Coldplay, Eminem, Dynamite Take Home Top Brit Awards

Coldplay, Eminem, Dynamite Take Home Top Brit Awards

With two trophies each, Coldplay, Ms. Dynamite, and Eminem were the big winners at the Brit Awards 2003 last night in London, Billboard Bulletin reports. Coldplay took a pair of the key honors: best British group and best British album for its sophomore set "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone/EMI).
Springsteen Sets N.J. Stadium Dates

Springsteen Sets N.J. Stadium Dates

The first of Bruce Springsteen's expected multiple-night summer stands has been announced, and it will mark the artist's return to stadium-level concerts. The Boss and the E Street Band will play three July shows -- July 15, July 17, and July 18 -- at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Update: R.I. Nightclub Fire Kills At Least 95

Update: R.I. Nightclub Fire Kills At Least 95

A West Warwick, R.I., nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a rock band Great White's pyrotechnics display last night (Feb. 20), killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 180 others as frantic mobs rushed to escape. Officials from the Station club said the special effects were used without permission. The death toll rose as firefighters searched through the charred shell of the single-story wood building. Gov. Don Carcieri said the number of dead had reached 95 by this afternoon.
Award Fuels Simon & Garfunkel Reunion Speculation

Award Fuels Simon & Garfunkel Reunion Speculation

News that Simon & Garfunkel will be honored Sunday (Feb. 23) with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Grammy Awards has sparked rumors of a reunion of the famed duo. Unfortunately for fans, representatives of the individual artists issued a joint statement to scuttle talk of a possible tour.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Bono Eyes New African Aid Initiative

Bono Eyes New African Aid Initiative

U2 frontman Bono has joined with musician Bob Geldof to form DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa), the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at assisting African countries in need. "They are three of the most pressing issues facing Africa," Bono told the Hollywood Reporter. "It's not just, let's help the poor people. At the heart of this is, do we really believe in equality and equal opportunity?"
Alkaline Trio Wraps 'Good Mourning'

Alkaline Trio Wraps 'Good Mourning'

Underground rock outfit Alkaline Trio will release its next studio album, "Good Mourning," May 13 via Vagrant Records. The follow up to 2001's "From Here to Infirmary" was tracked at Cello Studios in Los Angeles with producer Joe McGrath (Blink 182, R.L. Burnside) and co-producer/mixer Jerry Finn (Blink 182, Green Day).
Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

Billboard Bits: J. Lo/LL, Roxio/Napster, Queensryche

Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. edition issued last year, the album features such guests as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. It's the follow-up to 1997's "I'm Not Following You."
Edwyn Collins Polishes 'Syntax'

Edwyn Collins Polishes 'Syntax'

Scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins will release a new studio album, "Doctor Syntax," April 15 through Instinct Records. Consisting of 14 tracks, including three bonus songs not found on the U.K. edition issued last year, the album features such guests as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. It's the follow-up to 1997's "I'm Not Following You."
James Taylor Sets North American Outing

James Taylor Sets North American Outing

Veteran folk singer/songwriter James Taylor has set an itinerary for an extensive North American tour that encompasses a whopping 55 dates over the course of five months. The jaunt will kick off May 15 in Dallas and run through an Oct. 10 in Irvine, Calif., with a month-long break in September.
'Bipolar' Bizkit Renames Album

'Bipolar' Bizkit Renames Album

Rock/rap act Limp Bizkit has changed the name of its forthcoming Flip/Interscope album. The album's originally announced title, "Lessismore," has been dropped in favor of "Bipolar," according to a note from frontman Fred Durst posted today (Feb. 20) on the band's official Web site. In addition, Durst has posted a new song, "Just Drop Dead," on the site.

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