The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. In the future, if all goes according to Goldenvoice’s plan, there could be as many as four Coachellas each year — which we suppose is better than four Bonnaroos. [via Vulture]

2. Amanda Palmer has invited her fans who play the strings, saxophone, and brass to join her on stage at gigs on her current tour, but aside from some free beer, she’s not paying them for their work, inciting the anger of at least one musicians union. “If you could see the enthusiasm of these people, the argument would be become invalid,” she told ArtsBeat in response. “They’re all incredibly happy to be here.”

3. We’re sorry to be the ones to tell you this, but according to reps for Christopher Nolan there is no Director’s Cut of The Dark Knight Rises on the way. That rumored extra 30 minutes of footage exists only in his heart. [via The Playlist]

4. Are you surprised that the company behind the Tupac hologram (not to mention hologram Ronald Reagan) has filed for bankruptcy? Honestly, we kind of are. [via Pitchfork]

5. Last night Lady Gaga posted this photo of her partially-shaved head on Twitter; the haircut is apparently a tribute to Terry Richardson’s mother, who died earlier this week. [via NME]

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