Rob Thomas Is Somehow Supposed To Make The NBA Playoffs More Exciting Than Last Night’s Celtics-Bulls Game

noah | May 1, 2009 12:00 pm

• A new Rob Thomas track will be played ad infinitum during the NBA playoffs, so consider yourselves warned, sports fans (In related news, every single time I go to my local supermarket, Lite-FM is piping in a Rob Thomas song. And more often than not, it’s “Lonely No More,” which I thought was kind of a dud at least chart-wise! Adult contemporary: Where songs never die.) [AP] • Serial package-tour launcher Kevin Lyman–who counts among his charges the Vans Warped Tour, the Rockstar Mayhem Tour, and the Taste Of Chaos Tour–is launching a country package tour next year [Billboard] • 50 Cent said something sorta-nice about Rick Ross, but couched it in allegations of Def Jam chart shenanigans [MTV] • Kelis and Nas are splitting up [NYDN] • Coldplay giving away live album [Billboard]