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Weekend Wrap: Robin Gibb, Hunger Games, Tupac, Guns N’ Roses

7 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff

The entertainment world was ripe with headlines this past weekend after Bee Gee Robin Gibb slipped into a coma, The Hunger Games topped the box office for a fourth straight weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Guns N’ Roses, and Coachella got a surprise visit from a holographic rapper.

Here are the top stories of the weekend below:

Robin Gibb in a Coma

Singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees slipped into a coma after being hospitalized in London last week. The unfortunate news was confirmed by the family as brother Barry and other relatives were at Gibb’s bedside in the hospital. Prior to being hospitalized, Robin was making astounding progress in his quest to beat cancer but contracted pneumonia and slipped into a coma.

The Hunger Games: You can’t stop it!

For the fourth straight weekend, The Hunger Games took the top spot at the box office with a haul of over $21.5 million. The Lionsgate sci-fi beat the The Farrelly Brothers’ take on The 3 Stooges, which finished in second place with $17.1 million, and Cabin in the Woods at $14 million. As of Sunday, The Hunger Games’s domestic box office total stood at $337 million. No, you can’t stop The Hunger Games.

Axl Rose a No Show at Rock Hall of Fame

After declining his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week, Guns N’ Roses singer, Axl Rose, lived up to his word by not showing up at the ceremony in Cleveland this past weekend. However, despite the absence of the band’s legendary front man, the show went on with former members Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Matt Sorum, and Gilby Clarke. Although Axl didn’t appear at the Rock Hall this weekend to accept the honor, the former GNR band mates rocked the event with a series of the band’s hits from Appetite for Destruction, the debut album of GNR.

Tupac Rises at Coachella

Through the wonders of technology, late rapper Tupac Shakur rose from the dead at Coachella on Sunday as a hologram to perform with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Fans at Coachella saw Tupac rise from the stage in hologram form to sing “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. To kick things off, hologram Tupac greeted the crowd with “What’s up Coachella?” before giving fans a truly groundbreaking performance as a holgram. The future is here! The future is now!

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Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.