After a mental breakdown, tons of criticism from his fans and non-fans alike, Kanye West has finally left the hospital, and returned back to his home. Departing from the UCLA Medical Center, ‘Ye left the hospital accompanied by his wife Kim Kardashian. According to recent reports, Kanye will still be under the watchful eye of his physician Michael Farzam, who was the one to call 911 and have West admitted into the hospital. Kanye will be spending this time with his children, family and wife.
There seems to be a ton on the plate of West, who recently cancelled shows for his Saint Pablo Tour indefinitely, as well as a recent album release, and the anniversary of the death of his mother. Additionally, working closely with Adidas, Kanye and their team have been hard at work designing new forms of the Yeezy Boost 350 and 750, which are selling for upwards of $2,000 on secondary markets.
While it’s unclear as to what is the exact cause of Kanye’s original breakdown, there is a clearly a lot of stress on the artist within the past six months. It’s not unheard of to go through hard times and while his departure from the hospital points to good things, there is likely much more time to be spent recovering from this incident than many have speculated.
Our thoughts are with the West/Kardashian family.
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Famous 80’s hair metal band Ratt has had two members going ‘round and round’ for some time now, in a lawsuit that has just recently seen it’s end. Former drummer Bobby Blotzer staked a claim against bassist Juan Croucier, saying that he used the RATT name to promote his other band, which is trademark infringement. According to other reports however, Croucier was still a part of the partnership that owned the RATT name, along with his former drummer, and the rest of the band.
Oddly enough, a few members of the band attempted to transfer the name to another entity in 1997, but this was ruled invalid, meaning by technicality, Croucier was still a member of the partnership that owned the name, and was legally allowed to use the name in his new band’s name.
The last twist of the story includes the other members of the band stating that Blotzer was now officially out of the band, and could only use the words ‘Former member of RATT’ when referring to himself in another music situation.
RATT was famous for their songs ‘Round and Round’, ‘Slip Of The Lip’, ‘Lay It Down’, ‘Wanted Man’, and many more — ‘Round and Round’ peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200.
It’s been a week and a few days since Kanye West suffered that complete and total breakdown. First by cancelling his show at the L.A. Forum and then the following day, November 21st cancelling his entire tour and then hours later suffering the breakdown where cops were called and he was rushed to the hospital and put on a psych hold. We may now know what caused this. November 21st is the Anniversary of Kanye’s mothers death. If you recall, Donda West died back around that date due to complications from plastic surgery. He increasingly became emotional as that date approached and that along with touring, being a parent and providing emotional support for Kim who was robbed in Paris finally took its toll. He’s also never fully grieved over his mom’s death and has always had problems around this time. For now West remain hospitalized and sedated. There’s no word when he will be released but regardless of your thoughts on him or his music, this was serious and we wish him luck in his recovery.
Mr 305 is deep in a lawsuit over stealing a guitar riff for his super hit “Timber”. A long time ago legendary funk singer William Underwood created a track called, “Weak at the Knees” and Underwood is claiming is court that Pit and sampled it and used it for Timber. It should be noted that Pitbull isn’t being directly sued but his publishing company who wrote the track is. After listening to both we don’t hear the similarities but you be the judge:
Multiple stories surfaced a few days ago proclaiming Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom had broken up. Pretty much right before Thanksgiving BUT photos on Instagram would dispute those claims. Katy and Orlando took IG’s photos of the two enjoying delicious Turkey and Yams with Katy’s family. So if they really did break up, wouldn’t it be highly unlikely they would be breaking bread together? Seems to us like their 10 month relationship is going strong. Gobble Gobble.
Call us naive but we didn’t even know Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas had a little brother. They do and the younger sibling was just busted with some sticky icky in Nashville. The “4th” Jonas Brother, Frankie Jonas is 16 and was busted for possession of marijuana last night. It all went down outside a 7-11. What’s strange is his family has nothing but praise for Frankie and they all say he is a good kid who’s never been in trouble before. Although he’s only 16 he’s already graduated high school and is in college so he’s smart too. Frankie is one lucky kid though because all he got was a ticket and a slap on the wrist thanks to city laws in Nashville.
Following a tragic death, an arrest has finally been made in the death of 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts. Roberts, just 38 when he died, died from a prescription drug overdose in a hotel just outside of Milwaukee. Roberts served as the lead guitarist of the band from their inception in 1996 until 2012 when he left the band for health reasons.
During his departure, Roberts stated that this was due to performing near 300 dates per year, and the band having exacerbated health and circulation issues that he was currently dealing with. He continued to mention that the band would always hold a special place in his heart, but needed to take this time off for his own health.
Police have now made the arrest of a doctor who was reportedly in connection with Roberts prior to his death. The alleged physician is believed to be from Alabama, a ways away from where his death was confirmed in West Bend, Wisc. Illegal drug distribution has been the primary charge in the case. Throughout his time as physician, Snellgrove (the accused) prescribed Roberts 5 different controlled substances in the names of different individuals, but (police) also have stated that the intended recipient of the drugs were all for Roberts.
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