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Phil Spector Guilty of Murder- Rickrolling Ripoff?- Alice In Chains Finish Comeback Album- Slipknot DVD Plans- Prince's $2,100.00 iPod and more


04/14/2009
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(antiMusic) Rock music producer Phil Spector was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a film actress at his mansion six years ago, a verdict that will send him to prison for at least 18 years barring a successful appeal.more

Rickrolling Ripoff? Pete Waterman, the force behind dozens of multi-million selling chart hits, claims he is being "exploited" by internet giant Google. The 62-year-old said the Rick Astley classic Never Gonna Give You Up, which he co-wrote and which was the subject of a YouTube craze last year, had earned him just 11 (about $16 US) from Google, despite being viewed 154 million times. more

The new Alice In Chains album is complete. The band said in a statement, "This long, arduous process is complete, and although there's still a lot of work to be done, the songs are in the can and that's the most important thing." A September release is expected. Read the full statement here

According to an April 7 posting on Slipknot percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan's Twitter account, he is currently editing a new DVD for the band's forthcoming ten-year package.more

Puerto Rico police say reggaeton rapper Julio Voltio has been arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and speeding. Police spokesman Lt. Carlos Camacho Santiago says officers pulled over Voltio in a gray BMW on Sunday when they spotted him driving 62 mph (99 kph) in a 50 mph (80 kph) zone in the coastal town of Luquillo. more

Cam'ron preparing the May 12 arrival of his sixth studio album, "Crime Pays," which will be released on Asylum Records.more

According to WalesOnline.co.uk, a guitar signed by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and a piece of paper signed by Jimi Hendrix are among the most expensive autographs in the world.more

News of the recession must not yet have reached the Prince household. The Purple One is offering a super-spiffy version of his 21 Nights in London book with an iPod loaded with exclusive content...all for the bargain price of $2,100.00.more

Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider is asking fans to sponsor him in his 7th Annual Bikers for Babies benefit (March of Dimes), taking place on May 17th.more

More bands have been announced for the two-day Auditory Assault Festival, which will take place on May 16 and 17, 2009 at Club Europa in Brooklyn, NY See who is playing here

Kanye West's arraignment on misdemeanor charges has been delayed until May.more

United States is the first collaboration of Paul Gilbert and Freddie Nelson. The album features 10 new songs which they wrote, performed, and produced together in the summer of 2008. United States will be released May 12th, 2009 on Mascot Records U.S.A.more

Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale is the most played song in public places in the last 75 years, according to a chart compiled for BBC Radio 2.more

After 10 months, Bill Hudson and Power Quest have parted ways. The split was extremely amicable and was down to the fact that both parties were struggling with the logistics of Bill being based in LA and the rest of the band being in Europe. more

Against Me! has reissued their very first seven-inch, Crime as Forgiven By, via Sabot Productionsmore

To/Die/For vocalist Jape has issued a statement about the band calling it a day. You can read it - here



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