Singer k.d. lang will give two performances next summer to passengers on a special cruise presented by lesbian-themed travel company Olivia. The Boston-to-Montreal itinerary is scheduled for July 3-10, and will follow a mass wedding ceremony in Boston.
Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts this week at No. 71 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
Michael Jackson's brother said the pop star was physically mistreated while in custody of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Sheriff's Department. Department officials disputed the claim. Jermaine Jackson told MSNBC in an interview broadcast yesterday (Dec. 11) that his brother has proof that "he was very much mistreated." He declined to give specifics, saying only, "The pictures will show you everything."
Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 in London's West End.
2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier that claims Nirvana's contract with Universal Music Group is void and that all rights pertaining to the band revert to her.
George Clinton filed an innocent plea to drug charges yesterday (Dec. 11) in Tallahassee, Fla., according to court records. The funk pioneer's lawyer, Tim Jansen, filed the plea and the case was assigned to Circuit Judge Thomas Bateman. No trial date has been set. Jansen didn't return a call for comment.