A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
For a second straight week, the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 has been renamed "Nellyville." The latest Universal set from rapper Nelly notched another week at the top after selling 447,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has no trouble holding ground on several Billboard charts, including the No. 1 slot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally.
Jimmie Lee Robinson, a Chicago blues stalwart known for his pointed lyrics and storyteller's sensibility, was found dead in his car Saturday on Chicago's southwest side. He was 71. He had a single gunshot wound to his head and his death was ruled a suicide, the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.
Updating yesterday's (July 10) report about Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming tour, in support of his Columbia album "The Rising," tickets for six of the trek's 39 North American shows will go on sale Saturday via Ticketmaster.
Rapper Fat Joe (real name: Joseph Cartagena) was booked yesterday afternoon (July 10) for assault after turning himself in to New York police. According to police, the rapper and members of his entourage were involved in a May 12 altercation with a man named Steve Garib at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York's Times Square, in which Garib suffered a fractured jaw, multiple bruises, cuts, and contusions.
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is making an improbable leap, writing music for Disney's upcoming animated children's film "Treasure Planet," due Nov. 27 in U.S. theaters. "It was really interesting to watch them put together this really elaborate, animated thing. And then put your two cents into it. It was a lot of fun. I was really proud that I got to do it," Rzeznik said.
Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.S. radio outlets July 22. Iglesias produced the album in tandem with Lester Mendez and Rafael Perez Botija, and wrote or co-wrote all but one tune.
Jimmy Eat World, Promise Ring, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Cave In, Cursive, Le Tigre, and Thursday are among the acts confirmed to appear at various stops on the second Plea For Peace/Take Action tour. The trek begins Sept. 13 in Worcester, Mass., and will run through an Oct. 28 finale in an as-yet-undetermined city. Other acts include Common Rider (featuring Operation Ivy's Jesse Michaels), Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls, Poison The Well, and Lawrence Arms.