Fiona Apple Leaves Concert Crying In Tears – NewsOXY
The band consists of Adam Montminy on bass, Chuck Prinn on drums, Mat Leighton on the sax, Kyle Friday on keyboards and Frank Hopkins on lead guitar and vocals. Hopkins also acts as the bands songwriter. We had a very interesting gig [at Kingmans] last time  its probably not something I should go into, Hopkins joked. Were friends first, we just like to hang out and play music. We let the music do the talking. The band launched into the night with their signature funky groove. Hopkins grungy vocals fit with the sound, which mixed elements of funk and jazz for an upbeat sound that is very conducive to dancing. Taylor is looking to sign bands with this sort of upbeat sound. Although many of the bands he gets are local, Taylor is also looking to bring talent in from out of state. Theres a lot of talented musicians in the state and New England. Were going to try and reach further and pick up bands who are on tour and start to work with Port City and the State Theatre to piggyback shows, Taylor said. For [Line of Force] its only Portland, but if we get somebody from Connecticut or Boston, they can go to Portland and play a show, then come up here and play a show.
After the Jackson trial, the reams of information they need will skyrocket, said Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, who recently brokered a deal for an 18-show run by rocker Meatloaf at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, starting September 26. “We’re in a high risk business, said Steck. “The case will require artists to disclose medical conditions and the producer will need to insure and vet them properly, meaning more red tape. This could affect ticket pricing at the end of the day.” In its wrongful death suit against AEG, Jackson’s family claimed AEG negligently hired Murray as Jackson’s personal physician and ignored signs Jackson, who died in 2009 at 50 from an overdose of propofol, was in poor health. AEG Live argued Jackson’s prescription drug and addiction problems predated their deal and that it did not hire Murray or see he was a danger to the star. Even though Lloyds didn’t pay off on Jackson’s death, legal and insurance experts say artists’ coverage will now carry many more exclusions — specific instances of prior injuries, drug use and now perhaps negligence by staff that won’t be covered – giving promoters and insurance firms an out from paying claims if stars do not fulfill obligations due to negligence by a person on the star’s staff. “There will be exclusions for personal assistants, doctors, anybody but the performer,” said Jon Pfeiffer, an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles. “If an assistant or professional does something wrong, the artist will go after the assistant and not AEG.” Insurers wound up settling with Spears after she sued a group for almost $10 million in 2005, after she was forced to cancel the European leg of a tour due to a knee injury. Spears and her promoter had bought “contingency insurance” from several companies including Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd, French company AXA’s AXA Corporate Solutions, one of the more common policies that cover abandonment, cancellation or postponement of a concert. The companies initially refused to pay Spears for losses arising from the canceled shows, claiming she failed to disclose surgery performed on her knee five years earlier. Spears had passed the insurance company’s required medical exam a year before the tour was to begin. John Callagy, attorney for Spears in the case, told Reuters it became apparent the insurance companies were aware of her prior knee injuries from earlier insurance applications. Mary Thompson, president of Las Vegas-based Capstone Brokerage, said she expects Spears probably bought “contingency insurance” for her Planet Hollywood residency but now it includes new stipulations following the pop star’s widely publicized breakdown a few years go. Tougher drug use monitoring and higher insurance pricing arose after 23-year-old actor River Phoenix died in 1993 of a drug overdose while under contract for two movies.
Kingman’s Concert Series: Line of Force
Just over a month ago, she made headlines following an incident at a Fashion Week event in Tokyo in which she reportedly walked off stage when the crowd refused to, in her alleged words, shut the f**k up. Apple, 36, doesnt seem so out-of-character in the latest incident. Over an hour into the set, a fan in the first balcony shouted, Fiona! Get healthy! We want to see you in 10 years! Stereogum explains what happened next: Apple, understandably, looked aghast, then hurt, then furious. She unleashed a torrent of vitriol at the unseen member of the peanut gallery. I am healthy! Who the fuck do you think you are? I want you to get the fuck out of here. I want the house lights on so I watch you leave! The venue obliged and the offending fan left, but not without escalating. As she left, the heckler had a parting shot: I saw you 20 years ago and you were beautiful! As Apple reportedly became more emotional, The Oregonion reports that an unkind man also shouted, Youre a has-been! She then apparently said she was done, but muscled through Waltz (Better Than Fine) while sobbing. With only one song left scheduled for the set (I Know), she in tears, apologized and walked off, calling it a historically stupid night. Which is set, notably, to be the first of 15 nights in an October tour called Anything We Want. On the website for the Apple and Mills tour, the Largo-affiliated duo writes, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (thats us), are doing a little tour as a duo.