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Courtney Love Loses Temporary Legal Control of Frances Bean

December 14th, 2009
Photo:McCarthy/WireImage Geraldine Wyle, an attorney who represents Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain and Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister, Wendy O’Connor and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, has confirmed that Love has temporarily lost legal guardianship of Frances Bean. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, O’Connor and Cobain were awarded guardianship of the 17-year-old on Friday. Love was reportedly not in court for the hearing. The guardianship, according to court papers, is for both Frances Bean personally ...

Chris Brown Claims Stores Are “Blackballing” New Disc “Graffiti”

December 14th, 2009
Chris Brown’s Graffiti is projected to land at Number Three on the Billboard Top 200 this week with sales of 95,000-110,000 albums, per Billboard. But the 20-year-old R&B singer’s last album, Exclusive, moved 294,000 copies its debut week in 2007, and Brown thinks he can explain the difference: in a series of angry tweets over the weekend, Brown accused stores of “blackballing” him and failing to stock the album in the wake of his guilty ...

Feist, Beck Brighten Up Skip Spence’s “Weighted Down”

December 14th, 2009
We haven’t heard much from Canadian songstress Feist lately, save for her contributions to Beck’s Record Club covers of Alexander “Skip” Spence’s 1969 album Oar. The LP was the Moby Grape frontman’s last (he died in 1999), and Beck first expressed his interest in the record by covering “Halo of Gold” on the tribute comp More Oar. Today, Beck unleashed his cover of “Weighted Down (The Prison Song)” featuring Feist singing lead vocals on a ...

Weezer’s Cuomo Released From Hospital, January Gigs in Question

December 14th, 2009
Photo: Loccisano/GettyWeezer’s Rivers Cuomo was released from an Albany, New York, hospital on Friday (December 11th), six days after his tour bus crashed on its way to Boston, leaving the frontman with cracked ribs and internal injuries. Band pal Karl Koch reports that Cuomo and the rest of the group are taking a marathon two-day bus trip back to Los Angeles armed with “Mad Men DVDs, meditation, medication, naps, Amy’s Organic frozen entrees [and] ice ...

Axl Rose Denies Releasing Initial Statement On LAX Pap Fight

December 14th, 2009
Photo: National Photo Group Guns n’ Roses are halfway around the world, bringing Chinese Democracy to audiences throughout Asia, but that isn’t preventing frontman Axl Rose from doing a little damage control back in the states about an incident that went down last week at Los Angeles International Airport with a member of the paparazzi. Rose, who can be seen in video footage attacking an overzealous photographer who was trying to snap his picture at LAX, ...

News Ticker: Coachella, Bamboozle, Buju Banton, Snoop Dogg

December 14th, 2009
Photo:Walter/Getty Mark your calendars: the dates for the 2010 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, have been confirmed. An announcement on the fest’s lineup is still being sorted out, but Coachella will be going down April 16th-18th. Angels & Airwaves and Girl Talk will join previously announced headliners Paramore and Weezer for May 1st and 2nd’s Bamboozle fest in East Rutherford, New Jersey. AllHipHop reports that reggae star Buju Banton has been detained by ...

Mariah Carey Announces First Tour In Support of “Imperfect Angel”

December 11th, 2009
Photo: Ufberg/WireImageIf it seems like Mariah Carey fans have caught more glimpses of the superstar on the big screen in Precious and on Eminem dis tracks than onstage lately, it’s with good reason: Carey has yet to tour in support of her latest release, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and she didn’t hit the road in support last year’s E=MC² — which was released as her relationship with now-hubby Nick Cannon heated up — either. ...

MTV Loses Another Music Show, Fails to Renew “Alexa Chung”

December 11th, 2009
Photo: Wargo/WireImage It’s off. After just two short seasons, MTV’s live talk show, It’s On With Alexa Chung, will be going silent after its final episode airs on December 17th. The series, hosted by the British TV personality, featured interviews, musical guests and pop-culture news. It debuted as an hour-long program in June, but was cut by 30 minutes in October. MTV programming president Tony DiSanto told Variety the network is “100 percent committed” to a ...

Michael Jackson to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Grammy

December 11th, 2009
Photo: Busacca/WireImage Michael Jackson will be honored posthumously next month when the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles on January 31st. The big show will be beamed live into America’s living rooms starting at 8 p.m. on CBS; the Special Merit Awards will be doled out a day before, during an invite-only ceremony, though it’s almost certain a larger Jackson tribute is in the works for the prime-time telecast. Per Contact Music, LL ...

The White Stripes Turning Tour Doc Into Limited Edition Box Set

December 11th, 2009
Photo: Gemnich/WireImage Jack and Meg White have been cagey about when fans will finally get their hands on the seventh White Stripes album, but they’re offering up a special release in the interim: a limited edition box set, built around the band’s Canadian tour documentary The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the trek featured gigs in unlikely locales like a Winnipeg transit bus and a Prince Edward Island fishing ...