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.
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.