As expected, Gregg Allman and the producers of his ill-fated biopic, Midnight Rider, are being hit with a wrongful death lawsuit from the family of camera assistant Sarah Jones, following her death on February 20th while on location Georgia.
The cast and crew had been shooting a dream sequence on an active railroad trestle when Jones was killed with six other crew members injured as the train flew through down the track. The defendants named in the suit includes Allman -- who was an executive producer of the film, producers, husband and wife team, Jody Savin and Randall Miller, who is also the movie’s director. The Los Angeles Times reported "the suit names their production company Unclaimed Freight Productions, its local production partner Meddin Studios, CSX Transportation, and Open Road Films, the company owned by theater chains Regal and AMC that had planned to distribute the film. Other defendants include Jay Sedrish, the unit production manager; and Hillary Schwartz, the first assistant director."
Sarah Jones’ father, Richard Jones, told The Associated Press that he feels the accident will serve as a wake up call to the movie industry: "There's a minority of people in the industry that are too much about the dollar, and unfortunately it takes slapping them upside the head with the dollar in order to get their attention. That's part of what this is about."
Sammy Hagar will release a new album, called, Light Roast, featuring acoustic versions of his most beloved songs. Hagar revealed in his video address to his fan club, that last week’s stripped down performance at San Francisco’s first Acoustic-4-a-Cure charity show inspired the new project, and that the new album -- which features him and Wabos guitarist Vic Johnson performing live in the studio -- will be available through his official website (Redrocker.com). Hagar says that he hopes to incorporate an acoustic segment in up coming live shows. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
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