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Digest: Ke$ha joins Nickelodeon; Robert Plant Adds Tour Dates

Also: AC/DC drummer has pot conviction removed from criminal record; P.O.D. sues their label

April 1, 2011 2:40 PM ET
Digest: Ke$ha joins Nickelodeon; Robert Plant Adds Tour Dates
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Ke$ha To Appear On 'Victorious'
Ke$ha is set to guest star as herself and perform on the April 22nd episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious. In the episode, titled "Ice Cream For Ke$ha," the stars of the show will attempt to win a private concert by the singer. [EW.com]

Robert Plant Adds More Band of Joy Tour Dates
Robert Plant has announced that he and the Band of Joy will be playing a string of North American tour dates in the early summer. The brief tour will begin on June 8th in San Diego and will include a stop at the Bonnaroo Festival and three dates in Canada before concluding in Atlantic City on June 25th. [Press release]

AC/DC Drummer Has Drug Conviction Overturned in New Zealand
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has had his marijuana conviction wiped from his record in his adopted homeland of New Zealand on the grounds that it had restricted his ability to enter some countries, such as the United States and Japan. [Reuters]

P.O.D. Files Lawsuit Against Label
The Christian metal band P.O.D. have filed a lawsuit against their label INO Records claiming that the company breached their contract by refusing to pay them an advance for the next album. The band's attorney told Billboard that the band is seeking at least the $400,000 promised in their contract. [Billboard]

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“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

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