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(antiMusic) A heavy metal fan by the name of Andy Xiong has taken it upon himself to record a "power metal" version of the Katy Perry smash hit "I Kissed A Girl" featuring the original vocal track by Katy and the rest of the instrumentation by Andy himself. Listen here

Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 304,000 -- the hip-pop act's best sales week ever.more

Summer is just around the corner, but Sting has another season on his mind. The singer announced today (June 17) that his next album, "If On a Winter's Night...," will be inspired by his favorite time of year and feature two original compositions as well as traditional songs, carols and lullabies from the British Isles. The album is slated for release October 27 on Deutsche Grammophon.more

Poison singer Bret Michaels has told People.com that he has no plans to file a lawsuit over the incident this month's Tony Awards when he got clocked in the head by a descending set piece during his band's performance.more

Lollapalooza 2009, which runs August 7-9 at Chicago's Grant Park, has revealed its daily schedule. White Lies, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists and Of Montreal will kick things off on Friday, with Kings Of Leon and Depeche Mode playing competing sets at the end of the night. more

A man has filed a lawsuit against Rihanna for allegedly being a bad neighbor. Christian Moeller filed suit against the pop star in a Los Angeles court yesterday (June 16), claiming that she, her friends and associates frequently wait and park their cars on his property, and that a security camera points to his property. [cool, you can sue for that? What about annoying dogs that bark 24/7?] more

Scott Weiland tells ArtistDirect "I'm in the studio working on new STP music. It's coming along really, really well! We have about 18 songs written, and vocals are written on about ten of them." Read the full interview here

Poison The Well is currently looking for extras to participate in the video they're filming on Sunday, June 21st in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.more

Mariah Carey is talking aim at Eminem in her new single after the rapper suggested he'd bedded the singer in the lyrics of his track Bagpipes From Baghdad.more

Nelly Furtado and producer Timbaland are facing legal action from record label executives in Finland over accusations the pair borrowed segments of someone else's song to create the track Do It.more

MySpace said Tuesday it is cutting nearly 30 percent of its work force in a bid to become more efficient, bringing its staffing level more in line with its more popular rival, Facebook.more

Two more Miley Cyrus shows have been added at London's O2 arena after the U.S. pop singer sold out her first British and Irish dates in minutes, according to promoters AEG Livemore

Simple Minds are pleased to announce 'The Stranglers' as their very special guests at Norwich Blickling Hall on Friday July 17th.

The California Supreme Court has refused to intervene or delay Chris Brown's preliminary hearing.more

Dragonforce has announced a lengthy tour of the United Kingdom later this year. The band states: 'Grab your tin helmet and prepare for the invasion, the mighty DragonForce will be bringing a full-scale production to a town near you' more

Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee are confirming a split. In a statement, the pair said that they remain "caring friends with admiration and respect for each other." more

Modest Mouse have announced details of a North American tour, set to kick off on August 17 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.more

New Kids On The Block has cancelled its August tour of Australia, pinning the blame on the worldwide recession. [translation: lack of interest?] more

Billy Morrison (Camp Freddy, Circus Diablo, The Cult) has issued the following update: "I am currently learning and rehearsing a set of The Wildhearts songs (as well as two or three of Ginger's solo songs) because I got an e-mail out of the blue asking me if I wanted to play guitar in a 'put-together' solo band with Ginger [The Wildhearts frontman] to do two shows in Los Angeles. more - more News Quicks

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