They giveth, they taketh away
"Don’t say we don’t ever do anything for you."
The Guide over at the Los Angeles Times was planning to give away tickets to a private Portishead rehearsal scheduled for Thursday night in an undisclosed L.A. location - a primer to the band's upcoming appearance at Coachella - only to discover the giveaway violated a pesky ethics rule:
UPDATE: Doh! Our ethics guidelines (locked in a chamber and protected by three burly men all named Don) tell us we’re not allowed to give away these Portishead tickets, so we’re calling an end to the ticket giveaway announced earlier.