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Gotye at Webster Hall in March (more by Ryan Muir

Last Friday (6/29), it was revealed that CNN was among the group of news outlets (including Fox News and The Huffington Post) who wrongly reported that the individual mandate central to President Obama's health care legislation was struck down. As you know, and as they quickly corrected, the court actually ruled that the provision could be upheld as a tax. In a statement regarding the incident, CNN senior vice president Sam Feist said, "Today we failed to adhere to our own standard, namely it's better to be right than to be first. We take mistakes seriously, especially mistakes on such important stories." (via Huffington Post).

Obamacare isn't the only thing that CNN has gotten wrong in the past week though. NME reports that last night (7/1), CNN's iReport program broadcasted that Gotye had committed suicide. Here's the statement: "'At 4:32 AM EST, it was reported that Gotye had shot himself in the head with a 9mm handgun. He was pronounced dead at 4.45AM, and the investigation concluded that the cause of death was suicide.'' Meanwhile, Gotye took to twitter soon after, tweeting, "I'm not dead. #Pinkalbumtitles." CNN has since removed the post. Tim Shiel of Gotye's touring band had fun with the mishap, and took to twitter himself, saying, "it saddens me to confirm the news of @gotye's passing- he suffered cardiac arrest while flying a unicorn over a double rainbow" and "don't panic the @gotye world tour is still going ahead, with special guest Terence Trent D'arby. its what wally would have wanted" (referencing Gotye's birth name, Wouter "Wally" De Backer and Terence Trent D'arby, one of the singers who briefly took over when fellow Australian band INXS replaced their lead singer). So for anyone who may have been worried by CNN's false report, Gotye will be live and well for his North American tour which hits NYC twice in September.

In other more exciting CNN news, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who has avoided talking about his personal life for years, finally came out as gay. In an email to Andrew Sullivan (who is also an openly gay news reporter), Cooper said, "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."

Arcade Fire

Anyone else notice the above poster that is plastered all over NYC? If so, don't be fooled... The Arcade Fire shows at MSG are happening August 4th and 5th (not the 5th and 6th!) (thx for the pic Nick).

PREVIOUSLY: Arcade Fire's new album streaming @ NPR, MSG shows this week - win tickets or watch the Terry Gilliam-directed stream

Guns n Roses

...because the internet was made so we can look at videos of people falling (below with full March 30th Gun n Roses setlist)...

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ZZ Top

It is with great regret that AEROSMITH are canceling the remainder of their summer tour, it was announced today [Aug. 17th].

Due to injuries STEVEN TYLER sustained last week when he fell from the stage during a concert in Sturgis, SD, doctors have advised the lead singer to take the time to properly recuperate from the accident that resulted in a broken shoulder and stitches to his head. In his current condition, TYLER is unable to tour and the band wants to give him time to get healthy.

Ticket refunds for the rest of the tour dates with special guests ZZ Top will be available at point of purchase.

TYLER fell from the stage during the August 5 show that was part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Western South Dakota. The mishap occurred while he was dancing during the band's "Love in an Elevator." TYLER was subsequently airlifted to a hospital and then returned to Boston to consult with his own doctors.

A video of Tyler's spill is re-posted below.

Meanwhile, Aerosmith tourmates ZZ Top have been adding and rescheduling dates to make up for many of the cancellations. In lieu of their Setpember 14th MSG show with Aerosmith, ZZ Top will be playing on September 18th at NYC's Beacon Theatre. There's no ticket details yet. The dates on their tour that have been confirmed are posted below...

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Iron Maiden kicking a ball after blowing the speakers
Iron Maiden @ MSG

The sound suddenly and unexpectedly went off during Iron Maiden's set at their sold out show in NYC last night (June 15, 2008). One second there was really loud heavy metal blasting out to 20,000 headbanging fans at Madison Square Garden. The next second it got really quiet from the stage and then stayed that way for about 10 minutes. With music out of the question and technicians scrambling around the stage, the band entertained us by showing off their (and their mummy's) skills at football (they're from the UK)....

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Early this month, as the story goes, Jack White walked into the offices of his record label with the finished masters of the new Raconteurs album and demanded that they release it ASAP. Never ones to back down from a challenge, Warner Bros. arranged to have it in stores on March 25, as was announced on Tuesday. This morning, though, Apple managed put it out even sooner when they accidentally made it for sale on iTunes. At least a few people purchased it before it was taken down, and copies are floating around on file-sharing services right now. Jack White is going to be SO EXCITED! [NY Press] (thx all)
Something slightly similar happened to Arcade Fire too once.

Some Raconteurs tour dates HERE.

young Danzig & Doyle (CRED)
Danzig & Doyle

You'll remember that towards the end of October Danzig fell off the stage at a show in Baltimore causing the almost-cancellation of the NYC show at Nokia Theatre that did end up happening four nights later. At the time I wasn't sure if I should go see Danzig and Doyle at Nokia that night, or Jens Lekman at Webster Hall instead. As I mentioned, I ended up getting to see both. I missed the first few songs of Danzig's set, but it was awesome nonetheless. Even in his arm cast (which I wish I had a picture of, but I don't), he completely rocked as usual. And though not as exciting as the first two times, even the Misfits set at the end with original Misfit Doyle Von Frankenstein was great too. Check out that classic picture of young Danzig and Doyle above. Check out the video of Danzig falling off the stage (4 minutes in), below....

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