As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour in seven years May 31 in Reno, Nev. The 31-date trek will wrap July 20 in Biloxi, Miss., and comes as the group is working on its first studio album of all new material since 1979's "The Long Run."
For 25 years, a cramped apartment in New York served as one of the first recording studios for dozens of struggling artists, some of whom would go on to be the biggest names in folk music. Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Janis Ian were among those who made the trip from the Greenwich Village coffeehouses to an Upper West Side housing project for jam sessions worthy of a country front porch.
Lupillo Rivera, A.B. Quintanilla y Los Kumbia Kings, Jaci Velasquez, Los Tri-O, Victor Manuelle, Alejandra Guzman, and Alexandre Pires have been added to the list of performers for this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held May 9 at Miami Beach's Jackie Gleason Theater. The show will also feature performances by Marc Anthony, Thalia, Juan Gabriel, Cristian, Olga Tanon, and Celine Dion and will air May 12 on the Telemundo network.
Rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dawayne Hale) was booked last Friday into Arizona's Mohave County Jail on felony charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen firearm. He also was charged with misconduct involving weapons while committing a felony, according to Officer John Ortolano, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The release of the long-promised They Might Be Giants kids album, "No!," has been moved to June 11. Originally expected in April, the Idlewild Recordings/Rounder release will be issued as an enhanced CD featuring videos for 13 of the album's 17 tracks.
Cult rock duo Ween will put off the recording of its next studio album in favor of a summer North American tour. Dates begin Friday (April 19) in Asheville, N.C., and are booked through a June 23 appearance at the..
Listeners shouldn't be fooled by "Lovedust," the sunny opener to Luna's new studio set, "Romantica": The album isn't all so bright, notes frontman Dean Wareham. "There's some sad songs on there -- they'll make you cry," he insists, half seriously.
Canadian power trio Rush will kick off its first tour in five years June 28 in Hartford, Conn. The 27 confirmed stops are the first in the band's planned extensive tour in support of its latest Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails," due May 14. First single "One Little Victory" thundered to a No. 22 debut on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart last week.