Thursday, August 12, 2004
SMART MOVE: BLACK EYED PEAS, PART OF CELEBRITIES SUPPORTING JOHN KERRY, BURN DOWN THEIR MUSIC EQUPMENT AFTER FORGETTING TO BLOW OUT CANDLES
CNN.com - Fire destroys Black Eyed Peas' gear - Aug 12, 2004
John Kerry's nominating convention was punctuated with musical celebrities entertaining the delegates. Artists including Patti LaBelle, Wyclef Jean, John Mellencamp and the Black Eyed Peas were some of the performers. Perhaps the Black Eyed Peas should be learning the nuts and bolts of fire safety before lecturing Americans about their responsibility to vote? I don't know. But, the following story suggests that the Black Eyed Peas have a lot to learn.
"A fire broke out early Wednesday in a studio where the Black Eyed Peas were recording a new album, destroying about $500,000 in gear and instruments, authorities and band members said.
Band members lit candles during the recording session and forgot to blow them out, causing the 3 a.m. fire at Glenwood Place Studios, Capt. Ron Bell said.
Damage to the building, where the group was recording the album 'Monkey Business,' was estimated at $50,000. No one was injured.
The band, which performed at the Democratic National Convention, said it was devastated by the loss.
'Guitars, drums, drum kits, keyboards, microphones, classic instruments that we've collected with our worldly travels are now destroyed,' band member Will I. Am told KABC-TV."