Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names in hip-hop on "Crunk Juice," due Nov. 16 via TVT. R. Kelly and Ludacris team up on the tentatively titled "In tha Club," while Nas, T.I., Jadakiss and Ice Cube rock the mic on "The Grand Finale." Elsewhere, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Suga Free lend rhymes to "Bitches Ain't Sh*t."
Strokes, Blondie Set For Ramones Benefit

Strokes, Blondie Set For Ramones Benefit

The Strokes and Blondie will perform at a Johnny Ramone-spearheaded benefit for Cedars Sinai Cancer Research Center and the Lymphoma Cancer Research Foundation.
Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

Wilco Bundles Book With Unreleased Tracks

Fans who pick up "The Wilco Book" on Nov. 15 will be treated to an exclusive bonus CD with 12 previously unreleased songs recorded during sessions for this year's Nonesuch album "A Ghost Is Born."
Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

Guitar String Maker Ernie Ball Dies

Ernie Ball, a pioneer maker of rock'n'roll guitar strings used by legions of artists from the Rolling Stones to Merle Travis, died yesterday (Sept. 9) at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He was 74.
Injury Nixes Motorhead Tour

Injury Nixes Motorhead Tour

A month-old foot injury suffered by frontman Lemmy Kilminster has doomed Motorhead's scheduled U.S. tour.
Live Set Pushes Phantom Planet Forward

Live Set Pushes Phantom Planet Forward

Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald says the recent Internet-only release "Bootleg '04," featuring live material from its 2004 self-titled Epic album, captured an important moment in the band's evolution.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs DVD Brings The 'Rock'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs DVD Brings The 'Rock'

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release their first DVD, "Tell Me What Rockers To Swallow," Oct. 12 via Interscope. The disc captures 16 tracks from a recent show at the Fillmore in San Francisco, including the breakthrough single "Maps," which reached No. 9 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Kevin Lyttle, Gretchen Wilson and Fantasia with readers.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

LL Cool J, Shania, Usher & More

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