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Justin Timberlake’s Manager Says They’re Mulling Talent Competition For Revamped Myspace

"We want to bring the industry back to Myspace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there," says Johnny Wright, who promises that he and Timberlake will unveil plans for the beleaguered social network at an August 17 press conference.

‘Simpsons’ songs compiled for ‘Testify’

More than three dozen original songs from the past nine seasons of "The Simpsons" have been collected for an album.

Beyonce leads BET Awards with 6 noms

With six nominations, Beyonce heads the field for the 2007 BET Awards. This year's ceremony will be televised live June 26 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Verizon pulls out of Stefani tour

Verizon Wireless has abruptly pulled out as the presenting sponsor on Gwen Stefani's current tour due to an incident involving the trek's opening act, Akon.

Guns N’ Roses injury hurts S. Africa music fest

South Africa's biggest outdoor rock event of 2007 has been left without a major headlining act after Guns N' Roses canceled a slew of shows due to an injury suffered by bassist Tommy Stinson.

Van Halen suits up for NASCAR appearance

Eddie Van Halen will serve as an honorary NASCAR official this weekend in what will be the rock guitarist's first public appearance since he entered rehab early last month.

‘Tired’ singer Allen scraps most of U.S. tour

U.K. pop singer Lily Allen has canceled most of her May-June U.S. tour because she is "tired," and believes her live show of late has been sub-par.

Spector defense: Clarkson was ‘despondent’

The defense in Phil Spector's murder trial will portray gunshot victim Lana Clarkson as despondent over her finances and acting career and possibly contemplating suicide just before she met the record producer, documents filed Monday showed.

Pearl Jam confirms Lollapalooza appearance

Pearl Jam's only scheduled U.S. show of 2007 will be on the final night of the annual Lollapalooza festival at Chicago's Grant Park on August 5.

Kristofferson getting Johnny Cash Award

Country music cable channel CMT will honor Kris Kristofferson with its "Johnny Cash Visionary Award" at the CMT Music Awards on April 16.

SXSW grows while music biz withers

South by Southwest is like spring break for rock stars. The annual music festival, which began Wednesday, draws musicians and fans from around the world to Austin, Texas, for four days of booze, barbecues and rock 'n' roll.