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[Music News] Kings of Leon Attacked by Bird Excrement, Scorsese and Jagger Team

Kings of Leon Bassist Hit With Pigeon Excrement, Finish Show Early St. Louis Kings of Leon fans were let down this past Friday evening when the band left the Verizon Amphitheater stage after only 3 songs.  What caused this concert to abruptly end?  Believe it or not... pigeon poop.  A flock of pigeons living in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheater bombarded the bands on stage with excrement.  Opening for Kings of Leon, The Postelles and The Stills both finished their sets covered in pigeon excrement from the unruly birds above.  Kings of Leon took the stage despite the openers experience.  This did not turn out well when after only three songs Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill was hit in the mouth by pigeon poop.  The band left the stage and did not return.  Concert attendees can receive a full refund from Live Nation due to the shortened show.  more info 19 Killed, 100+ injured Following Germany's "Love Parade" Festival Stampede At the Love Parade Music Festival tragedy struck when the lone entrance for the festival was packed with people.  An old railway tunnel served as the festival's single entrance and exit.  This clearly was a serious problem due to the festival expecting over one million music fans.  The crammed tunnel soon turned to a stampede as 19 people were killed and 100+ were injured.  Medical help had difficulty getting to the injured people due to the crowd and entrance setup.  Despite the tragic events, the music festival still occurred.  more info Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger Team Up For HBO "Rock 'n' Roll" Drama If you are a Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, HBO or all the above fan, listen up.  Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are working together to create a "rock 'n' roll drama" for HBO.  The project is to be titled "A History of Music" and will follow two friends and their 40 years in the music industry.  "Sopranos" writer Terence Winter is on board and Scorsese would direct if the series is to be picked up.  If all this information is accurate, another great HBO show is on the way.  more info Elton John Working on "Animal Farm" Inspired Musical Piano rocker Elton John has reportedly begun working on an Animal Farm inspired musical.  Elton John and screenwriter Lee Hall previously worked together to create the stage version of "Billy Elliott."  The two will take on the George Orwell novel Animal Farm in musical form.  Only time will tell if this is true and how interesting of an outcome will result.  more info Dixie Chicks to Record with Steve Martin on His New Album The Dixie Chicks have been very quiet since their 2006 Grammy award winning album Taking the Long Way.  The "Chicks" will reportedly be working on a track with Steve Martin on his latest bluegrass album.  Steve Martin wrote the song and is asking the Dixie Chicks to harmonize on the tune with his band.  Be sure to check out Steve Martin's later to be released bluegrass album.  more info Wyclef Jean Seeking A Run At the Haitian Presidency? All-around music maker and former Fugees member Wyclef Jean is mulling the idea of running for President of his home nation Haiti.  Wyclef Jean was appointed as "Ambassador-at-Large" in 2007 for the small island nation by President Rene Preval who is unable to seek re-election.  Jean, who is 37, was born in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince but spent much is his growing up years in New York City.  The Haitian election has major implications for the nation as the new President will have the task of rebuilding the country after the horrific January 12 earthquake.  more info

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