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Digest: Prince Cancels Charity Gig; RZA Files Cease and Desist Order Against the Game

Also: Foo Fighters and Death Cab For Cutie headline Sasquatch Festival; Gucci Mane has new mixtape

February 7, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Digest: Prince Cancels Charity Gig; RZA Files Cease and Desist Order Against the Game
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Prince Cancels Charity Concert
Prince canceled a performance at a charity concert for the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas scheduled for this Friday. He has not offered an explanation for why he bailed on the fundraising show, which would have also featured a set by Erykah Badu. [Billboard]

The RZA Files Order Against the Game
The RZA has filed a cease and desist order against the Game for including "Heartbreaker," a track he produced for the Game's forthcoming record The R.E.D. Album, on the free mixtape Purp and Patron. The song had been shelved when it took too long to clear its Grand Funk Railroad sample to make an earlier deadline for The R.E.D. Album's long-delayed release. [MTV]

Sasquatch Festival Line-Up is Announced
Foo Fighters, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, the Decemberists, Bright Eyes, the Flaming Lips and Wilco will be featured at the 10th annual Sasquatch Festival at the Gorge, Washington on Memorial Day weekend. The line-up will also include sets by recently reunited indie rock legends Guided by Voices and Archers of Loaf. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Gucci Mane Drops A New Mixtape
Gucci Mane released Bricksquad Mafia, a new mixtape with DJ Holiday, on Saturday night at 10:17 p.m. The number 1017 is significant because it is the name of Gucci's label, as well as the number of the building where he grew up. [Nah Right]

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