Three members of seminal U.K. psychedelic rock act My Bloody Valentine are back in the recording studio after years of inactivity, according to reports. Guitarist Kevin Shields, drummer Colm O'Ciosiog and vocalist/guitarist Bilinda Butcher are said to be recording material originally intended for release on the 1989 EP "Glider," with an eye on including the cuts on a forthcoming boxed set.
Rapper Rakim has left Dr. Dre's Aftermath label, for which he was recording a long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Oh My God." The artist is currently searching for a new label on which to release the nearly finished disc.
Internet users who allow others to copy songs from their hard drives could face prison time under legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 16). The House bill is the strongest attempt yet to deter the widespread online song copying that record companies say has led to a major declines in CD sales.
Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes, will hit the road this fall on its Rebirth of the Mule tour. With former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson's band New Earth Mud in tow, the trek will launch Oct. 10 in Philadelphia and last through mid-November.
The makers of a television movie about John F. Kennedy Jr. and of a documentary about celebrity paparazzi have removed scenes referring to an alleged incident between Jackson Browne and his former girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z has extended its reign on Billboard's singles charts. Not only is the cut No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the third-straight week, but it also ends the five-week rule of Monica's "So Gone" on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally. A retail launch of the single helped propel "Crazy in Love" to the top of the latter chart.