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AEG Live lead attorney Marvin Putnam delivers his closing arguments last Friday.

Related Stories Michael Jacksons wrongful death trial opens as lawyerslams AEG Live as ruthless for hiring Conrad Murray In a resounding rebuke of the claim Michael Jackson died at the hands of greedy concert promoters, a Los Angeles jury decided the singers mom and kids dont deserve a dime from AEG Live for his bizarre overdose in his private bedroom. The jury of six men and six women returned their unanimous verdict Wednesday after four days of deliberation in the billion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit. The panel decided AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray , but the King of Pops own fancy footwork kept his use of the surgery-strength anesthetic propofol a secret from AEG Live. The jurors found the company had no reason to suspect a licensed doctor with no malpractice claims would violate his Hippocratic Oath with daredevil drug infusions. The verdict capped five months of testimony in the closely watched case that exposed many secrets of the reclusive Thriller singer’s personal life. PHOTOS: MICHAEL JACKSON’S LIFE IN PHOTOS The jurys decision completely vindicates AEG Live, confirming what we have known from the start that although Michael Jacksons death was a terrible tragedy, it was not a tragedy of AEG Lives making, said Marvin Putnam, the concert promoters lead attorney. Joel Ryan/AP Michael Jackson died of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009. More than 50 witnesses, including Jacksons eldest son, Prince, 16, and his ex-wife, Debbie Rowe, took the stand. Rowe told jurors that Michael used propofol to sleep as far back as 1997 during his HIStory tour. Michaels mother and brother, Randy, and mom revealed previously unconfirmed reports of drug interventions. There was simply no evidence that anyone at AEG did anything wrong, Putnam said.

Fans gathered at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to see local bands Aye Nako and Nude Beach open the show, followed by an acoustic set by singer Brian Fallon and guitarist Alex Rosamilia of the Gaslight Anthem, with legendary punk rock band the Bouncing Souls closing out the show. Red Bull Sound Select ‘s mission is to help local bands get more exposure by pairing them up with more well known acts, while giving music fans motivation to check out the show by offering bargain basement prices or guest list as a reward for their help in publicizing the show. In the case of RBSS’s July 26th show at Irving Plaza, which also featured the Gaslight Anthem (my recap with photos here ), the show was actually free for chosen fans who were especially vocal promoting via social networking sites. On Monday night, the tickets were only $3, but were only available at the door. This meant you have to be a pretty dedicated fan to take off work early and wait in line without any guarantee of getting in. As a result, the house was filled with only the most enthusiastic of fans, providing a special kind of energy you don’t experience when there are casual fans just there out of curiosity taking up room. The diehards were definitely out in full force for both headliners. Since both acts share roots in New Jersey, many of their home-state fans showed up. This was clear by the amount of cheering when emcee Chris Gethard mentioned the state’s name, asking who in the crowd has fond memories of historic venues in the area such as the famed Asbury Lanes, where many crazy punk rock shows have taken place (and still take place). As is the case with most acoustic shows, there was some chattering between songs during Fallon’s set, much to the annoyance of this Examiner. Fallon’s stage banter is unrehearsed and usually ends up being hilarious exchanges with the audience (he even had Rosamilia in stitches the whole time). So if you were silly enough to talk over him, you were probably completely confused when he brought up an obnoxious drunk heckler from the crowd and had her sit on stage while he played a cover of Misfits song “Astro Zombies”, so that she could revel in the attention she so obviously craved. Thankfully, after her moment in the spotlight during that one song, she was ushered elsewhere by security, saving Fallon from any further harassment. At the tail end of Fallon’s set, Souls singer Greg Attonito sat in for a lovely version of the Gaslight Anthem’s “Handwritten”, before the rest of the Bouncing Souls joined in to play “Gasoline” and helped finish up the set with a communal vibe.