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Lil Wayne Released From Jail After Delay

Guard told Wayne he'd have to serve another day, but rapper was released Thursday morning

November 4, 2010 9:12 AM ET

Lil Wayne's First Day of Freedom in Photos
With celebrations scheduled in Las Vegas and Miami, Lil Wayne has big plans for his first weekend of freedom. But his first day out of jail was a private one with his family, judging by a tweet sent late Thursday ("With the family.....perfekto.....R.I.P. Huddy6...Harlem stand up!"). Two photos from yesterday have been made public: one of him leaving jail in a car and another of him sitting beside a computer. [MTV News]

Aerosmith 'Destined' to Make 'Old-School' Album, Drummer Says
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer spoke hopefully about the band recording a new album, saying, "My brothers and I are destined to make another record in the next year or so. It's going to be an old-school Aerosmith record. We're going to do it the old way with the whole band [in the same room] and it should be a good one." [Spinner.com]

Country songwriter Ronnie Scaife Dies
Country music songwriter Ronnie Scaife died Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage at his Tennessee home. His hits include Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt's "The Whiskey Ain't Workin," Garth Brooks' "Alabama Clay," Johnny Paycheck's "Me and the IRS" and many others. Scaife was 63. [TheBoot.com ]

Jagger Supports Campaign to Save 100 Club
Mick Jagger has lent his support to the campaign to save London's long-running 100 Club, a punk stronghold that is threatened with closure due to rising costs. Noting that the Rolling Stones didn't pay at the venue until the 1980s, he said, "We never played the 100 Club when we first started. We couldn't get a gig." [Spinner.com]

Divas Set to Dominate MTV Europe Awards
Winners at Sunday's MTV Europe Awards could be deficient in Y-chromosomes, as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry lead the nominees with five each and Eva Longoria hosting. Perry, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Shakira are slated to appear. [Reuters]

U2, Gaga, Metallica, Swift Win Big at Billboard Touring Awards
U2, Lady Gaga, Metallica and Taylor Swift capped off enormously successful touring years by winning the major awards at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards Thursday night. Rush and Jack Johnson were also honored at the ceremony. [Billboard]

Plus: Plus: David Cassidy Arrested, Gucci Mane Released.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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