k.d. lang To Play Honeymoon Cruise

k.d. lang To Play Honeymoon Cruise

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.
Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

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.
Jermaine Claims Police Mistreated Michael

Jermaine Claims Police Mistreated Michael

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."
'Rings' Musical Set For London

'Rings' Musical Set For London

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.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's Report Includes OutKast, "Idol," Chart Discussion & More
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

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.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers.
Love's Drug Trial Delayed Until January

Love's Drug Trial Delayed Until January

Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession charges against her postponed until Jan. 27.
Sermon Album Set For Spring

Sermon Album Set For Spring

EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled set will be his first under a new deal with Universal/Motown.
Clinton Files Innocent Plea

Clinton Files Innocent Plea

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.

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