Well, this is just perfect. A city built on artifice gets an artificial version of a once-great band. Guns N Roses have announced a 12-date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Slash wants to appear on Sesame Street.
David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, Kate Bush and the Rolling Stones are among the artists who turned down an offer to play the Olympic closing ceremonies.
Melissa Etheridge will receive the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts in November. She’ll perform an acoustic set at the NMWA in Washington during the ceremony.
Gotye has made a mash-up video of all the video covers of “Somebody That I Used to Know” on the Internet. Check it out here.
David Crosby and the Replacements’ Slim Dunlap both have birthdays today.
Odd Future fans burned down a palm tree in LA outside their pop-up store. The rap group has pledged to pay for it (Gawker).