Roundup: Hair Metal Censorship Edition

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Hair metal parody band Steel Panther has had a poster for their latest album, Balls Out, banned by the British government for being too “overtly sexual.”

Among those rumored to be appearing with Madonna at the Super Bowl: Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee-Lo Green and LMFAO. There was a time when Madge could have pulled this off just by herself.

Les Paul’s 1961 Gibson SG fetched $90k on “Pawn Stars.”

Who knew? Hulk Hogan used to not only be a session bassist, but he almost joined an early incarnation of Metallica.

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead/Further has said he’ll open a music venue in San Rafael, CA–not far from the one that his bandmate Phil Lesh is planning on opening.

Canadian rock photographer Andrew MacNaughtan passed away while on assignment shooting Rush, one of his favorite longtime subjects.

And the Ben Folds Five announced they’re reforming. College girls everywhere are thrilled.

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