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Singer Marc Cohen was shot in the head after an attempted carjacking incident following a performance. Cohen is most known for his "Walking in Memphis" song which he won a Grammy for best new artist in 1992.

1 millions songs were downloaded in 4 days after the release of iTunes in Japan.

U.S. communications regulators will review whether Sony BMG Music Entertainment and radio stations violated rules that require disclosure of payments for airing songs. The payola scandal lead to a $10 million settlement by Sony BMG with the state of New York. [Washington Post]

Across the Narrows lineup is quite impressive. Set for October 1-2 at Brooklyn's Keyspan Park and Staten Island's Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the event will feature headlining sets from Oasis, the Killers, Beck and the Pixies.