Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of Jay-Z, Luther Vandross, Missy Elliott, Sean Paul, Outkast's Big Boi, and more.
50 Cent Holds Off 'Idol' To Return To No. 1

50 Cent Holds Off 'Idol' To Return To No. 1

In a week where only two albums topped sales of 100,000 copies, 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" moved enough to reclaim the No. 1 post for a sixth non-consecutive week on The Billboard 200. The total of 128,000 units easily outdistanced its closest rival, the new compilation "American Idol Season 2: All Time Classic Love Songs" (RCA).
Orton Gets 'Wild' On 'How To Deal'

Orton Gets 'Wild' On 'How To Deal'

Beth Orton, the Flaming Lips, John Mayer, Liz Phair, and the Donnas are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to "How To Deal," due July 8 on Capitol Records.
Top Stars Sign On For MTV's Rap Battle Finale

Top Stars Sign On For MTV's Rap Battle Finale

Ludacris, Joe Budden, Method Man, Cam'ron, Noreaga, Keith Murray, and others will be on hand May 17 for the finals of MTV's "MC Battle," set to air live that afternoon from the network's New York studios.
Weird Al Parodies Eminem, Avril On New Album

Weird Al Parodies Eminem, Avril On New Album

"Weird Al" Yankovic takes on hits by a whole new crop of pop stars on his latest album, "Poodle Hat," due May 20 via Way Moby/Volcano. On the 12-track set, the musical parody veteran reworks well-known songs by such artists as Eminem, Avril Lavigne, and Nelly.
Shows To Celebrate 'YES New York' Release

Shows To Celebrate 'YES New York' Release

The June 3 release date of the "YES New York" compilation (on Wolfgang Morden, the soundtrack imprint of Vice Records) will serve as an occasion for celebration.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour.
Townshend Cautioned In Child Porn Arrest

Townshend Cautioned In Child Porn Arrest

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, arrested in January during a high-profile crackdown on Internet child porn, will be placed on a register of sex offenders after being formally cautioned today (May 7), London police said. "He has fully cooperated with the investigation and the decision to caution was made in line with police policy," police said in a statement.
Coolio Fishes In TBS' 'Red Water'

Coolio Fishes In TBS' 'Red Water'

Rapper-turned-actor Coolio will star opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Kristy Swanson in the TBS Superstation original movie "Red Water." The film is set to premiere Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on the cable channel.
Dr. Dre Nailed For $1.5M In Sample Suit

Dr. Dre Nailed For $1.5M In Sample Suit

A Los Angeles jury yesterday (May 6) found that Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) illegally used segments of the 1980 tune "Backstrokin'" in his song "Let's Get High" (co-written by Eminem and others) from the Aftermath/Interscope album "Dr. Dre 2001."
John, Taupin Sink Teeth Into Musical 'Lestat'

John, Taupin Sink Teeth Into Musical 'Lestat'

Pop music icons Elton John and Bernie Taupin will create the music and lyrics for a Broadway musical version of Anne Rice's "The Vampire Lestat." Warner Bros. is developing the show as the first project under its new Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures division. John says he expects to complete "Lestat" by the end of September for November read-throughs and that the show will come alive in 2005.
Jury Awards TVT $132M In Island Def Jam Suit

Jury Awards TVT $132M In Island Def Jam Suit

A jury in New York Federal Court yesterday (May 6) awarded TVT Records $132 million in punitive and compensatory damages in its successful copyright infringement and breach-of-contract lawsuit against Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Lyor Cohen and Def Jam Records.
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Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Mya, and Sade.

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