The career of enchanting Celtic artist Enya is chronicled on the forthcoming four-disc box set, "Only Time * The Collection." Due Nov. 12 via Reprise, the 49-track set will be packaged in velvet and gold foil, and features the music the vocalist/keyboardist has created with producer/arranger Nicky Ryan and lyricist Roma Ryan since her eponymous 1987 album, later retitled "The Celts."
Yoko Ono reached a settlement today (Sept. 27) with a former John Lennon aide over his use of hundreds of private family photos, ending a dispute that had stretched across two decades. As part of the settlement, former assistant Frederick Seaman issued a public apology to Ono, the late Beatle and their son Sean, lawyers for both sides announced.
Would you stop illegally downloading music files if Britney Spears asked? How about Brian Wilson? Eminem? Or Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Madonna, P.O.D., Marilyn Manson, 3 Doors Down? They've all signed on to an ad campaign aimed at discouraging illegal music file trading on the Internet. The full-page ads ran in yesterday's (Sept. 26) New York Times and other U.S. newspapers.
The fact that Kurt Cobain's widow and the surviving members of his band Nirvana are settling their differences and allowing unreleased songs to finally see the light of day has fans of the band in a tizzy. Of 3,458 people responding to a Billboard.com poll, 75% said they are looking forward to hearing the "lost" material.
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Lucinda Williams, and former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn are among the artists who will take part in a series of concerts across the country to champion women's health issues.
During a long hiatus between albums back in the mid-80s, Def Leppard feared metal/pop crossover groups such as Bon Jovi had hijacked its core audience. In 2000, Bon Jovi returned to the airwaves with full force thanks to the single "It's My Life," a crossover Phil Collen and his bandmates are hoping to duplicate with their new Island album, "X."
As tipped here last week, Courtney Love is nearing a settlement with Universal Music Group's Geffen Records over her highly publicized suit to get out of her recording contract, sources said. The suit is slated to go to trial Tuesday (Oct. 1). Under the terms of the deal, Love is expected to be released from her contract and will get a multimillion-dollar advance on the projected earnings of forthcoming Nirvana archival releases.
2000 - Songwriter Carl Sigman dies of natural causes. He is 91. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, Sigman authored chestnuts such as ""Love Story (Where Do I Begin),"" ""Ebb Tide,"" ""It's All in The Game,"" ""What Now, My Love?,"" and ""Pennsylvania 6-5000.""