The son of John Mellencamp doesn't seem to be in any hurry to collect his sure-to-be-huge inheritance check. Speck Mellencamp, 14, started a Facebook page designed to get his dad to stop smoking, a move that appears to be coming from a genuine place of love. See, even Minimum Gauge's Grinch-heart can swell during the holidays.
Crossbreed Sinead O'Connor and Marilyn Manson, raise their female spawn in a combination Victorian insane asylum/circus and then put a violin in her hands at age 4, and you get an idea of what you're in for during an evening with Emilie Autumn. Her current Asylum tour is an elaborately designed vaudeville/burlesque/carnival/Rock performance utilizing trapeze work, stilt-walking and fire.
We've often wondered if it's even possible to get through the day in these times without using the Internet. But a study by the Country Music Association found that an astonishing 50 percent of all Country music fans don't know a Twitter from a Google because they lack home Web access.