Massachusetts-based rock quartet Cave In will tease its forthcoming major label debut album with the six-song "Tides of Tomorrow" EP, due Oct. 15 via Hydra Head. None of the songs on the set, which features five originals and a cover of late great Kansas City underground rock outfit Giant's Chair's "Everest," are expected to appear on the band's forthcoming RCA album.
The Eagles' 32-date tour of secondary-market arenas, which wrapped July 19-20 in Biloxi, Miss., drew more than 400,000 attendees and grossed about $38 million, the band's manager Irving Azoff tells Billboard.
1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity foundation of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
Liza Minnelli and new husband, David Gest, will be staging a "Cabaret" at their house -- and you're invited. Trying to imitate the ratings magic of sister channel MTV's "The Osbournes," VH1 is offering its own version of a celebrity home invasion television series, "Liza & David," starring Minnelli and Gest in their Manhattan penthouse. The couple's show will emphasize music, with Minnelli singing solo and joining entertainer-friends in duets, Gest said.
P.O.D. is repackaging "Satellite," its hit Atlantic album from last year, with bonus tracks and a DVD. The two-disc set, carrying a list price of $19.99, is due Aug. 27, and will add three songs to the 15-track album.
Civil-liberties groups and some copyright lawyers cried foul yesterday (July 25) as Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would remove liability from copyright holders that employ "self-help" technological measures to address infringement on peer-to-peer networks, Billboard Bulletin reports.
A Los Angeles-based producer has sued heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his wife/manager Sharon, claiming that the couple stole his idea for their hit MTV series, "The Osbournes." In the suit, filed yesterday (July 25) in Los Angeles Superior Court, plaintiff Gary Binkow says he met repeatedly with the couple and executives from Miramax TV in 1999-2000 to discuss "a real-life docu-sitcom" about the aging rocker and his family.
Simon Fuller, creator of "Pop Idol," says he is planning to make the hit TV show into an Olympics-like global competition. "The working title of the show is 'World Idol,' and we'll have the ['Pop Idol'] winners from different countries around the world competing against each other," Fuller tells Billboard for its Aug. 3 issue.
The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after three weeks on top. "Stuff" had the third-highest debut week of the year, behind only the 1.3 million units sold by Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) in its first full week and the 714,000 units moved by "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal).
Two former members of Destiny's Child have settled all of their lawsuits against group members Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and T. Michelle Williams, and their manager, Mathew Knowles, Billboard Bulletin reports. Terms of the out-of-court settlements -- reached on the eve of trial proceedings that were set to begin July 15 -- were not disclosed.
A host of rappers have turned to science on the upcoming offering, "Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment." Due Aug. 20, the Rhino EP will feature seven tracks from the likes of Coolio, De La Soul, and Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am, among others, who are all fans of the popular Cartoon Network series "Dexter's Laboratory."