Although the Red Hot Chili Peppers have yet to unveil any North American tour plans, the group has booked a spring European jaunt in support of its latest Warner Bros. set, "By the Way." Dates begin Jan. 24 in Lisbon, Portugal, and are set through March 29 in Stockholm. Mars Volta will support from March 5 in Glasgow; no opening act has been announced for the first portion of the trek.
The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night's (Sept. 22) Emmy Awards for mounting a music-driven tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just 10 days after they occurred. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC for setting aside commercials and competition to organize the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" special.
Yesterday's (Sept. 22) new U.K. sales charts featured a first No. 1 single for Pink and, at the other extreme, a new No. 1 album for Paul Weller, who first topped that survey with the Jam in 1982. Pink's "Just Like a Pill" (Arista) became Britain's best-selling single amid strong competition, in a week that featured no fewer than seven new entries in the top-10.
Yoko Ono's lawsuit against her late husband John Lennon's personal assistant enters New York federal court today (Sept. 23). Ono sued Frederic Seaman in 1999, claiming he exploited the ex-Beatle's death by stealing priceless family photos and mementos, then selling them to collectors.
2001 - Isaac Stern, one of the last great violinists of his generation, a fiddler who saved Carnegie Hall from the wreckers and a mentor to generations of classical musicians who followed him, dies of heart failure at a New York hospital at the age of 81.