• Every artist has his muse. For Nicholas Weist, that would be Justin Timberlake, whose music and good looks inspired “If I Told You You Were Beautiful Would You Date Me on the Regular?” at New York’s Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery. Open for one night only, the exhibit featured everything from sculpture to photography and site-specific installations. As White told MTV News, “[The show] functioned like a gallery-sized fan letter.” Too bad he missed Valentine’s Day.
• He may be a hard rocker, but the Velvet Revolver’s Slash admits to having a soft spot for some contemporary R&B and rap music – along the lines of Rihanna‘s “Umbrella.” Also, “There’s a song by Kanye West called ‘Stronger’ that I like. That’s a great riff, and would have made a great rock record. You might not think it, but I can hear through it.” With encouragement like that, West is bound to go far.
• Rapper Remy Ma (real name: Remy Smith) faces up to 25 years in prison after being convicted of assault, weapons possession and coercion after shooting a woman in the stomach while arguing over $3,000 last year, Reuters reports. Smith’s attorneys argued the shooting was accidental.
• Illness has brought the postponement of the Allman Brothers Band‘s stand of shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre this year. According to reports, Gregg Allman has been recovering from treatments for Hepatitis C and needs more time before taking the stage again. Show promoter Live Nation promises the shows will be rescheduled.
– Brian Orloff