Roundup:Lollapalooza Is Coming To Israel, XFactor Prepares Creepy Stunt With Dead Stars

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As the 2012 Lollapalooza is now wrapped up.  Concert founder Perry Farrell, and Jane’s Addiction frontman, has announced plans to share the same world-class experience to fans in Israel. The festival will take place August 20-22  just outside Tel Aviv, in The Yarkon Park, which stretches for hundreds of acres along the Yarkon River and is the largesk in Israel.

Perry Farrell said Tel Aviv was chosen because there were no other festivals there. Promoters who will put together the Tel Aviv show were in Chicago this past weekend to learn from what promoters have done in the windy city. Israel will join Chile and Brazil as the third international location for the legendary festival, in addition to the US festival in Chicago.

REM are  preparing a September 25th reissue for the 25th anniversary of the Document album according to Amazon. The site shows the 2CD set will feature a digitally remastered edition of the album, plus “a previously unreleased 1987 concert from R.E.M.’s Work Tour,” all packaged in a “lift-top box” with four postcards.

File this news tid-but under “creepy with a side of creepy”: according to the Sun, X Factor executives are looking to capitalize on the technology to bring dead pop starts back to “life” via hologram and have them sing with contestants as part of a stunt. Icons such as Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and Elvis are on the list of computer generated duet partners.

Happy birthday to Pat Smear, real name Georg Ruthenberg, of Foo Fighters and Germs fame. The always entertaining and punk guitar icon turned 53 over the weekend.

Stevie Wonder and designer Kai Millard Morris are calling it quits after 11 years of marriage.

DJ Tiesto is the highest paid DJ, with a payday of $22 million last year, followed by Skrillex with $15 million bucks, as reported by Forbes.

The Gaslight Anthem are on David Letterman tonight.

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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.