Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rock News

--Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have announced the end of their 27 year marriage. Releasing a statement, the band said they still plan on going ahead with their fall tour, with both Gordon and Moore slated to perform. The band's future after their schedule tour is yet to be determined. Gordon and Moore have one child together, a daughter, Coco Moore, 17.

--A tooth belonging to John Lennon is set to be auctioned off on November 5th. The tooth which Lennon gave to his housekeeper as a souvenir after learning her daughter was a Beatles fan, is expected to fetch around $16,000.

--Rapper Rick Ross lost consciousness on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis earlier this week. The rapper suffered a seizure on the flight, losing consciousness, and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. Ross was treated by paramedics at the airport and rushed to Fort Lauderdale hospital. Ross was forced to cancel a gig in Greensboro, NC that evening, but is scheduled to take the stage again on Sunday in Los Angeles.

--Limp Bizkit front-man Fred Durst has reportedly signed a deal with CBS to develop and star in a new sitcom about an aging rock star and his family life. The sitcom, which Durst is also set to co-produce, is tentatively titled The Douchebag. It could appear on the CBS television as part of their new fall line-up.

--UB40 have gone bankrupt. Four members of the band, best known for their 1983 version of Neil Diamond's song Red, Red Wine, have been declared bankrupt after the failure of their record label DEP International. The band had recently lost their lead singer of thirty years, Ali Campbell, after Campbell became unhappy with the band's money management practices. Campbell said in a statement "This is the very reason why I left the band. This was my biggest fear when I was with them, that bankruptcy was going to happen and no one can say I didn't warn them."

--Rapper Soulja Boy has been arrested in Georgia after police found $70,000 worth of marijuana and cash in a vehicle in which he was riding. The 21 year-old star had what police are calling "a substantial amount" of marijuana, in addition to guns and money in the vehicle. He is being help in jail awaiting arraignment.

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