N'Dour Nixes Tour In Protest Of War

N'Dour Nixes Tour In Protest Of War

Senegal's Youssou N'Dour has canceled a planned seven-week North American tour due to the possible war in Iraq. "It is my strong conviction that the responsibility for disarming Iraq should rest with the United Nations," the singer said in a statement.
System Of A Down Bassist Sues Security Company

System Of A Down Bassist Sues Security Company

System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Mich., security company, saying its employees assaulted him during a concert. The 28-year-old artist claims in October 2001, the guards elbowed him in the face and dragged him out of the arena when he tried to go backstage with two girls while Slipknot was playing.
Bjork Recording New Album, Plans Shows

Bjork Recording New Album, Plans Shows

Icelandic vocalist Bjork has begun recording material for her next Elektra studio album, according to reports on her official Web site.
Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

Aguilera, Jones Control U.K. Charts Again

Christina Aguilera and Norah Jones retained respective leadership of the U.K. singles and album charts, released yesterday (March 9). Aguilera's "Beautiful" (RCA) notched a second week on top, as she also climbed four positions to a new peak of No. 2 with her RCA album "Stripped. Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) is No. 1 for a second-straight week.
Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

Fountains Of Wayne Ink With S-Curve

Power pop outfit Fountains Of Wayne has signed a new deal with EMI's S-Curve Records which will be crowned with the June 3 release of the group's third album, "Welcome Interstate Managers."
'Idol' Contestants Honor Lamont Dozier

'Idol' Contestants Honor Lamont Dozier

Legendary Motown composer Lamont Dozier, responsible for writing 14 No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100, will be a special celebrity judge on tomorrow's (March 11) installment of "American Idol" on Fox, as the 12 finalists sing hits from the Holland-Dozier-Holland songbook.
11TunesOnTV

11TunesOnTV

Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003.
McGraw Tour To Benefit Red Cross

McGraw Tour To Benefit Red Cross

The extensive U.S. tour that country star Tim McGraw recently kicked off will benefit local chapters of the American Red Cross in more than 50 cities in which he will perform. The artist has pledged funds generated from ticket sales and a specially created T-shirt, as well as from a handful of surprise shows.
MTV Taps Metallica As Next 'Icon'

MTV Taps Metallica As Next 'Icon'

Metallica will follow in the footsteps of Janet Jackson and Aerosmith as honorees of MTV's performance tribute show mtvICON, with the third annual event set to premiere May 6. The show will tape before a live audience three days earlier in Los Angeles, with performances paying respects to the veteran hard rock act. Metallica itself will play a set at the show's climax.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Soul-jazz organist Shirley Scott dies of heart disease in Philadelphia. She is 67.
Garbage, Weller & More Set For 'One Big No'

Garbage, Weller & More Set For 'One Big No'

Garbage, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Paul Weller, Evan Dando, Beth Orton, and Echo & the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch are confirmed to perform at the One Big No anti-war concert.

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