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■ ANDREW WK paid a speeding ticket for British fan Luke Mitchell, who was pulled over by the police while cranking out the Party King’s new single Music Is Worth Living For. “I was responsible for the sonic party power that caused you to speed,” said Andrew. What a gent, although a bit of free advice, Mr WK: it’s probably best not to make a habit out of that sort of thing. ■ One fan in California discovered that if you try to get a selfie with CONVERGE while they play, it will be awkward. To whit, the band abandoned a song and fell into contemptuous silence during said attempted onstage shoot. We’ve yet to see the resulting pic of JACOB BANNON’S bemused grimace, but you can watch the video on Youtube to see four very unimpressed
hardcore faces. ■ Because everyone needs to make a few beans on the side to supplement their income, IRON MAIDEN drummer NICKO MCBRAIN opened his very own drum shop, Drum One, in Manchester. “It is a departure from my usual day job, but nevertheless it is one that I am ready to take on,” he said. Sadly, Nicko isn’t working the till, but then, seeing as he lives in Florida, that’d be a hell of a commute.