Motown Legend Dies, Sex Pistol Sells Out, Hall of Fame Axed, Unreleased Hendrix Coming, Deftones Surprise Gig, First AC/DC Review, Moosycat Dolls and more

(antiMusic) A Motown Legend has died: Norman Whitfield, songwriter and producer who co-wrote a string of Motown classics including "War," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," has died. He was 67.more

Sex Pistols' John Lydon is set to star in an advert for British butter brand Country Life. According to Mad.co.uk, Lydon was chosen by the brand because he is a "British icon". more

The UK Music Hall Of Fame - which currently includes Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Beatles - is to be axed. The yearly ceremony was started in 2004 by Channel Four, but last year no-one was inducted because of funding problems. more

Hank Williams Jr. will be honored as an icon at this year's BMI awards. The honor puts Williams in elite company. Past honorees include Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, James Brown, the Bee Gees, Isaac Hayes and Steve Winwood. more

Buckcherry's fourth studio album, titled "Black Butterfly", is on track to sell around 40,000 copies in its first week of release more

The Deftones will play a very special, rare show Thursday night (September 18) at Spaceland in Los Angeles. more

Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com checked in to let us know that he has the very first review of AC/DC's new album "Black Ice." Joe says of the effort "every song kicks a donkey's ass." You can read it here.

Brian "Head" Welch's debut solo album, SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, had blistering sales its first week, making its debut on Billboard's "Top Hard Rock Albums" chart at #13, #7 on Billboard's "Top Independent Albums" chart and #21 on SoundScan's "Top Current Rock Albums" chart. Overall, against all genres, including new releases and catalogue, Head's album debuted on Billboard's "Top 200 Albums" chart at # 63. "I am very excited with the first week numbers," says Head. "It's a great start to getting back out there and re-connecting with all of my fans. I'm just getting started!!!"

After almost 40 years in the vault, the never-before-heard or -seen multimedia material produced by Jimi Hendrix and the Ghetto Fighters is being readied for release more

Madball and Suicidal Tendencies will tour the East Coast together in December. Confirmed dates can be found here

If you didn't think it was possible for the Pussycat Dolls to suck any harder... think again: The Pussycat Dolls team up with Missy Elliott on their new single, "Whatcha Think About That," which appears on the new album Doll Domination. more

Starting October 3, electro-poppers Love Grenades will begin their residency at The Echo in Los Angeles, with a gig every Friday in October.

Liskfest is back on according to the Orange County music festival's official site. The event is set to take place on Oct 11th and will feature Pennywise, Vandals, Bleeding Through, Ignite, Everytime I Die, Living Sacrifice and more. Grab details here

The Crystal Method are gearing up for a two-month long tour in support of their upcoming album which will come out long after the tour had concluded. more

Albert Hammond, Jr. has announced details of a one-off UK solo gig. - more on this story

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