The Black Crowes may be on indefinite hiatus, but fans will be able to savor the group's final shows as part of an as-yet-untitled double-disc live set due Aug. 27 from V2. The album, compiled by guitarist Rich Robinson, will feature 19 songs drawn from last year's Oct. 30-31 stand at Boston's Orpheum Theatre.
Fans who purchase Dave Matthews Band's upcoming album "Busted Stuff," due July 16 from RCA, will be getting more bang for their buck. The package will include a free DVD with live and studio material; additionally, the CD, when placed in a user's CD-ROM drive, will unlock a specially created Web site featuring exclusive content.
Kiss has linked with specialty retailer Condomania to produce a line of "tongue lubricated" Kiss Kondoms. The packaging of the bright red latex prophylactics features a picture of the group's Gene Simmons in full make-up with his famous tongue extended.
Ozzy Osbourne's clan is becoming too ubiquitous, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal.
Country act the Clark Family Experience has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after finding itself at least $800,000 in debt, the group's lawyer said. The group, composed of six brothers ages 18-27, filed the petition last week in federal bankruptcy court in Roanoke, Va.
Twelve thousand invited members of the public took in performances by some of the U.K.'s biggest rock and pop stars and international guests last night (June 3) at Party at the Palace, held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London. Highlights of the three-hour-plus show included a tribute to the late George Harrison by Sir Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton and performances by Brian Wilson, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, and Steve Winwood.
Slightly more than six months after their respective releases, the latest albums by Latin star Shakira and pop/R&B artist Pink have been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Shakira's Epic set "Laundry Service" and Pink's Arista collection "M!ssundastood" each shipped 3 million copies in the U.S. by the end of May, according to the RIAA.
Fifteen years after his death, master classical guitarist Andres Segovia finally was brought back to his hometown as he wished. Segovia's remains were exhumed from the Madrid cemetery where he originally was buried and brought to Linares in Jaen province, the heart of Spain's olive-growing region.
(Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com) It's the rare young country artist who can sound equally comfortable working with Martina McBride and Cinderella's Tom Keifer, but Andy Griggs does just that on his sophomore RCA album "Freedom," due July 9.
(Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com). Fans of Paul Oakenfold's trance compilations might be surprised to hear the DJ collaborate with Ice Cube on a raunchy rap track. And they certainly wouldn't expect to hear a spoken-word monologue about Richard Nixon and the death of the American dream, performed by author Hunter S. Thompson, over Oakenfold's spacey instrumentation.