Watch Queen, Adam Lambert, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Perform “Fat Bottom Girls” [Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Queen and vocalist/frontman Adam Lambert offered up a performance at Dallas, TX’s American Airlines Center as part of their 2019 summer tour. The band was joined by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for a special rendition of “Fat Bottom Girls” towards the end of their one-set show.Queen and Lambert worked through a 29-song career-spanning setlist of fan-favorites including “Killer Queen”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, and “Under Pressure”. Following “Tie Your Mother Down”, the band rolled into “Fat Bottom Girls”, off of Queen’s 1978 Jazz album. Midway through the song, the local NFL cheerleaders emerged from behind the stage as they ran through a choreographed dance in-sync with “Fat Bottom Girls”. Guitarist Brian May stepped front and center and took a soaring solo surrounded by the cheerleaders. Queen and Lambert brought the set to a close with “Bohemian Rhapsody” before offering up a two-song encore of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”.Watch pro-shot video of Queen and Adam Lambert’s performance of “Fat Bottom Girls” with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders below:Queen + Adam Lambert ft. the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders – “Fat Bottom Girls”[Video: Queen Official]Setlist: Queen + Aadam Lambert | American Airlines Center | Dallas, TX | 7/23/2019Set: Now I’m Here, Seven Seas of Rhye, Keep Yourself Alive, Hammer to Fall, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, In the Lap of the Gods… Revisited, Somebody to Love, The Show Must Go On, I’m in Love With My Car, Bicycle Race, Another One Bites the Dust, Machines (Or ‘Back to Humans’), I Want It All, Love of My Life, ’39, Doing All Right, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, I Want to Break Free, You Take My Breath Away, Who Wants to Live Forever, Last Horizon, Guitar Solo (Largo from Dvorak’s New World Symphony (#9)), Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls (with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders), Radio Ga Ga, Bohemian RhapsodyEncore: We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions[H/T JamBase]last_img read more


George Harrison Talks LSD, Heroin Addiction In Restored Dick Cavett Interview From 1971 [Watch]

first_imgIn November 1971, George Harrison stopped by The Dick Cavett Show to act as one of the main guests for an episode of the talk show along with Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar and rock singer Gary Wright. Segments of the episode were recently shared to YouTube by Daphne Productions, Inc., which owns the rights to the classic talk show. The interview features a young Harrison, who’d still been a member of The Beatles just a little over a year earlier.Related: The Beatles Share Previously Unreleased Early Acoustic Take Of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” [Listen]One of the segments shared to the show’s YouTube is that of a conversation with the topic of drugs within rock and roll and show business. After Cavett allows Harrison to vent on his frustration with the over-commercialization of American television, George briefly touches on the time he and John Lennon were dosed with LSD by their dentist. He also discusses his take on whether or not rock start should bear responsibility for glamourizing drug use.The two do get a little serious late on in the segment where the topic of heroin use and the problem with substance addiction amongst entertainers.“I’m really unqualified to talk about heroin because I’ve never taken it and I really don’t intend to,” Harrison says honestly later on in the video. “I’m sure it’s probably just the best high, that’s what it’s down to. It’s the one that gets them the highest the quickest, but it just happens to kill you faster as well. I mean they all sort of kill you in one way or another.”Watch the clip from 1971 below.George Harrison on The Dick Cavett Show – November 1971 [Video: The Dick Cavett Show]last_img read more


Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Wildflowers & Wine”, Features Dan Auerbach [Watch]

