Madonna's 47th birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident today (Aug. 16) at her country home outside London. The superstar was hospitalized with three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand, according to her spokesperson, Liz Rosenberg. She is expected to return home this evening.
1999 - Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artist owes $42,109 for days he used the bus, the suit maintains, and $116,600 for seven months that he promised to use it but didn't.
Conor Oberst will return to the road with Bright Eyes this fall, beginning Oct. 22 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Whereas Bright Eyes' spring/summer tour found Oberst backed by the Faint and largely performing material from the electronica-shaded album "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn," the upcoming month-long outing will return to a more traditional lineup and set list.
Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will be recorded for a PBS special and DVD release. The singer songwriter is scheduled to entertain passengers sailing Sept. 2-8 from New York to England on the transatlantic ocean liner.
Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Elton John and Usher are among the artists paying tribute to one of contemporary R&B's most celebrated balladeers on "So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute To Luther Vandross." The album will be released Sept. 20 by J Records; the artist died in July in the wake of a stroke suffered two years earlier.
When Chris Cagle's new manager Doc McGhee (Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Kiss) asked the country singer to consider covering Bon Jovi's '80s classic "Wanted Dead or Alive" for his upcoming third studio album, "Anywhere But Here," the Texas native didn't flinch.