Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

Tomahawk Combats Ignorance On Tool Trek

When it came time for Tool to choose an opening act for its current arena tour in support of the chart-topping Volcano album "Lateralus," the prog-metal act named the somewhat obscure group Tomahawk to the surprise of many, including Tomahawk frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas). The trek hits Buffalo, N.Y. tonight (Aug. 23).
Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

Blues Cruise Struggles In Post-9/11 Climate

While most -- if not all -- in the U.S. concert business are feeling the bite of a post-Sept. 11 marketplace, few could claim to be as badly bitten as the operators of the New York City Blues Cruise. The seven-year-old series, which features national acts performing on a boat that tours the lower tip and western coast of Manhattan, is experiencing a 35-40% dip in attendance compared to last year, according to producer/director John Hoffman.
Offspring, Devo Set For Hawk's Boom Boom Jam

Offspring, Devo Set For Hawk's Boom Boom Jam

The Offspring, Face To Face, Devo, and Social Distortion are among the acts confirmed to appear on Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam tour later this year. A sort of Warped Tour in reverse, the Huck Jam festival, which launches in early October, puts the emphasis on extreme sports, with the music taking a backseat to skateboarders and bikers.
Rowland Destined For Horror Face-Off Flick

Rowland Destined For Horror Face-Off Flick

Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland will share screen time with a pair of Hollywood horror kingpins in her big-screen debut. The pop star has joined the cast of New Line Cinema's "Freddy vs. Jason," which teams up legendary evildoers Freddy Krueger of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" fame and Jason Vorhees of the "Friday the 13th" franchise.
Nickelback Hauls Proteges Along For Fall Trek

Nickelback Hauls Proteges Along For Fall Trek

Nickelback has tapped young proteges Theory Of A Dead Man for an upcoming tour of outdoor festivals. Nickelback, whose frontman Chad Kroeger had a major summer hit with "Hero" from Sony's "Spider-Man" soundtrack, will be on the road for 14 September dates, kicking off Sept. 5 at the Idaho State Fair.
Sabbath Displays Classic 'Symptoms' On Rhino Set

Sabbath Displays Classic 'Symptoms' On Rhino Set

Black Sabbath's original lineup -- vocalist John "Ozzy" Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler, and drummer Bill Ward -- ruled heavy metal from 1970-1978, and their work during that period will be anthologized Oct. 15 with the Warner Bros./Rhino release "Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)."
Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

Underworld Takes 'Days' On Tour

Pioneering U.K. electronica duo Underworld has lined up a short North American tour in support of its new V2 studio album, "A Hundred Days Off."
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

"Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Dixie Chicks, commercial and import singles, "American Idol," long artist names, female hitmakers, and Madonna.
Remaining 3LW Members Deny Allegations

Remaining 3LW Members Deny Allegations

3LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton that she was forced out of the R&B trio. As reported yesterday, Naughton recently said in an interview with WBLS New York that she exited because of tensions within the group. During the interview, Naughton alleged that she faced complaints about her image and performance. She also claimed Williams threw a plate of food at her during an argument.
Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) down to No. 3 after two weeks on top. Nelly's return to the summit of the album tally gives the rapper control of three major charts, as his singles "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" continue to dominate Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, respectively.

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