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Digest: Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks Armless Drummer; T.I. Busted For Prison Visit Handjob

Also: Portishead refusing to do press for upcoming album

January 7, 2011 11:15 AM ET
Digest: Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks Armless Drummer; T.I. Busted For Prison Visit Handjob
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Def Leppard Tribute Band Seeks Armless Drummer
Pyromania, a Def Leppard cover band based in Dallas, Texas, is currently looking for a new drummer with only one arm, just like actual Leppard drummer Rick Allen. Their hand-written ad also insists that the prospective percussionist must have "no prosthetics" and should own a "flame retardent kit and stick." Pyromania's official website claims that they are the only tribute band that can simulate the Def Leppard live experience with "true accuracy," and obviously they are not kidding around. [Daily Swarm]

T.I. In Trouble For Prison Handjob
Incarcerated rapper T.I. is in trouble again, this time for receiving some manual gratification from his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in the visiting room of the Arkansas State Prison. The rapper was reprimanded and sent to a "Special Housing Unit" with greater security. [Billboard]

Portishead Announce Strict Rules For Fourth Album
Portishead producer and multi-instrumentalist Geoff Barrow has announced via his Twitter account that the band will be rejecting most typical methods of online promotion for their fourth album, due out later this year. Barrow listed many things the band will not be doing — which basically  come down to the group refusing bonus tracks, remixes, acoustic sessions and almost all forms of press. [Paste]

Mountain Goats Live Soundtrack Surfaces Online
A bootleg recording of the Mountain Goats' recent performance of a live score for the 1919 Swedish film Sir Arne's Treasure has turned up on Indie Rock Snob blog. The score includes portions of songs from the band's 1995 album Sweden, as well as some previously unreleased material. [Village Voice/Sound of the City]

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