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(antiMusic) Today's quick music news stories: Foo Fighters will be appearing on the popular cooking show, Top Chef. According to a Spin report, the competitive cooking show is Dave Grohl's favorite. The episode will find the show's remaining contestants attempting to create the perfect dish for the Foos while the band rests between sets at a tour stop in Rochester, NY. more

Speaking of the Foo Fighters, they along with John Mayer and B.B. King will perform at the first Grammy Nominations Concert, to be held Dec. 3 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and broadcast on CBS. more. Guess none of "today's" stars were big enough names for this.

Vince Neil is planning a new solo CD and fans should expect some real rock from the effort, not Nikki's brand of fluff-rock. Neil tells Rolling Stone: "I'll be recording my record in April.. Then I'll probably release it in early November, when Motley's finishing this tour..... It's a little more aggressive than Motley, more like an AC/DC vein."

Michael Jackson might be too sick to travel to London to testify in a suit claiming he owes an Arab sheik $7 million, the pop star's attorney said Tuesday. more.

Kevin Kilkenny, one of Ignite's full-time touring guitarists broke the world land speed record on a dirt bike in September. Riding the Cardboard Robot KX500 dirt bike, Kilkenny exited the timed mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats, USA at 130.418 miles per hour. more

Tom Jones will take to streets today (November 19) to perform three songs with an acoustic guitarist in front of the Royal Festival Hall in London.more

Sean P.Shiddy Combs is set to appear on CSI: Miami as a prosecutor in two episodes which are expected to air this Winter. more

It looks like the really big names weren't available? Crystal Castles, My Morning Jacket, Blonde Redhead and Patti Smith are among the acts who will perform shows in New York City on New Year's Eve this year. more

Hey Weezer fans check out the video for "My Brain Is Working Overtime" from the soon-to-be-released "Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo" album, the video is a playful clip chock full of unexpected surprises, not to mention huge stuffed animals and hand puppets, or so the PR blurb we received says. Check it out here

Paul McCartney has expressed a desire to collaborate with both Bob Dylan and former Talking Heads mainman David Byrne. more

The official "Spectacle: Elvis Costello with..." website is live! Clips from the first episode (which debuts December 3 on the Sundance Channel) have been posted and include performance footage of Elton John collaborating with Elvis Costello, Elvis covering Elton's "Border Song" and interview footage as well. watch

Cadillac Records (the upcoming feature film with Beyonce and Adrien Brody) is currently auctioning off tickets to the movie premiere and after-parties on both coasts. The Liveauctioneers.com benefits Phoenix House. Go here for that.

LCD Soundsystem ringmaster James Murphy has put an end to speculation that his band is on permanent hiatus by revealing that the bulk of their next album is already written.more

Puddle of Mudd will be main stage at Rock Gone Wild. The festival is slated for August 20-23, 2009 in Algona, Iowa. more info

Ralph Joseph "Jody" Reynolds, the rockabilly singer and songwriter whose lone hit "Endless Sleep" in the 1950s ushered in a wave of tragic teen pop songs, died Nov. 7. He was 75.more

We got an email telling us about a new "couchsurfing-social-network type site." The basic idea is to build a community of free places to stay for bands on tour called Better Than The Van. Check it out here

Keel have decided to reunite once again. They plan to milk it with some festival appearance etc but for now their "big" reunion will talk place at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood in January. more

RADD today announced a partnership with DRINKiQ.com, a new innovative website designed to promote responsible choices about drinking. Created by Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, DRINKiQ.com is a global resource for all interested parties to share programs and tools designed to fight alcohol misuse and help individuals make responsible choices about drinking or not drinking. DRINKiQ.com

As Miranda Lee Richards prepares for the release of her Nettwerk debut Light Of X (February 10, 2009), the singer and songwriter has announced a new residency whereby she will perform with her full backing band every Tuesday in February at Spaceland in Los Angeles (1717 Silver Lake Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026). HerSpace

Virginia based metallers We Were Gentlemen has inked a worldwide record deal with Century Media, it was revealed today. - more on this story

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