Billboard Bits: Courtney Love, Dio, R. Kelly, Lindsay Lohan and more

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Courtney Love of Hole live at SXSW, March 19-20, 2010.

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Courtney Love continues to make headlines with sordid tales from her past, this time in an interview with the Irish magazine Hot Press. Love told the magazine that she and supermodel Kate Moss had a lesbian love affair in Milan, Italy in the 1990s. "It happened and it was fun and whatever, "Love said. "And she talks about it and so I hope she doesn't get mad that I outed her about it... I feel like such a kiss and tell."


The Arcade Fire inched closer to releasing new music by revealing the details of its next single in a virtual postcard posted on the band's website. "The Suburbs" is the name of the first single which the band "just finished up pressing " as a 12" and which the band said "should in in store in the next couple of weeks."


R. Kelly's new song "Sign of a Victory" has been selected as one of the three official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthems, Sony Music Entertainment has announced. The R&B singer and his collaborators on the song, South African group the Soweto Spiritual Singers, will perform "Victory" at the June 11 opening ceremony in Johannesburg.

There will be a public memorial service for Ronnie James Dio on Sunday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. at The Hall Of Liberty located at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. The service promises to be be a celebration of Dio's life and music and is open to all of his friends and fans from around the world.

A California judge has issued a warrant for singer and actress Lindsay Lohan, after the troubled starlet missed a court appearance while attending the Cannes Film Festival in France. Lohan claimed to have lost her passport, but the judge refused to accept the excuse and authorized her arrest, setting bail at $100,000. "There is no valid excuse [for Lohan not being here]," Judge Marsha Revel said. "If she wanted to be here, she could've been here.

Peter Gabriel has spoken out against a development project on a piece of real estate that figured prominently in his early work. Gabriel flew in from Los Angeles to speak out against a farming company that has "completely ruined" Woolley Valley, the stretch of land that lies below Solsbury Hill, which provided the title for his first single as a solo artist after leaving Genesis in 1977.


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