All aboard!

  • Jane’s Addiction has jumped onto the free album bandwagon but somehow managed to do it all wrong. According to Forbes, the band decided to work with Dobel Tequila to release a limited number of copies, but because of the ties to the tequila company, no one under 21 is eligible for the download.

  • England reinforced its stereotype as a nation of fussbudgets on Saturday night when British council members pulled the plug on a Bruce Springsteen concert in Hyde Park after his marathon three-hour set went too late into the night, breaking London curfew. Springsteen was on stage with Sir Paul McCartney (performing the epic “Twist And Shout,” no less) when suddenly, the power was cut and the show was forced to end early.

  • As if the nip-slips are not enough, Madonna is still exploring new ways to spice up her world tour. During a concert in Paris, Madge displayed the leader of the Front National (FN), France’s far-right political party, with a swastika painted on her forehead. FN, of course, plans to sue.

  • Picking up where we left off last week, three more people have been stabbed at another Swedish House Mafia gig.

  • Metal Insider has translated the first interview with Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe since his incarceration in the Czech Republic almost three weeks ago. The original interview appeared on and discusses Blythe’s experience with the Czech authorities, life in prison and plans for the future.

  • Coachella is taking its festival to the seas with two music cruises through the Caribbean in December. The trips will featuring Pulp, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and about 15 other acts. All aboard the S.S. Coachella! (No seriously, that’s what it’s called.)

  • One of the most buzzed about reviews was published this week about Chris Brown’s newest album, Fortune. The review comes out of Des Moines, IA’s weekly Cityview and rounds things up in a rather succinct six words: “Chris Brown hits women. Enough said.”