first_imgMarcus King has shared an acoustic video performance of “Wildflowers & Wine”, which features The Black Keys‘ frontman, Dan Auerbach. The expressive song initially dropped as a single from his 2020 release, El Dorado.Related: Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Break” After ‘El Dorado’ Tops Multiple Charts [Watch]The video begins with King passionately singing and plucking the opening lines at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studios in Nashville, TN. As the camera pans, it focuses on Auerbach, who adds complementary licks to the track which he produced and co-wrote along with King and Ronnie Bowman. They were accompanied by studio musicians who have played with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Elvis, complimenting the soulful nature of the tune. King’s emotional vocals rang out as Auerbach ended the performance with a bluesy lick.Watch a video of the performance below.Marcus King w/Dan Auerbach – “Wildflowers & Wine”[Video: The Marcus King Band]“It’s not the exact set-up we used, but all the instrumentation on that track was played live together as a cohesive unit and not overdubbed,” King said in a statement to Billboard. “That’s what gives it that taste, that live feel.”The six-string rocker is amidst his El Dorado world tour and will play tonight (2/15) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO before heading to Europe, Japan, and beyond. Additionally, he will perform at the Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY on March 12 alongside The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, and more. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates and head to The Marcus King Band’s official website for tickets and more information.The Marcus King Band 2020 El Dorado World TourFEB 14 FRI – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterFEB 15 SAT – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreFEB 21 FRI – Leeds, UK – The WardrobeFEB 22 SAT – Glasgow, UK – Oran MoreFEB 23 SUN – Dublin, IE – WhelansFEB 25 TUE – London, UK – Electric BallroomFEB 26 WED – Manchester, UK – Academy 3FEB 27 THR – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsFEB 28 FRI – Bristol, UK – TheklaMAR 1 SUN – Paris, FR – L’AlhambraMAR 2 MON – Brussels, BE – Ancienne BelgiqueMAR 3 TUE – Amsterdam, NL – ParadisoMAR 4 WED – Enschede, NL – Metropool EnschedeMAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – KantineMAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen NeuköllnMAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo ClubMAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.MAR 12 THU – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Love Rocks NYCMAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris StapletonMAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris StapletonAPR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live TokyoAPR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live OsakaAPR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, AustraliaAPR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, AustraliaAPR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaAPR 16 THU – Powerstation – Auckland, New ZealandAPR 22 WED – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 23 THU – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 24 FRI – Wilkesboro, NC – MerlefestAPR 25 – 26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 FestivalAPR 30 THU – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreJUN 13 SAT – Manchester, TN – BonnarooJUN 18 THU – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ FestivalJUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop FestivalChris Stapleton All-American Road Show Tour w/The Marcus King BandOCT 1 THU – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TNOCT 2 FRI – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 3 SAT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 8 THU – Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PAOCT 9 FRI – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJOCT 10 SAT – Madison Square Garden, New York, NYOCT 15 THU – Mizzou Area, Columbia, OHOCT 16 FRI – BOK Center, Tulsa, OKOCT 17 SAT – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NEOCT 22 THU – United Supermarket Arena, Lubbock, TXOCT 23 FRI – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXView 2020 Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]last_img read more


Gal Gadot Leads All-Star Online Cover Of John Lennon’s “Imagine” From Self-Quarantine [Watch]

first_imgWonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, spread some much-needed joy on Instagram earlier this week when she led an all-star lineup of notable entertainers including Will Ferrell, Sia, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Natalie Portman, and more through a rendition of John Lennon‘s famed single, “Imagine”, from her self-quarantine location.The video, which compiled individual clips of the various participants singing a line or two from their own self-quarantine locations, came at a time when the world needs it most. For the past weeks and months, whole countries have found themselves on lockdown as the novel coronavirus spreads across the globe infecting hundreds of thousands of people. Gadot started the video by describing her current situation on day six of a self-quarantine. She explained that the past few days have had her feeling philosophical before providing viewers with the inspiration behind the video.Related: COVID-19 Concert Cancellation Tracker: Gauging How Long The Event Shutdown Will Last [Updates]“I ran into this video of this Italian guy playing the trumpet in his balcony to all of the other people who were locked inside their homes,” she said with the post. “He was playing ‘Imagine’ and there was something so powerful and pure about this video, and it goes like this,” she continued before singing the first line of Lennon’s hit, “Imagine there’s no heaven.”The video then cuts to Wiig who sings the next line. Clips of Jamie Dornan, Labrinth, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Benjamin, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Lynda Carter, Amy Adams, Leslie Odom, Pedro Pascal, Chris O’Dowd, Dawn O’Porter, Will Ferrell, Mark Ruffalo, Norah Jones, Ashley Benson, Kaia Gerber, Cara Delevingne, and Annie Mumolo follow before Gadot closes with “And the world will be as one.”Watch the entire video below:Gal Gadot & Friends – “Imagine”last_img read more


