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Good Charlotte Show Punk Cred with Dance Music, Metallica Star Eyes Art Record, T.I. Tops Himself, Elvis Grand Twins, Suicidal Drummer and more


10/13/2008
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(antiMusic) Nothing says poser punk like a pop group that calls themselves punk but releases dance music. Hot Topic friendly punk indeed! Putting a club-friendly twist on the greatest hits compilation, Good Charlotte will on Nov. 25 unveil "The Greatest Remixes," featuring new, dance-y versions of tracks like "Little Things," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "The Anthem" and "I Just Wanna Live." more.

Lars Ulrich, songwriter and drummer for the heavy-metal band Metallica, is selling a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting from his art collection that could set a new auction record for the artist, Christie's said Friday. more

Albert Hammond Jr's Lillywhite Session on World Café will be broadcast on this coming Wednesday - October 15th, 2008. National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. You can find your local station here

Former Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins comes yodeling back with his new band Hot Legs. Yeah, that's what he's calling it. Billboard has more info on it here.

Oasis have shot straight to the top of the UK album chart with their seventh studio collection, Dig Out Your Soul. more

Killing Joke played their first US show in 20 years at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles last week (October 9) for a star-studded crowd that included Morrissey and members of Guns N Roses, Sex Pistols and The Cult. more.

On October 13th, Famous Stars And Straps will release the "Chris & Che" tee, available in Mens, Womens, and Juniors sizes at www.famoussas.com and The Fast Life store in Los Angeles. 100% of the proceeds will go to the families of both Chris Baker and Charles Still, whose lives were lost in the fatal Blink-182/DJ AM South Carolina plane crash on September 20, 2008. To purchase, please visit www.famoussas.com for details.

T.I. broke his own recently set record for the largest leap to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Thursday, as "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna leaped 79 places. The track sold 335,000 downloads in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, besting Mariah Carey's prior digital debut week high-water mark of 286,000 with "Touch My Body." more

Slash is slated to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's tribute concert for guitar hero Les Paul. The lineup of guitar virtuosos for the November 15th concert also includes Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, former Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, The Ventures, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi and more

William Claxton, a celebrated photographer who worked with such entertainers as Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra and who helped establish the organization that runs the Grammy Awards, has died. He was 80. Claxton died Saturday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications stemming from congestive heart failure more

Lisa Marie Presley is a mom again. A publicist says the 40-year-old singer gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, whose names were not released. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and the other came in at 5 pounds and 2 ounces. more

Lollapalooza has announced its dates for 2009. The annual festival, founded by Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, is set to take place August 7-9, 2009 at Chicago's Grant Park. more

Reggae star Alton Ellis, known as "the Godfather of rocksteady", has died at the age of 70. The Jamaican-born singer, who moved to Britain in the 1970s, achieved fame with a number of hits, including I'm Still in Love and I'm Just a Guy. more

Suicidal Tendencies have brought on Eric Moore to fill their vacant drummer chair. According to a statement by the band Moore is not a temp, but rather their official new skins man. more

Stereomud is scheduled to release a new DVD early next year, however the release will not result in the band reuniting. - more



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