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Jack White To Throw Out First Pitch At Next Tuesday’s Tigers Game

Jack White will be in Detroit next Tuesday night, and not just as a spectator. Via Twitter, White’s Third Man Records announced Friday afternoon that the musician has been tapped to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the July 29 Tigers-White Sox game at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.


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Beastie Boys Mural to Be Painted This Weekend at “Paul’s Boutique” Storefront in New York

Phil AndelmanBeastie Boys fans will forever think of the storefront at the corner of Ludlow and Rivington streets in Manhattan as the place featured on the cover of the group’s 1989 classic Paul’s Boutique, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Friday.

To mark the album’s milestone, New York artist Danielle Mastrion will paint a mural honoring the Beasties outside the Wolfnights sandwich shop currently at that Lower East Side intersection, reports Brokelyn. She’s scheduled to begin her work at 11 a.m. Saturday, and according to Beastie Boys advocate LeRoy McCarthy, Mastrion will paint until she’s finished.

Recently, McCarthy led a campaign to have the Ludlow-Rivington intersection named Beastie Boys Square, but a community board nixed that proposal in March.


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Robert Trujillo Reforms His Pre-Metallica Band Mass Mental? for Two Summer Shows

Image Courtesy Chris M. JuniorWhen Jason Newsted was still Metallica‘s bassist, he tried to get his Echobrain side project off the ground, but it was reportedly frowned upon by frontman James Hetfield.

There appears to be more freedom these days within the Metallica camp to pursue outside interests, as current bassist Robert Trujillo will be reviving his band Mass Mental? later this summer for two concerts.

Tickets for the first Mass Mental? show, taking place August 26 at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, are on sale now through TicketWeb.com.

The other concert is set for September 6 in Markneukirchen, Germany, as part of Warwick Open Day 2014.

Mass Mental? began as a Trujillo side project in the late 1990s, when he was still a member of Suicidal Tendencies. He became Metallica’s bassist after Newsted departed in 2001.


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One Month In, KISS/Def Leppard Tour Is a Giant Success

Courtesy of KISS and Def LeppardIt’s a month into KISS‘ 40th anniversary tour — a co-headlining trek with Def Leppard — and a tour source tells ABC News Radio, “It’s been an amazing few weeks.” The sheer magnitude of the stage shows is enormous, requiring dozens of trucks, buses and assorted vehicles to cart around the sets and equipment from amphitheater to amphitheater.

Because it’s a summer tour, the venues are outdoor. Paul Stanley joked that although KISS tries “to be observant of low-flying planes when we’re outdoors, [being outside] doesn’t change anything because what we do comes from the heart. What we do comes from who we are.”

The singer said that “being outside in the summer is a terrific dichotomy, contrast between what we do and being outside in the midst of a great summer night with the stars shining,” but he also noted that indoor shows “[have their] pluses [as well].” In the end, said Stanley, “We’ve been doing this for 40 years. The reason people still buy tickets…is because you know that we will deliver the goods.”

Here are the rest of the KISS/Def Leppard tour dates:

7/23 — Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
7/25 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 — Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 — Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/2 — Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
8/3 — Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 — Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/8 — Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 — Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 — Hartford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
8/12 — Toronto, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 — Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 — East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theater
8/16 — Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 — Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
8/20 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 — Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
8/23 — Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 — Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/28 — Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/29 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
8/31 — The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


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Bob Geldof’s Daughter Died of Heroin Overdose, Inquest Rules

Alex Huckle/GC ImagesThe surprise death in April of Bob Geldof’s daughter, 25-year-old British TV presenter, model and journalist Peaches Geldof, was caused by a heroin overdose, a coroner has ruled.

According to the BBC, the inquest into Geldof’s death turned up extremely pure heroin in a bag inside her house, as well as syringes, burnt spoons, and a pair of knotted pantyhose — all evidence of drug use. A syringe was also found in a box next Geldof’s bed. The level of heroin in her body was in a “fatal range,” according to the pathologist, while puncture wounds were found on her elbows, wrists and thumbs. Codeine, methadone and morphine were also found in her body.

The BBC reports that the married mother of two had formerly been a heroin addict and had taken methadone, a heroin substitute, for two-and-a-half years prior to her death. Her husband, Tom Cohen, said that Peaches had started using heroin again in February, and had lied to him when she told him that she’d passed drug tests every week.

Peaches Geldof’s mother, TV personality Paula Yates and ex-wife of Bob Geldof, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 41, when Peaches was 11.


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