Phil Spector appeal rejected; Lyle Lovett coming to Library of Congress; My Chemical Romance beefs with Glenn Beck


In a 2009 photo, Spector sits in court with his attorney during his sentencing for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson. (REUTERS/Al Seib)

- A California court has rejected an appeal from legendary pop producer Phil Spector, who was hoping to overturn his murder conviction.  

 - The Library of Congress and ASCAP will stage their third annual event at the Library on May 10 with performances from a slew of popular songwriters — and country singer Lyle Lovett. Click Track will have more details, soon.

- Post-emo band My Chemical Romance is beefing with Glenn Beck. The Fox News personality recently called the band’s lyrics “propaganda” – an accusation MCR frontman Gerard Way took issue with on the band’s site. Maybe he’ll speak on it some more when the band performs at the 9:30 Club on May 10?

 Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Tuesday morning.

 - Tune-Yards, “Bizness”

Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about the bliss of summer songs, the woe of festival fatigue and a guide on how to KonMari your record collection.

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