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Green Day’s “Ultimate Box Set” edition of “¡Uno!” “¡Dos!” “¡Tré!” is available for pre-order at GreenDay.com. The special collection includes all three albums in individual 48-page books delivered on their respective street dates, along with a one year membership to the band’s official fan club the Idiot Club, access to tickets for upcoming shows, and much more. You will also get three new Green Day singles, including their latest, “Oh Love.” Meanwhile, the first record in the set is available to pre-order on its own. “¡Uno!” is scheduled to hit the market on September 25th, followed by “¡Dos!” on November 13th, and “¡Tré!” on January 15th, 2013.
Three Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell is out on a one-thousand-dollar bond after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence last Thursday. According to WLOX, police in D’Iberville, Mississippi, say Harrell failed to stop at an intersection and hit a truck in front of him, “heavily” damaging both vehicles. The driver of the truck was taken to a nearby hospital with neck and back pain, while Harrell was taken to the D’Iberville Police Department. He consented to a blood test, which led to the DUI charge. Police say the substance he was driving under is still unknown, although it is not believed to be alcohol.
Robert Plant confirmed reports that he married singer-songwriter and Band of Joy backing vocalist Patty Griffin in Texas. Plant and Griffin eloped and ran off to Texas. Plant plans on spending half his time there and half in the UK.
It’s official: Mariah Carey has joined American Idol as the Fox show’s newest judge for its upcoming twelfth season for a reported $17 million dollars. Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly confirmed the news, calling Carey “the biggest recording artist that any of the these singing competition shows have ever had”.
P!nk has revealed the full tracklist for The Truth About Love, which is due on September 18. In addition to her new single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” it also features tracks called “Are We All We Are,” “Just Give Me a Reason,” and “Here Comes the Weekend.”
Snoop Dogg has released the first single from his Reggae project, and the song is called “La La La. Snoop will adopt the name “Snoop Lion” for his reggae album, titled Reincarnated, and it will see release later this year on the Vice label.
Aerosmith‘s new album “Music From Another Dimension” will have a “surprise track” – a duet with country singer Carrie Underwood – it’ vibe is much like the Bon Jovi-Jennifer Nettles collaboration “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”. The album will be in stores on November 6th.
Elton John says there’s a reason he’s not on Twitter. He says that with his “big mouth,” tweeting simply isn’t the wise thing to do. He says if he started tweeting he’d “be in prison after about two days,” and it would “be the end of the career.” Elton has made headlines with inflammatory remarks even without the assistance of Twitter. Earlier this year he criticized Madonna at the Golden Globe Awards, and before her Super Bowl performance made the latest of many accusations over the years that Madonna doesn’t sing but lip syncs at her concert. Last week he revealed in a “Today” show interview that Billy Joel hasn’t spoken with him since his February 2011 “Rolling Stone” interview in which he said Billy needed to address his drinking with a more stringent rehab program.
Madonna has upset a number of people in Scotland after she reportedly ignored warnings to not use gun props during Saturday’s performance in Edinburgh. Scottish authorities thought it would be inappropriate for Madonna to include guns in her “MDNA” show, due to the shootings in Aurora, Colorado. She used her stage props anyway, and critics are calling her decision to go forward with the stunt “insensitive.” The director of Amnesty International Scotland says Madonna should have used “better judgement,” adding that the singer also failed to take into consideration that she was in Scotland, the location of the 1996 Dunblane School massacre.
It turns out you won’t have to wait long to add the music you hear at the upcoming Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to your own collection. The event’s accompanying soundtracks will be available digitally immediately after the show. That means “Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games” will be released Saturday the 28th at midnight, and “A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games” will be out August 12th.