Foo Fighters are blasting the John McCain campaign for using the band's song "My Hero" at rallies without its permission. "It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property," the band said Wednesday. "The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it … used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric tarnishes the song."


My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has been released from the hospital after hitting his head in a fall during a concert Tuesday at the University of Iowa. … Linkin Park canceled its China tour because lead singer Chester Bennington injured his back.

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Friends of DJ AM are throwing a party to welcome him home after he and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker survived a plane crash last month in South Carolina. Mark Ronson, Cut Chemist and other AM pals will perform at the event Tuesday at the Avalon in Hollywood. Organizers say all proceeds will go to memorial funds for the crash victims.