that’s what he wanted it to be. The first three Led Zeppelin albums have been re-mastered and include bonus material. They are out this week.

JOHN LENNON ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED TODAY

NEW YORK (AP) — Today’s the day that some original drawings and poems created by John Lennon for his books “In His Own Write” and “A Spaniard in the Works” will go on the auction block. The items will be auctioned at Sotheby’s, with sale prices ranging from $500 to $70,000. The auction house says it’s the largest private collection of the late former Beatle’s work to come to market.

GWAR FRONT MAN DIED OF HEROIN OD

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An accidental heroin overdose. That’s what the Virginia medical examiner’s office says killed Dave Brockie, frontman for the heavy metal band GWAR. Brockie — who performed under the stage name Oderus Urungus — was found dead in his home in Richmond on March 23. Officials with the medical examiner’s office says Brockie died of acute heroin toxicity. He was 50.

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