Fatal Shooting Outside George Clinton Concert- Amy Winehouse Sought Help From Dr Drew- Hear New Drake Song- Indies Slam Kanye and Jay-Z- Lady Gaga Book-

08/01/2011
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(Billboard) A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton, killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday. It wasn't immediately clear how long after Clinton or the other musicians performed that the shooting erupted or what prompted it. Police didn't know if those involved in the fight were among concertgoers leaving the area. more

(Jam!) Amy Winehouse, who died at the age of 27 in London last week, tried to enlist the help of celebrity recovery expert Dr. Drew Pinsky in the days before her death. more

(BBC) Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black tops the UK charts eight days after she was found dead at her home in Camden, north London. more

(AP) Amy Winehouse left a trove of unreleased music, but no decision has been made about whether it will be released, people close to the singer say. more

(Jam!) Amy Winehouse's grieving father stunned fans holding a vigil at her London home on Thursday by handing out her clothes. more

(Billboard) Drake has released the first single off "Take Care" (Oct. 24), titled "Headlines." On the Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib-produced track, Drake humbly rhymes about the money he's stacking and claims "the real is on the rise." Listen here

(FMQB) Independent record stores are taking Kanye West and Jay-Z to task for signing a deal with Best Buy that gives the chain exclusive rights to sell the deluxe version of the Watch The Throne CD for the first 10 days of its release, as well as giving iTunes an exclusive window for the digital release. more

(Jam!) A high school student from Virginia has invited Justin Bieber to be her prom date. more

(Jam!) When two brothers were orphaned and paralyzed in a car crash, attention from celebrities including pop star Justin Bieber triggered an outpouring of support. more

(AP) Lil Wayne is returning to the MTV Video Music Awards stage, while Adele will make her first appearance. more

(FMQB) Young Jeezy has announced September 20 as the release date for his fourth full-length, TM103, as well as a 31-city tour leading up to the release. more

(Jam!) Eminem has reached a financial settlement with bosses at German car giant Audi after he filed suit objecting to the unauthorized use of his hit song Lose Yourself in an advert. more

(FMQB) Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame will release their first album together, 1017 Brick Squad Presents: Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz, on August 9. more

(EMI) Gretsch and Blue Note Records have gotten together to give away a Chet Atkins Country Gentleman model just like the one Jeff Bridges played in his Oscar-winning turn as Otis "Bad" Blake in acclaimed 2009 hit film Crazy Heart. It's also the guitar he's pictured with on the cover of his forthcoming album, 'Jeff Bridges'. More info here

(Reuters) Rap star Soulja Boy is not buying a private plane, despite a report that he was shelling out $55 million for a tricked-out G5 jet, his spokesman said on Friday. more

(BBC) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 passes the $1bn (£609m) mark at the worldwide box office, distributor Warner Bros says. more

(FMQB) A photo book showing Lady Gaga's life on the road and in the recording studio will be released on November 22. The book, simply titled Lady Gaga, will feature more than 350 pictures of Mother Monster more

(BBC) Marvel wins a legal battle to retain copyright of its comic book characters including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. more

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