Update: Haggard Cancels Most 2004 Tour Plans

Update: Haggard Cancels Most 2004 Tour Plans

Despite health concerns, Merle Haggard will play a trio of Texas dates in October, but will cancel his plans tour for the rest of the year. The 68-year-old country music legend is suffering from respiratory problems.
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'Shocked' Islam Returns To U.K.

'Shocked' Islam Returns To U.K.

The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "totally shocked" that he was barred from entering the United States.
Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

Actor Downey Jr. Signs With Sony

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, which will release his debut album Nov. 23.
Groban, Tyler Board 'Polar Express'

Groban, Tyler Board 'Polar Express'

New songs from Josh Groban and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will drive the holiday-themed soundtrack to "The Polar Express," due Nov. 2 on Reprise/Warner Bros. Records.
Westerberg, Mould, But No 'Mats At Mueller Benefit

Westerberg, Mould, But No 'Mats At Mueller Benefit

Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould, the Gear Daddies are confirmed for an Oct. 23 benefit concert in Minneapolis for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer.
Beastie Boys Rustle Up European Tour

Beastie Boys Rustle Up European Tour

The Beastie Boys have confirmed their first European tour in years, set to kick off Dec. 6 in Manchester, England, and run through Dec. 18 in Milan.
Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U.S. sales of 396,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, while "Sweat" enters one slot back with 342,000.
Jackson Defense Denies Photos Reports

Jackson Defense Denies Photos Reports

Michael Jackson's defense attorney said in a court-approved statement yesterday (Sept. 21) that news reports about photographs reportedly seized from the singer's home are false and that the prosecution in the child-molestation case agrees.
Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

Terror Watch Listing Diverts Yusuf Islam Flight

A London-to-Washington flight was diverted to Maine yesterday (Sept. 21) when it was discovered passenger Yusuf Islam -- formerly known as singer Cat Stevens -- was on a government watch list and barred from entering the United States, federal officials said.

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