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Plus: Jay Weinberg Joins Against Me!; New MJ Lawsuit

December 1, 2010 12:06 PM ET

Kanye West Wraps Presents for Foster Kids
Kanye West helped wrap gifts for foster children at the New Yorkers for Children "Wrap to Rap" event in New York on Tuesday evening. He was not scheduled to attend and reportedly said he'd stopped by because he was in the area and felt it was a good cause. [TMZ]

Against Me! Leaves Sire, Picks Up Jay Weinberg Temporarily
In a detailed post on Against Me!'s website, singer Tom Gabel announced that the band has amicably parted ways with Sire Records, apologized for the abrupt cancellation of their fall tour and announced some new dates this and next month, for which Jay Weinberg — son of E Street Band drummer Max — will be filling in temporarily on drums. In September, Weinberg bitterly parted ways with long running hardcore act Madball in the middle of a Canadian tour. [I Feel Sick to My Stomach via Consequence of Sound]

Michael Jackson's Father Files New Lawsuit
An attorney Michael Jackson's father filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. In the lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, Joe Jackson claims Murray wrongfully provided propofol and multiple other drugs to Michael before the singer's death on June 25, 2009. A previous, similar lawsuit was dismissed. [Reuters via Billboard.biz]

Plus: Eddie Vedder To Tour; Tupac Bio In the Works

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Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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