Mariah, Madonna Make Billboard Chart History

Two leading ladies, Mariah Carey and Madonna, leapfrog over Elvis Presley in the Billboard charts record book this week. With a 15-1 move, Carey's "Touch My Body" becomes her 18th No. 1 Hot 100 hit, while Madonna scores her 37th top 10 as "4 Minutes" explodes 68-3.

Weezer Sets Date For, Names New Album

Weezer's sixth studio album will be yet another self-titled affair, and will arrive June 17 via Geffen, according to their publicist. "The album is meaty, crunchy and melodic like a good Weezer album should be," frontman Rivers Cuomo writes on the band's Web site.

Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

After feuding publically for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner.

Dawson Extends ‘Juno’ Buzz With Kids Album

Kimya Dawson might be able to tell us how to get to Sesame Street in the near future.

Beth Orton Wraps Short Acoustic Tour

After a two-year absence from the stage, British singer/songwriter Beth Orton wrapped a brief acoustic run last night (Mar. 31) at New York's Hiro Ballroom.

311, Snoop Dogg Pledge Unity On Tour

311 and Snoop Dogg are teaming for the summer co-headlining Unity tour, which will also feature support from rock act Fiction Plane. The outing will begin June 24 in Phoenix.

Foos, Kanye, NIN, STP Set For Virgin Fest

Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the Virgin Mobile Festival, set for Aug. 9-10 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The festival is produced for the third year by I.M.P.

Radiohead Strips ‘Nude’ For Remix Project

Radiohead is utilizing the Internet for another initiative built around its album, "In Rainbows." The U.K. rock act has teamed with iTunes and GarageBand for an interactive project which allows fans to rework "Nude," released yesterday (March 31) as the second single from the CD.

Ruthless Records Turns 20 With New Signings

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, legendary independent label Ruthless Records is charging into 2008 with five new acts slated for release between spring and the end of the year.

Rush Promises Surprises On Summer Tour

Rush fans can expect some different songs and "surprises" when the Canadian trio hits the road on April 11 -- but guitarist Alex Lifeson says, "I'm gonna keep those a secret until then, I think."

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