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(antiMusic) The Arizona Star has launched a lawsuit against Tucson-based punk band, Awful Truth. The band came into some controversy due to their choice of the photo of a recently slain police officer on their "Kill a Cop for God" album cover. more

Reprise has unveiled plans to reissue some of Green Day's independent releases on vinyl this March. Both 39/Smooth and Kerplunk! will be reissued on March 24, 2009.more

Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas parking lot last year.

Kid Rock has been on quite a roll lately with the success of Rock 'N Roll Jesus, and soon he might be the king of beer too. The Michigan Brewing Company is currently collaborating with the Kid on a new line of beer, which should be in stores sometime in the spring.more

Fountains Of Wayne will release their first ever live DVD on March 3rd. The DVD, "No Better Place" was recorded live in Chicago and runs through 16 tracks of the band's best and most beloved songs. The DVD also contains a never before seen acoustic set from this group of Jersey natives. preview

Sum 41 have announced plans to release a new album later in 2009. Singer Deryck Whibley wrote on the band's official site that the group had started writing for an EP, but now they have enough material for a full record.more

In a week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, country star Taylor Swift returned to the top of the U.S. pop chart Wednesday, while Grammy champs Robert Plant and Alison Krauss zoomed 67 places to No. 2.more

A new book, 'Wilco: The Essential Interviews,' is set for official street release through Rock Reader Books/Lulu on May 12, 2009. Collecting the most significant and revelatory media interactions of the band's first thirteen years, 'WILCO: The Essential Interviews' is available for advance purchase and immediate delivery here

A legal turf war has broken out between production company Morgan Creek and the estate of Tupac Shakur. Morgan Creek has sued Amaru Entertainment for backing out of an agreement to sell the rapper's life rights for a film adaptation.more

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan will premiere his new solo album, "One Eye To Morocco", on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m.more

Simon and Garfunkel are planning to tour together for the first time in five years, Art Garfunkel has said. The singer revealed the plans five days after making a surprise appearance at a Paul Simon concert in New York where the pair performed three songs. more

The Killers are set to headline this summer's T in the Park. The Las Vegas four-piece will join Blur, Snow Patrol and Kings of Leon as the top acts on the main stage at the event in Balado, Kinross-shire. more

Sam Moore and David Sandborn make a special appearance on David Letterman on Thursday, Feb. 19th along with actor David Spade.

Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies Feb. 18 at London's Earls Court.more

It's all over the Internet that Dolly Parton will be in the upcoming "Hannah Montana" movie, but Parton says she didn't make the cut.more

A&E has picked up a new series starring '90s rapper MC Hammer. The performer, his wife and five children will be the focus of a half-hour, 11-episode reality series set to premiere this year. more

Emmure have cancelled their upcoming Canadian shows. The group explains: "To all of our friends, fans and promoters that were planning to come out and see us in Canada on February 21st-23rd, we're sad to say we have to cancel these shows due to a family emergency."more

Behemoth entered Radio Gdansk studio in Poland on Monday to begin work on their next full-length. Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) has joined the band in the studio to produce the drums.more

Portishead are looking for new ways to release their music, but have decided they won't be giving away their next album for free. The trio, who last year released the widely acclaimed 'Third' album, are free of a record deal and are hoping fans can advise them on how they should deliver the follow-up LP. more

These Arms Are Snakes have announced plans to put out a limited split 7" with upcoming tourmates, All The Saints.more

Blackie Lawless, the frontman for W.A.S.P. (better known to his mother as Steve Duren), has listed his Malibu home at $1,749,000. The house is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom retreat of 1,100 square feet that sits on almost 3 acres. The upgraded main house has an outdoor barbecue area and a "wine cave," according to the Multiple Listing Service. There is also a stone guesthouse. more

UK-based hardcore/punk outfit The Ghost of a Thousand have signed to Epitaph Records. - more on this story

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