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February 21, 2022
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THIRD EYE BLIND: “PAM AND TOMMY” SCENE NEVER HAPPENED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Third Eye Blind singer Stephan (STEE’-fan) Jenkins denies ever kicking Motley Crue out of a studio, as portrayed in the latest episode of “Pam and Tommy” on Hulu. The scene shows Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in 1996 demanding to know why they’re in Studio B instead of the bigger Studio A, only to be told Third Eye Blind gets Studio A for their debut album. Jenkins tells Variety he’s never been in the same studio as Motley Crue, and he recorded that album in northern California. Jenkins says he had never heard Motley Crue back then – but he knew who Lee was because he had seen the sex tape that the series is based on. “Pam and Tommy” executive producer Rob Siegel admits the scene is made up and chose Third Eye Blind simply because they were on the same label as Motley Crue at that time.

 


ARKANSAS PLEDGES TO HONOR JOHNNY CASH ON HIS BIRTHDAY
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – This Saturday will be “Johnny Cash Day” in Arkansas, and so will every Feb. 26 from here on out. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a proclamation to honor Cash on that date every year. Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on Feb. 26, 1932.

 


Y&T SINGER HAS PROSTATE CANCER
UNDATED (AP) – Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti says he generally believes that entertainers do not need to share their medical issues in public, but he felt it was wrong not to disclose he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Meniketti writes on Y&T’s social media that his doctor told him it was caught early and he has a high likelihood of surviving. Meniketti says his diagnosis is why he postponed shows recently, and why more shows will have to be canceled. He urges people to stay on top of getting medical checkups and he hopes to continue bringing music for many years to come.

 


“ENCANTO” STAYS AT NUMBER ONE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The “Encanto” soundtrack continues its run at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. It moved another 98,000 units, giving “Encanto” its sixth non-consecutive week at number one. “DS4Ever” by Gunna is in second place. Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is in third, followed by Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy.” “The Highlights” by The Weeknd is in fifth.

 


OLIVIA RODRIGO WILL RELEASE ROAD TRIP FILM
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Olivia Rodrigo will perform her songs at an old Route 66 motel and in an aircraft boneyard in her upcoming documentary, “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (A Sour Film).” The film follows Rodrigo on a road trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. She performs songs from her “Sour” album in unique locations with new arrangements. The film will stream on Disney Plus starting March 25.

 


IRON MAIDEN RE-RELEASES “NUMBER OF THE BEAST” ON CASSETTE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Iron Maiden will release a 40th anniversary edition of their “Number of the Beast” album on cassette. It will be a Record Day exclusive, which means you will only be able to get it at independent record stores starting March 25.

 


NBC’S OLYMPIC DEAL TAKES A HIT AFTER BEIJING GAMES

NEW YORK (AP) – Buyer’s remorse for NBC? Depends who you ask, as the Olympic flame is doused. In 2014, when the network bought U.S. rights to the games through 2032 for $7.75 billion, it seemed like a sound deal. But the investment isn’t looking so savvy now after a shaky fortnight in Beijing. The Games generated little buzz. Most visitors were kept out by the pandemic. The event was in an authoritarian country a half-day’s time zone away. The events faltered too, with the drug-tainted figure skating competition and the burnout of U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin. And U.S. TV ratings took a nosedive, with NBC losing about half its average audience.

 

BOX OFFICE
UNDATED (AP) – Tom Holland might be without his Spider-Man suit in “Uncharted.” But his latest action-adventure has done well at the box office. The movie, adapted from the videogame, took in $51 million over the Presidents’ Day weekend, after drawing an estimated $44.2 million in ticket sales Friday through yesterday. Finishing second is “Dog” with $15.1 million. Number three is “Spider-Man: No Way Home” with $7.2 million.

 

NEW ORLEANS BRACES FOR REVIVED MARDI GRAS SEASON
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – After two years of down time, New Orleans is getting ready to make a big splash again with Mardi Gras. The city’s French Quarter is gearing up for a revival of its largest free festival and showcase of Louisiana music, food and culture. The pandemic forced organizers to cancel the event in 2020 and again last year.

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS COVID-19
LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19. The British monarch has mild, cold-like symptoms, according to Buckingham Palace, which says the 95-year-old queen will keep working. The Palace also says the queen has been fully vaccinated – and has had a booster shot.