OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 09:  Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day performs during the 2011 No So Silent Night at ORACLE Arena on
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Green Day's Mike Dirnt: "It's hard to sing when you're puking." The Green Day bassist told MTV that Green Day canceled a tour date in Bologna, Italy because singer Billie Joe Armstrong had the flu and was extremely dehydrated. [MTV]

Billy Corgan Is Writing a Memoir The Smashing Pumpkins mastermind says it will have "plenty of sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll'" [NME]

DOOM Says the New Madvillain Album Is Almost Finished Then again, DOOM isn't always the most reliable source for news. [Pitchfork]

Diddy, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Lauryn Hill and Others Attend Chris Lighty's Funeral LL Cool J, Missy Elliot and Mary J. Blige also also paid their respect to the legendary hip-hip manager. [HipHopDX]