Magnificent U2 Premiere- Phony Braxton- Specials Call In Sick- Modest Mouse Member Joins The Shins- RIAA Lawsuits Continue- Roxette Reunite and more

(antiMusic) U2 have premiered their "Magnificent" new video online. The new clip went online about 5 a.m. this morning (5/6/09) at Yahoo Music. You can check out the clip here

Legal Thriller: Michael Jackson's smash hit Thriller is coming back to haunt him - his video girlfriend is suing the pop superstar over unpaid royalties. Actress Ola Ray, a former Playboy Playmate, has filed suit against Jackson and his production company alleging breach of contract. more

The Red Chord is currently with ex-guitarist Jonny Fay at his Backyard Studios in Milford, NH tracking their new full-length.more

Phony Braxton: A woman who reportedly pretended to be Toni Braxton at a concert in South America has been jailed in Suriname for impersonating the Grammy Award winner.more

U.K. act the Specials will not play its opening scheduled date of a five-night run at London's Brixton Academy. Singer Terry Hall has been ordered to rest because of a throat infectionmore

Pair of Demos Found: British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost will releasing their demos, "Paradise Lost" (1988) and "Frozen Illusion" (1989), on CD.more

Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer has replaced Jesse Sandoval in The Shins, as part of a shuffle in the lineup of the band.more

Obscura has dropped off the Relapse Contamination Tour as singer Steffen Kummerer has lost his voice. The tour will continue without the group through May 10th (shows thereafter have been cancelled).more

RIAA lawsuits against downloaders continue just as the trade group said they would. more

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has apologized to Arcade Fire for the derogatory remarks he made about the band earlier this year. Coyne, who allegedly said the band were "pr*cks" who "treated their crew like sh*t," admitted he wishes the incident had never happened. more

A former member of Wilco, Jay Bennett, is suing the band's lead singer, Jeff Tweedy, claiming he's owed royalties for songs during his seven years and five albums with the group. Jay Bennett also claims that he deserves money from the band's 2002 documentary, "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart."more

A judge warned Corey "C-Murder" Miller Tuesday that he's "walking a tightrope" but denied a request by prosecutors to send the rapper back to jail until his August trial on a second-degree murder charge.more

The managers of 1980s pop sensation Roxette say the Swedish band will reunite for a small European tour starting in October. D & D Management says Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson will play live together for the first time since 2001 at the 'Night of the Proms' touring festival in Antwerp, Belgium.more

The hair-metal musical "Rock of Ages" which is propelled by signature '80s rock anthems popularized by Journey, Twisted Sister, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and Reo Speedwagon received five Tony nominations more

Glenn Danzig is currently in the studio working on the new Danzig album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Seventh Void) and Tommy Victor (Prong, Ministry) will appear on most of the tracksmore

Joe Bonamassa, the American DIY guitar whiz who has been voted "Best Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player magazine three years in a row, was still buzzing the day after playing with Eric Clapton at London's Royal Albert Hallmore

Interpol's lead singer, lyricist and guitarist Paul Banks will release a solo album under the name Julian Plenti, according to the Matador Records blog. The new project, "Skyscraper," will be released on August 4th.more

CBS Corp. said Tuesday it is combining its CBS Radio online assets and music discovery site Last.fm to create the CBS Interactive Music Group.more

Maximo Park are set to return to the US and Canada this fall, with a string of shows to promote their new album. The dates, which kick off September 6 in Seattle, WA at the Bumbershoot Festival, will support the release of 'Quicken The Heart' which comes out May 12 in the US.dates

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt and former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson are directors of both companies. more

At a recent performance at the Palladium in Worcester, MA, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba announced that they have left Epic after just one record. At the same time, Matt announced that the band had formed their own label and would be self-releasing their own material in the future.more

Christina Aguilera will make her screen debut in a movie called Burlesque, a contemporary musical directed by Steven Antin, according to Variety.more

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced plans to hit the studio to record a new full length: They said in part, "In June we will begin recording the album in Los Angeles with our good friend Ted Hutt on board as Producer."more

German industrial metallers Rammstein have announced a European tour for next Fall. more Ja! Ja! Ja!

Line-up issues continue to plague Rose Funeral as the group is now looking to replace departed singer Tim Russel. According to the band, "We are looking for a singer that is actually dedicated to the band, will not run off and smoke weed every chance he gets, can help unload and load the trailer, wont b***** about simple tasks that a singer should do".... the list goes on

A 14-minute poem written by U2 frontman Bono about Elvis Presley is to receive its premiere next Wednesday (May 13) on BBC Radio 4. Entitled 'American David', the poem is thought to have been written by Bono in 1994.more

Green Day have added an extra show to their forthcoming UK arena tour. The band will play London's Wembley Arena on November 1more

Ghost Buffalo have gone the way of the buffalo and called it a day. The band has two final shows scheduled, in Denver and in Colorado Springs. details

A Wilhelm Scream are apparently working on both a new EP and a new album.more

Chuck Ragan just finished up a new record to be released via Side One Dummy this summer. According to Ragan's MySpace blog: "I'm extremely fired up to say the least. These last sessions have been some of the most enjoyably intense sessions that I've ever had in my life." See who is involved here

Some performers from the 1969 Woodstock concert will get back to the garden for a 40th anniversary show this summer. On the bill for Aug. 15 are The Levon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship*, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Mountain, and Country Joe McDonald.more * weren't they known as Jefferson Airplane at the time? Well at least it's not the cheesy 80s pop version known as Starship. And Big Bro without Janis?

The Order Of Apollyon, the new black/death metal project featuring Aborted guitarist BST (a.k.a. S´┐Żbastien Tuvi) and drummer Daniel Wilding, has announced the addition of bassist Peter Benjamin from Akercocke to the group's ranks.more

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