Audioslave -- the band combining Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford with Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell -- have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, Billboard.com has learned. Commerford says one of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all four band members, while the other is a leftover track for which Cornell has not yet written lyrics.
Leading electronic artists have contributed exclusive tracks and mixes to an album protesting a possible war in Iraq, Billboard Bulletin reports. The two-CD set "The Fire This Time," to be released Dec. 2 through U.K. independent label Hidden Art, features music and narration from Orbital, Aphex Twin, Pan Sonic, Speedy J, and Michael Stearns, aimed at highlighting the impact Western trade sanctions have had on Iraqi civilians.
A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by former collaborator Johnnie Johnson, ruling that too many years had passed since the more than 30 songs in dispute were written.
The estate of Elvis Presley has won an injunction in California Federal Appeals Court barring the further sale of the eight-DVD collection "The Definitive Elvis," released this summer by Passport Video.
Pearl Jam will on Dec. 8 play its first hometown show since October 2001 with a benefit concert at Seattle's Key Arena. Guitarist Mike McCready told local radio station KNDD today (Oct. 23) that proceeds will aid a variety of charities. He wouldn't comment on rumors that Queens Of The Stone Age and Audioslave will also be on the bill or that another show may be added.