Stranded In Stereo: Monday Morning Newsletter (03/24/08)

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Morning Newsletter (03/24/08)

Do I need to say any more?

Puff Daddy has issued a statement denying the Los Angeles Times article connecting him to the 1994 murder of Tupac Shakur. It states that his employees were responsible for the shooting death of Shakur at a New York recording studio. He said “That’s wack. Everybody knows OJ did that shit.”

Lawyers for The Beatles sued Friday to prevent the distribution of the unreleased 1962 recordings of Ringo Starr's first performance with the group. John Lennon was reported to be spinning in his grave like a turkey on a spit over the horror of the world hearing Ringo at his worst.

Velvet Revolver is reportedly breaking up over internal disputes and personality issues. Scott Weiland spoke out from via his spokesperson in rehab. “Our current plan is to spend the next 10 years recording an album that will never see release.”

SPV has announced the signing of world-famous rock-icon Alice Cooper. The Hanover, Germany-based label has agreed in an amazingly detailed contract to cover the expenses for his guillotines, gallows, electric chairs, snakes, and fake blood. Was anyone else let down the first time they say him golfing?

Warner Brothers Records has announced that Madonna’s 11th studio album, Hard Candy, will be released April 28th. This follows her heretical induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on back on March 10th.

The first Jay Reatard 7-inch in their singles series for Matador Records will hit stores April 8th. The singles "See Saw" and “Screaming Hand" were recorded at Shattered Studios this past January. Jay would like his fans to know that they can stop calling label head Chris Lombardi at home. It’s creepy.

The new Raconteurs record, Consolers Of The Lonely, dropped early last Friday on iTunes. Was it an accident or part of Steve Jobs sinister plan to control the world? Stranded’s Rusty Elucidates.

Despite a violent van wreck on I-71 North in Ohio, the band Genghis Tron managed to avoid mortal injury. They were about 90 miles North of Columbus when the rear right wheel of their vehicle fell off sending them into a ditch at 60 miles per hour. Vocalist Mookie Singerman was quoted as saying “Dude, I feel like Cliff Burton, except not dead.”

Iconic West-coast punk rock band the Dead Kennedys are seeking a new front man after lead vocalist Jeff Penalty quit this past week. Penalty of course was filling in for Brandon Cruz who quit in 2003, who had taken over for the infamous Jello Biafra who gave them the finger in 2001. Ronnie James Dio is rumors to be in talks with the band.

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