In support of the forthcoming Columbia album "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will kick off a tour Aug. 7 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The itinerary has the band playing 39 North American shows through a Dec. 13 finale in Albany, N.Y., with a break for much of September and an Oct. 14-27 European tour splitting up the run.
The North American leg of the Ozzfest tour got underway today (July 10) in Scranton, Pa., following the cancellation of the opening two shows due to Sharon Osbourne's unexpected cancer surgery last week. The family matriarch and wife/manager of heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne was recently released from an undisclosed Los Angeles-area hospital after undergoing surgery for colon cancer.
Latin star Enrique Iglesias will release his first all-Spanish album in four years Sept. 17 via Interscope. The set, which is still untitled, will be preceded by the single "Mentiroso," due to hit U.S. radio outlets July 22. Iglesias produced the album in tandem with Lester Mendez and Rafael Perez Botija, and wrote or co-wrote all but one tune.
Jimmy Eat World, Promise Ring, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Cave In, Cursive, Le Tigre, and Thursday are among the acts confirmed to appear at various stops on the second Plea For Peace/Take Action tour. The trek begins Sept. 13 in Worcester, Mass., and will run through an Oct. 28 finale in an as-yet-undetermined city. Other acts include Common Rider (featuring Operation Ivy's Jesse Michaels), Anti-Flag, Bouncing Souls, Poison The Well, and Lawrence Arms.
Family, friends, and surviving members of iconic British rock band The Who attended the funeral of virtuoso bass player John Entwistle today (July 10) at a rural church in Stow-On-The-Wold, England. Guitarist Pete Townshend, vocalist Roger Daltrey, and drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced Keith Moon after his death in 1978, attended the service at St. Edward's Church.
West Coast rapper and Dr. Dre protege Knoc-turn'al has set a July 30 release date for his Elektra debut, the mini-album "L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-turn'al." The six-track disc is planned as an appetizer for his full-length debut, "Knoc's Landing," which was pushed back indefinitely from its initially proposed April release.