Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, June 23, 2009...
- Perez Hilton allegedly got punched by the Black Eyed Peas' manager for calling Will.I.Am a "faggot." It's funny how it's OK for him to call a straight man that. A little bit of a double standard, ya think?
- Kid Rock is hooking up with super-producer Rick Rubin for his next album. I'm going to bet this means he's going back to rap-rock.
- Chris Brown is free! He copped to a plea bargain by pleading guilty to one count of felony assault on Rihanna.
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