Anthony Lovato, 26, former lead singer for the band Mest, was booked on suspicion of murder and held on a $1 million bail after he called police and claimed to have stabbed a romantic rival in Studio City. The victim, Wayne Hughes, 25, of Cathedral City, was declared dead at a nearby hospital, police said. Lovato was freed on Tuesday after prosecutors determined he had acted in self defense after Hughes had sent him threatening messages, climaxing in Hughes challenging Lovato to a fight on Sunday.
Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland is out $10,000 worth of clothes (his estimate) after his wife torched his wardrobe outside their Toluca lake home after the couple brawled at the ultra chic Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue, causing over $400 in damages. Mary Weiland, 31, was booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after officers responded to a call Saturday night that a female was burning clothes. The couple's children, ages 4 and 6, were placed in the custody of family friends. No telling how this impacts plans for the forthcoming Velvet Revolver tour, scheduled to launch April 10 in Chile.
Rush has announced its "Snakes and Arrows" tour (we like the title too) starting June 13 in Atlanta, and will have 45 more North American dates before it heads over to Europe. You think Geddy Lee would wear a "My Snake Is Bigger Than Your Snake" t-shirt?