Beloved rock n’ soulers the Alabama Shakes performed at the Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN two nights ago, April 21st. Of course, the performance came just hours after the news of Prince’s death broke, closing an unforgettable chapter in music history. Just last year, the worlds of Prince and the Alabama Shakes collided, as Prince invited the Shakes to his Paisley Park mansion for a performance. He even sat in with them and played a roaring guitar solo on the bluesy song “Gimme All Your Love.”Naturally, when the Shakes set up to perform the blues number, they dimmed the lights to a haunting shade of purple, and allowed for Brittany Howard to speak about the lost legend. “We lost another great treasure today,” she said. “It was very unfortunate, and very sad news when we heard it. I’d like to dedicate this song right here to Prince, because this is a song that he played with us. I just want to let him know we love him, we miss him, and God bless him. May he rest in peace.”While the band didn’t join so many others in playing Prince’s music, they certainly felt the loss just as strongly as any other. Check out some fan-shot videos from the performance below:Don’t Wanna FightI Ain’t The Same[Via The Tennessean]
By Dialogo August 14, 2012 Colombian police seized a ton of cocaine that was allegedly being sent to the Mexican Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, on a highway in the Antioquia Department (northwest), said the National Police on Aug. 11. The cache of drugs, valued at $35 million, was found in 866 packages in a truck that was stopped at a police checkpoint on a road between the towns of Caldas and Versailles, according to a statement from the Anti-Narcotics Police. The seizure was achieved thanks to information provided by an unidentified source. The driver of the vehicle was arrested in the operation and was brought to court on charges of trafficking, possession and sale of narcotics. The drugs allegedly belonged to the “Office of Envigado,” which is one of the largest drug trafficking groups in Colombia, and was created in the 1980s by the now deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar. On Aug. 8, Erikson Vargas (alias “Sebastian”), who heads the organization, was captured in a luxurious estate in the vicinity of Medellín (400 km northwest of Bogotá), and will be extradited to the United States. Although Colombia has decreased almost half of its cocaine production and the expansion of its coca crops, it still leads the world production of this drug, with 345 tons of cocaine in 2011, according to UN figures. “El Chapo” Guzman is considered the world’s most wanted drug trafficker and is ranked 55 in the list of the most powerful people in the world according to U.S. magazine Forbes.