Trent Reznor is off the market. The main man behind Nine Inch Nails is now engaged to Mariqueen Maadig of the band West Indian Girl. Trent has made no comment but West Indian Girl's website now has an announcement. Strangely Mariqueen's band does not suck.
Meg White is engaged as well. Meg, the "drummer" for the White Stripes, is getting married to Jackson Smith later this month in Nashville. Jackson is the son of punk rock poseur Patti Smith. Strangely, while her ex-husband Jack white took her surname, she will be taking Jackson's surname. Jackson's band Back in Spades also does not suck.
Flying in the face of all good sense, Sugar Ray is releasing Music For Cougars, their first album in six years. The band literally hasn't had a radio single in a decade. Mark McGrath will take a break from playing a tool on TV to be a tool on a 9-week summer tour.
Taking Back Sunday will be releasing a new album, New Age, due out June 2nd. Their tour with Anberlin kicks off on May 14. Former lead vocalist Fred Mascherino released a statment that read in part "Really? I thought they broke up."
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Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Donald "Ean" Evans died this week. After a long battle with cancer On their websit ethe band wrote: "Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans." He was 48.