FROM THE NEWS NEST: Kings of Leon halt concert due to pigeon poop and more.
Oh, Kings of Leon (pictured). No one can make this up: the band walked off the stage Friday in St. Louis after performing just three songs, citing the pigeon infestation in the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater. Drummer Nathan Followill wrote on his Twitter: “So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail, pigeons shitting in [bassist] Jared [Followill]‘s mouth. Too unsanitary to continue….Don’t take it out on Jared, it’s the fucking venue’s fault. You may enjoy being shit on but we don’t. Sorry for all who traveled many miles.” Live Nation promises to give full refunds to concertgoers.
Nineteen people were killed in Germany this weekend when they were stampeded in the annual Love Parade, a celebration of techno music that draws hundreds of thousands of people to the day-long music festival. 342 other people are estimated to have been injured when people rushed into an underpass.
Martin Scorcese is teaming with Mick Jagger to create a new series for HBO called History of Music, which will follow two friends through forty years in the music biz. The period drama has been in the works for three years, bouncing from Disney to Paramount and now possibly HBO. We don’t know about you, but we’re all over this.