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Eminem faces more weapons charges

By Times staff and wire reports

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2000

Best-selling rapper Eminem was charged with more weapons counts in Michigan on Thursday, this time for allegedly brandishing a gun in a confrontation with a member of the rival group Insane Clown Posse. The latest accusations came a day after the 27-year-old Grammy winner, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies. According to the new charges, Eminem got in a dispute Saturday with Douglas Dail of Insane Clown Posse outside a stereo shop in Royal Oak. Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said Eminem and Dail exchanged words before Eminem stepped from his car and pulled a pistol. Eminem did not point the gun at Dail but threatened him, Gorcyca said. Eminem was charged with felony possession of a concealed weapon and misdemeanor brandishing of a firearm. He was freed Thursday after posting $1,000 of his $10,000 bail.

Tickets going on sale for Who concert

Rock icons The Who will perform Sept. 26 at the Ice Palace in Tampa. Original members Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle will be joined on drums again on this tour by Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr. Tickets are $35, $50, $75 and $125, available at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tickemaster outlets, by charging by phone (727) 898-2100 or (813) 287-8844 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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