A Few More Things: Eminem & Jay-Z, Buena Vista Social Club, Mariah and Sammy Hagar

Jay-Z and Eminem add more joint gigs, Buena Vista Social Club cancel tonight’s show, Mariah Carey is sued by a New York veterinarian, and Sammy Hagar is writing his memoir.

Eminem & Jay-Z Expand Tour

Two more dates have been added to Eminem and Jay-Z’s “Home And Home” tour with a Sept. 2 gig added at Comerica Park in Detroit as well as a Sept. 14 show at Yankee Stadium.

The tour also includes a Sept. 3 show at Comerica Park and Sept. 13 performance at Yankee Stadium. Eminem headlines in his hometown of Detroit with Jay-Z as his special guest, followed by Jay-Z headlining in his hometown of New York City and Slim Shady filling in as his guest.

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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

Pre-sale tickets went on sale today. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday.

Catch the rappers performing together on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater building in a taped performance airing Friday on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Bad News For Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club’s first U.S. appearance since 2003 is being delayed a few days because tonight’s show at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been canceled.

The Cuban group was forced to pull out of the gig because band members didn’t secure their U.S. visas in time to arrange a flight, according to Reuters.

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35th anniversary celebration for La Nueva Trova, Havana University, Cuba.

The band’s San Francisco-based attorney, Bill Martinez, said the visa problem was “a timing issue” as opposed to difficulties with U.S. authorities.

Buena Vista Social Club is expected to make it to the band’s June 26 performance at Ravinia Festival at Highland Park in Chicago followed by a June 27 gig at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Click here for the Reuters article.

Mariah’s Doggone Lawsuit

When it come to her furry companions, Mariah Carey may tweet about her canines and tape MTV.com promotions with her Jack Russell terrier JJ, but veterinarian Cindy Bressler says the singer doesn’t pay her vet bills.

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders’ meeting, Fayetteville, Ark.

Bressler filed a lawsuit against Carey in Manhattan state court Wednesday, alleging that the pop star only paid about $8,200 of roughly $37,800 in charges for Jack Russell terriers Cha-Cha, Dolomite and JJ. The bills stemmed from just a little more than a month of care.

According to Bressler’s website, she caters to “prominent New Yorkers and celebrity clients,” offering house calls in New York City and the Hamptons. 

The Life And Times Of The Red Rocker

With more than four decades in the music business, Sammy Hagar has quite a few tales to tell.

The singer-guitarist is now putting pen to paper to share his stories with an autobiography in the works.

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The Lyric Opera House, Baltimore Md.

Hagar said he’s “been writing this book my whole life” and that it’s “time to put it between two covers.”

The memoir is set to be released in 2011 through It Books.

After nearly a dozen years fronting Van Halen, playing in bands including , HSAS, Los Tres Gusanos and Planet Us, Hagar is now performing as the lead singer of Chickenfoot.