Roundup: Carney Calls Out Nickelback, Lana Del Rey to Model

In the cover story of the new Rolling Stone, the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney lashes out at bands like Nickelback for killing rock and roll: “Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit.”

50 Cent says via Twitter: “I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer.” Well.

Patti Smith revealed that she penned a tribute to Amy Winehouse while in the studio for her forthcoming album.

Lana Del Rey (with whom we are becoming quite obsessed, thank you) has signed a modelling deal.

Not to be outdone by Billy Corgan’s upcoming tea house in Chicago, Ludacris is set to open a place called Chicken-N-Beer in the Atlanta airport. Meanwhile, Dr. Dre teamed with Oscar de La Renta to come up with a $700 pair of furry headphones.

Ringo Starr and Dave Stewart are working on a musical together that they hope to stage on Broadway.

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