Jackson Browne and fellow songwriters J.D. Souther and Jack Tempchin have settled a lawsuit with publisher Warner/Chappell Music over millions of dollars in royalties from the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" package, which included several songs the three helped write.
Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA) sprang a major chart surprise in the U.K. yesterday (Nov. 24) by holding at No. 1 in the face of "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's new release, which had the extra bonus of a charity tie-in. "Dirrty," which entered the chart at No. 1 last week, was widely expected to cede the top spot to Young's "Don't Let Me Down"/"You and I" (S/RCA).
2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour prank, but Chesney presents the singer/songwriter with a trophy proclaiming new artist Vassar "Top of the Class of 2000."
A DeKalb County (Ga.) State Court judge denied a motion today (Nov. 25) to drop charges against singer Bobby Brown from a 1996 traffic stop. Brown appeared in the Decatur, Ga., court with his wife, singer Whitney Houston, with whom he held hands and talked quietly. The courtroom was filled with the couple's entourage and fans.
On the heels of the huge chart success of the soundtrack to the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" (Interscope), a second album of music featured in the film will hit stores Dec. 3. "More Music From '8 Mile'" will collect some of hip-hop's greatest hits from around 1995, when the movie takes place.
Rapper Nas has drafted a host of R&B and hip-hop heavy hitters to assist on his upcoming album "God's Son," due Dec. 17 via Ill Will/Columbia. Eminem produced the track "The Cross," while Alicia Keys sings and offers production assistance on "Warrior." City High's Claudette Ortiz and Kelis join in on "Hey Nas."
It took five years for Nashville-based Sixpence None the Richer to shake free from the legal wranglings surrounding previous label Squint's bankruptcy, and despite the ever-angelic demeanor of lead Leigh Nash's delicate voice, Divine Discontent can't help but contain more than its share of melancholy moments.
Southern gal Candi Staton has been making music for more than 30 years. In that time, she's successfully tackled R&B, soul, disco, house music, and gospel. Her fans are many, and they include Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, and Cyndi Lauper.