Gabriel Takes 'Growing Up' To Europe

Gabriel Takes 'Growing Up' To Europe

Peter Gabriel has announced dates for a European leg of his Growing Up tour in support of his latest Real World/Geffen album "Up," beginning April 24 in Stockholm and wrapping May 21 in London. The artist toured North America in the fall, complete with a round stage that found him at times singing from inside a giant bubble and riding a bicycle around his band members.
Bon Jovi, Goos Suit Up For Woods' 'Tiger Jam'

Bon Jovi, Goos Suit Up For Woods' 'Tiger Jam'

Golf superstar Tiger Woods' sixth annual Tiger Jam benefit concert has snagged headliners Bon Jovi and the Goo Goo Dolls for the event, set for April 19 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center.
White Stripes Roar Back With 'Elephant'

White Stripes Roar Back With 'Elephant'

Detroit-based rock duo the White Stripes' fourth studio album, "Elephant," has been set for an April 15 release by the band's Third Man imprint, in association with V2 Records.
Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

Reed's 'Raven' Reinterprets Poe

By his own admission, "The Raven" is the most ambitious project undertaken by Lou Reed in a recording career that now spans four decades. The new Sire/Reprise album by the former lynchpin of the Velvet Underground sees him celebrating the fiction and poetry of the great American writer Edgar Allan Poe across two discs that contain a mixture of rock, classical music, and spoken dramatization.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing Cafè.
Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

Jarrett To Receive 2003 Polar Music Prize

Pianist Keith Jarrett has been selected as the 2003 winner of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf will present the prize at a May 12 ceremony in Stockholm, preceded by a May 7 performance by Jarrett -- accompanied by bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette -- at the Stockholm Konzerthus.
Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Ice Cube Defrosts Back Catalog For Reissues

Priority/Capitol will release expanded versions of Ice Cube's first four album in coming weeks. On Feb. 25, "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" and "Death Certificate" will be issued, with "The Predator" and "Lethal Injection" to follow on March 11. Additionally, the label will release "Ice Cube: The Video Collection" on DVD on April 1.
KaZaA Strikes Back At Entertainment Industry

KaZaA Strikes Back At Entertainment Industry

The owners of the KaZaA file-sharing network are suing the movie and recording industries, claiming that they don't understand the digital age and are monopolizing entertainment.
Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, Morissette and Gabriel will be bestowed with Patrick Lippert Awards, named for Rock The Vote's late executive director. Chuck D, meanwhile, will be honored with the group's Founder's Award.
Eclectic Rockers Drafted For Pearl Jam Tour Support

Eclectic Rockers Drafted For Pearl Jam Tour Support

Pearl Jam has drafted Sleater-Kinney, Sparta, Idlewild, and the Buzzcocks as the support acts for its 2003 North American tour. Sleater-Kinney will support beginning with the April 1 Denver tour opener through April 18 in Nashville, with Sparta taking over from April 19 in Atlanta through May 3 in State College, Pa.
Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

Yardbirds: 'Birdland' And Before

The Yardbirds -- featuring original members Jim McCarty (drums) and Chris Dreja (bass) recently completed a new album, "Birdland," featuring an extraordinary cast of guest guitarists. That Brian May, Jeff Baxter, Joe Satriani, Slash, and Steve Vai (whose Favored Nations label will release the set on April 22) have all contributed their fretboard skills to this project simply underlines the enormous influence the 1960s band has had on succeeding generations of musicians.
Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at New York's Madison Square Garden. These acts have 18 Grammy nominations among them, with Nelly, Springsteen, and Jones boasting five each. Meanwhile, the Recording Academy has paired with the Warner Music Group for the Feb. 11 release of the "2003 Grammy Nominations" CD.

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