Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Is a Rock Chick, Plus More Insider Scoop

Nancy Pelosi
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, left, and Paul Pelosi arrive at a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in honor of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Nancy Pelosi Rocks!

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi loves her live music. On July 23, Bono gave the California congresswoman, 75, a shout-out from the stage of U2's show at Madison Square Garden in New York, marking the latest of her many concert outings during the last year. Pelosi, a longtime Deadhead, attended The Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well gig on July 1 in Santa Clara, Calif., and was photographed backstage with drummer Mickey Hart. During Grammy weekend, the Democrat attended both the Bob Dylan MusiCares tribute concert and Clive Davis' pre-awards extravaganza; in November, she was videotaped rocking out to Metallica; and in April 2014 Pelosi shook a maraca onstage with Lady Antebellum at shows in Washington, D.C.

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Stones' Therapist Saves The Day

It has been a year of leg injuries on the road -- Florence Welch, Dave Grohl -- and John Meglen, co-president of Concerts West/AEG Live, recently joined the club. Meglen tells Overheard that he was helping shepherd Mick Jagger and the other Rolling Stones to their cars following the band's June 17 show at Nashville's Nissan Stadium when his right leg gave out. A local doctor diagnosed the injury as a torn muscle, but at the tour's next stop in Pittsburgh, Stones physical therapist Torje Eike told Meglen he suspected that the executive had torn his Achilles tendon. An MRI proved him right. Meglen missed five shows while recuperating from surgery but caught the last two. "I didn't care if I blew it out again," he says. "I wasn't going to miss the end of the tour."

This story originally appeared in the Aug. 8 issue of Billboard.


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