MORNING MUSIC NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH

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By Corey Sorenson

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EMINEM, OUTKAST WILL HEADLINE LOLLAPALOOZA

CHICAGO (AP) — Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell says this year’s music will entertain people and “do wonders for their heart.” This year’s headliners are Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Calvin Harris. Other performers include Lorde (LORD), The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Nas, Broken Bells, The Head And The Heart, Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, Interpol, Fitz and the Tantrums and Grouplove. Farrell says Eminem is on top of his game, and Lorde has “got a love affair going with her audience.” Lollapalooza will be the first weekend in August in Chicago. It’s marking its 10th year in Chicago.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK PLAN LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY

NEW YORK (AP) — Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block says they’ll be up all day and all night for the whole long weekend they will spend in Las Vegas so they can be with fans. New Kids have announced they will perform at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas from July 10 through the 13. They will perform nightly as well as host private daytime pool parties and late-night after-parties. New Kids will take over the stage where Britney Spears has been performing.

THREE DAYS GRACE GUITARIST LAUNCHES CLOTHING LINE

TORONTO (AP) — Guitarist Barry Stock of Three Days Grace is feeling mean, but that’s with the best of intentions. Stock has created the Mean Clothing Company. He says “mean” means being aggressive in a positive way, with a take-charge mentality. The clothes include T-shirts, hoodies, tanks, gloves and jewelry for men and women. It also includes “tactical” clothes that are inspired by the military. Check out the line at www.meanclothing.com .

MICK JAGGER GIVEN ENTIRE ESTATE OF GIRLFRIEND

NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger’s late girlfriend has left him her entire estate. The New York Daily News reports papers filed in court yesterday say L’Wren Scott’s estate was worth $9 million dollars — with her main asset her $8 million Manhattan condo. Other items included her jewelry, clothing, household furnishings and personal automobiles. Scott committed suicide on March 17. A small, private funeral was held in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

MADONNA PLANS TO DIRECT ANOTHER MOVIE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madonna will take on another directing project. The Hollywood Reporter reports Madonna will direct an adaptation of the novel “Ade’: A Love Story” by Rebecca Walker. It’s about a 19-year-old American student who travels to Africa and falls in love with a young Muslim man. They plan to marry but cultural and political forces get in the way. Madonna directed the movies “W.E.” and “Filth and Wisdom.”

”AMERICAN IDOL” DOES BAND SONGS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” contestant Caleb Johnson is the envy of male singers everywhere: Jennifer Lopez called his performance “sexy.” Johnson did a version of “Dazed and Confused” that Lopez said cemented his place as a frontman. The judges were not so thrilled with the other contestants. Lopez thought Alex Preston sucked the energy out of “Don’t Speak” and she wanted Jena (JEE’-nah) Irene to be messier. Harry Connick Junior felt Majesty Rose is on the brink of a breakthrough but not quite yet, and he said Dexter Roberts risks sounding too generic by picking country anthems. Keith Urban thought Sam Woolf needs to loosen up more and Jessica Meuse needs to be more comfortable without a guitar. Urban told CJ Harris he should not confuse the sound of expressing with the feel of expressing. The judges had mixed reviews of Malaya (mih-LY’-ah) Watson, but it may be because they were distracted with eating a giant gummy bear.

CHRIS MARTIN, GWYNETH PALTROW BREAKUP TERM GETS ATTENTION

NEW YORK (AP) — They said all the right things in their joint statement as a couple declaring that they will no longer be a couple. But one phrase in the statement by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and his actress ex-wife to be Gwyneth Paltrow has taken on a life of its own. In her blog, Paltrow described the breakup as “conscious uncoupling” — which might bring to mind something done by workers at a freight train yard. The editor of The Hollywood Reporter says the phrase sounds like something “used by marriage therapists in Malibu.” The term was drawn up by a LA therapist and author to describe a five-step process to ease the trauma of a breakup. Katherine Woodward Thomas says she’s glad the couple used her phrase. She says it implies most people will have up to three longtime relationships — which means there will be breakups, too. Not all are pleased with the choice of phrasing. A column in Britain’s The Guardian newspaper calls the couple’s breakup post “deluded tosh” — using a British slang for rubbish or nonsense.

DAVID CASSIDY SAYS DRINKING AGAIN WAS “JUST STUPID”

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just as David Cassidy thought he wouldn’t get caught drinking that he actually was caught drinking. Cassidy tells Closer Weekly magazine he had been in voluntary rehab in Florida but took a furlough so he could pursue legal matters in Los Angeles in January. He was driving back to the airport and stopped off for Japanese food and some sake’. He figured no one would know and he was going back to rehab anyway. Instead he landed in jail after he was pulled over and failed a sobriety test. Cassidy says it was “just stupid” and he has no excuses. He’s now in court-ordered rehab for three months. Cassidy says he’s realized if he continued to drink the way he did, he’d die within two or three years.

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