Kid Rock‘s “$20 Best Night Ever” tour is selling for only $20, and the Detroit native had stern words regarding the ticket costs of superstars Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s upcoming “Legends Of The Summer” tour. CNN’s Piers Morgan asked Rock about Jay and Justin’s ticket prices, which are as high as $275 for a non-VIP pass, and Rock voiced his criticism. “It’s garbage. It’s highway robbery,” said Kid Rock. “I don’t care who you are. I would consider both of them in the circle of friends in the business, but I don’t agree with it.” Kid Rock revealed that he took a pay cut that could cost him around $50,000 to $100,000 per night.
“It’s gotten out of hand. The price of concerts, the price of entertainment period. Whether it’s a sporting event, going to the movies, buy a soda there, whatever…I’ve always tried to keep prices [to] what I think are fair,” he said. “And I’ve always said I’m proud that I can walk around with my head held high and look someone in the eye knowing that I haven’t taken an unhonest dollar from a working man. But how can we make it better,” Kid Rock questioned.
In this episode, we celebrate legendary producer J Dilla, who has worked with The Roots, Common, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and A Tribe Called Quest. Then we join musician friends J. Rocc, DJ Spinna, Frank Nitt and Grap Luva in Detroit to open Dilla’s storage locker, never-before-seen to the public.
Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections. Watch them all here:
As Black Milk prepares for his next album, he punches in with a double-dose of audio for our speakers.
Via: Detroit News reports:
An alleged drug dealer faces new legal problems after prosecutors say he assaulted his estranged wife, Deelishis, a model and reality show star who won the VH1 reality show “Flavor of Love 2.” Federal court records shed light on a minor celebrity scandal that broke earlier this week when a popular Web site claimed Deelishis was assaulted by a pack of angry strippers. Deelishis, real name Chandra London Davis, denied the report. The 35-year-old Farmington Hills resident, known for her ample derriere, posted a message on the social-media site Instagram, saying she tripped on icy stairs while wearing expensive designer shoes. “I am fine & will be even better in a few days!” she wrote. Court records offer a darker explanation. Deelishis was injured jumping out of a second story window Sunday in Farmington Hills after allegedly being assaulted by her estranged husband, Franklin resident Orlando Gordon, according to federal court records. Gordon was free on bond and awaiting trial in federal court at the time of the incident. He was indicted in January 2012 along with more than a dozen others and accused of participating in a drug-trafficking operation involving thousands of pounds of blow and kush. Prosecutors asked a federal judge Thursday to revoke Gordon’s bond due, in part, to the alleged assault. “Gordon has engaged in criminal conduct that endangers the community — from driving while intoxicated to assault and home invasion,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Cares wrote in a court filing. “These criminal acts show that no set of conditions can reasonably assure the safety of the community and Gordon’s bond should be revoked.”
U.S. District Judge Sean Cox will consider the request March 12. Court records and a police report portray a violent incident Sunday at the reality-show star’s home on Muer Cove north of 13 Mile, where Deelishis lives with her two daughters. At 4:20 a.m., Gordon smashed through the front door and struck Deelishis in the face, according to court records. Deelishis, who had been sleeping in her daughter’s bedroom, ran to her master bedroom, where her friend was asleep. The friend? Michael Blackson, a popular stand-up comic known as The African King of Comedy. He performed Saturday at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit. Gordon allegedly chased the comic and hit him in the face, according to court records. Deelishis, meanwhile, locked the bedroom door. Her estranged husband tried to get into the bedroom, prompting Deelishis to rip open the window screen and jump two stories to the ground, according to police. She later fled to a neighbor’s home and Gordon left his estranged wife’s house, according to police. “Davis was in a lot of pain from her right wrist,” according to the police report. “Davis also had blood on her right hand.” She was taken to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Gordon is scheduled to stand trial April 9. He is accused of heading a large-scale drug ring with a second man, Wendell Tobias of Detroit. During a prolonged investigation, federal drug agents have seized more than $1 million cash, classic cars and more than $130,000 in jewelry – including Deelishis’ engagement ring and Rolex watch.
It’s going to be a hot summer. In addition to headlining London’s Wireless Festival on July 12 and 13, JT and SC will embark 12-stop tour, Legends Of The Summer. No dates just yet, but below are the venues.
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Hershey Park Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada
Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada