A concert in Antigua by R&B sensation Alicia Keys was canceled because the concert's promoters didn't pay her appearance fees, her agent said. Scheduled for Friday night, the show was advertised as the first of a Caribbean tour. The amount of the contract was reported to be $60,000.
Duran Duran has recorded 15 songs for its reunion album, which will feature the band going back to its modern rock-meets-dance music roots, Billboard.com has learned. Speaking from a London studio where the band is recording the still-untitled set, producer/Chic founder Nile Rodgers says the song "Taste of Summer" appears to be a frontrunner for the first single.
Jason Ringenberg has hung in like a rusty fishhook for more than 20 years, mostly because he's got serious game, blending country stylings with aggressive rock both as a solo artist and frontman for cowpunk pioneers Jason & the Scorchers.