Dion Officially Added To Super Bowl Lineup

Dion Officially Added To Super Bowl Lineup

The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed that Celine Dion will be on hand Jan. 26 in San Diego to perform "God Bless America" prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVII. It won't be the first time Dion has performed the Irving Berlin standard, as she delivered an impassioned performance of it during the post-Sept. 11 fundraising telethon "America: A Tribute to Heroes."
Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb In Critical Condition

Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb In Critical Condition

Maurice Gibb, bassist, keyboardist, and vocalist for pop superstars the Bee Gees, is in critical but stable condition today (Jan. 10) at Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Fla. Gibb, 53, was admitted on Wednesday and underwent emergency abdominal surgery for a blocked intestine yesterday (Jan. 9), according to a hospital spokesperson. Maurice is a resident of Miami.
R. Kelly Children's Book To Be Reissued

R. Kelly Children's Book To Be Reissued

Despite the controversy surrounding its subject, a children's book based on R. Kelly's life will be reissued on March 1. Publisher Unique Expressions plans to re-release the children's story, "I Can Fly! (The R. Kelly Story)," based on Kelly's rags-to-riches life.
New Moby, Fuel, Nickelback Cuts Lead 'Daredevil'

New Moby, Fuel, Nickelback Cuts Lead 'Daredevil'

New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due Feb. 4 from Wind-Up Records. The 20-track collection boasts all fresh material, including "The Man Without Fear," a collaboration between Rob Zombie and the surviving members of hard rock outfit Drowning Pool.
'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

'Punk-O-Rama' Comes Home On DVD

Epitaph is bringing its popular "Punk-O-Rama" series to DVD. Due Feb. 25, the first home video edition will boast 22 videos, including selections from such luminaries as the Offspring, Rancid, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and the Descendents, among others. Like its CD counterparts, the DVD will be marketed as a low-priced punk compilation, and carry a retail pricetag of less than $15.
Crue Film A 'Go', Tour Dates A 'No'

Crue Film A 'Go', Tour Dates A 'No'

Motley Crue fans will have to wait until 2004 for another tour, putting an end to rumors the band might join this summer's Ozzfest lineup. Says founding bassist Nikki Sixx, "As far as the question being asked over and over about Ozzfest, at this time there are no plans of doing any kind of tour 'til next year for Motley Crue."
Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, Heather Goodwin, said today (Jan. 9). Goodwin, who had suffered from asthma for many years, died suddenly last night at his home near Reading, England, west of London.
Carlene Carter Case Sent To Grand Jury

Carlene Carter Case Sent To Grand Jury

A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer Carlene Carter, who has been charged with stealing a dead man's identity to obtain prescription drugs. Yesterday (Jan. 8), Carter waived her right to a preliminary hearing and the case was handed over to the Sumner County grand jury, which meets next month, Assistant District Attorney Dee Gay said.
Eve Dresses Up For UPN Comedy Show

Eve Dresses Up For UPN Comedy Show

After getting attention on the big screen with supporting roles in "Barbershop" and "XXX," Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Eve is making her first foray into television with a development deal at UPN.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a capacity crowd, many of whom had lined up outside the club as early as seven hours before doors were to open.
Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was released last fall, will be hitting the road in February for his first solo performance outing. Beginning Feb. 17 in Pittston, Pa., Carter and his band will play 17 North American dates through a March 9 engagement in San Francisco.
Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and its founder Paul Allen's company, Vulcan, the historic concert will be filmed by director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") for a theatrical release that will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

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