2004 - Billy Corgan plays his first-ever solo acoustic show in his Chicago hometown at the Metro. The performance is filmed for inclusion on a forthcoming DVD, which also features footage from April 12-17 recording sessions for the artist's Warner Bros. solo debut.
Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring single "Speed of Sound," which has already racked up massive U.S. radio airplay since being delivered to stations yesterday (April 18).
Michael Jackson's defense attorney today (April 19) challenged the authenticity of photographs that appeared to show the mother of the pop star's accuser with severe bruises from an alleged beating by store security guards. The incident led to her family receiving more than $150,000 in a lawsuit settlement.
As exclusively revealed here last month, Alanis Morissette will embark on her first acoustic tour this summer in support of a newly recorded acoustic edition of her landmark 1995 debut album, "Jagged Little Pill." The tour will begin June 7 in Toronto, to be followed by the Maverick album six days later. The set will be sold exclusively by Starbucks for the first six weeks.
Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member Ronan Keating -- held an all-night vigil late this weekend at London's Westminster Abbey to demand a better trade deal for the world's poor countries.