The 2002 edition of Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest touring extravaganza will host the first appearances from the as-yet-unnamed new band formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford. The group will join previously announced main stage participants Osbourne and System Of A Down, as well as P.O.D., Drowning Pool, Adema, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, and Tenacious D on select dates.
Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful sound to the U.S. on "The Way I Feel," released March 19 via Motown.
The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units, according to SoundScan, the bluegrass-laden set holds off a surprising No. 2 entry from boy band B2K, whose self-titled Epic debut sold 109,000 units.
Sheryl Crow played her first U.K. show in more than three years last night (March 20) at the 800-capacity Scala club in London's King's Cross. The 100-minute set came as part of a week-long promotional visit to mark the April 8 U.K. release of her new A&M album, "C'mon, C'mon." The set is due a day later in North America.
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati rejected a claim that entertainer Stevie Wonder violated a copyright with his recordings of a song titled "For Your Love." The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday (March 20) that Derrick Coles, who claimed he had prior copyright ownership of the song, and Gwendolyn Daniles, who said Coles conveyed his interest in the song to her in 1991, failed to prove their allegations.
Seminal Washington, D.C.-based hardcore outfit Fugazi has lined up a 13-date U.S. tour in support of its latest Dischord album, "The Argument." The jaunt begins March 22 in Richmond, Va., and returns to the state for an April 6 finale in Harrisonburg, as part of the annual Macrock festival. In keeping with the band's insistence on all-ages shows and low ticket prices, admission for the gigs will be $6.
Alicia Keys has confirmed dates for a summer concert tour, set to begin July 2 during the annual Summerfest in Milwaukee. The new dates, which are scheduled to wrap Aug. 30 at the American Music Festival in Virginia Beach, Va., comprise the second leg of touring in support of Keys' Grammy-winning J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor."
U.K. rock experimentalists Radiohead plan to unveil "a great amount of new material" at a series of "intimate" European shows this summer, according to the Web site for its W.A.S.T.E. fan organization. So far, six shows have been confirmed, beginning July 21 in Lisbon, Portugal. W.A.S.T.E. is offering tickets beginning today (March 20); public ticket sales begin Saturday. The group is also tipped to appear at several U.K. festivals this summer.
Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Alan Jackson are among those paying tribute to long-haired Texas trio ZZ Top on the upcoming RCA album "Sharp Dressed Men," a 15-track country homage to the veteran group. Set for an April 30 release, the 67-minute album also features contributions from such honky-tonkers as Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, and Dwight Yoakam.
Hard rock outfit Korn has begun lining up its summer North American tour plans in support of its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables." Dates are set to begin June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., but the only venue confirmed thus far is June 23 stop at New York's Madison Square Garden.