Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, February 16, 2009...
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- Estelle Bennett, member or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, The Ronnettes, died at 67 in her Englewood, New Jersey, home.
- There must be something about being in Korn that will drive you to salvation: Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu is now a bass rockin' born-again Christian.
- M.I.A. gave birth to her first son last Wednesday. Rumor has it Diplo is already producing beats for it.
- I'm not sure if the promoters of the Norman Music Festival are really buying into Joaquin Phoenix's hip-hop "career." But, they are offering him his first professional gig at the second annual festival. If he actually accepted and it were anything like his Letterman appearance, well, that would be beyond awesome.