John Popper Tried To Steal Phish’s 1997 MSG New Year’s Booking Using Strippers

first_imgToday, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper turns 53 years old. In honor of the harmonica master’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at one of our favorite Popper stories from his decades-long career, as told in his 2016 autobiography Suck and Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed To Tell, written with Dean Budnick.The book touches on a number of amusing anecdotes, including a near-threesome with porn star Ron Jeremy and the time he congratulated Trey Anastasio on the birth of his first child with a literal truckload of diapers. The histories of Blues Traveler and Vermont jam titans Phish are certainly intertwined. The two bands and their various members have worked together on numerous occasions, most notably during the inaugural H.O.R.D.E. (Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere) tour in 1992, which many people now view as the catalyst for the modern jam band scene. Their connections would extend beyond H.O.R.D.E. as well, with Popper joining Phish onstage a number of times in the early- to mid-90’s.While Popper and Blues Traveler admired Phish (Popper refers to Anastasio as “our Mozart”), the fact remained that the two bands were, in many ways, in competition for bookings. That friendly competition gave way to one of our favorite Popper/Phish stories. In 1997, Phish had a hold on Madison Square Garden for New Year’s Eve, but Popper wanted Blues Traveler to have the spot.As Popper writes,[Phish] had what’s known as a ‘first hold,’ and we had decided to challenge them for it… We put up half the money — it was over a half-million bucks — and they had 48 hours to respond, when they had to put all their money down.”Popper also timed the challenge to coincide with Phish’s trip to Europe, and the band and a majority of their representatives were in Scotland for the 48-hour window. The band’s accountant, however, was in town holding down the fort. Naturally, to distract him, Popper “sent a stripper every 15 minutes for eight hours to his office to read from Sammy Davis Jr.’s ‘Yes I Can’.”Through some frantic work, Phish’s accountant was able to muster up the $600,000 to reserve the gig with only two hours to spare. According to Popper, he never told the band who kept sending their accountant all the strippers, so they found out the news along with the rest of the memoir’s readers in 2016.You can grab a copy of Suck and Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed To Tell today to hear more fantastic stories from John Popper’s career. Below, you can watch Popper sit in with Phish in St. Louis, MO in 1996:Phish w/ John Popper – “Funky Bitch” – 11/15/96[Video: tdunski][Originally published 3/29/18]last_img read more


Megan Hamilton Talks “G.R.E.A.M.”, Livestreams, Grilled Cheese Egg Benedicts, More [Interview]

