Grapevine: Mo Pop Festival lineup released

March 8, 2018 GMT

Bon Iver, the National to headline Mo Pop Festival

Music fest Mo Pop announced its 2018 lineup this week. Bon Iver, Vince Staples and Highly Suspect are headliners for July 28 and the National, Portugal. the Man and St. Vincent are the big names on July 29. The event, at Detroit’s West Riverfront Park, also includes Detroit-based band Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers. Tickets go sale at 10 a.m. Friday at mopopfestival.com. Weekend tickets are $99.50 in advance, and $75 for a single day. There also will be weekend four-packs available for $380. Parking is an additional $24-$40. Children 12 and younger are free with paid adult.

Tommy Lee files police report against adult son

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and his 21-year-old son Brandon Lee allegedly got into an altercation at their home this week. Sources tell TMZ that Brandon barged into the bedroom of Tommy and his fiancee, Brittany Furlan, and knocked him unconscious after Lee approached him. Brandon was upset that his dad had posted something about his mom, Pamela Anderson, to social media that Brandon felt disrespected her. Brandon is claiming he acted in self defense. Sources say Lee was unconscious for several minutes and had blood coming out of his mouth. Other sources supplied TMZ with conflicting reports regarding whether Tommy was drunk or just had a glass of wine with dinner. In a post that has since been deleted Tommy wrote that his “heart is broken.” “You can give your kids everything they could ever want in their entire lives and they can still turn against you.” TMZ reports that Tommy filed a police report against Brandon, and police are investigating. Lee has a history of alleged abuse against his ex-wife Anderson, who also is the mother of the pair’s 20-year-old son Dylan Lee.

Q-Tip to advise Kennedy Center

Rapper Q-Tip has been named advisor-at-large of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Hip-Hop Culture Council. Since 2016, the A Tribe Called Quest member has been an artistic director of the council, which also includes 2017 honoree LL Cool J, plus Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of the Roots, Common, Fab 5 Freddy, former NBA star Grant Hill and others. “I want to begin at the beginning of the culture and help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future,” Q-Top said regarding his goals as director.

Compiled by Melody Baetens


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