Dr. Dre, Suge Knight Attempt To Settle Differences Over Multiple "Chronic 2000" Albums

Well, it appears that Dr. Dre and Marion "Suge" Knight won't be squaring off over the use of the title "Chronic 2000" after all.

According to a report in "The Los Angeles Times," some legal maneuvering by Dre and Interscope Records (which distributes Dre's label, Aftermath) has persuaded Suge and Death Row Records not to include outtakes from Dre's "The Chronic" album on its upcoming "Chronic 2000" compilation.

Death Row's "Chronic 2000" album, tentatively due out in May, will still feature previously unreleased material from Tupac Shakur as well as some tracks from the label's current roster of newcomers.

For his part, Dre is considering an alternate title for his upcoming record, which he had been openly referring to as "Chronic 2000" (see "Dr. Dre And Death Row Records Release Competing 'Chronic 2000' Albums"). Dre's disc will feature guest spots from his old protege, Snoop Dogg, as well as his new protege, Eminem.

Dre's

new album, regardless of the title, is expected to be released this summer.