News Ticker: Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Radiohead, The Clash

September 18th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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  • Elusive Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke did a surprise DJ set on Tuesday night at Los Angeles’s Roosevelt Hotel, much to the delight of Tweeters, LA Weekly reports. If the tweets are to be believed, he spun Daft Punk and Major Lazer among other danceable treats.

  • Kanye West is leading the nominations for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards with nine total, including People’s Champ, Producer of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and CD of the Year. No word on exactly how he’ll interrupt himself if he wins.
  • The BBC reports that Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, will receive one million dollars a year to support herself and Michael’s three children. Meanwhile, Tito Jackson has revealed the details of a reality show featuring himself and brothers Jackie, Jermaine and Marlon. Originally intended as a documentary, A&E has agreed to expand The Jackson Dynasty into a series.
  • The Clash guitarist Mick Jones and drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon, have recorded together for the first time in almost 30 years, Reuters reports, for a new version of their 1978 song “Jail Guitar Doors” joined by political folkie Billy Bragg. The song is intended to help Bragg’s Jail Guitar Doors initiative, which supplies musical instruments to prisoners.
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