Drugs! We all learned a valuable lesson about drug possession, about doing too many drugs in the eighties, and that a twenty year career is apparently a new prerequisite for performing at the Superbowl.
Drug charges forced King Khan and BBQ to cancel shows. The story first broke last week when the guys didn't show for their gig in Tennessee on Thursday. It was later confirmed that the band was arrested in Oak Grove, Kentucky on charges of "alleged" magical mushroom possession. Khan and BBQ made bail but as of Friday, tour manager Kristin Klein was still in jail for driving with a suspended license. The band has yet to release an official statement about what is happening. [via Pitchfork]
Bruce Springsteen made a funny... albeit unintentionally. The legendary rocker repeatedly greeted a packed house at the Palace of Auburn Hills with "good evening, Ohio!" Auburn Hills is, as you may know, located in Michigan. Guitarist Steven Van Zandt had to correct the Boss halfway through the show, to which he most likely replied "boy, is my face red." Check out the video [via The Daily Swarm]
Rumors circulated about the Superbowl XLIV half-time show. Don't bet on a Lil' Wayne appearance anytime soon; everyone knows the Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson "boob" stunt has put a damper on the halftime slot since 2004. Recent picks include "safe" legacy artists like The Rolling Stones, Prince (arguably safe), Tom Petty, and the aforementioned location-confused Bruce. The trend continues with rumors of The Who as the next artist to play America's largest televised music event, confirming that it may be well into next decade before we can even lobby for The Flaming Lips to trip acid on stage and have Wayne birth himself out of giant inflatable balloon genitalia. Just kidding! Go Colts!
We've got some cool stuff in the works behind the Baeble scenes, so stay tuned. Rumor has it we've got a NSFW video roundup, an interview with a famous anti-festival curator, and a bunch of Guest Apartments to roll out. Grab a snack, and let's get to it. -joe puglisi