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(antiMusic) Perez Hilton has sued Black Eyed Peas road manager Polo Molina for battery and infliction of "emotional distress" over an alleged incident at Sunday's MuchMusic Video Awards that left Hilton roughed up and whining in a leave Britney alone fashion more

In related news: Jonas Brothers score their second No. 1 album in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with 247,000. The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer," bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut last August, when it started with 525,000 at the height of Jonas Mania.more

The ex-members of Evanescence, including band co-founder Ben Moody, recently announced the formation of a new band, The Fallen, with ex-American Idol contestant Carly Smithson. However, the band's name has changed to We Are The Fallen, thanks to a cease-and-desist letter from a Philadelphia band already called The Fallen. more on this and a preview of the new Alice in Chains.

Who didn't see this one coming? Jimmy Eat World has updated their label information on their myspace page as "unsigned", signaling the end of their tenure with Interscope Records.more. [which wasn't nearly as successful as their track record with DreamWorks before it got swallowed up by Interscope. Shows what a difference a label and their approach to promotion can make.]

The Flamenco Rock n Roll Kings Gypsy Pistoleros are signing to Lime Records. Full mixing of the album will be completed in the next few weeks.
Worldwide release on Lime Records is set for October.

Grind Minded has parted ways with bass player Gea Mulder & guitarist Mathijs Odding due to "musical differences" A new guitarist will be announced later this week. The band is currently seeking a new bassplayer. more

Prior to the band's last show on October 10th in Houston, Texas, Die Young (TX) will embark on a South/Central America tour, and a final European tour.more

A man who drove a vehicle during an Ohio highway gun battle that killed a member of the rapper T.I.'s entourage has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Forty-one-year-old Padron Thomas told a judge he's a "knucklehead" and wishes he could take back what he did. more

Vader will embark on the 38-date "Decibel Presents: Nuclear Blast's Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.more

Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's current project, Duff Mckagan's Loaded, will support Black Stone Cherry on their upcoming U.K./Ireland tour. more

Paul McCartney is set to play a benefit concert this summer in an effort to save a historic park in Atlanta. The former Beatle is scheduled to perform on August 15 at Piedmont Park on behalf of the Piedmont Conservancy, which cares for the park. more

A pair of handwritten lyric notebooks by late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, dating from the late 1970s, was among an array of 300 musical items that went under the hammer at a Christie's pop memorabilia auction on June 22 in New York. Scott's handwritten lyric notebooks went for $35,000. According to Reuters, Kurt Cobain's Sears bass guitar sold for $43,750, while a classic black leather motorcycle jacket signed by members of Nirvana and Soundgarden fetched $12,500, more than half again its high pre-sale estimate. more

F**k The Facts have announced a handful of tour dates for July in support of their latest full-length Disgorge Mexico. more

Steven Page has lined up a couple of co-writers for his first solo album since leaving the Barenaked Ladies, but says most of the disc will be penned by him.more

Aeternam has joined the Metal Blade Records roster. Their first studio release, Disciples of the Unseen, was produced by mastermind JeF Fortin (Neuraxis, The Last Felony). more

Sunn O))) has lined up another round of summer tour dates, this time on the West Coast. Dates will also feature The Accused.dates

Street Sweeper Social Club, the new band unifying Tom Morello & Boots Riley (The Coup), scanned over 14,000 copies of their debut self-titled album this week, landing at #37 on Billboard's Top 200.

The Dodos have announced the dates of an extensive tour of North American this autumn.more -

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