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(antiMusic) A 70-year-old man opened fire with his hunting rifle on a rap group at a concert in northeast Senegal at the weekend because he felt their song lyrics were insulting him, police and local media said on Monday. more

A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by rock band Guns N' Roses pleaded guilty on Monday and faces up to one year in prison, a prosecutor said. Kevin Cogill, 28, pleaded guilty to a copyright violation. Cogill faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. more

Madonna has settled her divorce with ex-husband Guy Ritchie by also parting with at least 50 million pounds ($76 million), the singer's spokeswoman said Monday.more

U2 have filmed the video for the first single from their upcoming studio record. A post on U2.com reveals that the band was in London last week shooting the clip with director Alex Courtes.more

The Sex Pistols are again hinting at a new studio album. Bassist Glen Matlock spoke to The Quietus about a 2009 album: The Sex Pistols? We've done our bit this year…we'll meet again in the new year and see what we want to do. We were not recording a new album - I think that journalists are making it up, but you can never say never.

Who says chivalry is dead? Blessed By A Broken Heart has revealed in a video update that their bassist, Tyler Hoare was imprisoned in Scotland over the past weekend. The bassist was seemingly involved in an altercation with a security guard who allegedly injured a female fan.more

Kanye West was everywhere over the past weekend. Last Thursday night, he made a surprise appearance at a secret show in New York City from his friend Common. He was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live as well. But no one expected 'Ye to show up at the second night of Modern Rock KROQ/Los Angeles' Almost Acoustic Christmas showmore

The Fray has unveiled the track list for its self-titled sophomore album, arriving Feb. 3 from Epic. Lead single "You Found Me" has already sold 278,000 copies in three weeks of U.S. digital release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.more

While venues have not yet been confirmed, Warped Tour has announced the basic routing for the 2009 edition of the long-running summer tour.more

Bo Bice, Natalie Cole, Brian McKnight, Tiffany, James Ingram, the Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir and Al Jarreau are all set to appear on The Spirit of Christmas, a soul music special on MyTV. This primetime Christmas musical celebration airs Tuesday December 16th at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central. For local station information, go here

Bo Bice is also offering a free download of his new original song "Very Merry Christmas" on www.bobice.com

American Idol will focus less on early auditions and give more time to performers who make it to Hollywood when the top-rated U.S. television talent show returns to the air in January, producers said on Monday.more

Depeche Mode has completed work on their 2009 studio album. Singer Dave Gahan told The Los Angeles Timesmore

Gorilla Zoe has announced plans to join Lil' Wayne on his hugely anticipated "I Am Music" arena tour. The dates – which feature a multi-artist bill that also includes Gym Class Heroes, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, and Keri Hilson – kicked off this Sunday, December 14th at Miami's American Airlines Arena and is now travelling all over North America through mid-January

Jetboy is currently in the writing phase for their new CD that is tentatively titled "What Is Rock & Roll.more

I See Stars is currently in Orlando, Florida recording a new album for Sumerian Records. The group has issued the following details: "Now we have been hearing a lot about us and our 'change of music' discussions in our studio update video and I would like to take this chance to clarify this. We are not changing the style of our music!" more

Don Caballero has announced western U.S. tour dates for February 2009 in support of their most recent release.more

April Wine is to be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame in March. The rockers who had hits like You Could Have Been a Lady, Roller and Anything You Want You Got It are still performing, though there have been several changes of personnel over the years. more

The Abba Museum, originally scheduled to open in Stockholm in 2008, will instead go on a world tour in 2009, organizers said.more

The Bouncing Souls have revealed more details on their 2009 recording project. The monthly digital recordings will now be compiled into a series of 7" releases via Chunksaah Records.read more

Animal Collective will release their forthcoming album, Merriweather Post Pavillion, on vinyl a few weeks earlier than its street date.   The deluxe 180 gram gatefold vinyl will be available on January 9th via Domino, while the CD/digital release will remain January 20th. more

Merry Snoopmas: Snoop Dogg is a releasing his very own Christmas album, 'Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas In Tha Dogg House', this week. The Long Beach rapper has collaborated with a number of guests on the album. - more

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