ICP: SUPER DANGEROUS GANG WITH MAKEUP ON!
According to Huffingtonpost.com, the Hip-Hop, Horrorcore duo are suing the FBI for classifying their fans as gang members! Juggalos and Juggalettes are devoted fans of bands on the Psychopathic Records label, such as ICP. The Gathering of the Juggalos is a large get-together for music, events, and Faygo showers for the fans! Apparently, according to the FBI, this is a gang-related event. On the Huff Post, they said:
The FBI maintains, however, that subsets of the Juggalos “exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity in violence,” according to the 2011 report. The FBI classifies the Juggalos as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.”
ICP said that they will go through the lawsuit against the FBI no matter what it takes. In the meantime, you should probably leave your clown makeup and Hatchet-man necklace at home.
NBC CAUSES OUTRAGE: CUTS OFF CLOSING CEREMONY!
NBC decided that it would be a good idea to cut off the end of the closing ceremony… bad move, NBC! Instead of the Who, Muse, and Ray Davies of the Kinks, NBC showed the world a commercial-free episode of Animal Practice. They did show the Who’s performance around midnight… but leaving out Muse?! In case you weren’t aware, Muse’s song “Survival” was the official song of the 2012 Olympics.
RIP: MARVIN HAMLISCH (1944-2012)
The composer of A Chorus Line and The Way We Were passed away August 6th in Los Angeles. The details of his death were not made public, just that he was suffering from a brief illness, and passed away. Hamlisch is one of the prestigious few to receive an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony, and a Grammy. His talents will be sorely missed.
SHERYL CROW’S “DINER” DEBUTS NEXT YEAR!
Sheryl Crow’s musical adaptation of “Diner” is debuting on Broadway April 10, 2013! Diner was originally scheduled to show at the Curran Theatre this year in San Fransisco from October 23-November 16, according to Yahoo News. Instead of the pre-broadway debut, the time will be spent putting on a four-week fully staged workshop in New York. According to Yahoo, “Diner” is set in Baltimore at the end of 1950s and centers on a group of former high school friends as they struggle to adjust to the demands of adulthood.
‘NO DOUBT’ NEWS
I have been following No Doubt’s career pretty closely since I was 12 years old. It brings me great joy to add into this article a video for “Settle Down“- a single from their new album “Push and Shove” releasing on September 25, 2012.
That’s it for this week’s music news. Join me next week for more melodic shenanigans.