The Dish - 1/15/14
Posted 1/15/2014 3:00:00 PM

For: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

--Courtney Love First To Defend Tweet At Trial

In a case that could have far-reaching effects for users in the Twitterverse, Courtney Love has become the first person to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet in a U.S. courtroom.  Jury selection in Love's so-called "Twibel" trial is under way in Los Angeles.  The rocker is accused of libel linked to a 2010 tweet, that's since been deleted, about her former attorney.  In the message, Love suggested Rhonda Holmes took a bribe to get out of helping her bring a fraud case against the executors of the estate of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Love argued last month that her tweet should be considered an opinion due rampant content exaggeration on the Internet and that she accidentally made it public instead of sending it as a private direct message.  A Los Angeles Superior Court judge rejected the argument and set the case for trial.  A jury will now determine how defamation should be applied to social media messages.

--Foo Fighters Among Firefly Fest Headliners

Foo Fighters will be lighting up the stage at this year's Firefly Music Festival.  Dave Grohl and the guys are set to headline the Delaware concert event along with Jack Johnson and a reunited Outkast.  Other acts joining them on the bill include Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, the Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Band of Horses, and many more.  The action is scheduled to take place from June 19th to the 20th at the Woodlands in Dover.  Ticket information and other festival details are available at

--Jared Leto Linked To Taylor Swift Post-Golden Globes

Some photos filtering in from the Golden Globes after parties are linking Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman and Globe-winning actor Jared Leto to country superstar Taylor Swift.  Following Sunday's awards, the two were reportedly spotted together getting cozy at the star-studded Instyle-Warner Brothers after party.  The rumors are being spurred along by Leto himself, who posted a photo with the 24-year-old blonde beauty on his Twitter page that night.  The rocker is 18 years Taylor's senior. Leto won a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe on Sunday night for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club."

--Pixies Kick Off North American Tour

The Pixies are ready to hit the road.  The band kicks off a North American tour tonight in Toronto, and "Rolling Stone" says they fine-tuned their show on Monday with a warm-up gig in Northampton, Massachusetts.  It was their first public performance with new touring bassist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the group at the end of last year.  She replaced Kim Shattuck, who herself had replaced founding bassist Kim Deal a few months earlier.  Now, the Pixies are heading out in support of their first new music in two decades, a pair of EPs titled "EP 1" and "EP 2" that they put out this past summer.  They're scheduled to travel around the U.S. and Canada through early March before making their way to South America and Europe later this year.

Pixies' North American tour dates:

Jan. 15 -- Massey Hall, Toronto, ON  (Fidlar)
Jan. 16 -- Metropolis, Montreal, QC  (Fidlar)
Jan. 18 -- Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA  (Fidlar)
Jan. 19 -- Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY  (Fidlar)
Jan. 21 -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ  (Fidlar)
Jan. 22 -- Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT  (Fidlar)
Jan. 24 -- Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA  (Fidlar)
Jan. 25 -- Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA  (Fidlar)
Jan. 26 -- Strathmore, Washington, DC  (Fidlar)
Jan. 29 -- National Theatre, Richmond, VA  (Fidlar)
Jan. 31 -- Durham PAC, Durham, NC  (Cults)
Feb. 1 -- Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC  (Cults)
Feb. 2 -- Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN  (Cults)
Feb. 4 -- Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA  (Cults)
Feb. 6 -- Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO  (Cults)
Feb. 7 -- LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH  (Cults)
Feb. 8 -- The Fillmore, Detroit, MI  (Cults)
Feb. 9 -- Rivera Theatre, Chicago, IL  (Cults)
Feb. 11 -- Midland Theatre, Kansas City, MO  (Cults)
Feb. 13 -- Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO  (Best Coast)
Feb. 14 -- Belly Up, Aspen, CO  (Best Coast)
Feb. 15 -- The Great Salt Air, Salt Lake City, UT  (Best Coast)
Feb. 17 -- Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC  (Best Coast)
Feb. 18 -- Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA  (Best Coast)
Feb. 19 -- Schnitzer Auditorium, Portland, OR  (Best Coast)
Feb. 21 -- Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA  (Best Coast)
Feb. 22 -- San Jose Civic, San Jose, CA  (Best Coast)
Feb. 23 -- The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV  (Best Coast)
Feb. 24 -- Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ  (Best Coast)
Feb. 25 -- Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM  (Best Coast)
Feb. 27 -- Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX  (Best Coast)
Feb. 28 -- South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX  (Best Coast)
Mar. 1 -- Music Hall -- Austin, TX

--Today's Birthdays

Yello's Boris Blank is 62.
The Undertones guitarist Damian O'Neill is 53.
Tool guitarist Adam Jones is 49.
Skrillex is 26.

--Today In Rock History

In 1967
The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," performing the song "Let's Spend The Night Together."  Censors wanted Mick Jagger to change the controversial lyrics to, quote, "Let's Spend Some Time Together," but Jagger instead mumbled the real words to the song.  The band also performed the hit "Ruby Tuesday.

In 1990
Slaughter released the album "Stick It To Ya."

In 1991
David Lee Roth released the album "A Little Ain't Enough."

In 1992
Jimi Hendrix and the Yardbirds were among the artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2005
Lenny Kravitz was among those who participated in the NBC telethon "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope."

Posted By: Cooper  

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