The second Bonnaroo festival has signed on nearly 20 additional acts, including Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, the Funky Meters, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, and Spearhead.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up for "Walk the Line," a Johnny Cash biopic to be directed by James Mangold. Phoenix is set to star as the country music legend, while Witherspoon will portray his wife and bandmate June Carter.
The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best ensemble work by a cast during the event, held at the Shrine Exposition Center and broadcast live on cable network TNT.
Senegal's Youssou N'Dour has canceled a planned seven-week North American tour due to the possible war in Iraq. "It is my strong conviction that the responsibility for disarming Iraq should rest with the United Nations," the singer said in a statement.
System Of A Down bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Mich., security company, saying its employees assaulted him during a concert. The 28-year-old artist claims in October 2001, the guards elbowed him in the face and dragged him out of the arena when he tried to go backstage with two girls while Slipknot was playing.
1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeback as a recording artist, but after 22 years he was "unceremoniously terminated" just before the Super Bowl gig he claims he got her.