Jamiroquai Star Jay Kay Has Won A Restraining Order Against A Fan Who Repeatedly Turned Up At The Singer's Home.
Ilona Angel, 51, showed up at the British star's mansion in Buckinghamshire, England on a number of occasions, and even camped outside the property for two weeks.
She denied a charge of harassment, but was found guilty last month (Jul15) following a trial at Oxford Magistrates' Court in England. During the case, Kay revealed he suffered panic attacks and sleepless nights due to Angel's behaviour in a victim impact statement which was read out in court.
His statement read, "I was genuinely in fear for my safety and the safety of the others in my home... Her visits were unpredictable and she was appearing more and more aggressive when she could not see or speak to me... I believe her erratic behaviour means she is not mentally sound and I lived in fear of what she was capable of doing next."
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The singer, who owns a huge collection of cars, entered his 1955 Maserati into a sale at Pebble Beach, California earlier this month (Aug12).
The car sparked a bidding war, and finally sold for $1.6 million.
Kay says, "This Maserati has been one of my favourite cars not only to show at concours level but also to drive on the road, especially through Italy on the Mille Miglia."
Continue reading: Jay Kay Auctions Maserati For $1.6 Million
The motor-mad singer was competing at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk, England when the engine of his Porsche 911 burst into flames.
Kay and his co-driver Sarah Bennett-Baggs escaped from the vehicle without injury, but they had to pull out of the competition.
The blaze is believed to have been caused by an electrical short circuit.
Continue reading: Jay Kay's Car Catches Fire In Race
Jamiroquai cancelled a concert in Lyon, France, last night (24.03.11) after the death of one of their stage hands, who fell 50ft from a gantry.
Jamiroquai cancelled a concert last night (24.03.11) after the death of one of their stage hands.
The 'Virtual Insanity' hitmakers had been due to play a show at the La Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France, but cancelled after a 26-year-old worker lost his footing and fell 50ft from a gantry.
Frontman Jay Kay wrote on his Facebook page: "The band was shocked and saddened when told the news, and out of respect immediately felt the right decision was to cancel the show. A police investigation is taking place."
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The motor-loving singer, who owns a fleet of more than 30 cars, fears U.K. drivers will be hit hard unless government officials call off plans to increase fuel duty.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "It is beyond a joke now... How is the economy supposed to recover when people can't afford to fill the tank? How haulage firms remain in business is beyond me.
"I spend a lot of time in Scotland and they are being crippled up there. They have longer distances to travel and it costs £1.43 a litre. It is a disgrace.
Continue reading: Kay Wants Freeze On U.k. Fuel Duty
The singer admits he no longer enjoys listening to the radio because he can't tell the difference between one pop band and the next.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "There's just too much manufactured nonsense for me these days - lads in boybands who are getting a wage from the label.
"I consider myself very lucky indeed to have had the career I have. I listen to the radio now and you can't tell artists apart."
Continue reading: Kay Rants About 'Nonsense' Modern Music
Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay thinks ''there's no rock 'n' roll'' to how pop stars party these days.
The singer thinks that the golden age of rock 'n' roll behaviour has passed as pop music has become increasingly commoditised and marketed, and because social media and camera phones mean stars can be caught out by any member of the public.
Jay told Q Magazine: "These kids who get signed now, there's no rock 'n' roll about it. Take a wage, get on tour and keep quiet.
Continue reading: Jay Kay Bemoans Lack Of Rock 'N' Roll Partying
The singer was sitting next to Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, when he was flying Down Under - and he was infuriated when the controversial star repeatedly passed gas throughout the entire journey.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "He is a f**king nuisance. I was seated next to him on a flight and the whole trip he just kept farting. It was totally foul. He kept saying, 'Oh, that wasn't me' or 'The meal smells a bit off, don't you think?' He drove me insane."
The experience was so bad Jay Kay insists he'd prefer to move to economy class rather than be seated next to Lydon again, adding: "At least I'd be able to breathe a bit. They banned smoking in the air and they should ban farting."
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Jay Kay believes the UK should no longer be known as Great Britain because the country is being dumbed down by popular culture and an obsession with celebrities.
Jay Kay thinks Britain is "the poor man of Europe".
The 40-year-old Jamiroquai singer thinks the UK has "dumbed down" because of popular culture and believes other nations mock his home country because it is inhabited by "chatterers and shoppers".
He said: "The nation is being dumbed down by popular culture and we are turning into a country of gossips, this isn't Great Britain anymore. We keep talking about 1966 when we won the world cup and winning WW2, which is nice to talk about, but it isn't great now.
Continue reading: Jay Kay Blasts 'Dumb' Britain
Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has blasted modern pop music and Lady Gaga, saying he quit the music industry because stars were manipulated by record labels.
The singer said he found being a pop star "unfulfilling" by the time he left music behind in 2006, and said his group can't be compared to stars like Lady GaGa, who he sees as a "money making freak".
He said: "Lady Gaga is a money-making freak for her label. Jamiroquai are not like that. We do music, not marketing.
Continue reading: Jay Kay 'Unfulfilled' By Pop Music