The Morning Mix: Forever 21 Out of Step; Cops Crash Phish Reunion; Chris Brown Tending to His Career

Tuesday
Headlines: Youth-clothing retailer Forever 21 is selling T-shirts with Minor Threat's logo on them, and the late, great D.C. hardcore band's label isn't pleased. "This is an unauthorized shirt and it is still unclear whether the shirt was produced by Forever 21 or if it is a bootleg that they just happen to carry. Either way the members of Minor Threat are looking into it and Forever 21 will be asked to stop selling it," a Dischord Records rep said in a statement. ...Police fishing for drugs and drug money at the Phish reunion in Hampton over the weekend had a whale of a time, confiscating about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers arrested in and around the Hampton Coliseum. ... Finally, some Chris Brown news that doesn't have to do with assault, Oprah or jet-skiing: The embattled hip-hop star is reportedly working on new songs, as is Rihanna. Not together, though. ... Miley Cyrus tells her life story -- spanning all of her 16 years! -- in an autobiography. ...Hank Locklin, the oldest living member of the Grand Old Opry, has died at the age of 91. The great country tenor helped introduce the lush "Nashville sound" to the world and is best-known for his 1960 crossover hit, "Please Help Me I'm Falling." ... Tupac Shakur, screenwriter? ... The childhood home of Jimi Hendrix -- where the guitar god used to play the ukulele as a teen -- might be torn down if its current owner doesn't move it by March 27. It's currently located in a mobile home park in Renton, Wash. Actual sentence from the KIRO-TV story: "The city said the owner of the property almost had a deal to develop it and turn it into his dream tribute to Hendrix, but the purple haze of the slumping real estate market apparently snuffed the plan out."

List of the Day
Monday marked the 12th anniversary of Notorious B.I.G.'s death, which prompted Vibe to come up with two lists: The top 12 posthumous Biggie songs and 12 reasons why the magazine "will always love Big Poppa." The latter isn't really a list, though; just a dozen YouTube links to Biggie videos, from freestyles and interviews to the "Juicy" video and the rapper's St. Ides commercial. Writes Chris Yuscavage: "If you're too young to (legally) sip champagne when you're thirsty, there's a good chance that saying you love Biggie is a little like Michael Jordan fans saying they love Bill Russell. You've heard about how great he was--but do you really understand?" (Here, by the way, is Biggie's last-ever freestyle, which noted hip-hop multi-tasker Ahmir Thompson Twittered yesterday. Because the Roots drummer just isn't busy enough serving as musical director for "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and orchestrating Thursday-night jam sessions at New York's Highline Ballroom.)

Concert Pick of the Day
Mi Ami at Velvet Lounge. Drum-punk trio with D.C./Dischord roots (ex-Black Eyes) kicks out the spastic, rhythmic jams.

Today in Style
Ghostface Killah's message for the ladies, a Swedish singer covering R. Kelly and more in Singles File. Kelly Clarkson pops back from her cold "December" with "All I Ever Wanted." Emerging D.C. rapper X.O. gets "Realmatic." Plus Quick Spin reviews of Chris Cornell's "Scream," The-Dream's "Love Vs. Money" and "La Luz del Ritmo" by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

Say What?
"The movie's kind of living on, but now it's live. And I think that's a rather unusual situation, which hasn't happened before, where someone from a movie walks out from the movie and continues that thing. You don't have the people in 'The Perfect Storm' going to the theater and standing on a boat. But in music, it can happen and has in the last 25 years. We've toured all over the world. And in this case, now, it's us playing these songs."

-- Christopher Guest (aka Nigel Tufnel), who is getting back together with Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins) and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) for an acoustic sorta-Spinal Tap tour this spring. Guest, McKean and Shearer will also perform material from a second fake group of theirs, the Folksmen, as well as some other songs they've written together sans made-up identities -- all of which they're leaving at home for the upcoming Unwigged and Unplugged tour. Says Guest: "We've worked in many incarnations together, and it felt comfortable now to do this without wigs on. No strange clothing." The trio will perform at the Warner Theatre on May 13.

Video of the Day

The No. 1 single 20 years ago today...

<a href="http://www.joost.com/08201vi/t/Debbie-Gibson-Lost-In-Your-Eyes-Video">Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes (Video)</a>

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By J. Freedom du Lac |  March 10, 2009; 7:42 AM ET Morning Mix
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