Springsteen Sets European Dates

Springsteen Sets European Dates

Bruce Springsteen's tour in support of his latest Columbia album, "The Rising," will head to Europe for seven concerts beginning Oct. 14 in Paris. The just confirmed trek will also visit Barcelona, where the Boss kicked off his 2000-2001 reunion tour with the E Street Band, and will wrap in London on Oct. 27.
Rush Follows 'Trails' To More Touring

Rush Follows 'Trails' To More Touring

Veteran rock trio Rush has tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of its latest Anthem/Atlantic album, "Vapor Trails." The group will pause briefly following a Sept. 28 show in Chula Vista, Calif., and return to the stage Oct. 5 in Mexico City. The new dates encompass an Oct. 22 hometown show in Toronto and run through a Nov. 6 finale in East Rutherford, N.J. Tickets for the Tampa, Fla.; W. Palm Beach, Fla.; and Atlanta shows go on sale Saturday (Aug. 17).
Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

Evolver Unearths Unreleased Buckley Tracks

Evolver Entertainment/Knitting Factory Records has unearthed 11 previously unreleased tracks featuring the late Jeff Buckley in collaboration with noted guitarist/Gods & Monsters principal Gary Lucas.
Lance Bass Faces Space Trip Deadline

Lance Bass Faces Space Trip Deadline

Lance Bass' space voyage is at risk while Hollywood dealmakers and Russian bureaucrats squabble over payment for the pop idol's $20 million trip. "We have a contract, but we don't have any money," Russian Aerospace Agency spokesman Konstantin Kreidenko said.
Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

Tom Petty Spins For The 'Last DJ'

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have set an Oct. 8 release date for their new Warner Bros. studio set, "The Last DJ." The set, produced by longtime collaborator George Drakoulias, is the follow-up to "Echo," which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 in May 1999. Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham sings on "The Man Who Loves Women," while producer Jon Brion offered orchestral arrangements for "Like a Diamond," "Money Becomes King," and "Dreamville."
Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

Stones Guitarist Drafts Pals For Solo Set

Ronnie Wood, guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces, has tapped a host of famous and talented friends for "Not for Beginners," his seventh solo studio album.
Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording industry's exemption to the "seven-year rule" on personal-services contracts is lashing out at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Billboard Bulletin reports.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

1999 - In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for the 11-week, 39-city arena tour sell out as soon as they go on sale - the vast majority within an hour.
The Hiatus Is Over: Phish Returns

The Hiatus Is Over: Phish Returns

After a nearly two-year hiatus, seminal Vermont jam band Phish is returning to active duty with a New Year's Eve show at New York's Madison Square Garden. Three additional shows are scheduled for Jan. 2-4 at Hampton, Va.'s Hampton Coliseum, where the group recorded a six-disc live album, "Hampton Comes Alive," released in 1999. Further dates are in the planning stages, as is a return to the studio to record the group's first new album since 2000's "Farmhouse."
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