Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, May 22, 2009...
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- Jay-Z bought out his Def Jam contract for a reported $5 million. Since he's got the spare cash layin' around: Jay, I could use some cash...
- The Arctic Monkeys used Black Sabbath as inspiration for its new album. Let's hope a deal with the devil wasn't part of the deal.
- Massive Attack is planning a "huge" world tour behind the release of their upcoming album.