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Daily Digest: Lauryn Hill Tour Dates; Velvet Revolver New Frontman

Also: Eminem and Jay-Z's fall concert to be broadcast on New Year's Eve

December 21, 2010 12:10 PM ET
Daily Digest: Lauryn Hill Tour Dates; Velvet Revolver New Frontman
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Lauryn Hill Announces More Concerts
Having announced a handful of East Coast shows earlier this month, the enigmatic soul singer has filled out her touring schedule over the coming weeks. Concerts in Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis and St. Louis go on sale Wednesday, while shows in Asheville, N.C., Charlotte and Charleston have also been announced. [Ticketmaster/Google News]

New Velvet Revolver Singer Coming?
Drummer Matt Sorum has said that Velvet Revolver has decided on a new lead singer to replace former frontman Scott Weiland, who departed the band in 2008. Sorum wouldn't say who they're they're thinking of, only that the man and the band are "dating," and that Sorum, Slash and Duff "really like [him] a lot." "We haven't consummated the relationship," Sorum told The Pulse Of Radio. We haven't sat down this gentleman and made the agreement together." [NME]

Eminem/Jay-Z Concert To Be Broadcast On New Year's Eve
Eminem's Sirius Satellite Radio station Shade 45 will air audio of Eminem's September concert with Jay-Z on New Year's Eve, the Detroit MC announced this morning during an interview. "The energy of the crowd, me being at home ... it's a good thing," Em said. The concert will be rebroadcast a few times during New Year's weekend. [RapRadar]

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