Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, March 24, 2009...
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- Drummer Jimmy Chamberlain has left the Smashing Pumpkins for unspecified reasons. Mr. Corgan I'm looking in your direction.
- Maynard James Keenan is taking some time off from wine-making to join Tool in headlining Lollapalooza along with the city-flubbers in The Killers. Neko Case, Lou Reed and The Decemberists will also perform at the Chicago festival.
- The name of M.I.A.'s child has finally been revealed: Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman. But it also seems that two years have been added to M.I.A.'s age, since her birth date was also on her baby's birth certificate...
- Miami rapper Trick Daddy has revealed that he has Lupus.