PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Bon Jovi opens Giants stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bon Jovi has officially opened the new stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets with a rock concert for 65,000 fans.

The New Jersey band launched Wednesday's show at New Meadowlands Stadium with ''Blood on Blood,'' ''We Weren't Born to Follow'' and ''You Give Love a Bad Name.''

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi grew up in Sayreville, 30 miles southwest of the East Rutherford stadium. He told the crowd he was ''the first guy to get on a big microphone and say welcome to the home of the Super Bowl!''

Gene Simmons not charged in mall incident

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors said they will not charge KISS rocker Gene Simmons over an alleged attack on a couple at an upscale outdoor mall in Los Angeles.

The district attorney's office states in documents Wednesday there is not enough evidence the 60-year-old musician threatened Nathan Marlowe and Marlowe's wife Cynthia Manzo at The Grove mall last December.

Simmons' attorney Barry Mallen called the decision ''completely expected.''

Marlowe told police Simmons choked the couple and took their video camera after they started filming the star.

Simmons told police Marlowe shoved the camera in his face and that he feared for his family's safety.

911 call: Pills, syringe found with bassist

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The hotel employee who found Slipknot bassist Paul Gray dead in his room told a 911 operator that there was a hypodermic needle next to Gray's bed and there were ''all kinds of pills everywhere.''

TownePlace Suites maintenance worker Mike Kellow told the operator Monday morning that he found the 38-year-old Gray's body in a corner of his room slumped against a wall.

''There's a hypodermic needle next to the bed here,'' Kellow said.

The dispatcher asked if Gray was awake.

''Oh God, no. He's all purple,'' Kellow said.