Duane Peters Gets Released, Lost and Found

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Pleas for information on the whereabouts of Duane Peters circulated around social media on Valentine's Day after the punk and skateboarding icon was released on $50,000 bail early Thursday morning.

Peters was incarcerated at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles after being arrested on felony domestic violence charges at the home he and his girlfriend reportedly shared in Long Beach around midnight Feb. 8.

His ex, Corey Parks, took to social media Friday night imploring the public for information on her former lover and father of her son's location. A screenshot of her Instagram post follows:

See also: Duane Peters Could Face Up To Four Years In Prison For Assault Charges [Update]

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Rumors About Mike Love Firing Original Beach Boys Are Bullshit

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Wouldn't it be nice...if people didn't start bullshit rumors


Fat, sick and overwhelmed by the voices in his head, Brian Wilson was fired from the Beach Boys on November 25,, 1982 with a formal note from Brother Records, Inc. stating, "...Your services as an employee...are hereby terminated effective immediately," as outlined in Wilson's 1992 autobiography, Wouldn't It Be Nice. The original Beach Boys held a vote on the future of the band, in fear of Wilson's overall health, and Mike Love delivered the letter at a band meeting by saying, "You're fired."

Fast forward to 2012.

Amid the band's biggest tour in years featuring on-again-off-again touring member, Brian Wilson, U.K.'s Telegraph has set the catalyst to a massive media frenzy with the headline "Beach Boys founders sacked in middle of reunion tour." Following the initial article, various media outlets picked up the story with headlines like, "Brian Wilson fired from the Beach Boys" and "The Mike Love master class in how to sack the Beach Boys."

Years of lawsuits over money and credits between cousins Mike Love and Wilson are supposedly in the past. Yet, multiple media outlets are claiming that Love has fired all the original members.  It's simply not true.

See Also:

*The Beach Boys Remember The Good Times and Forget Some of Their Music at the Grammy Museum

* The Beach Boys - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater -6/3/12
*[Slide Show]: The Beach Boys at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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The Abigails' Singer Warren Thomas: "I'm Not Dead"

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See Also:
*FYF Fest 2012 Review: Day One
*The Growlers Announce New Album Release
* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced

Imagine our surprise after seeing the Growlers' Saturday night performance at FYF, when singer Brooks Nielsen announced that the Abigails' singer Warren Thomas had died, and yesterday we get a call from a guy claiming to be Warren Thomas. Holy shit! Was this a g-g-g-g-g-host in our midst?!

Ok, we weren't surprised. After deputies at the Orange County Coroner's office checked their fridge Sunday morning and said Thomas wasn't in there, and activity on Thomas's Facebook page Saturday night suggested otherwise, I doubted the troubadour was riding the midnight train to Magottsville. 

Indeed, Thomas is very much alive.

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Coachella: Sahara Tent Sets Moved Up 20 Minutes; Nero Complains

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There were a couple of interesting changes to Coachella's set times for Weekend 2. (Compare Weekend 1's schedule here.) First, set times for outdoor stage headliners Miike Snow (Saturday) and Florence and the Machine (Sunday) had no end point marked. More noticeably, however, was the change in the Sahara tent's set times on Sunday. All the sets were squished together and started 15 minutes earlier than Weekend 1's lineup. Avicii starts his set 20 minutes earlier than his original 10:10 p.m. start time. Thus, Porter Robinson, Dada Life, Nero and Calvin Harris' set times moved up 20 minutes earlier as well. 

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Porn Star Jenna Haze Dating Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato (!)

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It's not often we here at the Heard Mentality blog write about iconic porn stars, but occasionally the worlds of the flesh merchant, and rock star collide in the land of citrus. Put simply, we spied with our little eye an Instagram photo of porn icon Jenna Haze canoodling with rumored beau and Dillinger Escape Plan front man Greg Puciato

For those of you not familiar with DEP, they play a hyper-aggressive style of metal, or mathcore if you prefer, which sees Puciato risking life and limb to take the live performance to new heights. If you get a chance, check out the 2002 EP Irony is a Dead Scene, a delightfully screechy collection of tunes featuring  former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton on vocals. Definitely check out this clip of Puciato hanging from the rafters at a gig in Tennessee after the jump.



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Miley Cyrus NOT Going to Chapman U, Despite the Internet Rumors Flying Around

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UPDATE, Feb. 9, 2012, 1:30 p.m.:  Mary Platt, Director of Communications and Media Relations at Chapman University, says the rumor that Miley Cyrus is going to be studying at Chapman is just a rumor--and it's not true. 

"Miley Cyrus is not coming here, she's never applied and it's an Internet hoax. It happened last year and the year before that--and it was the same lovely day for our staff trying to deny it all day," Platt said.​


Original Post,  Feb. 9, 2012, 12:59 p.m.: Is Miley Cyrus going to Chapman University this year? The Dirty Army gossip blog is saying so, going by the anonymous letter from someone who works at Chapman's admission office. 

hat person said, "So the one and only Miley Cyrus will be attending our great school, I checked the birthdays and they matched. So unless there is another Miley Cyrus running around SoCal with the exact same name and birthday I'm positive I will be seeing her on campus."

As expected, there was all kinds of conjecture in the comments section, from snarky to Chapman loyalists fiercely defending the liberal arts school of choice.  

Kim: I'm surprised her money and fame can't buy her into a better school

Heather808: A better school? The average freshman GPA at Chapman is 3.8 with SAT scores of 1850. Stephen Spielberg's son was attending here while I was an undergrad. Pretty sure Stephen could send his kid anywhere. It also ranked number 6 last year for hottest women across the country. Just sayin.


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At the Drive-In Reunion At Coachella?

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We're expecting the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to announce its 2012 lineup this week; on Friday, organizers tweeted a pic that says "Next Week," so we're checking the feeds more compulsively than usual.




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Azealia Banks to Perform at Coachella?

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The official Facebook account for the much anticipated fest doesn't update too often, but when it does, one should pay attention.

A little over a half-hour ago, a YouTube video for Azealia Banks' oral sex anthem "212" was posted--along with zero comments, sure, but still an ominous clue indeed.

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Frances Bean Cobain: Is She Engaged to the Rambles' Isaiah Silva? (And He Kinda Looks Like Kurt Cobain)

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Is Frances Bean Cobain engaged to local band The Rambles' Isaiah Silva? According to various sources around town--and Facebook--yes. Sources say that the two, who have been dating for more than a year, changed their relationship status on the social networking site to engaged a few weeks ago. Although they just as quickly changed it back, the couple, who use fake names on Facebook (Frances Rachel Leigh Cook for her, Isaiah David Berkowitz-Cusack for him), allude to the engagement in various posts, such as the screenshot above, which shows Cobain saying, "Getting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world."

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John Singleton Discusses NWA Bio Pic

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It's been two years since rapper/actor Ice Cube first announced plans to produce a film recounting his days as a member of gangsta rap group NWA. There's finally some news about the oft-delayed film. Director John Singleton (of Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious and the upcoming Taylor Lautner-starring Abduction) may be the man to helm the project, according to The Playlist.

The bio pic would be the first time Singleton and Cube will be working together since 1995's Higher Learning. Cube also starred in Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, which was nominated for two Oscars in 1991. So far, there have only been early talks, but a script is reportedly finished and there's already a working title, "Straight Outta Compton."

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