News Ticker: Aerosmith, Beale Street Fest, J-Kwon, Public Image Ltd.

March 5, 2010 8:24 AM ET


  • Aerosmith are still dancing around the idea of a summer tour of the States. They've already announced a European trek, and today they added South American dates to their schedule. Check out the list (and another amusing clip of the band) at their official Website.



  • The Flaming Lips, Alice in Chains, Earth, Wind and Fire, Limp Bizkit and Jeff Beck are set to rock the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on April 30th to May 2nd. The full, eccentric lineup is posted on the event's Website.



  • Missing rapper J-Kwon has been found alive and well. The 24-year-old "Tipsy" MC was reported missing by his record label after they hadn't reached him in a month. He checked in yesterday, HipHopDX reports, but declined to make a public statement.



  • After announcing their first tour of the U.S. in 18 years, John Lydon's Public Image Ltd. has confirmed their return to American TV: an April 7th appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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