Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

Steely Dan Confirms First Tour In Three Years

Steely Dan has unveiled details for its first tour since the summer of 2000, kicking off July 23 in Costa Mesa, Calif., and wrapping Aug. 31 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, which features himself, Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks. That album is expected by the end of the year.
Clash Videos Rounded Up For 'Essential' DVD

Clash Videos Rounded Up For 'Essential' DVD

On the heels of last month's double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic has set a June 10 release date for "The Essential Clash DVD," Billboard.com has learned.
U.K. Publisher Sues Dre, Eminem Over Sample

U.K. Publisher Sues Dre, Eminem Over Sample

A London music publisher has filed an amended copyright infringement lawsuit seeking a jury trial against Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young), Eminem (Marshall Mathers), Interscope Records, and Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD), among others.
Madonna Takes 'Life' In Front Of The Cameras

Madonna Takes 'Life' In Front Of The Cameras

Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the singer will perform her new songs live for the first time in a one-hour MTV special, "Madonna on Stage & on the Record." The show will be taped at the network's Times Square studios in New York, and will air on MTV at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Pavarotti, Bono To Sing For Iraqi Refugees

Pavarotti, Bono To Sing For Iraqi Refugees

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti and U2 frontman Bono will team up on stage next month to raise funds to help Iraqis uprooted by the war, the United Nations refugee agency said today (April 8).
Queen Latifah To Host VH1 'Divas' Concert

Queen Latifah To Host VH1 'Divas' Concert

Queen Latifah will host VH1's annual "Divas" concert, which will air live May 22 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mary J. Blige, Jewel, and Chaka Khan are among the first artists confirmed to perform, with several more expected to be added. This year's event is being titled "Divas Duets" and will feature more artist collaborations than in past years.
Vince Neil Pleads No Contest To Battery

Vince Neil Pleads No Contest To Battery

A lawyer for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor battery in an assault involving a record producer outside a Sunset Strip nightclub last year. Neil, whose given name is Vincent Neil Wharton, was not at the hearing yesterday (April 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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