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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007

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• We thought this might happen, and thank god it did: Radiohead has denied those pesky Starbucks rumors. A statement on the band's website states that they are working on a new album and “will not even consider how to release their new music until the album is finished.” Those thirsting for a Creep Cappuccino will just have to look elsewhere.

Live Nation currently owns The Fillmore, and it’s expanding the concert-venue franchise with new locations in New York, Philadelphia, and Detroit. New York has played host to The Fillmore in the past, and the new location will exist in what was previously known as Irving Plaza. Renovations include “dark, sophisticated” red paint, chandeliers, vintage Fillmore posters, plasma screens, and a new VIP lounge. Live Nation CEO Bruce Eskowitz is most excited about the continuation of the venue's "apple tradition." Back when Bill Graham used to own the Fillmore franchise, a large tub of free apples would be located near the entrance. We’re wondering if size matters in this case; will the Fillmore apples in New York City be “big apples?”

Get it? Get it? Sigh…

• Al Gore’s Live Earth concert project, which onsists of seven simultaneous concerts occuring this summer on seven continents, is clipping along at a steady rate. Fox News has reported that Metallica will join the lineup, which already includes heavyweights like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and the Who. Metallica will be playing Wembley Stadium for the event's London show, where the Stones are set to headline. Other groups at that location include Madonna, Bloc Party, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

But hark! There’s been some trouble with Live Earth’s D.C. show, as reported by RollingStone.com. Gore’s original plan was to host the concert on the District’s National Mall, but Senator James Inhofe is making things tough. First, there weren’t going to be enough porta-potties. Now, Gore is supposedly trying to turn this concert into a partisan event. Oh, you pesky little Inhofe... While the suits battle it out in Washington, Live Earth promoters have elected to seek an alternate site for the D.C. show.


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