Styx Snags Diverse Guests For 'Cyclorama'

Styx Snags Diverse Guests For 'Cyclorama'

Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, comedy rock duo Tenacious D, actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton, and 1980s pop star John Waite have all lent their talents to "Cyclorama," the upcoming studio album from veteran rock act Styx. The set, due Feb. 18 from Sanctuary, is the follow-up to 1999's "Brave New World," which debuted at No. 175 on The Billboard 200.
Tweedy Solo Set Ends With Surprise Wilco Gig

Tweedy Solo Set Ends With Surprise Wilco Gig

"I have to warn you," said Jeff Tweedy at the start of his solo set. "I've taken a lot of medication." The crowd at Chicago's Vic Theatre, where Tweedy sold out a three-night stand, whooped, winked, and hollered at the mention of "medicine," but Tweedy wasn't speaking euphemistically.
NBC's Lack Takes Over Top Sony Music Post

NBC's Lack Takes Over Top Sony Music Post

NBC executive Andrew Lack has been named chairman/CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. Lack -- who has been president/COO of the television network since June 2001 and served as president of NBC News prior to that -- will join Sony early next month. He will be based in New York, reporting to Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America.
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters.
Eve Dresses Up For UPN Comedy Show

Eve Dresses Up For UPN Comedy Show

After getting attention on the big screen with supporting roles in "Barbershop" and "XXX," Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Eve is making her first foray into television with a development deal at UPN.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - Venerable Chicago club Lounge Ax opens its last week of business with a bang, thanks to a surprise appearance by rock quartet Wilco. The group plays a two-and-a-half hour set before a capacity crowd, many of whom had lined up outside the club as early as seven hours before doors were to open.
Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

Backstreet Boy Carter Hits Solo Road

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, whose Jive solo debut "Now or Never" was released last fall, will be hitting the road in February for his first solo performance outing. Beginning Feb. 17 in Pittston, Pa., Carter and his band will play 17 North American dates through a March 9 engagement in San Francisco.
Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

Music Greats Plan NYC 'Salute To The Blues'

B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Mavis Staples are among the artists who will gather Feb. 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall for a "Salute to the Blues." Produced by the Experience Music Project (EMP) and its founder Paul Allen's company, Vulcan, the historic concert will be filmed by director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") for a theatrical release that will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Enters 11th Week At No. 1

Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' Enters 11th Week At No. 1

With the Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" ruling The Billboard 200, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" shows no signs of relenting control of Billboard's Hot 100, where it's in charge for an 11th week. The cut once again fends off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It" and Nelly's "Air Force Ones" featuring Kyjuan, Ali & Murphy at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
Mottola Resigns From Sony

Mottola Resigns From Sony

Thomas D. Mottola, who has spent 14 years at the helm of Sony Music Entertainment, has resigned as chairman/CEO, effective immediately. There is no word yet on a replacement, but a high-level source at Sony Music says it will likely be someone from outside the music industry. A Sony Corp. statement says a successor will be named within "the next few days."
Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

Carey, Elliott, Brown Join AMA Lineup

Mariah Carey will perform her single "Through the Rain" and Missy Elliot will offer a rendition of her hit "Work It" during next week's American Music Awards (AMA) ceremony. Set for Monday (Jan. 13), the show will also feature Bobby Brown joining newly announced performer Ja Rule on a version of "Thug Lovin'."

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