Buzz Bites (3/9/11): Former Alice In Chains Bassist Mike Starr Found Dead

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+ Former Alice In Chains bassist Mike Starr was found dead Tuesday, March 8, in Salt Lake City. The cause of death has not yet been determined. He was 44. (MTV News)

+ Brace yourselves, “music” fans. Gwyneth Paltrow signed a deal with Atlantic Records and will be releasing a country pop album. (New York Post)

+ Wanna sit courtside at a Knicks game with Jay-Z? For the right price you can. (Charitybuzz)

+ You won’t find a special edition of Born This Way at Target. Lady Gaga didn’t agree with political donations Target made that don’t support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals. (MTV News)

+ Lil’ Kim covered Rihanna‘s “Man Down.” It sounds… well… listen. (Idolator)

+ Looks like Garbage is finishing up its first album in six years! Hurry up, guys!! (Undercoverfm.com)

+ Wait. You can sync your music collection with Google’s cloud-based music service on to your Android? Really? (Rolling Stone)