Walt Disney Co.-based production company Beacon Pictures is banking on the appeal of father-son rappers Master P and Lil' Romeo to pack a punch at the box office, having picked up a pair of projects involving the duo.
Soul legend Smokey Robinson is preparing to release his first inspirational/gospel album, "Food for the Spirit." The nine-song set will be released March 30 on Minneapolis-based gospel label Liquid 8 Records.
Twenty-one months after his initial, record-breaking U.K. success with "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible," former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young has the No. 1 position on both the singles and album charts in the region. "Leave Right Now" (S/BMG) spends a second week atop the singles survey, while his sophomore album, "Friday's Child," debuts at No. 1.
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne underwent emergency surgery at a hospital in Britain after suffering serious injuries in an all-terrain vehicle crash on the grounds of his estate in Buckinghamshire, his publicist said on Monday.
LL Cool J has joined the cast of the film "Edison." The rapper-turned-actor will co-star with Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman in the film, which is the story of an elite police team rife whose corruption is documented by a young journalist.
2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle "release party" for Sub Pop's "Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska," issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Damien Jurado and Crooked Fingers at the University of Washington's HUB Ballroom to celebrate the collection.
Fresh from the November release of his self-titled Top Dog/Atlantic album, Kid Rock is preparing for an arena tour in 2004. The trek will launch with a Jan. 22-23 stand in Saginaw, Mich.; 11 dates have been confirmed so far, through Feb. 14 in Raleigh.