BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

"Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic Marketing/BMG Strategic Marketing compilations, pulls together 20 tracks by Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Simple Plan and Mario, among others. The set is due May 17.
Michigan Court Tosses Lawsuit Against Eminem

Michigan Court Tosses Lawsuit Against Eminem

The Michigan state appeals court today (April 15) dismissed a lawsuit filed by an ex-schoolmate of Eminem's who accused the Detroit-area rapper of falsely depicting him in the song "Brain Damage."
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Akon, Rob Thomas, Blaine Larson, Shooter Jennings, Hanna-McEuen, Black Eyed Peas, Kenny Chesney and more.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Akon, Thomas, Chesney & More
One New System Album Done, One To Go

One New System Album Done, One To Go

System Of A Down premiered "Mezmerize," the first of two new albums it will release this year, for journalists last night (April 13) in New York. Due May 17 via American Recordings/Columbia, the set picks right up where 2002's "Toxicity" left off, with SOAD's unique brand of metal instantly familiar and intact.
Pixies, Malkmus Set For CMJ/Rock Hall Fest

Pixies, Malkmus Set For CMJ/Rock Hall Fest

The Pixies, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, the Futureheads, the Misfits, Spoon, the Clientele, Mindless Self Indulgence, Powerman 5000, El Pus, Nashville Pussy and Digable Planets have signed on to perform as part of the inaugural CMJ/Rock Hall Music Fest.
Frankie J, Baby Bash Make Touring Team

Frankie J, Baby Bash Make Touring Team

Latino hitmakers Frankie J, Baby Bash and Natalie will team up for a spring tour that will kick off April 29 in Corpus Christie, Texas. The run will find each of the artists performing solo and in combinations, backed by a full band and a team of dancers.
Jackson Accuser's Mom Tells Bizarre Story

Jackson Accuser's Mom Tells Bizarre Story

The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser today (April 14) told jurors a bizarre story of weeks during which she was shuttled around by Jackson's associates, made a virtual prisoner and warned that "killers" were after her.
50 Cent Has 'Candy' Everybody Wants

50 Cent Has 'Candy' Everybody Wants

50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its reign as Billboard's Hot 100 chart-topper for the eighth consecutive week. The song also remains in the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 Airplay and Rhythmic Airplay lists. This week's Hot 100 also features career best chart positions for Weezer and matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas (as a solo artist).

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