RI Club Owners Said To Promote Over Capacity

RI Club Owners Said To Promote Over Capacity

Investigators have found a document that suggests the owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where 99 people died in a fire promoted its capacity well above the limit that night, according to attorneys representing people considering lawsuits in the disaster.
Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

Mother Testifies In Tommy Lee Drowning Suit

The mother of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in rock drummer Tommy Lee's pool testified yesterday (April 9) she would have insisted he bring his water wings if she'd known there would be swimming at a birthday party for Lee's son.
Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

Friends Wish Willie 'Happy Birthday'

It was nearly one o'clock this morning (April 10) when Shania Twain and Toby Keith wheeled a guitar-shaped cake onstage to lead a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" in country music legend Willie Nelson's honor.
Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Has Lasting Chart Impact

Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Has Lasting Chart Impact

Linkin Park's "Meteora" maintains its No. 1 standing on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, despite a 67% drop in U.S. sales. The band's sophomore Warner Bros. album sold 265,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, bringing its two-week sales total above the 1 million mark. The White Stripes also crash onto the chart at No. 6 with "Elephant," their new Third Man/V2 album.
Funk Brothers To Tour Behind DVD Release

Funk Brothers To Tour Behind DVD Release

The surviving Funk Brothers will celebrate the impending release of the DVD version of "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" by embarking on a short North American tour tonight (April 9) in Boston.
Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

Heart Comes 'Alive' On New Disc

A two-disc live document of the final show of Heart's 2002 Summer of Love tour, a hometown gig at Seattle's Paramount Theatre, will be released as "Live in Seattle" in CD and SACD formats June 10 via Epic/Legacy.
Phish Hooks Next Four Live Releases

Phish Hooks Next Four Live Releases

Phish has confirmed the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series through Elektra, due May 20. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/29/94 Providence, R.I. -- were chosen by bassist Mike Gordon, who employed an exhaustive process of reviewing his notes from more than a thousand possible candidates.
Tomahawk Proud Not To Fit In With 'Mit Gas'

Tomahawk Proud Not To Fit In With 'Mit Gas'

Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's sophomore Ipecac Recordings album, "Mit Gas," is the fruition of a focused and weathered outfit, which is in slight contrast to the eclectic hard rock quartet's 2001 self-titled debut.

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