Santana will release "Shaman," the follow up to 1999's 11-million selling "Supernatural," Oct. 22 through Arista. The disc features three songs penned by matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas voiced by three different singers, plus collaborations with Latin rock band Ozomatli and opera great Placido Domingo, according to the artist's official Web site.
Whitney Houston was issued a summons for violating New Jersey's water-use restrictions after police found sprinklers running at her Mendham Township estate. "Nobody gets special treatment here," police Lt. Jim Hughes told The Star-Ledger of Newark today (Sept. 10).
Arista Nashville's Carolyn Dawn Johnson was again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held last night (Sept. 9) in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson took home trophies for top single and top video for her hit "I Don't Want You to Go." Johnson also swept last year's event, winning five awards.
Country icon Willie Nelson has canceled several tour dates after suffering a ruptured blood vessel in his nose. "Per doctor's orders he needs to rest for a few days," according to a statement from his record label, Lost Highway. Nelson will skip a total of four planned performances in Lincoln, Neb.; Neosho, Mo.; Bonner Springs, Kan.; and Geneva, Minn.
In an effort to drive sales of Bon Jovi's new album "Bounce" -- due Oct. 8 from Island Def Jam (IDJ) -- the label is offering early access to tickets to the band's upcoming world tour to consumers who buy the CD, Billboard Bulletin reports.
A new independent film is shining the spotlight on Washington, D.C.'s go-go music movement via interviews and live footage from the scene's past and present, including go-go legend Chuck Brown, the Backyard Band, Little Benny, Experience Unlimited, and the Uncalled 4 Band.
Pop star Lance Bass' dreams of going into space have officially gone "pop!" The Russian Space Agency notified NASA that the 'N Sync singer won't fly to the international space station next month. Bass had hoped to rocket away from Kazakhstan on Oct. 28, boosted by corporate sponsors and a seven-part television documentary. But TV producers failed to raise the estimated $20 million fare, and Russian space officials last week kicked Bass off the upcoming crew.