Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Judge Halts Radiohead Stage Collapse Trial

A judge in Canada has stayed the charges stemming from a stage collapse at Radiohead‘s 2012 concert in Toronto, which killed the band’s drum technician Scott Johnson, The Globe and Mail reports. Judge Ann Nelson gave the order to halt the proceedings – at least for now – after numerous trial delays.

Nelson’s decision was prompted by the Canadian Supreme Court’s new trial time restrictions, which were established in 2016 and state that cases in provincial court should go to trial within 18 months. However, it is possible that the charges could be revived within a year if an appeal is filed.

The June 2012 incident at Toronto’s Downsview Park took place prior to Radiohead’s performance. A piece of outdoor structure fell, crushing and killing Johnson, 33, and hurting three others. Shortly after the collapse, the Ontario Ministry of Labour began investigating concert promoter, Live Nation Canada. In 2013, the Ministry charged Live Nation, the scaffolding company Optex Staging and Services and engineer Domenic Cugliari under the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. Live Nation denied any wrongdoing.

While the case did go to trial, the proceedings lasted over 40 trial days spread across 14 months – and then presiding judge, Shaun Nakatsuru, was appointed to a higher court, effectively negating his jurisdiction and leading to a mistrial. Prior to his new appointment, Justice Nakatsuru notably denied Live Nation’s request to throw out the charges on unreasonable trial delays last October.

In her new decision, Nelson wrote, “This case was a complex case that required more time than other cases in the system. After allowing for all of the exceptional circumstances that were in play, this case still will have taken too long to complete.” While Nelson argued that “timely justice” was important to those facing charges and to society at large, she acknowledged the “negative impact” her ruling would have on the victim’s family.

“No doubt, this decision will be incomprehensible to Mr. Johnson’s family, who can justifiably complain that justice has not been done,” Nelson wrote. Live Nation’s lawyer also reportedly called the ruling “brutal” for Johnson’s family.

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Listen to 'Rolling Stone Music Now' Podcast: Alice Cooper

The latest episode of the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify or check it out below.

In a deep, hilarious, career-spanning conversation with host Brian Hiatt, Alice Cooper talks about breaking up his original band, touring with Johnny Depp, his friendship with Glen Campbell, and much more – plus, he reviews Taylor Swift’s new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Spotify and tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show live on Sirius XM’s Volume Channel.

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Maynard James Keenan discusses the artistry of winemaking and the summer grape harvest at his vineyard, Caduceus Cellars, in the second part of Revolver‘s web series, “The Art of Work.”  For Keenan, the preparation of the wine and food at Caduceus, like his songwriting, is rooted in his love of puzzles.

“If I’m accurate with the broad stokes and the sacred geometry of it, you’ll have some experience that applies to this story, but I don’t lay it all out,” Keenan says of the way puzzles inform his lyrics. “It’s not just all A, B, C, therefore D. It’s gonna be all over the map, it’s going to require you to be engaged in some way.”

Keenan applies this mindset to the actual grapes he grows at his vineyard. He notes how various geological, meteorological and historical factors will make his crop of cabernet sauvignon grapes, grown in Jerome, Arizona, different from those grown in Napa.

“We’re not gonna beat you over the head with it, if you don’t want to get it, you don’t have to, you can just have some wine and food and move along. The songs, you can just tap your feet, jump up and down … No matter what the project – Puscifer, Perfect Circle, Tool – we’re trying to give you something that’s more than the sum of its parts.”

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