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(antiMusic) Poison performed "Nothin' But a Good Time" with the cast of "Rock of Ages," at the Tony Awards tonight and as Michaels was exiting the stage, a descending set piece smacked him on the head and knocked him to the ground. Tonys spokeswoman Christina Stejskal says the rocker "missed his mark." Though it looked it, he did not break his nose. Stejskal did not immediately know the extent of his injury. more including video!

Lemonheads founder Evan Dando is suing General Motors, saying the auto giant copied one of his songs for an ad. more

Lil Wayne's long-awaited Rebirth album, which is said to be more Rock-focused, is finally set to come out on August 18. Weezy recently told MTV News that production is finished on the album, after it was pushed back several times.more

Officials in Gainesville have renamed the city's downtown plaza after rock 'n' roll legend and former Florida resident Bo Diddley.more

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, co-founders of the rock band KISS, made a surprise stop at the at the 39th annual Wal-Mart shareholders meeting Friday (June 5) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, fueling speculation that the next KISS album will be a Wal-Mart exclusive.more

Soul Embraced has announced the departure of guitar player Devin Castle. As a result, the group has also cancelled their upcoming shows.more

13th Planet Records, the label helmed by Al Jourgensen of Ministry, has released a free digital EP for fans. Included in the download are unreleased songs, remixes and videos from Ministry, Revco, Prong, Burton C. Bell's Ascension of The Watchers, False Icons and Stayte. The download is available here

Pet Shop Boys have announced a tour of North America, set to kick off in Montreal on August 29.more

50 Cent has settled his lawsuit against an engineering firm over repairs and renovations to a Connecticut mansion he bought from boxer Mike Tyson in 2003, a court official said Friday.more

The Tony Awards will include a few bona fide music stars among the usual song-and-dance numbers. Elton John, Dolly Parton and Poison will help toast Broadway's finest at Sunday's ceremony, performing with the casts of top-nominated shows "Billy Elliot The Musical," "9 to 5 The Musical" and "Rock of Ages."more

Huntingtons have released their new album, Punk Sounds via Amazon. The record is a benefit for the Pierce Family (Huntingtons drummer, Mikee Pierce's wife has stage 3 brain cancer). and all proceeds from the album will go to the familymore

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger has backed a campaign to re-open the Walthamstow EMD cinema in London where his band played in the 1960s.more

Thirty-eight previously unreleased recordings from groups such as the Who, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jefferson Airplane will be included on a boxed set commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival.more

The 2009 Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival in Seattle adds The Black Eyed Peas to the bill, along with Metric and Soulsavers featuring Mark Lanegan.more

On August 11th, Winds Of Plague return with their new Century Media Records full-length release, "The Great Stone War"more

Blabbermouth.Net has learned that Ola Hudson, the mother of former Guns' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash, passed away Friday, June 5 around 6:00 p.m. PST after a battle with lung cancer. She was a professional costume designer named who tailored outfits for such acts as John Lennon, Diana Ross and the Pointer Sisters. more

After a few years of inactivity, Thorp Records is now back in action and has announced the addition of six new bands to their roster.more

Paolo Nutini has hit Number One in the UK albums charts Sunday Night with his new effort 'Sunny Side Up,' knocking Eminem from the top of the chart more

Hackneyed have finished the recordings for their new album "Burn After Reaping," due on August 14th via Nuclear Blast Records. more

The reunited original lineup of Mr. Big will play Italy on September 22 at the Alcatraz in Milan as part of a yet-to-be-announced European tour.more - more News Quicks

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