Police in Seattle have released photos of the shotgun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to kill himself more than two decades ago.
Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain's gun at different angles in five photos posted to the police department's website Wednesday.
The photos were taken in June 2015, added to the city of Seattle's computer system March 3 and since then have been added to the investigative file, according to police.
It's unclear why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time.
Kurt’s body was found in Seattle on April 8 1994. An investigation determined that a few days earlier he had gone into the greenhouse of his large home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun. His death was ruled a suicide.
ED FORCE ONE BADLY DAMAGED ON THE GROUND IN COMODORO ARTURO MERINO BENITEZ (SANTIAGO, CHILE) AIRPORT CONCERTS IN ARGENTINA TOMORROW AND TUESDAY EXPECTED TO GO AHEAD AS PLANNED!!!
Here is the official statement from Iron Maiden's official facebook page:
Ed Force One was this morning tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba for the next show. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out. On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircrafts engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. We hope of course that they make a full and speedy recovery and we will be closely monitoring their progress. The flight engineers are on site and evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines.
We are currently making contingency arrangements to get to the show in Cordoba tomorrow with band, crew and equipment intact. Fortunately the 20 tons of equipment had not been loaded onto EF1 at the time of the accident. Although this is tragic for our beautiful plane we do not expect this to affect our concert schedule including the next 2 shows in Cordoba and Buenos Aires. And we hope to find a new Ed Force One to continue this adventure with us in the near future. We will keep everyone updated when we know more, so keep checking only on this site for official news.
To finish on a high note however, our visit to Chile was a huge success with 58,000 fans coming to the show as totally brilliant as ever in the Stadium Nacional last night. We love you guys!
His death 'being treated as suicide'
Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson has died at the age of 71.
The news was confirmed by on the band’s Facebook page and their official website.
A statement reads: "We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family’s privacy and grief be respected."
The keyboard player’s body was discovered at his home on Thursday by, it was reported, his girlfriend. He had been scheduled to travel to Japan on tour next week.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer formed in Croydon in 1970 and came to prominence after performing at the Isle of Wight festival later that year.
They rose to become one of the most popular bands of the seventies, and were voted in at number seven on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Reader Poll of the best prog-rock acts of all time.
Emerson was regarded as one of the best keyboard players of his generation.
In a statement, his bandmate Carl Palmer adds: "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend and brother-in-music, Keith Emerson.
"Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz.
"I will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humour, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft.
"I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith."
It’s hard to imagine a different singer fronting the band, but then again it was hard to imagine anyone replacing Bon Scott 36 years ago.
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Original AC/DC frontman Dave Evans has come out, expressing his interest in making his return to the fold.
“When I perform around the world the fans love my music and my performances and I hear what they tell me,” Evans told the Sydney Morning Herald, reiterating, “That’s what they all tell me. They’re pretty appreciative of my vocals and performances.” The singer was featured on the AC/DC singles, “Can I Sit Next to You Girl” and “Baby Please Don’t Go.”
Evans had kind words for Johnson, who admitted in a 2014 interview that his hearing loss wasn't due to playing loud rock music every night for a living but was the result of Johnson's other obsession: auto racing: "I didn't get it from music. I got it from sitting in a race car too long without earplugs. I heard my ear drum burst, because I forgot to put me plugs in under my helmet. That's how it happened. Music had nothing to do with it."
Evans added that his return to AC/DC will probably never happen. But, he said, "it would be nice to do one guest performance. [Former members] were all part of the band no matters what era they were from."
Evans also said that he though AC/DC could continue, even without Johnson. "So long as Angus [Young, guitar] is there in his uniform... it's a branding thing now, the name AC/DC is almost bigger than the [members of the] band itself. It's a massive thing all over the world. The singer continued, “How many AC/DC cover bands are there? Millions, and as long as they play uncompromising hard rock and have someone dressed in a schoolboy uniform they pack in the people. Angus is the real deal… [he] will be thinking to keep the band going. The day Angus retires is the day AC/DC finishes.”
The Beatle will play new big concerts
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Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed seven new dates as part of his “One on One” World Tour.
The tour starts in Fresno, California, on April 13, before winding through North American cities like Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. You can see the first batch of tour dates below. More concerts will be released soon.
A press release promises a newly redesigned set, as well as "no shortage of surprises." McCartney's previous tour, Out There, concluded last October.
April 13 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Arena
April 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
April 17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
April 19 & 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
Australian rock elders AC/DC postponed remaining dates on their US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he risked total deafness.
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Doctors have advised Johnson to "stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss,” which is the most frightening thing a musician can ever hear.
AC/DC, famous for playing at painfully high decibels, said it would play the 10 remaining US shows at later dates but "likely with a guest vocalist."
Brian Johnson, known for his trademark cap and a voice that strains the vocal cords, joined the band in 1980 after singer Bon Scott died following a night of heavy drinking.
The delayed shows include a concert due Tuesday in Atlanta as well as an April 4 show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
It remained unclear whether the band would be able to pursue the European leg of their "Rock or Bust" tour that is scheduled to begin on May 7 in Lisbon.
This is the latest in a series of scary health situations for AC/DC as founding guitarist Malcolm Young had to step away from the band after suffering from dementia.
The following dates are postponed:
3/08 — Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/01 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/04 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden