From Sugarland to Lawsuit Land, Rock Band Goes To The Mall, Arrest Made in Singer Murder Case, Akon Skips Court, Own a Piece of Jimmy Page and more

(antiMusic) A founder of the country band Sugarland is suing the two current members for $1.5 million. According to a lawsuit filed late last month in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Kristen Hall was to get a cut of the group's profits even after she left in 2005 for a solo career. more

Next week's Rock Band DLC update features the Roadrunner Records 6 Pack. The six pack of tracks will sell at 480 Microsoft Points or $5.99 actual bucks. It's not all Mallcore, they actually picked some real metal vets they managed to sign to the Hot Topic friendly label over the past few years. grab the details

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Lebanese pop star Suzanne Tamim, police in the Gulf emirate of Dubai have said. The 30-year-old singer was found dead in her flat last month. more

Akon has failed to appear in court. The rapper was due to appear in court in Fishkill, NY on charges of second degree harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor after he threw 15-year-old Anthony Smith from the stage during a concert. more

There is an exhibit of Led Zeppelin memorabilia at Knebworth House to benefit Jimmy's Charity Action for Brazil's Children. There is a contest being run as part of the exhibit which features a $3,000 dollar CD/DVD/Radio and a painting of the band, both of which have been signed by Jimmy. All the entries, and all the sales from the exhibit benefit the ABC Trust. The contest runs until August 29th. The website is here You can see photos of the signed entertainment system and painting by clicking on the contest for each item.

On Saturday night's edition of The Classic Metal Show, guitarist Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns called in from the road to talk about his version of LA Guns and their new singer, vocalist Marty Casey (of Rockster INXS fame). During the course of the conversation, Guns made some startling accusations regarding "the other" L.A. Guns members Steve Riley (drums) and Phil Lewis (vocals). more

A festival has been constructed around Carcass' upcoming appearance in Florida. The Florida Death Fest will take place on Saturday, September 13th at Jannis Landing in St. Petersburg, FL. details

Billboard executive editor Bill Werde has been named the magazine's new editorial director. He replaces Tamara Conniff, who is leaving to become president of music services for Irving Azoff's Front Line Management Group. more

Note to publicists: When contacting us to try and get us to cover your latest generic emo band, it's not a very good idea to start off by insulting us about how we cover the news; especially when our news coverage deals with bands that our readers are actually interested in, instead of your dime-a-dozen interchangeable wannabe fourth stage Warped band that won't be remembered in six months by even their handful of Myspace friends. Just sayin.

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