NEWS ROUNDUP 2/17/13

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has changed his Twitter name to Justin Bieber. Because his account was already verified, it still appears as a verified account even though he changed the name, thus duping even more people than would normally be fooled by something like this. Carney’s reason for doing this would seem to go beyond simply pulling a prank as Bieber recently stated that Carney needs “slapping” after he criticized the Grammys this week.

The brilliant Shahaf Moran has worked his magic on Rihanna’s “Stay.” Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhXNVs4oW0o  Here’s Shahaf on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shahafmoranmusic

Head on over to Hard Candy to hear a snippet of an interesting forthcoming collaboration between Boris Dlugosch and Roisin Murphy. http://hardcandymusic.com/2013/02/boris-dlugosch-feat-roisin-murphy-new-song-2013-snippet.html

Emmy Rossum recently performed “Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out” on CBS This Morning. http://bit.ly/Z61vuL

Kiss, Def Leppard and ZZ Top will headline Hellfest Open Air Festival in Clisson, France on the 21st June.

The bill also includes Twisted Sister, Danzig, StoneSour and many others. http://www.hellfest.fr/  In related news, Def Leppard will be hosting a Rock n Roll fantasy camp from April 4th through April 7th. “All music levels welcome.” http://www.rockcamp.com/def-leppard.php

Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy is releasing a memoir entitled Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock on May 7th on the Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books.

Alice Cooper recently jammed with his former band members Kip Winger and Kane Roberts at the MGM in Las Vegas.

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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