Roundup: Black Keys Go Gold, Weezer Cruising With Fans, Merle Out Of Hospital

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The Black KeysEl Camino went gold last week, selling more the 500,000 copies. Coldplay‘s Mylo Xyloto has officially sold more than 1,000,000 copies making it platinum. Still no word on how many records it takes to go plaid.

Merle Haggard was released  from the hospital over the weekend in Macon, Georgia. The LA Times says he was admitted earlier this week for pneumonia. The 74-year-old country singer and songwriter is expected to make a full recovery and be able to resume his touring schedule in February.

Weezer have teamed up with some of their pals including: Dinosaur Jr., The Antlers, Sebadoh and a bunch more for a three day cruise from Miami to Cozumel. Fans get a chance to sail the seas with the famous dweebs until tomorrow when the ship returns to port. Weezer vocalist tweeted: Just went snorkeling with some fans. Had to change into my suit in front of some Weezer-bros.

Malcolm McLaren, manager of The Sex Pistols and a solo artist, was born on this day in 1947.  He died from cancer at age 64 on April 8th, 2010.

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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.