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Links for 7.5.08: Lil Wayne champagne, net neutrality album, more Kanye shoes…

*Hot on the heels of Lil Jon’s announcement that he’s launching a winery, Lil Wayne comes out with his own champagne, Halo. [buzzfeed]

*Bands vs. Fans: On the occasion of Amy Winehouse cold-cocking a fan, the Times lists (with some good video linkage) their top 10 fan/band altercations. Includes: Tim Mcgraw vs. Fat Guy and Akon’s “Dry Humping Incident.”

*Video: Flight of the Conchords perform “Ladies of the World.”

*Rock The Net, an album being made to support of net neutrality – will drop later this month. Stream Rock the Net tunes here. The album features Bright Eyes, Aimee Mann, They Might be Giants, and others.

*Kanye teams with Louis Vuitton to design some shoes.

*What the fuck is a modular sound flute?

Links for 4.3.08: iTunes sales, MySpace Music, Akon’s phone call…

*iTunes has moved ahead of Wal-mart as the top music retailer in the United States. Of America. [techmeme]

*MySpace Music finally offers users the chance to buy DRM-free music.

*From Pee-fork: Natalie Portman to star in an upcoming Devendra Banhart video? Hopefully, she gets the Wes Anderson treatment. What?

*You may have heard: Jay-Z signed a far-reaching $150M deal with Live Nation.

*Waxy > Sasha-Frere Jones > Idolator > An animated video of Akon calling T-Pain.

*For all my lasagna lovers: the Garfield MP3 player.

*This is the sound of an Icelandic glacier melting. I don’t care for it. [mefi]

*Off-topic: I want Pac-Man shoes. [wonderland]

Links for 12.1.07: Will.i.am’s “Girl,” Gondry does Bjork, Brian Wilson raps +

*Another iJigg-like Digg-for-music thing: thesixtyone.com. [mefi]

*Net, Blogs and Rock’n’Roll: On the bad habits of music bloggers.

*For the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album, Kanye West will be remixing “Billie Jean,” the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will take on “The Girl Is Mine” among others, and Akon will try his hand at “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.'” [marrina]

*Michel Gondry + Bjork = “Declare Independence” on stereogum.

*From WFMU: Lost track of of Brian Wilson rapping. It was aired on the Dr. Demento show in 1992. Dr. Demento.

*Maybe I’m just uninspired today?