Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

Simmons Taps Dylan, Zappa Songs For Solo Set

Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through his recently revived Simmons Records' new deal with Sanctuary. The Dylan co-write, "Waiting for the Morning Light," was born out of a one-day writing session at Simmons' home in Los Angeles six or seven years ago.
Aretha Teases Album With New Single

Aretha Teases Album With New Single

Aretha Franklin has released a new single, "The Only Thing Missin'," as a teaser from her upcoming album, due Sept. 16 via Arista.
Poll: Fans Split On Embellished Marley Cuts

Poll: Fans Split On Embellished Marley Cuts

Sentiment is nearly split on plans by Bob Marley's family to make an album based on enhanced versions of recently unearthed raw recordings of the reggae legend, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 2,917 voters, 51% said "No," while 49% supported the idea.
Tunes On TV

Tunes On TV

Music-related TV listings for June 9-15, 2003.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Peter Gabriel marries longtime companion Meah Flynn at the Li Capanni hotel he owns near Sardinia's Emerald Coast.
Beck Recovering From Rib Injury

Beck Recovering From Rib Injury

Beck is recovering from a rib injury that prevented him from performing Saturday at the Field Day Festival in East Rutherford, N.J.
Fan Electrocuted At Chili Peppers Show

Fan Electrocuted At Chili Peppers Show

North Carolina officials are looking into what caused a college student to be electrocuted at a Red Hot Chili Peppers/Snoop Dogg concert Friday in Charlotte, N.C.
'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

'Hairspray,' Joel, Simmons Win Tonys

A musical with a gay sensibility and a play about a gay baseball player dominated the 57th annual Tony Awards, presented yesterday (June 8) at Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Hairspray," the smash hit derived from the cult John Waters film, was spritzed with a sheen of victory by winning eight Tonys including best musical.

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