The release date of Eminem's third Aftermath/Interscope album, "The Eminem Show," has been moved up one week to May 28 to minimize the loss of sales to bootlegged copies of the set, which already are available on the street and the Internet. "This was a very hard decision to make, and it wasn't taken lightly," Eminem's spokesperson tells Billboard.com.
Elvis Crespo's career has been marked by transformation. From his successful stint as the lead singer of Grupo Mania, he launched an exciting solo career-propelled by a charismatic stage demeanor and a handful of catchy singles, including "Suavemente" (Softly) and "Tu Sonrisa" (Your Smile).
Queens Of The Stone Age principals Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have teamed with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk to record the bulk of the music for the soundtrack to "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," due June 11 from Milan. The film, starring Jodie Foster, arrives three days later in U.S. theaters.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have set a summer tour of U.S. venues, kicking off June 27 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and running through a Sept. 1 finale in Concord, Calif. A new studio Warner Bros. studio album is expected in October, with more shows due to follow its release. Petty's last album with the Heartbreakers, "Echo" (Warner Bros.), debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 in May 1999.
A quarter-century after they shot to infamy with the scathing anti-royal song "God Save the Queen," the Sex Pistols are reuniting in the summer of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. The legendary punk band will perform July 27 at London's Crystal Palace sports center, singer John Lydon said today (May 16).
Chicago underground rock outfits Tortoise and the Sea & Cake should both have new releases out on Thrill Jockey by fall, drummer John McEntire tells Billboard.com. "We started some recording in December, and we'll pick up and finish in June," he says of the Tortoise sessions, which will likely yield an EP as opposed to the proper follow-up to 2001's "Standards."
As first tipped here last month, Eminem, Papa Roach, Xzibit, Ludacris, and the X-Ecutioners have signed on for the second Anger Management tour, kicking off July 18 in Buffalo, N.Y. Bionic Jive, Obie Trice, and Eminem cohorts D12 will also be on the bill, although not all acts are expected to appear on all dates. Ticket on-sale dates have not yet been announced.
The 24th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concert series has announced a full schedule for this year's event, with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Talib Kweli, Lambchop, Femi Kuti, Ely Guerra, and Yo La Tengo all set to appear in the borough's Prospect Park over the course of two months.