Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

Alien Ant Farm Ready Road Return

Alt-metal act Alien Ant Farm is preparing to return to touring for the first time since a bus accident left lead singer Dryden Mitchell with serious spinal injuries more than a year ago. The North American run will kick off July 5 in Las Vegas and close Aug. 3 in Houston. A European tour with stops at England's Reading and Leeds festivals will follow.
Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 release in North America. International editions will be bolstered by a bonus track and are expected Oct. 7.
Cash Plays First Show Since Wife's Death

Cash Plays First Show Since Wife's Death

Johnny Cash said it was difficult to be onstage without his wife, June Carter Cash, during his first public performance since her death. Cash made a surprise appearance Saturday night during the weekly show at the Carter Fold in Hiltons, Va., near Maces Springs -- his late wife's birthplace. She died May 15 at age 73 of complications from heart surgery.
The Fire Theft Signs With Ryko

The Fire Theft Signs With Ryko

The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 release in North America. International editions will be bolstered by a bonus track and are expected Oct. 7.
Lil' Kim Reports Big Jewel Heist

Lil' Kim Reports Big Jewel Heist

Hip-hop artist Lil' Kim, known for flaunting her jewelry, said someone stole $250,000 of it at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday -- including her signature "Queen Bee" necklace.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Michael Jackson is sued by his longtime Munich, Germany-based concert promoter Marcel Avram, who accuses the pop king of refusing to perform two scheduled "Millennium Concerts."
Free Toronto Stones Show A Go

Free Toronto Stones Show A Go

A massive free Rolling Stones concert has been scheduled for July 30 in Toronto. The outdoor show is aimed at giving the city an economic boost in the wake of the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak earlier in the year. Although the official announcement is expected tomorrow (June 24), a taped video message from the band due to be played during a press conference was shown to several local media outlets over the weekend.
Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" featuring Paul McCoy, but climbing 5-1 with its album "Fallen." The Epic release is already certified platinum for U.K. shipments of 300,000 copies.

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