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A Wealth of Unreleased Michael Jackson Recordings Coming / Feds Join Investigation Into Jackson's Death
antiMusic reports: Two actual newsworthy Michael Jackson reports from Billboard today (aside from a story about the Pew Poll results, which found that his death was WAY over covered). First off it looks like the Feds are going to get involved in the investigation into Jackson's death. And secondly, Tupac will finally get some competition for posthumous music releases.

Story 1: Following Jackson's death, allegations emerged that the 50-year-old King of Pop had been consuming painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants. The DEA was asked to help the probe by the Los Angeles Police Department, a law enforcement official in Washington told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.more.

Story 2: Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jackson's best albums, as well as more recently recorded songs made with Senegalese R&B singer and producer Akon and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.
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Abba Deny Reunion Rumors
Ap reports: Forget those reports that Swedish supergroup ABBA will be reuniting to cover Michael Jackson's sold-out concert dates.

"No one has even asked us, and if they asked us they would have 'no' as an answer, because (Jackson's concerts were) going to happen in a week," said Benny Andersson.

"And even if it wasn't happening in a week, no, no we're not on," Andersson said Friday. Andersson co-wrote ABBA hits like "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me" with Bjorn Ulvaeus. - more on this story

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Jonas Brother Getting Married
E! reports: There are only two Jonas Brothers left. For girls to fantasize about marrying one day, that is! Kevin Jonas, 21, has proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Danielle Deleasa, E! News confirmed.

Deleasa, 22, met Kevin—the JoBro who has managed to have a private life—in May 2007 while their families were vacationing in the Bahamas.

"Our hearts are filled with joy today and we are happy to share with you that our son Kevin has asked Danielle for her hand in marriage," parents Denise and Kevin Jonas Sr. said in a statement. "Her answer was yes, and it is such a blessing that she will be joining our family. Kevin and Danielle have not yet set a date."
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Miley Cyrus Is Single- Rye Rye Off Trak- Hilary Duff Gossip Girl- Rihanna Under Investigation and more Poppies
antiMusic reports: Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus took to her Twitter account to contradict recent rumors by declaring that she's unattached on Sunday. Yeah like totally... like big like... news! "I am lovinggg being single :) life is so carefree!!!," Cyrus Tweeted for twits.

Rye Rye regrets to announce she is cancelling her support dates with A-Trak. Rye Rye was to bring her hardcore on the road with his 10,000lb Hamburger Tour July 5 – August 8. After completing her international tour while working on her upcoming debut album, the busy Baltimore rapper just premiered her M.I.A.-directed video "Bang" July 1.

Hilary Duff is set to guest star on Gossip Girl according to EW. They report that she'll "play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience. She ends up rooming with Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) so it's safe to say she'll be majoring in Drama! Duff will debut in this season's fourth episode, slated to air Oct. 5." more

When Rihanna tattooed a few of the tattoo artists at East Side Ink in New York last Wednesday night, she may not have realized what she was doing was illegal. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed to MTV News on Thursday (July 2) that someone has been sent to the tattoo parlor to investigate the incident. more -

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Maxwell Plotting Comeback
Reuters reports: A vanishing act has become practically de rigueur for R&B musicians of a certain caliber. Many make a mega-hit album or two, collect Grammy Awards and critical accolades -- and then disappear.

Lauryn Hill did it. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" -- six times platinum -- came out 11 years ago. Sade did it. It's been nine years since she released "Lovers Rock." D'Angelo did it. It's been the same amount of time since he put out his platinum-selling set "Voodoo" (both he and Sade will release albums this fall).

Now, after being on hiatus since 2002, Maxwell is stepping back on the public stage. On Tuesday (July 7), the 36-year-old Brooklyn native will release his long-awaited, often-delayed fourth studio album, "BLACKsummer'snight," the first installment of a trilogy, through Columbia Records.
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Marley's B is for Bob Scores With Kids
PR reports: B is for Bob, a collection of Bob Marley's most beloved songs re-imagined for kids, debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top Kid Audio and Reggae Albums Charts and #77 on the Top 200 this week following its June 23 release on UMe/Island/Tuff Gong.

While his music has been cherished by families for years this is the first time a Bob Marley record has appeared on the kids' music chart. As Island Records celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Legend reaches 10 million sold in the Soundscan era, the strength of Marley's music remains a potent force for listeners of all ages.

Eldest son and four-time Grammy winner Ziggy Marley executive produced the album. Mike Davis, Executive Vice President/General Manager of UMe, says "Ziggy's touch to his father's masters are truly special and we're excited about the opportunity it provides to expose a younger generation to the amazing music of Bob Marley." - more on this story

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Shortyo Album To Feature Nate Dogg, Too Short and Lil Wayne
PR reports: Shortyo's debut album "King Of The Kounty" is set for release on October 13th, 2009. "King Of The Kounty" will be distributed by E1 Entertainment (Formerly Koch Entertainment) and will be available at all music retail stores and digital media outlets.

Shortyo's premiere album, "King Of The Kounty", features rap icons Nate Dogg, Too Short and Lil Wayne. Platinum artist, Yung Berg, also lends his vocals to "King Of The Kounty's" first single, "Stripper" which can be heard on college and Philadelphia area radio stations. Shortyo's upcoming single, "There He Go", featuring Reed Dollaz, is a "hard thumping street anthem" aiming to give Philadelphia the lyrical fix they've been looking for.

In addition to Shortyo's major vocal guests, "King Of The Kounty" boasts an equally impressive production team. Drumma Boy, Oz and Da Decon, Basement Beats and more notable producer names collaborate with Shortyo in the creation of the upcoming "King Of The Kounty". - more on this story

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