Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 15, 2009...
- Author and punk rock legend Jim Carroll has died of a heart attack.
- Janet Jackson released a surprise song "for her fans" after the VMA's on Sunday night. Those crazy Jacksons know how to exploit a moment don't they?
- Jack White has donated $170,000 to renovate a run-down baseball field he played on as a kid. I hear Meg donated money to the drumming school she never went to.
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