Josh Homme berates autograph-seeker in Detroit
After his Fox Theatre show with Iggy Pop in Detroit Thursday, guitarist Josh Homme was spotted mingling with fans and posing for photos at an after party at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. While Homme seemed extremely cool with the fans at the party, later that night on the street, he got angry with an autograph-seeker. TMZ has the exchange on video, which shows Homme angrily telling the guy he’s “spoiled” and “a loser” for asking for his signature. TMZ reports that they were told the guitarist thought this person was asking for his autograph with the purpose of selling it and that he wasn’t a real fan. Another source said the fan had remarked that Homme was charging too much for concert tickets and merchandise, and that’s what got the guitarist angry.
Bryan Adams follows Springsteen’s lead, cancels show
Musician Bryan Adams has canceled his Mississippi show set for Thursday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum because of the state’s passing of bill 1523. The “Religious Liberty” legislation makes it OK for businesses and individuals to deny services to anyone — including members of the LGBT community and unmarried mothers — who offends someone’s sincerely held religious beliefs. “I find it incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi,” Adams said in a statement posted to his website. “I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore I’m cancelling my 14 April (sic) show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day.” On Friday, Bruce Springsteen announced he would cancel his North Carolina concert, which was scheduled for Sunday, because of the state’s passing of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, known a the “bathroom law.” In a statement, Springsteen said the law is “an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.”
Radio veteran Doug Banks dies
Known for his syndicated morning radio show, Doug Banks died Monday at age 57. Chicago ABC affiliate ABC7 reported that Banks died from complications of diabetes. Banks was born in Philadelphia and raised in Detroit, where he started his radio career on WDRQ. His nationally-syndicated show “The Doug Banks Show” aired weekday afternoons on V103 out of Chicago.
Jim Carrey leaves a big tip
Actor Jim Carrey left a nearly 150 percent tip on his bill at Chester restaurant in New York City over the weekend. Sources told Page Six that Carrey ordered a lemon chicken and quinoa dish with pinot noir and sparking water. He and his friends racked up a $151 bill, and he tipped $225.
Diana Ross leads Chene Park season
Diana Ross will perform at Detroit’s Chene Park amphitheater on July 30, heading up a summer concert season that includes a handful of big-name R&B and hip-hop stars. Also on the calendar are 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne, who will perform together on June 11; Kem, who headlines on June 24; and the dual bill of newcomers Bryson Tiller and Anderson .Paak who will perform on June 4. Tickets for theRoss concert, $40-$100 pavilion, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets for Chainz and Wayne, which is part of the Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz concert, go on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday; prices are TBD. Pre-sales for both concerts begin on Wednesday at cheneparkdetroit.com.
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