Living Colour's landmark 1988 album "Vivid" will be reissued in expanded form Sept. 3 via Epic/Sony Legacy, according to a label spokesperson. In addition to the Mick Jagger/Ed Stasium-produced set's original 11 tracks, the revised edition will host five rarities, including three that have never before been issued on CD.
During a break from recording its next Elektra studio album, Metallica members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett last night (June 4) teamed up with longtime producer Bob Rock to play an unannounced live set at Club Kimo's in San Francisco under the name Spun.
The preciously named moe. or les festival will pair two icons of the jam-band scene, moe. and Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade, for a weekend of music and camping July 12-13 at Wilmer's Park in Brandywine, Md.
R&B star R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5) on child pornography charges stemming from a videotape that officials say shows the artist having sex with an underage girl, a source in the Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney's Office said. A grand jury charged Kelly, whose first name is Robert, with 21 counts of child pornography, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Rapper Ice Cube is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Torque" for director Joseph Kahn. The project begins shooting next month in Los Angeles. "Torque" is described as a fast-paced adventure set in the world of motorcycle racing. Cube will star as Trey Wallace, the leader of the Machine, one of the most powerful and feared biker gangs in the country.
Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in New York school funding. All those arrested during the rally near City Hall were charged with disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. Jean was arrested for disorderly conduct after he attempted to perform. The event's permit barred performances.
As first tipped here last month, Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella family, 311, Hoobastank, Nappy Roots, N*E*R*D, and Talib Kweli are confirmed for the inaugural Sprite Liquid Mix tour. The 15-city trek will run from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8 and will feature additional acts yet to be announced.
The Black Crowes may be on indefinite hiatus, but fans will be able to savor the group's final shows as part of an as-yet-untitled double-disc live set due Aug. 27 from V2. The album, compiled by guitarist Rich Robinson, will feature 19 songs drawn from last year's Oct. 30-31 stand at Boston's Orpheum Theatre.
Fans who purchase Dave Matthews Band's upcoming album "Busted Stuff," due July 16 from RCA, will be getting more bang for their buck. The package will include a free DVD with live and studio material; additionally, the CD, when placed in a user's CD-ROM drive, will unlock a specially created Web site featuring exclusive content.
Kiss has linked with specialty retailer Condomania to produce a line of "tongue lubricated" Kiss Kondoms. The packaging of the bright red latex prophylactics features a picture of the group's Gene Simmons in full make-up with his famous tongue extended.
Ozzy Osbourne's clan is becoming too ubiquitous, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal.