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Stone Temple Pilots dates postponed (but not the one in Kent)

The good news for local Stone Temple Pilots fans is that the band’s Nov. 3 stop in Kent is still on the tour schedule. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, as a matter of fact (info here.) The bad news is this report on front man Scott Weiland’s latest meltdown from Rolling Stone. Folks at the ShoWare Center must be thrilled at the timing.


Backstreet Boys review

Backstreet’s Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter in Kent (photo by Keegan Prosser).

By Keegan Prosser
Staff writer

I remember the days of pop music like they were yesterday. There I am, sitting in my living room, when mom walks in and tells me about some song she heard on the radio.

“It’s by this group called Boys in the Backyard,” she said.

Oh mother, how dare you call them that.

Yes, I admit. I was the 12-year-old who loved everything pop and found no embarrassment in writing “Mrs. AJ McLean” all over my school notebooks.

I even attended the “Black & Blue” concert in 2001.

So, when E.J. offered me the chance to cover last night’s Backstreet Boys “This Is Us” concert at the ShoWare Center in Kent, I had only this response:

“Hell yes.”
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