Tennessee's Killer Plan -- Jerry Lee Lewis Highway; Lil Wayne Feels Like Suing


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Headlines: Jerry Lee Lewis is getting his own highway, as Tennessee lawmakers have voted to name a stretch of Getwell Road in Shelby County after the proto-rock legend. ... Lil Wayne, who was sued last year for copyright infringement, is now suing the producer of his song, "I Feel Like Dying," that's at the center of the earlier lawsuit. ... The former manager for coke-rap duo Clipse is charged with running a $10 million drug ring. Anthony "Geezy" Gonzalez is accused of leading a group that distributed more than a ton of marijuana and more than 100 pounds of cocaine since 2003. ... Chris Brown is due back in court today. ... Here's something you don't see every day on QVC: A live performance by the Oak Ridge Boys. ... Coldplay is experimenting with rave music? (Wait, what? People still go to raves?) ... The upcoming Wilco album title is a real doozy: "Wilco (The Album)." ... Adele will be the first artist to appear on the revived version of MTV's "Unplugged." ...Def Leppard is going country to perform on the CMT Music Awards. ... Snoop Dogg says he didn't punch the fan who is suing him for $22 million. ... Diddy says the mere fact that Bad Boy Entertainment hasn't gone under is worth celebrating. ... A judge has ordered the former manager for Britney Spears to stay away from Britney Spears. ... Lilith Fair is returning next year, though the estrogen-rock festival only has eyes for Europe. ... Katy Perry apparently kissed her girl Lady Sovereign, and both liked it.

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Video of the Day
In which Maxwell reintroduces himself to the world with the lead single from "BLACKsummer'snight," his first new album in eight years.

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Say What?
"He's got a way with words and I do too. We both write a different type of song than what passes today for songwriting." -- Bob Dylan on his "Together Through Life" collaborator Robert Hunter.

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By J. Freedom du Lac |  April 29, 2009; 7:40 AM ET Morning Mix
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