Game Afraid of Miley, Get Staind This Summer, Motley TV, Chart Coldplay, Rush Officially Hollywood Stars, Oasis Big Brother Deal, Early Graves for Apiary and more

(antiMusic) TGIF! Let's get to some quicks: While discussing his upcoming album with Carson Daly, The Game suggested that his label should release the album a week earlier so he wouldn't have to go head-to-head with Miley Cyrus' golden showers for the top spot on July 22. more

Staind has set an August 19 release date for its next Atlantic album, "The Illusion of Progress". "It's a departure from the last record," Staind frontman Aaron Lewis tells Billboard. "There's a lot more effect-y experimentation and a lot more textures with vintage instruments and vintage amps." more

The Story Of... Motley Crue premiers Tuesday, June 24th at 9 PM & midnight (ET) on MuchMoreMusic to coincide with the release of Saints Of Los Angeles more

On the heels of Lil Wayne's 1 million-plus debut sales week with "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" (Capitol) will post similarly lofty numbers and bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 next week. The set leads Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart, released today (June 18), with un-weighted first-day sales of 316,000 copies more

It's official, RUSH will be getting their star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Thanks to efforts of their fans, spearheaded by none other than Donna Halper (the woman who is credited with discovering Rush while working at WMMS-FM in Cleveland back in 1974), Rush will be one of 25 recipients chosen by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Committee to be enshrined in 2009. more

Oasis has expanded its partnership with Sony BMG by signing a new three-album deal with the company. The profit-sharing agreement will find Oasis continuing to release music on its own Big Brother imprint more

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have made three changes to the rules for the Original Song category; starting with the Oscar ceremony that will be held in 2009, only two songs from any given film can now be nominated. Poor babies. On a side note, they'll call just about anything a science these days.more

Singer Derek Rydquist recently rejoined Los Angeles, California metal group The Faceless. As you may recall, Rydquist quit the band in January to pursue a college degree. more

Northern California's Apiary has changed its name to Early Graves. The group's new album, titled "We: The Guillotine", will be released on August 19 via Ironclad Recordings. more

Phil Spector has been sued by a Los Angeles hotel for allegedly failing to pay more than $100,000 worth of bills. - more

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