Jason Kottke, the blogger who quit his job to blog full-time has announced that he is no longer seeking donations to support his endeavor. His plan had been to fund his blog by requesting “Micropayments” from readers who enjoyed his site. As part of his announcement he stated he hadn’t attracted a large enough readership to support a subscription model.
The event is titled “Bring ‘Em Home Now”. It is set to coincide with the three year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It will be held at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Others who are set to perform include Bright Eyes, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle and Rufus Wainwright.
Alice in Chains will be reforming to play the Austrian Nova Rock Festival. The festival is set to be held on June 15th in Nickelsdorf, Austria. Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley overdosed in 2002 and there is no word as to who will be taking up singing duties at the show.