Using a 33,000-pound tractor to obliterate compact discs and other items, a few hundred protesters in Bossier City, La., referring to themselves as backers of U.S. President George Bush and Barksdale Air Force Base, lashed back at Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Texas-based country act the Dixie Chicks, over a recent comment.
Radiohead will preview material from its upcoming sixth Capitol studio album with a series of May shows at small U.K. venues. So far, seven shows have been confirmed, beginning May 17 in Dublin and wrapping May 25 at London's Shepherds Bush Empire.
The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from the band against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq.
Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September. Speaking yesterday (March 15) with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith during a panel at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas, Lovett indicated that he and his band have finished recording the bulk of the as-yet-untitled set, with only some overdubs and the mixing process still ahead.