The roster of guest artists on Santana's long-awaited "Shaman," due Oct. 22 via Arista, is an impressive one. Previously announced contributors include Ozomatli, Placido Domingo, and Michelle Branch, who is featured on first single "The Game of Love." The album also features appearances by Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, P.O.D., Macy Gray, Dido, Seal, Citizen Cope, and Musiq, among others.
Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "Love & Friendship" will grace the disc alongside classic tracks like "Mr. Scarface," "A Minute to Pray," and "Money & the Power."
Blues-leaning singer/songwriter Susan Tedeschi is gearing up for the release of her third album, "Wait For Me," due Nov. 19 on Tone-Cool/Artemis. The disc is her second for the label, and the follow up to 1998's "Just Won't Burn," which earned Tedeschi a best new artist Grammy nomination. It peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart and has sold 571,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A man who allegedly ran over a woman outside a radio station where a crowd had gathered to see 'N Sync singer Justin Timberlake has pleaded innocent to murder. Cameron Albert Duty is charged in the Sept. 9 death of 21-year-old Anna White of Bellevue, Wash., who was standing on a sidewalk outside the Burbank, Calif., studios of KIIS-FM when a pickup truck in reverse struck her.
Queen Latifah is returning to primetime television. The versatile actress and recording artist has signed a deal with CBS to develop and star in "Mali Anderson," a drama series project based on Grace F. Edwards' popular "Mali Anderson Mystery" series of books.
MTV2 has hooked up with Capitol for the Oct. 22 release of "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II," a compilation featuring 14 songs and three enhanced video clips by some of the music channel's top buzz bands of the year. The Vines, the Hives, OK Go, Coldplay, and Jimmy Eat World are among the artists set to appear on the disc. MTV2 is also planning a half-hour TV special to celebrate the compilation's release.
2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From South Central To South Africa youth delegation, are presented during a reception at the Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills. The five teens _ Martha Gonzalez, JeJuana Johnson, Megan Yaleh Meaway, Hector Sanchez, and Omari Trice _ traveled to the Orange Farm Township, outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, one of the country's most disadvantaged communities, to build homes for three South African families.
Mariah Carey's new single, the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis-produced ballad "Through the Rain," is streaming exclusively on such MTV Networks' Web sites as MTV.com and BET.com through midnight tonight (Sept. 26). The song is due to arrive tomorrow at U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration.