MC Breed RIP- My Chemical Baby- Album of the Year?- Manic Street Preachers Member Presumed Dead- Keef Goes Easy Listening- Britney Leak and more

(antiMusic) Here is today's round-up of quick rock news stories: Eric Breed, known professionally as MC Breed, died Saturday at a friend's home in Ypsilanti, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit, a Washtenaw County medical examiner's spokesman said Monday. more

My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way's newest creation isn't a CD, it's an upcoming baby. A rep for the singer says Way, 31, and wife Lindsey, bass player of the band Mindless Self Indulgence, are expecting their first child.more

Missing Manic Street Preachers guitarist and songwriter Richey Edwards has been declared as presumed dead, 13 years after he disappeared, a spokesman for the band said on Monday.more

It's yet December but Filter has named their Top 10 Albums of The Year. Coming in at the top of the list is MGMT's "Oracular Spectacular". Check out the rest of the official list and the staff lists here.

Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist and wild man of rock 'n' roll, is set to release an easy-listening album. The album is rumored to include a jazz version of the Judy Garland classic "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from The Wizard Of Oz and Perry Como's" I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now." more

Britney Spears' new album "Circus" is streaming in full on imeem. If you care to check it out, you can go here.

Michael Jackson and a son of the king of Bahrain signed an out-of-court settlement on Monday ending a legal dispute under which the prince sued the pop star saying he reneged on a recording contract and owed him money.more

Coldplay have announced they will play three massive stadium shows next summer. The gigs will take place at Manchester's LCCC, Glasgow Hampden Park and London's Wembley Stadium. more

Rob Zombie says that he is "almost finished" recording his new album and that it will be more of a group effort rather than a pure solo album.more

Deicide was forced to cancel their Central American tour due to totally FUBAR circumstances, Glen Benton explains here

All That Remains have issued the following message to their fans regarding their cancellation of dates on their tour: "Hey guys, we unfortunately had to cancel off the Tempe and Albuquerque shows. Phil's vocals are in rough shape to a point where singing will not be possible."more
David Byrne has added a string of dates to his tour of North America, which will resume on November 28 in Buffalo, NY.more

The Brazilian death metallers of Khrophus entered studio this month to record their second album, which is being produced by Alexei Lećo, vocalist of Stormental. The album will be entitled "From The Shadows They Will Rise".

New York Magazine has announced an Indie Rock Karaoke event hosted by Andrew WK and featuring Ted Leo And The Pharmacists set for Wednesday, December 3rd at Studio B in New York City more.

The man who gave us Vanilla Ice, Pete Ganbarg, has joined Atlantic Records as Executive Vice President of A&R. Ganbarg has served as a major label A&R executive for SBK/EMI, Arista, and Epic Records, and was most recently head of his own music consulting company, Pure Tone Music.

Leona Lewis's re-released album Spirit has beaten Dido's Safe Trip Home to the number one slot in the UK album charts.more

L.A. Guns sans the band's namesake guitarist (a.k.a. the version of the band featuring singer Phil Lewis) have announce thed 20th anniversary celebration of their platinum record 'Cocked & Loaded'. The band will be playing the entire record from beginning to end at selected venues starting in Tokyo, Japan on January 12, 2009, with US dates to follow. more. Maybe Tracii's version will go out and play their debut album.

Guy Peellaert, 74, a Belgian painter-collagist whose fervid imagination produced surreal album covers for John Lennon, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, as well as images for a seminal book about rock mythology, "Rock Dreams," died of kidney cancer Nov. 17 at a hospital in Paris.more

Gotthard have been elected to be part of the final of Switzerland's popular TV music show called The Biggest Hits From Switzerland. more

Buzznet confirms it is laying off around 10 employees, about an 11% cut.more

Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel was joined on stage by original Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon during a recent performance at The Knitting Factory in New York City. Spin has a full review of the show plus photos right here.

Hot Panda are set to release their debut full length album Volcano... Bloody Volcano on February10th. Volcano... Bloody Volcano is a collection of collaborative songs that are reminiscent of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, State Bird, older Flaming Lips (think "Tangerine"), with flashes of An Albatross. - Check em out.

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