A warrant for the arrest of Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil has been issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County district attorney's office. The warrant stems from an April 28 incident in which Neil allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot.
Canadian artists Bryan Adams, Jann Arden, Barenaked Ladies, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan will perform at an Oct. 10 concert to benefit the BC Cancer Foundation at Vancouver General Motors Place. Each artist is working for free, enabling the project to funnel all its revenues to the BC Cancer Foundation. The goal is to raise $1 million to help build a new cancer research facility.
Songs from Tweet, Nate Dogg, Knoc-Turn'Al, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to the upcoming film "The Transporter." The first single from the set, due Sept. 17, will be Knoc-Turn'Al's "Muzik," a cut also featured on his six-track mini-album, released this week.
"Cry," the title cut and first single from country chanteuse Faith Hill's next Warner Bros. studio set, was digitally delivered Wednesday (Aug. 7) to U.S. country radio outlets. The album is expected sometime in October, but "Cry" is expected to debut next week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, where Hill has notched eight No. 1 hits. The most recent, "The Way You Love Me," reached the top in May 2000.
Willie Nelson, Marianne Faithfull, Ryan Adams, Tweet, and Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers will be seen and heard performing in television ads as part of clothing retailer Gap's "For Every Generation" global marketing campaign.
A number of projects are on the horizon for the members of Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne, which share the services of multi-instrumentalist Andy Schlesinger. First up is Ivy's covers album "Guestroom," due Sept. 10 via Minty Fresh.
Daniel Kelly, the patriarch of Irish-American folk-pop group the Kelly Family, has died. He was 71. The bushy-bearded Kelly died Monday evening in Berlin after a long illness. No further details or cause of death have been released.
No Doubt and Garbage have begun confirming dates for a long-rumored fall tour, which will also feature the Distillers, and on some dates, Good Charlotte. The trek is set to kick off Oct. 9 in St. Paul, Minn., with dates booked through Oct. 27 in Jacksonville, Fla. No Doubt will open shows for the Rolling Stones in Detroit (Oct. 12), Toronto (Oct. 18), and Atlanta (Oct. 26) throughout dates with Garbage.
Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 525,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to earn the Boss his best week ever in the SoundScan era for a single album. The impressive, media-hyped debut allows Springsteen to easily best Linkin Park's "[Reanimation]" (Warner Bros.), which lands at No. 2 on first-week sales of 270,000 units, the strongest showing ever from a remix album.
EMI Music Publishing has filed a copyright-infringement suit against AOL Time Warner, claiming the media giant is not paying for the use of thousands of copyrights, including the songs "We're Off To See the Wizard," "Theme from Rocky," "New York, New York," and "Singin' in the Rain," Billboard Bulletin reports.