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Last week, we reported that Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, had thrown in the social networking towel, vowing to quit his involvement with networks such as Twitter. Well, seems Reznor couldn’t hold out for too long – the internet-savvy rocker is back to the Land of Twitter. Citing rude fans and threats he was receiving via social networks, Reznor said it was “doing more harm than good in the bigger picture.” However, a recent post on the musician’s Twitter account reads, “F—k you, trolls. I’ll tweet if I feel like it.” It seems Reznor won’t let a few unruly fans get in his way of tweeting.
Radiohead seems to be the next band in line to receive the “reissue treatment.” Come August 25th, the band’s former record label, Capitol, will release Kid A (2000), Amnesiac (2001) and Hail to the Thief (2003). The reissue will come with b-sides, studio sessions and live recordings, as well as rare outtakes from the three albums. The Special Collectors Editions will also come with DVDs, which will include live TV performances and music videos.
Alternative darlings The Flaming Lips have released the title of their forthcoming album. The LP will be entitled Embryonic and it will be a double-album. The release date has not yet been set, but the band has a full schedule of tour dates ahead of them this summer, where they will be sure to showcase some new material.
It seems the public feud between Bruce Springsteen and Ticketmaster isn’t quite over. Last week, the Newark Star Ledger reported that nearly 2,300 tickets for Springsteen’s May 21st Rutherford performance had been held back for friends of the band and the record label. This accusation pertains to the same show, which Springsteen claimed Ticketmaster directed fans to its in-house site, TicketsNow, forcing them to overpay even though regular-priced tickets were still available. Ticketmaster chairman Barry Diller claims the Springsteen camp itself held all but 108 of the 1,126 tickets closest to the stage.