A circuit court agency in Michigan has recommended that rap star Eminem pay his wife $142,480 a year in child support. The Macomb County Friend of the Court recommendation, filed last week in the couple's pending divorce case, suggests $2,740 per week in child support to Kimberly A. Mathers. She and her husband, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, agreed in March to joint custody of their 5-year-old daughter, Hailie Jade.
Modern rock trio Everclear will embark on a five-week tour this summer in support of the pair of albums it released last year, "Songs From an American Movie, Vol. One: Learning How to Smile" and "Songs From an American Movie Vol. II: Good Time for a Bad Attitude" (Capitol).
Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, according to published reports. The album will feature all-new material and will be recorded by Rick Rubin, who produced Rage's final album, last year's covers collection "Renegades" (Epic).
English pop seven-piece S Club 7 yesterday (May 20) achieved the extremely rare U.K. chart achievement of returning to No.1 with a single that had fallen from the top. For only the sixth time in the last decade, the feat occurred as the group's Polydor release "Don't Stop Movin'" outsold Geri Halliwell's "It's Raining Men" (EMI) to go back to the peak it held three weeks ago. The resurgence was no doubt buoyed by the start of S Club 7's first U.K tour this weekend.
Eight months after beating MP3.com in court, Vivendi Universal, the world's largest record company announced yesterday (May 20) that it will acquire the online music provider in a $372 million cash-and-stock deal. The Paris-based conglomerate -- which owns labels such as Interscope, MCA, Mercury, A&M, Motown, Island, and Def Jam -- said the deal will advance its efforts to create an online digital music subscription service.