Odds & Ends – Soulja Boy, Electric Zoo, Joe Bonamassa, Hole & Pukkelpop

Soulja Boy is busted for possession, Electric Zoo sets early bird ticket sales, Joe Bonamassa reschedules a couple of U.K. dates, Hole has a Limp Bizkit problem, and Pukkelpop says it will return.

Soulja Boy Arrested In Georgia

When police in Temple, Ga., pulled over Soulja Boy’s rented Cadillac Escalade early this morning they reportedly found marijuana and guns inside the vehicle.

Evidently Soulja Boy, whose real name is De Andre Cortez Way, was one of five people in the vehicle. According to Associated Press, Temple Police Chief Tim Shaw said all of the car’s occupants acted cordial and that the arrest went smoothly.

Soulja Boy was held without bond and his first court appearance was set for this afternoon.

Photo: Adam Bielawski
107.5FM WGCI Big Jam 2010, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.

Electric Zoo Eyes 2012

While it’s way too early to announce anything even resembling a lineup, the electronic music festival will launch an early bird ticket sale Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

The three-day general admission passes are limited in supply and are non-transferable.

Electric Zoo 2012 will take place Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at New York City’s Randall’s Island Park. For more info, click here for the festival’s website.

Flu Reschedules Bonamassa Gigs

A bout with the flu resulted in Joe Bonamassa missing a couple of his U.K. engagements. However, the Black Country Communion guitarist/vocalist was quick to reschedule the shows for 2012.

Bonamassa was scheduled to play the Blackpool Opera House Oct. 15 and The Capital FM Arena Nottingham Oct. 16. The new plan is for him to rock Nottingham April 2 and Blackpool April 5.

Meanwhile, the rest of Bonamassa’s U.K. tour is expected to continue as planned with him playing the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff tonight, Plymouth Pavilions Wednesday, and London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo Oct. 21-22.

Photo: Rich Singer
Durham Performing Arts, Durham, N.C.

Pukkelpop Will Be Back

, the annual music festival in Belgium that was canceled this year due to bad weather, says it will be back in 2012.

An extreme storm that blew through the area on Pukkelpop’s first day left at least five people dead and damaged equipment and stages. The multi-day festival was canceled shortly thereafter.

Organizers are promising the festival will return in 2012. What’s more, they announced how they’re going to make it up to 2011 ticket holders, saying they will give ticket holders free food and drink coupons good for the next three Pukkelpops.

Needless to say, Pukkelpop really took it in the shorts this year. Although a government report called the incident a “natural disaster” and absolved organizers of any responsibility for the storm, it also said insurance companies could not be expected to cover damages.

Hole Nixes Soundwave Festival

You can forget about Hole playing Australia’s in March 2012. Hole pulled out of the festival scheduled for various Aussie cities Feb. 25 through March 5 after the band discovered it was billed below Limp Bizkit.

Seems Hole leader Courtney Love has had a long-running tiff with Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, according to The West Australian. The newspaper says the feud goes back to when Durst blamed Hole for “the worst years in rock history.”

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Sluzewiec Racing Track, Warsaw, Poland

Soundwave 2012’s lineup includes System Of A Down, Slipknot and Marilyn Manson among its top names. Visit SoundWaveFestival.com for more information.