Morrissey claims Coachella offered to make its 2010 festival "100% vegetarian" if he and guitarist Johnny Marr would reform as The Smiths and play the event; Justin Beiber and One Direction get Punk; and The New York Times reports on the struggles of the Fender guitar-making company amidst a poor economy and changing musical approaches and tastes.
Piano man Billy Joel and Gangsta Rap icon Tupac Shakur
finally have something in common. No, Joel hasn’t gotten a big “Thug
Life” tattoo inked across his ample abdominal area. Instead, Shakur’s
music is being used — Movin’ Out-style — as the basis for a planned Broadway musical from Tony nominee Kenny Leon.