Without short-changing the recently released Eels album "Shootenanny!," band visionary Mark Everett (known as E) tells Billboard.com he's already looking forward to the group's next studio disc as being nothing short of aural perfection.
Veteran Canadian rock trio Rush will release the triple-disc live album and double-disc DVD "Rush in Rio" in September. Anthem/Atlantic is eyeing a Sept. 23 release for the album. A spokesperson for Coming Home Productions tells Billboard.com the release date for the DVD, to be issued by Anthem/Coming Home/Zoe/Rounder, is yet to be determined, due to logistical issues.
With seven nominations, Shania Twain leads the field for the 2003 Canadian Country Music Awards. The artist is up for top female artist; top single, song and video for "Forever and for Always"; the fan choice award; album of the year for "Up!" (Mercury Nashville); and top video for "I'm Gonna Getcha Good."
Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for New York-based reggae label.
2001 - Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot "Vic Rattlehead" _ is unsuitable for the nation's youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from performing in the country. The band planned to perform Aug. 2 at the Warp Club in the country's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, in support of its latest album, "The World Needs a Hero."