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[Music News] U2, Springsteen, and Coldplay Make Forbes Most Powerful in Entertai

Forbes Releases Most Powerful Celebrity List Forbes Magazine recently released this years annual list of the richest and most powerful celebrities.  The list of the one hundred most powerful celebrities contains many musicians including Triple M noteworthy artists including  Irish rockers U2 at number 7, Bruce Springsteen at number 17, and Coldplay at number 35.  The top five most powerful celebrities this year include Oprah Winfrey at number one, Beyonce Knowles at number 2, James Cameron at number 3, pop newcomer Lady Gaga at number 4, and finally Tiger Woods at number 5.  For the full list of Forbes Most Powerful, check out Forbes. Michael Jackson's Famous Glove Auctioned for $190,000 Michael Jackson items were placed up for auction on the one year anniversary of his death this week in Las Vegas.  The most noteworthy item up for sale was the famous Swarovski-crystal-studded glove from Jackson's 1984 Victory Tour.  The glove was estimated to sell for approximately 20 to 30 thousand dollars, but ended up selling for $190,000.  Total sales topped one million dollars at the auction of Jackson memorabilia.  more info R.E.M. and Snow Patrol Members Form Side Project, Tired Pony R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody have formed a new side-project called Tired Pony.  Details regarding the newly formed project are brief, but known information includes that Tired Pony plan on releasing an album titled The Place We Ran From on September 28.  The album will be on mom+pop records and will include contributions from actress and She & Him singer Zooey Deschanel and Editors frontman Tom Smith.  Tired Pony has set up a website where you can check out a track and preorder the release.  more info Kinks Bassist Pete Quaife Passes Away Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away last week in Denmark.  Quaife was 66 years old and died of kidney failure.  Pete Quaife had known and been playing with both Ray and Dave Davies since their days as high school classmates.  This sad passing calls for the listening of some Kinks classics today.  more info The National's Matt Berninger Causes Airport Evacuation Matt Berninger of Brooklyn based rock band The National caused some travel issues when he attempted to bring a Japanese alarm clock he purchased while on tour in Tokyo.  TSA evacuated the Honolulu airport for 45 minutes while they identified the mysterious item in Berninger's suitcase.  Berninger had to let TSA keep the novelty item but said that TSA was pleasant and professional in their handling of the issue.  Matt Berninger also apologized to anyone who missed a flight because of the incident.  more info The Sound Strike Coalition Adds Members Outspoken Rage Against the Machine frontman Zach de la Rocha has set up a coalition of artists to fight and protest the recently passed Arizona immigration law.  The coalition goes under the name Sound Strike and includes artists such as Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Ben Harper, Maroon 5, Sonic Youth, Rage Against the Machine plus many more.  Within the last couple of days Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, and Gogol Bordello all joined Sound Strike.  Members of Sound Strike will not perform in the state of Arizona until the law is repealed.  more info Here is a video of Zach de la Rocha explaining Sound Strike Zack De La Rocha for The Sound Strike from Producciones Cimarrón on Vimeo. -Sam Ryan

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