Rapper Cam'ron Arrested In New York

Rapper Cam'ron Arrested In New York

Rapper Cam'ron (real name: Cameron Giles) was arrested Monday on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pulled the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle made an illegal lane switch without signaling. Inside the car, officers discovered a loaded .22 caliber pistol, a small amount of marijuana, and a forged New York City Fire Department parking permit.
Flaming Lips Refry Early Cuts, Rarities

Flaming Lips Refry Early Cuts, Rarities

On the heels of the brand new Warner Bros. set "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips will unveil two deluxe, multi-disc reissue packages this fall via Restless Records and Rykodisc.
Blues Explosion To Tour With YYY, Liars

Blues Explosion To Tour With YYY, Liars

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has finalized a fall West Coast tour, bringing along fellow New York garage rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars. Launching Sept. 17 in Costa Mesa, Calif., the jaunt will find JSBX bringing its bluesy swagger to 13 cities before wrapping Oct. 5 in San Diego.
Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

Johnny Marr Inks With iMusic

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has signed a deal with ArtistDirect's iMusic label for the January 2003 release of the as-yet-untitled debut album from his new band, the Healers.
Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand in Las Vegas. The rest of the lineup will rotate, with the likes of Steve Azar, Chris Cagle, Tammy Cochran, Andy Griggs, Steve Holy, Shannon Lawson, Pinmonkey, Rascal Flatts, Tommy Shane Steiner, and Darryl Worley performing at various stops.
Smells Like Celine Spirit: Dion Developing Fragrance

Smells Like Celine Spirit: Dion Developing Fragrance

Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion is developing her own scent with Coty Inc., which also produces Jovan and Stetson fragrances. It's expected in stores in early 2003. "I wanted to partner with a beauty company that would develop a product in a line with my values," Dion said.
McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

McCartney, Levine Among Kennedy Center Honorees

Former Beatle Paul McCartney and conductor James Levine are among those who will receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Honors will also be bestowed upon actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, and Chita Rivera. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the 25th annual honors at a Dec. 7 State Department dinner in Washington, D.C.
Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

Replacements Reissues Finally On The Way

After a series of delays, the first four albums by Minneapolis rock legends the Replacements will finally be reissued Sept. 3 through Restless Records and Rykodisc.
RIAA Hacked In Apparent Response To New Bill

RIAA Hacked In Apparent Response To New Bill

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is downplaying a denial-of-service hacking of its Web site over the weekend, Billboard Bulletin reports.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ""Dreaming of You,"" her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No. 1.
Spears Apologizes For Mexico Cancellation

Spears Apologizes For Mexico Cancellation

Teen pop icon Britney Spears has issued an apology to fans in Mexico City after rough weather forced her to leave the stage Sunday having played just four full songs. "I'm sorry I couldn't finish the show for my fans," Spears said in a statement issued today (July 30) via her label, Jive Records. "The Mexican fans are one of the best audiences to play for. We decided that we had no choice but to cancel the show after the storm and lightning showed no signs of clearing up."
Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

Stewart Rifles Through Standards For J Debut

Veteran crooner Rod Stewart, who signed to J Records in February after 25 years with Warner-affiliated labels, is eyeing an Oct. 15 release for his label debut.

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