R&B singer Ronald Isley was found guilty in Los Angeles on Monday of five counts of federal tax evasion and one count of failing to file a tax return. The 64-year-old member of the Isley Brothers could face five to 26 years in prison. Sentencing will be in January . . .
The music publishing catalogue of M.C. Hammer (real name, Stanley Burrell) -- including such hits as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit" -- has been put up for sale as part of the rapper's 1996 bankruptcy settlement. The long delay in putting the catalogue up for sale was attributed to litigation -- now resolved -- with EMI Music Publishing, EMI Records and others, according to the court-appointed publishing administrator . . .
Dolly Parton and Elton John will sing a duet at the 39th annual Country Music Awards, which will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn. The awards show will air live on CBS from New York's Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15. Other scheduled performers include Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Lee Ann Womack, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson.
-- Compiled by K. Wilcox
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