Madonna has decided to withdraw the violent, anti-war video for her new single "American Life" out of respect for the troops fighting in Iraq. In a statement posted yesterday (March 31) on her official Web site, the singer said the video was filmed before the war started and was not appropriate to air at this time. Madonna's "American Life" album arrives April 22 via Maverick.
Former Oasis drummer Anthony McCarroll today (April 1) failed in a London Court of Appeal challenge to his earlier defeat in a High Court damages case, in which he claimed negligence against the band 's lawyers over his removal from the U.K. rock group.
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his well-known friends are in a funky mood on his new disc "Roy Hargrove Presents the RH Factor: Hard Groove," due May 20 from Verve Records. The jazz star has enlisted such guests as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and Common for the album, which dabbles in funk, R&B, and hip-hop.
Recovery from injuries sustained in a recent motorcycle accident has forced Mark Knopfler to cancel all of his upcoming touring commitments. The former Dire Straits frontman was due to kick off a European tour in April and North American tour June 26 in Portsmouth, Va. The artist was going out in support of his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," released in October in the U.S. via Warner Bros.
2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members of critically ill patients and outpatients receiving medical treatment in Nashville area hospitals.