The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Scott Johnson, a 33-year-old drum technician for Radiohead, was tragically killed over the weekend when a stage roof collapsed during the band’s sold-out show in Toronto. Three other crew members were injured in the incident. “We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague,” reads a message on Radiohead’s website. “He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew.” [via ArtsBeat]

2. If you happen to be in Times Square tonight, don’t miss the new light graffiti work by emerging artist/substitute teacher Vicki DaSilva; thanks to a contest by Artists Wanted, her piece is taking up prime space usually occupied by an ad for Sprint. [via ArtsBeat]

3. “I’ve got a dream life as a direct result of television, you know? But at some point you just get tired of wearing somebody else’s clothes, saying somebody else’s words and working in somebody else’s space.” — Charlie Sheen says that he plans to retire after his new show Anger Management.

4. Jack Osbourne — who became a first-time father earlier this year — has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I was just angry and frustrated and kept thinking, ‘Why now?'” he told People Magazine. “I’ve got a family and that’s what’s supposed to be the most important thing.” [via MTV]

5. No telling if it’s true, but there’s an interesting rumor floating around that the Rolling Stones will play their final gig at next year’s Glastonbury Festival; the show would apparently be part of a handful of dates that the band will play in honor of their 50th anniversary. [via NME]

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