Friday, March 27

Lisa Ann Appearing in New Eminem Video

Adult star Lisa Ann isn’t close to being done with her time in the spotlight. The busty performer, feature dancer and talent agent shot a music video earlier this week with multi-platinum rapper Eminem.Though he’s been out of the limelight in recent years, Eminem has been diligently planning his comeback album, “Relapse,” set for release on May 15.

Lisa Ann appears in the video for the album’s first single, “We Made You.”“It was phenomenal,” Lisa Ann said of the music video shoot. “I can’t say too much, but I will say that the song is awesome and everyone is going to love it.”

Lisa Ann told XBIZ that she couldn’t divulge details about the shoot, but “I can just say this: the song is awesome, and so is [Eminem]. I can’t wait to see the finished product.”

The video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also shot the video for Eminem’s “Without Me,” U2’s “Stuck in the Moment” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”Also appearing in the music video are Eminem’s producer Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.


Thursday, March 26

'We Made You' Pics And Info

Place your bets on Interscope's three-headed monster! Just about everyone in the music industry is expecting big things from Dr. Dre, Eminem and 50 Cent this year.

Interscope confirmed that the trio were in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino on Sunday filming the video for "We Made You," the first single from Em's Relapse album. A photo from the video set was posted on 50 Cent's Web site, The flick features the trio sitting at a poker table. Em is sitting in the middle, sporting a gray suit, white shirt and his new dark-brown hair with a part in it. Dr. Dre is on Slim Shady's right and has the most poker chips. The Doc has on an identical outfit to Em, while 50 sticks out in a T-shirt and red-and-blue fitted cap.

According to, "We Made You" was produced by Dr. Dre. While Fif is in the video, he isn't featured on the song. In a press release announcing theRelapse release date of May 19, Interscope said the video would hit airwaves April 7. That same press release also noted that Em would be coming out with a follow-up LP to Relapse later this year. In a recent interview with MTV News, 50 Cent said it was him who gave Em the idea to double up.

In the same interview, 50 had his own bit of news: He's dropping two albums this year as well. Both records will come on the heels of Eminem's releases. There has been no word from Dr. Dre on his anticipated Detox LP. Several songs apparently for the album leaked before Dre even got to lay his vocals on them. Those songs featured T.I. referencing lyrics for the production legend.

Monday, March 23

50 Cent Says Eminem's Upcoming Albums 'Tie Together'

'It felt like part one and part two of the [same album],' Fif says of Relapse and its follow-up.

50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct was delayed to make way for Eminem's Relapse (due May 19), and the G-Unit General raved about Marshall Mathers' latest.

"It's great," 50 said of the album, sitting between Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo in New York last week. Eminem announced that soon after Relapse, he'll be putting out a follow-up LP this year.

"You can't ask for more excitement from a hip-hop perspective than two Eminem albums," 50 said. "One is great. It's a treat. But the second one is exciting.

"Actually, it was my idea for him to release two albums, because he had so much material over a time period," Fif added. "The [second album] kind of feels like a sequel. They're both written to one album topic almost, that it felt like part one and part two of the [same album]. They tie together."

50 said he plans to duplicate Slim Shady's game plan and put out two albums of his own within months of each other. The first will be the long-talked-about Self Destruct, and 50 is keeping the second project's title to himself for now. The move could mean that 50 is planning to extend his contract with Interscope Records. In past interviews, 50 promised that if his renegotiations didn't go well, a greatest-hits album would be the last record Interscope would receive from him and new material would be housed elsewhere.

"They should look for Em in May, me in June, then his second album will come out and my second album will come out a month after that," 50 said of his team's release schedule.

There is still no word on Dr. Dre's Detox. The record has been hampered by several leaks of unfinished material from recording sessions with T.I.


Sunday, March 22

Eminem's First Single Called "We Made You"?

An update was posted on Eminem's Twitter. It looks like the rumors about the title of his new single are true. The first single from Eminem's sixth studio album, Relapse, will be out on April 7th

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Saturday, March 21

Eminem at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony

Eminem will be one of the presenters coming to Cleveland for the sold-out Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday, April 4, at Public Auditorium. He will induct Run DMC.

The 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by the 600 voters of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. Artists are eligible for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twenty-five years after their first recording is released.

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Source: AftermathMusic

Sunday, March 8

Universal Music wins Eminem song Royalty lawsuit

A federal jury in Los Angeles ruled Friday that Eminem's music royalties don't change just because a song has been sold online.

The decision prevents, at least for now, an upending of the music industry that could have greatly changed the financial relationship between record labels and artists, in which labels have long commanded most of the proceeds from album sales.

The Detroit music producers who were involved in the rapper's early works, including his 1999 Grammy-winning album, "The Slim Shady LP," sued Universal Music Group's Interscope Records, accusing the music label of shortchanging them on royalty payments for music downloads and cellphone ring tones.

Mark and Jeff Bass, brothers who own F.B.T. Productions, said their contract entitled them to 50% of the proceeds for songs sold through online stores including Apple Inc.'s iTunes or by cellphone operators such as Sprint.

They argued that the songs Universal provided to online and mobile services amounted to music "masters," from which infinite digital copies could be produced. As such, F.B.T. said it was entitled to a higher royalty rate than the 12% they would otherwise receive on the sale of a song or music CD.

The jury sided with the music company's interpretation that a song purchased online is no different from one bought in a store.

"It's saying that the digital download is the modern version of a record sale," said music attorney Fred Davis, founder of law firm Davis, Shapiro, Lewit, Montone & Hayes in New York, who was not involved in the lawsuit. "And the economics to the artist are the same for a digital download as they were for the sale of a single, back in the glory years."

Davis said the ruling would have had enormous implications if it had favored the Bass brothers, because it would have forced an already struggling music industry to share a much higher percentage of proceeds from sales with artists.

Although federal district court rulings do not establish a legal precedent, they can influence judges weighing similar disputes. Eminem was not a party to the suit.

Richard S. Busch, an attorney representing the Basses, said his clients were considering their legal options.

"We are very surprised by the jury's verdict," Busch said. "We don't understand it, and the fight's not over."

A Universal Music spokesman hailed the decision, saying, "We are pleased with the jury's verdict."

The jury did award F.B.T. $159,000 owed from underpaid royalties.
Source: Los Angeles times

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Friday, March 6

Relapse Coming Out May 19

Eminem, the biggest selling music artist of the decade, officially announced the street date of his eagerly awaited new album; his first original studio album in over four years. Relapse (Interscope/Aftermath/Shady) will be released on May 19, 2009. The first single from the album and its accompanying video will see a simultaneous release on April 7th.

Anticipation for Relapse has been building since the fall, when Eminem first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, "I'm Having A Relapse," during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. Last month, the release of "Crack A Bottle" from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem's second #1 after 2002's "Lose Yourself") and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The recording ranked third in the history of all weekly download sales. "Crack A Bottle" will be included as an album track on Relapse.

With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also comes confirmation of something that had been rumored in recent weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. "A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year," said Eminem. "I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."

Eminem has sold more than 75,000,000 albums worldwide. His previous studio album, Encore, reached #1 and dominated the charts in late 2004. Certified quadruple platinum and spinning off four Top 40 Hot 100 hits, the Grammy-nominated disc has sold more than 11,000,000 copies around the globe. The #1, double platinum, 2005 greatest hits collection, Curtain Call: The Hits and #2, platinum, 2006 various artists compilation, Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, followed. In October 2008, Eminem released "Eminem: The Way I Am," a book compiling thoughts, stories, and memorabilia from various points in his life. The book entered the New York Times Best-Seller list at #11.
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