Metallica Star Pied- 100K Cobain Guitar- T.I. Murder Rap- Darkness Reunion?- Springsteen Surprise Gig- Hanoi Rocks Wednesday- BMG CD Club RIP? and more

(antiMusic) Video footage of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich getting pelted with pies for his 45th birthday at the conclusion of the band's December 20, 2008 concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California can be viewed here. (Go to the 7:17 mark for the pie portion of the clip.)

A smashed guitar from the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain has been sold to an unidentified private collector for $100,000. Helen Hall, a broker in England, says it's the second-highest known price for an item of Cobain memorabilia. The seller was punk rocker Sluggo of The Grannies and Hullabaloo. more

A man convicted of killing a friend and assistant of T.I. has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison. A jury in Cincinnati last month convicted 34-year-old Hosea Thomas of murder, felonious assault and illegally having a gun after a felony conviction. more

Babysitting a poptart is hard work! A court has put a higher value on being Britney Spears' father this year: about $75 an hour. For helping his daughter through her turbulent period, Jamie Spears on Monday was awarded an additional $51,000 payout, reflecting an increase in his monthly payments since he took over his 27-year-old daughter's affairs in February. more

The Darkness are considering reforming for a new album and tour, according to newspaper reports. The band, which split in 2006, is apparently considering an offer made by the U.S. entrepreneur behind the Dubai Desert Rocks festival to tour in 2009, reports the sometimes reliable The Sun. more

Ian Brown intends to release his next studio album in August 2009. The former Stone Roses star revealed the date in a new message Posted on his website more

The audience at a benefit concert got a surprise Christmas gift Monday night from one of New Jersey's favorite performers. Jon Bon Jovi introduced Bruce Springsteen, who was not on the list of scheduled performers at the charity event. more

All Shall Perish are seeking a temporary replacement for guitarist Chris Storey for upcoming touring commitments.more

BMG Music Service stopped accepting new members this week, marking the end of the once-ubiquitous "12 for the price of one" offers that the mail-order CD club was known formore

Gibson has made a custom Ted Nugent signature model Byrdland guitar to celebrate his recent 60th birthday and his website has announced the Live It Up! - Celebrating 60 Contest. details

Wednesday 13 will be the main support for the legendary Hanoi Rocks on their 2009 tour of Japan before the Finish-rockers finally call it quits later in the year. Those tour dates are here

U.K. based blackened death metal act Detrimentum has announced their replacement drummer will be Steve Powell of Anaal Nathrakh. - more

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