May 19, 2013

McCartney 'Out There' in Orlando

From news service reports

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul McCartney is kicking off the North American leg of his "Out There" tour in Orlando.

Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney, shown in a 2010 file photo, was to launch the North American portion of his “Out There” tour in Orlando, Fla., Saturday.

The Associated Press

The massive production, which requires 31 trucks' worth of equipment, includes lasers, huge pyrotechnics, and state-of-the-art video displays, according to the website of the former Beatles star.

McCartney performed the show to a sold-out crowd of 55,000 people in Brazil earlier this month, performing "Band on the Run," "Hey Jude," "Yesterday" and "Let It Be."

He performed at Orlando's Amway Center on Saturday and will perform again Sunday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports these are McCartney's only performances in Florida.

At one point during each show, McCartney is raised 20 feet above the stage on a special riser as he performs "Blackbird" and "Here Today" acoustically, according to his website.

Lawyer says steroids ravaged singer's mind

VISTA, Calif. - The lawyer for a California heavy metal singer accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife says the singer's mind has been ravaged by steroid use.

San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the detail came to light during a Friday hearing for 32-year-old Timothy Lambesis, who has pleaded not guilty to solicitation for murder. A judge at the hearing reduced Lambesis' bail from $3 million to $2 million.

Prosecutors say Lambesis, frontman for Grammy-winning band "As I Lay Dying," paid $1,000 cash to an undercover detective posing as a hit man and gave instructions on how best to kill his wife.

Lambesis' attorney Thomas Warwick said in court that his client had gotten into body building and steroid use.

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