U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore Capitol set, "A Rush of Blood to the Head," is now extended through March 13 in Minneapolis. In addition, Coldplay will appear Dec. 16 on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman."
A federal judge considering an Internet copyright case said yesterday (Nov. 25) he was inclined to allow U.S. record companies and movie studios to sue the Australia-based parent company of KaZaA, a popular online file-swapping service.
The celebrated New Orleans-based Marsalis family, one of the best-known clans in jazz history, has come together for a live recording, "The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration," to be released Feb. 4 on the Marsalis Music label.
Kevin Carlberg, the lead singer of pop-leaning jam band Pseudopod, is recovering at home after undergoing surgery last week to remove a malignant brain tumor. The Interscope band was in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Nov. 12 to kick off a tour supporting O.A.R., and preparing for a radio station interview when Carlberg became ill with terrible headaches and nausea.
With the recent release of Boston's "Corporate America" (Artemis Records), the grand total of studio albums from band visionary Tom Scholz now stands at a whopping five in just over 26 years. Perhaps Scholz and the term prolific may seem incongruous; however, the MIT graduate turned studio wizard says that writer's block has never been a barrier.
The Backstreet Boys have filed a $75 million suit against Zomba Recording Corporation, the parent company of Jive Records. The suit, filed yesterday (Nov. 25) in New York District Court, alleges breach of contract, intentional interference with contract, trademark infringement, and unfair competition and seeks to void all stipulations remaining from the group's 1994 contract with Zomba.
To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated special programming across four days to provide public awareness and focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the African American population.
Cross-cultural music star Manu Chao will release his first DVD, "Babylonia En Guagua," Jan. 28 via Virgin. The DVD will boast 25 songs recorded live at Chao's Sept. 4-5, 2001, concerts at Paris' Grand Hall de la Villette.
A crowd of more than 10,000 gathered yesterday (Nov. 25) in Tokyo's City Center hoping to catch a glimpse of Mariah Carey as she shot a new video, according to the artist's official Web site. Fans arrived hours before Carey was due to begin shooting a clip for "The One" with director Joseph Kahn, and police were forced to shut down the location.