News …

Toby Keith, family, win wrongful death suit – Associated Press

Woman who snapped R. Kelly courtroom photos pleads guilty to contempt of court – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Jay-Z to quit as Def Jam president – Associated Press

Jazz musicians mourn Oscar Peterson – Associated Press

One year later – the mess that is James Brown’s estate – Dallas Morning News / Associated Press

The return of the Mighty Mighty BosstonesBoston Herald

Views …

Christmas with the Brian Setzer Orchestra – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

R. Kelly plays the ol’ hometown – The Chicago Tribune

Bow Wow on the Chris Brown tour – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The Lemonheads bring the juice to Beantown – Boston Herald

Christmas delight – The Boston Globe

EMF in London – The Times Online

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Abdul “Duke” Fakir (The Four Tops) is 72

Phil Spector is 67

James Kottak (Scorpions) is 45

Brian Westrum (Sons of the Desert) is 45

Lars Ulrich (Metallica) is 44

Audrey Wiggins is 40

Peter Klett (Candlebox) is 38

James Mercer (The Shins) is 37