Look for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to open big next week. According to the industry site Hits Daily Double, the first week sales of their new album, I'm With You, is tracking for between 215 and 240,000. In a normal week, that would be enough to hit the top of the charts, but not when you go up against Lil Wayne. His new one, The Carter IV, is projected at 925 to 975,000.

Madonna told a reporter from Sweden's SVT that she will be working in the studio through the end of the year on her first post-Warner Brothers album with plans for a spring 2012 release. She also said the first single should drop in February or March.

The Bellamy Brothers have ended up apologizing to Dr. Luke and Britney Spears to settle a lawsuit over the Bellamy's badmouthing the Spears hit Hold It Against Me, saying it was a rip-off of their own song If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me.
No damages were awarded. According to TMZ, the parties agreed on the statement "The Bellamy Brothers apologize to Dr. Luke and Max Martin for the Bellamys' public statements and any false impressions suggested by the statements on their website that Dr. Luke and Max Martin copy the works of others."

Ray Davies has written a play for students at the John Ruskin School of Acting in Cumbria, England that includes some of his most famous songs. The show, which premiered Sunday at the Southbank Centre in London, revolves around three couples and how they react to major events.

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