Girl Wasn't on R. Kelly Sex Tape?, Lemmy Now God of the Silver Screen, Avril Exported To China, MTV Potty Mouths Fined, My Morning Preview and more

(antiMusic) Thursday quicks. Lots of video and audio preview action in this edition. Let's kick off with this story from Billboard: R. Kelly's lawyers opened his defense today (June 4) in Chicago, calling relatives of the alleged victim to testify that she's not the person in the sex video at the center of the case. more

Motorhead have finished recording their new album, Motorize, at the 606 Studios in Los Angeles, California, whose owner is Dave Grohl. The life and career of Lemmy Kilmister is being celebrated in a new documentary, tentatively titled Lemmy and slated for release in 2009. more

China has been flooding our market with crap products, seems only fitting that our neighbors to the North return the favor. We'll let Billboard fill you in: Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne will perform live in "six or seven" Chinese cities this fall as part of her upcoming Asian tour, Nettwerk Productions CEO Terry McBride said today. more

If their publicist had only answered that request for a review copy, Weezer might have had that no 1 spot. =) Idolator has the story: Based on first-day sales, Hits is predicting that Weezer's red self-titled album will move about 150,000 copies in the coming week, a total that's good enough to give Rivers Cuomo and Co. the No. 2 spot on the coming week's album chart. What's the predicted No. 1, you might ask? Why, the posers in Disturbed. more

MTV has been fined 255,000 by watchdog Ofcom for broadcasting offensive language before the watershed. The broadcaster was censured for "persistent" breaches on some of its European channels on programmes that were likely to appeal to children.

Since their label or PR reps haven't bothered to hit us up about a review, figured we'd toss this lil tidbit out. You can stream the new My Morning Jacket album Evil Urges at their MySpace page. Evil Urges is out June 10th on ATO Records. more

Your honor we submit for the jury, exhibit 97, that clearly shows what is really killing the music industry and it's not "illegal downloaders". view the video evidence here

To follow up your honor, the prosecution now submits for the jury, exhibit 98, which shows why the music industry deserves their self inflicted woes. view the evidence here.

Wind-up Records is doing a contest where winners will get a pair of tickets each to see Jeremy Fisher with O.A.R. One lucky winner will also get a merch pack from each artist. Feeling lucky? go here

Check out Cee-Lo and Jack Black performing "Kung Fu Fighting" at the Kung Fu Panda premiere party.

Society 1 will be releasing its' debut album with MDI on June 16. The band will be releasing Live And Raw which will be made available for download via iTunes. "People have told us for years that we sound so different live than on our records" stated frontman Matt Zane. more

Deja vu.. didn't we hear this right before Saint Teflon came out? : A pair of British metal magazines were given the opportunity to preview six songs from the upcoming Metallica album, with both publications giving the initial listening positive remarks. Both Rock Sound and Metal Hammer compared the new material to Master of Puppets. more.

Laura Marling is returning to the US for her headline tour. To get you the mood, check out the barely legal singers' single 'I'm a Fly'? here

Singer Katy Perry will be making her acting debut on the #1 rated daytime drama "The Young And The Restless," which airs on Thursday, June 12. Katy plays herself at a photo shoot, where she poses as the cover girl for the second issue of Restless Style magazine.

Floridian hardcore band Know The Score is currently in search of a second guitar player. Candidates should be able to write, must own professional gear, must have transportation, and must be able to tour for "short stints." more

Lagwagon have announced plans to release a new 7-song EP in time for their upcoming tour with MxPx, TAT and Only Crime. more

Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck revealed some information about the band's long awaited new album: There will be a release well before the end of the year. There is no good reason why we shouldn't release something. - more

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