first_imgMinneapolis-based producer Megan Hamilton has been loving her time in self-quarantine. The funk-focused bass musician kicked off the new year with an appearance at  Tuscon, AZ’s Gem & Jam Festival in early February, and has regularly been releasing new music over the past few months including collaborations with SoDown and Cofresi.Geared up at home with quarantine necessities of her microphone, computer, beyerdynamic DT 990 headphones, a kindle, and weed pen, Hamilton has been cookin’ up some fresh new beats which are released every month and some delicious breakfast egg benedicts to go with her new Toast & Jam livestreams.Live For Live Music’s Mikala Lugen chatted with Hamilton on her most recent collaboration release “G.R.E.A.M.” with hip-hop artist Will Robinson, her process of perfecting livestreams, her new position as a music industry instructor, and how to make the world’s best grilled cheese eggs benedict.L4LM: In celebration of 420, you dropped a new single with Will Robinson with “G.R.E.A.M.” Can you tell us how you and Will started on that collab?MH: I met Will on Instagram, he had a mob of people who were stoked about what he was putting out, so I took an interest to watching him. I live across from a bar called Grumpy’s in Minneapolis, and one day I walked out of my front door and saw him walking out. We started hanging out and he popped over and I had him brainstorm ideas for anything green for the whole concept. We just ran with that, celebrating “green” and the eco-friendly way of life. We dropped it on April 20th for a green anthem for the national holiday [laughs], it was a really fun song to work on together.L4LM: The artwork for the new single highlights all things “green”. I noticed that you do the artwork and graphics for your own brand. Have you always been a graphic artist?MH: Yes, by trade I’m a graphic designer. I’ve always been into fine arts and drawing, so eventually I got a lot into illustration. I also drew up the “G.R.E.A.M.” artwork and merch for it. The shirt and the hat are based off the cover of Wu Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M” track. It was super fun to make. I’ve always done my own art, it’s very convenient being your own graphic designer, you can constantly make your own promo assets for any platform at any time without waiting.“G.R.E.A.M.” Ft. Will Robinson[Video: Megan Hamilton]L4LM: You’ve been doing weekly live streams on Facebook, as well as releasing new music on a regular basis. Is this a result of the ongoing coronavirus and postponement of live events?MH: Yeah, I actually didn’t know how to stream prior to all of this happening. It was quite a learning curve to all of a sudden figure it all out, and do it in a way that looked good. I was initially silent during the first week when everyone starting pushing out livestreams to learn the software, and making sure we had good camera angle and audio. Once everything looked good and I felt comfortable, I started my weekly livestreams. I now spend about half my day working on streaming stuff, or helping someone else with it. It’s been fun figuring it out with this new landscape, I’m a giant nerd when it comes to media software.L4LM: You’ve also been integrating some breakfast cooking in each of your morning Toast & Jam streams. Can you tell us how to make the world’s best grilled cheese eggs benedict?MH: Okay, so wow [laughs] it’s so much fun. You make a grilled cheese, you know the old Julia Child’s method, with lots of butter. Put that to the side, boil up some water, take a little festival pin and poke the egg at the very top through the shell, submerge it in the boiling water for 10 seconds, take it out, and then you swirl the water and crack it in. The swirl will prevent the egg from turning out super ugly haha. Let it cook for four minutes, and then instead of using hollandaise sauce, I use fresh tomato bisque I made in the Instant Pot. Take the lid of a mason jar and push it down onto the grilled cheese to make a perfect circle, put the egg on it and the tomato bisque and you got yourself a grilled cheese eggs benedict. I decided that since I’m benedicted that I’m going to make a benedict for every Toast & Jam Brunch livestream.L4LM: You also recently became a music industry instructor and course designer for Slam Academy. What do you hope to teach to students in the program?MH: Oh, it’s been so great. It’s an electronic music production school, and I recently became an instructor and their marketing director. I’m teaching a class called “Music Industry.” It was initially taught by Lazerbeak, a Minneapolis-based producer who’s worked with Doomtree and Lizzo. He taught a lot about the history of the music industry and how things operate within that, so we combined both of our curriculums to expand on how people can make it work for their music. I’m teaching a lot about personal branding and marketing, learning how to use social media properly, maintain an audience and following, monetize your music, and getting your royalties. Since we’re unable to do any in-person classes right now, it’s opened a lot of doors for us because we have an in-person student capacity, but when we go online, we’re able to accommodate a lot more students. Everyone has been really enjoying it, and I think we’re going to keep up with the online courses alongside in-person classes. My new streaming knowledge has really helped bring this about, and it’s nice to see that people are able to learn new things with all this extra free time. It’s been really rewarding.L4LM: You also use another creative outlet to teach and inform people, reaching almost 50 episodes of your Green Room Podcast. Why did you start up this project and what are some of your most memorable episodes?MH: It started as something just for fun, but it evolved into its own little monster and does take up a lot of our time now in a good way [laughs]. It builds camaraderie with all the guests we have on the podcast. I’ve had a few interesting guests on there that have made for great episodes. Ben Encanti of Zebbler Encanti Experience was really cool to talk with. He’s in Scotland, and he’s a professor at Berklee School of Music in Valencia, Spain, and he was teaching the masterclass there for music production. The Kill Paris episode was great too, he’s doing a lot of cool things with technology and biology and making music with those things. He talked about how he created his most recent album, Galaxies Within Us, using a piece of technology called a MIDI Sprout. It has all these alligator clips that you can clip onto any biological piece of material. He used different plants and he solely sampled the bass design for his song “Venus Fly Trap” from the frequencies generated from it.Green Room Podcast, Ep. 42 – Kill ParisL4LM: You’ve been regularly releasing new music collaborations amid our lockdowns, can fans expect more new music in the coming weeks?MH: I actually have another release coming out on May 12th with K+Lab. I’ll have something coming out every month this year, there’s a lot of great new material waiting to be released. Maddy O’Neal and I are finally going to debut our new duo house project, House Wives within the next couple months. I’ve always wanted to have a house music moniker, and now I have enough house music to finally debut this project with her, I’m pumped. It’s gonna open a lot of doors for us since house music isn’t either of our main genres, so we can reach new audiences. I’m also going to continue my livestreams, including an upcoming one with A.L. Grime and do some collaboration streams. Manic Focus just started a “Beat Challenge,” sending a track to a bunch of different DJs to add their own mix and spin on it for a monster collab compilation, that will also be released in the near future.L4LM: New music every month! We love to hear that. If you could do a song collab with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?MH: Holy shit. I would probably pick Amy Winehouse or Whitney Houston, like why wouldn’t you?Stream Megan Hamilton’s latest collaboration “G.R.E.A.M.” with Will Robinson here or via the Spotify audio player below.last_img read more


