On Saturday night, all four surviving members Mother Love Bone, the highly influential but long-defunct Seattle rock band, reunited onstage for their first performance in eight years. The group, comprised of Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Bruce Fairweather, and Greg Gilmore, came together as part of a benefit event for Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare, a.k.a. SMASH, at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, WA.In addition to benefitting SMASH, the performance served as a tribute to Mother Love Bone’s late frontman, Andrew Wood. Wood’s overdose death in 1990 stopped Mother Love Bone in its tracks. Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was Wood’s roommate when he died, would wind up recruiting Gossard and Ament for Temple of the Dog.Remembering The Tragic Death That Gave Life To Temple Of The Dog & Pearl Jam, This Day In 1990Ament, Gossard, Gilmore, and Fairweather tapped local vocalists Shawn Smith (Pigeonhead) and Ohm Johari (Hell’s Belles) to handle Wood’s vocal duties for the performance. Their five-song set saw them work through Mother Love Bone originals “Man of Golden Words”, “Bone China”, “Stargazer”, and “Stardog Champion”, as well as a cover of Argent‘s “Hold Your Head Up”.According to Consequence of Sound, the four surviving Mother Love Bone members last came together for a few songs onstage in 2010, which marked their first performance as a group since Andrew Wood’s death twenty years earlier. Of course, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard play together regularly in their capacity as members of Pearl Jam.You can watch a full fan-shot video of the mini-set below via YouTube user Taper Jeff:Mother Love Bone – 5/5/18[H/T Consequence of Sound]
Rushville, In. — Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has arrested Joseph E Stevens, 26, of Rushville, following a month-long investigation. The warrant was served at the Rush County Jail where he was incarcerated for unrelated charges.Stevens, a registered sex offender in the State of Indiana, was the target of the investigation following information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation revealed that sometime prior to Steven’s incarceration at the Rush County Jail, he began an inappropriate online relationship with a 15 year old female online via social media. Stevens then traveled to Vigo County where he allegedly met with that same juvenile and had sexual contact with her.Stevens will be charged in Vigo County for sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation. Stevens will remain in the Rush County Jail on local charges until he is extradited to Vigo County for the current pending charges relating to the online investigation.
Full-back Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg in Manchester United’s Champions League loss at PSV Eindhoven.Shaw, 20, will have an operation on his return to Manchester, the club said.He received oxygen while being treated on the pitch for 10 minutes after Hector Moreno’s tackle.”It is awful. It was a very bad tackle. He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room,” said manager Louis van Gaal.The left-back started each of United’s eight games this season, as well as playing in England’s European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland. Yet with just nine months to go until Euro 2016, Shaw has suffered a broken tibia and fibula.When Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey suffered a similar injury against Stoke in 2010, he was ruled out for nine months.Less than an hour after suffering the injury Shaw wrote on Twitter: “Thank you everyone for your messages, words can’t describe how gutted I am, my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.”Former PSV man Memphis Depay scored the opener for the visitors in Eindhoven, before Moreno headed in an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.Luciano Narsingh then nodded home in the second half to secure a 2-1 victory. Shaw as he was taken off the pitchMexican centre-back Moreno was not booked for the challenge on Shaw and Van Gaal was not happy that the referee took no action.”A boy who came to Manchester United at 18 years old, it was very difficult, and the next season he plays fantastic and then that happens like this,” said the Dutchman.”When I say it is a red card and penalty, you will say I am a bad loser. Every word I say is taken in the wrong way. It was in the 18-yard box and it was very bad tackle with two legs. “I’m not a doctor so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is four to six months. But you can never say that in advance.”He won’t play in the group stage, I don’t think. I hope he will play again this season.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
When Claude Johnson was an engineering student at Carnegie Mellon University, he didn’t know Cumberland Posey Jr. was, in addition to owning the Homestead Grays Negro League Team, one of the seminal figures in the history of Black basketball.But, now after a career path that took him from Lawrence Livermore labs, to IBM, to the NBA and Nike, Johnson heads the Black Fives Foundation dedicated to preserving and educating people about Blacks in “basket ball,” as it was first called, from the early 1900s until 1950.And Johnson not only knows who Cumberland Posey is, he is featuring him in an exhibit he is guest curating at the New York Historical Society that opens March 14.Due to segregation in the early 1900s, Black athletes formed their own professional leagues. Because teams have five starting players, they were called “fives.” Some of the most famous Black Five teams were the New York Renaissance, or the Rens, the Washington Bears, and the most famous remnant of that era, the Harlem Globetrotters.But Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University feature prominently in the exhibit because Cumberland Posey also starred for Duquesne during the Black Fives Era.One of the great stories in sports of any kind, which Johnson previously wrote about for the foundation website, involves Posey and the Monticello Athletic Club team in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.Jim Dorsey (left) and Cum Posey (Second from left) pictured with members of the Monticello Athletic Club circa 1912. The Monticello lineup also featured Walter Clark, Sell Hall, Israel Lee, and Cum’s brother Seward.“They couldn’t practice in any quality gymnasiums because of segregation, but on that team was one of the Dorsey brothers, all great athletes. Anyway, Jim Dorsey worked as the janitor at a Whites-only Phipps Gymnasium on the North Side, and he would let the team in on Sundays,” he said. “They practiced in secret, so nobody knew who they were when they came out and started playing, and they just blew everyone away and won the 1912 league championship. So Dorsey literally held the keys to their success.”Union Labor Temple in Pittsburgh was one of the few gyms in Pittsburgh where Black basketball players could play.After World War I, Dorsey became the director of the Center Avenue YMCA. As Johnson put it, “he finally got his own gym.”Posey, at the time was a star athlete at Duquesne, captain of its baseball, basketball and golf teams, which led to another curiosity.“If you look at the basketball roster, his name is listed as Charles Cumbert,” said Johnson. “It wasn’t because he was Black, the Holy Ghost fathers integrated the school well before 1900. It was because he was playing for these professional teams—Monticello, the Loendi Big Five, The Monarch Elks Five– making money playing against white clubs in barnstorming exhibitions. It was because he was a ‘ringer.’”In an interesting coincidence, the current Duquesne basketball team will be in New York for the Atlantic-10 Tournament when the exhibit opens. Johnson said he hoped to arrange for them to visit, if they have an off day.The exhibit at the Historical Society features a host of photos from the Black Fives Era, including other famous players Jackie Robinson, of the LA Red Devils, and Paul Robeson, of the St. Christopher Club of Harlem.Exhibit workers put finishing touches on Cumberland Posey display at Black Fives exhibit in New York.It also contains memorabilia including ticket stubs, event broadsheets, and an advertisement for the 1912 “Pittsburgh vs. New York” Annual Christmas Basketball Games and Dance of the Alpha Physical Culture Club, as well as vintage equipment such as leather basketballs, buckle-front shorts, and leather and wool basketball knee pads.The exhibit runs through July 20 at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park Westat 77th Street, New York, NY 10024.Images courtesy of the Black Fives Foundation, except Monticello AC photo, courtesy of Zerbie Dorsey Swain collection.(Send comments to [email protected])