February 25th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Aerosmith gets ready to tour - including Steven Tyler

All those rumors about Aerosmith replacing legendary frontman Steven Tyler have turned out to be untrue, according to a press release announcing the band's upcoming European tour.

"Back by popular demand with more spit and fire than ever before, we're coming across the pond and parting the waters as we go," Tyler said in the statement.

Certainly this moment is met by a sigh of relief for music fans, because just a few months ago, it appeared as though one of the most iconic bands in the industry was falling apart.

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Filed under: Aerosmith • Music
February 25th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

iTunes hits 10 billion downloads

Happy birthday, Johnny Cash. And congratulations, Louie Sulcer.

In a press release, Apple announced today that its iTunes Store had topped 10 billion song purchases and downloads. (Seems like only yesterday it was hitting 1 billion.) The 10 billionth song was Johnny Cash's "Guess Things Happen That Way," an early Cash song from his album "Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous," and it was purchased by Sulcer, of Woodstock, Georgia. (By coincidence, Cash would have celebrated his 78th birthday tomorrow.)

For his impeccable timing (and, it must be added, terrific taste), Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card. FULL POST


Filed under: Music
February 25th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Conan O'Brien tweets a plea for help

Conan O'Brien

In our continued watch of "Celebrities Joining Twitter 2010," we've received word that the dolphin-smooching, out-of-work Conan O'Brien is the latest to sign up.

With the simple Twitter handle of "ConanOBrien," the former late night talk show host has tweeted just once, but already has more than 245,000 followers at the time of this posting.

O'Brien, who has laid fairly low since he left "The Tonight Show" in late January, informed Twitter users yesterday that he's exhibiting a few symptoms of withdrawal.

"Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial," he tweeted. "Somebody help me."

Even his bio is a characteristically self-deprecating: "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
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