Billy Strings Shares “Watch It Fall” For Florida Rights Restoration Coalition [Video]

first_imgOn Monday, Billy Strings debuted video of his performance of “Watch It Fall” recorded for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.Founded in 2011, the FRRC is committed to the restoration of basic civil rights for millions of returning citizens (formerly convicted persons) in Florida. Through advocacy and lobbying work, this non-profit won a major victory in 2018 with the passage of Amendment 4 which allowed convicted felons to regain their voting rights upon completion of their sentence including parole and probation.Related: Billy Strings Performs Powerful “Taking Water” At Democracy Comes Alive [Watch]The performance finds a long-haired Strings alongside his bass player Royal Masat. Judging by the length of Strings’ hair, which he lopped off back in August the video was recorded some time ago. With the 2020 general elections just one day away, however, this performance of the Home track—recorded for a vital civil rights organization—is all the more relevant. It’s easy to see why Strings would feel so strongly about the rights of returning citizens, as his grandfather was incarcerated for a brief period, during which he hand-built the recognizable 33 guitar Billy occasionally uses onstage.With his contemplation on the trajectory of modern society, Strings highlights his insightful lyricism rather than his guitar-picking prowess with this performance. The effect is just as stirring than any of his instrumental offerings, as the lean, 3:43 minute rendition makes its point and doesn’t linger. As the rights of millions of returning citizens around the country remain ignored by politicians and voters alike, Strings ponders “how long until there’s nothing left at all?”Watch Billy Strings and Royal Masat perform “Watch It Fall” for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. To learn more about the FRRC click here. To watch the official music video for “Watch It Fall”, head here.Billy Strings – “Watch It Fall”[Video: Billy Strings]last_img read more


Bandsintown PLUS Live Music Streaming Service To Feature Chromeo, Flying Lotus, Phoebe Bridgers, More

first_imgLive music discovery app Bandsintown has announced the launch of its new subscription-based streaming service which will feature exclusive virtual performances from notable artists including Chromeo, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Tweedy, Flying Lotus, and more.Announced on Tuesday, Bandsintown PLUS will offer subscribers up to 25 live shows and more per month in HD video and audio from an impressive lineup of artists that also features Empress Of, Tycho, Joe Bonamassa, Little Dragon, Mt. Joy, Phoebe Bridgers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Soccer Mommy, Toro y Moi, Trevor Hall, and more to be announced. The “All Access Pass” subscription runs for a manageable $9.99 per month—a 7-day free trial included—which also comes with intimate Q&A conversations with artists along with access to watch virtual performances on other platforms.Related: Georgia Comes Alive Raises $170,000 For GA Voter Organizations, Reaches One Million Viewers“For the past year, we’ve been hungry for live shows and for a chance to support the artists we love. Bandsintown PLUS is an opportunity to break the barriers of cost and location that have historically hindered live music experiences,” Bandsintown managing partner Fabrice Sergent said with the announcement. “Now, with Bandsintown PLUS, live music can be more affordable, more accessible, and more approachable.”Since the shutdown of the concert and live events industry in North America last March, virtual performances—both real-time and archive video—have been the main option for live music for both artists and their fans. Music technology brands like Bandcamp and artists like Jon Barber (Disco Biscuits) have pivoted their own business models to launch their own concert streaming platforms in hopes of competing for viewership in the COVID-era streaming pool alongside websites like Nugs, FANS, and YouTube.Click here for more information on the new Bandsintown PLUS streaming service.last_img read more


Chicago Police & Fire Departments Give heroism awards: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics honored

