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    Beach Boy Fires All Other Beach Boys

    Mike Love apparently surprised his fellow Beach Boys co-founders Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, plus guitarist David Marks, when he announced on Sunday that all three were fired from the band. After the Boys wrap two London stops on their current 50th anniversary tour, Love will carry on with his own lineup. He cited greed, essentially, as the reason."You've got to be careful not to get overexposed," said Love in a statement issued the day the band's Grammy Museum exhibit opened. "There are promoters who are interested [in the o.g. lineup], but they've said, 'Give it a rest for a year.' The Eagles found out the hard way when they went out for a second year and wound up selling tickets for $5."Love can do this because he has owned the Beach Boys name since 1998, after a series of hard-fought legal battles following the death of Carl Wilson that same year.

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    SuperMoz Strikes Again: Morrissey Rescues Elderly Lady

    Well, it's no Ryan Gosling breaking up a street scuffle, but we'll take it. According to a Queerty reader, Morrissey was book-browsing at New York's Strand shop on Sunday when he ran to the rescue of an elderly woman who collapsed nearby. This charming man."Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay. She had just lost her bearings and was fine," said the source. "He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help." Viva love!"She declined and collected her things and moved on. But my friend said she touched Morrissey’s cheek in gratitude!

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    See Dramatic Trailers for New Rolling Stones and Clash Docs

    Two of the biggest Micks in music are celebrated in a pair of new documentaries. As previously reported, Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen is taking on the Rolling Stones in Crossfire Hurricane, and it turns out a Spanish filmmaker named Danny Garcia has set out to portray The Rise and Fall of the Clash.Naturally, both trailers depict their subjects with an eye toward the dramatic, but while Mick Jagger and Co. come across as total badasses (via stage fights, screaming women, a Beatles rivalry), Mick Jones' crew seem doomed from the outset (via the guy in the clip who literally says they were "doomed").Crossfire Hurricane, due out via HBO November 15, promises unreleased historical footage, concert clips and Q&As spanning the band's five decades, along with new commentary from the Stones.

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    See the 'Northern Exposure' Tattoo Bound for Bon Iver's Arm

    Rest easy, readers: Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has chosen his next tattoo. Last week we reported that Mr. Bonnybear himself had initiated a contest to crowd-source a Northern Exposure-themed design to be inked onto his arm. Via 99designs, he's picked a winner: Italy's Giulio Rossi.Rossi will receive $175 for his Art Nouveau rendering of the character Cicely. There were 60 entries total, by 27 designers. And the whole thing cost Vernon a mere $299 (the rest of the money went to the hosting site). Looks like Rossi cleans up.As a reminder, here were the guidelines for the design:"I named my band after an episode of Northern Exposure. In the episode a women transforms a gold rush village into a cultural place with one single dance in a tavern.

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    Who Charted? Pink Wins First No. 1, Grizzly Bear Roar

    First! After 12 years of fussing with the Billboard 200, Pink finally scores a No. 1 with The Truth About Love. Her sixth platter sold 280K (Nielson SoundScan), which makes it the third biggest debut in 2012 behind Madonna (!) and Justin Bieber (!!). She's also holding on to No. 1 in Pop Songs with "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" — her eighth in that slot, meaning she's only been bested there by Rihanna and Katy Perry, two other female pop stars who've used phallic entendre to score big. Pink's hustle is not to be knocked though. She did the VMAs, Ellen, Today, The View and even Stewart leading up to the LP's release. Bawse.2 to 10: DMB, last week's leader, has been cut down to size with Away From the World scoring No. 4 (62K). Someone called Little Big Town slipped down to No. 5 for something called Tornado (50K). That made room for a No. 2 and No. 3 we can get behind: Kanye West and Co.

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    Insane Clown Posse Have Officially Sued the FBI

    They are thoroughly baffled by magnets, but the face-painted, Faygo-spraying gentlemen of Insane Clown Posse have a firm enough grip on the legal system that they are, in fact, going through with their proposed lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation for classifying their fans as a "loosely organized hybrid gang."SPIN was at the 13th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in August when ICP formally declared war on the FBI, and on Tuesday, the Detroit horrorcore duo and their lawyers filed suit against the government organization "for its failure to produce any documentary evidence in support of the FBI's classification of the groups' fan base."See our incredible gallery of fans from this year's Gathering of the Juggalos (NSFW).On August 24, two weeks after the fest announcement, ICP submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for whatever FBI intel led to their labeling as "a c

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    '30 Rock' Cast, Matt and Kim, Anthony Bourdain Guest in Joey Ramone's 'New York City' Video

    The mad stop-motion genius behind 2011's incredible Kina Grannis jelly bean video, has made another skull-imploder of a clip, this time for the late Joey Ramone. The video for the punk rock legend's posthumous single, "New York City," takes viewers on a careening ride through the titular metropolis with cameos from Tommy Ramone, Anthony Bourdain, Matt & Kim, Andrew W.K., Reggie Watts, members of the Drums and Flatbush Zombies, and a handful of 30 Rock folks (Lutz!) to name a few.Director Greg Jardin used more than 1,600 photos to create the thing, and the cameos last only a frame or two as one subject morphs into the next, sometimes mid-air. The Big Apple big-upping song is an easy-to-love punky grinder well met by this rapid-fire visual tour of the people and places that inspired its creation. "New York City" hails from Ramone's final album released earlier this year, ...Ya Know?

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    Neil Young Makes Homage to Giants, Follows Judd Apatow on Twitter

    Neil Young has always been a straight-shooter, so when the gnarled Godfather of Grunge names a record Psychedelic Pill, you can be damn sure things are gonna get trippy. The October 30 set will be his first album of original material with Crazy Horse in nearly a decade, and Rolling Stone debuted the inaugural song.Not to disappoint, "Walk Like a Giant" is a fuzzed up bruiser that runs a full 16 minutes on the record. Thankfully, it was edited down for the weird-ass video, which appears to highlight "giants" through the ages from the legendary Sasquatch to Albert Einstein. The rest of the time, the clip is caught up in a kaleidoscopic meltdown.

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    Coldplay Capture 'Mylo Xyloto' Tour in 'Live 2012' Concert Film

    According to Billboard, Coldplay have made more money than any other band on the road this year — to the tune of $99.7 million — so why stop there? Chris Martin's Technicolor dream warriors have been touring behind 2011's Mylo Xyloto since the first single dropped last June. More than 3 million have seen the neon-dipped, laser-laden extravaganza since it lifted off, and now even more will thanks to Live 2012, a concert film/album combo due November 20.Directed by Paul Dugdale (Adele's Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the Prodigy's Worlds On Fire), the 90-minute set uses footage culled primarily from three venues: Paris' Stade de France, Montreal's Bell Centre, and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

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    Ben Gibbard, Aimee Mann Duet on Tender 'Bigger Than Love'

    As Consequence of Sound points out, NPR is streaming a new song from Ben Gibbard's upcoming solo album, Former Lives. The Death Cab for Cutie singer teams up with rockin' folky Aimee Mann for "Bigger Than Love," a tender rambler with a lightly proggy breakdown that deals with co-dependence, fate, and rivers full of champagne, naturally.This is the second song from Gibbard's solo debut, which comes October 16 via Barsuk. Last month, we heard "Teardrop Windows," a loving tribute to Seattle's Smith Tower, the tallest building on the entire West Coast until 1962. Ol' Gibbstack has also delivered a cover of Stars' "Set Yourself on Fire" and the baseball ode, "Icharo's Theme."Listen to "Bigger Than Love" over at NPR.

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