· OutKast’s road manager – and former WCW pro wrestler – Chase Tatum, was found dead in his Atlanta home on Sunday, apparently from a drug overdose. Tatum’s father told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his son was dependent on painkillers. Our condolences go out to his family and the OutKast crew.
· More artists have been added to the Beale Street Music Festival, happening May 2-4 in one of our favorite cities in the country, Memphis. Lou Reed, My Chemical Romance, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, the Black Crowes, Aretha Franklin and hometown hottie, Cat Power, will join previously announced artists, The Roots, Santana, Matisyahu, Michael McDonald, Ben Folds, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Tegan and Sara, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
· Um, since we’re all Fall Out Boy, all the time these days…the group’s Pete Wentz will reportedly be releasing a CD/DVD entitled Making Mischief on April 9. It’ll feature interviews and photos of Wentz and his clothing line, Clandestine Industries (and ostensibly no photos of his private parts). The companion CD will have music from groups like Four Year Strong, the Hush Sound, and unreleased tracks from the Cab and Tyga.