Don Henley is suing a Republican for allegedly using “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do Is Dance” without permission on YouTube videos for his campaign to replace California Sen. Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. The Daily Swarm has a nice roundup about this latest spat between the GOP and a famous folk rocker.
Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy covered John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” for a Chase Bank commercial. Prefix got the scoop.
When Krist Novoselic said recently that they’ve run out of unreleased Nirvana audio, but have plenty of video, he wasn’t kidding. Their next posthumous release will be Life Takes No Prisoners, a DVD of Nirvana’s 1992 performance at the Reading Festival. NME says it includes a cover of Journey’s “More Than A Feeling.” Can’t they just Hulu this stuff?
Agyness Deyn might be the new Winona Ryder. There was some Coachella drama involving the supermodel and her rotating cast of rock star boyfriends, according to the Mirror.
Billy Corgan is asking his fans if they want to pay $40 for 60 “exclusive web-video and photographs” from the studio “posted in a less-than-24-hour consistency.” It’s like Twitter, only 100% more expensive.