Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, September 11, 2009...
- Sooooo, Courtney Love didn't authorize the use of Kurt's likeness for Guitar Hero 5? But Activision has a agreement signed by her? Huh. Maybe she just forgot she signed it?
- Who's the logical choice to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol? Ellen DeGeneres, of course!
- The Mars Volta are ready to mellow out. Or at least be less aggressive.
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