Drummer Buddy Miles is suing the estate of Jimi Hendrix and several record labels for millions of dollars, alleging he was not paid royalties for his collaborations with the guitarist more than 30 years ago.
The Dixie Chicks' 2003 Top of the World tour will be captured in an upcoming collection of live recordings, due Nov. 25 from Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records. The release will come in double-CD and DVD editions. Titled "Top of the World," the set was recorded during the North American leg of the Chicks' 2003 tour of the same name.
Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Joni Mitchell and the Beach Boys mixed with more recent fare from Maroon5 and Wyclef Jean.
Liza Minnelli's estranged husband David Gest sued the entertainer yesterday (Oct. 21) for $10 million in damages for spousal abuse, saying she attacked him in drunken rages, leaving him with an "unrelenting pain in his head."
Next month Columbia will bring two new Bruce Springsteen collections to market: a three-disc best of audio collection and a two-disc live DVD. The career-spanning audio set, "The Essential Bruce Springsteen," is due Nov. 11; as previously reported, the "Live in Barcelona" DVD will be released Nov. 18.
Second season "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken owns the top position on The Billboard 200 this week with his debut album, "Measure of a Man." In its first week, the RCA set sold 613,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A veritable avalanche of material from singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is slated for release over the next few months. And, as Adams paints it, it all comes as a result of disagreements he had with his label, Lost Highway.
Singer/songwriter Elliott Smith was discovered in his Los Angeles apartment yesterday (Oct. 21) after an apparent suicide attempt, an L.A. County Coroner's Office spokesperson confirms. Smith, 34, was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center. An apparent self-inflicted knife wound was found on the body, which will be examined today by the coroner's office.