Great White has revamped a proposed 55-city tour to raise funds for the families of victims killed during a February fire at its performance in West Warwick, R.I. The Jack Russell-led group planned to tour with fellow hard rock acts L.A. Guns and XYZ, with proceeds going to the victims' families.
The Who's Pete Townshend says his life is getting back to normal after a traumatic six months. The artist was accused of using his credit card to access a Web site containing child pornography and downloading such material. "The people that I really care about are the people who have reached out to me in these troubles, and those are friends, fans, family and strangers who feel they know me through my work," he tells Billboard.com.
Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictures to create "The Directors Label" DVD series, it was to trailblaze the way for a new subgenre of music DVDs.