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Ex-Weezer Bassist Dies At 40

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So sad.

Weezer's old bassist from the late nineties and the early 2000's has passed away. He was only 40 years old.

Mikey Welsh was found dead in a hotel room from a suspected drug overdose:

According to Chicago police, Welsh was found unresponsive on the floor of his room at the Rafaello hotel after failing to check out on time.

We are so sorry for everybody close to him, the loss must be so heavy.

Our thoughts go out to you all.

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Alice In Chains/Celebrity Rehab's Mike Starr Found Dead

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So sad.

Yesterday, former Alice In Chains bassist/Celebrity Rehab participant Mike Starr was found dead in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Here's what Salt Lake City police Sgt. Shawn Josephson had to say about it:

“The cause and manner of death are going to be determined by the medical examiner’s office."

Such a tragedy! He was only 44 years old!

Our thoughts go out to Mike's family, friends, peers, and loyal fans everywhere.

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New Smashing Pumpkins Bassist Was Girl On The Cover Of Siamese Dream!

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Whoa! What a crazy coincidence!

Billy Corgan has revealed that the new Smashing Pumpkins bassist, Nicole Fiorentino, was one of the girls on the cover of their 1993 album Siamese Dream!

In fact, Billy himself didn't even know until after she had joined the group.

He tweeted:

Just found out the weirdest news: our bass player Nicole (@xocoleyf) just admitted she is one of the girls on the cover of Siamese Dream

She said she didn't want us to know because she thought maybe we wouldn't let her be in the band

Ha! That's crazy!

Billy didn't say which one she was, but we're thinking the girl on the right.

What do U think??

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Horses Land Former Smashing Pumpkin's Bassist In Jail

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D'arcy Wretzky jailed for not paying horse fine

D'arcy Wretzky, former bassist for the rock band Smashing Pumpkins, is behind bars in Michigan thanks to her horses.

In 2009 several of her horses broke free from their enclosure and angered neighbors after they ran amok in the town.

D'arcy was fined for "Animals Running at Large" by the local law enforcement, but never paid and missed four consecutive court dates!

We take back what we said earlier. She's not in jail thanks to her horses, but rather her apparent amnesia!

Who misses FOUR court dates?

Now she's facing the music and is in custody until Valentine's Day!

Tough love.

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Pearl Jam Plans 20th Anniversary Music Festival!

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Wow! This will be an absolutely AMAZING way to pay tribute to their beginnings!

In honor of the 20 anniversary of the release of their first album, alternative rock band Pearl Jam is reportedly in talks to stage a two-day musical festival in "the middle of America," and featuring a variety of other acts!

Their manager, Kelly Curtis, reveals that the band will headline both nights, and will take place sometime in late summer, when Cameron Crowe's documentary chronicling their career is expected to drop.

Bassist Jeff Ament explains:

"We've played enough festivals that we know what makes them exciting. We want to give people places to go that aren't necessarily musical — second stages and all that kind of stuff. We're asking our friends if they want to play a couple of shows with us."

So cool! What a nice way to revisit the early '90s, and the music from that time!

We bet a lot of people are going to be VERY excited about this one!

What do U think?? Are U excited for a Pearl Jam anniversary concert??

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Linkin Park Concertgoers To Receive Oxymoronic Official Bootlegs For Free!

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Their free-gift terminology may not make sense, but this is still pretty exciting for Linkin Park fans.

The rock group will be giving away free "official bootlegs" of their upcoming shows to anybody who attends their concerts.

All you'll have to do to get your free gift is send a text message with a "short code displayed at each venue." Links to the concert sort of bootlegs will be sent via e-mail after the shows.

Here's what Linkin Park bassist Dave Farrell had to say about it:

"The energy we get from our fans is what makes a great show. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving that experience back to them."

Bravo, Linkin Park!

Always nice when a band takes extra steps to please their fans. We approve!

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Dave Grohl Reunites With Nirvana Collaboraters For New Foo Fighters Album!

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A reunion of sorts! This is going to be pretty effing cool!

The band Foo Fighters is hard at work on what they're calling their "old school analogue" album, and Dave Grohl has reportedly asked his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic to contribute to a track, and the producer of the acclaimed Nevermind, Butch Vig, to give a helping hand, as well!

According to Grohl, Novoselic “came in the other night and played bass on a song.” He also revealed that the album is going to be the band's "heaviest yet."

Inneresting! It sounds like he's attempting to infuse some of Nirvana's aesthetic into their latest and go a little darker!

We're intrigued!

What do U think?? Are U excited for the new Foo Fighters album??

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