Mariah Carey Car Crash- MusicTube Coming- Kanye Smells- Green Day Surprise- Depeche Mode Take Over Hollywood Blvd- Miley's Like Smart, You Know and more

(antiMusic) It's been a rather slow week for music news (if you haven't noticed) but Quicks returns today with some short and sweet music news stories to help get your weekend started off right!

Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon have escaped a minor car accident in Los Angeles unscathed. The couple was being chauffeured around the city when the crash took place on Thursday afternoon. more

Universal Music Group and Google have finalized a deal to create a new music video service called Vevo, expected to launch before the end of the year. Under the agreement, Vevo will exist as a central repository of all UMG video content--including music videos, interviews, concert footage and so on--with YouTube providing the technology behind it.more

Kanye West is part of a deal that will see branded perfumes and colognes from Jay-Z, Rihanna, and West himself. Parlux Fragrances, Inc., announced Tuesday (April 7) that it has signed an agreement with Iconic Fragrances LLC, Jay-Z's own licensing company. See his other plan to separate his fans from their cash here. Speaking of Kanye.. he got a reality check from the folks that do it best! South Park. Did it work? read on

On Tuesday (4/7) afternoon, Bay Area Green Day fans learned the band would be playing a small club show that very night, in advance of next month's release of 21st Century Breakdown. At the concert, Green Day proceeded to not just debut some of the new material, but perform the record from start to finish in its entirety for the first time ever.more

Former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash joined Fergie (a.k.a. Stacy Ann Ferguson) of the Black Eyed Peas on stage this past Sunday (April 5) at the NCAA Big Dance concert at the Riverfront in Detroit, Michigan for a performance of GN'R's "Sweet Child o' Mine" and Heart's "Barracuda", a frequent cover song in Fergie's repertoire. video here

Depeche Mode will shut down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for an outdoor nighttime performance to be broadcast on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, April 23.more

Ikey from The Mars Volta dropped us a line to let us know that his band "free moral agents" are gearing up for some heavy touring. Right now they have some west coast dates mapped out with more to come. We'll keep you Posted but for now you can check out some songs and grab the announced dates here

Need a good laugh? Check out MTV viewers idea of the greatest albums ever made here. Craig David? Really? At least Rick Ashley or the Spice Girls weren't in the Top 10.

Dave Brubeck's son says the jazz pianist and composer is looking forward to returning to the road for some shows after being hospitalized for a viral infection.more

Rascal Flatts' new album "Unstoppable" looks like it'll live up to its name, as it's on course to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next weekmore

Pete Kilpatrick Band's new 10 track LP entitled "Hope In Our Hearts" will be released on April 21st, 2009. The band are currently touring through many well-known ski as part of the IZStyle Winter Tour supporting such bands as Eve 6, Tea Leaf Green and The Wailers. dates and more

Miley's like smart, you know! "I almost feel like people think of me as dumb," said Cyrus, who recently created her own personal "Rumor Patrol" blog on MileyCyrus.com. "I'm like, I'm smarter than you think. You know, I understand what you're trying to do. It's all a mind game and what notů It's really important to me that people think of me as a real artist." Good luck with that. Maybe try making real art. Just saying. more

Rock legend Alice Cooper has announced a string of headlining tour dates across the United States of America this summer.more

In a shock move for the biz, French politicians have surprisingly rejected the proposed "Creation and Internet" law aimed at tackling illegal P2P file-sharing.more

Tracii Guns has another band and he tells fans " "I have been looking for the right guy to front this band and am very proud to announce that Scott Foster Harris (pictured) will be fronting the Tracii Guns League Of Gentlemen. Please have a listen to him sing at his MySpace page."

Chris Blackwell, the man who discovered Bob Marley, founded Island Records and nurtured U2 was named the most influential UK-based music industry executive of the last 50 years' at the Music Week awards in London last night (April 8).more

Unique new label Year Zero Recordings launches this Easter Monday (April 13) with a special launch event. The label was founded by NME's Mark Beaumont with the sole intention of releasing just one song by London inde band Prego. more

Sathanas founder Paul Tucker has announced that he is reforming the blasphemous, '90s old-school death-thrash metal trio Bathym. Paul will continue his duties on guitar and vocals, while original members Eric Watson and Bill Smiley fill the bass and drum positions, respectively. more

Former Korn guitarist turned solo artist Brian 'Head' Welch has announced a 'tune-up' show on May 16, 2009. - details

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