Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Morning News Round-up

Here are some snippets from around the dial:

1. Amy Winehouse ordered 48 bottles of Jack Daniels for her performance over the weekend at the Bestival Festival. Organizers were worried that she wouldn't be able to play if she downs some bottles. They should have been more worried if she ordered a pound of crack. She played, and was wacked out of her mind.

2. Heart's Nancy Wilson feels "totally fucked over" by the Republicans use of the song "Barracuda":

"Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."

3. AC/DC are selling their new physical disc exclusively at Wal-Mart. Seems that over 60% of their catalog sales are from the super-stores.

4. Disc-makers, the country's largest disc manufacturer/replicator, has bought CD Baby, an on-line retailer for independent music.

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