Items From Vandross’ Home To Be Auctioned

From a Picasso charcoal drawing to diamond watches, mink coats and crystal vases, Luther Vandross lived large.

Perry, W.K. Make Unlikely Recording Team

Dub-reggae pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry says his new album, titled "Repentance" and tentatively slated for release in May by Los Angeles-based Narnack Records...

Kanye, Akon Help Jackson Revisit ‘Thriller’

As expected, Michael Jackson will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic "Thriller" album with a new edition of the set, due Feb. 12 via Epic/Legacy Recordings. It will include remixes by Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am, plus rare and unreleased material from the time period.

Akon Charged In New York Fan-Tossing Case

Akon is facing criminal charges after a fan said she suffered a concussion when the hip-hop star tossed a teenager off the stage and onto her in the concert crowd.

Ghostface Thinking ‘Big’ With Albums, Book

Ghostface Killah barely let the dust settle after his 2006 double-shot of "Fishscale" and "More Fish" before starting work on his new "The Big Doe Rehab," due Tuesday (Dec. 4) via Def Jam.

Snoop Dogg, EPMD Bolster J.A.M. Awards

The first annual J.A.M. Awards took place last night (Nov. 29) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom, with multiple artists paying tribute to the late Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C.

Up-And-Comer Voices New Billy Joel Song

Billy Joel has broken his self-imposed retirement from pop for the second time in a year, but he'd almost rather you didn't know that. The second new Joel-penned single since his last pop album, 1993's "River of Dreams," is called "Christmas in Fallujah" and hits iTunes Dec. 4.

Morrissey Suing NME For Defamation

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey is suing music magazine NME for defamation after it printed an article in which he discussed his views on immigration in Britain.

Indie Rockers Feel The ‘Frequency’ In L.A.

Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall will host two concerts this January as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic-presented Concrete Frequency, a series of events that explores the effects of urban environments on music and art.

Ween Reveals 2008 Tour Plans

With the first leg of its North American tour in support of new album "La Cucaracha" winding down, Ween has revealed its 2008 road itinerary.

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