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by The Concordian October 18, 2011

Because TV doesn’t suck enough already
Fred Durst, frontman for 90’s nü-metal group Limp Bizkit, has signed with CBS to star in a new sitcom, which he will also co-produce. The show will be about a faded rock star dealing with his own celebrity while trying to raise his family. The program, which is currently under the working title Douchebag, is still in development, but may show up as part of CBS’ fall lineup.

Mötley Scrüed
Mötley Crüe fans in Indonesia were suckered out of an estimated $60,000 after a fake concert promoter sold them tickets for a non-existent gig. More than 1,500 tickets were sold at $40 a pop before a local English language paper, the Jakarta Globe, broke the story. A message on the band’s website denied they were playing anywhere in Indonesia, advising their fans “that any concert rumors are false, and to be wary of any vendors advertising ticket sales. Mötley Crüe are currently on tour in Australia and then are set to play dates in Japan.”.

Hipster-palooza!
Internet music tastemaker Pitchfork announced last week that it would be hosting its own festival called Forms. The event will be a four-day multi-media event in New York, which, according to Pitchfork’s website, “celebrates and explores the interconnected and growing worlds of independent music, art, and gaming.” Artists, game designers and musicians will all be brought together in a variety of styles and mediums in order to “go where other music-centric conferences haven’t by giving equal weight to these mediums.” No set list as of yet, but the curious should stay tuned to www.formsfestival.com for more info.

No Love for Kurt Cobain
Courtney Love talks about her dreams of marrying rich and finding her missing Nirvana money in the November issue of Vanity Fair, her first interview for the magazine since 1992. When asked if she was mad that her late husband Kurt Cobain committed suicide, she replied, “Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d fucking kill him. I’d fuck him, and then I’d kill him.” The interview focuses on her failures as a parent and subsequent estrangement from 19-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain as well as the $250 million of Nirvana’s money she can’t find.

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