All of Frankie Valli's hit songs with the 4 Seasons have been lovingly assembled on a two-CD set on Rhino Records, "In Season: Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons Anthology," which contains 51 remastered tracks and extensive liner notes. In addition, the label is releasing a companion set, "Off Seasons: Criminally Ignored Sides From Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons," comprising another 20 tracks. Both hit retail May 15.
As expected, Tool's third Volcano studio album, "Lateralus," debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts on the chart, while Janet Jackson's seven-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 is ended by the all-star cover of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade."
Chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child and manager Mathew Knowles have filed a trademark-infringement suit against magazine publisher H&S Media and its distributor, Warner Publishing Services, Billboard Bulletin reports.
Cable channel HBO will broadcast "Madonna Live: The Drowned World Tour," from the Detroit concert stop on the singer's summer tour. The show is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. EDT on Aug. 26 from The Palace at Auburn Hills. The tour is Madonna's first in eight years, and comes in support of her latest Maverick album "Music," which is No. 89 on The Billboard 200 this week.
Country singer Tim McGraw was found innocent yesterday (May 23) of charges he assaulted a sheriff's deputy during a scuffle over a police horse. The Orchard Park, N.Y., jury also found fellow singer Kenny Chesney and McGraw road manager Mark Russo innocent for their roles in the ruckus last year at a music festival near Buffalo.
Rosemary Prater, the widow of Dave Prater, one-half of the 1960s duo R&B duo Sam & Dave, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Superior Court in Paterson, N.J., in a longstanding dispute over royalties. The suit names Atlantic Records and Artists Rights Enforcement Corp., a New York City company, as defendants.
Queen Latifah, the versatile musician/actress/talk show host, is in discussions to star in and executive produce the comedy "In the Houze" for Disney and Hyde Park Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The part would be the actress' biggest starring film role to date and her first big-screen appearance since 1999's "The Bone Collector."
Country singers Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney took the stand yesterday (May 22) in Orchard Park, N.Y., to tell jurors a backstage skirmish with sheriff's deputies last year started with a misunderstanding about a police horse.
Slipknot has put the finishing touches on its latest album, due July 17 from Roadrunner Records. Despite the innocent enough sounding name, "Iowa," these nine Midwestern aggro young men are promising an album that's even harsher than their last.
After a seemingly inactive decade, Britain's Stereo MC's return with a new album that should secure their rightful place in the electronic music pantheon. "Deep Down & Dirty," due June 12 via Island Records, showcases the innovative act's rambunctious fusion of breakbeat, funk, and hip-hop -- a sound that has catapulted the septet into the globe's collective dance-music consciousness.