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Morning click: Badu @s her way to clearance, boomers hit the road

BaduErykah Badu used Twitter and Lenny Kravitz to get a Paul McCartney sample cleared. What an era we live in.

- Erykah Badu had 24 hours to clear a Paul McCartney sample or else the song it was used on couldn't be included on her new album. So she did the only logical thing - she asked Lenny Kravitz. But she did it on Twitter, and after a flurry of @s and DMs, she got in touch with who she needed to get in touch with and, voila, sample cleared.

- Well that was a waste of everyone's time now, wasn't it? Forget the squabbles between Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and the rest of Aerosmith. No breakup, no replacement singer - just another tour announcement. The band will play a handful of European dates in June and July; no U.S. dates are on the schedule yet.

- And rounding out the boomer news of the day, a couple more tour updates. Tom Petty announced a massive summer outing that will begin in May and find him visiting Jiffy Lube Live on Aug. 15. Opening acts include My Morning Jacket and Drive-By Truckers, but Crosby, Stills and Nash will be the support at the Lube. The Carole King/James Taylor tour is doing big business and 16 more dates have been added, including a second Verizon Center show. The new show is on June 23, a couple of weeks after the initial June 8 date.

By David Malitz  |  February 26, 2010; 6:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Aerosmith, Carole King, Erykah Badu, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty  
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