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Eminem turned down 6 million dollars to play Big Day Out in Australia.

Eminem turned down a $6 million offer to headline Australia’s Big Day Out festival in 2012, according to organizer Ken West. Six million dollars! That’s about 5x more than I’ll make in my entire lifetime at this rate.

If you’re still recovering from your double take, wondering why on Earth Slim Shady would turn down such a sweet pile of money, then get this: 6 mil wasn’t even the most attractive offer the Land Down Under offered the Detroit rapper in that time frame. Australia’s Dainty Group reportedly lured him away with a $15 million contract for 3 Sydney and Melbourne shows, which reportedly prevented him from playing Big Day Out. This isn’t the first time this year that Big Day Out has dropped headliners.

Says West: “For Eminem walking out with $15million off three shows, means that it was la la land to ever think he could do the…

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Noise Pop 2012

We just posted the initial lineup for Noise Pop 2012; it had barely rolled off our fingertips before round two landed in our inbox. We’ll keep this quick: The Dodos, Wye Oak and Talkdemonic are among the highlights of the second lineup announcement. Latest additions are below:

20 Minute Loop
Bare Wires
Big Freedia
Brilliant Colors
Carlos Forster
Chapter 24
Dirty Ghosts
The Dodos
The Soft Pack
Tyler Lyle
Wye Oak

And if you missed it, here’s the initial lineup (a.k.a. the rest of what we know so far), with some notable old-school appearances from Archers of Loaf and Built to Spill:

Archers of Loaf
Born Gold
Budos Band
Built to Spill
Christie Front Drive
Craig Finn
Die Antwoord
Imperial Teen
Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames
Laura Veirs & the Tumble Bees
Mount Moriah
Porter Robinson
Surfer Blood

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