'Talking' Gorilla Pens Album Lyrics

'Talking' Gorilla Pens Album Lyrics

Koko, California's famous "talking" gorilla, is breaking into song. The 31-year-old lowland gorilla, who is said to have mastered some 1,000 terms in American sign language, has "written" lyrics for a new album which should be available by the end of the week, her keepers said.
Mandy Moore Tipped For 'Summer' Remake

Mandy Moore Tipped For 'Summer' Remake

Mandy Moore is being courted to star in a remake of the 1959 film "A Summer Place." The movie is a romantic drama about two teenagers who fall in love at a summer resort at the same time that her married father and his married mother also rekindle an affair from years ago. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and his wife Tracey will executive produce.
Gabriel Looks Ahead To Tour, Next Album

Gabriel Looks Ahead To Tour, Next Album

When Peter Gabriel's first album in 10 years lit up the charts around the world, no one was more surprised than the cerebral pop veteran himself.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Kylie Minogue, Floetry, and Kelly Clarkson.
Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

Jane's Addiction, Underworld Join Big Day Out

Jane's Addiction, Underworld, Jimmy Eat World, Sparta, Xzibit, 2 Many DJs, and Murderdolls are among the latest additions to the star-studded lineup for the 2003 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - In anticipation of the November 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin establishes the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox. The site features 90-second clips of all the tracks on Jagger's ""Goddess in the Doorway,"" his first solo album since 1993's ""Wandering Spirit.""
Bon Jovi Unveils North American Tour Plans

Bon Jovi Unveils North American Tour Plans

Bon Jovi, fresh off the release of its eighth album "Bounce" (Island), has set its first run of North American tour dates in support of the album. The trek begins with a Feb. 8 gig in State College, Pa., and will run through March 9 in Washington, D.C.; Goo Goo Dolls will support. Beforehand, Bon Jovi will hit Australia and Japan. A large slate of European stadium dates will follow in May and June.
Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

Thousands Turn Out For Jam Master Jay's Funeral

Pallbearers wearing white unlaced Adidas carried the body of slain Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay from a funeral service today (Nov. 5) at which he was remembered as "the embodiment of hip-hop." A funeral cortege of white stretch limousines and luxury SUVs was lined up outside the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in the rapper's native Queens, N.Y. Inside, Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels eulogized their friend as a great man and groundbreaking musical force.
Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is resurfacing not only with a previously announced engagement to open some December shows for the Counting Crows, but also to headline an 20-city tour starting in February 2003.
'Better' Tupac Set Springing From Vaults

'Better' Tupac Set Springing From Vaults

The catalog of iconic rapper Tupac Shakur continues to grow. The late artist's 10th album and the sixth released since his murder in September 1996 will be the double-disc "Better Dayz," due Nov. 26 from Amaru Entertainment/Interscope/Tha Row.

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