“I heard him say nickel-sack” the officer said. “No, I didn’t … I said Nicklelback” the detained man says. A video posted on YouTube shows several police officers talking with two men in a van at a gas station accusing them of being involved in the illegal drug trade. The two cops use harsher language than just talking about Nickelback, but they do say “what I’m worried about is your partner talking about drugs.” The two men deny any of the accusations they’re involved in the drug trade, regardless of one of them having a stack of cash. Granted; the video only shows a small 5 minute window of the incident, so it’s unclear what the ultimate outcome was, but it just shows how much trouble you could get in for saying Nickelback in a public place.
Back at work
Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley is back at it after a stint of detox for too much alcohol. In a post to the band’s Facebook page over the weekend, Whibley is shown setting up a mic to begin recording.
The Misfits are back in court to try to get out of court. Here’s some background: Glen Danzig filed suit earlier this year against Jerry Only over rights to the merchandizing deal the Misfits have with Hot Topic. Now Only has filed documents to have the case dismissed. It’s a pretty typical legal move and could go nowhere or it could get the case thrown out. Danzig’s case is characterized as “sour grapes” by Only and he says it’s based on outrageous allegations.
Helping a fan out
Coheed & Cambria have a reciprocal relationship with at least one fan. The band stepped up to help super-fan Cyndi Crouch pay off the mortgage to her home. Crouch is the mother of three and has a fourth kid on the way. She shared her story on a GoFundMe, a crowd-funding website. Her story was that the family was in a bind and about to get evicted. With a goal of $3,500, they got way more including a pledge of $3,000 from Coheed & Cambria. Crouch just so happen to be a regular contributor to the band fan site Colbalt & Calcium. They said Cyndi has been there for them for so long, this was a way to show their appreciation.
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