The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes cuts from N.O.R.E., Busta Rhymes, Clipse and Dirt McGirt (formerly known as Ol' Dirty Bastard).
British pop star Robbie Williams will appear in a United Nations film aimed at raising awareness in Britain about child trafficking, according to the U.N.'s children's agency UNICEF. The three-minute film will feature Williams reading a poem describing the sale of children into prostitution as if they were an exotic fruit.
A 25-year-old man accused of selling tickets to a nonexistent concert by Icelandic singer Bjork pleaded guilty Monday in San Diego to grand theft. Aleso Conate is likely to receive probation and credit for time served when he's sentenced July 22.
Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his trip there as part of a USO tour. "It was just unbelievable to be there and have the sense of kind of what was really important in life, like a respect, an appreciation for the people who were there putting their life at risk for our way of life, our country," he says.
2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," Gilman said.
Snoop Dogg could face criminal charges in connection with the arrests of three men who delivered the rapper-actor to the BET Awards in a gray armored van, authorities said. Another six, identified themselves as the rapper's security detail, were armed and detained by authorities. As convicted felon, it is illegal for Snoop Doggto possess weapons or hire armed security guards.
50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET.
R&B vocalist Monica lays claim the top spot on The Billboard 200 this week with the debut of her third album, "After the Storm." In an overall slow sales week, the J Records set sold 185,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total was enough to edge out last week's No. 1, "Dance With My Father," from labelmate Luther Vandross, which falls to No. 2.
Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North American run will kick off July 5 in Las Vegas and close Aug. 3 in Houston. A European tour with stops at England's Reading and Leeds festivals will follow.