CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses "American Juniors," "American Idols," fading singles and more with readers.
50 Cent Banks European Tour

50 Cent Banks European Tour

Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek. The arena dates begin Sept. 14 in Oberhausen, Germany, and wrap Oct. 8 in Manchester, England. This will be 50 Cent's maiden European headlining tour, following a handful of prior U.K. appearances with Eminem on the latter's Anger Management tour.
Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

Jamaica Honors Jimmy Cliff

Reggae star Jimmy Cliff has been awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit, the Caribbean island nation's third highest honor, according to a list of national award winners published yesterday (Aug. 7).
Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

Gay Acts Seek To Break Country Music Barrier

America's country music scene isn't exactly known for its gay artists, but a colorful pack of wanna-be stars pulled out their best rustic twangs and wailing guitars yesterday (Aug. 7) to try to change all that.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell Shania Twain and chart discussion with readers.
Mellencamp To Receive Guthrie Honor

Mellencamp To Receive Guthrie Honor

John Mellencamp will be among the individuals honored at the Huntington's Disease Society of America's (HDSA) seventh annual Guthrie Awards dinner in October. The artist will receive the Woody Guthrie Award "for his embodiment of Woody Guthrie's ideals."
!!! Gets To Work On 'Dirtier' New Album

!!! Gets To Work On 'Dirtier' New Album

Bi-coastal dance/rock ensemble !!! (pronounced "chik chik chik") is about to hit the studio to begin work on its highly anticipated debut full-length for Touch & Go.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - The Rolling Stones perform their first concert in Russia, playing through a driving rain before an appreciative crowd estimated at 70,000.
Artists Add New Voice To Children's Books

Artists Add New Voice To Children's Books

Seeking a crossover of a different kind, top recording artists Madonna and LeAnn Rimes are about to invade the children's book market. "Artists are starting to realize how important the children's audience is," says Stephanie Owens Lurie, president/publisher of Dutton Children's Books, which on Aug. 25 is releasing "Jag," the first book by Rimes.
Fall Tour Beckons Matchbox Twenty

Fall Tour Beckons Matchbox Twenty

Melisma/Atlantic group matchbox twenty will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 24 in Tallahassee, Fla., and running through year's end. Beforehand, matchbox twenty will embark on a seven-date European tour, beginning Sept. 4 in Glasgow.

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