MTV Delays UK Airing of 'Osbournes'

MTV Delays UK Airing of 'Osbournes'

U.K. viewers eager to watch the domestic misadventures of Ozzy Osbourne and his family will have to wait a bit longer. MTV said the British transmission of its reality series "The Osbournes," scheduled to begin Sunday (May 19), has been delayed for contractual reasons. The music network didn't say what the issues were or when the show might air.
New Sigur Ros Album 'Less Polished, Sweet'

New Sigur Ros Album 'Less Polished, Sweet'

Experimental Icelandic quartet Sigur Ros is nearing completion of its next album and eyeing a fall release, according to a post from the band on its Icelandic record label Web site.
Doves Soar On Sophomore 'Broadcast'

Doves Soar On Sophomore 'Broadcast'

The hype machine that is U.K. rock journalism has proclaimed just about every new band as the next big thing at one point or another, but rare is the act that truly lives up to such billing over the long haul. And while Manchester, England's Doves were the subject of extensive media praise for their 2000 debut, "Lost Souls," band members would never have predicted the chart onslaught that has accompanied "The Last Broadcast," due June 4 in North America via Capitol.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Craig David, Jennifer Lopez, and Tom Waits.
Piracy Forces Change In Eminem Release Date

Piracy Forces Change In Eminem Release Date

The release date of Eminem's third Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show," has been moved up one week to May 28 to minimize the loss of sales to bootlegged copies of the set, which already are available on the street and the Internet. "This was a very hard decision to make, and it wasn't taken lightly," Eminem's spokesperson tells Billboard.com.
Crespo Turns 'Urbano'

Crespo Turns 'Urbano'

Elvis Crespo's career has been marked by transformation. From his successful stint as the lead singer of Grupo Mania, he launched an exciting solo career-propelled by a charismatic stage demeanor and a handful of catchy singles, including "Suavemente" (Softly) and "Tu Sonrisa" (Your Smile).
Queens, Rage Members Get 'Dangerous'

Queens, Rage Members Get 'Dangerous'

Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk to record the bulk of the music for the soundtrack to "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," due June 11 from Milan. The film, starring Jodie Foster, arrives three days later in U.S. theaters.
Petty Sets Summer U.S. Tour, Plans Album

Petty Sets Summer U.S. Tour, Plans Album

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have set a summer tour of U.S. venues, kicking off June 27 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and running through a Sept. 1 finale in Concord, Calif. A new studio Warner Bros. studio album is expected in October, with more shows due to follow its release. Petty's last album with the Heartbreakers, "Echo" (Warner Bros.), debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 in May 1999.
Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

Sex Pistols Reuniting For July Show

A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary punk band will perform July 27 at London's Crystal Palace sports center, singer John Lydon said today (May 16).

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