Gwen Stefani, who pledged $1 million to earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan, is just the latest artist to offer help and aid to Japan. From Snoop Dogg to Fleet Foxes, Squarepusher to Jack Johnson, musicians of every possible genre are stepping up to do their part. Also, a 38-track benefit album called "Songs for Japan" featuring songs by John Lennon, U2, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and others -- is available on iTunes now.
Jimmy Wong's attempt was to respond to a YouTube rant about "hordes of Asian people" at UCLA when he wrote his song "Ching Chong," but now video of the acoustic tune has received more than 2 million views on Youtube.
Country music star Alan Jackson has signed with Capitol Records/EMI Nashville, the label announced today. Jackson's new music will be released as a joint venture between Capitol/EMI Records Nashville and Alan's Country Records.