All Don Henley Wants to Do Is Sue; Lucinda Gives Concertgoers Credit For Being Inconvenienced
Headlines: Don Henley thinks there aren't enough lawsuits in the world. The Eagles frontman is suing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in California for copyright infringement, noting that the candidate, Charles DeVore, used Henley's hits "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" in two YouTube campaign videos without permission. DeVore, a California state assemblyman, says he's in the clear, citing first amendment protection for political free speech. ... Lucinda Williams is giving concertgoers credit. Displeased with the convenience charges fans are forced to pay when they purchase tickets to her concerts, Williams is offering discounted merch at her shows. Key quote: "I cannot, in good conscience, sit back and watch my fans get blatantly gouged. As an attempt to offset these fees, we are going to offer a standing credit at our merchandise table to everyone attending our upcoming US shows in 2009." ... The complete Lollapalooza lineup has been unveiled. In addition to the previously reported headliners (Depeche Mode, Jane's Addiction, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, etc.), the festival will feature the likes of Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg, TV on the Radio, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case and Fleet Foxes. ... Snoop, by the way, just got waxed in Las Vegas. ... Recession? What recession? Coachella logged its second-largest turnout ever. Says the festival's founding promoter, Paul Tollett: "We loved the bill. But I'll be honest with you, we had no idea what to expect. Then, in the last couple of weeks, the tickets skyrocketed. We really feel fortunate." ... Kenny Chesney came out swinging in his tour opener, showing off his favorite new feature: A trapeze that can carry the country star over every section of the venue floor. Key quote: "What's so cool about this entrance -- beyond the way it feels when I'm up there flying, which is a rush -- is if I want to take somebody a beer in the back of section six or whatever, I could." ... A new Pixies album is coming in June, though it's still unclear whether it's actually new material or something from the archives. ... Every day should be Record Store Day, which was apparently very, very good for business. ... Billy Corgan is turning the Smashing Pumpkins into a 501(c)? Huh? ... The Gospel Music Channel on Thursday will air an "American Idol" documentary about the effect the show has had on Christian music. ... This just in: Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher love insulting each other.
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