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More Top Stories: David Bowie, Pink Floyd

Plus: Tila Tequila, George Harrison, Kanye West, Justin Bieber

August 11, 2010 1:00 PM ET

David Bowie Denies Lady Gaga Collabo
David Bowie denies that he's ending his semi-retirement to collaborate with Lady Gaga after an alleged record label document, which circulated last week, suggested he would appear on some songs on Gaga's next album. "The suggestion that David Bowie is producing and participating in the production of Lady Gaga's next album is untrue and a hoax," the official Bowie site says. [BowieNet]

Tila Tequila Endures Wrath of Juggalos
It was a bad idea on paper and an even worse idea in reality: Tila Tequila's performance at the Gathering of the Juggalos was marred by violence as clown-faced fans threw bottles, rocks and firecrackers at the reality TV star during her set, leaving Tequila with facial cuts. Juggalos later tormented Tequila when she sought refuge in her trailer and smashed the windows of her SUV. Tequila promises to sue the festival organizers. [CNN]

Digital Sales of Pink Floyd Albums End
Pink Floyd's post-Dark Side discography has been pulled from digital music services like iTunes and Amazon MP3 store after the Rock Hall band's contract with EMI, which covers albums like Animals and The Wall, expired on June 30th. [Reuters]

George Harrison's 'Collaborations' Out October 19th
Collaborations, a 3CD/1DVD set due out October 19th, will compile music recorded over 20 years by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. [ American Songwriter ]

Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Remembered
Jazz singer, songwriter and actress Abbey Lincoln passed away this weekend in New York at the age of 80. One of jazz's most influential voices, Lincoln recorded with Sonny Rollins and Max Roach (who she married in the 1962, and later divorced) and was an outspoken civil rights advocate in the 1960s. [ The New York Times ]

Kanye West, Justin Bieber Bond on Twitter
A bromance was born on Twitter this weekend as Kanye West and Justin Bieber discussed, 140-characters at a time, the possibility of remixing Bieber's "Runaway Love" with West and Raekwon. [Kanye West's Twitter]

Peter Hook Brings Pleasures to America
Former Joy Division bassist Peter Hook will perform that band's seminal Unknown Pleasures in its entirety during a nine-date tour of the U.S. [NME]

Hilary Duff Gets Married
Pop singer Hilary Duff married her hockey player beau Mike Comrie this weekend at a ceremony in Montecito, California. [ Us Weekly ]

Murmur Trestle Seeks Preservation
The Athens, Georgia railroad trestle featured on the back of R.E.M.'s Murmur could be preserved as part of a trail network thanks to a county sales tax plan. [AP]

Kings of Leon Reschedule Pigeon-Riddled St. Louis Concert
Kings of Leon have rescheduled the infamous St. Louis "Pigeongate" concert, where a shower of pigeon excrement forced the band to end their show early. The Kings will return to the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre on September 25. All tickets for the band's aborted July show will be honored. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

The Gap Band's Robert Wilson Dead at 53
Robert Wilson, dubbed the "Godfather of Bass Guitar" for his work with the funk group The Gap Band, passed away at the age of 53 after suffering a heart attack at his Palmdale, California home. [Billboard]

Lil Wayne Pens New Letter from Prison
Lil Wayne has posted his latest update from Rikers Island on his Weezy Thanx You website. The rapper talks about how he "kicks ass in UNO," congratulates Lindsay Lohan on her release from prison recommends basketball player Chris Paul demand a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers to join Kobe Bryant. [Weezy Thanx You]

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Song Stories

“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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