Green Day is aiming for a July 2 release via Reprise for a B-sides and rarities album titled "Shenanigans." The 15-track set compiles lesser-heard recordings from the post-"Dookie" phase of the California punk trio's career. The album follows on the heels of last year's greatest-hits set "International Superhits" and includes the unreleased tunes "DUI" and "Ha Ha You're Dead."
As a youth, Paul McCartney would skip school with fellow Beatle John Lennon and the two would go visit a local art gallery in their Liverpool, England, hometown. McCartney has returned to the same gallery for the first comprehensive exhibition of his art. The show of some 70 paintings by McCartney, dating from 1987 to 2001, opens tomorrow (May 24) at the Walker Art Gallery and runs through Aug. 1.
Moby has lined up a two-month European tour in support of his brand new V2/Mute album, "18," which is No. 1 in 12 European countries and debuts this week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200. The trek begins Sept. 29 in Frankfurt, Germany, and wraps Nov. 30 in Glasgow. As previously reported, Moby will also headline this summer's Area2 festival tour, which kicks off July 28 in Bristow, Va.,
Contemporary country mainstays Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson each walked away from the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 22) with three statuettes. "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," Jackson's tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., earned two of his honors: single and song of the year.
Alabama, one of the top country acts of all time, will embark on a farewell tour next year before retiring. "After long thought and thinking very deeply, and while we still love one another, while we still care very deeply about one another, we want to announce to the fans all across the world that starting next year in 2003, it will be our farewell tour," lead singer Randy Owen said.
Celine Dion knew she wanted to try something different after a two-year break to start a family. Now she is preparing to share a Las Vegas stage with a flying piano and 70 dancers during her upcoming...
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to blast to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his Bad Boy/Arista compilation "We Invented the Remix." The album sold 256,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, fending off the third effort from fellow rapper Cam'ron, whose "Come Home With Me" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) sold 226,000 units and settles in at No. 2.
Veteran U.K. electronic music duo Orbital is set to release a retrospective album, "Work 1989-2002," June 3 internationally via ffrr Records. The set largely consists of previous singles, but does include one new track, "Frenetic." The compilation is to be preceded Monday (May 27) by the "Rest & Play" EP, which features a version of Orbital's 1989 debut single "Chime" along with "Frenetic."
They Might Be Giants' (TMBG) antic, eccentric music, which the New York-based duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell has been making for two decades, has long attracted grade-school-aged kids alongside the pair's adult target audience. Its recent Grammy Award win for best song written for a motion picture, television, or other visual media -- for "Boss of Me," the theme to the hit TV series "Malcolm in the Middle" -- further underlines its kid appeal.
Aerosmith hasn't yet named its new greatest hits collection, due June 25 from Columbia, but the tracklist for the double-disc set has been finalized. The 30-song set spans the Boston-based rock outfit's legendary career, beginning with "Mama Kin" and "Dream On" from its 1973 self-titled debut album. Two new songs, "Girls of Summer" and "Lay It Down," round out the collection.
Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus was involved in a highway crash in Spain early this morning (May 22), resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew. Singer Dryden Mitchell, guitarist Terry Corso, bassist Tye Zamora, and drummer Mike Cosgrove, as well as six crew members, were admitted to a local hospital after the crash, which occurred when the bus struck a parked truck on a highway near Navalmoral de la Mata, Spain, west of Madrid.
Modern rock outfit Incubus will on May 28 issue a VHS/DVD of a live in-studio concert taped last October in New York. "The Morning View Sessions," which aired on MTV and VH1, features 12 songs from Incubus' recent Epic albums, including the rock radio smashes "Drive," "Wish You Were Here," and "Nice To Know You."