With the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" ruling The Billboard 200, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" shows no signs of relenting control of Billboard's Hot 100, where it's in charge for an 11th week. The cut once again fends off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It" and Nelly's "Air Force Ones" featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Ziggy Marley, and the Kinks' Ray Davies are among the performers confirmed for the 15th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, Billboard.com has learned. The event will be held Feb. 28 and will once again be steered by composer Philip Glass, who is also the Tibet House's Vice President.
New age icon Yanni will kick off the first leg of a world tour March 1 in Las Vegas. The 58-city arena trek, his first tour in five years, will keep the artist on the road in North America through a June 1 show in St. Louis. He'll be touring in support of his forthcoming studio album, "Ethnicity," due Feb. 11 via Virgin.
British glam rock star Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd), convicted of child pornography offenses in 1999 in his homeland, has been deported from Cambodia after he was arrested in the country, the Foreign Office said yesterday (Jan. 7).
Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to star in the Miramax Films/Revolution Studios production of "An Unfinished Life," a drama to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom. The project is on a fast track with shooting scheduled to begin in the spring, making it Lopez's next film project. "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who is desperate to care for her daughter, forcing her to move in with her estranged father-in-law.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last year -- that would investigate alleged anti-competitive behavior by radio/concert giants, including Clear Channel Communications, Billboard Bulletin reports.
1997 - Fruit Of The Loom announces that Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Bryan White and Jo Dee Messina will all join the 1997 Fruit of the Loom Country Comfort Music Series.
Three of the four albums recorded by pioneering alt-country act Uncle Tupelo will see re-release March 11 via Columbia/Legacy. As previously reported, the remastered editions will come complete with bonus tracks and new liner notes