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Morning click: Hope for Haiti shatters records; Scorpions stick a fork in it

Hope for Haiti telethonSingers Bono of U2, Jay-Z and Rihanna perform in London for the "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon on Friday. (Photo: Dave M. Benett/Reuters)

- Friday night's "Hope for Haiti" telethon has raised $58 million and counting, more than any telethon in history, organizers announced Saturday. The "Hope for Haiti" album, a compilation of songs performed during the broadcast, was also the #1 pre-order on iTunes this weekend, the biggest pre-order to date for the music distributor.

- German heavy metal band Scorpions announced on Sunday they are calling it quits after more than 40 years. The band is best known for their mid-1980s hits including "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their affinity for controversial (pervy) album covers.

- The hip hop world mourns the death of rapper Apache, who was found deceased in his home on Friday. Apache is credited for his early recordings with Naughty By Nature and 2pac and for co-founding influential 90s hip hop crew Flavor Unit, of which Queen Latifah was a member. Though never a chart-topper, his 1993 track "Gangsta [expletive]" was an underground hit, and he remained behind the scenes as a songwriter for much of his music career.

By Ally Schweitzer  |  January 25, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
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Don't forget, Scorpions will be here June 19th: http://m3rock.webs.com/

Posted by: Hemisphire | January 25, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

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