Sources: Grammys, AMAs Moved Ahead

Sources: Grammys, AMAs Moved Ahead

Look for the next Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards (AMAs) to move from their traditional annual calendar slots.
Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 stop in Woodstock, N.Y.
Phair Goes Acoustic With Flaming Lips

Phair Goes Acoustic With Flaming Lips

Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will embark on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. The seven-date trek begins May 23 in Portland, Ore., and wraps June 3 in Denver. As previously reported, Phair will also be on hand June 7 for the inaugural Field Day Festival in Calverton, Long Island, N.Y.
'Today' Slates Star-Packed Concert Series

'Today' Slates Star-Packed Concert Series

NBC's "Today" morning show will kick off its annual concert series tomorrow (April 18) with a performance by Fleetwood Mac outside its New York studios. The Rockefeller Center Plaza location will also play host to the likes of Mariah Carey, Alan Jackson, Annie Lennox, Ashanti, LL Cool J, and R.E.M. through October.
Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, "The Remote Part" (released domestically March 25 by Capitol), allowed it to finally become more than just a cult favorite on its native soil. The group started playing out in Edinburgh in 1995 while its members were still teenagers, releasing two singles and a mini-album, "Captain." On the strength of these and live shows legendary for bedlam, the band landed a major label deal and in 1999, released its Odeon debut, "Hope Is Important."
LIVE REVIEW

LIVE REVIEW

Annie Lennox April 14 in New York
Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with the release of "Buzzcocks: Inventory -- Singles Box Set." The set will collect the group's 14 singles recorded for EMI, from its first single, "Spiral Scratch EP," to 1981's "What Do You Know," each complete with all the original B-sides.
Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the city's 13,000-capacity Cobo Hall, the free gathering will operate under the theme "Remix: Rebuilding, Refocusing, Reinvesting, Resurgence," and focus on youth empowerment.
Poll: Artists Should Continue Touring

Poll: Artists Should Continue Touring

Artists should probably not contemplate launching extended stands in one or a handful of cities, similar to Celine Dion's planned three-year run at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - James Al Hendrix, who introduced his son, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, to music, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is 82.
Radiohead NYC Gig To Air On MTV

Radiohead NYC Gig To Air On MTV

Radiohead will warm-up for its June 7 headlining slot at Long Island's Field Day Festival with a show the night before at New York's Beacon Theatre.

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