The U.K.'s All Tomorrow's Parties festival will make its American debut Oct. 19-20 at the University of California in Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the university's Events Commission confirms. The event will be curated by Sonic Youth, who will also perform. New York underground rock titans Television, who reunited for the U.K. edition of the festival in April, will also be on the bill.
Naughty by Nature's Treach (Anthony Criss) and Vinnie (Vincent Brown) have inked a new recording deal with TVT Records. The two are working on a new Naughty by Nature record, tentatively titled "The Rah Rah," to be released this fall. The group's third member, KayGee (Keir Gist), will not be on the album and is no longer officially a member of the group.
Stone Temple Pilots has confirmed its first European tour since the mid-'90s, set to begin Aug. 16 in Oporto, Portugal and run through an Aug. 26 performance at the Lowlands Festival in Dronten, Holland. The trek comes in support of STP's new Atlantic album "Shangri-La Dee Da," due June 19 in North America, and a day before internationally.
Shaggy enjoyed the sweet taste of success twice over on the new U.K. charts yesterday (June 3). His new MCA single "Angel" featuring Rayvon boldly went where "It Wasn't Me" had been in March, debuting at No. 1 with first-week sales of 178,000 copies. Meanwhile, Shaggy's "Hotshot" became his first No. 1 album, moving up 2-1 in its 17th week on the survey and replacing R.E.M.'s "Reveal" (Warner Bros.), which slipped to No. 4.
California-based hard rockers the Deftones have confirmed a summer European tour that will hit major festivals as well as Moscow's Gorky Park. The trek begins June 22 at the Sound Arena Rock Festival in Wholen, Switzerland, and wraps July 6 at the Belfort Festival in Belfort, France.
The Digital Media Association (DiMA), along with member companies Launch Media, MusicMatch, MTVi Group, Listen.com, and XACT Radio, has sued the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in an escalating battle over Internet radio services.
The Stabat Mater (Suffering Mother) is the paramount Christian text of mourning, and the musical setting by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) is one of the most substantial and deeply felt of all realizations of this ancient liturgical sequence.