Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow night (Dec. 4) in Dusseldorf and Thursday (Dec. 5) in Bremen have been put off, as Gallagher will require further medical attention.
Internationally renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk will on Feb. 11 release "Global," a double-disc collection spanning his decade-long career. The Mute set will feature an audio CD with 11 restructured "hits" from Van Dyk's career and two previously unreleased tracks, alongside a DVD with live footage, music videos, interview snippets, and more.
Whitney Houston admits she's abused drugs in the past, but says she's gotten beyond that experience through prayer. The Grammy-winning singer also discusses the pressures of stardom and her decade-long marriage to fellow performer Bobby Brown in an interview with Diane Sawyer on "Primetime," scheduled to air at 9 p.m. EST tomorrow (Dec. 4) on ABC.
Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon panel," the field consists of Ashanti, Creed, the Dixie Chicks, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, and Nelly.
With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. Close behind is Ashanti, who on her own is a finalist in seven categories, and is twice a finalist in another as a featured artist on tracks by Ja Rule and Fat Joe. As previously reported, the awards ceremony will be held Dec. 9 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be broadcast live on Fox beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the West Coast).
It comes as no surprise that England's intuitive folk artist Damon Gough -- aka Badly Drawn Boy -- finds musical inspiration in mundane activities, as evident from the title of his latest disc "Have You Fed the Fish?" (Artist Direct) Gough tells Billboard.com that life's daily chores are very important to him as a singer/songwriter.
Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuring Erick Sermon, Scarface, Poverty, Blest e Nation, Killah Priest, and Grafh, the trek is confirmed to visit 17 cities through a Dec. 30 stop in Philadelphia, although more dates are expected.
The Rolling Stones have confirmed 15 dates of a planned 22-city European leg of their Licks World tour. The run will mirror that of the band's recent North American leg, which had the band playing a mix of stadiums, arenas, and theaters -- with a unique production and setlist for each type of venue.