Still riding critical acclaim for its Nonesuch debut "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Wilco will release a six-song EP early next year, a spokesperson confirms. The as-yet-untitled EP will include non-album track "A Magazine Called Sunset" from the "Yankee" sessions and an alternate version of that set's "Kamera," more traditionally titled "Camera."
2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier that claims Nirvana's contract with Universal Music Group is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her.
Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Broadway musical stars Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Latifah. The film arrives Dec. 27 in select U.S. cities; the soundtrack is due Jan. 14 from Epic.
A doctor who had his medical license revoked last week frequently catered to the prescription drug demands of celebrities, including musician Courtney Love and actress Winona Ryder, according to the Los Angeles Times. Jules Mark Lusman, 49, examined some patients only briefly before prescribing drugs, according to a report by the Medical Board of California.
Veteran country singer Moe Bandy is recovering from triple bypass surgery after suffering a mild heart attack. The 58-year-old entertainer was at home after a show Saturday night when he began experiencing chest pains, according to a spokesperson. He was taken to a hospital in Branson, Mo., where he underwent the surgery early Sunday morning. He's expected to be released by the end of the week.
Computers, laptops, and a slew of T-shirts with a grinning cartoon cat logo will go up for auction as the now defunct online file sharing company Napster cleans out its remaining physical assets. The smattering of tech goodies represents all that's left of the company dreamed up by a few college students, primarily Shawn Fanning. The company crashed and burned, but gave birth to an online revolution.
2001 - Kylie Minogue takes three awards and performs at the first Italian Dance Awards, held at the Alcatraz Club in Milan. She wins for best foreign dance artists, and her chart-topping track ""Can't Get You Out Of My Head"" wins for song of the year and best video.
"Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Twain from the top of The Billboard 200. Twain's "Up" (Mercury Nashville) leads for a third-straight week with 317,000 units, while Carey's has to settle for a No. 3 entry.