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Friday, March 14, 2014

This Week in Music: Tragedy at SXSW, Weezy's Last Album, and Moz Being Ecstatic

Posted By on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM

An investigator at the scene of the hit-and-run at South By Southwest this week. - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
  • Christopher Victorio
  • An investigator at the scene of the hit-and-run at South By Southwest this week.

"Up ahead was a mass group of people on Red River and he was

just getting faster and faster. He hit the first wave of people at the

back of the group. We just saw a half a dozen of them get tossed up in

the air over the car. He didn't slow down. And then a few feet later, he

hit another line of people in a group... People were rushing to help...

He only got faster... It looked like something out of a movie... It was

like watching evil."
Mitch Wilson, eyewitness to the fatal SXSW hit and run incident that happened March 13th

"After talking with the Austin Police Department, we have determined

that the most prudent course of action is to move forward with the SXSW

shows scheduled tonight... My staff and myself are brokenhearted for not only the victims and

families of this senseless tragedy, but also for our beloved Red River

and this entire community... Our intent is to come together to help the families of each and every one of the victims."
SXSW founder Roland Swenson issued a statement after the incident.

"Morrissey's new album, World Peace is None of Your Business, has

been provisionally set for late June/early July release worldwide...

Morrissey is said to be "beyond ecstatic" with the album."
The makers of Moz fanzine, True To You, just became the first humans in history to ever use the words "Morrissey" and "ecstatic" in the same sentence.

"I would rather ride a horse right now. The traffic must be very bad

down there. Wait. Did I bring a toothbrush today? Oh well. Where is a

very good place to ride my horse? Santa Monica? Las Vegas? Where is my

coffee mug? Hey, there's a China girl!"
This is the intro to the latest musical monstrosity from the dicks who brought us "Friday" and "Chinese Food". The mostly-Chinese "Get in My Car" is by a 10-year-old named Grace Liu. "China girl"? Really?!

"In the really early stages of an artist's career it's important for them to establish themselves for themselves. I'm just basically really stubborn and I want to be really independent. So I want to be headlining my own shows instead of supporting someone else. Which I think is fair enough."
Unsurprisingly, super-hip goth teen, Lorde, didn't really fancy going on tour with cupcake-boobed pop star, Katy Perry -- but she was polite about it (Kiis 1065, Australia)

"25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this."
Yes. Lil Wayne's ego is still repulsive (MTV News)

"Be brave. Be you. I'm not bossy. I'm the boss."
Beyonce, for the new, star-studded, girl-empowerment Ban Bossy campaign

"On December 12, 2013, Stephen Lee Klein was arraigned at San Luis Obispo Superior Court and pled not guilty to multiple felony charges -- two counts of lewd conduct with a minor under the age of 14, three counts of lewd conduct with a minor 14 or 15, one count of intent to commit lewd act with a minor, and one count of possession of child pornography."
New Found Glory guitarist Steve Klein is in a heap of horrifying legal trouble (

"ALL charges against Steve are derived solely from online consensual video chats between Steve and some female strangers he met on an adult website. Steve believed the females were over the age of 18."
Steve Klein's lawyer, Debra White

"Upon our return from Warped Tour Australia, Steve made us aware of possible allegations that might be made against him. At that point, not knowing

all the details, we made the decision to part ways in order for him to deal with these personal issues..."
New Found Glory try to explain why they ditched out on guitarist and long-time friend Steve Klein the second he got into trouble (Facebook)

-- @Raemondjjjj

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