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2nd Aug 2006, 20:42
Tommy Lee, your ride is here

Pilot charged with illegally landing chopper in public street

Wednesday, August 2, 2006; Posted: 2:16 p.m. EDT (18:16 GMT)

Tommy Lee took a helicopter to a Nine Inch Nails concert 50 miles away.

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A pilot faced reckless flying and other charges for landing a helicopter on a public street to pick up Tommy Lee and take him to a concert, prosecutors said.

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6th Aug 2006, 20:40
Is it just me or are there quite a few rock bands with names of dubious meaning:

nine-inch nails


chocolate starfish

Fats Domino

Limp Bizkit

pearl jam

third eye blind

white snake

....for starters, at least.

6th Aug 2006, 20:45
Sex Pistols?

6th Aug 2006, 20:53
I'm not sure that landing a helo on a public street is all that bad. Surely the pilot exercised reasonable judgement or it all would've come unstuck?

Could be tall poppy syndrome at work here.

TL has been the target of a lot of people ever since he released his home-groan movies of himself and Pamela.

6th Aug 2006, 21:01
Using a public thoroughfare as either a runway or LZ except during emergency is busting the regs. Even then, there's some explainin' to do :}