Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4% sales dip to 170,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which was a smaller decline than the 12% drop to 162,000 units that precipitated the fall of Nelly's "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal) to No. 2.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Graeme ""Shirley"" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.
Ronnie Hawkins Diagnosed With Cancer

Ronnie Hawkins Diagnosed With Cancer

Veteran honky-tonk singer Ronnie Hawkins, whose backup band the Hawks went on to join Bob Dylan and then gain prominence as the Band, has been diagnosed with cancer, family members said yesterday (Aug. 28).
Hackers Insert Pro-Piracy Slant On RIAA Web Site

Hackers Insert Pro-Piracy Slant On RIAA Web Site

Hackers attacked the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Web site yesterday (Aug. 28) for the second time in a month, dramatically altering several pages of content in what appeared to be a protest against the industry group's position on file sharing.
Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

Nettwerk Plans Eclectic Holiday Collection

Seasonal songs by the likes of Coldplay, Neil Finn, Jimmy Eat World and others make up Nettwerk America's forthcoming compilation "Maybe This Christmas."
Marty Stuart Cleared On DUI Charges

Marty Stuart Cleared On DUI Charges

Drunken driving charges against country performer Marty Stuart were dismissed yesterday (Aug. 27), but he will lose his driver's license for a year for refusing to take a blood-alcohol test.
Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artists to sign on.
U2 'Storms' The Beach For New Video

U2 'Storms' The Beach For New Video

U2 shot a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," last week in the French seaside town Eze. The clip stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid and was directed by longtime U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn, who photographed the cover of the band's 1987 album "The Joshua Tree." According to Ireland's Evening Herald, filming lasted from 6 a.m. last Wednesday to 3 a.m. the following morning.
Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and an Oct. 3 appearance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York. As usual, the fall outing sees the seasoned gospel act hitting a number of outdoor festivals.
U.K. Subscription Service To Offer 100,000 Tracks

U.K. Subscription Service To Offer 100,000 Tracks

HMV has unveiled plans to become the U.K.'s first major music retailer with an online subscription service, Billboard Bulletin reports. The company will offer what it claims is the largest official catalog of digital music ever in the territory.
Ice Cube Plays 'De-Fense' For Disney

Ice Cube Plays 'De-Fense' For Disney

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen.

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