Roundup: Pearl Jam Support Senator, New Raveonettes, The Richest DJ on the Planet

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Add Usher to the list of artists who have covered Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.”

According to‘s recently released list of high-profile DJs, even the lowest of the world’s top 30 DJs is worth $2 million. DJ Tiesto  checks in at No. 1 with a net worth of $65 million.

The Raveonettes are celebrating their 10th anniversary with the release of their new album Observator, due September 11.

Dinosaur Jr. will release their new album I Bet on Sky on September 18th.

Pearl Jam are supporting Sen. Jon Tester’s  campaign  by playing a show in Missoula, MT, and offering premium ticket packages, which include choice seats for the concert as well as admission to a pre-show event with Tester and the band.

James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist for Metallica, is making an appeal for help in finding a fan’s killer in a new public service ad produced for the FBI, Virginia and local law enforcement agencies. More at NPR.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.