MAN BURNED AT IRON MAIDEN SHOW SUING FOR DAMAGES
A 47-year-old Iron Maiden fan is suing Live Nation, Pavilion Partners GP, Staff Pro Inc. and Contemporary Services Corp. for injuries he claims to have suffered at a July 1 concert when someone started a bonfire, Metal Injection reports. Mario Esteban Barron says he and his family were at a concert at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California when he was knocked into the fan-created fire and was “consumed by flames,” the lawsuit says. He was pulled to safety by other concertgoers. Barron says his injuries left him unable to return to his job as a sheet worker. He is seeking unspecified damages.
SELENA GETTING STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Slain Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Quintanilla won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Mexican/American Album Live. A year later, Quintanilla was shot and killed by the president of her fan club. She was 23. Twenty-two years after her death, Quintanilla continues to have an influence on Latino music and culture. The ceremony unveiling the star is scheduled for Nov. 3.
CAPS HIRES JEREMY YOUNG AS DIRECTOR OF MUSIC TOURS
Cast & Crew’s CAPS Payroll has named Jeremy Young its new Director of Music Tours and Live Event Sales. Young has a decade of experience in artist and tour management and will oversee CAPS’ relationships with venues, tours and festivals in Nashville. “Jeremy’s background and experience in live entertainment – as well as tour and artist management – brings an enhanced capability to CAPS in a growing market,” said Frank DeVito, CAPS’ SVP. “He knows this business inside and out and truly understands what our clients need to achieve a successful production – and we’re thrilled to have him on board.”