Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, March 31, 2009...
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- Play drums? Like being bossed around by a bald ego-maniac? Then run right down and audition to be the new drummer for the Smashing Pumpkins on April 10!
- If you had any doubts that Green Day had moved on from their punk rock roots, you have to look no further than this: The band is prepping a stage play based on its album American Idiot. Hopefully it won't be as bad as when Styx tried their hand at stage performance.
- Peter Gabriel met with Mexican President Filipe Calderon urging him to increase efforts to reduce violence against women in Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez. Then President Calderon said, "Aren't you the guy who use to paint your face and had a weird haircut?"