Well, they've tried everything else. Kiss will play a one-off concert Feb. 28 at the 48,000-capacity Telstra Dome in Melbourne with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The concert, to celebrate Kiss' 30th anniversary, will feature the group's classic lineup of guitarist Paul Stanley, bassist Gene Simmons, drummer Peter Criss, and guitarist Ace Frehley and will cost $4 million to stage.
A fan stabbed at a concert featuring rap artist Nelly has died, while another remains hospitalized. It was the second time in recent months that violence has erupted at an area musical event, Chula Vista, Calif., police said. Faitamai Taunuu, 30, died Saturday of multiple stab wounds he suffered in an attack during the concert Friday night, said Lt. Richard Coleson. Another fan, Sean Bowers, 27, also was stabbed. He was hospitalized in good condition as of yesterday (Oct. 20).
Following last week's unexpected hold on legislation that would give Webcasters making less than $1 million annually a break on digital performance royalties, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has stepped in to assist affected small Webcasters, Billboard Bulletin reports.
2001 - Luciano Pavarotti is acquitted of tax evasion in a trial in his home town of Modena, Italy. The opera star, who was accused of owing the government $18 million for income earned from 1989-95, faced a nominal 18-month prison sentence.