FROM THE NEWS NEST: Lauryn Hill performing Rock the Bells and more.
One of our favorite festivals is the touring rap fest Rock the Bells. This year, the festival has quite the coup by adding the always fantastic (and sometimes out of control) Lauryn Hill (pictured), who is billed on the line up as a “special guest.” She be performing heavily from her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill as well as Fugees staples. Also check out Snoop Dogg and A Tribe Called Quest.
An Orange County coroner has confirmed the cause of death of 28-year-old Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan of Avenged Sevenfold as an accidental overdose. Sullivan, the drummer of Avenged Sevenfold, died in December from a lethal combination of booze and prescription drugs.
Marvin Isley, the youngest of the Isley Brothers, an R&B staple of the ’60s and ’70s, died Sunday at a Chicago hospital at the age of 56. Isley had not performed with band since 1996, due to his suffering from complications from diabetes. There is no word on the cause of death.