Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, August 27, 2009...
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- Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump (the one with all the hats) was arrested for traffic warrants in California. He was then released on $15,000 bail for driving with a Illinois license instead of a California one. I know California is in deep economic trouble, but... really?
- I don't know what's harder to grasp: that Reba McEntire scored only her second No. 1 album in 30 years this week, or that she got it by selling just 95,000 copies. I'm not sure what's in the crapper more, the economy or the music industry.
Ellie Greenwich, writer of the best girl-group song ever, "Be My Baby," has passed away.