Minor Chords: 10-12-07

The Beyonce Phone, Hagar's Empire and David Bowie Dress-Up at Target

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  • Sammy Hagar, on the eve ("All Sammy Eve!") of his 60th birthday, is unloading his own internet radio station today featuring the tagline: "All UP, All Rock. All Party, All the Time." Cabo Wabo Radio is the latest extension of his Cabo Wabo Enterprises, which produces tequila, owns a nightclub and made about $60 million in sales in 2007. Meanwhile, his old band Van Halen is (mostly) back together and touring. [PR Newswire]

  • On October 14, fashion designer Keanan Duffty's David Bowie-inspired collection will go on sale at Target. The androgynous duds will include tuxedo jackets and pants, dress shirts, "rocker tees" and a pair of skinny black jeans, all of which will range from $14.99-$59.99. A new compilation of unreleased tracks and old hits titled Strangers When We Meet will be sold alongside the line for $4.99. [Pitchfork]

  • Beyonce's custom Samsung UpStage phone (the "B'Phone") was unveiled yesterday and will be available from Sprint for the holiday season. The headset features a gold-and-burgundy exterior chosen by the pop star and exclusive downloadable videos, wallpapers and a song called '632-5792' that she recorded when she was 10. [Billboard]
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