Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 4, 2009...
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- It seems like Trent Reznor is turning into the alt-rock's grumpy old man. First he bashed Chris Cornell's new solo album, then he bashed Prince and Weezer, and now he's going after his former protege Marilyn Manson. Mr. Reznor said Manson is deluded in drugs and alcohol and has become a "dopey clown."
- Blues legend Koko Taylor has died.
- Was Michael Jackson duped into performing 50 shows at London's O2 arena? He said he thought he was only signing on for 10 shows, not 50. Guess he should've read the fine print.
R&B chanteuse Brandy has settled the wrongful death suit filed against her.