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Live Nation/Ticketmaster Merger Approved in U.K

The proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster took one giant step toward becoming a reality yesterday as the U.K. Competition Commission approved of the union, which would join the biggest ticketing and artist management company with the largest concert promotions company. The last obstacle to the proposed merger is approval from Canada and the United States, where the Department of Justice is reportedly in the final round of review before finally deciding whether to allow the massive venture.

More on Weezer’s Bus accident

Weezer webmaster/documentarian Karl Koch has posted an extensive blog detailing the events of yesterday’s bus accident that left frontman Rivers Cuomo hospitalized with three cracked ribs, internal damage and an injured lower leg. An excerpt is posted below; you can read the whole thing here: “The bus contained Rivers, his wife and daughter, their nanny, and Rivers’ assistant Sarah. Both Sarah and Rivers’ wife were pitched out of their upper level bunks onto the floor 5 feet below. Somehow Rivers’ wife was uninjured, but Sarah sustained 2 fractured ribs and a fractured lower vertebrae. The baby daughter was in her […]

Weezer’s frontman was in a bus accident

Weezer singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo has been hospitalized for minor injuries after his tour bus skidded off the road in upstate New York at approximately 7:30 a.m. According to CNN, the bus was on the New York State Thruway around 40 miles west of Albany en route from Toronto, Ontario, to Boston after a light snowstorm when the rear of the vehicle slipped on ice, ran into several reflective road posts and jumped a guardrail, landing in a ditch. Cuomo was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, New York, via ambulance complaining of rib pain, along with his assistant, Sarah […]