Catch him if you can! With a routing inspired by the footrace of the same name, David Bowie will launch the seven-date New York City Marathon tour Oct. 11 on Staten Island. The artist will visit small venues in the city's other four boroughs through the following Sunday's gig at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre. Afterward, Bowie will play rare theater engagements in Philadelphia (Oct. 21) and Boston (Oct. 23).
As expected, Courtney Love and Universal Music Group (UMG) have settled their long-standing contractual dispute. Under terms of the deal, Love is now free from her UMG contract and has already begun recording her debut album for the U.K.-based Poptones Records. The first single is expected in January; the set will feature songwriting contributions from 4 Non Blondes principal Linda Perry.
1998 - The family of Frank Sinatra files suit against Newark, Calif.-based discount clothing company Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleges that an album of 75 songs, ""The Sinatra Collection,"" which the chain sells at its 500 Ross Dress For Less stores nationwide, is unauthorized.
It's always a real treat when the work of an artist whose critical acclaim far outweighs his or her commercial success gets this sort of treatment, especially from a top-notch reissue company like Legacy.
Recasting country and bluegrass standards in a Celtic light isn't that much of a stretch, but hooking up Irish legends the Chieftains with a diverse range of Nashville-based artists is a savvy move and results in an exuberant, enjoyable album.