–Steven Tyler broke his shoulder and received some stitches in his head after falling off the stage during Aerosmith’s show Wednesday in Sturgis, South Dakota (he’s not dead, as some sites were reporting). Billie Perry, wife of guitarist Joe Perry, wrote on her Twitter: “[Tyler] hit his head and back. No concussion, stitches in head and back near shoulder. Broken shoulder.” The band has unsurprisingly postponed their gig tonight in Winnipeg, Canada. Watch the press conference about the postponement here, where a nice promoter with a mullet is interrogated by reporters like he’s defending the Patriot Act.
—The musical guests for the September 14th debut of NBC’s The Jay Leno show have been announced. Rolling Stone reports that Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye will perform “Run This Town,” off Jay’s upcoming Blueprint 3. The Leno show’s format will reportedly regularly feature these Grammy-style artist collaborations, though it’s hard to imagine one like this every night.
–Them Crooked Vultures, the Dave Grohl/Josh Homme/John Paul Jones supergroup, have revealed details on their debut LP. It hits stores October 23rd, and is rumored to be titled Never Deserved the Future.
–Tenacious D will replace the Beastie Boys in the headlining slot August 30th at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. As previously reported, the Beastie Boys were forced to cancel summer dates due to Adam Yauch’s cancer. It’s a random selection, considering the D haven’t put anything out since 2006’s disappointing The Pick of Destiny. In a conference call, Jack Black told reporters his band is working on new material, saying “Our next album is entirely rap and hip-hop with a sprinkle of maraca.”
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