Dirt - Thursday, Mar 06

A Florida man was arrested for attempting to impersonate Nickelback drummer Daniel Adair while purchasing $25,000 in musical equipment, according to TC Palm. 45-year-old Lee Harvey Koenig, who according to his Facebook page performs under the comical name Mr. Wooky, apparently realized that he had a similar drum setup as Adair, and used that information to impersonate the drummer. He ordered $25,000 in microphones and drum parts from a manufacturer in Vienna, Austria, and had them delivered to a Florida address.

Police were notified on January 19th that something was amiss.The company then contacted a representative for Adair, who confirmed that he had not ordered the gear. Koenig, whose Facebook profile claims he is a studio and touring musician who works for Sony Music, was arrested on Tuesday (February 28th) in Port St. Lucie, Florida and released on $18,750 bond. This is also not the first time he has been arrested for fraud. In addition to the latest allegations, Koenig was sentenced to three years in prison in 2009 for fraudulently collecting $78,000 in 2007.

The Pretty Reckless performed the song “Take Me Down” on Tuesday night’s edition of Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show Conan. The band was accompanied by a trio of backing singers on the song, which was the first single released from their third and latest album, Who You Selling For.

The latest single from the disc, “Oh My God,” is currently Number Four on rock radio. Although some have interpreted the song as being about the “burden” of fame, singer Taylor Momsen disagrees: “I can see how someone would take it that way, and it’s not that to me, but I can see how if you related this record to me being famous then you could take it that way. But really, none of that is the case.”

The Pretty Reckless last year broke a record set by 3 Doors Down when “Take Me Down” became the fourth mainstream single released by the group to hit Number One on Billboard’s rock chart.

Art Of Anarchy, the band featuring Creed singer Scott Stapp alongside Disturbed bassist John Moyer and ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, will embark on its first headlining tour in April. The trek kicks off on April 3rd in Amityville, New York, winding down on April 29th in Henderson, Nevada. The group will be on the road in support of its sophomore album, The Madness, which arrives on March 24th. You can see all those dates on the Road Rage page!

Nine Inch Nails teased a mystery “physical component” to those who ordered physical versions of their latest EP, Not The Actual Events, back in December. If you ordered that version, it has begun arriving to fans and contains a soot-like substance packaged in with the components that leaves the hands of the recipient and the items inside blackened and soiled. NIN thoughtfully applied a disclaimer on the actual package warning of such an outcome. Be sure to put down some plastic sheeting before you open this up!

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