I Read The News Today… For June 16, 2011

- Jun 16, 2011

Really? This guy says he only got $2,500 to allegedly shoot Tupac? Doesn't that seem a little low to you?

Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta's solo album will feature guest appearances from members of Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying and All That Remains, along with Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde. Play it around your mom to annoy her.

Metallica are working on an album with Lou Reed, which kinda doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but we still enjoy it anyway.

Fucked Up vocalist Damian "Pink Eyes" Abraham is working on a three-part documentary about Arcade Fire for The Wedge. The first part aired yesterday and you can check it out here.

Kanye West would like you to know the leaked version of "Mama's Boyfriend," which appeared on the internet this week, is fake. So, where's mama's real boyfriend? Is there no real boyfriend? Is mama's boyfriend a blow-up doll?

Japanese rockers Shonen Knife are set to release a Ramones tribute album that will contain significantly more females than original Ramones material.

Mark my words, the next major trend is "orchestral albums." Basement Jaxx are releasing one with the Netherlands' Metropole Orkest on July 11.

Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley is reportedly playing Jeff Buckley in that upcoming biopic about the late singer/songwriter. We guess this could be worse, right? You know, like, Robert Pattinson could have gotten the part?

Motley Crue, Bush (yes, that Bush), Public Enemy, Matt & Kim and others are playing this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival. I can't believe Bush are still playing shows.

A copy of Double Fantasy that John Lennon signed hours before he was shot on Dec. 8, 1980 has sold for nearly £24,000 (about $38,000 Canadian).x

Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, Broken Social Scene and Pink Mountaintops are among those playing this year's FYF Fest in Los Angeles on Sept. 3, which has been renamed from the Fuck Yeah Fest because... people clearly suck.

Some sort of brawl broke out at an Against Me! show in Rochester, N.Y. on Sunday after fans said they were being overcharged for tickets at the door. Frontman Tom Gabel tweeted that fans in attendance should ask for refunds on the difference between the price of door tickets and tickets obtained before the show, and then security ended up fighting fans and it just degenerated into complete chaos. ...YEAH! ANARCHY!!!

Fred Durst says he "really connects" with Kurt Cobain. I didn't realize Fred Durst was having seances in his home, but okay.

Paul McCartney is digitizing his entire music library, which includes photos, videos, sounds, clips and live performances. Basically everything he's ever done. What does this mean for the iCloud, we wonder?

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is going to cook something alongside "rock star chef" Iaki Aizpitarte on Sept. 17 in New York City. Basically, the idea is to challenge the idea of food being really bad at concerts. Challenging the idea of bad music at concerts is apparently not on the agenda, however. Also, the food could still end up being bad.

Like using that iPhone of yours to take video at shows? Yeah, soon you might not be able to anymore.

Twin Shadow is going on a special "haircut tour," which will see him sporting a new 'do every single night. The poster for the "Clean Cuts Tour" looks like a bingo card.

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