No injuries were reported in a car accident that Creed frontman Scott Stapp cited as the reason for the chart-topping rock band canceling its tour, according to a police report released yesterday (April 30). As previously reported, the band announced it was canceling the second leg of its North American tour so Stapp could recover from injuries he suffered during the accident.
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the surviving members of Grammy-winning R&B act TLC will release a fourth album and plan to continue performing, but she and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins won't add a new member.
Country music session player extraordinaire Jerry Douglas, who's played on hundreds of albums, talks about his new solo disc, "Lookout for Hope," in almost self-analytical terms. "Playing on so many records [by other people], it gets rough figuring out who you are," he says. But "Lookout for Hope," which Sugar Hill releases May 7, is a big step in cutting down on the dobro master's confusion.
Lawyers for two-time Grammy winner R. Kelly (full name: Robert Kelly) said yesterday (April 29) they will fight a third civil lawsuit that claims the R&B star had sex with an underage girl. The lawyers said they have settled two previous civil suits that also claimed the singer had sex with teenagers but that "the cash machine is closed."
Everyone from Celia Cruz and Marco Antonio Solis to Ozomatli and Elvis Crespo will be on hand May 9 in Miami to serve as presenters for the Billboard Latin Music Awards. The star-studded affair will air May 12 on Telemundo at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Marc Anthony will kick off a North American summer tour July 6 in Mansfield, Mass. The trek, which comes in support of the Latin superstar's upcoming Columbia album "Mended," is slated to last through a Sept. 20 finale in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Opening acts for the tour, which will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and sponsored by Budweiser, have not yet been announced.
Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Carl Cox, John Digweed, the Avalanches, Tiesto, DJ Dan, and Tim Skinner. More acts and dates are expected to be added.
"Sensual Journey," Will Downing's ninth album and first for GRP Records, validates the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born singer's assertion that he is a flag-bearer for the jazz-tinged adult R&B . "I feel like I was one of the people from my generation who was handed the baton for this kind of music," he explains. "It's a very strange place to be, because I'm not 'old school.' I'm just trying to pick up the ball and make this music contemporary."
Bob Dylan is slated to perform Sept. 1 at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day festival in Aspen, Colo. "It's been a long time coming," said festival executive producer Jim Horowitz, who has been trying to bring Dylan to the festival for seven years. "It's like getting to the top of a 20,000-foot mountain for me. He's definitely an artist who's reached that living icon status."