first_imgThe annual awards, established in 1885, are named after Judge Lambert Tree and former Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, who each donated $700 for gold medals during the ceremony s inaugural year. Four police officers, including two SWAT team members, received the Carter Harrison Award for valor for rescuing a hostage and killing a gunman at a downtown law office Dec. 8. O Brien was lauded for navigating the smoke-filled building without the protection of a hose line. He carried the boy to safety and began giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before handing him to paramedics. Fearing that the man would kill everyone in the building, Tenton said the officers realized immediate action was necessary. You get a little emotional after you see your kids for the first time after doing something like that, O Brien, a father of three, said. Two SWAT team officers, Felipe Nunez and Charles Rhein, shot and killed Jackson before he could shoot again. After all, he pointed out, he wasn t alone Oct. 20 in searching for the child. Mayor Richard Daley thanked the scores of emergency responders in attendance for their on-the-spot, life and death decisions. Oct. 10–Chicago firefighter John O Brien downplayed his actions nearly a year ago, when he rescued an unconscious 8-year-old boy from the second story of a burning West Side home. wgwoodward@tribune.com But the city saw it otherwise. At one point, the gunman walked out of the officers line of sight and executed a hostage, Tenton said. Jackson then reappeared and began reloading his weapon while aiming at another hostage who was administering first aid to a victim, Tenton said.center_img O Brien received the Lambert Tree Award, one of the city s highest honors for bravery, Tuesday at a Chicago Fire Department and Police Department ceremony in City Hall. Officers Christopher Tenton and Richard Nelson were among the first to respond to a call about a man with a gun opening fire on the upper floors of the Citigroup Center Building at 500 W. Madison St. When they arrived, they found a victim on the floor with a fatal gunshot wound to his head and then encountered the gunman — later identified as Joe Jackson, an inventor who felt that a patent attorney had stolen one of his ideas. During a 45-minute standoff, Tenton and Nelson tried to talk Jackson into putting his weapon down, the officers said. Jackson, instead, barricaded himself inside one of the building s offices. During the ceremony, 39 police officers, detectives, firefighters and paramedics were honored for their heroism both on and off the job. [Jackson] was prepared for the long haul, Nunez said. He had extra ammo; he had extra weapons with him. The city also presented the family of firefighter William Billy Grant with the Robert J. Quinn Gold Badge Award. Grant was killed while responding to a call March 23 when his firetruck collided with a school bus. —— There is no room for Monday morning quarterbacks and second guesses, Daley said. One paramedic was recognized for ignoring her own wounds and instead tending to her injured colleagues and a patient, after the ambulance she was driving was struck by a car and flipped over. An off-duty police captain who chased down a man who stabbed a woman was lauded for his quick thinking. Another firefighter was given an award for valor for catching two children a mother dropped from a fire in a residential high-rise building. I just happened to come across him, and we got him out, and it worked out really well, O Brien said.last_img read more


Pa. Crews Rescue Nude Man Stuck in Portable Potty

first_imgPolice say the man had been drinking and had taken off his clothes. Somehow, he immersed himself in the holding tank. LEBANON, Pa. — Rescue crews had to cut apart a portable toilet to rescue a man who got stuck naked inside the potty. Authorities say the 31-year-old man used his cell phone to call 911 on Sunday from inside a portable toilet. Deputy fire commissioner Chris Miller told WPMT-TV, “I’ve been on the job in one form or fashion for 21 years, and this is the first port-a-potty rescue I’ve ever had.”center_img Police charged the man with public drunkenness and creating a health code violation, but they have no idea why he was in the toilet with his clothes off. They said he didn’t suffer any serious injuries.last_img read more


Minnesota Paramedic Files Suit Over Abuse of Emergency Hold Rules

first_imgA veteran paramedic sued his employer and Brooklyn Center Police Department on Thursday, alleging they have routinely abused a state law that allows police officers to bring mentally ill people to a hospital if they are a threat to themselves or others. Nate Berg, 30, who has spent almost 10 years working as a paramedic in the metro area, said he has personally witnessed more than 200 incidents in which an individual’s civil rights have been violated. He said local police agencies have been misusing the law as a way to temporarily force people into hospitals when they don’t have enough information to support an arrest.Read More, Paramedic: Cops abuse law to detain peoplelast_img read more


N.J. Paramedic Injured in Crash

first_imgLAKEWOOD, N.J. – A Hatzolah paramedic responding to a call about a burned child was injured tonight in a Route 9 collision involving two other vehicles, police said.  Click here to continue reading the story. The name of the Hatzolah paramedic wasn’t available, but he suffered a leg injury.last_img


Paramedic in Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Succumbs to Injuries

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS  – Officials report that the paramedic injured in Saturday’s ambulance crash that claimed an EMT has succumbed to his injuries.JEMS: Fatal Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Claims EMT Specialist Paramedic Cody Medley died at Wishard Hospital early Sunday morning. Troy Riggs, director of the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety stated, “We grieve with our IEMS family as we learn of the passing of Specialist Cody Medley,” and “Please keep his family and his friends in your thoughts and prayers.”WISH-TV reports that EMS officials will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. Sunday to talk about Medley’s passing. Medley joined the agency in 2010. He previously served as a member of the Sunman Fire Department before joining the IEMS. Officials announced Saturday that IEMS Private Timothy C. McCormick, 24, had died from injuries sustained in the crash. Police state that the ambulance was struck, while going through an intersection, and that the ambulance had the right of way. The force of the impact caused the ambulance to slide into a parked vehicle.last_img read more