Quicks: No Rush For Hornets, Leppard Still Mute, Watch Alanis Get Yahooed, RIAA Tries To Buy Congress

(antiMusic) Rush were all set to play New Orleans on Saturday but then the unthinkable happened- the New Orleans Hornets made the playoffs. So the show has reportedly been pushed back a day and will take place on Sunday instead according to Nola.com.

Blabbermouth had sad news that the Leppard is still mute and more shows have been scratched,. Two more Def Leppard shows have been postponed due to an upper respiratory tract infection affecting the band's lead singer, Joe Elliott Grand Rapids, Michigan (April 18) and Detroit, Michigan (April 19) according to an email sent to fan club members of Iloveallaccess.com. The email states that the shows will be made up in August.

If you live in the Southern California area, Alanis will be filming a special performance for Yahoo! Music on April 24th, 2008 at 7pm (you will need to arrive two hours before). The first 200 fans to email Invite@YahooLiveSets.com will get in the doors for this exclusive taping! Plus you get to bring a friend. Just email your name and your location, and you will be contacted if you are chosen to attend. *You must be at least 13 years old to attend. Fans under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You must provide your own transportation and accommodations (if necessary).

The RIAA spent nearly $2.8 million since mid 2007 lobbying for legislation in Washington DC. According to Billboard the RIAA "lobbied on a bill to limit fees charged to Internet radio stations for music broadcasts and on efforts to limit copyright violations, especially overseas." Interestingly enough, the former head of the RIAA is now a hack/activist for the party in control of Congress. Wonder how much Ticketmaster has spent to insure their monopoly? Check OpenSecrets.org. It's interesting, as one congressmen seems to get a lot of donations from Tickebastard employees that live nowhere near his district. - In the mood for a little hip hop/reggae? Then check out the Jah Cure and Stack$- "Flyin' High" video.

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