Sweaty dance parties: Girl Talk and Nickelback

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Girl Talk liveYou may recall the Village Voice referring to the Dirty Faces as a Philly band.

So now Cleveland is grabbing the credit for Girl Talk?

In a feature about his sweaty dance parties in Rolling Stone, there's no mention of Gregg Gillis being from Pittsburgh or living here, but the magazine writes, "Gillis began performing as a college student in Cleveland in 2000."

Whoa, that's not right.

Music presenter Manny Theiner recalls having Gillis play his Millvale Industrial Theater in 1998. He furthered developed the Girl Talk concept as a student at Case Western in 2000.


-- Awww. The tour schedule is out and Nickelback is not coming here. Curse you, Live Nation. And it seemed like such a contender for Concert of the Year.

The North American tour begins Feb. 25 in Nashville and comes as close as Columbus (March 11). The Canadian band's latest album, "Dark Horse," debuted at No. 2 this week, just behind Beyonce, with sales of 326,000.

Frontman Chad Kroeger told Billboard, "I think we're gonna try some stuff that, believe it or not, no one has ever done live before."

Now we're not even going to know what that is!


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