MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY 31, 2018
MEEK MILL - JUDGE REMOVAL REQUEST
Meek Mill's lawyers say they will immediately ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reassign his case. Yesterday, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker denied Mill's request to remove Judge Genece Brinkley from Mills' case, saying he lacked the jurisdiction to do so. Mills' lawyers say Brinkley has been waging a vendetta against him. She has defended her impartiality. Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Mill released from prison while he appeals his sentence on a probation violation related to a gun and drug conviction from nearly a decade ago. Prosecutors say Mill should get a new trial because of the questionable credibility of the arresting officer.
JIMMY PAGE - ROBBIE WILLIAMS' CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Jimmy Page is temporarily winning in his years-long fight against his next-door neighbour, British singer Robbie Williams. Authorities in west London have ruled that Williams' plans for an underground gym and swimming pool cannot continue without further legal assurances that the work won't damage Page's home.
Page says Williams' planned construction work would create damaging vibrations to Page's 19th-century Gothic-revival mansion house. Page says he only plays acoustic guitars in the house to protect it.
Williams says the work will have minimal impact on neighbouring properties. Page says he is ``really pleased at the outcome'' of the local council's decision.
TOTO - WEEZER'S ``AFRICA'' REMAKE
Toto guitarist Steve Lukather says he's ``very flattered'' and thanks Weezer for the remake of the Toto song ``Africa.'' A teenage Weezer fan bugged Weezer for months through the Twitter account ?weezerafrica to remake the song. Weezer teased him by releasing a version of Toto's ``Rosanna'' last week. On Tuesday, Weezer finally obliged with their version of ``Africa.''
The WeezerAfrica account commented, ``Looks like Weezer finally blessed the rains.'' Weezer drummer Pat Wilson calls it ``a victory over culture.'' He says, ``The Weez inhabits the boundaries between multiple dimensions.''
CRAIG MORGAN - US ARMY AWARD
The U-S Army is giving one of its highest honours to Craig Morgan for his dedication in entertaining military personnel and their families around the world. The Army will give Morgan its Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in Los Angeles on June 23rd. Morgan has made 15 overseas trips to entertain U-S troops. He is a 17-year Army and Army Reserves veteran.