Creed, P.O.D., Godsmack, System Of A Down, Nickelback, Sevendust, and Mushroomhead are among the acts that have contributed new tracks to Universal's "Music From and Inspired by 'The Scorpion King'," due March 26 from Universal. The film, the third in the series of "The Mummy" films, stars wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Kelly Hu. It opens April 19 in U.S. theaters.
As first reported here in November, Dave Matthews Band will return to arenas and amphitheaters for its spring North American tour, which kicks off April 4 in Washington, D.C., and concludes May 24 in Vancouver. The shows will feature as-yet-unconfirmed opening acts. "We've been in the stadiums for a while, and now we've made a conscious decision to downsize and make it easier on everybody," the band's manager Coran Capshaw told Billboard in November.
U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz will release the B-sides/rarities album "G-Sides" Feb. 26 via Virgin. The nine-track set includes the new songs "Faust" and "The Sounder;" remixes of "19-2000" (one each by Soulchild and Wiseguys/House Of Wisdom remix) and "Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher remix) from the group's eponymous debut; the B-sides "Ghost Train," "Hip Albatross," and "12D3;" and videos for "Tomorrow Comes Today" and "Rock the House."
After a lone album for Geffen, veteran New York-based underground rock act Girls Against Boys has returned to the independent label ranks via a two-album deal with Jade Tree. The group is recording its as-yet-untitled label debut in Brooklyn, N.Y., with producer Ted Nicely, who helmed three of GVSB's acclaimed Touch & Go albums in the mid-'90s.
The festivities surrounding Super Bowl XXXVI will be brimming with musical entertainment, and plenty of it will be televised during the Fox network's extensive coverage of the game and the pre-game circus, according to a National Football League (NFL) spokesperson.
Funk/pop quintet 311 and modern rock act Hoobastank have just kicked off the international leg of a lengthy tour, the U.S. portion of which is now confirmed. The stateside trek will begin Feb. 28 in San Francisco and conclude April 6 in St. Louis. Incubus is also on the bill for the international dates but will not be a part of the U.S. portion of the tour.
Of the three albums of material that she's recorded to date, Mandy Moore says that she'd be content if only one song was heard by the pop masses: her new single, "Cry." "I carried around a copy of that song for over a year before I recorded it," she notes with a smile. "It felt like my ace in the hole. It's such a beautiful song on every level. I couldn't wait to get into the studio and sing it."
Adam Ant (real name: Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the 1980s, has been committed to a London psychiatric hospital after being arrested for firearms offenses, police said today (Jan. 16). Ant was taken to the Royal Free Hospital by police on Monday -- just 24 hours after he was accused of...
A Venezuelan actor is seeking a restraining order against producer Emilio Estefan Jr., accusing him of threats and unwanted sexual advances. But Estefan, the husband of singer Gloria Estefan, yesterday (Jan. 15) disputed the allegations through his lawyer and described actor Juan Carlos Diaz as an unwanted trespasser.
Beatles great Paul McCartney has signed on to lead "a tribute to the spirit of everyday heroes" during the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVI, set for Feb. 3 at the New Orleans Superdome. When contacted, a McCartney spokesperson could not confirm whether the performance would comprise the track "Freedom," which the artist debuted at the Concert for New York City, or a new song written specifically for the occasion.
Sevendust plans to hit the road later this month in support of its latest album, "Animosity" (TVT). The group will kick off the month-long tour Jan. 26 in Royal Oaks, Mich., with former labFor the second year in a row, SnoCore has splintered into two concurrent tours, the SnoCore Rock Tour and the SnoCore Icicle Ball. elmate Gravity Kills, as well as Flaw, in tow. Sevendust's third album, "Animosity" was released in late November and debuted at No. 28 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 267,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Nearly four years after signing with Atlantic Records, Bowling Green, Ky.-based hip-hop collective Nappy Roots is seeing the light of day. The sextet's long-awaited debut, "Watermelon, Chicken, and Gritz," arrives Feb. 26.