It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as veteran rockers the Rolling Stones turned a free concert into an effort to raise awareness about global warming. "You know something, we're all here... for a very good cause, and you should all feel good about yourselves," Stones frontman Mick Jagger said on stage at the Staples Center last night (Feb. 6).
The highly anticipated follow-up to Pete Yorn's 2001 breakthrough album "Musicforthemorningafter" will be released on April 15 through Columbia. Titled "Day I Forgot," the forthcoming set was recorded in the same Los Angeles-area garage studio as its predecessor with producers R. Walt Vincent and Brad Wood.
Juanes took home four trophies from the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin music awards, held Wednesday in Miami and sponsored by the Spanish language channel Univision. The artist won song of the year, best male pop artist, best rock performer, and best video for his song, "A Dios Le Pido" ("I Ask God"). He led the field with six nominations for this year's honors.
Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera have confirmed that they will team up for the Justified and Stripped tour of North America this summer. Although an itinerary has not yet been released, the trek is expected to kick off June 4 in a city to be announced and encompass 45 dates. Beforehand, Timberlake has nine U.K. arena concerts on tap for May, several of which have already sold out.
Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic will take to the road again this spring for a U.S. tour that will keep them east of the Mississippi. The run will kick off April 9 in Madison, Wis., and will visit 14 cities. Two-night theater stands in nine cities are on tap for the trek, which wraps May 16-17 in Indianapolis.
2002 - Country artist Jeff Carson is seriously injured while sledding with his wife on their property in Franklin, Tenn. While taking a solo run, he hits a tree head-on at a high speed and breaks a vertabra in the upper quadrant of his back.
Modern rock act Zwan has begun confirming dates for its first North American tour, beginning March 20 in Minneapolis. So far, shows are set through April 8 in Orlando, Fla., some of which will feature support from the Children's Hour; additional dates are tipped to feature fellow rock favorites Queens Of The Stone Age. Zwan heads to Paris on Sunday (Feb. 9) for the first of seven European engagements.
Fiction Plane frontman Joe Sumner began playing guitar when he was 10, but like many kids his age, he viewed his lessons as more of a chore than a means to a future musical career. Indeed, he might have hung it up right then and there, but after Nirvana broke through in 1991, the then 14-year-old Sumner got a glimpse of what it could be like to rock -- and he liked what he saw.
Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.
After AC/DC fulfills its contract by delivering its next studio set to Elektra, the veteran rock act will make its subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young tells Billboard.com. The two-album deal is part of the extensive contract the band recently signed with the label. The first fruits of that pact arrive Feb. 18, when remastered, extensively repackaged copies of the albums "Back in Black," "Live," "Highway to Hell," "High Voltage, and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" are reissued.