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Kanye to perform at VMAs; Gibby Haynes did what?; Arcade Fire boosted by 97k digital sales

kanye taylorAfter last year's antics, expect Kanye West to be all charm as he sticks to his Bret Saberhagen-esque good-year/bad-year VMAs behavior pattern. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

By David Malitz

- In what should bring his "comeback" full circle, Kanye West will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12. Everyone knows what happened last year and has made too many "Imma let you finish jokes" since then. You'll have to let us know how it goes; we'll be in Baltimore at the Panda Bear show that night.

- Not much of the following sentence will make sense: According to Deadspin, Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes made some somewhat-racist remarks during a standup comedy set last month. Just click the link if want to know more.

- How much did's week-long $3.99 promotion help Arcade Fire reach the top of the charts? Of the 156,000 albums sold, 97,000 were digital purchases, with the vast majority of those through the Amazon offer.

By David Malitz  |  August 13, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Arcade Fire, Gibby Haynes, Kanye West  
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