The Morning Mix: Miley Hates Radiohead; Win Butler Fights Back; Does Listening to Lil Wayne Make You Dumb?

Headlines: Miley Cyrus is beefing with Radiohead. Just like Kanye, she claims that the band she loves so much snubbed her backstage at the Grammys. Vows the teen queen: "I'm gonna ruin them, I'm gonna tell everyone." Oooh, burn! ... Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has responded to those scathing Wayne Coyne comments that were quoted in yesterday's edition of TMM. ... WikiScanner creator Virgil Griffith studied the relationship between musical acts and genres and the SAT scores of the people who listen to them and determined that smart kids listen to Beethoven, Sufjan Stevens, Guster and Counting Crows, whereas the lowest-scoring students are into Lil Wayne, soca music, Beyonce, gospel and T.I. Nothing racial about that, though. Nope. See the chart here. ... Paul and Ringo will come together on the bill of an April 4 fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall. Unclear whether they'll do a joint performance. Meanwhile, the entire Fab Four is returning in video-game form on Sept. 9, via "The Beatles: Rock Band." I am the Walrus (click click ka click). ... Chris Brown had his day in court but didn't enter a plea after being charged with two felonies: assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats. His arraignment was pushed back until April 6. Key sentence from the wire report: "A court commissioner ordered him not to harass, threaten or harm anyone." (And if he does, he may have to answer to Ghostface Killah.) ... Eminem is making it a double. "Relapse," the first of two albums he plans to release this year, is due May 19. ... Ex-Monkee Peter Tork has a rare form of cancer. ... U2 will be No. 1 on next week's Billboard 200. The Edge was already No. 1 in my book after he dissed Sting midway through Letterman's Top 10 list. ... The field of "American Idol" finalists has been set, with 13 singers making the cut. Last night's show almost sounds like it was worth watching: "After oh-so-emotional semifinalist Tatiana Del Toro performed Whitney Houston's 'Saving All My Love For You,' she kneeled and pleaded for a spot from the judges. Then, host Ryan Seacrest came on stage and told her she didn't have to get up off her knees. 'Family show, family show,' judge Kara DioGuardi repeatedly proclaimed throughout the awkward moment." (Post Rock motto: We read the "Idol" coverage so you don't have to.)

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"Chris Brown is a lil' homie. I got more love for Chris Brown than anybody. One of the things that Chris Brown did before -- at the time my daughter was turning like 14 years old, it was her birthday, and they was having a concert in Vegas, you know. He put her on stage, sang happy birthday to her, he didn't have to do that, man, you know. He showed a lot of respect, and I respect him for that. So therefore, I'ma ride with him a thousand percent on whatever it is, period." -- Suge Knight, who knows from embattled.

Today in Weekend
The young jazz vocalist Jane Monheit is featured in advance of tonight's performance at Rams Head Tavern. ... Album reviews: Mariza (tonight at George Mason University's Center for the Arts); Saffire (tonight at the Birchmere); Mi Ami (Tuesday at Velvet Lounge); Keri Noble and Rachael Sage (Tuesday at Jammin' Java); Marnie Stern (Wednesday at DC9); and the Harlem Shakes (Thursday at the 9:30 club).

By J. Freedom du Lac |  March 6, 2009; 8:44 AM ET Morning Mix
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