Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Axl Rose, Nas, Cap'n Jazz and More
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Brooklyn may soon have a Michael Jackson memorial subway station, if the plans of a local councilwoman go through. According to the Village Voice, the monument will stand at at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, where Martin Scorcese once directed the "Bad" video.
Sebastian Bach and Mickey Rourke stopped a knife-weilding party crasher from attacking Axl Rose as the singer and his band Guns N' Roses performed their second small club show in New York. The man pulled a switchblade and was approaching the stage at the Rose Bar when Back jumped into action, saying "Nobody is getting anywhere near my man Axl Rose with a knife!" and "going after" the attacker.
According to New Zealand's 3 News, rapper Nas accuses his estranged wife, Kelis, of infidelity during the time of their marriage in a new song for his upcoming "Distant Relatives" album. Nas and the 'Milkshake" singer are embroiled in a bitter divorce battle.
Cap'n Jazz, the short-lived but highly influential emo band from Chicago, confirmed an official reunion show for later this summer. The band will play Chicago's Bottom Lounge on July 17, and its recordings, "Analphabetapolothology," will be released on vinyl for the first time ever.
Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and "Twilight" are among the nominees for the Kid's Choice Awards, MTV reports. The 23rd annual awards show will be broadcast on March 27, and kids can place their votes for favorite music and movies beginning Feb. 25.