John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam and George Jones have joined the lineup for the Nov. 10 Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert in Nashville. As reported last week, the event at the Ryman Auditorium will also feature Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, Jack Clement, Steve Earle and Larry Gatlin.
Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's Joey Fatone are among the artists contributing to the lounge vibe of "The Cooler" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 from Commotion Records/Koch Entertainment, the set will also feature selections by actor Paul Sorvino, Tierney Sutton and a score composed by Mark Isham.
Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" won album of the year, while his hit song "In Da Club" earned him the award for single of the year for a male solo artist.
In a surprise turnaround, the Rolling Stones said they will play two shows in Hong Kong next month, even though the local promoters announced last week they had withdrawn their offer to the British group.
Signed guitars and handwritten lyrics by Bon Jovi, front-row tickets to Jay-Z's upcoming Madison Square Garden show and a personal drum lesson with Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal are among the items going on sale this week via the "Universal Music Store."
Wyclef Jean will stage a pair of free performances Oct. 23 in New York, one of which is guaranteed to stop traffic. The veteran hip-hop artist will perform one song in the center of Times Square at Broadway and 42nd St. at noon.