Oakenfold China Shows Go On Despite SARS

Oakenfold China Shows Go On Despite SARS

Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will take the stage as scheduled tonight (April 18) in Shanghai and tomorrow in Beijing, despite the threat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that has forced the cancellation of every other major musical event in China and Hong Kong since late March.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan returns to his roots when he is inducted into the Hall of Honor at his old high school. Bryan is a 1980 graduate of John P. Stevens High School in Edison, N.J.
Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled "Red Star Sounds, Vol. 3: Def Jamaica," will feature reggae stars and hip-hop artists collaborating on tracks.
TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live performance June 1 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. As reported yesterday, the event will be held at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and will also feature performances by Ashanti, Ja Rule, 'N Sync's JC Chasez, Ginuwine, Daniel Bedingfield, Simple Plan, Bowling For Soup, and Wayne Wonder.
Spears To Drop 'Stalking' Case

Spears To Drop 'Stalking' Case

Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she claimed had stalked her after lawyers for the two sides reached an agreement, a Los Angeles court spokesperson said yesterday (April 16).
Madonna Has Choice Words For Music Pirates

Madonna Has Choice Words For Music Pirates

The Madonna camp is looking to clamp down on online peer-to-peer piracy of her new Maverick album, "American Life," by flooding file-sharing networks with decoy files. Those who download tracks from such services as KaZaA are greeted by the voice of Madonna asking, "What the f*** do you think you're doing?" The new album is due April 22; the title track is No. 37 this week on the Billboard Hot 100.
50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now eight-week reign of "In Da Club" comes from 50 Cent himself. His latest single, "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg, jumps 10-5 on the tally as it benefits from a major spike in radio play.
'Today' Slates Star-Packed Concert Series

'Today' Slates Star-Packed Concert Series

NBC's "Today" morning show will kick off its annual concert series tomorrow (April 18) with a performance by Fleetwood Mac outside its New York studios. The Rockefeller Center Plaza location will also play host to the likes of Mariah Carey, Alan Jackson, Annie Lennox, Ashanti, LL Cool J, and R.E.M. through October.
Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

Idlewild Comes Into Its Own 'Part'

For Scottish rogue act Idlewild, the U.K. commercial success of its third album, "The Remote Part" (released domestically March 25 by Capitol), allowed it to finally become more than just a cult favorite on its native soil. The group started playing out in Edinburgh in 1995 while its members were still teenagers, releasing two singles and a mini-album, "Captain." On the strength of these and live shows legendary for bedlam, the band landed a major label deal and in 1999, released its Odeon debut, "Hope Is Important."
LIVE REVIEW

LIVE REVIEW

Annie Lennox April 14 in New York
Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

Buzzcocks Taking 'Inventory' Of Singles

pioneers the Buzzcocks will be celebrated June 10 by EMI/Capitol with the release of "Buzzcocks: Inventory -- Singles Box Set." The set will collect the group's 14 singles recorded for EMI, from its first single, "Spiral Scratch EP," to 1981's "What Do You Know," each complete with all the original B-sides.

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