Madonna Divorcing Again, Clash Icon Dies, GNR Release Date Confirmed, Radiohead Experiment Paid Off, Motley Hollywood, T.I. Still On Top, Britney Trial and more

(antiMusic) Madonna's spokeswoman says the singer and her husband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, will divorce after seven-and-a-half years together. more

Rock cartoonist Ray Lowry, best known for his work on The Clash's classic 1979 album London Calling, has died at the age of 64. He was found dead at his home in Lancashire on Tuesday. more

Universal Music Canada has confirmed that Guns N' Roses' long, long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, will see the light of day on November 23rd - a rare Sunday release date rather than the usual Tuesday in North America.more

Metallica has announced the support acts for its upcoming European tour dates. The bill for a couple of shows will include Machine Head and The Sword, while the bulk of the dates will feature Lamb Of God and Mastodon. dates

Radiohead's direct-to-fan digital distribution experiment for the release of "In Rainbows" last year made more in publishing revenues than its subsequent physical release, according to Warner Chappell head of business affairs Jane Dyball. more

Frank Kerr, better known to fans as Frankie Venom, the lead singer of veteran Hamilton, Ontario punk band Teenage Head, has passed away. Kerr died of cancer on October 15th, he was 51. more

Following two weeks of scrapped shows, Janet Jackson was scheduled to resume her tour last night (Oct. 15) at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., after a bout of migraine-associated vertigo. She is being treated for the illness, which is characterized by dizziness, imbalance and other symptoms. more

Motley Crue have announced a show at the newly renovated Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 14. Tickets for the show go on sale Saturday, October 18 at 12 noon on www.livenation.com.

Despite a 69% drop-off in sales, T.I. starts a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Paper Trail." The Grand Hustle/Atlantic set sold 177,000 copies in the U.S.. Metallica's Warner Bros. album "Death Magnetic" climbs back up 5-2 despite a 24% sales slide to 66,000. more

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A Jury of Britney's peers?: Jury selection has begun in Britney Spears' driver's license case. The first slate of potential jurors arrived Wednesday morning at the San Fernando Valley courtroom where Spears' case will be heard. more

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead have announced a special instore at Generation Records in New York on October 21 to celebrated the release of their brand new 'Festival Thyme EP', coming out digitally that day. more details

On October 15, A Princeton Christmas will release A Princeton Christmas: For The Children Of Africa Vol. 2, a follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed inaugural album by the richly-talented student choral community of Princeton, New Jersey including the famed American Boychoir, Westminster Choir, and three Princeton University choirs as a way to lift spirits around the world and raise funds to benefit some of the world's neediest children via the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations' frontline agency for hunger solutions. All proceeds will fund school meals programs in sub-Saharan Africa. more info

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