R. Kelly Fate With Jury Now, Discover What MTV Considers Music These Days, Shinedown Returns, Jacko Rags?, Five Finger Death Punch Rockline and more

(antiMusic) TGIF. No big preamble, let's get right to the quicks: R. Kelly's fate now rests directly in the hands of a jury of his peers. Ok, normal citizens. The jury in the R&B star's child porn trial is now deliberating whether they believe the prosecutor's claim that Kelly videotaped himself having sex with a girl that was as young as 13, or if they believe the Kelly and the alleged girl's claims that she wasn't the one on the video. Billboard will hook you up with more details

Curious what MTV considers music these days? Here is a blurb we received introducing a preview of the new Fall Out Boy hosted music show on the network: MTV has heard the cries to put music back on the channel, and will do so on the show with musical guests and real music videos. Check out the latest promo clip for FNMTV, the new Friday Night music event hosted by Pete Wentz. more

Reports today are saying Michael Jackson is getting together with Christian Audigier of Ed Hardy to design a line of clothing, but apparently it's still too early to say what kind of designs will surface. Gotta get a Jacko Jacket! Zippers are coming back into fashion. more

With The Sound of Madness hitting stores soon, Shinedown will be world-premiering the entire album on MySpace starting June 17th. Produced by Rob Cavallo (My Chemical Romance, Green Day) and featuring the hit single, "Devour," The Sound of Madness is hitting stores on 6/24. [the PR didn't provide a link to the Myspace page]

"Pressure Zone"--the new video from Birmingham, England's Beat Union--will debut tomorrow (Friday, June 13) at 11:00 AM Pacific Time on Buzznet.com. Visit the band's page at http://beatunion.buzznet.com/ to view the video.

The Americana Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2008 Honors and Awards ceremony � Justin Townes Earle received a nomination for New Emerging Artist of the Year. The winners will be announced September 18th in a ceremony at the historic Ryman Auditorium � the show will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale and features a band led by Buddy Miller.

Five Finger Death Punch will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Monday night June 23 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call in to speak with the band at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com.

Innerpartysystem are confirmed to play the Projekt Revolution show at Milton Keynes Bowl June 29th. Headlined by Linkin Park, innerpartysystem join Jay-Z, Pendulum, N*E*R*D, Enter Shikari and The Bravery on a bill that threatens to be one of the gigs of the summer!

Portland, Oregon-based Asian dance-rock outfit The Slants were featured on NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, June 11th so consider this

Lukas Rossi, most recently known for winning CBS's hit reality show, Rock Star: Supernova, debuts an all new alt-rock band called Stars Down on Saturday, June 21 at the Viper Room (8852 W Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069). Doors are at 8:00 pm and show starts at 9:30 pm. Tickets are available for $15.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show by calling the Viper Room box office at 310-358-1881 or through ticketbastard online.

The innovators of G-punk, (Hed)pe have debuted the new song "Ordo Ab Chao" on their Myspace page . The track is one of three brand new studio recordings that will be included on the group's upcoming 2-disc live album and DVD, "The DIY Guys", which is set for release July 8, 2008 through Suburban Noize Records.

Well-known San Antonio Express-News music writer and columnist Ramiro Burr, facing allegations that he hired a ghost writer to produce more than 100 stories and columns since 2001, tendered his resignation Tuesday afternoon - oops, read more

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